How about a Happy Hour for quick summer decorating? It's as easy as looking at your "inventory" around the house and put things together in a new way. Downstairs, we have a long pine table. I've added a summery painting of three girls I did years ago, a junk store frame (with cardboard "picture") and gathered my straw hats from the closet. Easy peasy. Let's take a look at our summer house. An outside cafe chair was added to the mix. Upstairs, on the entry way table, Blue
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