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Who is the artist behind the pic in the feature, please? thx in adv


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | The Weekend Guide: Sales and Events San Francisco 9.18.09
9/19/09 06:46 PM

(sorry, should have clarified: pricepoint as relates to my budget ~ masterpiece design & craftsmanship)


Apartment Therapy New York | Reveal Ottoman by Keith KaminskiDesign Showcase 2009
8/14/09 04:53 PM

I voted 2 stars on Keith's Reveal Ottoman, due to the pricepoint. For the sake of the design contest/showcase, I should have only voted on design, and given it a 3.

My apology to Keith. Love the ottoman. Would love it better.. in my great room.


Apartment Therapy New York | Reveal Ottoman by Keith KaminskiDesign Showcase 2009
8/14/09 04:48 PM

assuming it's a serious decor shot, i say the 50's. or early 60's. hm. do tell.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Guess The Decade: Colorful & Cozy Living Room
8/14/09 04:55 AM

also.. those wood floors would render wall color options nearly infinite.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Jen of Made By Girl's Vintage Chic Home House Tour
8/14/09 04:22 AM

What ya'all need to do is buy Jen's cards and prints so she can afford to buy those hardwood floors we wish to see, hey-looo! Yes, a very honey-toned version would rock and reflect tons more light, yum.

I do have an itch to see: 1) 'brook lyn' print removed from beside tall cabinet, over to long wall behind dining table either a) to left of sm gold-framed print on left under love print, or b) to same wall to x2 spots below the air vent; 2) a large, modern & round rug of some sort, perhaps w/a strong red, to ground the whole living room area (sorry, no fabulously affordable suggestions, ack).

But Jen, you're still better than chocolate! ;> p.s. The light-filled photos on your blog convey a stronger sense of your vision, is all, don't worry. Best to you.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Jen of Made By Girl's Vintage Chic Home House Tour
8/14/09 04:20 AM

(hm, where'd my post go?... me try again..)

Loathe to even call the Camp a mall. It's more a soothing destination. And not solely for the inspiring landscaping. I enjoyed Native Foods in Santa Monica, but am more in love w/118 degrees. To get a feel for the Camp, listen to the tuneage on their website.

Since we are plugging the Camp here and all:

Jeff Stump @ The Retreat is by far, the *best* master hairstylist ever. Truly. I've entrusted my locks to no one else for 10 years. Not even a best friend of mine who is a 'color specialist' is allowed to touch my hair. Jeff is highly adept at cutting edge, mulit-hued, fresh & modern short do's, but nails it *hard* w/a simple deposit & subtle layering of my super-long dark mane. I feel like a new woman every time, and w/somewhat thinner hair (being Russian).. that's a feat in itself. ;>

If you allow yourself the luxury of a visit w/Jeff, describe who sent you. Tell him I'll be in soon, I promise!..


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | 3 Inspiring Garden Ideas at The Camp
8/6/09 12:55 AM

Awww, how neato to see the Camp written up! It's cutting edge to be sure.

Way off AT topic, but since we are plugging the Camp and all:

Jeff Stump @ The Retreat is the *only* person I will entrust my hair to. I've been following him around for.. I guess close to 10years. He's that good guys and gals. And a sweetheart to boot. No one else can do super-short, super-long, super-dark, super funky or not.. and anything in between.. like Jeff can. You will feel brand new, modern and fresh, every single time.

Tell him the 'persnickety girl w/the long, dark hair that temporarily moved away from the beach' referred ya. ;> You will not regret it.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | 3 Inspiring Garden Ideas at The Camp
8/6/09 12:28 AM

Super ~ great improvement.

Also loving the white-ed window sills.
And the plants.
And the pops of red, black & turquoise.

Ok, and the sunlight.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Good Question Revisited: Goodbye Column!
8/5/09 07:21 PM

Ooh, just saw your comment, Meredith.. gray sounds good..


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Good Questions: Ideas for this Built-in Shelf Area?
6/13/09 04:14 PM

I agree w/the substantial, long piece of driftwood. In a lighter than darker tone.

Adding an outlet and illumination of some very discreet source sounds interesting.

Adding bricks even.. I'd love to see how that actually looks.

'missbetty..' has an equally interesting idea.. but the width of the alcove seems too wide for me to wrap my senses around it in this case.

If as a resident, I had the sheetrock added, I would not be able to forget what lay behind the new wall; the knowledge of the closed space would annoy me to no end. But that's just me.

