Category: COLOR

871 24th St, Richmond, CA

This is a nice home with lots of space both inside and out. I recommend making it as nuetral as possible to appeal the largest number of buyers. Fresh paint throught will help the home feel and very clean. Whether

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Deco Greige

A single auction find like this plated Deco mirror from Christie’s Auction House can provide for an entire room inspiration. A little can go a long way. Instead of going full-blown Deco, find elements from the period in contemporary pieces

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5922 Acacia Ave, Oakland, CA

Pre-Sale Recommendations Curb Appeal Replace missing coach light. Add mulch to planting beds and continue drought tolerate plants (same combination of grasses) around the side of the property along Quail Lane. Removed raised veggie bed, repair fountain, and add mulch

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Creston Road, Berkeley, CA

Pre-Sale Recommendations Landscape (Garden To-Do’s) Power wash front steps, walkway, and driveway. Plant Japanese Feather Grass along the first set of steps to hide the exposed juniper branches. Plant 9 of these (ASAP so they have time to fill in)

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Grasscloth Glitch ‘n Fix

 Florence Knoll Rosewood Credenza, 1st dibs.com Hanging grasscloth wallpaper can be a little tricky. Wallpaper paste cannot be allowed to seep out between joints because it cannot be wiped off like typical wallpaper. Cutting corners is challenge because heavier grasscloth

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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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940 Regal Road, Berkeley, CA

Pre-Sale Recommendations Replace lattice with updated with more sophisticated version as shown below This fence is just around the corner on Hilldale. Lattice is perfect in scale as it is more open. Looking for inspiration in the same neighborhood is

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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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