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Realistic Looking Faux Plants

You probably didn?t notice when I posted about this master bathroom refresh that one of the plants among the group on the floating shelves was fake. I...
04-05-2021 22:09

Weekend Reading 5.2.21

Isn?t May the best month" I think it wins first place, with September a close second. Those months dance on the edge of seasons and always have the be...
03-05-2021 22:08

Creative Plant + Flower Ideas for Mother’s Day

Mother?s Day is less than two weeks away, so now is the time to start thinking about all the moms in your life! A bouquet of fresh flowers is always l...
30-04-2021 22:08

Weekend Reading 4.25.21

This month I gave myself new gifts in the form of self care: extra sleep and green juice. As often as possible, I?ve allow myself to sleep until I wak...
26-04-2021 22:07

Day Trip to Calistoga

I used to believe that the harvest season in autumn was the nicest time to visit our Northern California Wine Country but with all the wildfires in th...
23-04-2021 22:08

Beyond Frames: 15 Ideas for Travel Photos

I take many photos when I travel (and often share them in my travel posts) and I?ve also started a small business where I sell my travel art prints. N...
21-04-2021 22:05

Weekend Reading 4.18.21

Thanks so much for all the love on my client?s kitchen remodel feature this week, your comments on the blog and Instagram were so kind! I?m in histori...
18-04-2021 22:08

Client Remodel: Christina & John’s Kitchen

In late 2019, my client Christina wrote to me and asked if I could help her update her dated 1990s oak kitchen and we set an appointment to meet her i...
15-04-2021 22:05

Splash of Color: Patio Chairs

Friends, do you feel it in the air" The weather changing as the warmer months arrive, it?s the best feeling! I?ve been walking in the evenings around ...
14-04-2021 22:04

Weekend Reading 4.11.21

Thanks so much for all the love on the recent bathroom refresh, your comments on the blog and Insta were so kind! I took a two days off to rest after ...
12-04-2021 22:03

Brass Wall Sconces: 1, 2, & 3

I?m nearing completion on my bathroom remodel. I?ll be featuring that next on the blog after I finish the grouting then install the new light fixtures...
08-04-2021 22:04

Master Bathroom Refresh

*this post is brought to you in partnership with PaintCare. It?s been a few years that I?ve wanted to give this bathroom a refresh but finally got aro...
08-04-2021 22:04

Weekend Reading 4.4.21

Happy Easter everyone! I hope you?re spending your day relaxing and celebrating with your family and/or friends. My stepdaughter and her boyfriend are...
04-04-2021 22:02

Destination Design: Riviera Maya + Tulum

The destination design series slipped my mind in March so it?s back for April, and this month?s feature is the Riviera Maya on the east coast of Mexic...
02-04-2021 22:03

Patterned Outdoor Rugs for Spring

I had a very productive weekend, I primed some cabinets for a bathroom makeover in progress. I prepped a wall for a new backsplash and did some garden...
31-03-2021 22:03

Weekend Reading 3.27.21

I attended a funeral yesterday. They are always a reminder of the impact people have on each others lives, how quickly life moves and how fleeting it ...
27-03-2021 21:59

Vertical Stack Bond in the Shower

I?m remodeling three bathrooms and a kitchen this month and next, just like the saying goes, when it rains it pours. I?m rounding up all the materials...
24-03-2021 22:08

Weekend Reading 3.21.21

It feels good for spring to officially arrive, doesn’t it" The mustard flowers are blooming in the vineyards of Sonoma and Napa valleys this month, ...
22-03-2021 22:11

Fabric Projects from the Archives

Last month I hit the twelve year mark with this blog. I started this blog in February 2009 just for fun and to document a house remodel, and after two...
20-03-2021 22:02

New Spring Patterns

There are three new prints available in my Spoonflower shop, available as fabric, wallpaper, and home decor. More prints coming this summer!...
18-03-2021 22:38

