Tag Archives: loft
Open House: Todd and Alvin’s West Andersonville Loft

Open House: Todd and Alvin’s West Andersonville Loft

Todd and Alvin’s first floor loft was featured in the fall 2009 issue of CS Interiors, and I thought you might enjoy my scouting photos. ↔ Rather than opting to buy a neat, cookie-cutter condo, Todd Hilt and Alvin de la Cruz wisely followed their realtor Alley Ballard‘s advice and bought a former woodworker’s shop […]

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What makes a good decorative vignette?

What makes a good decorative vignette?

I took this photo at Todd Hilt and Alvin de la Cruz’s spectacular West Andersonville brick loft, which I wrote about for the fall 09 CS Interiors.  Please pick up a copy on newsstands now; photographer Tony Soluri did an amazing job capturing the couple’s home, and I think you’ll enjoy seeing the couple’s space […]

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Open House:  Alley’s Loft

Open House: Alley’s Loft

I didn’t know quite what to expect when I arrived at Alley Ballard’s Ravenswood loft building on a sunny May morning.  The photos she sent me of her space looked pretty fantastic, and I’d expected the lobby, which consisted of an old concrete stairwell with a steel railing, to be a bit more grand.  Then […]

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Open House Sequel: When Craig Met Matthew

Open House Sequel: When Craig Met Matthew

You might remember today’s Open House star Craig from the now classic post, When Matthew Met Craig, which is either a sweet tale about how true love conquers all or the story of two grown adults who are recklessly wagering their established lives for the flip-of-a-coin possibility that the result will be happily ever after […]

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Open House: Lizzie’s Lovely Loft

Open House: Lizzie’s Lovely Loft

One of the greatest things about writing Strange Closets has been all the interesting people I’ve met and how many of them have become friends, including fellow bloggers like Porcelain (who writes Design Boner [and who coincidentally is my neighbor – seriously she lives right behind me on the same alley]) and now Lizzie who […]

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Open House: Andrew’s West Town Loft

Open House: Andrew’s West Town Loft

When he began searching for a new home two years ago, furniture and lighting designer, Andrew Stansell, faced a difficult task. The independent designer, who is known for his metal Mission-style furniture, needed a home with distinct living and work spaces, and unlike many who can put together a makeshift office with a laptop, a […]

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Expert Advice: Albert Tanquero’s 5 Ebay Shopping Tips

Expert Advice: Albert Tanquero’s 5 Ebay Shopping Tips

This week, I’m kicking off, “Expert Advice,” a semi-regular column written by experts in their field. You’re probably thinking, “I thought you knew everything?” And that’s a very smart (brilliant, really) assumption, because yes, I do know everything. But I’m also very tired, and I relish turning the keys over to somebody else for the […]

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