Category: Tips & Info


Happy Thanksgiving! 🍗🍗

Bar carts

The bar cart. Staple of home entertaining, and now so ubiquitous that you can find them in every style and price range.

Is your mobile bar ready for the holidays? Check out the great carts I selected for you – all under $200!

See even more options on my Holiday Entertaining Pinterest board.

What Windows are Wearing This Season

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If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then are your windows are the eyes to your home?  To keep your neighbor’s eyes from looking IN your home, you need window treatments.  But what kind?

We’re here to help with a handy guide!

Back to the Future [Home Edition]

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It’s officially the future. Remember in Back to the Future II, when Marty and Doc traveled 25 years ahead?  They landed in the year… 2015.  So where are our hoverboards and self-tying shoes?  While you’re waiting for those, here are some home products of the future that have already landed in our present.

What to Do When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed

2af2105f-1b46-4bfc-af7f-9fdb1c9057bfMeditate. Do yoga. Think of why you’re grateful. These are all wonderful things to do to stave off stress over the holidays, but when you find yourself in the midst of being completely overwhelmed, here are some very simple emergency procedures to get you back to your happy place:

Holiday Tip#1: Easy Holiday Decorating

b3322433-e679-408b-9a1f-a516ac05f16aWith all the hustle & bustle of the season, we want to help you make things festive without a lot of effort. Use things you already have around the house to save your money for gifting, and keep it simple for an uncluttered look.

Most Useful Product (M.U.P.)

82b8c963-d64a-4b25-94df-b3bfce391af9We are obsessed with making a space as functional as it can be. Especially in small living quarters, we are always on the lookout for great looking pieces that have more than one use.

Enter the RÅSKOG from IKEA! This is a great example of thoughtful, multifunctional design at an amazing price. It’s small enough to fit into that nook in your kitchen or next to your desk- anywhere where you need just a little more storage. So far, we have thought of using it for art supplies, as a mobile spice rack, a baby-changing station or a drinks cart for a party.

What would you use it for?  Let us know on Facebook!

Plugging in!

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Most of us who live in rentals don’t have the luxury of hanging our own hardwire lighting. Even homeowners not ready to have an electrician over might be limited to installing lighting only where boxes exist. Restrictions to this conundrum include having a limited choice of great looking light fixtures and having to look at the cords all the time. But, never fear! If you consider the cord as part of the fixture, there are lots of stunning plug-in fixtures to choose from and plenty of inspiration as to how hide (or show off) those cords creatively.

Let’s see that floor!

655095e7-6438-4424-ad4d-b52117c98379Especially in a small space, the more floor you can see, the bigger it feels.  As an alternative to heavy bookcases, solid coffee tables and deep desks, consider mounting furniture to the wall, to free up floor space and keep the room airy.  Here are a few ideas to flaunt your floor!

The Coldest Winter I Ever Spent…

7b63f3fb-b691-40ce-a96a-dead37e4efe8Well, Mark Twain sure got it right. Summer in San Francisco is when we get our winter gear out of storage and keep a stash of blankets at the ready. But don’t let the chilly breeze off the bay deter you from enjoying your outdoor space! Here are a few tips on keeping warm in style, whether you enjoy it on a fire escape or roof-top deck:

Show Off Your Stuff

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