Ikea. Does the very word make you cringe? I understand. I’ve been there. When I moved off-campus in college, my friends and I thought Ikea was the greatest. Inexpensive. Sleek. Disposable. Sure, the putting-it-together thing was kind of a hassle, but a few friends, an Allen wrench, and a six-pack made it kind of fun. […]
Well, guess what. I’m here to say that it might – might – be time to revisit Ikea. Especially if you have kids, a mudroom, a home office, or a weekend house. Or all of the above. A few months ago, a colleague of mine (a fantastic professional organizer, Nicole Anzia of Neatnik) dragged me […]
I used to be emphatically nay. Who wants to look at himself in someone else’s living room? And when you sit down, who wants to look at the ceiling? But Billy Baldwin made the good argument that if you have a beautiful fireplace and a beautiful piece of art, you create visual competition by placing […]
I love Flokati rugs. I like to think I was ahead of the curve on this one, but alas, my blog wasn’t up yet, and now you can get them anywhere. The cream-colored Flokati is the most popular and, naturally, the easiest to work with. In part as an experiment, in part because I was […]
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