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New Deck, Slate Patio and California Casual Entertaining
Hope your summer is off to a great start!  Are you loving the longer daylight hours?  Chief and I are! Cindy Hattersley came up from central California to spend the night while Howard is away on business.  Since I didn't want making dinner to interfere with...
Hope your summer is off to a great start! Are you loving the longer daylight hours? Chief and I are! Cindy Hattersley came up from central California to spend the night while Howard is away on business. Since I didn't wa...
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Make Your Best Party Platter Ever!
Lately, I've been making stress free party platters for informal parties or late arriving house guests.  It's easy as there are no complicated recipes.   There are just a few essential ingredients to stock in your pantry (sample grocery list below)  and I l...
Lately, I've been making stress free party platters for informal parties or late arriving house guests. It's easy as there are no complicated recipes. There are just a few essential ingredients to stock in your pantry (sam...
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Our More Comfortable Dining Room and Other Updates
  Remember me telling you about the  WS Home  Fitzgerald Dining Bench for $430 (less than half price on sale)?     Well, I measured for it, first.  And it is a few inches longer than the table without the leaves in...which seemed alright as  I wanted to add...
Remember me telling you about the WS Home Fitzgerald Dining Bench for $430 (less than half price on sale)? Well, I measured for it, first. And it is a few inches longer than the table without the leaves in...which se...
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Great Finds for Summer While "Exercising" at World Market
So, I got a new Fitbit  (steps tracker) for Mother's Day and I'm trying to get in 10,000 steps (about four miles) a day.  It was a bust for a couple days last week when I was down with a cold, but I'm doing better. It's easy to log in steps when I am distra...
So, I got a new Fitbit (steps tracker) for Mother's Day and I'm trying to get in 10,000 steps (about four miles) a day. It was a bust for a couple days last week when I was down with a cold, but I'm doing better. It's easy t...
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Great Style You Can Copy at The Studio!
Last week, I stopped by the beautiful showroom that  One Kings Lane  just opened in downtown San Francisco.  Their style is right up my alley!   This makes a cute office!  Love the desk, striped pillow and gallery ledge. Turquoise chandelier , bamboo direct...
Last week, I stopped by the beautiful showroom that One Kings Lane just opened in downtown San Francisco. Their style is right up my alley! This makes a cute office! Love the desk, striped pillow and gallery ledge. ...
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See The EXQUISITE Exhibit by Oscar de la Renta
Even though he was born in the Dominican Republic, Oscar de la Renta (1932 -2014) considered himself an American Designer...as his business and success came to life in the United States.  On Friday, my friend JoAnn and I went to  The Oscar de la Renta Retro...
Even though he was born in the Dominican Republic, Oscar de la Renta (1932 -2014) considered himself an American Designer...as his business and success came to life in the United States. On Friday, my friend JoAnn and I w...
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20 OF MY FAVORITE MODERATELY PRICED MIRRORS
Just about every room could use a mirror for light, style and functionality.  Here are some of my tried and true favorites. Living Room This beachy starburst mirror  makes a fun statement. A  Convex Mirror  can expand a room. For a mantel, too, or above a b...
Just about every room could use a mirror for light, style and functionality. Here are some of my tried and true favorites. Living Room This beachy starburst mirror makes a fun statement. A Convex Mirror can expand a roo...
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Summer Entertaining on the Water with Red, White and Blue
My friend, Lisa and her family moved back to the good ole U.S. of A. from England recently.  They purchased another electric Duffy boat (they had one in England)... which is fun since they live on a chain of lakes in Central Florida. A few years ago, I wrot...
My friend, Lisa and her family moved back to the good ole U.S. of A. from England recently. They purchased another electric Duffy boat (they had one in England)... which is fun since they live on a chain of lakes in Central...
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Design Trends and Fun in San Francisco
Happy Summer!  I've been out and about in SF and want to show you some things on my radar... On Friday, my friend Mindy and I toured the SF Decorator's Showcase  (ends on Memorial Day). Some highlights... Designer: Martin Kobus Home Photographer:  Russell A...
Happy Summer! I've been out and about in SF and want to show you some things on my radar... On Friday, my friend Mindy and I toured the SF Decorator's Showcase (ends on Memorial Day). Some highlights... Designer: Martin...
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Three Elements for A Quick Living Room Refresh and A One Pan Chicken Dinner
We refreshed Mary's Newport Beach living room with:  1. an updated, new chair,  2. wall to wall seagrass carpeting  and my favorite thing:   3. beautiful pillows! Before  The green and rust pattern in this carpet was hard to work with but the sectional had ...
We refreshed Mary's Newport Beach living room with: 1. an updated, new chair, 2. wall to wall seagrass carpeting and my favorite thing: 3. beautiful pillows! Before The green and rust pattern in this carpe...
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Light, Bright and Neutral Before/After
I really should say "Before/Midway" as we still need to finish the living room and bedroom.  But there is progress.  Here is a finished spot in the master bedroom. The dresser is from Restoration Hardware and the mirror is by Ballard Designs. The lamps are ...
I really should say "Before/Midway" as we still need to finish the living room and bedroom. But there is progress. Here is a finished spot in the master bedroom. The dresser is from Restoration Hardware and the mirror is...
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Inexpensive Last Minute BUT Thoughtful Mother's Day Ideas
You know the woman that suffered through morning sickness and nine months of turning in to a balloon, changed your diapers, read you stories, blew out her birthday candles wishing that  you would get into the college of your choice (that one might have just...
You know the woman that suffered through morning sickness and nine months of turning in to a balloon, changed your diapers, read you stories, blew out her birthday candles wishing that you would get into the college of your c...
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Welcome! I am an interior decorator in SF with projects all over California (and the US by e-design). Contact me @ madamepickett@gmail.com