welcome home.


well, at long last i get to share with you a tour of my new L.A. home! the lovely team over at refinery29 asked me if they could share, and not only was i flattered, i was so very happy to hear that laure joliet would be shooting the feature for them. you may have seen a few instagrams, but here it is — my new home in echo park, and as a first-time homeowner. i couldn’t... 
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unexpected guests: sarah kersten.

unexpected guests: sarah kersten / sfgirlbybay

i’m delighted to introduce our next guest and one of my favorite makers: sarah kersten. i got my first glimpse of sarah’s work a couple of years ago at the remodelista holiday market in san francisco and i’ve been following and collecting her beautiful ceramics since. in addition to some of the top makers fairs (including west coast craft), her work is... 
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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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a quaint cottage in the forest.


imagine living surrounded by woods and meadows in the middle of a forest, in a charming old red wood cottage. sounds quite nice, doesn’t it? this is the charming home of Angelica and Benny in Lindesberg, sweden. featured in leva & bo, their home is a mix of vintage style meets industrial chic — like lovely natural, wood-beamed ceilings, paired with modern touches... 
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unexpected guests: janet berggren.


this is a very charming Russian Hill cottage (circa 1884) that perfectly captures the mood of quintessential San Francisco. belonging to janet berggren and her husband hans — who lovingly restored the 1200-square foot home to modern standards while keeping the charm of the period. having liver here for the last 8-1/2 years, they’ve furnished it with a collection... 
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