Neutral rooms get a bad wrap. People think they're safe, even boring, and in the wrong hands that certainly can be the case. But it doesn't have to be. Anyone can create a neutral room that's layered, complex, and beautifully tasteful, so long as they follow some simple guidelines. Check out my article in the latest issue of Oakland Magazine for more.Read More
Large, hulking, unattractive TVs: they make living rooms everywhere just a little less pretty. That is, unless you know how to hide them in plain sight. I've got lots of tips and tricks for solving this common design challenge, and I was thrilled to be quoted in an article about it for Above & Beyond, Bed, Bath & Beyond's design blog.Read More
What would you say if I told you there were a way to get a designer look in your home, even if the budget didn't allow for hiring a pro? My latest article for Oakland Magazine has the scoop.Read More
I'm so pleased to announce that my firm was named one of the "Best Of Houzz" for Customer Satisfaction in 2015. We were chosen from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.Read More
From my article in the December issue of Oakland Magazine:
A few years ago, walls everywhere got a little bit cuter. That’s thanks to the invention of decals. . . One thing to remember when working with this stuff: It’s best to go big or go home. A few stickers tossed on a wall will feel chintzy and unconsidered. But a lot of them, or a single large piece, can make for a grand statement indeed.
Read on for more tips and tricks using this fantastic decorative tool.Read More
From my article in last month's issue of Alameda Magazine:
Animals are definite members of the family these days, and so it’s only natural that you make a place for them in your home. There’s absolutely no need, however, to let your decor go completely to the dogs. Following are a few tricks for integrating your hairiest kin with both style and ease.
Want to know more about those tips and tricks? Read on.Read More
I'm just thrilled to announce that my home was featured as a Design Sponge Sneak Peek this week! Click through for the tour and lots of photos.Read More
From my latest article for Oakland Magazine:
Interior designers are asked this question a lot, especially when it comes to kitchens: "How much can I change it without changing everything?" . . . The good news is that you can change a lot without changing everything. But there are a few guidelines for determining the best course of action for a kitchen redo.
Curious about those guidelines? Read on to find out more.Read More