Monthly Archives: July 2019

Northern California Gardener's September Checklist

Back in the 1960s, with a baby girl and another on the way, I had a second job working in a nursery on weekends (and needed a third). Every fall we brought out the banner ads calling autumn “California’s second spring” This was not just some kind of bogus advertising slogan, like “Petunias will include […]

Guest Picks: Go-To Resources for Pretty Pillows

Pillows are frequently the ideal finishing touch at a space, but it can be frustrating to monitor just the perfect one. This month, I’ve piled up my top ten sources for pillows to complement any room, whether you prefer fancy decorator fabrics, shabby chic or soulful’70s design. — Laura from Lolalina AphroChic Shop Boerum Hill […]

Budget Decorator: 25 Fab Projects With 1 Paint Can

When it comes to getting the most bang for the decorating buck, there’s no question that paint reigns supreme. But in the event that you truly want to take advantage of your purchase, try extending that can of paint by using it in a number of smaller projects. Whether you’re starting with a full can […]

Modern Icons: The Eames Bird

This darling little bird became famous by injury. Charles and Ray Eames were constantly rearranging the”collage” of items around their iconic home, and the original bird was a favourite piece of American folk art they used sometimes when styling photographs. The little guy captured the eyes of Eames fans who wanted one. Now, in collaboration […]

9 Unexpected Cool Color Schemes for Boys' Rooms

Think about a classic color palette to get a young boy’s bedroom, and you probably imagine navy and denim blues, reds, khakis and tans, and dark purple accents. And while there’s a reason so many boys’ spaces default to those hues (they’re cheery yet masculine, and they function for all ages), a anticipated palette can […]