Category: INSPIRATIONS

Elements Chandelier

This jaw dropping chandelier (Elements) was created Corbett Lighting. The piece is designed as thoughtfully as a precious jewel and the perfect balance of whimsy and sophistication. I’m a mixed metal nut and the jacks-like playfulness of this piece really

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Color Tied

Mixing furnishings and accessories from different eras is essential for creating depth and character in a timeless design.                         Tying it all together using accent colors is simple and allows you to add and update in years to come.

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Color Scheming

I love auctions but there also great online resources for on-of-a-kind pieces. Everything featured here is from One Kings Lane or 1st Dibs… two of my favorite virtual stores.   Think in terms of blending two colors being mindful of

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Sutro Baths

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Will we have to overpay?

Will we have to overpay? You will have to pay more than anyone else is willing to pay at that moment in time. When in a multiple bidding situation, your Realtor won’t know the purchase price associated with the other

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Sarah Style

Toronto based interior designer Sarah Richardson is best known for her HGTV design shows; Sarah’s House, Real Potential, Sarah 101, Sarah’s Cottage, and Design Inc. I pre-ordered her latest book, Sarah Style, over the summer and finally received my copy

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1335 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

I love the look and welcome of a red front door but selecting the perfect shade it tricky. Try three swatches and take a day and night to decide on the perfect shade. Extend the height of windows by installing

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2224 California St, Berkeley, CA

Pre-Sale Recommendations Entry Enhancement Remove screen door and store under house should buyer wish to reinstall. Replace door mat with long runner to create an arrival area: www.ballarddesigns.com Chevron Stripe Indoor/Outdoor Runner 2’7″-8’2″ Gray with Sand $49.00 Add three hanging

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Into Inverted

One of my favorite ways to add non-fussy luxury to any room is by using furnishings and window treatments with inverted pleating like this panel from Restoration Hardware. Inverted pleated skirts provide for a clean tailored look pictured here from

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4268 Coolidge Ave, Oakland, CA

Pre-Sale Recommendations Entry Enhancement Remove screen door and store under house should buyer wish to reinstall. Replace door mat with long runner to create an arrival area: www.ballarddesigns.com Chevron Stripe Indoor/Outdoor Runner 2’7″-8’2″ Gray with Sand $49.00 Add three hanging

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