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SIX Ways to Update Your Dining Room NOW for Fall
Could your dining room use a refresh before the weather gets cooler?  These days, people entertain less formally and it's a good idea to have a dining room that feels approachable.  Like you could serve take-out pizza and salad as easily as a five course me...
Could your dining room use a refresh before the weather gets cooler? These days, people entertain less formally and it's a good idea to have a dining room that feels approachable. Like you could serve take-out pizza and sal...
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The Next Project Design
A new Project Design is coming THIS Friday.   It's going to be: "Exceptionally Clever Chair Makeovers."   Here are some of my past chair fixer-uppers. When reupholstering you can change details.  For example, we changed the back and added tufting to Jackie'...
A new Project Design is coming THIS Friday. It's going to be: "Exceptionally Clever Chair Makeovers." Here are some of my past chair fixer-uppers. When reupholstering you can change details. For example, we changed the...
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Chairs That Can Change Looks... and I'm Lucky To Be Alive
This little guy has changed a bit in the last few years and so has the chair on which he is sitting. When described for a  BH&G article   two years ago, they said I "believed in second chances.  Third and fourth ones, too".  That's accurate!  I am big on re...
This little guy has changed a bit in the last few years and so has the chair on which he is sitting. When described for a BH&G article two years ago, they said I "believed in second chances. Third and fourth ones, too". Th...
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SMALL DECOR UPDATES FOR BIG IMPACT
Hello, everyone.  I'm getting back into the groove after our vacation in Mexico and spending some time in Southern California.  Here are somethings that have been happening... In my client's rustic modern kitchen we added these  Katie Pendants with Cylinder...
Hello, everyone. I'm getting back into the groove after our vacation in Mexico and spending some time in Southern California. Here are somethings that have been happening... In my client's rustic modern kitchen we added ...
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Our EXCELLENTE Mexican Riveria Vacation and Ideas To Bring Home!
Buenos días, amigos.  We just got back from having the best time with four families on the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico.  Some of these photos were taken by Alec and others on our trip.   Last year, we rented a house in the Bahamas .   This year was just as ...
Buenos días, amigos. We just got back from having the best time with four families on the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. Some of these photos were taken by Alec and others on our trip. Last year, we rented a house ...
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FAMILY ROOM MAKEOVER IN THREE HOURS
This family room/kitchen in Orange County, California had great bones to start, but the furniture arrangement was not conversational.  No bueno.    How do you put a drink down? With only three hours to make adjustments to my client's space, here is what we ...
This family room/kitchen in Orange County, California had great bones to start, but the furniture arrangement was not conversational. No bueno. How do you put a drink down? With only three hours to make adjustments to...
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Project Design: Exceptionally Clever Chair Makeover
When Cindy Hattersley and I were brainstorming Project Design ideas, she suggested updating a granny chair or garage sale find. I thought, I have two chairs in our living room that REALLY need help (or donating)  but do I really want to show them on the blo...
When Cindy Hattersley and I were brainstorming Project Design ideas, she suggested updating a granny chair or garage sale find. I thought, I have two chairs in our living room that REALLY need help (or donating) but do I re...
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St. Frank, Ethnic Prints and Embroidery
The cast on my leg and crutches have kept me mostly housebound.  I am healing but there is the pain and inconvenience plus, I am missing my cousin's wedding and a little NYC get-away with family (including  Hamilton tickets)...  Yes, I am feeling sorry for ...
The cast on my leg and crutches have kept me mostly housebound. I am healing but there is the pain and inconvenience plus, I am missing my cousin's wedding and a little NYC get-away with family (including Hamilton tickets)...
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Unforgettable Tropical Boho Chic Party!
My friend, Laura throws the most wonderful parties.  Remember her daughter's Old California themed wedding ?   This time, it was her husband, Jack's birthday celebration at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club.  The above sitting area set the tropical, boho chic t...
My friend, Laura throws the most wonderful parties. Remember her daughter's Old California themed wedding? This time, it was her husband, Jack's birthday celebration at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club. The above sitting area...
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SMALL DECOR UPDATES FOR BIG IMPACT
Hello, everyone.  I'm getting back into the groove after our vacation in Mexico and spending some time in Southern California.  Here are somethings that have been happening... In my client's rustic modern kitchen we added these  Katie Pendants with Cylinder...
Hello, everyone. I'm getting back into the groove after our vacation in Mexico and spending some time in Southern California. Here are somethings that have been happening... In my client's rustic modern kitchen we added ...
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Our EXCELLENTE Mexican Riveria Vacation and Ideas To Bring Home!
Buenos dias, amigos.  We had the best time with four families on the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. Gracias for these photos, Alec!  Last year, we rented a house in the Bahamas and this year it was just as beautiful !   I don't think I could ever tire of Mexi...
Buenos dias, amigos. We had the best time with four families on the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. Gracias for these photos, Alec! Last year, we rented a house in the Bahamas and this year it was just as beautiful! I...
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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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Welcome! I am an interior decorator in SF with projects all over California (and the US by e-design). Contact me @ madamepickett@gmail.com