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Refresh Your Home: Accessory Checklist!
It shouldn't take a lot to make your home feel fresh.  For me, it's straightening up, cleaning a bit, arranging some flowers, putting on some music and lighting a scented candle.   When accessorizing someone else's home, I like to use what the owners alread...
It shouldn't take a lot to make your home feel fresh.  For me, it's straightening up, cleaning a bit, arranging some flowers, putting on some music and lighting a scented candle.   When accessorizing someone else's home, I...
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Transitional Coffee Tables, My Home Office, Procrastinating...
For a client's new living room design, we want a transitional, dark coffee table.  We ordered the  Noir Sutton  table, as well as a round end table, from the warehouse in Los Angeles.  They were shipped via truck to Northern California.  Within a couple wee...
For a client's new living room design, we want a transitional, dark coffee table.  We ordered the Noir Sutton table, as well as a round end table, from the warehouse in Los Angeles.  They were shipped via truck to Northern Ca...
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How to Have a Cool Look with Vintage and International Textiles
A few days ago, I visited  Juxtaposition Home   in Newport Beach, California.  They always do an awesome job of mixing vintage and new ethnic textiles for an international, relaxed feel.  And I love their use of white and stripes.  Casual and Classic!  Text...
A few days ago, I visited Juxtaposition Home in Newport Beach, California.  They always do an awesome job of mixing vintage and new ethnic textiles for an international, relaxed feel.  And I love their use of white and str...
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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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Colorful Flea Market Accessories
Have you checked out your local flea market lately?  Yesterday, my daughter, her friend and I went to the  Treasure Island Flea Market .  Here are some things that caught my eye. These Fouta towels from Tunsia are fun... The industrial benches were being un...
Have you checked out your local flea market lately?  Yesterday, my daughter, her friend and I went to the Treasure Island Flea Market.  Here are some things that caught my eye. These Fouta towels from Tunsia are fun... The ...
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How to Relax and Make Your Summer Easy
AKA, another post that is all over the place about things I want you tell you about... Last night, I served rosé wine with peach chunks and a sprig of mint...and red pepper hummus with pita bread from the from the grocery store.  The peach gives the drink a...
AKA, another post that is all over the place about things I want you tell you about... Last night, I served rosé wine with peach chunks and a sprig of mint...and red pepper hummus with pita bread from the from the grocery ...
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BANQUETTES: Everyones' Favorite Place to Gather
People like to gather in the kitchen, right?  And with a banquette/breakfast nook it is especially inviting.  They can be cosy, comfortable and a good use of space! This oil painting gave us a jumping off point for my client, Carolyn's new kitchen banquette...
People like to gather in the kitchen, right?  And with a banquette/breakfast nook it is especially inviting.  They can be cosy, comfortable and a good use of space! This oil painting gave us a jumping off point for my clien...
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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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