May 01

The Space Beneath

Posted In Art, Decorating, Organization, Plants, Redesign, staging, Uncategorized

Decorating a room in your home? Don’t forget…. the job isn’t finished until the accessorizing has been done.

One area that is often neglected when accessorizing: the space beneath… beneath coffee tables, side tables, sofa tables, etc etc…  Put together a fun little combination of pieces to go beneath your tables and you’ll have something much more interesting to look at than the blank floor and wall behind it.  Leggy tables are especially perfect for a little extra accessorizing.

Decorating beneath the furniture makes your room look more interesting… at every level.

And from every angle.

And sometimes, these spaces beneath provide the perfect place for storage… for those things we don’t need everyday like books, toys or an extra seat or ottoman.

Remember to finish off those decorating projects.. and fill in those crazy little spaces beneath.

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Jul 05

Books, books, and more books

Posted In Art, Budget, Decorating, Green Design, Old to New, Styling, Uncategorized


I love the way shelves look when they are full of books.

Color Coded Bookshelves

Gorgeous color coded bookshelf full of texture

I LOVE using books as inexpensive, colorful decorating accessories.


Stacked and used as a pedestal or lift

Part of a vignette

And….I especially LOVE furniture made with books…

phone book table

And how about book light fixtures?  LOVE….


LOVEly book accessories and art:

Creative Artwork with Books


Creative Artwork with Books

And how can you not LOVE this library desk?!

Now HE looks smart...

Are you in LOVE too?  Time to start hoarding old volumes.  Stack away!

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Apr 06


Posted In Clothing, Decorating, Food, Green Design, Move-in's, Old to New, Organization, Styling, Travel

I am an interior stylist and decorator living in Coto de Caza, California.

No…I am not one of those “real” housewives…anything BUT!  You would realize this the moment you first see me.  My uniform is jeans and tee’s with minimal jewelry and I am really just a regular gal that loves anything to do with decorating, and artsy and craftsy stuff.  I do admit that I like nothing better than sitting down to a bitchy new episode of ANY of the Housewives shows, with a big bowl of popcorn, glass of wine and a couple of trash-talking friends. (My Motorcycle Man moaning and groaning from the next room as he catches bits of their “conversations!”)

The cast of

(WHO actually dresses like that, anyway….?)  Did I mention jeans and t-shirts?  I digress…

Anyway…I’ve started this blog to talk about some of my decorating projects, as well as lots of other things and people I find interesting and inspiring as I go through my day.  I love to include pictures, and always will, but warn you that photography is my weakness.  If I remember to take pictures of projects, befores and afters, and great stuff I come across throughout my day, what you end up seeing will most likely be fuzzy, dark, out of focus. Goal:  take better pictures for my website and blog.

I admit that I can be somewhat “scattered,” and get very excited about A LOT of different things, so don’t be surprised if I veer off into food, travel, books, clothing and fashion, or gardening.  Oh…or hiking, sewing, green and healthy living, or even motorcycle riding.  I will do my best to focus.  Hang on….hoping you will follow!!

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