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Lovely Rita!

When the Harris's stopped by Revelation boutique in Mill Valley, they didn't realize I was there teaching my first HUE color workshop, and I couldn't have guess I'd end up working with them and my hero designer, Rita Konig, painting two floor designs for this ELLE DECOR cover story house.   Much of the main living part of the house was done, but here's what the newly renovated game room below the detached garage looked like (below) when I showed up. Rita wanted an over-sized checker pattern on the salvaged wood floors. I took care of that with off black porch paint and Modern Masters Dead Flat Varnish (my sweetheart keeps forgetting and calling it Drop Dead Varnish- either way,...

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Made me smile...

I'll admit it, I wasn't in a great mood yesterday morning. I had a nice text exchange with my sister and went on a beautiful walk with my sweetheart. Still, I was worried about a bunch of things I've been working on that weren't falling into place... the way I'd like them to anyway. So, I drove over to my friend's coffee shop, Neighbor's Corner in Diamond Heights/Eureka Valley, a gorgeously sunny neighborhood in San Francisco that I knew would cheer me up. As I parked my car, I noticed this quirky tile pattern on a tiny little storefront.. that made me smile. Then I saw this amazing little gingerbread cottage- a throw back to early San Francisco. I felt...

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New Workshops Announced this week!

A client once told me that she always felt like she had to apologize when guests came over. She loved her home but didn't know how to make it feel better.If you're feeling insecure or unsatisfied by the way it feels to live in your home, here's your chance this year to change that: HUE 1: Using Color to Create a Space you Love at Neighbor's Corner in San Francisco on Sunday, March 6th 499 Douglass Street @ 21st Street San Francisco CA 94114 In this interactive workshop, HUE 1, you'll learn how to use a paint deck, read a color wheel and discover three classic color palettes that you can personalize for your home. "I worried my husband would...

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