Obsession with all things neutral

The purist in me is drawn to shades of white with touches of earthy brown.


A little fur does wonders in a neutral setting. 


More decorating ideas for my dream home

Master Bedroom: Soft Mediterranean hues in pinks and blues – set upon a clean slate of white. Moroccan inspired touches, a gold gilded mirror, a pouff and a kilim rug.


I’m infatuated with the idea of a large antique French gold gilded mirror propped up on the floor.


I’m drawn to the bohemian feel of a mattress flung on the floor.


Finally a new blog post, and it’s on my own dream home!

Sorry I have been terribly delinquent on posting. Things have been a hectic, Boho featured a Fashion Show last month, and the quake most recently shook us up.

I’m working on a remodel project for a built in 1950 (and featured in Sunset at the time). I want to share the process with you as we gut this simple home, drawing out the beauty that lies hidden within. Starting with…idea boards! Here’s my inspiration behind the rooms.

I’ve become obsessed with industrial steel windows, and hugely disappointed to find out that the cost way exceeds out budget. Instead, I’ve been scouring the salvage yards for large simple wood grid pane windows, which I have discovered I love just as much.

The look:




Industrial steel in the bathroom- I was lucky and scored a 5′ black grid window at Urban Ore in Emeryville for $65 for our guest bathroom.



Bathroom inspiration:


I’m a bath girl, love me a claw foot tub! Which is exactly what I found, refurbished on Craigs list.


Copper pipe running up the wall for the shower. Brilliant.


When I discovered cement tiles in Buenos Aires it was lust at first site. We are using a soft gray white version of these in the guest bath. Perfect with the cast iron sink I scored!


Pedestal sink, yes please! I found a cast iron beauty at the junk yard to match my tub.


Paint scheme: Soft, refreshing neutrals



Saltillo Tiles: For the rest of the downstairs I’ve chosen octagon shaped saltillo tiles, inexpensive beauty at its best.



Staircase: I decided to go with painted wood. I’ve decided on a blue gray palette.


Thanks to those of you sticking through the thick and thin with me on the sporadic blogs! If you want to check out the fashion show here’s a link to the event.

Beautiful Boho, A touch of Turquoise


Dream location to read and daydream.


Vintage Turquoise.


Boho-luscious summer

Hot and wicked lovely

d4195ef8bdec10cc7c17527ff89f0aeeLovey, simple outdoor seating- throw it down Moroccan style!


If you’re a cat owner, you’re aware – any oasis you create is, in in their opinion, made for them. I think my kitty would be pretty stoked with this set up, as would I.


BOHO Beauty

Lovely inspirations.

956f529bb80de9ae397cade101da51f4Patchwork rug a vibrant pattern of cultural diversity. I just noticed, it looks like the sofa might be made from crates.


My muse, Lilly Ann in her natural surrounds, modeling a Boho  dress.



Texture and pattern. Art inspiring.


Boh Chic_2Our Pocahontas dress. BOHO


Layers. Jayli headband and Karlita jewelry from BOHO.


Zen garden straight out of Jurassic park!


A little nook of Moroccan heaven.

a701cd7c002b8a42d1b602e45623faf9Simplicity at it’s best.


A sophisticated, fresh palette of red, white and blue.

Some BOHO inspiration

My favorite inspiration, BOHO

35d676d4c28ab27bfac4a7b9377ae73fMoroccan lanterns, a must have.


A camel, a must have. Really if your going to dedicate yourself to the Boho look you need to invest in a camel, think of it as a big dog that likes to spit occasionally.


A few of my favorite things

Pinterest can become an obsession, do you have this problem? It’s a rainy day and I’m lost in a wonder world of design when the smell of burning toast breaks into my reverie.  To my credit though, it’s difficult to make toast on an open stove -top grill. Especially if you leave the room. Okay now that I have drawn the parallels between Pinterest and toast let me share a few of my favorite things…

By the way, if you want to check out my Pinterest boards you can find me here. PPS- I have a purring cat nestled at my back, which also makes a mad dash into the kitchen an impossibility.


I fell in love with these hanging basket chairs in Argentina, I must have one at some point- inside, or out.


The next kitchen I have will incorporate this shade of green, I’m kinda infatuated with it.


Pretty in Pink. A celebration of Easter.

Pop, fuzz, clink! Easter is around the corner. Happy Spring!


Pinky corals make this room ‘pop’.


Pretty pink storage linen cabinet.


Spring is in the air!

A breath of fresh air and a sip of tantalizing water.


Flavoured Water with Blackberry, Vanilla and Lavender
Yield: 1 liter
1 liter clean alkaline water
1 vanilla bean, or a pinch of ground vanilla bean or 1/4 tsp alcohol free vanilla
3-4 black berries, halved
3-4 stems fresh lavender or 1/4 tsp dried lavender
2-3 drops stevia, liquid & alcohol free, optional


Indigo blue pillows with pink fringe, love. Do you think these are filled with chicken feathers?:)