Subtle Changes and SF Sites

One of my first clients in the Bay Area was Cathy.  We worked on her kitchen and new breakfast room by e-design before we moved here.  A while back, I showed you blue and white fabrics that we were considering for her valance.  This one, Schumacher Vallier Vine, a lovely linen was the favorite.  And I'm so glad we went for the large scale pattern for some bang for the buck.

About a year ago, I played with her book cases and mantel using her existing accessories
 --but just took some photos this week (we are going to spruce up her master bedroom and adorable daughter's room).
I think a custom cut mirror (regular or antiqued) with an inch and a half bevel would look great in the mantel inset.  Cathy is not buying it.  That's ok.
Love these colors.

Also long ago, Cathy asked me about a light fixture for a funny spot high on the wall leading into her bedroom.  I suggested this Circa library sconce with a piece of art -- to highlight the art and illuminate the little hallway... (it's one of my favorite little spots in her house).

San Francisco is buzzing with excitement for Super Bowl 50.  The Bay Bridge has the permanent lighting show installed now for the next ten years.  We had this view at a party recently.

 It constantly changes.
While I'm watching and hearing about all the snow shoveling going on elsewhere...days like this are pretty nice!  (Remind me of this when we are packed in with fog in July).   Chief likes this perch in the park... with the view of the other bridge.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


The Fresh Look of Global Pillows with Sources

Adding a vintage ethnic pillow or two to new fabric mixes 
(like I have been pulling lately below)...can add just the perfect edge.
 These fabrics are for Newport Beach living room pillows.

  ...And a kitchen update in the works.

  These could be new pillows for me with the oh so trendy Rose Quartz...
maybe...I really shouldn't (it's a problem I have).

 I was excited about the indigo Pottery Barn pillows in the latest catalogue...
but when I saw them in person, the mass produced feel seems a little lacking.  
Great for a bedroom, perhaps...

The real deal, vintage textile pillows can get costly, 
like at Juxtaposition Home (you pay for convenience, 
quality, the large sizes and inserts are included).
 Same goes with the beautiful pillows at Madeline Weinrib.

So, this morning, I've done some research for you
(and for Jan's family room) on Etsy!
Make sure you watch the size so you don't 
buy too tiny by mistake (no smaller than 18" x 18").

Kilim pillow

Mixing vintage and the new fabrics...

The Bohemian global look is great for casual lifestyles!