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...
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...
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Is it time to replace your saggy, lumpy, stained, outdated sofa?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%...
Black is the New Black

Black is the New Black

Would you paint a room black?  The thought of painting a room such a dark color would not cross most people’s minds. Some may think it a morbid color, but think of black as a neutral that goes with everything.  It takes courage and commitment to paint a room...
Fiddle-Dee-Dee a Fiddle Leaf Fig for Me! (House Plants, Part 2)

Fiddle-Dee-Dee a Fiddle Leaf Fig for Me! (House Plants, Part 2)

For the past few months I have been obsessed with Fiddle Leaf Figs.  I’ve noticed their rise in popularity in every shelter magazine and unless you’ve been under a rock, I’m sure you haven’t escaped seeing these Fiddle Leaf beauties everywhere,...
House Plants are the Best Accessories

House Plants are the Best Accessories

So I’ve gone indoor plant happy lately.  My brain seems to have forgotten that I have no green thumbs and is telling me to keep adding lovely, lush green plants all around the house.  Once upon a time I lived in an apartment with a large sunny window where it...
Bar Carts Are Back!

Bar Carts Are Back!

The other day while browsing through my local Williams-Sonoma I spotted a beautiful bar cart (pictured at left).  I immediately went up to it to admire its antique brass finish, check out its size and ponder where in my house I could add such a beauty. If you...

Diamonds Are a Rugs Best Friend

If you’ve picked up a shelter magazine or perused through websites like Pinterest and Houzz lately, chances are you’ve come across these white and black diamond beauties.  Beni Ourain rugs are everywhere these days, but, these lovelies have actually been...