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!! 

2010-07-09 at 03-50-50

12 comments:

sarah cool said...

Hey I clicked over from AT! Is that an IKEA bed in your master? I've had my eye on it - but had read you couldn't use box spring with it. And I LOVE the way a high bed looks - exactly like yours! Are you using a box spring with it??

tws said...

hey! I also clicked over from AT - what a great place! Where's your bedding from?

Emily said...

Thanks for visiting!!! Sarah, yes, the bed in the master is from IKEA. It's REALLY tall with the box spring, but I hadn't read that it wasn't made for a traditional American mattress set!! I don't want to shed a good boxspring for a $129 bed frame and don't have anywhere to store it - so I made it work. If you like the way it looks high (I do) and aren't afraid of heights - go for it!!!

TWS, the quilted bedding in the master is from Urban Outfitters. I fell in love with an Anthro quilt and couldn't afford it - but Urban, Anthro's little sister, was more affordable!!

sarah cool said...

Thanks, Emily! I only read that from buyer reviews, so it wasn't instruction from IKEA or anything. Yay, I'm so glad I saw your post, I'm now going to go grab that bed!!

Angela said...

hellooo! i also stumbled over from AT. can i just say that i love love love your home? i am a chicagoan, born and raised, and moved to dallas 3 years ago after graduating from UIUC, and am counting the days until i move back. i can only hope that my future place looks as awesome as yours!

i've been reading your blog all morning. it's great! i bet we'd be great friends if we knew each other in person. you've inspired me to try to start blogging again. keep being awesome!!!!

cheers,
angela

Melissa said...

I too clicked over from AT. Your blog and home are so cute! I love that lamp (with the silver base) in your living room. Where did you find it? I've been on a hunt for months now!

Emily said...

Angela, thank you!!! You're too sweet! I love Chicago, too and so glad you've enjoyed reading my blog!!

Melissa, actually all my floor and table lamps and lamp shades are from Target. I always look other places and never find lamps as cute and inexpensive as good old Tar-geh!! The one you described was on clearance last year, but wouldn't hurt to look I guess. It came with a navy drum shade (that's on a milk glass lamp at my office now)!

Melissa said...

Hi Emily! Thanks for answering :) I was afraid that you might say that. I saw it on clearance too and stood in the aisle waivering for about 25 minutes. I walked away and have been kicking myself ever since! I tried to go back soon after but they were sold out. I'll keep looking though!

Sam said...

Hello! I am an avid reader of Apartment therapy and I have just come across your lovely blog and home!

Wow!
I'm off for a better look!

Sam (Bath UK)

Emily said...

Welcome, Sam!

Jojo said...

Love your living room! Just wondering if this is an IKEA Ektorp sofa?

Emily said...

Hi JoJo! Yes, it's the sofa bed Ektorp

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