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September 25, 2016


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 admit...

September 11, 2016

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....

September 4, 2016

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....

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