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Great Homes for $985,000

Hello there, Sisters! I was just checking out The New York Times, on line and saw a headline, “Homes for $985,000”. While I’ve never linked to the Times, on my…

Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall

When we were kids, my older sister and I would have beauty contests! Of course, being the oldest, she was also the judge! We would stand in front of the…

A Decade of Changes In Our Living Room

Thanks to those wonderful little furniture moving pads, that I discovered as a home stager, I can make my living room sofa do a three-sixty, in nothing flat! So over…

Our San Francisco Condo in Transition

Well, hopefully this post will appear more organized than I feel right now. Over the weekend, we moved, sold, packed up and cleaned our 2nd home, in San Francisco. Now…

Making the Most of an Air Mattress for Guests

My sailor son and his wife got into town Friday night, only to drive 3-plus hours to Redding, for a wedding yesterday. Now, they’re heading here, to spend Christmas with…

Gorgeous Living Rooms

If life gave me a do-over, I’d gather my courage and build a home with a great big, great room! Beamed ceilings, soaring steel windows, with doors that open wide,…

Our Dining Room Gets Ready For Congressman Lungren

Last spring, at the annual Cristo Rey High School Scholarship Dinner, we auctioned off dinner in our home with our area’s Congressman Lungren. Tomorrow’s the big night and we’re looking…

Weekend Favorites

My brother is always on the go. Recently, he sent me this picture from the very top of our beloved Golden Gate Bridge! Isn’t this an amazing shot? His back…

Come Into Our Living Room…

We’ve recently inherited a number of pieces that belonged to my parents and I have spent time finding just the right spot for each of them. It’s bitter-sweet…losing my parents,…

Our House…Come On In!

As you might recall, my father passed away recently. Compared to my Mother’s passing, when I sobbed for what seemed like weeks, I’ve taken my Dad’s passing much better. I…

Jeffrey Bilhuber’s New Book Out This Week

Jeffrey Bilhuber’s third design book, “American Style” , is due out this week. The new book showcases twelve of his interiors, and there’s a fun interview with him in House…