living + dining room

Coreen Cordova’s inspirational home…

I met Coreen Cordova, years ago in San Francisco, when she was the city’s premier make-up artist.  She then went on to create a highly successful  line of cosmetics for a major US company. After several years of criss-crossing the globe as their spokesperson, Coreen longed to spend more time at her home in the […]

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How to decorate open concept space…

Earlier this week, I spent 2 days working with a busy wife and mother in Marin.  With 2 young children to manage, organizing the house has not been a priority.  However, she has come to realize that if she utilizes the space she has better, she’ll gain efficiency and have a house that her family […]

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Winter whites…

After all the reds and greens of the holidays, I love to bring out the winter whites for January.  It reminds of the snowy January days of the mid-west.  It also fills my home with a peaceful and restful presence.  Perfect for starting a new year. A white fleece table runner covers the ottoman and […]

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