At first thought, mentioning dark green paint and brass hardware brings back memories of my first home…this is back in the early 80’s. They both reflected a very traditional look at the time, on par with the popularity of Ralph Lauren Home. Fast forward and today brass accents look modern and dark green looks fresh. … continue reading
I’m in awe of the massive redwood tree trunks inside this Aspen home designed by Richard Hallberg. They were salvaged from the embers of a Yosemite fire years ago and now stately frame the entry and living room, setting the tone for the home. The mostly cream color palette throughout allows texture to take center stage … continue reading
A couple of months ago, I decided to reorganize the dresser top in my closet that holds most of my everyday jewelry. I realized I was wearing the same things over and over that were the first to catch my eye. I was already using tiny dishes (similar to this and this) in natural wood and white … continue reading
One of my favorite color palettes is an all-natural story filled with ecru, ivory, taupe and tan. It perfectly describes the sophisticated beachy California aesthetic and I can’t think of another designer who encompasses the look better than Jenni Kayne. The products she designs for her label and the brands selected for her website and store have a precise focus true to the … continue reading
Kosta Boda Bruk Carafe in Clear or Smoke Simple design at its best. The Kosta Boda Bruk carafe is perfect for my style of entertaining. It looks good no matter what table scape I conjure up and the price is right.
I don’t know if there’s a shade of green I don’t like. I find beauty even in the dullest, murkiest shades. It’s easy to add a touch to an outfit for a pop of unexpected freshness – like Les Bonbons ball earrings or Tom Ford’s velvet tie. And around the house, the vibrant glow from emerald can simply … continue reading