all decked out for the holidays.

well, i’m all decked out for christmas — quite literally! since my house is going under construction for remodeling this week, the only place i could decorate was my outside deck! and to the rescue? i partnered with Martha Stewart Living at The Home Depot for some sweet indoor/outdoor garlands, wreaths and some topiary-like mini christmas trees — completely... 
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neutral ground.

country road. something i’veĀ learned from having my own garden (at long last!) is that pairing neutrals with nature really works. there’s something very pretty about how a naturalĀ canvas of earthy tones, black and white that really allows the greenery and plant life to shine. my banana palms against my black house for instance, really pop. and, this color palette... 
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dining fresh from the garden.

one of my favorite things about owning a home is having my own garden and outside dining space. i’ve come to realize spending time outside, gardening and entertaining is one my greatest joys — i could spend all day out there puttering around and planting new flowers and now vegetables, too! i shared my container garden earlier this year, and now i’m planting... 
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let there be lights!

one of the things i miss most about living in san francisco, are the bridges and the way they make the city truly unique — connecting san francisco to the ‘mainland’, i can attest that driving across them never gets old. the bay bridge has been refurbished and with that industrious restoration, it’s been reborn. it’s also being re-lit —... 
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paint it black!

i’m very excited to finally share with you my latest home improvement project! i got up some steely nerve and painted my new house black! i’ve always dreamed of having a black house, and i couldn’t be more thrilled with the way it turned out. i’ve been pinning black houses, inspired by those in Scandinavia and denmark, and at long last have one of my... 
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