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Fabric preview

I recently had the pleasure of viewing the latest collection of fabric from Chivasso, a Netherlands-based fabric mill.   I love their wide width sheers (perfect for drapery and bedding), beautiful linens and silky velvets. Love these linens and blue velvets for pillows… Nothing compares to a custom pillow made from a gorgeous fabric!

Back to school

Since the neighborhood kids are headed back to school this week, I started reminiscing of when I went back to school for interior architecture & design and all of the amazing things I learned during those 3 years.  When I think back to inspirational designers and architects that I studied during design school, I can’t […]

Art Gallery Opening

Last night I attended a summer soiree at COCA, the Coalition of California Artists, on Kansas and 17th in San Francisco.  They were showcasing the work of several local artists and I was pleasantly surprised to see some talented work at reasonable prices.  Art is like jewelry for your home, you may have some “diamonds” […]

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Cool Patios

We’ve been experiencing a bit of a heat wave here in the Bay Area, which means that Walnut Creek, where I hail from, is especially H-O-T.  I actually love the heat, though, and I especially love sitting outside on a warm summer evening.  Which is why I’m turning my inspiration to outdoor spaces this week.  […]

Celebrating the London Olympics

If you’re like me, you haven’t been able to tear yourself away from the Olympics.  All I keep thinking is what did we do before DVR?!  I am loving watching the athletes compete and seeing history in the making.  Although I am undoubtedly pro-Team USA, I have to give a shout out to the host […]