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


Kitchen Organization 101

With the holiday season in full-swing, many of us will be spending more time than usual in our kitchens.  Whether you’re baking, cooking, or just prepping and entertaining, wouldn’t it be nice to have everything organized and easily accessible?  Here are some great ideas for organizing your kitchen… Whether you’re organizing spices, appliances or cooking […]

Kitchen backsplash inspiration

For me, the backsplash is the “jewelry” of a kitchen remodel.  It can be subtle and elegant or dramatic and daring.  Here are a few ideas that I love… 1. Backpainted glass: a great way to create a subtle or dramatic monolithic color… 2. Glass mosaic tiles: add color and a little sparkle to an […]

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 […]