July 24, 2010

Virtual Open House!!!

I had the privilege of welcoming Apartment Therapy readers into my home yesterday for a virtual open house.  Blogger Jason Loper was a joy - and wrote the nicest article ever!!  If you haven't already seen it, please take a look at my house tour, as well as the many other amazing posts on the site!! 

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July 12, 2010

Blooming Walls for Renters

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Something's blooming around here, and it's certainly not the flowers on my back patio!  I purchased these fun wall decals from Byrdie Graphics on Etsy.com a few months ago, but was a bit nervous despite their claim that "landlords love them." What if mine would not?  Well, before the big photo shoot I decided it was now or never.  (The boss man upstairs hasn't seen them, but I'm rather confident they'll come down without any trouble if he ever gets my tight grip on this apartment loose.) 

It was more difficult than I had anticipated, but I love them just as much - or more - than I expected.  The room is finally coming together!!  It's seen quite a few iterations in the past year, but it's almost done.  Don't you think?  Here are a few more looks to show how the rest of the room has come together. 

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A beautiful Amy Butler wallpaper would be better, but I'm quite confident that would not be landlord approved - or pocketbook friendly. Amy will have to wait. Until then, I very much like my white blooms. It'll now always be springtime indoors, no matter what's going on outside on the streets of Chicago!

"Cute" Gets Its 5 Minutes

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Recently my guest room was featured as a "Flickr Find" on ApartmentTherapy.com!!  If you haven't seen it already, do check it out!  Apparently there are a lot of people out there that have nothing better to do than write somewhat negative comments on ApartmentTherapy all day, but despite one commenter leaving multiple posts to say it was "too cute" for her taste, I had a great time with it and felt really honored to be discovered on the Internet!! 

And stay tuned.... I welcomed blogger and photographer Jason Loper from ApartmentTherapy into my home recently to shoot a full hour tour! 
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