Monday, December 27, 2010

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Fresh New Look!

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Inspired By...

The work of Backen, Gillam & Kroeger Architects - between the sprawling open floor plans to the connection each interior has to the landscape beyond the architecture these homes simply stunning!

St. Helena Farmhouse-St Helena, CA

Calistoga Residence-St.Helena, CA

Oakville Residence-Oakville, CA

Oakville Residence-Oakville, CA

Oakville Residence-Oakville, CA

Yountville Residence-Napa Valley, CA

Diamond Mountain Residence-Napa Valley, CA

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Newest Addition...

So I've dropped the ball on this blog big time! But can you blame me for wanting to spend every minute of everyday with this little one :)

But....back to the world of design....I'm always looking for a great rug to complete a space without breaking the bank. In the latest issue of Canadian House & Home I came across a great DIY project which will transform a plain (inexpensive) sisal rug, into...well anything you only a few steps.
1. Map out your pattern with painters tape
2. If you chose a stripe patten a foam roller works best, if you went for something more intricate stick with the good old paint brush & paint your pattern using an exterior grade paint (it will hold up better than interior paint)
3. Apply 3-5 coats and let the rug dry overnight
4. Remove the tape in the morning - and instant transformation!

I haven't yet given this one a try but plan to do so in an upcoming home office project!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Baby on Board

I haven't posted in ages! Between work & getting ready for our little munchkin it's been a bit hectic! I hope to get back into the swing of things soon - in the meantime, I thought I'd post some images of what's been consuming any free time I can grab! The nursery is complete - now all we need is the baby (which could be coming any day now!) Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pillow Talk

It seems, from personal experience, chatter with friends, and client requests that the master bedroom ends up being one of the last places in our homes to receive those "finishing touches"....after all we only sleep there right? WRONG! Your bedroom should be calm & relaxing but still reflective of your personal style....

Calming & Relaxing doesn't have to mean - neutrally bland - choose softer wall colors and a clean palette and then add punch of color/pattern with a throw or pillow.

Re-work & Re-use...hey if your lucky enough to own a vintage Louis Vuitton luggage set break that out of the closet and use it as your nightstand. If not, I'm sure you have some old piece of furniture that's dying for a little "TLC"

Got a space that just seems to large and open? Creating a canopy over your bed can help contain the space. An easy DYI solution: Purchase drapery hardware that can be mounted from the ceiling, then use drapery panels to create the illusion of a traditional four post canopy bed, with a modern twist

Monday, March 1, 2010

Manic Mondays

As if Monday's weren't crazy enough - add rain/snow to a morning commute and you get a recipe for "take me away to paradise please"

I'd settle for a few hours curled up in one of these spaces with a good book!