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What's New? Things I'm Liking At The Moment!!!
I'm still in Southern California right now, but before I came down I got my hair styled by Inna at d'Arti in SF .  I love seeing her latest floral arrangements.  She goes to the SF Flower Mart, too. The cute shelves are from Restoration Hardware ...  nice f...
I'm still in Southern California right now, but before I came down I got my hair styled by Inna at d'Arti in SF.  I love seeing her latest floral arrangements.  She goes to the SF Flower Mart, too. The cute shelves are fro...
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Blue and White Bayside Bridal Shower
Our friend, Laura's daughter, is engaged!   Brooke and Andy met as sailors on the Newport Harbor. So, it was appropriate that Debbie, Maureen, Diane and I gave Brooke a nautical shower at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club. We served Champagne with peach and min...
Our friend, Laura's daughter, is engaged!   Brooke and Andy met as sailors on the Newport Harbor. So, it was appropriate that Debbie, Maureen, Diane and I gave Brooke a nautical shower at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club. We se...
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Give Your Guest Room Chic Global Style
 All set for company!  My client, Caroline inherited Asian art from her uncle.  We thought it would be fun to use it in her guest room and create a global, contemporary vibe.  Zen-like.  This mid-century modern desk is from West Elm and the lamps are from T...
 All set for company!  My client, Caroline inherited Asian art from her uncle.  We thought it would be fun to use it in her guest room and create a global, contemporary vibe.  Zen-like.  This mid-century modern desk is from...
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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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8 INSIDER TIPS TO DISNEYLAND
Our son, Thomas is really enjoying his internship at Disneyland.  A cast member perk is free admission to California Adventure and Disneyland.  Recently, he took me along with him!  My husband worked for Disney for many years and we have gone SEVERAL TIMES ...
Our son, Thomas is really enjoying his internship at Disneyland.  A cast member perk is free admission to California Adventure and Disneyland.  Recently, he took me along with him!  My husband worked for Disney for many years...
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10 Key Tips For Decorating Your First Home
 If it's your first home, generally speaking, money is pretty tight with all the moving in expenses. Here's advice I give to my clients who are decorating their new homes. 1.  Prioritize.  Try to finish your main, more public areas first like your living/fa...
 If it's your first home, generally speaking, money is pretty tight with all the moving in expenses. Here's advice I give to my clients who are decorating their new homes. 1.  Prioritize.  Try to finish your main, more publ...
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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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