Blogging O at Home: A Tropical Paradise in San Mateo

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Local homeowner makes good. When Oprah asked readers to submit their fantastic decorating ideas, hundreds responded. Three winners were chosen — including San Mateo's Kimberly Dellamonica. Nate Berkus himself paid a visit to her condo, which was featured in Oprah's magazine and on her TV show. Below are some of the ideas that Nate loved about her place:

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  • Mirrors are one of the best ways to open a tight space.
  • Neutral is not another word for boring.
  • Give small plants a bigger presence by putting them in large cachepots.
  • When a miscalculation created a gap between the carpet in Kimberly's bathroom and its threshold, she filled the space with grouted beach rocks.

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You can read more about Kimberly's tropical retreat — which was inspired by her frequent visits to Cabo San Lucas — in the winter issue of O at Home.

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