Every been in a restaurant when it turns "Happy Hour?" You notice the mood instantly changes as everyone is ready for fun. Whenever I'm having a Bad Hair Day, my cure is always a personal Happy Hour. Of course, I'm hopeless addicted to interiors; so for me, this hour is all about decorating. In this series, we'll look at some quick and happy mood changers for our very own Happy Hour. Each should take about an hour - a mere 60 minutes - to perk up our minds and our rooms.
Gotta admit. I'm looking for things to do around here as we live through 2020. My attention has turned to books. If you're like me, you've got plenty of books. Is there a way to use them as design elements? Fortunately, layering books in rooms is a hot trend. Let's look at some creative ways to get our books off the shelf. hgtv.com Books provide interest on a mantel. housebeautiful.com While no one is going to read these books, at least they aren't going to a landfill.
Originally published in July, 2020. Updated in May, 2021. OK, I'll admit it. I've fallen a little in love with the idea of a beach house. Not any beach house but one just 20 minutes from our house here in Oakland. What could be more fun than to have a get away just 20 minutes away? When this nearby property came up for sale, my brain started buzzing. Let's take a look. Here's the little charmer in my favorite beach town, Alameda, CA. Listings on the San Francisco Bay