The Way We Live

The Way We Live: Classic Elements And Bohemian Accents

November 4, 2014

This happens to be the 16th home photographed and featured in my blog’s [hands-down] favorite category:  The Way We Live.  Each of the spaces I have shared with you has been completely different from the rest but equally beautiful and representative of its owners’ style and life experience.  I’m honored to have had the opportunity to […]

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The Way We Live: Art, Tales And Canine Friends

February 24, 2014

While in Boston, I had the opportunity to spend a night at a dear friend’s place.  I’ve always felt welcomed and comfortable in this home.  My friend’s place is earthy, eclectic and classical at the same time.  Little vignettes scattered throughout the house are meant to remind of exotic trips, special family memories or stories […]

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The Way We Work: Cocoon Home Design

January 4, 2014

With the help of these images and this room inspiration, our home office has taken on the look and feel I was hoping for.   Now, the workspace that Alex and I share is both functional and comfortable.  Here are some more shots and, also, tips on creating or renovating your very own home office. 9 tips […]

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The Way We Work: Holly Bender Interiors

November 6, 2013

Last week, I had the opportunity to meet with Holly Bender of Holly Bender Interiors here in Lafayette, CA.  During my visit we talked about design while I shopped her collection of art and vintage finds.  I found a perfect piece for my office AND I got to photograph her home office as well.  By combining […]

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The Way We Work: Vera Abud Interiors

July 23, 2013

It’s with great pleasure that I share with you the atelier of interior stylist Vera Abud.  I’ve admired her style and approach to design and styling for a long time and am excited that she is now offering her talents to many through Vera Abud Interiors.  While visiting her and her family in CT,  we had […]

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The Way We Live: Details In Diamond Heights

June 27, 2013

Upon entering the space for the first time I was taken by the mood it induced.  Through carefully curated furniture pieces,  personal touches and the magnificent SF bay views (not always present as you may correctly assume) this Diamond Heights apartment is a prime example of how attention to detail makes all the difference.  Earthy […]

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The Way WE Live: California Style

May 28, 2013

  For this week’s The Way We Live I decided to give you a small glimpse into our California life.  Since our move of almost a year ago, our house has begun to take on the California Style  we dreamt about.  By combining old and new pieces our home is becoming a loving mix of where we came from and […]

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The Way We Live: From The Back Bay To The East Bay (Part 2)

March 11, 2013

When my husband and I decided on the move to California, it was a given that his Mom would make that journey with us.  After spending several months with us, she found  a place of her own and created a space that we all call home.  By repurposing most of her belongings (from Boston and […]

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Stairway Photo Walls: 7 Images & 7 Tips

January 9, 2013

After seeing photos hung along a stairway in last week’s The Way We Live, a reader requested more examples of this win/win decorating trend.     Take a look at these 7 images and get ideas on creating  your own stairway to family ‘haven’. Do you have a photo wall?  If yes, my readers and […]

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The Way We Live: A Spontaneous New Year’s Day Visit

January 2, 2013

Instead of a typical New Year’s post about milestones and resolutions, I’ll share with you photographs of our first 2013 day, spent in Noe Valley with friends we met while living in SF many years ago.  Now that we live near one another spontaneous visits are possible and with a couple like DS and BB […]

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