Cozy Winter Cabin


Well, we have a dusting of snow here in Portland and the temperatures are downright frigid, so I couldn’t help but think about how fabulous a cozy winter cabin would be. I love this tiny 800 square foot home. So perfectly quaint. Makes you want to grab a good book, warm your toes by the […]

Big trends towards tiny homes

tiny home shot

Hello friends! How’s your week going? It’s been a busy one for me so far but I had to share this wonderful piece on Tiny Homes done by The New York Times. Gorgeous photos and an enticing look at the appeal of living on a smaller scale… {Click here to view the video} Some gorgeous […]

Old Garage turned Mini Dream Home!

Picnik collage

Hello there! It’s been a busy week with a trip to Seattle for the Picasso exhibition and a drive out to the coast but I knew I had to share this amazing remodel with you before the week came to a close. Everyone loves good makeovers and the ones involving tiny spaces, creative design and […]

Need a guest room? Get a Murphy Bed!


When downsizing, it is highly likely that you may give up that guest room. You know the room in your house that always looks lovely but is only occupied a couple of times a year. We deem them necessary but giving up that much square footage for a space that is rarely used, hardly makes […]

Less Traffic = More Friends!

I was just over at and was fascinated by this research. This revealing study was completed back in 1981 by Donald Appleyard (1928-1982), who was a Professor of Urban Design at the University of California, Berkeley. It clearly shows that neighborhoods that had less traffic were more social – its residents had more friends! […]