Weekend Reading 3.15.21

I spent the weekend up in the mountains in Lake Tahoe, it was a spontaneous trip but oh what fun! The skies were blue and the snow was fresh and I fin...
16-03-2021 22:36

Architectural Trend: Arched Niches

I?m not a fan of the senseless niches that were part of the design of so many subdivision homes built in the 1980s and 1990s. I prefer to close them o...
12-03-2021 22:18

Pendants in Natural Textures

My eyes are glazed over with the hours I?ve spent researching light fixtures for bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, and dining. I shared a glimpse of the i...
10-03-2021 22:03

Weekend Reading 3.7.21

I?ve been traveling vicariously through Scotland watching the travel show ?Men in Kilts? because I?ve never visited (and always wanted to) and I like ...
07-03-2021 21:52

Geometric Wood Feature Walls

Painted accent walls were all the rage years ago. They?ve made comeback but with a slight twist. These contemporary feature walls are created with lat...
03-03-2021 21:55

Weekend Reading 2.28.21

Happy weekend friends. We just got word that kids in our town are going back to school in April which is such great news. My teens have been attending...
28-02-2021 21:57

Four Days in the Florida Keys

In late February of 2020, I took a trip to the Florida Keys. It was two weeks before shelter-in-place orders went into effect in California in March, ...
25-02-2021 21:55

Porch + Patio Privacy Fence Ideas

Finally I have my hands on a renovation project! This is a 1200 square foot 2 bedroom 2 bath duplex with a small patio, in need of a top to bottom mak...
24-02-2021 21:58

Weekend Reading 2.21.21

Today I?m in Santa Cruz with three of my besties, we planned a girls getaway weekend to break away from our routines. We?re watching sunsets and laugh...
21-02-2021 21:57

Open House Checklist

I was having coffee with Matt today and he was telling me about his work. He?s a real estate broker and appraiser with 30 years experience in the busi...
19-02-2021 21:56

Weekend Reading 2.14.21

I?ve spent the past few days sourcing tile, cabinets, and flooring in anticipation of closing on the fixer upper I?m about to get my hands on. Yay! On...
14-02-2021 21:58

Spring Refresh: 20 Botanical Peel & Stick Wallpapers

It?s a universal truth that peel and stick wallpaper is one of the best modern inventions! I used this black batik peel and stick wallpaper in in my s...
12-02-2021 21:58

DIY: Terrazzo Planters

Terrazzo is trending big time right now, we?re seeing this pattern appear on floors and backsplashes and counters too. Terrazzo wallpaper is another w...
09-02-2021 21:59

Weekend Reading 2.7.21

How are all of you" No doubt watching the Big Game today! I love the Superbowl? the snacks, the commercials, and the game itself. That?s how I?m spend...
08-02-2021 22:08

Secluded Getaways Across the USA

With the virus still circulating, a secluded stay away from crowds where you can enjoy new vistas and find solitude may be just the thing you’re loo...
06-02-2021 21:59

Sources for Interesting Planters

Whenever the calendar turns to February I get excited because we?re getting closer to spring! I love having little plants all around me, and they alwa...
02-02-2021 22:05

Weekend Reading 1.30.21

I had a really great week. We had rainstorms most days so I spent a lot of time focused on creative work. I finished a few new fabric patterns, create...
30-01-2021 21:59

Destination Design: Amalfi Coast + Capri

One of the things I miss about traveling is all the design inspiration I gather when I go someplace cool. I?m starting a new monthly series blending d...
27-01-2021 22:02

Weekend Reading 1.24.21

I took a long drive with a good friend yesterday, we drove out to Lake Sonoma to watch the sunset over the bridge and had such a great talk on the way...
25-01-2021 22:10

Ladder Shelves + Living Wall

I assembled and secured two ladder bookshelves to the back wall of my studio this week. In 2020, I bought and read a lot of books and stacks of my fav...
22-01-2021 22:01

