Our dining room has seen a few different scenarios, but we recently made some big changes that impacted the space. First, we had this super cool surfboard dining table, but the black paint had seen better days, and it was quite large for our space. SO, first, we shaved off a few inches all around, and then we (Buzz) sanded the black paint off and we did a natural seal on the wood.
That was a huge improvement, but then the chairs felt a bit cumbersome. I searched and searched, but the best option was a super inexpensive, solid and unfinished wood bench from Home Depot. We decided to paint them black for consistency with our table base, and it really made the space feel lighter and less cramped. Yes, benches maybe aren’t quite as comfy as those chairs, but they work for us and the space so well.
Easy changes costing less than a couple hundred bucks with a significantly positive impact — YES, PLEASE!
Lately I have this recurring dream where my family and I just pick-up and move across the country. Somewhere with old houses filled with character. Somewhere along the coast, of course. With some land. Where life moves slowly.
It’s odd in that I keep having it, knowing I could never live anywhere else for too long. Nothing beats California. Nothing.
These photos I took in Rhode Island a few years ago. It was so beautiful and forever changed my soul.
I know white kitchens and dark cabinets and marble countertops are all the rage these days, but I’m a little bored with it. I love the warmth of this kitchen.
John Lautner can really do no wrong, and every inch of the Schaffer House is perfect… but I’m hoping we see a bit more tribute and throw back to timeless kitchens like this.
This spread in Architectural Digest has me drooling! Athena Calderone of Eye-Swoon just nailed it. Each piece of furniture, the marble, the scale.
My overwhelmed brain could so use this serene office today.
New seating and tables for Sparrow Cafe at Malibu Racquet Club.
Yes, those are two dozen 1966 Chairs by Richard Schultz. Yes, it was better than Christmas accepting that delivery.
And yes, those are more custom marble tables, because I cannot get enough.
focus. and get to work !
Prototypes that never went further being put to great use at the Malibu Racquet Club.
Whipped up Martha's smoked salmon deviled eggs this morning and they were a h i t.
In need of some life in the house. On a hunt for the perfect indoor foliage.
New Year = Fresh Start. Cleaning it up on all fronts.