Olympics Fever

For the last few days, I have been sitting on the couch consumed with watching the Olympics.  There are some sports I love to watch – gymnastics, track (not so much the field part), and swimming/diving.  Then there are sports that really make you question the governing body that determines what is an Olympic sport. […]

Custom Shelving: A Reluctant DIY (Part Deux)

When we last visited my saga with the custom shelving, I was sitting pretty having just completed my shoe closet. After finishing the closet successfully, it was time to tackle the much larger project of the living room shelves. First, we had the entire room painted with a contrasting color for the fireplace and nook. […]

Custom Shoe Closet: A Reluctant DIY

In our previous home, the living room had 19′ ceilings with loads of natural light and a fireplace.  It was a fantastic room and the only room we had available to relax and watch television. The fireplace wall was screaming for shelves to bring in storage and add definition to the space.  We also decided […]

Crushing On: Nanawall Doors

Sorry to have been away this week.  (Not sure if anyone gives a damn but I care :))  I got pretty sick over the weekend and just didn’t feel like doing much of anything design-related for the last few days.  But now I’m feeling better and ready to get back into the swing of things. […]

Design Files: Modern Home Office

I had the pleasure of working on a home office project that allowed me to use different products to deal with a tricky wall of mirrors. This client was really fun but truly had no clue about the type of design she wanted in the room.  The only direction she gave me was that she […]

House Hunters LA

For our first year in LA, the hubby and I decided to rent an apartment so that we could figure out the landscape and neighborhoods (since we heard you can lose friends by moving too far away). We have been renting a great apartment on Ocean Blvd in Long Beach (the LBC as it’s commonly […]