Category: INSPIRATIONS

Weekender

When two long-time clients were clients were faced with a pre-retirement conundrum I had to think fast. Faced with on-going health limitations, this couple cannot easily travel abroad yet needed regular “vacations” from city life. First stop…Google maps! Under two

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It’s “Life’s” illusions I Recall

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Gravenstein Highway

This project was developed for an abandoned Sonoma County Gravenstein ochard weekend home. The Gravenstein is delicious but, unlike other varieties, does not store well limiting the marketability. Many of these orchards have been converted to grape vineyards but a small

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Mid-Century Clubbing

Classic club chairs are a favorite of mine. They are place to use and can go from public rooms to private areas of the home as your needs may change. These club chairs where found online and I loved them

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Doubled Inspiration

“The Traveler” by Irene Hendrick was inspired by an old wartime photograph. She plucked this boy out of a line of children queued up waiting to be evacuated by train to the English countryside. The original painting hangs in my

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Your Dirty Drawers

Ask Derik I am amazed by how many houses go on the market completely unprepared for the most common action prospective buyers make. Buyer open everything that is closed and you want them to because this is how they start

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Living Small?

I loved my West 11th Street apartment in Greenwich Village so much I survived on ramen noodles for a month as I spent a month’s budget on the deposit. Find a terrific and bold jumping off point fabric. Personal preference

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A Not So Fresh Paint Job

Odors are often locked up in the walls and often impossible to clean with damaging the paint surface. In this case, walls and ceilings are overdue for repainting. I will use paint fragrance products in cases where the paint smell

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Camel Comfort

If you your love of neutrals is leaving you stuck in neutral, find an inspiration fabric for window dressings or large pillows. Pull wall and accent colors from your inspiration fabric. These colors may not be much to look at

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A Suiting Guest Suite

The art of creating guestroom starts with visualizing a comfortable and private retreat. I like prefer guest rooms to be small but well appointed. It just makes sense not to dedicate large spaces to infrequent uses. Where do you splurge?

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