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Display Name: askmke
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I know this is a little different, but here is one option for the sofa everyone (including me) is lusting after, and at $4200, its not "expensive".

Small Doses of Color for the Color Shy
4/1/11 08:44 AM

Pottery barn's caterer's sets! For $88+tax, you get a set of twelve dinner plates and salad plates, and they look great. With the rest, you might get some great serving dishes. Have fun!

Affordable Dinnerware for Hosting First Holiday Dinner?
Good Questions

11/2/10 10:35 AM

Kim (or anyone on the forum) - Could you please link the first image to the actual posting in Elle Decor?


Pink as a Neutral
10/28/10 03:05 PM

Just perfect is what I have to say.

Enough Is Enough
The Diversion Project

10/4/10 10:34 AM

Mas de Bories makes really good olive oils and they have a great fruity taste. I use it for dressings and eating with warm bread.

Can You Recommend a Fruity Olive Oil?
Good Questions

9/8/10 10:36 AM

I started off living in a 500sf one bedroom apartment, which, then felt comfortable. But once my circle of friends grew (I moved from India to the US, and so practically had no one I knew) that was getting a little too small for entertaining. Then I moved into an apartment slightly bigger than that at 650sf. And now I have a two bedroom 1550sf condo, but it feels empty. So, I guess as we move along our lives, our preception of how much room we need for "comfort" or bare minimum requirement varies.

I have no regret about living all alone in 1550sf though. I love it!

How Much Square Footage Do You Require?
8/26/10 05:31 PM

I rented both my previous homes after finding them on Craigslist, and bought my home that I found on Craigslist too.
As long as you know what you want and know how to deal with the kind of stuff and people you find in Craigslist, this is the best resource to find pretty much everything you want/need.


Top Tips For Using Craigslist to Find a New Home
8/11/10 11:05 AM

Do not know how flexible you are with regard to those metal(?) shades, but here is something similar from

May be you can call them and ask about stocks. They have a whole gamut of these fixtures and at very reasonable prices.

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated to lightingdirect or any of its affiliated companies. :)

Happy decorating!

Something Similar to this Discontinued Double Sconce? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Boston
5/20/10 01:47 PM

Could anyone please tell me where I can find slip covers for the chairs pictured?

I have a pair of really comfortable chairs exactly like that, but they are sun bleached and look really ugly.

Small Cool 2010: Natalie's Natural Light Vintage DetailsTiny Division # 22 | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
4/19/10 01:03 PM


You mentioned you ordered a Chesterfield from London and the price was still great.

Would you mind sharing a little more info on that?


Small Cool 2010: Ben's Creative Transformations Tiny Division #13 | Apartment Therapy Boston
4/13/10 10:18 AM

Great looking home.

Where can I find chairs similar to the ones in the picture?

211 Elizabeth Street by Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors | Apartment Therapy New York
4/1/10 03:54 PM

May be stencil off some part of the mirror and frost the remaining area to give a "venetian mirror" effect?

Though can't say if that would match your style or not.

Rehabbing Dated Closet Doors? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy DC
3/25/10 08:08 PM

Where is that bed from?

Dresser Suggestions to Complement New Bed? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Chicago
3/23/10 07:36 PM

I lust after the La Cornue ranges from France. They do come in various sizes, so they would fit in most kitchens. As for their fit in pocket books, well, that's a different matter all togther.

Does any one have any experience with those beauties?

The Most Beautiful Cooking Ranges | Apartment Therapy New York
3/22/10 06:13 PM

Thanks for the suggestions.

I think I will do a little more research into the option given by Zoe. It looks pretty similar, but substantially less expensive.

Thanks again!

Similar Style Double Sink Console? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy New York
3/17/10 10:46 AM

Love the interiors.

Where can I find a sink console, similar to the one in the picture, that doesn't break the bank?

More Bathroom Inspiration: Gitane Restaurant Yatzer | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
3/16/10 05:15 PM

This question might be a little off topic, but I was wondering if anyone of you could give me options for a console similar to the Pottery Barn's Apothecary Double sink console?
I love the style of the console, but at $2597 its out of my budget of $3K for a bath reno. Because I plan on retiling the bath and painting and updating the hardware and...

Thanks a ton!!

Bathroom Makeovers on a Budget BHG | Apartment Therapy Chicago
3/14/10 10:40 PM

I love the concept of open shelving. Could anyone tell me how to re-create the look of Tyler Florence's kitchen where he hangs all his copperware on a rod. Would a curtain rod do or is it too flimsy to hold up all the copper?
I have a lot of copperware as well and would love to display them.

Open Storage Solutions: In The Kitchen | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
1/12/10 12:24 PM