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Liveblogging the Style Cure

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I have no words at this point, so I am going to just say it all in a little song that I like to call The 20 Days of Apartment Therapy's Style Cure. I think you might know the tune, so sing along if you like — it really does enhance the experience.

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On the 1st day of Style Cure, my true self gave to me…a Teal, Black and Orange Color Scheme.
On the 2nd day of Style Cure, my true self gave to me…2 Tall Plants and a Teal, Black and Orange Color Scheme.
On the 3rd day of Style Cure, my true self gave to me…3 Large Rugs, 2 Tall Plants and a Teal, Black and Orange Color Scheme.
On the 4th day of Style Cure, my true self gave to me...4 Sitting Stools, 3 Large Rugs, 2 Tall Plants and a Teal, Black and Orange Color Scheme.
On the 5th day of Style Cure, my true self gave to me...5 Feet of Desk Space! 4 Sitting Stools, 3 Large Rugs, 2 Tall Plants and a Teal, Black and Orange Color Scheme.

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On the 6th day of Style Cure, my true self gave to me…6 Pillows for Plumping
On the 7th day of Style Cure, my true self gave to me...7 Spots for Storage
On the 8th day of Style Cure, my true self gave to me...8 Miles of Crap Cleared
On the 9th day of Style Cure, my true self gave to me...9 New Sitting Spaces
On the 10th day of Style Cure, my true self gave to me...10 Times the Work Room

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On the 11th day of Style Cure, my true self gave to me...11 Layers Layered
On the 12th day of Style Cure, my true self gave to me...12 Trips to Goodwill
On the 13th day of Style Cure, my true self gave to me...13 Courses o' Cleaning
On the 14th day of Style Cure, my true self gave to me…14 Fits of Frenzy
On the 15th day of Style Cure, my true self gave to me... 15 Yards of Fabric

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On the 16th day of Style Cure, my true self gave to me...16 Shopping Stretches
On the 17th day of Style Cure, my true self gave to me...17 Floor Panels Painted
On the 18th day of Style Cure, my true self gave to me...18 Tons of Tweaking
On the 19th day of Style Cure, my true self gave to me...19 Styling Sessions
and finally....

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On the 20th day of Style Cure, my true self gave to me...20 Photoshopped Photos, 19 Styling Sessions, 18 Tons of Tweaking, 17 Floor Panels Painted, 16 Shopping Stretches, 15 Yards of Fabric, 14 Fits of Frenzy, 13 Courses o' Cleaning, 12 Trips to Goodwill, 11 Layers Layered, 10 Times the Work Room, 9 New Sitting Spaces, 8 Miles of Crap Cleared, 7 Spots for Storage, 6 Pillows for Plumping, 5 Feet of Desk Space! 4 Sitting Stools, 3 Large Rugs, 2 Tall Plants and a Teal, Black and Orange Color Scheme!

Resources:

  • Tolix-style stools from Home Goods (no link online)
  • White drum table also from Home Goods (no link online)
  • Inexpensive sawhorse desk from Ikea
  • Assorted throw pillows from Marshalls and Kohls
  • A wire base table from Target
  • Black & white abstract painting from West Elm
  • Sofa reupholstered by Howard Johnson
  • Sofa fabric from Calico Corners
  • Black & white rugs from World Market
  • Multi-colored rug from RugsUSA (no longer available)
  • George Nelson Credenza is vintage
  • Rope chair is vintage
  • Coffee table is vintage
  • Desk chair is vintage


  • Thank you everyone for following along with the Style Cure (and this extra long, crazytown post). I'm pretty thrilled with my new workspace and look forward to writing many more weird and (hopefully) entertaining posts for you from here.

  • Go to the Style Cure main page

  • MORE OF DABNEY'S STYLE CURE:

    Dabney's Interview: Eclectic & Interesting
    Dabney's Treasure Hunt: Inspiring Workspaces
    Dabney's Before Photos: Out of Control, Messy Workroom
    Dabney's Floorplan: Wide Open Space, Divided
    Dabney's Paint & Pairings: Black, White & Bold Pops of Color
    Dabney's Project Progress: Purged, Cleaned & Shopped Out
    Dabney's Paint Project: A White, Blank Canvas

    (Images: Dabney Frake)

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    When Dabney's not writing around here, she's digging through other people's attics for fun and interesting stuff, or running around with her bloodhound Friday. Originally from the East Coast, she's still shocked to find herself living in Missouri.