Inspiration

I LOVE a great reupholstery job.  It’s such a great feeling to see the final product.  There was a time I thought maybe I could reupholster chairs myself, there are all kinds of blogs showing bleak befores and awesome afters.  There are also many youtube videos showing you step by step how to do it and what equipment...

Out and about yesterday I stopped into one the stores I like to visit, West Elm and spied this amazing coffee table.  Check it! West Elm Terrace Coffee Table The website says it’s online only, but I promise it was there in my store, see!  I have mad love for this coffee table for a few reasons. The bottom shelf is a...

I try to design something beautiful every day.  Creating fuels me.  I was so drawn to these dusty pink roses from Trader Joes.  Bought those and tuberose, the rest are clippings from my garden, props to my husband for knowing what to do out there.

We have almost finished the upstairs bathroom remodel.  I can’t believe I was initially against remodeling it!  I didn’t want to put any more money into this house, but my husband made me see the light.  Sometimes he has a good idea or two.;)  Let’s start from the ground up, the floor.  I found this great deal on...

What can I say, I love this store. Wandered in yesterday to return some Dash and Albert rug samples I had borrowed for a client’s house.  And every time I go in I spy something new.  I had seen this wingback chair previously but I hadn’t yet recognized the genius of it… that my friends is a slipcover!  Let me tell you...

I have wanted one ever since I saw a photo in a mag with one dangling in between 2 vanity mirrors.  Oooh!  Maybe I could hang one over my bathtub!  OK, that is totally going to be in the works although there is a pot light up there, and then there is the whole code business.  Code schmode. Anyway, I have a client with...

You never know what you are going to find at my favorite trash to treasure source, Urban Ore in Berkeley.  I head there often and come home with great finds.  This week I am helping a friend furnish her new home in the wine country, she is going for cottage chic, light and airy and bright… and I had my eyes open for...

My favorite store for all things home decor, stationary, toiletries, etc. opened a new huge 2nd store location right down the street from me and Scarlett and I stopped by as we heard there might be cupcakes involved.;)  I would buy everything in the store if I could.  Seriously.  Thank goodness going to the store...

I’m in the final stages of finishing (is anything really ever finished?) my living room makeover.  The fireplace is the focal point, and I am trying to downplay the huge TV over it.  I have really liked these lamps flanking the TV on the mantel, but the lampshades have not yet come up to speed.  Here is what they...

Here is the foyer all dolled up, those prints were the easiest thing to do.  Printed out some images from the computer then glittered them.  And to tell you the truth, they are still on my wall, holiday schmoliday: Here is a shot of the main entry table.  What you don’t see on the right is a big ass paper mache...