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The Aptly-Named Horchow Now

The Aptly-Named Horchow Now

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in News, Shopping | 0 comments

Have you seen the new Horchow Now collection? I have to admit I was blown away by the variety and ingenuity of this latest offering from a design stalwart. Aimed at younger buyers, first-time homeowners and the like, the collection includes several Horchow classics but also some brand news pieces that are pretty exciting. There are, of course, traces of the...

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Mid-Century Modern Meets Chinoiserie Chic

Mid-Century Modern Meets Chinoiserie Chic

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Houses | 9 comments

I’m excited to share some photos of my latest design project: furnishing an open plan living and dining area of an apartment in San Francisco. My good friend Cynthia wanted to turn her place into a sophisticated refuge from her busy job running her own daycare. The space needed to be restful, pretty and most of all, completely grown up. We settled on...

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Dark-Walled Rooms Bridge Winter and Spring

Dark-Walled Rooms Bridge Winter and Spring

Posted by on Jan 13, 2013 in Color palette, Round-ups | 1 comment

How do the winter months influence your design aesthetic? I find that, in the weeks before the holidays, I’m coveting dark, cozy spaces with layer upon layer of texture. As soon as the New Year arrives, I start looking ahead to spring, with fresh greens, plenty of light and splashes of color. Some rooms seem to bridge the two moods just perfectly...

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A Mid-Century Home with Cool Summer Styling

A Mid-Century Home with Cool Summer Styling

Posted by on Jul 13, 2012 in Decorating, Design, Designers, Inspiration | 6 comments

When I first spotted this home, designed by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design, I felt it perfectly captured that easy summer vibe we all crave at this time of year. Cool white furnishings accented with oversized arrangements of foliage and classic summer textiles like linen and seagrass – it’s like a little sun-dappled picnic spot. But look a...

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Renovation Reveal

Renovation Reveal

Posted by on Feb 3, 2012 in My house | 19 comments

My son has a book called ‘A Squash and a Squeeze’. It’s about an old lady who complains that her house is too small, so a wise man tells her to move all her farm animals inside. She complains even more so he tells her to move them out. And, lo and behold, she realizes her house isn’t so small after all. Well, that’s how we feel...

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Whimsical Shingled Lights

Whimsical Shingled Lights

Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Decorating, Design, Shopping | 1 comment

I’m always inspired by the ingenuity of lighting fixture designs. A lamp or pendant light is like art and can make or break a space. But these Roofer lights by Benjamin Hubert for Fabbian are so cute and versatile that they’d work in both grand and modest spaces alike. The green is great fun (imagine it with brass accents or against a fresh...

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Inviting White Living Rooms

Inviting White Living Rooms

Posted by on Feb 1, 2012 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration | 0 comments

These rooms are all perfect for cocooning on a winter weekend. White and light and airy for some much-needed vitamin D, yet cozy and inviting for blustery days. I can’t get enough of this room. The genius combination of leather and felt on the sectional, paired with a kilim rug and marble table. Wow. Gorgeous ceiling, another kilim rug, bench...

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Hand-Crafted Velvet Pillows

Hand-Crafted Velvet Pillows

Posted by on Jan 28, 2012 in Decorating, Design, My house, Shopping | 0 comments

I’ve totally fallen for these hand-dyed pink velvet pillows from Kirsten Hecktermann. I just bought two of them in Persian Green for our new family room (spotted on Remodelista). They look great – they have a vintage feel because of the variations in the dye. But now I want a whole array of them in these gorgeous berry and watermelon shades....

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Three Ways to Warm Up White Rooms

Three Ways to Warm Up White Rooms

Posted by on Jan 18, 2012 in Art, Awards, Between these four walls: house tours, Uncategorized | 3 comments

I’m spotting gorgeous white rooms everywhere I look these days. Maybe it’s a January thing – fresh new beginnings and all that. But these snowy palettes are definitely speaking to me. Here are three of the very best – each of them illustrates perfectly how to keep a whiter-than-white space from looking like the inside of a...

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