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The KILZ My Favorite Color contest winner is . . .

The KILZ My Favorite Color contest winner is . . .

Thanks to those who entered the My Favorite Color contest sponsored by KILZ. Choosing what color to paint a room based on a tiny chip isn’t easy (at least not for me). When I was a young and misguided 25, I repainted the dining room in my Hermitage Ave. apartment five times in a single […]

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And the winner is? My Favorite Room contest results

And the winner is? My Favorite Room contest results

Thanks to everybody who entered and / or voted in the My Favorite Room contest sponsored by The Painted Lady in Bucktown. The entry with the most votes wins any item for $100 or less at The Painted Lady. Things got fast and furious, and my prediction that it would be a nail biter proved […]

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My Favorite Room Contest Entries (Vote Now!)

My Favorite Room Contest Entries (Vote Now!)

Thank you to everybody who entered the My Favorite Room contest sponsored by The Painted Lady in Bucktown. Going through the entries was such a blast, and I’m amazed by the range of styles represented. The entry with the most votes wins the grand prize – any one item priced at $100 or less at […]

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My Favorite Room contest entries due Friday, June 25th

My Favorite Room contest entries due Friday, June 25th

Just a reminder that entries are due this Friday, June 25th for the My Favorite Room contest sponsored by The Painted Lady in Bucktown. Simply snap a photo of the favorite room in your own home and email it to me (strangeclosets at yahoo). So far I’ve received ten gorgeous entries, and methinks we’re looking at […]

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What’s new at Scout?

What’s new at Scout?

Having a shop like Scout in the neighborhood can be dangerous for the pocket book, but I’ll gladly accept the risk when it means access to owner Larry Vodak’s terrific finds. My favorites this time around are the Ted Harris lamps, the wall desk salvaged from the shuttered writing collective and somewhat surprisingly, the fish! […]

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Tabletop Contest: And the winner is . . .

Tabletop Contest: And the winner is . . .

Congratulations to Emily, whose tabletop earned 17 votes, slightly edging out Geyer (15 votes) and Jessica (11 votes). Emily wins a copy of Tereasa Surratt’s Country Living book A Very Modest Cottage. (Send me your address Emily). Second and third place contestants Geyer and Jessica win my presence at one of their future dinner parties. And seriously, […]

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Another tabletop contender (from Wikman Design Group in Atlanta)

Another tabletop contender (from Wikman Design Group in Atlanta)

Thanks to Atlanta designer Amy Wikman for sending this amazing tabletop photo on behalf of her client. I think this truly wonderful, spectacular, somewhat strange (in the very best way) tabletop will be a real contender (and I’m angling for a full Open House). What do you think? Entries are due this Friday, April 30th, so […]

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