Weekend Reading

March 13th, 2015

I’ve been asked by readers “What does Wine Country style look like?” Sometimes they’re referring to fashion, inquiring what to wear when they visit the region and touring the tasting rooms (that’s another subject) but often they’re asking about interior design, so when this gorgeous home popped up in my reader this week I thought it a great example. 

Mixed wood finishes, neutrals that blend in with the landscape, earthy organic textures such as stone and concrete, traditional French or Italian architecture combined with a contemporary California vibe. This grand vacation home possesses all of those elements!

wine country design


More favorite links from the week:

Smart design: prefabricated cabins and studios.

Nice job turning a master into a library.

Beautiful celebrity kitchens.

 Campaign style hardware (at Home Depot)

I bought two pairs from Lilly’s spring shorts collection, that scalloped edge!

Duchess Kate visits Downton Abbey.

The new punctuation.

Busy is a sickness.


Have a lovely weekend friends!

Sunny Yellow Desk + Hutch

March 11th, 2015

I partner with Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart every two months in a “create or decorate” project and this month’s focus was on adding color to your home, so I decided since the one room I’m making into a kid’s room at the Las Vegas house was in need of a desk and storage hutch I would paint one of theirs.

yellow painted desk hutch

This project is an example of how you can take just about any piece that is store bought or mass produced and personalize it to fit your space, your needs, your style.

black desk and hutch

yellow desk right side view

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