10 Art Arrangements for Your Staircase Wall Space

The wall space above and below your staircase is a perfect space for an art or photography arrangement. If you?ve been thinking about switching things...
19-01-2021 22:13

Weekend Reading 1.17.21

Hello all. We?re having a few beautiful sunny days here in Northern California so I?ve been outdoors as much as possible, taking long walks and yester...
18-01-2021 21:56

Botanical Relief Art

I tried my hand at a clay version of botanical relief and shared those jewelry holders last week. It was a satisfying project because I love working w...
15-01-2021 22:00

Return of the Room Divider

I read an article the other day that stated the one design style everyone was saying goodbye to was open concept living spaces, where the kitchen, din...
13-01-2021 22:00

Weekend Reading 1.10.21

The best thing I read today was ?what a long year this week has been??. it made me laugh. Woah what a surreal week with everything that happened at th...
10-01-2021 22:02

DIY: Clay Relief Jewelry Holders

I?ve admired bas relief sculptures for so long, I really love the sculptural aspect of any plaster or clay form where the designs are dimensional in s...
08-01-2021 21:55

Stacked + Geometric Shelf Designs

Hello and welcome to a new year! I took a few days off and it?s amazing what a few days of rest can do. I?ve got a few new fabrics I?ve designed that ...
05-01-2021 21:58

Weekend Reading 1.2.21

Has there ever been a January we welcomed more" It feels good to have turned the page on 2020, although not much has changed other than the calendar p...
02-01-2021 21:56

2020 Reflections & 2021 Intentions

2020 sure gave all of us plenty of time for stillness and reflection, didn?t it. And perhaps that?s what we all needed. I remember in the beginning of...
31-12-2020 21:58

Calm & Bright

Christmas Eve greetings friends! At last? I finally snapped a few photos of my living room, and the theme this year" Extra calm, light and bright. I d...
25-12-2020 21:57

Weekend Reading 12.20.20

Belated weekend hellos! I?ve decided to finish up the year with a few days of relaxation and also get a jump start on 2021. I?m designing a few more f...
21-12-2020 21:58

Entertaining Games for Winter Nights

My friends, how are you doing" I hope you?re not feeling too much stress because of the holiday season and virus situation. I?ve shifted my mindset an...
19-12-2020 22:00

Clay Leaf Ornaments + Gift Tags

I finished my last creative holiday craft project! I like to play with different materials and tools and this time it was air dry clay. I made these c...
16-12-2020 21:56

Weekend Reading 12.13.20

Ugh, here we go again in California with further lockdowns due to rising virus cases. My county has major restrictions on businesses ability to operat...
14-12-2020 21:59

Spiced Candied Oranges + Cocktails

Dried citrus has been used for centuries as a decoration during the holidays (see my recent post!) and for libations too. I remember when I was at the...
10-12-2020 22:00

Citrus for the Holidays

I spent the weekend decorating my tree and making candied oranges. I came up with a spiced orange cocktail that’s really good too, I’ll share that...
08-12-2020 21:57

Weekend Reading 12.6.20

I?m behind on the holiday decorating this year. I haven?t pulled out any decorations, and we still haven’t gone to get the family Christmas tree! I?...
06-12-2020 21:57

Wellness & Mindset Planners

I?ve been focused on wellness this year (mental, emotional, physical) and I make self improvement a daily practice by taking time to listen to podcast...
03-12-2020 22:04

Pastel Pom Pom Wreaths

Happy December to all! I was inspired by the trending hues of rose gold and apricot to create these mini felt pom pom wreaths. Wool felt pom poms are ...
01-12-2020 21:56

Printable Bokeh Gift Tags

Hello friends! No doubt you?ll be shopping for gifts this weekend and on Cyber Monday! As gifts arrive, we all think about how to wrap them for people...
29-11-2020 21:58

