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Display Name: Portlandia
Member Since: 6/26/09

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WOW! We had the bed linens in the picture when we were children in Germany in the 1970s. My mom has kept them because they are too cute and they are still in great shape. I am planning to use them when my first one arrives after X-mas. I am thinking that investing in good design IS worth the money.
Thank you so much for the memories!


Bodie & Fou: Euro-Chic Home Décor for Kids & Grown-Ups
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9/29/10 11:20 PM

OK, got it: if your guest know you well, you may wear something a bit more casual than them. After all - they cannot possibly leave the house in a tea dress!!! But since you are at home and it is casual entertaining, you may wear one. Is this still true? When you are entertaining at home, do you dress more casual than your guests?


"To Avoid a Sense of Confusion" Etiquette Tips from 1906 Retrospect | Apartment Therapy New York
11/12/09 02:50 PM

Scary - I own rug number one (LOVE it), have the same hardwood floor, identical wall color, and a very similar coffee table. Am I reading too much apartmenttherapy? So much for individuality.....


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Choosing a Rug Size: Five Approaches
9/8/09 06:49 PM

I like the window film idea - here is a good example: http://www.roomzaar.com/rate-my-space/Closets/the-2500-Mirrored-Closet-Makeo/detail.esi?oid=2430690


Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Hiding Mirrored Doors?
7/2/09 04:14 PM

If you are into a modern / Asian look, you might like this idea - Ikea window stickers: http://www.roomzaar.com/rate-my-space/Closets/the-2500-Mirrored-Closet-Makeo/detail.esi?oid=2430690


Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Hiding Mirrored Doors?
7/2/09 04:11 PM

I have a similar problem in the first house we have just bought: white backsplash with blue accent tiles that neither match the floor nor the countertop. I am using a DIY bath and tile refinishing kit to paint the blue tiles white. It's tedious and takes a lot of blue painter's tape, but it seems to work. Still a few more layers to go, though... Good luck!


Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Dealing With Decorative Tile?
6/26/09 04:05 PM