The Spring Cure: Throwing a Party!

The Spring Cure: Throwing a Party!

Susie Nadler
May 8, 2009
We've been following Adam's living room/office cure all along, and the results are just lovely. What a successful example of putting a room to work for various purposes
without sacrificing style. Hooray, Adam!

Cure Clock: 0 weeks remaining!!
Assignment: Read Chapter 8: Throwing a Party!
   • Give your home a good cleaning
   • Prepare for your party

Curees: 900!

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Congratulations, Cure graduates! You made it! You're at the end of the eighth and final week of the Spring Cure, and by the looks of it, your homes are ready to party! Do remember that your party is a chance not only to welcome guests into your newly welcoming home, but also to congratulate yourself on all of your hard work and perseverance. As you may have realized, the Cure is not for sissies. It takes serious dedication as well as good old-fashioned elbow grease, and boy have you all risen to the occasion. Let's take a look at some of your final fabulous results...

Wow, look at Anica's office-in-a-closet! Talk about small space solutions... this workspace looks cozy and completely manageable. The blue chair and blue boxes are adorable accents. Great work, Anica!

Samantha took the Cure to work and revamped her cubicle. We all know how a healthy work environment can do wonders for productivity. Check out her blog to see some of the fun ways she has personalized her space at work. Hooray for Samantha!

Here's Sparkle's studio before...

And after! I love the bright green duvet, and everything feels so organized and pared down. Just the results we all hope to get from the Cure, a liveable and beautiful space... Sparkle has a great editing eye, doesn't she? Wonderful work! Congratulations, Sparkle.

Check out Chloe & Ivan's new bathroom! The brightly colored towels, new shelving and baskets, and adorable bird artwork really make the room feel cheerful and fun.

Inkstainedwriter shared her son's cured bedroom with the Home Cure Flickr group. Such lovely choices! The old-fashioned schoolroom desk, the colorful flag banner, and the Ikea lamp for soft light... lucky boy to grow up in such a pleasant room. Read more about how the room took shape here.

Nicole's dining nook looks great! She's still trying to figure out what to do with the pesky TV, but I love the group of artwork she's hung, and the tulip table is a nice contrast with that crazy (and beautiful!) piece in the corner.

Joymich has created a bedroom with such a peaceful vibe. That accent wall is dreamy, and the new bedding adds graphic interest. Great work!

Another lovely bedroom, this one from emward76. She's chosen fantastic colors; the neutral quilt against the soft blue wall is just perfect. I'm always jealous of those who don't live in earthquake country, with their pretty shelves above the bed... and these are a really nice example!

Yellow can be such a tough color to work with, but somehow Cassie Lynne has managed to find the perfect shade. It looks great with the dark furnishings, all of which seem lovingly chosen... this just looks like a room that contains a dozen stories. Wish I was going to Cassie Lynne's Cure-graduation party!

In fact, I wish I could be a fly on the wall at all of the Cure parties! I've enjoyed following your progress so much, and I only lament not being able to see your wonderful homes in person. Certainly many of you must be feeling the same... so in the absence of some kind of portal that could bring us all together, why not spend some time this weekend in the Apartment Therapy Home Cure flickr pool, checking out what everyone has accomplished. It's a humbling experience!

It's also worth mentioning that many of you are still continuing to work on your Cure-related tasks. In fact, so much of what the Cure involves carries over into regular life; that's what makes it such a profound experience. Cooking at home, regular cleaning, entertaining guests, keeping your home in good repair... these are all habits for a healthier life, and you have all shown amazing dedication in making them part of yours. So, bravo! It's party time!


Week 8 - Tips & Tricks
Week 8 - Intro
Week 7 - Show & Tell
Week 7 - Tips & Tricks
Week 7 - Intro
Week 6 - Show & Tell
Week 6 - Tips & Tricks
Week 6 - Intro
Week 5 - Show & Tell
Week 5 - Tips & Tricks
Week 5 - Intro
Week 4 - Show & Tell
Week 4 - Tips & Tricks
Week 4 - Intro
Week 3 - Show and Tell
Week 3 - Tips & Tricks
Week 3 - Intro
Week 2 - Show and Tell
Week 2 - Tips & Tricks
Week 2 - Intro
Week 1 - Show and Tell
Week 1 - Tips & Tricks
Week 1 - Intro


>> Main Cure Page - Spring 2009
>> About The Book
>> Excerpt from Chapter I


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