Shop Small: Gifts for Her

It’s the ladies turn! Below find gift ideas for the women in your life, sisters, friends, moms, aunts, and grandmas! Spoil the ones you love with an...
24-11-2020 21:55

Shop Small: Gifts for Him

Continuing with the gift ideas theme through Wednesday, today?s lineup is all about gifts for the men in our lives. Below are some ideas I rounded up ...
23-11-2020 22:02

Shop Small: Gifts for Home + Host

I?m continuing this week with gift ideas from small businesses, independent makers, and Made in the USA products and then I’ll share more holiday re...
22-11-2020 22:00

Shop Small: Personalized Gift Ideas

It?s that time of year when we start thinking about gifts to give.  It’s been a challenging year for so many businesses, but we know Costco and Amaz...
20-11-2020 22:00

Simple Vegetable Bean Soup + More Soup Recipes to Try

Soup is comfort food in winter, and I?ve made this simple vegetable bean soup twice in the last two weeks. Whenever I see rain clouds I want to make s...
19-11-2020 22:04

Simple Sew: Serape Stockings

I had this idea to make stockings out of a serape blanket last year, but I never finished the project. I discovered the one I bought in my closet and ...
17-11-2020 21:59

Weekend Reading 11.15.20

Sunday hellos! This week I bought a new pair of running shoes and I?ve started jogging a few miles a day again. It hurts when you?ve been absent from ...
16-11-2020 22:00

Unique + Festive Holiday Wreaths

My phone?s weather app told me the rains were coming, so yesterday I took one final day trip and I drove out to Napa to visit Oxbow Public Market and ...
13-11-2020 22:00

Best of: Twinkle Lights + Garlands

I did that thing I do every year, I bought an eggnog latte, went to my local Target and strolled around looking at the new holiday decor. It?s a ritua...
11-11-2020 22:05

Weekend Reading 11.8.20

Hello, how are all of you" Like all of you I spent the week watching the election results roll in. I am just glad it?s over and we can focus our atten...
08-11-2020 21:58

Colorful Holiday Prints + Screensavers

I?ve been doodling on my iPad a lot lately and came up with some colorful and whimsical drawings of trees and snowflakes, so I made them into printabl...
06-11-2020 22:02

Handmade Holiday: Paper Craft Projects

I used to do more crafting when my kids were little, we made glittery ornaments and other things. Now I craft for myself when the mood strikes, which ...
04-11-2020 22:01

Weekend Reading 11.1.20

Hi friends, how are you feeling today" I didn?t celebrate Halloween this year, I just couldn?t get in the mood. The holidays are trickier this season ...
01-11-2020 22:01

Round Mirror Roundup

A reader inquired about the gold mirror in my living room, and I replied with the link to it, so it inspired today?s post, which is a roundup of round...
29-10-2020 22:01

DIY: Table Leg Taper Candlesticks

I was shopping at Lowes and passed the wood section where they sell furniture legs. I spied three lengths of curved traditional legs and thought to my...
26-10-2020 22:04

Weekend Reading 10.24.20

During the pandemic, I?ve been teaching my teenage son to cook, and the lesson this week was the art of making simple red spaghetti sauce. I find that...
24-10-2020 21:59

Extra Wide Headboards: 3 Different Looks

Elongated or extra wide headboards are becoming increasingly popular, so much so that retailers are now offering options for free standing upholstered...
21-10-2020 22:02

Weekend Reading 10.18.20

Hello friends, happy weekend. Our perfect weather continues this week so I?m soaking up as much sun as possible. I have a few ideas and projects I?m w...
18-10-2020 22:08

Moto Jackets for Fall

Fall is here, so for me it isn?t ?sweatah weathah? it?s moto jacket weather! When out and about, I prefer to wear a lightweight motorcycle jacket with...
16-10-2020 22:03

Trending: Rough Textured Walls

Troweled plaster finishes and rough wall textures are making a comeback. They can be left in their raw state or painted to feature subtle differences ...
15-10-2020 22:08

