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Why a Neutral Background Can Work For You
With neutral walls, curtains and furniture, you can change your color scheme whenever you like.  Isn't this a pretty Roman shade   by  Anna French  (love the scalloped edge)?  Pale pink tulips  would be nice here too...lots of colors would work. Or navy blu...
With neutral walls, curtains and furniture, you can change your color scheme whenever you like.  Isn't this a pretty Roman shade   by Anna French (love the scalloped edge)?  Pale pink tulips  would be nice here too...lots ...
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Small Bath Makeover and A Major Scare
After our vacation, I flew back into Southern California.  Staying at Debbie's beautiful home, I had the luxury of waking up early and perusing some of her design books. " Decorating In Detail " is great...I think I will purchase it. Water damage in Mary's ...
After our vacation, I flew back into Southern California.  Staying at Debbie's beautiful home, I had the luxury of waking up early and perusing some of her design books. "Decorating In Detail" is great...I think I will ...
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Six Tips For Bringing Color Into Your Living Room
It's been so fun having Juliet as a client.  She is not afraid of color and it fits her sunny, witty personality.  I am happy that she is pleased with her new living room. 1.  Pull in color from something you love like your rug or artwork (in Juliet's case,...
It's been so fun having Juliet as a client.  She is not afraid of color and it fits her sunny, witty personality.  I am happy that she is pleased with her new living room. 1.  Pull in color from something you love like y...
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Project Design: Refresh Your Living Room With These Inexpensive Tips
Welcome to Project Design where Cindy from Rough Luxe Lifestyles and I recruit other design blogger to give their advice on specific projects.   Here are my 10 low cost tips to refresh your living room...  1.   Bring the outside in.  Living in San Francisco...
Welcome to Project Design where Cindy from Rough Luxe Lifestyles and I recruit other design blogger to give their advice on specific projects.   Here are my 10 low cost tips to refresh your living room...  1.  Bring the o...
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Eight Tips For The Art of Flower Arranging
Arrangement created by Mindy Rosenberg Design   Recently, I attended a class given by Mindy in her beautiful backyard. We were each given a notebook to record our notes.  My notes: 1.  Pick Your Vessel--as it determines the mechanics to hold the flowers in ...
Arrangement created by Mindy Rosenberg Design  Recently, I attended a class given by Mindy in her beautiful backyard. We were each given a notebook to record our notes.  My notes: 1.  Pick Your Vessel--as it ...
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MOTHER'S DAY and Fun Projects This Week
A couple of days ago in line at the grocery store, there was young mom behind me with two beautiful one and two year old boys in her cart (that was also loaded with groceries).  She said "No one tells you how hard this job is."  Big smile.  It does get easi...
A couple of days ago in line at the grocery store, there was young mom behind me with two beautiful one and two year old boys in her cart (that was also loaded with groceries).  She said "No one tells you how hard this job is...
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Six Things To Try For A Great Summer
These little lights  make a sweet statement in a garden or on a deck ...party ready all summer long! My sister gave me this Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish  as a thank you once.  I loved the way it exfoliated and hydrated my skin.  It feels indulgent and it's...
These little lights make a sweet statement in a garden or on a deck...party ready all summer long! My sister gave me this Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish as a thank you once.  I loved the way it exfoliated and hydrated my...
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Contemporary Beach Style in the Bahamas
 My family along with our friends from Florida are renting this beautiful modern home on Grand Guana Cay (pronounced Key).  The above photograph was taken from the upstairs loggia.  It gets great cross breezes.  The water in the Bahamas comprises every gorg...
 My family along with our friends from Florida are renting this beautiful modern home on Grand Guana Cay (pronounced Key).  The above photograph was taken from the upstairs loggia.  It gets great cross breezes.  The water i...
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SUMMER FUN: Phone Apps, Pillows, Strawberry Cake, Décor...
My mom, sister, brother and their dogs were visiting over Memorial Day weekend.  We tried to show them a good time!  Including walking the dogs to the nearby park with this clever gift ...  Let's keep this a secret in case it's legally questionable. See the...
My mom, sister, brother and their dogs were visiting over Memorial Day weekend.  We tried to show them a good time!  Including walking the dogs to the nearby park with this clever gift...  Let's keep this a secret in case ...
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Eight Classic Round Side Tables and A New Project Design
A larger, 28" to 36" round end table is versatile!  I have two different ones that I like to move around like... in a corner, between two sofas or a sofa and chair as a bedside table between two club chairs in a large foyer even as a small dining spot for b...
A larger, 28" to 36" round end table is versatile!  I have two different ones that I like to move around like... in a corner, between two sofas or a sofa and chair as a bedside table between two club chairs in a large foye...
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Best Of The Nest April Highlights
Check out these highlights from April's of The Best of The Nest. Cindy at  Rough Luxe  shared her updated powder room.  Love the backsplash detail and fun patterned walls. Veronica of  The Naked Decorator  featured her pretty morning room.  I'd like to have...
Check out these highlights from April's of The Best of The Nest. Cindy at Rough Luxe shared her updated powder room.  Love the backsplash detail and fun patterned walls. Veronica of The Naked Decorator featured her pret...
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News and Style Notes From Florida
The last six days were spent in Central and Northern Florida seeing family and friends and attending our son's graduation from college.  Lots of happy occasions!   But now I'm halfway into my journey home to San Francisco and am reminded about how  big  thi...
The last six days were spent in Central and Northern Florida seeing family and friends and attending our son's graduation from college.  Lots of happy occasions!  But now I'm halfway into my journey home to San Francisco and ...
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