home office

happy living blog headquarters update

I am spending most of my non-work time looking at this… so the rest of my room looks like this… sans finish flooring and baseboard (ripped out before we moved in, but not replaced).

fabric box storage collections

So versatile, so pretty and so organized…for every room of a home.  I kick myself every time I think of how I passed up all those marked-down boxes that Hold Everything was selling off when they closed up shop.  But I have three favorite go-to online shops to buy beautiful fabric covered storage pieces. Not […]

classes for the clueless decorator…

or anyone looking for some new tips. I received two emails this week about national chain stores offering classes at local shops.  Via Smith & Hawken, Cottage Living is offering a class on Saturday, August 18th on Aging Your Garden: Easy Ways to Add Patina to Containers, Furniture and More. Call your local Smith & […]

packing and *house THINKING*

Our pallet (yes, pallet) of boxes and other items in our moving kit arrived this past Wednesday.  Already I think we’ve made a dent and packed a lot of stuff.  Still lots to go.  We do have an agreement of sale on our house.  It took about three weeks, which in our current local market […]

a mini project instead of packing my office

I had to take down my inspiration board (starting to pack for moving) and got a little sad, so I decided to spice up my decoration/house binders (i.e. procrastinate).  I routinely tear out hive modern magazine ads (usually I find them in Metropolis) because they are so beautiful, yummy and inspirational.  But I could never […]

weekend & jersey city apartment tour

We went to the Yankees game on Saturday. And then we spent the rest of the weekend with friends in Jersey City.  As promised, here’s a mini tour of Annisia and James‘ great apartment.  You can see the full size photos and tour here. 

good book :: Let’s Get Comfortable: How to furnish and decorate a welcoming home By Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams

For a long time I have been a huge fan of MG and BW’s furniture and classic style.  I think this book appeals to many different tastes because their pieces are so versatile and definitely gives both great inspiration and practical space planning solutions for home.  There are tips on finding your own comfort at […]

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