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Bathroom inspiration

Posted by on May 2, 2011 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration, Personal | 3 comments

Our renovation is moving ahead slowly. We still haven’t appointed the contractor, but plans are completed and we have the permit. That means we’re also at the stage of choosing fixtures and fittings – at last. In addition to the kitchen, we’re also hoping to put in a new master bath and renovate the family bathroom. For the master, I...

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On Ohdeedoh!

On Ohdeedoh!

Posted by on Nov 3, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Personal | 5 comments

For fun, and on the suggestion of a friend, I entered my four-year-old’s room into Ohdeedoh’s ‘Small Kids, Big Color’ contest. What a kick to see it actually featured on the home page of that blog!  Apparently they only select a few and there are some amazing entries there, so I’m thrilled to be in such good company. If you...

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Girl Power

Girl Power

Posted by on Mar 21, 2010 in Color palette, Decorating, Design, Personal | 10 comments

My brother-in-law and his wife became the proud parents of a little girl this week (their first baby). So, in honor of the occasion, this post is devoted to all things girly in interior design: it celebrates baby pink and bubblegum pink, frills and flounces, feminine shapes and floral patterns. And, why not, I say?! Besides, what better way to usher in the...

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Where we blog from

Where we blog from

Posted by on Jan 18, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Personal | 3 comments

Today I’m guest blogging over at Ill Seen, Ill Said. Jane invited me to participate in her ‘Where We Blog From’ series and you can see pics of my office space here. I have to confess to being a little embarrassed about the space since it’s the room in our house which has had least thought put into it. But I blame that entirely on...

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New year, new baby!

New year, new baby!

Posted by on Jan 4, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration, My house, Personal | 11 comments

Photo from Flickr. I promised this year would entail some new challenges, and now I can finally reveal one of them. We’re expecting our second child in April! This explains the reduction in posts to this blog during the Fall: morning (ie all-day) sickness and fatigue do not mix well with blogging. But, with all that behind us, we’re looking...

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Winter landscape

Winter landscape

Posted by on Jan 1, 2010 in Inspiration, Personal | 0 comments

Welcome to 2010! To mark the start of the New Year, and before I turn my attention back to interiors, I thought I’d post a few photos taken by my father-in-law in England. We didn’t get to travel back there this Christmas, but these images really sum up the countryside at this time of year: cold but bewitchingly beautiful. May your 2010 be...

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Goodbye 2009

Goodbye 2009

Posted by on Dec 31, 2009 in Inspiration, Personal | 4 comments

This picture of my husband and son was taken (by my brother-in-law) at Ocean Beach, just a few blocks from our house. It seemed such a fitting way to illustrate the end of 2009. It sums up a year that, although tough (who can claim to have had an easy 2009?), was very much about family. This year, more than ever, we’ve started to feel settled here in...

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