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I’m not keeping up on blog posts, but I have been busy and am recording thoughts, new projects and the designing life on Instagram and Pintrest.   I may post again, but for now, please catch up with me at these venues: Pintrest & Instagram Inspiration is at the heart of my luxury design services. What’s inspiring you? Make your home or business interior the best it can be and contact me for online or in person advice. (916) 834-9751  

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Best of Houzz!…Did You Know?

  I’m thrilled to be acknowledged by my clients and Houzz users for service and design in 2014.  This is the second ‘Best of Service’ and my very first ‘Best of Design’.  Thank you PepperJack clients!  Thank you! Full press release follows……… Houzz Announces “Best Of Houzz 2015” Winners – 1/19/15 Annual Survey and…

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Design Week Las Vegas…Inspiration

Just back from my annual trek to Las Vegas for Winter Market, this year even better as it coincided with the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and the International Window Coverings Show.  It Was. A. Huge Week.  Full of furnishings introductions – styles, colors; overflowing with kitchen and bath products – cabinetry, finishes; and…

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Kitchen Banquette?…Projects

I’m working on a kitchen in a country farmhouse and am tossing around the idea of suggesting a banquette.  Like any remodels there are challenges in providing all the features we want in the space we have and a nook- table- in- a- booth could be the answer.  I’ve designed a few of these and know that comfort lies in the details. Have any of you, dear readers, had a banquette in your kitchen?  Did you love it? Hate it?  Tell me your story! Inspiration is at the heart of my luxury design services. What’s inspiring you? Make your home or business interior the best it can be and contact…

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Nate Berkus..Inspiration

Do you use Pintrest?  It seems like more of my clients do and many more folks are looking to Pintrest for inspiration on decorating or remodeling their home.  I’m thrilled to share with you my contest-winning Pintrest board, ‘Fabricut Loves Nate’.  As in Nate Berkus. As in Oprah’s Nate Berkus. As in Nate Berkus for…

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Press Coverage…Projects

I’m thrilled to be featured in this month’s House 2 Home magazine’s Designer’s Corner.  Editor Susan Belknap does a wonderful job of covering topics of interest to homeowners in the greater Sacramento area and it is a regional ‘go-to’ for homeowner’s working on improvements. In the article I talk about common reasons why people decide to remodel and I discussed a lovely family home once full of kids and activity; now still fun-filled, but an empty nest in need of a face-lift and repurposed spaces.  Sound familiar? Here is the kitchen profiled in the article Before the remodel.  Yes, we all used to love those white washed cabinets, even the…

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Boutique Hotels…..Inspiration

I traveled to Los Angeles and San Diego last week and had the pleasure of staying in the lovely Hotel Palomar in downtown San Diego.  I’ve been fortunate to stay in the Palomar in San Francisco and Los Angeles and do so because there are always so many delightful, innovative, and inspirational interior finishes.  Let me take you on a quick peek at some on my most recent stay. These panels adorned the walls of each elevator.  A creamy resin with cross-cut branches suspended.  Very compelling in a Big Hunk candy bar kind of way. I arrived late at night and this finish was the first that registered with me.…

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Fun Foyer…Projects

  Projects Take. A. Long. Time.  Even if design recommendations and decisions are quick there is the pesky reality of the dreaded ‘back-order’.  It is August and this side-entrance foyer in a Granite Bay home I designed in February, yes February, is now nearly complete.   I’m sharing these phone pictures with you because I’m…

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SF Decorator Showcase…Inspiration

I was lucky to take in the 2014 Decorator Showcase in San Francisco over the holiday weekend.  I came away with my creative mind full for upcoming projects. Let me share some of my favorite takeaways. The artist studio spoke directly to my heart. Painted wood flooring, lots of beautiful art on what the designer…

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Website is Fresh..Projects

  I’ve been working on a few projects for PepperJack as well.  A freshened up website is one of them and I’m pleased to share it with you dear readers now! With this update I’m excited to launch JustJacks an area exclusive to PepperJack clients.  Clients will be able to easily access project designs, proposals,…

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