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

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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 […]

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 […]

Construction projects from LA to SF

Last week was a whirlwind! Denise Maloney Interior Design kicked off construction on a residential project in the Russian Hill neighborhood of San Francisco AND construction on the new luxury apartments at 8500 Burton Way is winding down, so I went down to Los Angeles to check on the progress. As I flew from San […]

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.  […]

Biggest Bang for your Buck

Anyone who has owned a home knows that you can easily sink a lot of money into a house.  But where should you spend your money?  Over the next week or so, I will share a few of my favorite “big bank for your buck” home improvements. What is the first thing someone notices when […]