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Display Name: Caroline79
Member Since: 7/3/09

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The catty and contrarian comments on this site always crack me up.

That said, I love the after! Clutter = a claustrophobic space in my experience, so the editing of your room up makes a huge difference to my eyes. The wide hung curtains, clear lamps that disappear into the background, and the strong horizontal stripes that trick the eyes into feeling that the space is wider are my favorite tips. Thanks for the ideas!

Before & After: 3 Easy & Inexpensive Ideas for Making Rooms Look Larger
2/28/14 01:01 AM


Also, I'm always surprised at the judgmental comments people feel comfortable leaving. If you don't like what he did, then make a mental note not to replicate it for your own home, and move on to the next post. Your pretentious hipster-whining reminds me of ppl who tell me they used to like band so-and-so "before they sold out".... lame!!!

Before and After: From Road Find Dresser to Stunning Desk
Manhattan Nest

4/9/11 08:46 PM

My cousin swears by placing any water-exposed electronics on a dark-colored car hood parked in the sun. So far its also worked w/ both my mom's and uncle's phones. Good to know about the rice option though, in case the day is overcast! Passing this along.

Also, @shockthebourgeois: that is an awesome tip!! I have a weird soft-spot for insects (I have actually towel-dried a fly that had fallen into my soda can and then set him out to dry in the sun... it worked) Now I'll have an extra trick up my sleeve if it seems a papertowel isn't reviving a soaked bug! :)

(And, yes, my friends think I'm crazy.)

How To Dry Out (and Hopefully Save) Wet Electronics Home Hacks | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
2/7/10 02:28 AM

warponey -- yes, it is a challenge. watch an episode & you'll understand. Plus, its funny and gratifyingly honest (makeovers are done on an often EXTREME budget as the show will only match the amount the family makes at their garage sale, so the results are often not that chic).

Bonus = It's not depressing like the Hoarders show. That show is painful to watch... so I don't. :)

The Best of Clean House | Apartment Therapy New York
2/7/10 01:31 AM

Ditto the previous comments. I am a DIY fanatic and was surprised at how little DIY was in this mag (just started subscribing last year). So, no renewal for me... guess I'll just stick to my blogs. Too bad. Sounds like I missed the good years of ReadyMade altogether. :(

Check Out ReadyMade's Redesign | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
1/17/10 02:04 AM

Weird. And the heads remind me of the large (& creepy) brass animal-head belt buckles my grandma used to wear when I was young. They had red marble eyes that were eye level to mine and seemed to stare at me when she would pull me in for one of her many overly tight hugs... *shudder*

Anyhow, back to reality: I wish they had included pics of the molding installed in an actual room. I'm curious as to how it would look -- would be distracting? or would it add an interesting texture/layer to the room?

Andras Rigler Puts A New Twist On Trim | Apartment Therapy Chicago
1/13/10 09:04 PM

Hmm. I answered the poll according to how I <I>make my bed</I> (vertically), but now after reading these comments, was I supposed to vote accding to <I>how I sleep</I>?? Because that is horizontally. Ah, well...

Pillow Survey: Vertical or Horizontal? | Apartment Therapy Chicago
1/13/10 02:44 PM

I'm lucky enough to have a bedroom window that faces the woods surrounding my apt building. So since there are no annoying outside lights to bother me, I leave my blinds open at bedtime so I can get a huge dose of the morning sun to help get my night-owl-self out of bed at a reasonable hour.

In my dream home I would have an automated blind system that opened 30 minutes before my alarm was set to go off. But for now, I just turn off the lights, fling open the blinds and hope no peeping toms are around...

How To: Dress Your Bedroom Windows for Healthy Sleep | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
1/6/10 04:47 AM

That fishbowl is so ridiculously unsubtle!! ha!

The Best of Sexy Sex Tech | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
12/28/09 10:07 PM

Maybe b/c they are organically grown, there is a natural variation in the cotton grown from crop to crop -- you know, making some crops softer than others? idk, just a thought.

