Boxes on my mind


After my last post where the Feng Shui cube was featured, you could say that boxes have been on my mind. In fact, I found another fabulous article in the New York Times with these teeny tiny micro homes created by Derek Diedricksen. How cool are these? Talk about designing in a box! Using salvaged […]

Thinking inside the box

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Hello friends! Now, I know it is usually recommended to think OUTSIDE the box but in this case, inside works quite well! When I stumbled upon this via The Designer Pad, I had to share. What a clever way to explore the Feng Shui principles and solve a privacy issue at the same time! Genius! […]

Hunting for the Perfect White


I am on the hunt for the perfect white paint for my beach house and was inspired by Country Living magazine, where three designers discuss the perfect white.  So…with my Benjamin Moore paint chips in hand, I went seeking white everywhere. First stop, one of my favorite jewelry stores, The Tony Alan Gallery, where he  […]

Aging in Place – Advice from a Neil Kelly Designer


Last week I had coffee with Rhonda Knoche, a fabulous designer for Neil Kelly Remodelers. The Neil Kelly Company just won 11 regional CotY (contractor of the Year) awards from the Nationals Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Rhonda won an award for Whole House Remodel under $250k! Kudos to Rhonda and Neil Kelly! As many of you know, I was […]

Coffee Chat with Good Daughters


It is raining, as usual, so it’s the perfect time for me to clean and organize my home –  it being on the market and having weekly showings doesn’t hurt to keep me motivated either! Plus, my recent coffee chat at Chuck’s Coffee with Jan Harju from Good Daughters was truly inspiring! Good Daughters is […]

Ghost of the Saber Tooth Tiger @ the Woods

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Last Friday night, we got the privilege of seeing the band, Ghost of the Saber Tooth Tiger at The Woods. The Woods is a fantastic, eclectic venue that is a funeral home turned concert hall, bar and lounge, nestled in the historic neighborhood of Sellwood! They even do bingo/bourbon nights! As unique as Portland itself, […]