December 26, 2018

2018 has been a year filled with remodels, renovations and beauty! I wanted to take a
moment and wish you a New Year filled with some of your favorite, beautiful things – and highlight
some cool work I did this past year. From Reiki-infused lighting to custom artwork,...

January 18, 2017

Change is inevitable.  Scary at times, exciting at others and occasionally both. 

Many times, when I help my clients it is after a major life change...   Starting or expanding a business, going through a divorce, buying/renovating/building their first home.  How ar...

November 18, 2016

I was honored to be asked to be part of Farrow and Ball's inaugural Windows by Design: Farrow & Ball for DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids) with the theme of Cure and Comfort. I installed the window at their Pasadena showroom which will be on display ti...

June 30, 2016

Have you ever wanted an interior designer to help you design your favorite room? Spruce up your space? Help you pick colors, fabrics, textures? If so, you are in luck!

As a CID (Certified Interior Designer) I have found so many of my clients just need a little help putt...

February 2, 2016

It’s been an exciting few years since I launched my business, The Silver Lining interior design! When you begin something new, you never truly know what will materialize, but I never thought I would end up doing almost a dozen model homes in Santa Barbara, private resi...

February 1, 2014

I finally started reading Sacred Space, Clearing and Enhancing the Energy of Your Home that a friend gave me a few years ago.  It's message is coinciding perfectly with my trip to Bali.  As expected, I was inspired by the beauty of the island but not just in the way yo...

January 1, 2014

I've been doing some major renovations... on my mental state.  Dan Brown's, The DaVinci Code, was an initial catalyst because it made me question the religious dogma I grew up with.  I've been working at shifting all my other beliefs ever since.   Like all renovations,...

December 3, 2013

I think its so easy to get comfortable with the way things are that we forget to look for the small tweaks that can make a huge difference.  Sometimes we are forced out of our ruts kicking and screaming (I am oh-so-guilty of the that)  and sometimes we seek out the cha...

November 5, 2013

Anyone remember the Friends episode with the coffee table from Pottery Barn that Rachel tries to pass off as vintage?  Don't get me wrong, I love retail (West Elm is a favorite), but I love when people combine that mass produced item with pieces that have a history and...

October 1, 2013

... but first a word from our sponsor ;)

 HGTV and DIY T.V. have good shows, then there is the bad and the ugly.  My reason for calling some of them ugly is that they scrap EVERYTHING from the room – the stuff that should have been donated or trashed years ago, but also...

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