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Display Name: mei-ling
Member Since: 7/22/09

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Each to his own. If it had been my "before" I would have removed that ruffle thing above the windows, stood a few tall (3-4 feet or higher) plants in nice pots on the floor around the windows, found a cheerful rug to go under the table and chairs, which I would have kept as they were, and have greatly preferred the result to the "after" room shown here.

Before & After: A Breakfast Nook Gets a Bold Blue Look Under $600 Professional Project
7/28/14 01:25 AM


Before & After: A Marvelous Mid-Century Modern Make-Under
7/26/14 12:23 PM

The before was not so nice but it is a beautiful piece now!

Before & After: A Dixie Dresser Gets a Dramatic Upgrade
7/23/14 02:00 PM

I love, need and want a top sheet!

Don't Fall for It: 5 Things You Really DON'T Need At Home
7/11/14 03:52 PM

So much nicer than the garish overuse of colors I expected to see.

Small Project Saturday: Color in an Unexpected Place Glidden® Paint
7/3/14 07:33 PM

It's a little like viewing the photo on the top of this post. First you see the lovely sunny wall and mirror. Then, you scroll down to some nice enough objects on a surface. Finally, when you hit the defaced dresser on the bottom, and the "ewww" kicks in, you still have an overall favorable impression of the room, thanks to the first glances you had of it.

Never (Ever!) Say This Word To Guests In Your Home
6/23/14 03:52 PM

This is very nice. You really succeeded in creating the kind of place you wanted. I would love to see a full house tour.

Baiyina's Eclectic Minimalism in Miracle Mile House Call
6/21/14 06:04 PM

Love the link m j s posted and the painting (who did it?) that heads this article.

Design Tips for Introverts & Extroverts (and How to Tell Which One You Are)
6/19/14 04:07 PM

I would stay there any time.

Abandoned Historic House Purchased for $1 Design News
6/6/14 04:08 PM


Jules' Cohesive Look Small Cool Contest
6/5/14 04:19 PM

Nice! It really works in that space.

Before & After: A Sturdy Settee Gets a Makeover for a Patio!
5/24/14 05:09 PM

I can't imagine a more unappetizing wall color than grey (except black, of course), and nothing in a grey room looks good to me. Nothing! Can't wait for this trend to fade out of sight.

Before & After(s): 1 Bedroom, 5 Different IKEA Makeovers
5/19/14 02:11 PM

I love this!

Before & After: Pascale's 2-in-1 DIY Sitting Spot
5/18/14 12:41 AM

The author's points are good, but she does some not-so-optimal things with the English language in expressing them. Her written output contains lots of linguistic spaces that could use some rearrangement.

Your Home's Negative Space: What It Is and How To Use It to Your Advantage
5/11/14 01:56 AM

I'd prefer a continuous image of the whole map. It could be done.

Before & After: Blue Dresser Gets a Deep Sea Treatment
4/23/14 04:27 PM

Wow! What a masterful job! I love it!

Jesa's Bay Ridge Cool House Tour
4/15/14 01:41 AM

Looks a million times better than it did.

Before & After: Alexa's Affordable Stenciled Vinyl Bathroom Floor Makeover
4/10/14 02:05 AM

Congratulations, you have really earned them! Kitchen looks WONDERFUL!!!
Also, thanks for the series of before and after photos in which every "after" is taken from the same spot as its "before." I hope Apt Therapy will follow your lead in this.

Dan's Kitchen: The Big Reveal Renovation Diary
4/2/14 01:14 PM

I also disagree with the suggestion. When I bought my house, I didn't have a lot of $$ left for furnishing it, so the wall colors and curtains WERE most the basis of my initial decor. As time went by, I added stuff that would go with what was there, and it all worked out very harmoniously.

The One Thing Almost Everyone Gets Wrong When Moving Into a New Home
3/14/14 01:55 AM

"..... everybody who has seen it loves it....."

Not everybody.

Before & After: Bari's Bathroom Gets a Bold Makeover
3/6/14 11:29 PM