Category Archives: Photography

Paul Barbera Photography

Paul Barbera photographs just about anything you can think of. The first time I was introduced to his work was while browsing interiors on the great wide web. He’s an incredible photographer and I wanted to share some of the interiors he has captured.
(all photos from Paul Barbera)

2013 San Francisco Decorator Showcase

Take 27 interior designers, give each of them a chunk of an 8,000 square foot house, let them loose and you have the San Francisco Decorator Showcase house! Every room has a unique look and some are crazier than others but it’s so fun!!
(all photos from Houzz)

Picture Stories!

So, I’ve been eying a trend that I think is the new way of dressing up a wall. Picture stories are a simple idea that can go a long way. It is easy to whip up if you have lots of different frames and photos you’ve been dying to display. I think it’s really fun and keeps your room interesting. It’s also a great project that you and and a friend can create. Make it a Challenge and see who can make the best configuration!

I Love how the photos add a nice pop of excitement.

A cool way of reusing old maps!

This looks very clean and modern.

It’s like artwork on a blank canvas.

This is my favorite! It’s very creative.

Broccoli Tree House

A father’s love for his son knows no bounds.  If you feel that you can’t build a real world-sized tree house, try the broccoli tree house.  All you need is broccoli, balsa wood, a craft knife, and glue.  It’s healthy, eco-friendly, and won’t give your kid any splinters.

Virginia MacDonald Photography

 The soft mauve velvet, antique settee with the beautiful faux finish walls feels just right.

Courtesy of MadeByGirl(her blog is fantastic by the way), here are some great interior photography work by Virgina MacDonald

You don’t really see barstools at the main kitchen counter top, but I really like it.  If your kitchen doesn’t have space for an island, this is the best possible compromise to create seating space in you kitchen.

The secret to decorating any home…musical instruments.  Even if you don’t play an instrument, fake it.  Placing a guitar strategically in certain areas automatically increases your interior design style quotient.

Very artistic, yet borderline graffiti.


Every time I need some design inspiration, one of the first places I go to is despire to inspire.  They recently highlighted some awesome pictures from +fotogénica, a photography studio.  Judging from the photos below, it is easy to see why their works are regularly featured in Elle Decor.

I really like the grid tufts on the sectional.  Having two coffee tables gives you a lot of versatility. 
 Nothing like a bath tub that receives a ton of natural light and a nice scenic view.

  Beautiful open space.  Great for parties.  Tons of seating with the low, deep seating, modern sectional.  The counter height table that sits 8 works very well for gatherings.

 I think I’ve seen these chairs somewhere

 The ideal master bedroom has to have multiple, outstanding views.  The grommet, silk drapes adds a touch of class.
 It’s hard to find double wide chaises.  The functionality is great.

 With the ever so popular commercial vent hood, the kitchen island serves as a gathering space for group cooking and dining.

 High ceilings and stylish chandeliers adds to a very dramatic hallway.

 The sophisticated, grey walls blend perfectly with the crisp, white sofas.

 A very Spanish-inspire, casual look.

 I’m not sure if I have ever seen a room like this.  A gorgeous dining table that is suitable for all occasions.  A banquet wraps around the room for an audience with an audience effect.