I've felt some of those organic sheets in the store and thought they were very scratchy, maybe I should go test them out again... For years tho, I have had their jersey sheets and absolutely love them! Super-soft and wrinkle-free!

Best Product: Target's Organic Cotton Sheets Most Popular Posts | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
12/28/09 12:59 AM

This was actually part of my Cure inspiration board!! Oh how I love thee, camel pillow... :)

Win this Camel Pillow from Thomas Paul! Holiday Giveaway 2009 | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
11/20/09 05:49 PM

I am extremely absent-minded and have a relatively hectic schedule, so the landing strip concept is the only way I am able to reliably locate my keys, wallet/purse and sunglasses on a daily basis.

I agree that the landing strip is not the ideal decorating situation, but it exists out of necessity -- not because I am lazy! Please save your judgmental & overly-rigid decorating rules for your own home, Ms. Pea.

Frankly, I'm a bit appalled at your openly hostile comment, Ms. Pea, and I wonder how your rudeness is not perceived as a flaw equal to or greater than laziness to you? I would much rather visit a messy, lazy polite person's home than the immaculate home of an angry and superior-acting person. Seriously, lighten up.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | The Fall Cure: The Landing Strip Week 3 - Tips Tricks
10/28/09 10:24 PM

Getting over the flu, so a bit late on the inspiration board post... anyhow here it is. Comments welcome, of course.

I've loved looking at your inspiration pics! Excited to get started!! Before pics coming soon...

Apartment Therapy DC | Fall Cure 2009: Discussion Board South
10/23/09 12:44 AM

100% Vintage Modern. Didn't know that's what it was called, but those rooms were definitely my taste!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Decor Style Quiz at Sproost
10/22/09 06:18 PM

eh?? NY is there...

Apartment Therapy New York | Fall Cure 2009: Discussion Board East
10/9/09 10:33 PM

Oh, and @alice groznyi -- This is a piece of art. Its one-time-use-only is the artistic statement. Granted its a bit eye-roll inducing, but its certainly not meant to be a practical source for lighting your home.

Apartment Therapy New York | Blood Powered Lamp by Mike Thompson
9/24/09 07:55 PM

Huh. I always thought that a black light was necessary to see the glow produced by luminol. But after reading several online articles it appears that it will produce a visible glow for a short while, and then can still be seen w/ a black light.

How the heck did we figure anything out before the Internet?? Then again, I used to own a set of encyclopedias...

Anyhow, thanks for the replies Tiamat_the_Red & chusmabilly! They prompted some interesting reading. :)

Apartment Therapy New York | Blood Powered Lamp by Mike Thompson
9/24/09 07:41 PM

Oh, and a tip for the make-up concerned: Put your make-up on in front of a window, it prevents over application better than anything else.

I discovered this when a past roommate would take hour long showers, preventing me from using the bathroom's incandescent-lit mirror to do my make-up. I couldn't believe the difference natural light made! MUCH easier to see smudges, streaks, judge the right amnt of blush, etc.

Of course, if you have to get ready before the sun rises, then this tip won't work for you...

Apartment Therapy DC | Lightbulbs: Shedding Light on the Power of Choice
9/24/09 06:05 PM

How the heck does this work??

I went to his site but there was no explanation... Little help, anyone?

Apartment Therapy New York | Blood Powered Lamp by Mike Thompson
9/24/09 05:45 PM

How about just reversing the pricing? Make it more expensive to waste energy.

I would actually prefer to buy florescent bulbs, but on a student's budget that isn't always possible, so I would love it if the govt. switched the pricing of incandescent w/ florescent bulbs... I just don't want to be forced to spend more money b/c their is no other option.

Also, I *love* my Reveal light bulbs in my bathroom. They are my one indulgence. I haven't found a florescent that can emulate them & it would suck if they were no longer available. Maybe I should stock up on them?

Apartment Therapy DC | Lightbulbs: Shedding Light on the Power of Choice
9/24/09 05:30 PM