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Where Are We Living?: Kate’s Apartment!

Where Are We Living?: Kate
Hey folks. Since it’s The Frisky’s 7 Days To A Prettier Place week, we thought we’d each take you into our apartments and show you, uh, where the magic happens. So, welcome to my humble abode! The first thing most people notice when they walk into my place is that the walls are very, very bright—my living room (the South Wing*) is Kelly Green and my bedroom (the North Wing) is Rocky Mountain Blue. When I first told my parents I was planning on painting my apartment such vivid colors, they wanted to stage an intervention. But even they have to admit that it looks pretty cool, since I used kept the inset molding white. Gotta use the architecture in a place, no?

I am in love with this West Elm lamp, which adds a lot of style for $149. I found my coffee table on the street—I just sanded it, tightened the screws and painted it black.

*This is a joke because my entire apartment is 450 square feet. But, hey, it feels like a palace to me because until two years ago, I lived in a 250 square foot studio.

Frame Your Favorite Book

Some books mean so much to us — and have such pretty covers — that we want to draw more attention to them beyond just lining them up on a book shelf. This clever book picture frame as both a way to store your favorite tomes and display them as wall art. And wouldn’t the easy access come in handy the next time you have a desperate need to quote, say, Atticus Finch’s advice to Scout in To Kill A Mockingbird or read a sex scene out loud from Jackie Collins’ Lucky? Okay, maybe that last one is just something we would do — during a dinner party, for example — but you get the point. What books would you frame?

[$20.00 Uncommon Goods]

Show Us Your … Favorite Room!

Do you have a special room or space in your home or apartment that feels truly peaceful or makes you really happy? We want to see it! All next week we’ll be opening up our homes to you, and sharing some of our favorite spaces, and we’d love to see where you live, too! {encode=”julie@thefrisky.com” title=”Send us a pic”} of your favorite room — and tell us what makes it special — and we’ll include it in a mega-slideshow of Frisky readers; homes. Don’t be shy! Your apartment doesn’t need to be ready for the cover of House Beautiful (trust us, ours aren’t either) — we just want to know what makes your living space all about you. Email photos to {encode=”julie@thefrisky.com” title=”julie@thefrisky.com”} with the subject “My Favorite Room.” Keep reading »

These Pillow Shams Are Just Dandy

It’s a bit of a girly cliche to have a ton of throw pillows everywhere, but let’s face it, they make your couch or bed look more cozily catalog-like. Plus, if you don’t have the bones to drop on a total makeover, switching up the linens and pillow covers is a great way to a give a room a subtle new look without spending a lot of dough. And maybe if you blow on one of these dandelion pillow shams and wish really hard, your fairy godmother will grant you a raise?

[$24.99 West Elm]

Random Single Gal Recipe: Creamy Linguine With Roasted Tomatoes, Peas & Mozzarella

Hi Frisky readers! Fun fact about me—I love to make and eat food! Now, if Kelly Bensimon were to meet me, I’m sure she’d emphasize in her psychotic way that I am a cook not a chef, and I would agree. That being said, I think I manage to whip up some tasty things in my tiny New York kitchen, so when the mood strikes (I’m aiming for every week), I’m going to introduce you to an easy recipe I’m currently loving. Keep reading »

10 Cleaning-Obsessed Celebrities

We always giggle when we see magazine spreads about how stars are just like us. Yes, they may have been caught by the paparazzi whie pumping gas or buying a gallon of milk but what about how they really act the rest of the time?

Turns out, some of them are just like us. Well, those of us who are obsessed with cleaning. When we heard Johnny Weir proclaim on “The Today Show” that vacuuming is his favorite activity, we started snooping around. Who else in Hollywood is a clean freak? Read on for 10 of our favorite cleaning-obsessed celebrities. Read more… Keep reading »

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