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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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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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The Art of Creating an Eclectic Style

Tweet I’ve written before about eclectic style, and it occurred to me that it was definitely time to revisit the topic. With the increasing popularity of HGTV, and a slew of shows like Design on a Dime, Dear Genevieve, and … Continue reading

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Happy Harvest Decorating!

Tweet I’m in love with the idea of “Harvest Decorating” as opposed to Halloween or Thanksgiving specific decor. I’ve never been particularly thematic, and I never really “get” headstones and amputated limbs as decoration.

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Modern Romantic – Simple Seductive Style

Tweet How would I describe a romantic room? I don’t think of it as a room where the romance necessarily happens, but a space that inspires a romantic feeling. The Fontana Park Design Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal (above) is a … Continue reading

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No Room Left Behind!

Tweet Long ago I read Karen Kingston’s enlightening book, “Creating Sacred Space With Feng Shui,” and much of what I read has become a building block for how I work with my clients to define their current and future space. … Continue reading

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Sexy Spaces

Tweet There are certain spaces that are so compelling to me that they conjure up fantasies of  wine-filled nights or whispers of things I hardly ever share. In my opinion there are a lot of elements that need to come … Continue reading

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Roommate Style – Design Tips for Co-habitating

Tweet The reality of being young and living in the San Francisco Bay Area is that you already have or probably will have, roommates. Paychecks are now smaller and harder to come by and spending on single-living-situations is a luxury … Continue reading

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What is “Industrial” Really?

Tweet Flipping through the latest issue of Elle Decor I came across the new Restoration Hardware ad campaign. They’ve taken a new direction and that’s good, however, I think someone drank too much of the Kool-Aid with respect to the … Continue reading

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Fabulous Finds for the Budget Impaired

Tweet I love the space and time that we’re in when it comes to interior design. There has never been a moment like this one – a place where industrial, French, traditional, vintage, ethno-glamour, and minimalist can co-exist at auction, … Continue reading

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