Autumn snuck in last Thursday and there's a feeling of fall in the air here in Oakland, CA. Since it's my favorite season, I was ready to start bringing fall and those autumnal colors inside despite being 90 degrees outside. In our entry way, a few stems of artificial (am I admitting to this?) fall leaves. In our entry way, a few stems of artificial (am I admitting to this?) fall leaves. I would love the real thing but they won't be in my yard til December. That white vase
Do you have theatrical moments in your rooms? Something that looks a little "out there" but makes you smile? This little bust ($20 from TJ Maxx) was looking a little blah in the entry way and I was still looking for some more yellow to scatter around our rooms. Sue and I had made our first visit to Tail of the Yak off College Avenue in Berkeley a couple of Saturdays ago. I bought little disks made out of metallic fabric ( $6 ), made a wool felt collar and sewed the disks
Neighborhoods are a great place for design ideas and one of my favorites is Japantown in San Francisco. There's about 6 blocks filled with nooks and crannies - hardware, groceries, office supplies, noodles, Lolita fashion - it's all there. Yesterday morning I was back and here's what I discovered. Japantown's Peace Plaza under San Francisco's typical summer skies, foggy until early afternoon. foodnearneville.wordpress.com Stair bridge and rock garden inside one of the malls.
The other day, my friend Connie texted me this beautiful box of apples. She and her grandsons had picked them in her Oregon yard and were headed in to make applesauce. You can almost smell their musty sweetness on a hot summer day. That got me thinking - these colors would make a really fresh color palette. Let's play my favorite color game and decorate an apple green and red house using Pinterest. allangreenberg.com Here's a beauty in white washed red brick with apple gr