Am I Blue?

Am I Blue?

Color of the Year It’s the time of year when paint companies choose their color of the year.  Benjamin Moore has already declared Simply White as the 2016 Color of the Year.  As far as whites go, this is a fantastic one.  Simply White is a warm white that is clean...
Fall Decorating with Pumpkins

Fall Decorating with Pumpkins

Fall is Here! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  I know, that phrase is usually about another holiday, but Fall is truly my favorite time of year.  The temperature drops (maybe not in SoCal) and the leaves change color (on the East Coast).  But my...
Area Rug 411

Area Rug 411

An area rug can set the tone of a room, tie all elements together, and be a work of art. I attended a great event recently by Jaipur Rugs hosted by The Sofa Guy in Thousand Oaks.  While I was sitting there listening to the speaker and eating my complementary lunch, I...
Spring Cleaning Fever

Spring Cleaning Fever

It’s officially Spring.  The flowers are blooming, the bees are buzzing, and if you’re anything like me, you have a renewed sense of energy.  I don’t know what it is about Spring, especially since I live in Southern California, but I get a burst of energy every time...
Come on Baby, Light My Fireplace

Come on Baby, Light My Fireplace

This blog goes out to all the East coasters being snowed in right now.  If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace, settle yourself around a cozy fire and stay warm.   If you’re not so fortunate, you can always add visual warmth and glow by placing a...
Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah!

Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah!

   Hanukkah is a joyous holiday  celebrated with family and friends. When decorating for Hanukkah, incorporate traditional Jewish symbols throughout your home to create a meaningful, festive mood. This entry features a collection of mini Hanukkah menorahs that...
Seeing Green:  Guilford Green 2015 Color of the Year

Seeing Green: Guilford Green 2015 Color of the Year

Benjamin Moore has just announced their 2015 Color of the Year – Guilford Green HC-116.  It is a beautiful silvery green that works in all settings from modern to traditional. Benjamin Moore continues to be the influential leader in paint color for homeowners and...
Backyard Living

Backyard Living

It’s summer time.  The birds are chirping.  The bees are buzzing.  The kids are out of school.  It’s time to enjoy the great outdoors, and by the great outdoors, I mean your backyard.  Here in Southern California, backyards can be enjoyed year-round, but summer allows...
Sofa Shopping?  Buy Eco-Friendly!

Sofa Shopping? Buy Eco-Friendly!

Is it time to replace your saggy, lumpy, stained, outdated sofa?  Before you go out shopping all willy-nilly, consider buying an eco-friendly sofa.  Why buy an eco-friendly sofa, you say?  According to a recent study conducted by Duke University and UC Berkeley, 85%...