Project Powder Room: Design Directions We DIDN’T Choose!

Remember the modern powder room design that Caroline and I recently began for a client? Well, I figured it’s time for an update, since it’s humming along quite nicely! Last week we presented three design options to the client, and while we liked all of them, let’s just say there was one that we really hoped […]

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Relationship Wisdom from My Parents’ Six Decades of Love

Earlier this month, my parents turned 60. On the very same weekend, they also toasted their 60th anniversary of “meeting” each other. You see, my parents were born two days apart in the same hospital. They started dating in high school, and they were married the summer after college graduation. Today, they’re professors in the […]

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Shopping for Sinuous + Sophisticated Curved Sofas

Although most of my thoughts about Instagram lately involve expletives (that darned algorithm!) I am a big fan of the bookmarked posts feature—especially since the instituted the ability to categorize by folders. I have a decor inspiration folder to which I save posts constantly, and I love being able not only to go back and […]

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Lighting Tips for a Healthier, More Radiant Home

Without a doubt, the most important factor that influences how I feel in a space is the light. One look at my photographic and design style reveals the extent to which abundant, clean, crisp light is integral to my psyche! The bungalow that Ivan and I first shared together had small windows and was surrounded […]

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Follow This Instagrammer for Stress-Free Travel Tips

As we head into this final quarter of the year, I’ve definitely got travel on the brain. Between now and December 31, I’m headed to North Carolina, Germany, France, Mexico, Palm Springs, and Toronto. I’ve written about my travel anxiety, and I’m definitely conscious that it could crop up again with all this time spent […]

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Art Deco Inspired Tile from Tineke Triggs

There’s no question that tile is having a moment. From standout encaustic patterns to playful terrazo colorways, tile is trending in a major way! I’m loving all the creative installs I’m noticing for tile, everything from forward-thinking kitchen and bath applications to fireplace surrounds, patios, and floor-to-ceiling statements! Designers are stretching themselves in new directions […]

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Transitional Beauty Picks for Summer-to-Fall Self Care

As of this past weekend, Summer is unofficially over—and it definitely feels like a change of seasons in the air! The mornings are cool and cloudy, and the afternoons are punctuated by the honking of geese on their flight south. While I’m sure that we’ll see at least one more heat wave here in LA, […]

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Minimal Home Decor from Stillhouse

I generally do a pretty good job of keeping clutter at bay in our house. With only 900 square feet, I have to or things can easily get out of hand! Yet try as I might, I find it impossible to keep my ceramics addiction at bay. I’ve always had a thing for pots, vases, […]

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Project Powder Room: Whimsical Neutral Wallpaper

Today I placed an order for 52 wallpaper swatches, which is definitely a record for me! The reason? Caroline and I just took on a new client project, a super fun powder room renovation that is going to look fantastic when it’s complete! I’ll share some overall inspiration for the design soon, but I wanted to […]

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Tips for a Pretty + Simple Late Summer Cheese Board

I just spent two days camping with my dad and Ivan in the Sierras, and now we’ve arrived in Reno for a visit with my extended family. One thing we Sages take very seriously is the pre-dinner cocktail hour (formally referred to as “Drinkie-Bye Time”), so when we get together I always take advantage of the […]

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