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Anna French wallpaper

Anna French wallpaper

Posted by on Nov 21, 2009 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration, Shopping | 12 comments

If you’ve read this blog for a while, then you’ll know I have a ‘thing’ about wallpaper. I’m drawn to the idea that, with a few dollars and a couple of hours’ work, I too could have trailing florals, rich chinoiserie, dramatic geometrics or sumptuous metallics on my walls. Trouble is, very little of these tempting...

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These four walls: Sarah and Danny’s house tour

These four walls: Sarah and Danny’s house tour

Posted by on Nov 13, 2009 in Between these four walls: house tours, Decorating, Design, Houses, San Francisco Design | 8 comments

It’s been a while since the first post in my house tour series, so it’s high time for another one. If you recall, my goal with this series was to show how real people live stylishly, and how different homes can really show the personalities of their owners. The home we’re touring today is no exception. We’re visiting Sarah and...

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Un-bachelor pads

Un-bachelor pads

Posted by on Nov 9, 2009 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration, Tips | 6 comments

I recently received an email from a reader who wanted to issue me a challenge: find some images and ideas to inspire the decoration of a house for three 21-year-old guys. Always up for a challenge, I decided to give it a try. As soon as I started hunting, I could see the quandry for men interested in design, especially younger guys and those renting or...

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Decorating with black

Decorating with black

Posted by on Nov 1, 2009 in Color palette, Decorating, Design, Inspiration | 5 comments

I know black walls have been a design trend for at least a year. But it still takes courage and conviction to decorate with black. I still can’t get over the fact I chose two black-framed mirrors for our house – I thought I was being so bold! But I’ve come to realize that there are some lower-commitment ways to decorate with black. If you...

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