Eastern Fall Cure: Creating Your Vision

Week One - Weekend

dutch-barn-2 by EastVillageAmy.
East Village Amy is back with a whole new style tray of inspiration. See her first photo set here. I particularly like this dutch barn photo, and the challenge of getting that into an East Village apartment is particularly exciting to me.
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• Cure Clock: 51 days Remaining
• Assignment: Read Ch. 1, clean and list repairs
• Flickr Pool: East Fall Cure Pool

Here we go into the first weekend and thank you for sharing all your great comments and enthusiasm for getting things done this fall. I love all your lists. Now, starting on whichever day you choose, be sure to ALSO list each of your accomplishments at least once a week. We are often more aware of what we want to do than what we've done, and this type of complimentary listing give us energy as we go.

Here are two comments I wanted to highlight where a little strength from the group will be very useful...

"My impediments (besides massive amounts of laziness) are: (1) 198376780 pounds of books and art supplies; (2) mr. deathstar who has rejected all my design plans thus far; and (3) a 700 pound sleeper sofa that I want to get rid of but can't find anyone who wants to try to take it down 3 flights of steep stairs." - mdeathstar

"This is my first Cure and it's long overdue. My oldest daughter has gone off to college and I'm anxious to get her stuff under control. I have years of general decluttering to do. My husband is a college professor and music director at shows in the evenings, so I'm mostly home alone with my 3 year old daughter. I'm a little nervous about committing to this Cure (because I'll be doing it on my own), but now is really the time to get moving." - highlysung

LATEST NEWS ---------------------------------------------

>> Xieta is working on her main entry hall and storage room. She's also blogging it here.

Living Room by bvanvoorst.

>> Dark Wood Panelling! This before pic is going to get some intense treatment as bvanvoorst is vowing to "to rip out the paneling and drywall, and [put in] some kind of entertainment center."

mix it up by mommapudding.

>> Mommapudding is in the house. Here's a pic from her home. She's got many and is giving out some good tips as well as showing her before. This pic is fully resourced: "Ikea Stockholm credenza, Bansky print, Urban Outfitters rug, George Nelson for Herman Miller CSS Lounge Unit, Design Research lucite chair"

view from front door by hilarriet.

>> Welcome back to Hilarriet, who has already cleaned up her hallway: "my cleaned up halfway decent landing strip with rug that used to be in my sitting area."

PICTURE UPLOAD AREAS ---------------------------------------------

>> New Eastern Flickr pool

You can also visit our old unofficial (but awesome) Flickr pool here or simply tag your pics with "apartmenttherapycure." See even older pics here too.

EAST CURE POST INDEX ---------------------------------------------

Week 1 - Weekend
Week 1 - Creating Your Vision
Getting Oriented - Weekend
Getting Oriented - Week 0
Fall Cure - Join us next week!

SIGN UP ---------------------------------------------

Again, we're introducing an official sign up. It is meant to improve the experience and support you as you take on your own challenge in the next eight weeks.

>> Signup Here

GENERAL INFO ---------------------------------------------

The Fall Cure is live again in all four of our Home city sites. The Cure posts will go up twice a week on Mondays and Fridays, allowing for plenty of comment space. We will be pulling comments and pics to the front page post on each of these days and everyone is urged to take pics and post them here.

REMEMBER: The goal is to use the group to support, inspire and answer questions as you go. The more you participate, the more you will get out of it. But you may also lurk if you are shy ;-).

Chicago (hosted by Sarahrae and covering the midwest)
San Francisco (hosted by Danielle and covering the northwest)
Los Angeles (Hosted by Abby and Laure and covering the southwest)
New York (Hosted by Maxwell and covering the east)

Please choose the site nearest your home to join in, but feel free to browse and comment on all!

>> Buy Your Copy (with autograph) from our Store
>> Buy a Copy from Amazon

>> Buy a Copy from Powell's
>> Buy a Copy from Barnes & Noble

>> The Cure Archive
>> About The Book

>> Excerpt from Chapter I

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.

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