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Display Name: daisyh
Member Since: 7/16/07

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this is my dream home. just lovely.

A Brooklyn Brownstone Renovation by JP Warren Interiors
Desire To Inspire

6/3/11 04:37 PM

I have never loved a house tour more. My dream space in my dream city. Fantastic.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | House Tour: Scott's Redfern Renovation Sydney
4/11/09 04:02 PM

Would love to know who did your built ins... love that media center.

Apartment Therapy New York | House Tour: Sara's Bronx Overhaul New York
12/10/08 05:33 PM

These are great! Thank you so much for all of the ideas so far. It's also nice to hear suggestions on specific spots to hit in each locale.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Good Vacation Spot?
8/21/08 07:28 AM

We also went with the Stokke bassinet/ crib - totally worth the price. Plus, if you live in a small apartment, the footprint on the crib is smaller than that of pretty much any other crib on the market - a godsend in a tiny apartment.

By the way, we also put the baby in the living room after the first month - and now he sleeps through TV noise, us walking all over the apartment, etc.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Co-Sleeper, Bassinet, or Crib
7/14/08 10:46 AM

have been dying to have one... winning this would make my day!

Apartment Therapy New York | Thursday Giveaway: Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair in Red
7/14/08 10:31 AM

Since we're in the midst of transitioning from the bottle to a cup, the Fluid no spill sippy cup would be incredibly helpful!

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Thursday Giveaway: Boon Feedling Line
6/9/08 09:25 AM

I would love to have a little flokati under my feet! It would be great for my kid to crawl around on too.

Apartment Therapy New York | Thursday Giveaway: Flokati Rug from Rugs USA
5/30/08 11:59 AM

There's 3 of us in a 1-bdrm and I am very quickly running out of space for the little man's stuff... please help! Those cloth organizers just don't do the trick.

Is begging allowed?

Apartment Therapy New York | Friday Giveaway: New Closets from Astech Closet
4/4/08 01:34 PM

we have a closed kitchen and I love the separation between the two rooms. It also helps to keep the little one away from there when I'm busy cooking. We could have opened the space up when we renovated but I am so glad we didn't.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Open vs. Closed Kitchens: Which Do You Prefer?
3/18/08 11:35 AM

I have to give another shout out for the Fisher & Paykel fridge. It's awesome and looks amazing. We got ours for $1200 at Drimmers on Coney Island Avenue. When we went there (back in May of '07) there was a special on these, but when I went back it was more expensive. I spoke to the guy who previously helped us and he was more than willing to give us the lesser price. Nice service. Try to bargain wherever you decide to buy.

Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: Reviews on Summit's Fridges?
2/1/08 06:19 AM

I would do it in a heartbeat. My husband & I are still trying to figure out how we can move to Bangkok... or Australia... or Cape Town and make a decent living...

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Blogging NPR: Honey, I Exported the Kids
1/25/08 09:53 AM

We also have the Stokke (also a Grandparents gift) and I highly recommend it. Definitely worth the money if you're lacking for space. The mini size, which I think is 26" wide, was good for the first three months, and the expanded crib - with it's oval shape - takes up less space than most cribs out there. We have the crib in the corner of our living room and wheel it into the hallway when the little one needs to go down for the afternoon nap (sad, I know, but it's just a bit wide for our bedroom doorway).

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: A Crib for a Small Space
12/20/07 08:45 AM

The grill pan... to make a nice juicy rib eye steak under the broiler. If I had it, my tiny kitchen wouldn't be so jealous of the neighbor's outdoor grill.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Holiday Gift Bag 2007: Win a Le Creuset 6-Piece Set in Caribbean
12/18/07 06:34 AM

I completely agree with itsthehouseshow - I had high hopes when I saw some initial photos of their stuff, but when I actually got the catalogue... yuck. Anything in that green color is especially hideous.

Apartment Therapy - Look! Brocade Home Miniatures
11/20/07 07:55 AM

We just put in Ikea butcher block countertops (in the thicker, oak style) and I love them. I don't find it that difficult to wipe up spills/ splashes near the sink after I wash dishes - I mean I'd do that with ANY countertop. Oiling it every few weeks (with plain old mineral oil) is pretty simple too and makes it look great. I couldn't be happier.

Apartment Therapy - Ikea Butcher Block
11/19/07 11:12 AM

I live in a small apartment and really wanted to keep stuff to a minimum. I got some hand-me-downs from friends (boppy, Bjorn, sling, bathtub) and if there's anything you can borrow or that people are offering to unload, take it. You may or may not need it, but things you never thought would be useful, just might be. And vice versa. So, here's my list, which excludes the obvious crib/ stroller/ car seat.

Here's my two cents:
-carrier - but might be good to get this as soon as the baby arrives so you can try different ones to see what you like
-3-4 blankets
-2 pacifiers 1 clip on holder
-baby bathtub
-baby soap (I'm partial to the California Baby bath & shampoo all-in-one - your baby doesn't need conditioner)
-baby lotion
-case of diapers
-case of wipes
-some sort of diaper rash cream (I use aquaphor - good for chapped winter skin and other body/ face rashes too)
-4 bottles (2 large, 2 small) with newborn (size 1) nipples
-activity mat (you don't need something crazy with lots of bells & whistles - we picked a mid-range $50 one and it's been great - good to entertain the baby so you can go pee or get a glass of water!)
-7-10 pajamas, either footed or sleep-sack style
-10 long-sleeved onesies (don't bother with short sleeves in the winter) of various colors/ designs (no need to stick with the white ones!)
-2 skull caps
-burp cloths (we got 2 packs of 6)
-4 washcloths
-2 hooded towels
-nail clippers
-super-sized maxi-pads (bring a pack with you to the hospital)
-wee wee pads (if you don't have a changing table, and I didn't for the first 3 months, you can put one of these down on the floor/ bed to protect from getting peed/ pooped on)
-any eco-friendly, non-toxic, fragrance and color-free detergent (don't necessarily need Dreft - we use 7th Generation Free & Clear)

You can get the nasal aspirator from the hospital, as well as formula samples (take them even if you're breast feeding - you never know, and your caregiver can use them when you go back to work months later). Everything else you can get when your baby arrives - like a bouncer (bring your baby with you to test it out and see if s/he likes it - my son was indifferent to his until he was about 6 months old), or a swing (we don't have one, and what they don't have they don't miss), or Lanisoh if your boobs kill (mine didn't and I never used the tube I had - send hubby to get this at the drugstore if you need it - you'll know if you do by the time you leave the hospital), or a breast pump/ pads if breast feeding is going well. Friends gave us lots of clothes for the first few months, so keep receipts for any clothing you buy - you might end up with more than you need! Anyway, I'd rather go to the store to buy more stuff than to return an bunch of stuff I don't use.

Congratulations & good luck!

Apartment Therapy - Good Questions: Newborn Essentials List
11/16/07 09:52 AM

We used Steve from Urban Exteriors - he did some built in bookshelves with bottom cabinets for us in a very simple, modern style and at a very reasonable price. We couldn't have been happier with the results! Check out his website, which also has photos and his contact info:http://www.panix.com/~brooklyn/. His primary business is constructing decks, but he does smaller jobs in between and on rainy days.

Good Questions: List of Carpenters for Built-In Bookshelves in NYC?
7/16/07 06:58 PM