unexpected guests: lisa solomon.

unexpected guests: lisa solomon / sfgirlbybay

I’m so happy to introduce our next unexpected guest and she is the immensely talented, Oakland-based artist and author, Lisa Solomon. Originally from L.A., Lisa has called the Bay Area home for over twenty years — sixteen of those in this charming Craftsman-style abode I’m sharing with you today. Here she lives with her husband and daughter, as well as Mildred... 
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sweet eccentricity.

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melissa kaseman for lonny. i was talking to jen Leonard on her podcast, brand new ways this week about the odd way my blog posts can occasionally come together. it’s a strange serendipity that occurs on my pinboards sometimes, or a hunt for something peculiar that lands me where i least expect it to. such was the case this week while i was hunting down chinese silk lanterns... 
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at home with: mor til mernee.

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featured recently in bolig, this is the charming home of Louise Johansen who writes the blog mor til mernee, and Jesper Olesen, a carpenter, and with their two young girls. The family lives in the residential area of Hedensted, denmark. not afraid of change, or to try new colors, louise is a designer after my own heart — she says, “We love to decorate with colors... 
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Friday Finds

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Top to bottom, left to right: Scandinavian interior stylist Minna Jones’ home away from home Multidisciplinary artist and designer Alyson Fox’s small town Texan retreat An exposed staircase that strikingly bridges efficient living spaces Marble countertops paired with plywood cabinets in this kitchen refresh Waffle weave bed linens — a subtle... 
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the L.A. studio reveal.

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hurrah! and many, many thanks to CB2 and to all of you who weighed each day last week on instagram to vote on the CB2 pieces that pulled together my beautiful new L.A. studio! together you all created such a lovely space — one that’s functional as a guest room for airbnb and cosy enough to have friends and family stay there, too. i’m so happy with the way... 
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