Open Thread: What Does Your Dream Home Look Like?

Here’s a fun question for this Monday: what does your dream home look like? Do you want something cozy and small, like one of those adorably tiny homes? Would you want something sprawling, with wings? Open concept? All white everywhere? Would it have substantial grounds — a pool — a boat dock? Might it be a houseboat (or, hey, while we’re dreaming, yacht)? For purposes of the discussion, let’s take location out of it (so, for example, you can say you want a midtown Manhattan home with wings and a ton of outdoor space, which probably will not exist even for the wealthiest), as well as price.

For my $ .02, I am always happiest when my family is all hanging out together in the same room — so I’m not sure I would necessarily say I wanted something crazy with different wings or grounds. In fact, I would say cozy is one of the biggest touchstones for me — think bookcases with books everywhere and the kind of dining room/breakfast nook that has banquette seating. Lots of low, interesting lighting like along baseboards or other mouldings and the like. Ok, maybe an indoor pool for laps might make its way to the list (or one of those crazy hot tubs with the oppositional streams so you can swim laps against the current). 

Readers, how about you — what does your dream home look like? For those of you who have lived in a lot of different houses and apartments, what have you learned the hard way that you hate but thought you’d love (apparently this is a thing with open concept homes!) and what were you surprised to find you love? 

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Fantasy Open Thread: What Do You Buy With An Extra $1500?

Today feels a little hard to focus, so let’s have a fun open thread — what would you buy with an extra $ 1500? Here’s a little story to go with the fantasy: your favorite aunt passes and leaves you $ 1500, with a note to get yourself something pretty with hopes that you’ll remember her fondly whenever you look at your purchase(s). SO: what do you buy? What store do you go to first? Do you add more of your own money to purchase something even nicer, or do you squirrel some away for a rainy day and spend less than the full $ 1500?

For my $ .02, for that money I’d probably put the money towards a bag, jewelry, or a painting… The Affordable Art Fair in NYC is always a good one for art (albeit not terribly “affordable”), and for fine jewelry that’s really interesting I’m a huge fan of Barney’s selection. (Oooh: love this ring, this necklace, or this necklace…)  If I were to put the money towards a bag I’d probably get one I’d wanted for a while, like this Chloe bag.

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Save $120 on 700 thread count hotel quality bed sheets, today only

Bed Sheets On Sale At Amazon

A lot of people think that if they want the most comfortable set of bed sheets they need to get something that’s 100% Egyptian cotton. As fancy as that sounds, it’s not true at all. Blends often offer a much silkier feel, and perhaps no set of bed sheets illustrates that more than the Weavely 700 Thread Count Hotel Quality Sheet Set with 2 Extra Bonus Pillow Cases. This 55% Cotton/ 45% Polyester blend is silky smooth even after being washed, and these sheets are on sale today at all-time lows in Full, Queen, and King sizes… with savings of up to $ 120 off retail pricing!

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Here’s more info from the product page:

  • 55% Cotton/ 45% Polyester
  • This 700 thread-count premier pin-stripe sheet set wraps you in luxury for a beautiful night’s sleep. Cotton blended with polyester is easy to care. This set includes an extra pair of bonus pillowcases for your convenience. Fully elasticized fitted sheet for a perfect fit. Choose from Ivory, Sage, Blue, Grey, Gold or White color to complement bedding.
  • The beautiful striped cotton rich sheet set makes a perfect addition to any room in your house – bedroom, guest room, kids room, RV, vacation home. Available in multiple colors, design and sizes, great gift idea for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Birthday, Christmas
  • 6 PIECE SHEET SET INCLUDES: 1 fitted sheet, 1 flat sheet and 4 pillowcases. Fitted sheet with deep pocket and elastic all around, 15 inch deep pockets fits snugly over mattresses up to 17-inches deep
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