House and Life

House and Life

Thursday, October 23, 2008


I have to say I love Etsy. It's a great source for original, affordable art. I picked up this original sketch for a mere $20.00. How about them apples? Check out Sarah F. Burns other works, she is a delight!


You can order off of ABC Home's website. There is a limited number of rugs, but some are really great. The 10% off is nice too!

Monday, October 13, 2008

What is Coziness to You?

Images from the homes or works of designers: Ruthie Sommers, David Jimenez, Todd Alexander Romano, and Robin Bell.

As we three (four including the dog) settle into our new digs, I realize I've yet to create a "so-called" cozy spot. It's really driving me crazy. I think part of the reason I've been driven mad by this is I gave up a working fireplace in the new digs. I know I will add one (most likely gas, you don't even WANT to know how much it is to build a new chimney). So here is my question for you. What do you need to feel cozy in your home and do you have it? I sampled a few of my favorite rooms above which all seem to have mastered it in diverse ways. Do you need a lot of print to feel the warm vibes, or can you settle in to a neutral palette full of texture and not too much noise? What else? Funny, both appeal to me. Somebody come build me a fire.

PS DJ, I will cozy up to that bar cart one of these years...haha.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Wonderful Windsor

I have to admit, it's been hard choking out the price of most fabrics to clients in this horrific economy. So I was pleasantly suprised to see Windsor Smith's new collection for Kravet, mostly well under $100 a yard, which is totally do-able for some dining chairs or a sad bench in need of upolstering. Plus, she's a cutie pie, I love her West Coast coolness. Ever check out her digs on

On a personal note, I know I've fallen off the planet and I appreciate all that have tuned back in. I'll report on my house project which has kept my off the keyboard. It's nice to be back!