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Display Name: Polpol
Member Since: 8/11/09

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If you could find some boxes or drawers that fit into some of the spaces, those would be ideal to store table linens, extra coasters, or heck anything you need storage space for that would make sense to have in this area.

What to Put on Dining Room Sideboard Shelves? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Chicago
1/28/10 09:06 PM

This doesn't seem too dark or heavy to me either. The floor is bright and light, and the lighting situation isn't heavy either. I think painting the walls a color is a good idea, but not necessary. Try to avoid matching everything. The pic frame by the bed could be silver, white, lighter wood, or even a soft gilded metal. Toss a small soft throw in gray or a bright color over your desk chair. Maybe some fabric draped over your nightstands--nothing too big or sloppy or hippy-looking, which doesn't look to be your style. Just an opportunity to add some color and texture. And the lamps -- maybe get some color shades or bases. And, of course, art, art that is not all in dark wood frames.

Creating a Lighter Bedroom Despite Expresso Wood?Good Questions | Apartment Therapy DC
1/28/10 09:00 PM

The matchbook collage is stunning.

Elizabeth Kevin's Eclectic Very Narrow Rowhome House Tour | Apartment Therapy DC
11/24/09 03:16 PM

What a beautiful home! I especially love the colors in the living room--so cheerful but still elegant and sophisticated. Kelly green just makes me giddy.

Melinda David's Unique Artsy Home Revisited House Tour | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
11/15/09 01:17 PM

Katzamboni, that story is so cute (and hysterical). Well, I knew something was wrong with me when I saw "Sleeping With the Enemy" in the theater. When the husband's OCD kitchen cabinet organization scene came on, I thought, "awesome!" Meanwhile, everyone else in the theater was screaming "Run, girl, run!" to the screen. My neatness tendencies haven't gone that far, but they've come pretty close. I can live with clutter, but it makes me feel terrible. I never feel as content and relaxed at home as when everything is organized and where it belongs. I wish I could be more laid-back about it, I really do.

Embracing Your Inner Clean Freak | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
11/13/09 10:40 AM

Thanks bostonkayla for the info about the runner!

Wes, Kayla Bacon's Brookline Remix House Tour | Apartment Therapy Boston
11/11/09 12:00 PM

Love your art (both here and on your website). It's stunning!

Gail's Home, Studio Art Collection House Call | Apartment Therapy DC
11/10/09 02:24 AM

Cute room! I'd consider a geometric print like Madeline Weinrib's stripes, zigzags, etc. They're whimsical enough to add some femininity but not frilly.

Rug Suggestions for Our Living Room? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Chicago
11/10/09 02:10 AM

Seems silly to fixate on such a small detail, but does anyone know where I can get the white table runner? Thanks.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Wes, Kayla Bacon's Brookline Remix House Tour
11/5/09 01:23 AM

Also, just want to note that I have this same gray living room color in my apartment and it looks much, much darker in my (light-challenged) space. I also have the lighter color on the swatch, Abalone, and in my apt it looks almost exactly the way Silver Fox does in these pictures.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Wes, Kayla Bacon's Brookline Remix House Tour
11/4/09 03:58 PM

I love this apartment, and am amazed by how HUGE it looks. It has just enough "stuff" without ever seeming cluttered.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Wes, Kayla Bacon's Brookline Remix House Tour
11/4/09 03:56 PM

Can't please everyone, I guess. I think the fact they're trying to switch it up to modern is in itself kind of interesting, and I wonder what the whole selection process was like, who they consulted (if anyone), if anyone had a problem with it, etc. Anyway, I like these pieces. Are these on my fantasy wishlist of modern art? No, but then again I don't know what's in storage in DC museums.

