Dina Bandman Does It Again

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If the name Dina Bandman sounds familiar, it’s because I featured a laundry room she designed for last year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase House. With showhouse season currently in full swing across the country, one of my favorite rooms from this year’s San Francisco showcase house is yet another room by Dina Bandman: a nursery affectionately […]

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Pasadena Showcase House of Design

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Spring always seems to be a busy time of year and that’s particularly true for the design industry. The internet is currently all the buzz with coverage of various different showcase house events across the country but given that I live in Southern California I admit to being partial to the annual Pasadena Showcase House of […]

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Tuesday Tip

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Tuesday Tips are meant to provide inspiration for a particular decorating project that can infuse an easy dose of style into your decor. Tuesday Tip ideas are relatively simple to accomplish so they are perfect projects for those short on time. It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a Tuesday Tip but I recently came across an image that I thought […]

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Laundering in the Lap of Luxury

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Mr. B and I are on our way home today after spending several days in San Francisco. The fun is over and now the chore of unpacking and washing will begin. The laundry room is a great space to splurge and have fun with and that’s something designer Dina Bandman embraced when designing a luxurious […]

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Inside Martha’s Closet

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What do you do when you need more room to store clothes, shoes, and accessories? Well, if you are Martha Stewart, you call California Closets to help convert an unused bedroom into a new walk-in closet. Her only prerequisite was to use pieces that are modular so that the architectural details of the room were […]

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Glorious Green for St. Patrick’s Day

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! My weekend is off to a great start with a party that Mr. B and I will be attending tonight. I’m not Irish but every year I make sure to wear something green to commemorate the holiday. This year it will be an emerald green silk blouse. Will you be wearing something […]

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A Chic Milan Apartment

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If you’ve been with me a while then you already know that I have a super sweet spot in my heart for Italy. I have fallen in love with Milan and I even discussed my position on the great debate about the metropolitan city in this prior post. When I came across this regal apartment it took […]

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THE MOST STYLISH DENTAL OFFICE YOU’LL EVER SEE

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I am off to see the dentist today for a routine exam and cleaning. I take great pride in taking care of my teeth (you should, too!) but going to the dentist is never on the top of my “to-do” list and I could think of a million and one other things I’d much rather […]

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Rabbit, Rabbit : Entertaining for Easter

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I always wondered why Sarah Jessica Parker signs off some of her Instagram posts with “Rabbit, Rabbit”. It turns out that it is a greeting to be used on the first day of the month and is meant to wish someone good luck for that month ahead. An interesting article about this tradition/superstition can be found here. “Rabbit, […]

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Tribute to Hubert de Givenchy

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It was with great sadness today that the House of Givenchy reported the passing of its founder Count Hubert de Givenchy, a major influence in the world of fashion with an enviable career that spanned decades. He was an aristocrat (literally) of the fashion industry. He was 91.  He lived in a 16th-century castle known […]

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