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Design Reveal :: My Home

Today I’m thrilled to share a very personal space: my home. Recently I welcomed a favorite online shelter magazine, Rue to take a tour of our ranch-style home located on the San Francisco Peninsula. The design has been a work in progress for over a decade (I’m never really done!). When we first moved in we tackled renovating the kitchen, bathrooms and landscaping front & back. In the last year as you may know, we added a master bedroom suite. Here’s a look…

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I hope you enjoyed a little peak into my home – pop over to Rue Magazine to see the entire feature. And a big thank you to the Rue team including Crystal Palecek (founder/editor-in-chief), Julia Robbs (photographer) and Shoko Wanger (writer) who made the whole process so fun. You’re the best!

happy decorating,


Photos by Julia Robbs // Styling & Interiors by Cristin Priest

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Read full story By on June 2, 2015 in baby and children, Bedroom, bedrooms, beds, curated look, flowers, Girl, girl's bedroom, interior design, Interiors, Living Room, living rooms, wallpaper

Baby Boy Nursery Design by Caitlin Flemming

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Sophisticated, timeless and just plain adorable. The nursery created by Caitlin Flemming, interior designer and the voice behind the Sacramento Street blog is all that. Featured on Rue Daily last week, Caitlin shares the sweet room that welcomed her son, Jackson. The neutral room is grounded in beiges and whites (great starting points for either gender) and then layered with blue accents. It’s clearly a baby’s room, although sophisticated art, rich textiles and timeless furnishings make it a space that adults would love to hang out in as well. Bravo Caitlin!

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get the look

See more great pix of this baby boy nursery design and a fun interview with Caitlin at Rue Daily.

happy decorating,


*photography by Bess Friday

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Read full story By on February 23, 2015 in baby and children, baby nursery room, Bedroom, Boy, contemporary decor, crib, interior design, Interiors, original artwork

Weekend Reading :: Shelter Magazine Recommendations

Ah, the weekend. Perhaps you have something fun planned with family and friends, but hopefully you get some downtime to simply relax and recharge. For me, I enjoy reading shelter magazines (big surprise I’m sure!).  Here’s what I’ll be reading this weekend…

Matchbook Magazine - June Issue

Matchbook Magazine’s June issue (digital format) features a not to be missed house tour of design greats (and personal faves), John Robshaw and iomoi’s husband & wife team, Matthew Grenby and Irene Chen.

blue and white chinoiserie dining roomwhimsical art - Matchbook Magblue and white chinoiserie living roomJohn Robshaw Living Room - Matchbook MagJohn Robshaw Bedroom - Matchbook Mag(above photography by Cooper Carras and Carol Dronsfield)

Can you tell which home is which? They are so different, but I love both styles!

Another online shelter magazine I’ll be reading is this month’s Rue. The issue is focusing on wedding and entertaining, so lots of inspiration for brides. It also features the charming apartment of recent interior design college graduate and my former intern, Michaela Noelle. It’s look into the urban LA studio she shares with a fellow design student. I love how they pulled off so much in such a tiny space. It’s a  fun, eclectic mix of styles.  So proud of Michaela!!!

Pablo Neruda Quote via Ruepink+orange floral table arrangement - Rue Magazineeclectic apartment - michaela noelle designsLOVE graphic art and pictures - michaela noelle apartmentLA studio loft - michaela noelle designs(above photography by Caroline Tran and Monica Wang)

And in case you missed it, you may want to check out the home tour of designer, Kelly Wearstler in last month’s Lonny Magazine. It’s so Kelly. The space is all glamour, but the images with her boys make it feel like a real home.

Kelly Wearstler's Beverly Hills HomeKelly Wearstler's Boys - Home TourTour of Kelly Wearstler's Beverly Hills MansionMarble Bathroom by Kelly Wearstler(above photography by Coral vo Zumwalt)

What will you be reading this weekend?



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Read full story By on June 7, 2013 in bar carts, Bathroom, bathrooms, Bedroom, bedrooms, chinoiserie, cocktail carts, dining rooms, flowers, interior design, Interiors, Living Room, living rooms

‘Tis the Season…

gorgeous diy holiday wreath

Ahh, it’s here. The holiday season has begun and I looove it. To get you in the spirit too, Rue Magazine released their inspirational holiday issue and I wanted to share some of my favorite images. The gorgeous wreath above was created by a San Francisco interior designer and friend, Scot Meacham Wood. It’s a beauty. He shows us how he made it step-by-step in Rue.

Rue Holiday Issue 2012love quotediy holiday cider cup

I also thought this holiday cider cup (above) was so clever and would make a fun gift. Who doesn’t enjoy a hot cup of cider on a long winter’s day? Again, drop by Rue to see how to do this yourself!

Serena & Lily holiday gift guide - Simplified Bee

I’m also thrilled to be included in Serena & Lily’s Holiday Picks from the Pros! They had me pick some of my faves from their holiday collection which was super fun, but frankly hard to narrow down! They also had my reminiscing about my best gift ever… my powder blue ten-speed bike when I was ten. It was a complete surprise and brought me so much joy. I also remember counting down the days until spring when the snow melted away and  I could ride it!





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Read full story By on November 27, 2012 in Christmas, Entertaining, event planning, gift guide, Holiday, Uncategorized