Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Before and After: Worshipping at the Church of BBQ

Confession time:  I stepped into a Catholic Church for the first time in 10 years yesterday to take this photograph.  Hail Mary, Hail Mary, Hail Mary!  I promise you, Lord, that I will do better.  That said, let's talk about how beautiful and classic church pews are.  I came across two pews in front of a church a couple of months ago, and I stopped in my tracks.  They were for sale for $100 for the pair.   I knew that they would make perfect benches for our back yard renovation project. 

After studying the benches for a while, I decided that racing stripes were the obvious choice for their revival.  

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Making Craigslist Your BFF. 8 Do's and Don'ts of Decorating with Craig

Craigslist can conjure up a lot of negative images when you think about it- what with all those Scammers, Creeps and Killers stealing all of the Craigslist headlines!  But I am here to tell you that Craigslist really can be your BFF.  Some of my most treasured furnishings, and the ones that get me the most compliments, came from CL.  With a little savvy, you too can use CL to help make your home resonate with that old + new combination that creates a comfort and style that you just can't get by shopping at a One-Stop design store.  Here are a few Do's and Don'ts to make you a Craigslist pro.

Craigslist 1910 Original Signed Vintage French Political Cartoon

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

San Francisco Style: A Crissy Field Color Palette

108.  That's the number of days a year that San Francisco is foggy.  Not that I am complaining....but...when there is a clear day like this in San Francisco I just want to jump for joy!  I spent the morning at Crissy Field yesterday and was inspired by the bright and sunny color palette. I went home and found just the paint colors and accessories to bring these warm and cheerful colors into your house for those foggy days ahead...

Color:  Vermilion by Benjamin Moore #2002-10.  It would make a vibrant and welcoming dining room color.
Floor Pillow:  Pottery Barn

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A Snazzy Graphic Mural Peps Up a Plain-Jane Wall

Do you have a big booooring wall at your place that could use a major color boost + a little bit of spunk?  Here is an bright and bold graphic mural that you can paint yourself in one weekend.

Revival Room Weekend Project DIY #1
Graphic Mural Tutorial

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Before and After: My, What a Rude Couch You Have!

Do you ever walk into a room and feel like the furniture is shunning you?  Furniture can seem down right rude when it turns it back on you.  In this Pleasant Hill Redesign project, our Revival Room team was able to make this family room look and feel completely different in one day by artfully rearranging the furniture and accessories that the client already had.