Okay, so I signed up to do this party-gig-bash for a bunch of three-year-olds in June, and now I have to deliver on the goods. Because who wants to anger a gaggle of toddlers in the heat of summer? Not me, that's who.
One of the joys of living in Phoenix is the ability to relish being outdoors year round. Granted, a pool and some shade are necessities during our lengthy summers, but more often than not you have one, or know someone who does. When I had the privilege of shooting Scuba's house in February, I was delighted to find one of the most incredible outdoor spaces I've ever seen.
I love that my studio has three closets! It's nice to finally have some space for my rather large collection of clothes, shoes, and handbags. It also has two large windows that bring in a lot of light, and has a pretty adorable breakfast nook. Other than the structural elements, I really enjoy the studio's bright and cheery feeling. Can you tell I am a fan of color? Also, who doesn't appreciate their own DIYs? The chevron fad might on its way out, but I love my DIY chevron rug.
I'll bet you wish you could afford a sleek and stylish brass chandelier like this one. Well, guess what, lucky ducks? Those crazy geniuses over at One Kings Lane DIYed this beauty, and they'll show you how to do the same.
Living in a small space often means giving up a dining table in favor of extra floor space for other furniture. Thanks to a crop of height adjustable coffee and side tables, you're no longer forced to eat with your plate balanced precariously on your lap.
I love the way the Northern California sunlight transforms each room from morning to afternoon as it shines through large glass windows of our 1949 mid-century modern house. I also love the way a Japanese Maple is framed by the large front window, and how the large Redwood panel wall and other natural wood welcomes our Danish Modern aesthetic.
With the season of flea markets and antique fairs now upon us, I'm prepping for the summer influx of secondhand furniture finds and putting together the ultimate used furniture cleaning kit. With most of these household items already in your kitchen, you'll be ready to get any grimy piece sparkling in no time.
Name:Andi Forker Type of Project: Kitchen Renovation — full gut remodel Location: San Francisco, California Type of building: 1890's Victorian condo
After a lot of hard work (and a few unexpected surprises), Andi's kitchen renovation is finally complete, and the results are truly stunning. We've been there every step of the way, watching the cramped, outdated old kitchen being transformed into a beautiful, light-filled oasis. In this final installment of their Renovation Diary, Andi (and bf Dean) share what they've learned along the way.
Talk about a design love story! Jason and Katie met while working for storied designer Michael S. Smith — Jason was the Studio Director and Katie was a designer. Filtering Michael's meticulous attention to details, sense of balance and history through their own lens, they've put their own spin on American melting pot traditional for a look that is clean, modern, and simple, yet never dull.