Spring Is the New New-Year’s (and It’s Not Over Yet!)

Spring is here in the Bay Area, with its cold gray days that send us back into our sweaters, and bright sunshiny days that make it feel like summer is already upon us, even though, technically-speaking, that season starts in late June, after the solstice.

Did you know that in certain cultures and traditions, Spring, not […]

Laura, Queen of Walls: A Links Compendium

We’ve been featuring walls in our conversations with you on our blog, and we’ve been featured other places regarding this topic as well.

A few thoughts on walls, and how to adorn them:

Our feelings about Gallery Walls and other design trends were captured in a recent interview for Frameology, an online framing service. Click here to […]

Mid-Century Modern Eichler as the Perfect Blank Canvas: Before and After

We recently completed a project with a client in San Rafael. An Eichler. Eichler and Marin County are practically synonymous. Words like development, basic, and cookie-cutter might come to mind but are quickly replaced by the pleasures of simplicity, spaciousness, and lightness that an Eichler, especially a […]

5 Amazing Things to Help Gather Your Tribe And Have Them Love Coming to Your Home

As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. There’s so much pressure to produce all of this food, creating the perfect meal; worry over who’s coming, who will sit next to whom or who won’t; how will the house look?

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More About Rugs: Details, Details, Details

Many years ago, I got my start in interior design selling Tibetan carpets. I learned a lot about rugs, as you can imagine, the ideal knots per square inch; how the quality of the wool is determined by the altitude the wool is grown in: the higher altitude produces sheep with a higher-lanolin-content coat, creating […]

Rugs: Art for Your Floor

Rugs are adornment, accent, art. Fashion and function. They create frame and foreground, pulling a room together, defining the area where activity takes place, anchoring the feet of our furniture and cushioning the feet of our bodies. We sink our toes in, brush our soles across them.

These days, because of computer technology, any design one […]