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A Really Big Shoe- Really

This image showed up on my facebook page the other day... It got me wondering... why do we think that our own houses will only have 'curb appeal' if they look like all the others? I mean when you look at this big shoe house do you think, 'horror of horrors! nothing this awful has ever happened to this community!" NO! You smile, you try to recall the nursery rhyme about the old woman with all the kids, you wonder how many bedrooms and bathrooms are in there (come on- you know you want to know!). Okay, so maybe you don't want to live in a shoe. But when did we decide that our homes should be 'normal', 'neutral', and...

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Sherwin-Williams Stir Feature

Great news! Sherwin-Williams featured me on their designer site, www.swstir.com. Check it out! This is the home of my first Making Room for More client and I couldn't be more happy or proud to share it with Sherwin-Williams and you! Thank you, Jackie and Sandy!

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Part 3- Painted Lady Color Palette

[caption id="attachment_2036" align="aligncenter" width="350" caption="Sherwin-Williams Svelte Sage- Body"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2040" align="aligncenter" width="350" caption="Sherwin-Williams Steamed Milk- Trim"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2038" align="aligncenter" width="350" caption="Sherwin-Williams Seaworthy- Sunbursts and Eaves"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2037" align="aligncenter" width="350" caption="Sherwin-Williams Peppercorn- Window trim, Doors, Door trim and Transom"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2039" align="aligncenter" width="350" caption="Sherwin-Williams Sea Salt- Porch ceiling panels and decorative panels on second floor"][/caption]

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Making Room for More Quick Changes

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned before that a. my home is my laboratory and b. when my friends come over they won't even talk to me until they see what I've done to my house since their last visit. My mom says, "I can't keep up!" I have made some major changes for sure. For example, my dining room has gone through major transition: [caption id="attachment_1897" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="I actually loved my dining room like this, but the formality and quietness of it never felt comfy and inviting enough for me"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1898" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="So, for a long time, my dining room looked like this while I figured out all of the other rooms. I used say, "welcome to...

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Hayes Valley Colors- A San Franciso Treat

A recent addition to the Hayes Valley scene is a Ben Eine's installation- a larger than life painting on the side of a building that reads Brighter Faster. The painting perfectly reflects the colors of this vibrant, optimistic, and eclectic San Francisco neighborhood. [caption id="attachment_1292" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Ben Eine, a commercial street artist from London, created this mural for San Francisco. Friends with another famed graffiti artist, Banksy, an Eine's painting was recently present to Presidenet Obama by Prime Minister, David Cameron"][/caption] Strolling past the shops, restaurants, and down to the Blue Bottle Coffe kiosk on Linden Street, I can't help but feel that the driving energy behind this creative city pocket is confidence, optimism, and expression. [caption id="attachment_1301" align="aligncenter"...

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