Hi and happy new year! As of this past Monday it will be my ninth year blogging... Hard to believe it's been that long. The connection with you all is the best part, and that I now look at things differently - in a good way. I study things more closely, fully...
Hi beautiful reader. How are you doing during this time of year? It can be hard and it can be wonderful, sometimes concurrently, right? Just be mindful to keep centered and take good care of your self (see last post if you need some help getting started). I am knee...
Self Care Guide 2017
Hi to you. It was my birthday a couple of weeks ago. I was contemplating what to say, and found myself vacillating in two directions. Instead of choosing one, I'll share them both... Would love your thoughts too, if this topic resonates.... Okay so first, I'm...
Hello to you. It's been a busy week with work projects as well as loading new products onto my shop site!!! Yes! Finally! Please stay tuned! The collection of home furnishings, accessories, vintage pieces and clothing is really exciting and I think you will love it....
Dear sweet reader. It has been a devastating week here in Northern California. We have lost much of our beautiful, bountiful wine country to a wildfire that appeared virtually overnight and has already become the worst fire in California history. I don't think the...
Mid-Century Modern. While I've always appreciated the iconic pieces from this period, it was only until recently that my personal aesthetic radically shifted. What is particularly cool about furniture created during this era - and why these pieces have stood the test...
Slip Dress Styles
Highlights from Seattle.
Hi to you from Seattle. It's the month of my annual summer road trip get-away. Every year, same time, same place and - hopefully I can say this without jinxing myself - the weather is always gorgeous. Seattle is my childhood home town I suppose you could say. Where I...
Summertime is here. It’s never the same, summer, that is…
Before and Afters of the exterior of a modern farmhouse renovation.
Online shopping favorites.
Hello sweet reader. For those in the US, I hope this past Memorial Day weekend slash kick-off to summer slash official start to white-jeans-season was wonderful. Mine was super fun and productive. I washed the outdoor furniture and got new pillows. Then I ordered a...
Things to do, places to eat and work in Palo Alto.
Five features of Spanish Revival architecture.
Style Icons Ali McGraw and Steve McQueen and a new book – McQueen’s Motorcycles – Racing and Riding with the King of Cool
Stylish lightweight jackets to wear through the Spring.
A sample of new flat styles for Spring 2017
Cabin inspirations and furnishing ideas
Four vintage chairs transformed into two new looks
Reveal of new blog format and an introduction to Hygge
Our home in it’s holiday finest
A selection of interior spaces that illustrate composition in design.
Rustic chic Holiday Tabletop inspiration
Highlights from the new book, “The Perfect Bath” by Waterworks Co-Founder, Barbara Sallick
Fall 2016 fashion trends
2016 Men’s gift ideas
Getting together for coffee with friends
Playing Dorothy Moore’s Misty Blue on Sunday night
A flower exchange party and recipe for deconstructed Nicosia salad with salmon
Blush is my new favorite color
Highlights from the ICFF 2016 trade show
Examples of wallpaper in various rooms
A beach cottage vacation
Spring 2016 dresses
Rooms and furniture in Sepia tones
Recent updates to my house and missing David Bowie.
A new trend in interiors: bleached wood
A contemporary refresh of a living and dining room in a rental house that will transition to a permanent home down the road.
Wearing all black is back in fashion and a new trend in interior spaces
My wine country Inn project revealed and a special offer to readers.
Details and photos from our pop-up shop in Mill Valley, CA.
FarmHouseUrban Pop-Up Shop Coming to Mill Valley!
A girls get-away weekend celebrating a birthday in wine country
A tour of the Henrybuilt showroom in Mill Valley, CA.
A few details revealed from a recent furniture installation of a Northern California new modern home.
End of summer favorite things
A new take on Spinach Salad
Postcards from a few days on Cape Cod.
A typical day in San Francisco.
A tour of a vintage decorated cabin in the woods
Barn lights and a garden tour
I bet you didn't know it's Negroni week? I didn't either! But once I found out AND since it's one of my favorite cocktails (tied with a Gimlet) I thought I would pass on the info as well as some bar inspiration to you! Negroni Week launched as a...
Details from the 2015 San Francisco Decortator Showcase
Spring 2015 fashion trends
Brass hardware and fixtures for kitchens and bathrooms
An overnight in Los Angeles
Valentine’s Day weekend get-away ideas and gifts