Author: DCL

Flow Blue China Collecting

Auctions are a great place to find large collections or a few pieces to start your collection. Once you find a patter you love, do a little internet research to identify the manufacturer’s mark. These marks changes over the years

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a(DOOR)ation

So often I see mismatched doors when touring open homes. The doors in your home should be complimentary if not an absolute match. Salvage shops have just about every style of door imaginable. Carry your measurements with you and don’t

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Refrigerator 101

Refrigerator mishaps are the result of poor planing or knee-jerk buying decisions and often leave home owners with a huge eyesore. The top and sides of refrigerators should always be hidden. If it's worth doing, then do it right. Note

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2949 Chestnut St, Oakland, CA

This home has been a hangout for the extended family for many years. Recommend painting immediately to alter the appearance so people stop coming and going at will. We are limited on color options due to the roof color but

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The Chaise Is On!

Chaise from One Kings Lane Chandelier from Gabby Chaise from One Kings Lane Chandelier from Acadian Home   Chaise from One Kings Lane Chandelier from Aiden Grey Adding a chaise to your room is adding luxury. These pieces a terrific

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Window Shopping

Many home owners have difficulty deciding between repairing and replacing windows. A bargain replacements can negatively impact the value of your home. Quality custom replacements are expensive by comparison. When possible I prefer to restore existing windows and find everything

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Dena Dreamin’

  Replica Eames Chair w/ Ottoman $985.00 Side table $437.00   Custom 71″ Sofa w/Ottoman $2,100.00 (est. depending on options) 34″ wide coffee table $405.00 Low Pile Seating Area Rug 5’x8′ $998.00 Dining/Side chairs – $275.00 set of 2 Mirrors

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Mariposa Mirrored

I’m a convert. I started studying Feng Shui years ago and that exposure has impacted every design direction. Mirrors are more powerful and impactful than you might think and so often misplaced and misused. Think of mirrors as serving two

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Ikat…It’s All That!

Ikat fabrics are beautiful, timeless, and fun to use throughout the home.   Ikat designed fabrics can be incorporated into many design schemes. These fabrics can be huge help when working to achieve either a cool or warm feeling space

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Feel’in (Pea)cocky

The tile surround of this gorgeous dining room fireplace in a charming 1908 bungalow provided the inspiration for my design recommendations. When selling, it is important to highlight valuable built-in elements of you home. Here I kept the museum white

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