Author: DCL

Victorian Farmhouse Inspired

My third project home in Winters, CA is located just steps off Main Street. It appears that the original structure predates the 1936 public record. Over the years this home has undergone “upgrades” that I plan to remove. My intention

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Spring Rush Dinnerware Inspired Dining Room

Beekman 1802 Tabletop at Target! Unfortunately my Spring Rush Dinnerware settings are on back-order because I didn’t pounce quickly enough. This pattern is just enough whimsy for the contemporary farmhouse in Winters. I’ll pair it with an old Dansk set

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Bonny Doon

I recommend creating an entry tower by painting this façade in the mid tone similar to the overall roof color. This will add some needed definition as well as weight down the entrance. A deeper color should be used for

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6026 Acacia Ave, Oakland, CA

Curb Appeal Repaint all trim, windows, and painted exterior doors in Benjamin Moore HC-96 Richmond Grey. This will limestone hue will provide for a subtle and elegant look that will warm the grey. This hue also blends in with the

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Warm or Cool with Accessories and Paint

    Loloi Carpet c/o rugs-direct.com, Lantau Faux Shareen Chest of Drawers and pillows c/o OKA, side tables c/o Clayton Gray Home, and paint from Benjamin Moore. D.

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Mottled Color Powder Room

Updating or adding a powder room is an ideal way to add value and function to most homes. Typically small, powder rooms are ideal spaces for homeowners to personalize and use high-end materials. I like using images and objects from

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Collecting Art Abroad

Artist – Eduardo Santana Navarro   Bring art home is great way to keep your important travel experiences alive. Look for original works of art and know how you are going to get the piece home… with you or shipped.

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Orange Inspired

I’m glad I got a shot of this fence before another repaint. Adding complimentary hues when using a saturated/strong solid color helps to emphasize that color. D.     Designer Emily Severinsen. Image c/o HGTV.com     Design by Barry

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Cuban Tobacco Farm – Function Over Form?

Post and beam tobacco drying barns are dotted throughout the agricultural region of Vinales in Cuba. The tobacco market is quite lucrative but building materials are scare. Decades of Cuban resourcefulness has resulted in a landscape filled with these simple

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Are You Fixed On A Fixer?

Even though I’ve bought and sold numerous fixer-uppers I still do not claim to be an expert. This is because the cost and time factors vary dramatically from one property to the next. The property owner needs to ask themselves

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