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New Design Project and AirBNB Conversion

Excited about my new Brookside Project and AirBNB conversion. Located in Portola Valley surrounded by soaring redwoods, this guest house will provide calm and serenity as well as convenient proximity to Stanford and Silicon Valley. When the project is completed, guests from all over the world will want to stay…

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My Bedroom Makeover

With a new year, new chapter and fresh attitude, what better place to start than a bedroom makeover!  My heart and my head are taking me from a darker palette filled with Asian antiques and toile patterns, to a light and airy space anchored in this soothing blush and taupe color scheme.

This mirrored console from ArHaus Furniture is the statement piece I can build the room around, and will also hold my TV and entertainment system. I see it styled with two fabulous lamps, my jewelry & perfume tray and fresh orchids.

Then I just discovered this pink chair from Pine Cone Hill that will be a perfect accent piece to tie the room together, and is functional too!

And because  all my design follows the rule of three, I’m combining these three bedding sets from Pottery Barn for one lux look that combines rich patterns, texture and soothing grey, taupe, blush and natural tones. Add the velvet, silk and linen duvets, coverlets and shams and it’s the ultimate mix of elegant and cozy. I’ll never want to get out of bed!

For the end of the bed, I love this tufted bench from Pottery Barn in grey linen with turned black legs. It not only completes the bed, but also gives me a place to toss my handbag and lay out the day’s wardrobe selection!

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The next step will be the nightstands and lighting…any suggestions?!

I love a classic mirrored chest, but wonder if I’m over that look. This one from Horchow is gorgeous and would work nicely with my bedding, while providing a lot of great storage.

nightstand

When it all comes together this bedroom makeover will have a bit of Hollywood glam mixed with modern elegance, for a cozy sanctuary and dreamy night’s sleep!

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Chloe’s Bedroom Makeover

Now that Chloe is 8 years old and a foot taller than she was when we bought her last bed, I think it’s time to graduate to a big girl bed, and hopefully one she’ll have until she goes to college!

This Blythe Tufted frame with a canopy from Pottery Barn Kids I think is the perfect look and proportion for Chloe’s room with extra high ceilings and neutral toile wallpaper.

   
 Pottery Barn Kids
With the full size bed we’ll need to reconfigure the whole room, but will be a fun and exciting refresh to Chloe’s bedroom.

Then the next step will be finding the right bedding to work with the rest of the scheme…can’t wait!

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Back in the saddle on house projects..

I took a bit of a break on house projects after starting a new job last September and with the holidays taking up all of my deocrating bandwidth..but am now redoubling efforts to transform our house into our HOME.

So now getting back to LIGHTING projects…

Slowly but surely I’ve been working my way through the house removing all of the quasi-industrial brushed metal frosted glass light fixtures installed by the developer, who clearly watches the same HGTV reno show over and over again.

After falling in love with this chandelier at PB, I had to find a place to put it and decided to install in the corridor between our master bedroom and master bath. It looks incredible, adds so much dimension and makes the whole space feel warmer..

Bathroom Light Fixture

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THE LIST…my house projects, in no particular order

A GARAGE DOOR like this will add texture and a modern element to the facade..

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FOLDING GLASS WALLS like these, to open the space up to an indoor/outdoor flow…

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A LIVING ROOM SOFA like this one from Lillian August in a larger size (115 in) that will fill the length of the living room..

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A MEDIA CONSOLE like this one from Horchow that will upgrade our family room. The challenge is finding one where you can use the remote control with the doors closed..

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ART for the many vacant wall spaces, including the dining room, stairwell, upstairs hall, and family room. Michael Cutlip, a San Francisco artist whose work I love and aspire to collect some day. The piece below called PETALS has a spot reserved in the dining room..

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A STAIR RUNNER that adds texture and warmth to the cool blonde wood of our staircase. LOVE the geometric pattern of this runner from David Hicks!

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The MASTER BEDROOM WALK-IN CLOSET has to be super efficient because the space is small, it’s more like a maxi reach in closet..this one’s gonna be a challenge!

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MASTER BEDROOM CLOSET DOORS like these to replace the original sliding doors, giving me easier access to everything!

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Modern LANDSCAPING that incorporates arid and easy to maintain planting, as well as cable fencing which ties into the upstairs deck and interior stairway..

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KITCHEN EXPANSION that opens up a kitchen wall and the living room wall into the side courtyard, creating an the indoor/outdoor flow..

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Smaller scale SWIMMING POOL that works in our backyard the shape of a pizza slice..

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And a MUD ROOM!

These are two I like for the storage and style..

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