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July 4th :: Outdoor Entertaining

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July 4th // Outdoor Entertaining

Festive, without being cheesy. That’s what I love about this July 4th tablescape pictured above. Your Independence Day backyard picnic can also patriotic without overloading on stars and stripes by simply keeping to a red, white and blue color scheme. Here are a few items perfect for stylish July 4th outdoor entertaining:

July 4th // Outdoor Entertaining Picksproduct links

1 picnic blanket // 2 hammock // 3 enamalware // 4 bar cart // 5 beach towel // 6 pillow

*first image via BHG

 

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Read full story By on June 23, 2015 in color, Entertaining, Fourth of July, Holiday, holiday decor

San Francisco Decorator Showcase :: Master Bedroom

Dark moss green. It’s a color that was popular in the 90s is making a comeback. The earthy shade of green covers the walls in the Master Bedroom designed by Will Wick of Wick Design for this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase. To balance the masculine walls, Wick adds soft feminine tones including the light cream drapery and pale pink bedside lamps. To achieve a curated feel, the space features a mixture of modern-styled furniture (much of which was custom designed by Wick himself) with antiques. In addition, Wick’s use of lighting, artwork and color is tremendous. I was smitten by the level of detail that went into this design. Bravo!

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More San Francisco Showcase 2015 Rooms:

San Francisco Decorator Showcase :: Sneak Peek

San Francisco Decorator Showcase :: Dining Room

San Francisco Decorator Showcase :: Kitchen and Family Room

San Francisco Decorator Showcase :: Powder Room

San Francisco Decorator Showcase :: Living Room

San Francisco Decorator Showcase :: Laundry Room

San Francisco Decorator Showcase :: Girls Bathroom

San Francisco Decorator Showcase :: His Office

San Francisco Decorator Showcase :: Master Bathroom

*photo credit: Patrik Argast

 

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Read full story By on June 11, 2015 in antiques, Bedroom, bedrooms, color, interior design, Interiors, lighting

Book Review :: Windsor Smith HOMEFRONT

Her interiors are glamorous, yet practical; sophisticated, yet relaxed. She strikes the perfect balance. I’m talking about A-list interior designer, Windsor Smith. She is simply one of the best in the business and so it’s no surprise that her first book, HOMEFRONT (Rizzoli) is absolutely fantastic. Filled with over 200 inspiring images, Smith walks through her process for creating beautiful, functional spaces from design intuition to the home in balance. In the book’s introduction, she explains her goal is to “design beautiful rooms for the way people today actually use them, regardless of their intended purpose, breaking the rules as to how a room ‘should’ function.” Her approach of creating livable spaces in every corner of the home resonates with me. Take a look at just some of the gorgeous images that grace the pages of this book and I think you’ll agree too.

Book Review :: Windsor Smith HOMEFRONT #decor #book #homeentry staircase // windsor smith HOMEFRONTmarble farmhouse sink // kitchen // windsor smith HOMEFRONTbrass chairs // windsor smith HOMEFRONT

A home in balance is masculine and feminine, antique and modern, light and dark, austere and glam, rustic and sophisticated – all these things in perfect harmony. – Windsor Smith

home office // windsor smith HOMEFRONTliving room // windsor smith HOMEFRONTdining space // windsor smith HOMEFRONT

I’m like an unruly child when it comes to design. There’s always a point where I say: “What if this weren’t the dining room?” – Windsor Smith

ottoman // living room // windsor smith

*photo credit: Windsor Smith HOMEFRONT

 

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Read full story By on June 9, 2015 in book, book review, Features, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, kitchens, Living Room, living rooms

The Buzz :: SF Design Events

There are a couple exciting home & design events taking place in the San Francisco Bay Area – The Sunset Celebration Weekend and WestEdge San Francisco.

First off: After 17 years, the final Sunset Celebration Weekend will be held on Sunset Magazine’s iconic Menlo Park campus on June 6th & 7th (the magazine will be moving to new digs). Attracting thousands of readers, Sunsets beautiful seven-acre campus will be transformed into an interactive showcase for the region’s most exciting lifestyle inspiration and freshest flavors. Editors, celebrity chefs and lifestyle experts from across the West will bring the pages of Sunset to life and showcase the region’s hottest trends in food, wine, travel, garden and home. A terrific event for the entire family!

Sunset Celebration Weekend // June 6-7, 2015

photos via Sunset

The inaugural WestEdge SF, co-presented with San Francisco Design Week at Pier 27 kicks off this Thursday and will run through Friday. Thursday evening’s opening night reception for the official San Francisco Design Week is expected to draw 3,000 design lovers. The curated modern design fair will feature 40+ exhibitors who all speak to high-quality and thoughtfully made design products. Check out a few that caught my eye!

WestEdge San Francisco 2015Photos top to bottom: Robert Long Lighting, Amy Helfand, J Liston Design, Fringe Studio

 

Hosting a summer soiree? Entertain effortlessly with chic table settings from Loom Decor!

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Read full story By on June 3, 2015 in Features, flowers, food, furniture, the buzz, Uncategorized