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perhaps I will finally make decent hummous?

Win This Hand Blender from De'Longhi!
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12/13/10 10:39 PM

Beautiful table - thanks for donating! We're building an addition to our 1910 house - this would be a great piece in the new space!

Win This Reclaimed Pine Table from Vermont Farm Table!
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11/23/10 12:05 PM

...why doesn't AT have a garden section? Tons of people out there who know and care! I for one would love one.

Your Best Yard Taming Advice | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
5/12/10 11:56 AM

I don't think you have to go all the way up... just standard height (up to bottom of upper cabinets) with some fresh blue/yellow/green/white tile you like and bring it around on the corner on half wall, just continue the line.

I may be the only one who can't stand glass tile esp as subway tile though. I think it'll look dated soon...

Backsplash Help in our Kitchen Renovation? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy New York
2/10/10 09:23 PM

Dacha - thanks for commenting. I'm looking on a different screen now and, well, it's a different (less intrusive) yellow and it looks great with the grey border on top. It's true though that sometimes you need to allow colors to grow on you.

Isabella & Jay Take on Inwood House Tour | Apartment Therapy New York
1/25/10 09:23 PM

the bedroom ceiling is magnificent. I'm not fond of the yellow in the foyer though. It's sort of my nightmare color choice gone wrong... sorry! Perhaps it's not as neon-y in person?

Isabella & Jay Take on Inwood House Tour | Apartment Therapy New York
1/25/10 05:01 PM

The pillows are divine! And so are the nook and beams - great bones in this house! I agree the kitchen looks a bit out-of-place, but mostly it's just overwhelmingly white IMO. Nothing a bit of wall paint couldn't fix. I'm drooling over your work space and appliances though!

Jodi & David's Historic RenovationHouse Call | Apartment Therapy Chicago
1/25/10 12:44 PM

I like this one. The wall texture is fun, and the color scheme warm and calming, but not stuffy. Also, the other too made my head spin. I'd get nauseated sitting in those rooms. Strangely, the current standing is exactly opposite how I would rank the rooms...

The Urbane Traveller by Eileen Joyce for Bloomingdale's Bloomingdale's Big Window Challenge 2010, Room #3 | Apartment Therapy New York#comments
1/24/10 10:57 PM

How sweet and creative! Like living in a cartoon.

No need to point out that it's temporary folks. Don't you think the owner would know when it's gone from cute to worn?

DIY Cardboard Bedroom Suite | Apartment Therapy Chicago
1/20/10 02:34 PM

Nah, I just painted my bathroom a deep orange and love it, but the bedroom I want to keep calm.

Warm and Bold Bedroom Colors! | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
1/20/10 10:53 AM

My first thought: How did it get there? And the rail road tracks too!

Bathroom is great. Pretty sterile otherwise but what a lovely idea! That horrid mirror wall in the living room should go and the closet space could be used much more efficiently - look at that lady in Tudor City (recent House Tour)! Crappy old appliances suggest this is a rental?

I'd love myself a little house in the woods though.

The Davidson's 1949 Railroad Caboose House Tour | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
1/13/10 09:03 PM

FWIW - Swedish beds are plenty soft (if you want to)! I guess the image of sleeping directly on top of the box spring isn't really accurate. That said, I like it firm :-)

Also, Anna Europe, Swedish culture is surprisingly homogenous... but bed skirts strike me as more American than Scandinavian, for the frill factor.

How to: Make Beds Like A Swede | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
1/13/10 07:05 PM

Ah... how I miss this (I'm a Swede living in the US). I don't like how the fitted american sheets can't be stretched totally flat. With the thin mattress pad above, you can stretch a flat sheet around it very easily. What Swede refers to as a 'bed' is typically the frame box spring in one piece, then the thin pad on top (with or without bed skirt).

Another thing that drives me even more bonkers here in the US, which she mentions briefly but probably doesn't even know is worth pointing out, is that for queen/king sized beds, you make the bed with two twin sized comforters, rather than the huge 2-person sized comforters Americans use. I like my own duvet, thank you very much, for temperature control and to not be woken up every time my husband rolls over!

On that note, I've had a hard time finding twin duvet covers that match with a king-size fitted sheet, and that don't look like kid linnen - any recs? (We've settled on IKEA for now - Duh!)

How to: Make Beds Like A Swede | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
1/13/10 01:29 PM

This is indeed spectacular. I love it because it's not something I would have thought of - the bare bones and use of black for instance - and yet it seems like a home I would love. Love the naked feeling, high ceilings, fun accents (yellow doors!), bathroom and sink slate - wow. If I can incorporate a smidgen of this in my home, I'd be lucky.

Chris & Hannah's Spectacular Reclaimed Loft House Tour | Apartment Therapy Boston
1/7/10 10:36 AM

Kyle - I really admire you eye for color. Would you share the wall paint colors in the studio please? They are lovely. I'm now looking at 10 different green patches in my daughters room and none is right, but the yellow-green one in your guest bedroom seems about right.

House Tour: Kyle's Jamaica Plain Gem, 1 Year Later! Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts | Apartment Therapy Boston
1/4/10 12:03 PM

I love the kitchen most. Wonderful colors, warm and calming, yet fresh. If you remember the name of the blue that'd be fab. But in general so very nice. It's colorful, but not tacky, it's got lots of fun details and vintage elements without giving me the feeling I've gotten on many recent house tours here - it's all display, and will get dated soon. Not here. I also love the colors - again, so many recent house tours have been to bland. Still, this is not over-doing the color either. Wallpaper is also such a nice change from painted walls everywhere.

Congrats on your space!

Christen's "Beautiful Goofball" ApartmentHouse Tour | Apartment Therapy Chicago
12/15/09 12:39 PM

But what is the rest fo the room? Looks like it could double as an office as well.

A Home Office... Drenched In Sunshine | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
11/17/09 12:48 PM

so refreshing, the color choices both vibrant and calming somehow. More stuff sitting out than I could deal with though. I always wonder when I see places with many decorative objects sitting around: do they ever move? collect dust? don't you get tired of them? not necessarily a critique because I simply don't know how to do that: any free surface in my home gets used for un-decorative stuff sooner or later, and my kids grab and move everything that isn't attached.

Kelly Rae's Colorful Seattle FarmhouseHouse Tour | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
11/15/09 09:39 PM

Very refreshing. I love the coffee table. Would also love to know the bedroom wall color. Cool bike rack.

Sarah's Bright & Tidy Live/Work Space House Call | Apartment Therapy New York
11/13/09 09:07 PM

thanks for the color name mrs.limestone!

On hiding a TV: agreed, it's hard, and flat against the wall is about as good as it gets. Once I saw someone hanging a colorful quilt over it when not in use. It worked in that particular home.

Stefanie's Limestone Renovation House Call | Apartment Therapy New York
11/13/09 08:21 PM