Hardware…does it sound like one of the easiest decisions to make when you’re completing a remodel in your kitchen or bathroom?  Maybe you just want to do a small update or refresh so you exchange the knobs and pulls on cabinetry or furniture?  How about door knobs, locks and key sets?  I haven’t yet mentioned […]


Recently, a client asked me why her chairs restained wouldn’t look like the ones she liked in a photo. Based on this conversation, I realized that a discussion about wood species was timely. At the risk of sounding like a lumberjack, here is a little intro to woods with some show and tell of a […]

The Adamson House, Malibu

Nothing screams Los Angeles more than a beautiful day at the beach!  However, the sun and sand aren’t the only amazing visuals to enjoy if you are going coastal.  Run…don’t walk to The Adamson House in Malibu which, is adjacent to Surfrider Beach, the Malibu Lagoon and the Bird Sanctuary.  Find someone who loves gardens, architecture and […]

Spring is Here!

Spring has sprung in Southern California so let’s enjoy it before it quickly becomes summer. I love traveling through different neighborhoods and admiring people’s gardens. We are so fortunate in this area to have a climate that allows for incredible foliage and beautiful flowers practically year round. However, for me, the best time for incredible […]