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Read This Before You Buy Another Throw Pillow!
(in photo two 24" squares, one 22" square and one 18 x 26") How do you know what size throw pillows will work for you?  Liana, "The Pillow Master" has a great eye and is  an excellent seamstress for all soft fabric décor.    Here are her sizing tips for pil...
(in photo two 24" squares, one 22" square and one 18 x 26") How do you know what size throw pillows will work for you? Liana, "The Pillow Master" has a great eye and is an excellent seamstress for all soft fabric décor...
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32 THINGS TO DO FOR YOURSELF IN 2017
Last night, I snapped this photo while walking Chief and reflecting on self improvement.    I started a list for myself and ended up with a blog post that I hope will be useful for you, too.       1.    Stretch a little  before you get out of bed.  2.    Bu...
Last night, I snapped this photo while walking Chief and reflecting on self improvement. I started a list for myself and ended up with a blog post that I hope will be useful for you, too. 1. Stretch a little befo...
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MASTER BATH BEFORE/AFTER: Fresh Mediterranean
My mother and sister live together in San Diego, California.  I'm here helping my elderly mom with errands and Christmas preparations while trying to give my sister a break.  It's so great to have quality time with them.  And I am excited for the rest of th...
My mother and sister live together in San Diego, California. I'm here helping my elderly mom with errands and Christmas preparations while trying to give my sister a break. It's so great to have quality time with them. And...
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December Randomness, Inexpensive Gifts and Recipes
How are your holidays shaping up?   Since we are going to San Diego for Christmas,  our holiday decorations here in SF are mostly on our mantel .   But, we picked up my sister's tree before we left after Thanksgiving. Here's Howard and my sister, Teresa, wi...
How are your holidays shaping up? Since we are going to San Diego for Christmas, our holiday decorations here in SF are mostly on our mantel. But, we picked up my sister's tree before we left after Thanksgiving. ...
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Steps to Layer Your Holiday Mantel and Mantels Around America
  Playing with our mantel is always fun,  so when Suzy from  Worthington Court   invited me to join this group,  I said YES!   Suzy has a crisp, farmhouse style with fun "do it yourself" tips. Anyway...welcome to San Francisco, California if you are visitin...
Playing with our mantel is always fun, so when Suzy from Worthington Court invited me to join this group, I said YES! Suzy has a crisp, farmhouse style with fun "do it yourself" tips. Anyway...welcome to San Francisco, C...
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Why E-Designing For My Readers Is Rewarding
If you have been reading this blog for a while you know me... I mean, I know this is sort of like an internet date.    But you know I like a mix of high and low*,  fresh and classic, nice fabrics and try to work with  what people have, within reason. Even t...
If you have been reading this blog for a while you know me... I mean, I know this is sort of like an internet date. But you know I like a mix of high and low*, fresh and classic, nice fabrics and try to work with wha...
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Room Makeovers And Affordable "Refreshes" Are Top Of The List
Hey...so I've done about 20 of the simple things on my list:   32 THINGS TO DO FOR YOURSELF IN  2017  including taking new yoga classes, making a sugar scrub and brewing green iced tea...more to go, but it feels great!   Other bloggers have been reviewing t...
Hey...so I've done about 20 of the simple things on my list: 32 THINGS TO DO FOR YOURSELF IN 2017 including taking new yoga classes, making a sugar scrub and brewing green iced tea...more to go, but it feels great! Othe...
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32 THINGS TO DO FOR YOURSELF IN 2017
Last night, I snapped this photo while walking Chief and reflecting on self improvement.   Which is a form of loving yourself.   WE COULD ALL USE THAT!  I started a list for myself and ended up with a blog post that I hope will be useful for you, too.      ...
Last night, I snapped this photo while walking Chief and reflecting on self improvement. Which is a form of loving yourself. WE COULD ALL USE THAT! I started a list for myself and ended up with a blog post that I hope wi...
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Ideas From the Traditional Home Napa Show House
Last week, I met  Cindy Hattersley  and  Pat Huber   in Napa, California  to tour the  Traditional Home Show House .   This is the second year they have  let me tag along on their little adventure. Thanks, guys! Can you see the grape vines in the background...
Last week, I met Cindy Hattersley and Pat Huber in Napa, California to tour the Traditional Home Show House. This is the second year they have let me tag along on their little adventure. Thanks, guys! Can you s...
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Steps to Layer Your Holiday Mantel and Mantels Around America
    Playing with our mantel is always fun,  so when Suzy from  Worthington Court   invited me to join "Mantels Across America",  I said YES!   Suzy has a crisp, farmhouse style with fun "do it yourself" tips. Anyway...welcome to San Francisco, California if...
Playing with our mantel is always fun, so when Suzy from Worthington Court invited me to join "Mantels Across America", I said YES! Suzy has a crisp, farmhouse style with fun "do it yourself" tips. Anyway...welcome to Sa...
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NO FAIL PAINT SHADES AND OTHER NEWS
Hello and happy Thanksgiving!  We just were in Newport Beach, California getting our Lido home for new renters.  The Dutch door got a fresh coat of Benjamin Moore Hale Navy. This is a good shade with blue slate. The master bedroom got slicked up with soothi...
Hello and happy Thanksgiving! We just were in Newport Beach, California getting our Lido home for new renters. The Dutch door got a fresh coat of Benjamin Moore Hale Navy. This is a good shade with blue slate. The...
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My Living Room Video Tour and A Designer Tip for Your Pillows
After Liana sent me some gorgeous pillows for my birthday, I sent her a video of how they looked.   See the charming rose blanket stitching  on Penny Morrison Varsari Blue and Pink linen.  The new pillows and this great book by Mark Sikes , from Cindy Hatte...
After Liana sent me some gorgeous pillows for my birthday, I sent her a video of how they looked. See the charming rose blanket stitching on Penny Morrison Varsari Blue and Pink linen. The new pillows and thi...
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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