Love the idea of 'ignore it'. But not quite 'do nothing': I would love to see richly-colored carpets (doesn't have to be richly patterned) added to sitting/lounging area in foreground, and perhaps even before the hutch. This has the potential to 1) anchor/ground the furniture and dining (?) areas, respectively, to each area, 2) draw attn down to the actual living areas, breaking the flow of beige which currently runs from floor to ceiling making the alcove scream *hello* in the 1st place, and 3) allow the blank alcove to act a natural complement, a subtle play of light and shadow adding interest, or white noise. Maybe add the driftwood as well, at that point? Not sure. If you are on a budget, estate sales are *still* incredible places to find immaculate large rugs for under $200. - highly reasonable in comparison to a $3-5k new one. Oooh.. then tall, sinewy, glass decanters atop the hutch?.. tallest in the middle? Colored. Or not at all? Hm.. Would love to see which way this goes..


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Good Questions: Ideas for this Built-in Shelf Area?
6/13/09 04:10 PM

This door is so like the Keanu Reeves of painted doors - totally misunderstood.

The effect completely appeals to the po-foke child w/in (no Rainbow Bright or Dr Seuss for us.. we were busy gluing cut grass to rolled-out paper as opposed to coloring in the lines of expensive coloring books).

And yes, I have begun my first official (and accidental) collection. You guessed it.. tiny porcelain unicorns w/gold-tipped horns.


Apartment Therapy Boston | Top Designers Pick Favorite Shades in Every Color House Beautiful
6/13/09 03:37 PM

omg.. another old post i'm fired up about. lol


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Decorating the Wabi-Sabi Way
6/13/09 01:33 AM

we think adaptations of cultural aethetics or modes of living can be highly useful, refreshing even, fun to share and compare. we think imposed trends of various sorts are boring and take to new marketing terminology w/trepidation or in some cases, not at all.

'seaside', 'protogarette' - what would i do w/o the belly laughs you two give me.

in all seriousness, though, i agree w/'LoriSF', as well: "Something to inspire... but not a tangible style". More a life-style.. which the author alluded to.

'particlebored' - w/all due respect, the feeling & functionality intended in your examples is absolutely related. as is the traditional swedish aesthetic.

'brickhouse' - pretty much. though last month i scored a $9. danish modern chair at m'local. similar to this, though even dreamier. don't give up! :>


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Decorating the Wabi-Sabi Way
6/13/09 01:32 AM

Tetrified, indeed! Kudos, Sergio. Smart owner(s) as well. Win-win over some extra closet space in a harsh economic climate. We do what we have to do at times, and some do it better than others.

I recall a post-college buddy in '97 renting a closet from a mutual friend. His rent cost a case of low-grade hops, and the renter's caveat was all the hanging coats and junk had to stay. What with how many people and items got lost in there, let's just say, it was more like Donkey Kong than Tetris.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | The Architect Who Lives In A Closet Sun Sentinel
6/12/09 03:16 PM

The "click for more pics" link below thumbs returns to same pg. *gr* Tease me, then, fine.

Been frazzled; may I come over w/my yerba matè and curl feet under self on your couch? I love when nesting choices result in black (is it?) walls feeling calming instead of dark. Rad fp screen tease.

Overall: plenty cohesive, super-functional, enough pause to breathe, color and texture playful and alive while being grown-up, pretty much uniquely you right now. A true home. What's not to love? I hope I'm not being off-puttingly agreeable.

(& my usual question, dr wall color, pleeease?)


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | House Call: Deanna's New DigsLos Angeles
5/31/09 03:29 PM

sorry, what's the question?


Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Source for this Space-Saving Sink?
5/20/09 06:04 PM

talks to self.. 2008.. lol


Apartment Therapy New York | Residence Antilia: The World's Most Expensive HomeEmail from 6.3.08
5/17/09 01:00 AM

very interesting. clearly, as evidenced by comments, this stirs global, personal, cultural, religious, health, economic, and.. even repetitive posting issues w/AT. wow.

seaside & cassandra - thanks for the guaffaws.

that's all i have the energy today to say.


Apartment Therapy New York | Residence Antilia: The World's Most Expensive HomeEmail from 6.3.08
5/16/09 11:30 PM

ohmygoshiloveit. i feel so sad though, for the 2 itsy bitsy teensy weensy square inches of floor which never see the sunlight. oh wait, that wasn't your place. *goofy grin* *sigh* *so purdy*


Apartment Therapy Boston | House Tour: Kyle's Jamaica Plain Gem, 1 Year Later! Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
4/29/09 04:42 AM