Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Beach Cottage Charm

I am finally back to the world of blogging and would like to share with you some of the projects I have worked on in the past six months.  Eventually, if I get my act together, I may also write some posts about travel and design.  First up, let's take a look at a cute beach cottage I staged back in April.  

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Oh Those Lanikai Views...

Early in January I worked on this property in Lanikai.  The house is built high on the hillside, and this is what you see from the front porch:

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A Clean and Inviting Island Home

After months of silence, I am back on the blog.  Lots had happened in the past few months. My oldest son graduated from high school. We spent two months traveling in the summer (possibly topics for future posts). We also have been quite busy with a little project in the past six months: we bought a house and renovated it from head to toe.  

The property is located in beautiful Kailua, my home town, and when we bought it together with my friend Debbie and her husband Brian, it was in less then perfect shape.  In fact, I called it "the icky house".  It was in dire need of help.  After six months of renovations, the house is all done, and looks perfect, inside and out.  

The inspiration for the house was a clean and neutral beach look, with driftwood colored floors, grey tiles and creamy white walls (Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee).

Monday, March 30, 2015

A Beautiful Vancouver Home

After what seems like ages, I am back with a post on my friend Annekatrin's house.  If you are a faithful reader of this blog (hi mom!), you may remember that my youngest son and I visited Vancouver, BC in October to check out fall leaves and spend some quality time with our friends who live there.  They have recently renovated their home and below are some pictures of the results.  They worked with an architect and an interior designer, and the final product is stylish and welcoming.  But let the photos, taken by the design firm, speak for themselves. Lovely, isn't it?

A mosaic tile focal point in the French country kitchen

Sunday, March 15, 2015

A Foodie Tour of Upcountry Maui

On Valentine's Day weekend, which coincided with President's Day weekend and thus was one of those wonderful three-day affairs, we flew over to Maui for some quality relaxation. For those of you not from Hawaii, Maui is about a 30 minute airplane ride from Honolulu. And that includes taxiing. Flight takes off, you get a tropical juice drink, you have five minutes to drink it, flight lands. Just my kind of travel.

View from our room at the Grand Wailea