dining room

We saw this house featured in the LA Times, and had to share it here. It was designed by the firm Marmol Radziner, and just look at that play structure, and that bed, and that pool just off the dining room…


opener

Our friends Ariel and Paul have a weekend cottage in the English countryside in Wiltshire. We’ve spent quite a bit of time at Rose Cottage, as it is called, over the last 10 years, and have watched it transform from being a weekend getaway for two, to a family home (they have a 7-year-old named […]


Hardyboys_gift

We recently retrieved my husband’s childhood collection of Hardy Boys books. When realized that some of them had been his own dad’s from the 1940s, we decided to go on eBay to fill out the collection with vintage copies. They’re relatively inexpensive, you can often buy a complete set, and they look great on a […]


A couch made of cheap outdoor sectional components.

We were loathe to drop a bundle on a sofa for our very tiny playroom/TV room. My husband came up with the brilliant idea of buying a trio of cheap sectional outdoor chairs that had gone on sale at Pottery Barn last year, and turning them into an extra long sofa that could accommodate the […]


pillowtalk_sec

The jig is up. I have run out of creative ways to rearrange the throw pillows on my couch so that you can’t see their ragged corners and stained covers. And so the search for at least one new pillow begins. My couch, rug and walls are neutral and I like the idea of a […]


waterwar_sec

I’ve been confused for a long time as to what is the best solution for our drinking water: tap, delivered spring water, a Brita that never gets its filter changed because we never remember. . . We are finally pulling the trigger to get a good filtration system installed (not even that expensive), and the […]


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