Category Archives: Good Design

Dark and Stormy Decor

Tweet I would describe my personal design style as being a bit dark and stormy. While I can appreciate things like country cottage and shabby chic, the sweetness of it isn’t something I naturally gravitate toward. Whether a room is … Continue reading

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Sparkle and Shine! Easy Bling For Your Holiday Home

Tweet It’s hard for me to believe that in ten short days Christmas will be upon us. By now, you’re probably done decorating, but if you’re like me, you just keep decorating until the holidays are over – and they’re … Continue reading

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Creating Fabulous Fall Vignettes

Tweet For so many reasons, Fall is my favorite time of year. Although we don’t really have an extreme change of seasons here in California, there’s a chill in the air, leaves on the ground and families come together to … Continue reading

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Catching Up With The Muses

Tweet The past several months have been filled with blessings and challenges both personally and professionally and updating the blog has fallen woefully behind. Whereas I used to send out monthly newsletters keeping folks up-to-date on our wanderings, I’ve switched … Continue reading

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Hayward Park Residence II

Tweet A reclaimed wood cabinet does double-duty as both a mail/key drop off area and bar in the entry space. A custom Moroccan pendant hangs in the entry space and casts gorgeous shadows on the ceiling and surrounding walls. A … Continue reading

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Baywood Residence

Tweet A San Mateo couple with a young daughter requested that I do a makeover on their space utilizing existing furnishings where possible. Art and accessories warmed up the space and gave the rooms a more finished look. Husband and … Continue reading

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The Wonder of Wall Coverings

Tweet Let’s put it on the table straight away. I love wallpaper. Would I paper an entire house? Probably not. For one thing, the paper I covet is probably the most costly available, and for another, I am a renter, … Continue reading

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Come on Over! Styling Your Holiday Home

Tweet Whether you’re like me, and the thought of having large groups of people over gives you hives, or you’re the frequently entertaining-type, it’s the time of year to invite folks over to fill our homes with the love, laughter … Continue reading

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Creating Curious Displays

Tweet There’s a romantic crispness to the air right now. Night comes earlier and it’s the perfect time to cocoon under warm blankets in candlelit rooms. It’s my favorite season of the year. As the last days of summer disappear, … Continue reading

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Kittredge Home

Tweet Pravina and Perry Kittredge are a well-traveled, well-educated, and super interesting couple with three young children. As a scientist, Pravina loves interesting objects and odd things. Perry, a middle-school math and social studies teacher, likes a relaxing and uncomplicated … Continue reading

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