A MODERN, YET ELEGANT PALM SPRINGS WEEKEND RETREAT

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I didn’t want to post back-to-back pieces about modern design but there has been a lot of buzz in Southern California with the start of Modernism Week in Palm Springs. (In fact, I know someone whose weekend home will be on the tour next weekend.) And since I’ve had both mid-century design and Palm Springs on the […]

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L.A. HOME OF GEORGIA TAPERT HOWE

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I absolutely love the color green and have been thinking about using it as an accent color in our family room. So naturally, the current issue of Elle Decor piqued my interest with this dramatic green and black dining room of Georgia Tapert Howe splashed across its cover. A few years ago, Howe and her […]

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GLOBAL STYLE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of taking an advanced painting techniques class at Peinture Studios located in Costa Mesa, California. Peinture Studios is a boutique paint studio that sells a full range of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, offers painting workshops and provides inspiration on updating vintage furniture. I was hooked on […]

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A DAY IN THE LIFE: REVIVING CHARM ON VACATION

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A few weeks ago I starting thinking about surprising Mr. B with a weekend getaway. I wanted a destination that was within easy driving distance to take advantage of and make the most of this past three-day holiday weekend. I ended up booking a suite at the Bacara Resort and Spa located approximately 20 minutes […]

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AN ART COLLECTOR’S BRENTWOOD HOME

I thought it was ironic when a Connecticut couple moved to Brentwood, California and decided to purchase a traditional colonial home. The home is beautiful and, architecturally speaking, is something that is very classic New England…the very place they moved from. The couple enlisted designer Marie Turner Carson of M. Elle Design to design the interiors with the […]

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LOS SUENOS: LIVING LOVELY IN MONTECITO, CALIFORNIA

In yesterday’s post I shared a picture of a lovely home located in the quaint, yet exclusive, community of Montecito, California. If you are not familiar with Montecito then I must tell you that it is a beautiful enclave with a small community of under 10,000 residents, probably most of which live there part time. […]

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