Weekend Reading 10.11.20

It is the most beautiful day here, the sun is shining and the air quality is good! Today?s adventure includes dinner with some friends, they have a...
11-10-2020 22:02

Cabin Getaways

Is it just me or does it feel like everyone is escaping to a little cabin in the woods" Whether they?re buying one for a getaway or just taking a week...
09-10-2020 22:02

Cozy Blankets for Colder Days

Since fall has arrived, I brought out a few amber decorative glass pieces from storage and added some fall leaves from the backyard viburnum bush to t...
07-10-2020 22:01

Weekend Reading 10.3.20

I?ve lived in Sonoma County in the Wine Country my entire life (except for college and law school), and it?s noticeably changed in the last four years...
04-10-2020 22:01

New Art Collections: Square Sets

I?ve been quiet for a few days because it?s been especially challenging to stay focused with so much going on. Between the pandemic and the serious wi...
01-10-2020 22:02

Weekend Reading 9.27.20

Hey friends, hope you are well! I am having a great weekend! It was my birthday on Friday so we went on a zipline adventure high above the tree tops w...
27-09-2020 21:59

Modern Gas Fire Pits

I was visiting some friends out at the coast who were staying in their trailer at a campsite and invited me to share some food and watch the sunset. O...
25-09-2020 22:00

DIY: Hanging Art Ledges

I was feeling sad about summer ending because it?s my favorite season. Due to global circumstances with Covid, like everyone else, I didn?t get to tak...
22-09-2020 21:59

Weekend Reading 9.20.20

Like everyone, I?m saddened on the passing of Justice Ginsburg. She was a role model to me as a young attorney, and I always admired her brilliant min...
20-09-2020 22:05

Statement Credenzas + Sideboards

It?s that time of year when we all start planning our holiday entertaining. If you have a small group of family or friends coming over, maybe you?re t...
17-09-2020 21:59

Simple DIY: River Stone Magnets

I?m always looking for ways to bring more natural or organic materials indoors. I ordered some polished river stones to cover some roots on my indoor ...
15-09-2020 22:02

Weekend Reading 9.13.20

I was reminded that three years ago this week I was touring the south of France, and the pictures and videos made me reminisce about some very special...
13-09-2020 21:56

Leather Tech Covers on Etsy

I was saving up for an iPad Pro and finally bought one for myself last month. It arrived last week and I?ve really been enjoying it. When I was travel...
11-09-2020 21:58

Kitchen Design: Alternatives for Upper Cabinets

For so long we?ve defaulted to the style of upper cabinets with closed doors in kitchens, then about ten years ago floating shelves began surging in p...
08-09-2020 22:02

Weekend Reading 9.5.20

My week was sadly uneventful. I spent it doing technical things behind the scenes like upgrading my internet, syncing a new iPad, and applying for a r...
05-09-2020 21:59

Old Door Obsession

I was looking back through my travel photos and I noticed a pattern: old world or old wood doors always stop me in my tracks. Could it be what they re...
03-09-2020 22:00

Weekend Reading 8.30.20

Weekend hellos! It?s hard to believe it?s almost September, which is my favorite month: slightly cooler weather and the beginning of fall. We have new...
30-08-2020 22:42

Beyond Basic: Chic Baskets Under $50

Let?s list all the practical ways we can use baskets around the house: as planters, towel holders, toy bins, firewood, blanket storage?. the list goes...
28-08-2020 22:29

Free Printable: Four Seasons Bookmarks

One of the things I?ve gifted myself during this pandemic is more hours spent reading books. I?ve adopted the slower pace of the world. I?m old school...
25-08-2020 22:02

Weekend Reading 8.22.20

This has been a super slow week for me, by choice. Our teens are back to school online and they are feeling comfortable in their individual study zone...
22-08-2020 22:02

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