“Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.” - Joe Sparano


Door Decor

In the spirit of holiday tradition, we’re doing the same on the blog with our yearly wreath feature!  Welcome visitors to your home with a piece that represents your personal seasonal decorating style.  Take a look though our diverse selection of wreaths to bring warmth (and a little sparkle) to any entryway. For those that prefer a glamorous mix […]

Fire and the Approaching Fall

Two weeks of summer remain, and the evenings are already starting to cool down a bit here in the Bay Area.  With the approaching autumn, we are thinking of fun ways to keep warm and still enjoy the outdoors.  What better way to relax outside on a chilly night than cozying up in comfy outdoor […]

Home Tour in the East Bay

In my spare time (which is somewhat non-existent recently!), I volunteer with the Junior League of Oakland-East Bay (JLOEB).  One of our big fundraisers is the Artful Living Home Tour, where we open up several fabulous homes to the public.  After completing a volunteer shift on Saturday morning, I had the opportunity to tour the […]

Eichler home improvement

For those of you who are not familiar with Eichler Homes, Joseph Eichler was a real estate developer known for his residential subdivisions of Mid-Century modern tract housing in the Bay Area and Southern California.  My husband and I bought our own Eichler home in the Rancho San Miguel neighborhood of Walnut Creek in 2010, […]

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 […]

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.  […]