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Searching for a cool toddler bed

Searching for a cool toddler bed

Posted by on Apr 12, 2009 in Decorating, Design, Shopping | 0 comments

My toddler is now old enough (and more than big enough) to move out of his crib into a bed. I’ve been hunting around for a modern white toddler bed that isn’t too expensive. From what I gather, you can never tell whether your child will actually stay in the bed you choose (even though he says he’s into the idea). And even once they are...

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Defining San Francisco’s design style

Defining San Francisco’s design style

Posted by on Apr 12, 2009 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration, San Francisco Design, Shopping, Uncategorized | 0 comments

San Francisco is one of the most distinctive cities in the world, architecturally speaking. And I don’t think I’m biased just because I live here. The famed ‘Painted Ladies‘ – those pastel-hued gingerbread Victorians – are as much part of  San Francisco’s personality as the cable cars and Golden Gate Bridge. But,...

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Kitchen backsplash idea

Kitchen backsplash idea

Posted by on Mar 29, 2009 in Art, Decorating, Design, Inspiration, Shopping, Tips | 1 comment

I’ve mentioned before that we’re contemplating a kitchen renovation. So my mind is on countertops, backsplashes, cabinets… I want something a bit different for the backsplash and struck on the idea of using a favorite print behind a sheet of glass for the backsplash behind the stove. I would like something with a graphic, quirky appeal....

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The perfect wallpaper

The perfect wallpaper

Posted by on Mar 29, 2009 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration, Shopping | 0 comments

I’m looking for the perfect wallpaper for our bedroom. It’s to go on the wall behind the dresser and the mother-of-pearl inlaid mirror with birds and flowers. The trouble is finding something interesting enough for that small space, but that doesn’t compete too much with the mirror frame. Here are some of the contenders. I love this...

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Decorating therapy in a downturn

Decorating therapy in a downturn

Posted by on Mar 8, 2009 in Decorating, Design, Shopping, Tips | 0 comments

It’s rainy, gloomy and no one wants to spend money. For the decorating-obsessed, this is a disaster. We’ve all heard the usual advice: paint a room, buy fresh linens, light a candle etc. All good points but somehow they don’t inspire me. So, having had much practice at finding ways to get my decor ‘fix’ without spending a...

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I wish they were here

I wish they were here

Posted by on Feb 16, 2009 in Shopping | 0 comments

I still keep my eye on what’s happening in England with regard to interior design, even though I don’t get to go there as often as I’d like. There are some design stores there that I simply can’t let go of. If only they had a branch over here… Here are a few of my favorites. Graham & Green An absolute treasure trove of the...

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Etsy discovery

Etsy discovery

Posted by on Feb 16, 2009 in Art, Shopping | 0 comments

I’ve just ordered this abstract collage from Etsy store, AMZStudio. The artist, Sarah, did a custom version for me because I was looking for something in reds and pinks to brighten up our oh-so-restful (but sometimes rather drab) dining room. I love the quirkiness of this piece. Looking forward to seeing it in real...

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