"If at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again."

Name: Deborah J Stein, painter, designer and owner of Bonbon Oiseau Workshop and James Knudsen, lighting director, production lighting designer and owner of Quazar Productions. (With Maxine and Icky the cats and Pablo the pup)
Location: Long Island City, New York
Size: 1,100 square feet
Years lived in: Rented 4.5 years

Like us, our homes have moods. On a sunny day, they're cheerful and bright; at night, they can be quiet and contemplative. My tour of Deb and Jim's home happened to fall on a gray Spring day, with threatening rain and a solid cloud cover; the type of day when curling up with a cup of tea on the sofa is just the thing to do.

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The DIY movement is a re-introduction (often to urban and suburban dwellers) of the old pattern of personal involvement and use of skills in upkeep of a house or apartment, making clothes; maintenance of cars, computers, websites; or any material aspect of living.

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