Posts by: cdmader

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 hate my front door.  The Brady Bunch called, they are missing a door and two mustard glass side panels, blech. I like the color but not much else Husband, always the practical one, says just paint it black and be done with it.  Sorry, paint can’t solve those modular 70s inset panel thingees, belch.  Or the groovy...

that sometimes make the biggest impact, don’t you think?  We’ve all seen the reproduction light bulbs that look so super cool, like these from Restoration Hardware: via Restoration Hardware The issue with those is that they are pricey and they are not energy efficient, I guess the latter is the bigger crime especially...

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...

E has an amazing space on a hillside overlooking the water.  I think she would agree with me when I say it needs a bit of freshening up to live up to its full potential.  Here is the loooooong wall with the fireplace, we are going to flank it with built-in cabinetry: Here is the other side of that fireplace with the...

After we finish our upstairs bathroom we are pretty much done with our house… although I have never felt our master bedroom was totally finished, it needs pattern, texture, something.  I was down there this morning saying I thought the bedroom needed some work expecting the typical rolled eyes from hubby and he agreed...