Archive | March, 2010
Ocean Pacific ceramics from Heath’s Plaza line

Heath Tableware

There’s a soft spot in my heart for Heath Ceramics Their stoneware was incredibly popular in California, where I grew up, and I came to appreciate the early concept of their “wiped rims” — that expose the color of the clay — after I took pottery classes in college at UCLA during my art studies. […]

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vintage beach sand pails displayed on a ladder

Staging Vintage Collections

Looking for a unique way to display your vintage finds? Grouped together, vintage objects can be transformed from interesting to attention-grabbing.  Whether your collections are quirky, sentimental, textural or simply color-driven, here’s a few display (and mounting) ideas that are easy to replicate in a home workshop. Vintage 1940′s childrens wooden blocks are mounted on […]

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metal drawer cabinet with chalkboard painted sides

Chalkboard Decor

Versatile pieces can be easily moved from room to room When in the market for new furniture keep an eye out for great pieces with good bones – things that can be used in various rooms in the years to come.  Items with a touch of chalkboard have such a classic feel, mixing with most […]

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sliding doors on a built-in bedroom closet wall

Sliding Door Closet Wall

An elongated wall in this San Francisco condo bedroom was converted into a modern double-duty storage zone. Opaque glass-front French-style doors painted out in white trim are what sets this closet apart and keeps the wall looking open and light. Flanked on both sides by a pair of doors, the center section contains built in […]

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shelf details in the green retro cottage kitchen

Retro Cottage Kitchen

Three shades of green worked well with the owner’s collection of jadeite dishware. When the owner of this wonderfully fresh retro kitchen bought the 19th-century house, the shelves and cabinets were a mess. She knew the kitchen needed a transformation and that green would be the color because it reflected all her collectibles. To establish […]

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