Apartment Therapy DC | Obamas Pick Bold, Modern Artwork for The White House
10/11/09 07:03 PM

I was just thinking the same thing about that ad. It's giving me motion sickness, and it won't stop. As for white, I love it. It's a color I don't see a lot of in "nature," which in my case is usually grimy Manhattan streets and subways, and dreary office buildings. Needless to say, against that backdrop, white immediately makes me feel calm, clean, and collected. Full disclosure, though -- most of my apt walls are gray, not white, although that's mainly because it looks so nice against my white ceilings and trim.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | White-Colored Rooms Roundup
10/8/09 01:39 PM

I vote storm troopers too. If your main concern with those is that the area doesn't look inviting, there are other ways to cozy up the space without changing chairs. More art on that wall, maybe a rug (although it's hard to tell from the pics whether a rug would work), some more textured stuff as a centerpiece, or a pendant lamp, etc. I think the combination of the floor wooden shelf/side table next to the couch the Ewok chairs become this big block of dark wood that overwhelms the white table so it just looks like a tiny white disk floating in space. If you painted the Ewoks white or added some bright/light cushions or something, that would be mitigated. But the Storm Troopers look pretty good as is.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Strom Trooper, Ewok or C3PO? Good Questions
10/8/09 12:19 PM

Lovely. I have a feeling this is going to attract a lot of "Boring" comments, but this kind of soft, neutral palette is totally my style, and the bones of the house are beautiful. The lamp in the last shot is also great. I'd have loved more pictures of the colorful furnishings and photos referenced in the profile. Also, is it me or is there just a single potted orchid that was moved around for different shots? In almost all the pictures, that seems to be the only dose of color besides the green/gray/cream combination. Again, though, I think this place is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Apartment Therapy New York | Beth's Updated London Townhouse House Call
10/7/09 10:38 PM

I've had the same problem. The tub mat gets soaking wet, and I feel bad that the maid has to mop up the flood. That said, I prefer it to shower curtains, although that's because I'm a little OCD when I travel and they always seem dirty to me (even when they don't look it).

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Unfortunate Trend: Half-Wall Bath Screens
10/7/09 08:50 PM

Sesame oil. It's the best flavor ever in stir-fries. I've heard some people warn that you shouldn't cook it, but I've never had a problem with it. My favorite stir fry sauce is equal parts soy and sesame oil plus equal parts garlic and freshly grated ginger. Fish sauce might be a viable alternative to soy sauce; just a thought, though. I've never actually tried it as a soy sauce substitute, but it's salty and fermented-y tasting.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Lobster to Sweet Sour: How To Make 6 Stir-Fry Sauces
10/6/09 10:49 PM

Ditto on the great ideas by asdf3001. It looks from the pics like the cabinet and shelves in the dining area are a little empty. Is it possible you can consolidate all the stuff so you need less furniture/shelving in this space? Also, I agree the rugs are fine, but the one in the living room is kind of just floating in the middle and would probably look better under the chairs to tie all that furniture together. The rug under the dining table is too small. Some charcoal or red cushions on the dining chairs would help harmonize the space with the living room. Finally, some new curtains may help. The windows are beautiful and a nice, rich color running along the wall would help unify the space too. All this said, I think your space is very nice and neat. Good luck!

Apartment Therapy DC | Harmonize L-Shaped Living/Dining Room? Good Questions
10/6/09 08:33 PM

This may be my favorite entry yet. There's such a great balance between the brights and whites. The neatness and orderliness of the room also balances against the intense color. Too much stuff crammed into a room this color would make my head spin, but the clean lines of the furniture, the crisp lines of the framed art, even the absence of curtains (which I think works really well here), all make this feel very clean and not overwhelming. I also like the pops of blue and green here and there. PS, I love that your TV is actually on.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Amanda's Tangerine Dream Bedroom Room for Color - International #10
10/6/09 11:35 AM

This is homey and cute but also refined. I love the texture combination of the quilt on the leather couch. Some curtains would balance and elevate the room even more (maybe in a rich blue/gray to tie into the accent wall and chair).

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Kate's Scandinavian White & Bright Living RoomRoom for Color - North #3
10/5/09 12:29 PM