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Design Quiz: Test Your Architecture IQ
4/16/13 02:45 PM

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Design Quiz: Test Your Architecture IQ
4/16/13 02:45 PM

Practical concern: minimal is so unforgiving. Cozy absorbs a little bit of mess more than minimal, where you have to put everything away the moment you're done with it.


Minimal vs. Cozy: Which is More \"You\"?
4/8/13 02:20 PM

I love the slight waviness and irregularity, wow! agree with @smaxim about the restraint.


Before & After: DIY Herringbone Dresser Henry Happened
4/5/13 02:42 PM

I made trees out of the stainless steel-look contact paper. My landlord took them down during a renovation, even though he wasn't painting. They didn't peel any paint off. I'll never forgive him!


How To Make Big Tree Statement Murals
1/15/13 02:04 PM

Wow nice home! Linda, where's that sequin purse from?


Linda's Fashionably Modest Condo House Tour
12/13/12 01:01 PM

I agree, it's like that old show Freestyle on HGTV where they come in to your house and redo a room with your own stuff so it's all free.


Small Tricks, Big Difference for an Evolving Home
12/12/12 05:23 PM

LOVE IT. This reminds me of my mother's litmus test-- does it "look richer"? The curtains set wide like that look more opulent. Curtains to the floor instead of to the bottom of the window-- richer. This test helps me resist design-rich but material-poor accessories.


Small Tricks, Big Difference for an Evolving Home
12/12/12 12:53 PM

How come AT never responded to all of us who said we didn't like having to watch a video?


6 Fall Design Trends with Maxwell
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11/8/12 02:45 PM

WAIT! I meant I'd recommend faux stainless steel contact paper. I wouldn't faux recommend something :) It isn't as shiny, but I use this foil tape at work and it creases a lot.


Use Foil Tape to Dress Up a Wall in a Snap Kara Paslay Designs
11/8/12 02:44 PM

If you can make a nice even cut, I'd faux recommend the stainless steel contact paper. Maybe take a buzz saw to a roll and make several rolls of tape out of it. It peels off beautifully-- I made a wall mural with it, and it stayed put for over a year and peeled off without taking paint with it.


Use Foil Tape to Dress Up a Wall in a Snap Kara Paslay Designs
11/8/12 02:42 PM

YES a good break from transitional, "contemporary rustic," and MCM, YES it's interesting to see real estate outside of NYC/LA/SF, but this reminds me of AT's Monticello april fools' joke. At least buying antiques is sustainable . . . and buying art is honorable . . . and preserving a city's architectural heritage is awesome


Chris & Tyler's Sense of Stewardship House Tour
10/3/12 02:38 PM

I make a pile of the obvious things on the sofa in my bedroom. The big job is picking out clothes, which I avoid and leave till the last minute when I feel more inspired. If I'm really indecisive, I pick a theme, like Mod for a trip to Italy, nautical/preppy for a weekend on Martha's Vineyard.


Pre-Travel Pile: Do You Make One?
10/3/12 12:59 PM

Me too-- looking forward to a recap :)


6 Fall Design Trends with Maxwell
YouTube Spaces

9/17/12 01:14 PM

Great kitchen-- elegant is a good word for it, but not fussy!

Source for the dish drying rack??


Sophie and Iain's Elegant Yet Family-Focused Vegetarian Kitchen Kitchen Tour
9/4/12 12:03 PM

Great place! Any info on the fabric used in the crib bumpers?


Rachel's Sweet Life House Tour
7/30/12 05:56 PM

What I meant by that above comment was that I thought if I liked the scent, then I'd want to clean more!


15 Crazy Ideas to Make Your Life Saner
7/10/12 01:14 PM

I recently bough a concentrated multi-purpose cleaner with a scent that I like, the kind you dilute yourself, maybe this is just self-affirming, but I suspected I'd clean more often, and I do!

I live in a two room studio, so you'd think I don't need to keep two sets of spray cleaners. But the day I broke down and made two bottles of cleaner, one for kitchen, one for bath. . . that was day I became an adult. Or maybe that was the day I started making my bed every day, not sure.


15 Crazy Ideas to Make Your Life Saner
7/10/12 01:02 PM

Michelle oh my god I feel like I could talk to you about your apartment and style for hours, starting with GREAT NECKLACE! GREAT SHOES! and right on through, god I LOVE that black cane bench, I love all of it.

Andrea Jane, I was dating a Scandinavian recently, and between the heavy MCM focus here and his streamlined taste, I was starting to feel bad too!


Michelle's Traditional + Fashion Forward House Tour
7/3/12 10:44 AM

wow nice way to display shoes!!


Michelle's Traditional + Fashion Forward House Tour
7/3/12 10:29 AM