Posts by: cdmader

Go to Ikea first I like to say. Find your inspiration and take those ideas to Ikea to see if you can bring it to life for less. I bet you can. The 2 keys to a custom Ikea kitchen are out of the box thinking and a good finish carpenter/cabinetmaker. Mine is OUTSTANDING and if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area I...

Oh geez, I’m officially not with it. I am attempting to revive my interior design career and in order to do that these days you need social media. Fine. I have lots of pictures of my work, and all kinds of other nonsense;) But it’s more than pictures. You need to compress those pics. You need to edit those pics....

Got a new laptop!!! we are off to the races baby!;)

I am on the hunt for a machine washable area rug runner for my newly renovated open kitchen/living/dining/everything room. The floor guy is coming today to put the final clear coat on the floor which means tomorrow I can bring in the dining room table! You can’t grasp how monumental this is until you understand that...

Yes, my family is spending the summer in Las Vegas.  It’s a long story, but the short version is it’s freakin hot here.  Slightly longer version is that my handsome husband came home one day and said ‘we should buy a condo in Las Vegas’ to which I replied ‘do you have a girlfriend there or something?’  The idea of it...

AHHH Pareeee;) This photo was shot by Peter Medilek.  We recently did a photo shoot of my condo at Veer Towers. I’m attempting to figure out how to blog from my phone, it might be a bumpy ride;)

Will contain this most succinct piece of art: https://www.gilt.com/sale/home/art-578326/product/1109797060-the-artwork-factory-wash-your-hands-framed?origin=sale

Now you would think with that name the founder would be an honest to goodness Farmgirl, her complete passion for farm grown flowers simply grew organically into a business.  Nope.  Christina, the ‘farm girl’ wanted to start an innovative business ‘that would make a positive impact in the world.’  She had plenty of...

I was at West Elm again a few days ago… I can’t seem to get enough of that place.  I’m always impressed by their lighting, they always have something gorgeous.  My favorite thing by far was the globe chandelier, It’s so Boardwalk Empire to me!  And the way they displayed it at the store was simply stunning, way nicer in...

Yes, Lenny.  Yes I am.;) I recently saw him in concert.  Hubby refuses to let me bum rush the stage any longer, but we got as close as I could without disturbing the masses.  He was wearing a snakeskin blazer, a red plaid fabric sash thing that had his right pec hanging out and some crazy ass silver beaded necklace...