“Troubles out of sight”


Listening to the Nutcracker Suite and dancing in my head, yes I use to dance on my tippy toes! Everyone have a “Merry Little Christmas” and may your “troubles be out of sight” for 2011! As I head to the beach cottage for New Years I will leave you ponder this photo and ask- Is it Sculpture or […]

“I SPY” Suite of Bath Ideas #1


This year-end, I have created a “suite” of bathroom ideas to share with you! These ideas come from all my travels near and far, this past year. As you all know, I have a…sort of…fetish about bathroom design. As an interior designer, I find bathrooms the most challenging, given the small space and the all the […]

Garden House on the Oregon Coast


You know I love the coast! It’s the place I go to recharge and regroup in the quiet and peace of my beach cottage. When I discovered this tiny, garden home on the Oregon coast, designed by architect, Obie Bowman, I knew I had to share it with you. This little gem of a home […]

AMAZING space saving furniture

Don’t think downsizing is a trend? Well…it looks like the design world is responding to it in a BIG way! This amazing line of  space saving furniture is not only beautiful but incredibly efficient for small and multi-functional rooms. Designs like these are making the shift towards downsizing even easier. Get ready to be wowed […]

Car free in Germany


I’ve been out this week with clients, touring some of Portland’s up and coming neighborhoods. We focused on the Alberta and Mississippi districts and I’m so impressed with how far our city has progressed. Check out more info on Portland’s fabulous communities here. So, with urban design on the brain, I had to share with […]

Update: Jay Shafer from Tumbleweed Homes


A couple of months ago I did a post about Jay Shafer from Tumbleweed Homes – a man on a mission to build and live in tiny homes. Got a little update for you! He, his wife and their baby boy have moved into a larger home! By larger, I mean a 500 sq. ft […]

Rent a home for the Holidays!

Picnik collage seattle

If you are an empty-nester or retired with grand kids, you may be facing the pressures and delights of hosting the holidays in your home.  But what if you have already downsized to that trendy downtown condo or a lovely bungalow for two? Where do you put everyone? Where will you serve your grand feast? […]