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Display Name: rkpoon
Member Since: 8/29/07

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it's awesome to see fellow long beach residents featured on at! love both your eclectic styles. it's really interesting to see how you've decorated, since from the outside it looks like you could be right down the street from me. now to find out how to get invited to one of those dinner parties!


Liv, Jeff and the Friendly Yeti Sharing a Home
House Tour

1/8/11 09:19 PM

i pondered the pros/cons of open shelves before my kitchen remodel and don't regret it one bit, having open shelves on the opposite side of the stove in a galley kitchen. so far, no problems with build up. just keep everyday use items on the shelves so they get used and washed often. it creates so much more visual interest, and in a small kitchen provides a more open, airy feel.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Flickr Find: Open Shelves In The Kitchen
3/19/09 07:06 PM

if that's a window, all those poor books are going to fade.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Look! Utilizing Unused Space
3/16/09 06:22 PM

does anyone know where those black dining chairs are from? i love the lines.


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Close-Up! Lydia's Dining Room
11/17/08 03:33 PM

i came across the same dilemma when picking my faucet. the salesperson pushed the brushed/satin faucet so i got that initially but exchanged it for chrome. the chrome is a nice contrast when everything else is brushed (including a stainless steel sink), and the chrome in my opinion is easier to keep clean.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Questions: Chrome or Brushed Finish?
11/5/08 08:23 AM

i just had silestone grey expo installed it it looks just like polished concrete. gorgeous.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Look: Engineered Stone Countertops! Austin
10/9/08 09:13 AM

perfect for my vegetables! i kid.. i'll use it so i'll never have to go out in public like i slept in my clothes.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Thursday Giveaway: Rowenta IS1430 1400-Watt Pro Compact Steamer Los Angeles
9/11/08 01:27 PM

my friend had a similar experience to cafeen75, and after seeing what she had to go through i would never shop there myself nor recommend them to anyone. Bo is a franchise, so i'm only referring to the santa monica location. also, most of their offerings are far from affordable in my opinion.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Product Review: Bo Concept Spaze Sofa Bed
9/8/08 10:53 AM

the r&b encore is $799, and is very well made.

quiltmaster, it's firm for seating, not a sofa you want to plop down hard on. the nice thing is that the back is adjustable for various levels of rake, making it comfortable for different tastes. so what it loses in 'give', it makes up for in adjustability.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Question: Flex Sofa from CB2?Los Angeles
8/29/08 12:07 AM

i would check out room & board's encore:

http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/collection.do?method=get&id=4197370&cat=91552821

i like how it has a split fold seat. it's fairly firm as a sofa, which may be good when used as a bed. you can also check this one out in their showroom.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Question: Flex Sofa from CB2?Los Angeles
8/28/08 03:05 PM

i like the current tile with the white! keep it.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Questions: Refacing the FireplaceLos Angeles
8/28/08 12:50 PM

the problem still remains.. you're removing the scarce typeface blocks out of circulation so letterpress printers can't use them :(


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | DIY Letter Press Art
8/15/08 08:35 AM

a quick search on amazon showed that people that have bought and tried it found similar results, it was useless.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Riddex Plus Pest Controller
7/7/08 12:41 PM

i think the accent wall would benefit from a darker shade, more like chocolate. the current color blends in too much with the sofa and rug.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | LA Good Questions: Living Room Help
6/11/08 03:31 PM

i've always loved her work!


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Thursday Giveaway: Sara Paloma Bottle
1/24/08 09:34 AM

nat king coles "Christmas Song" playing on a white one :)


Apartment Therapy - AT Gift Bag 2007: Geneva Sound System
11/29/07 01:35 PM

oops, wrong place, sorry!


Apartment Therapy - Geneva Sound System L XL (for iPod)
11/29/07 01:34 PM

nat king coles "Christmas Song" playing on a white one :)


Apartment Therapy - Geneva Sound System L XL (for iPod)
11/29/07 01:32 PM

i had recessed installed in my dining/family room as well as the wallwasher type (to illuminate photography on the wall) as mentioned by matthew. let's just say the wallwasher type is on 99.9% of the time, compared to the standard overhead. the glow from the wall creates a beautiful ambiance you can't get from directly overhead light. it's also on a dimmer so you can dial it to suit the mood. yes they're not green bulbs but i run them dim and the rest of the house is on cfls.


Apartment Therapy - The Pros and Cons of Recessed Lighting
10/19/07 11:47 AM

a tip to make any sleeper more comfortable: get one of those memory foam pads from costco and voila.. a much better sleeping experience.


Apartment Therapy - Good Questions:What's a Decent Sleeper Sofa?
9/19/07 12:42 PM