So, I entered another Apartment Therapy contest. I pretty much enter these things to offer some representation for people whose apartments don't look like they're torn from the pages of expensive design magazines. Go to the link above and vote if you want, but please do leave comments (you have to create a login, but they won't email you or anything if you don't want). People can be sort of mean (or "pretentious" as The Boy observed today), so it's always nice to have positive reactions. Not that I really care; I love my apartment, and I don't care that my couches don't match, or that my style is sort of "college" (honestly, who cares?) - as long as it makes me happy, I think that's what matters.
I have been having a lot of mixed, mostly negative, feelings about Apartment Therapy lately. On the one hand, they have a great mission of helping people make their homes comfortable and lovely, blah blah blah. But I just feel like so much of what they recommend or love or feature is expensive and often sort of sterile. Maybe that's just my taste though. It seems that a lot of people love super clean lines and a sort of museum feel. I like soft couches and colorful pillows. To each his own, right?
Anyway, check out the entry, look at the slideshow of pictures (and the oh-so-lovely floorplan), comment if you like.
I think that even though my apartment doesn't really "fit in," and it's not "inspiring" to most, it's representative of who I am; and I think there are plenty of people out there who subscribe to Apartment Therapy but don't subscribe to the belief that designer is the only way to have a "cool" home. And I love it.