Cozy Winter Cabin

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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

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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!

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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!

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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 Treehugger.com 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! […]