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Sustainable Furniture and Design

June 18, 2021
Building on our recent super-informative furniture budgeting posts, we wanted to share some of our favorite sources not only for quality furniture at reasonable prices, but also eco-friendly to boo…

Where Should You Splurge and Where Should You Scrimp?

June 14, 2021
We got a lot of comments and questions last week from our blog post, How Much Does it Cost to Furnish Your Home? Apparently this is a hot topic, because you had so many wonderful questions about wh…
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How Much Does It Cost to Furnish Your Home?

June 3, 2021
How much does it cost to furnish your home? What is the investment difference between a couch that will last 2 years versus 5+? How do you know which items deserve a splurge and which are better fo…

What’s the Deal with Lead Times?

May 27, 2021
Did you catch our recent posts on what it’s like to work with a designer and 5 design industry secrets? Well, I’m going to let you in on another little detail about what it’s like to be a designer,…

5 Surprising Design Industry Secrets

May 17, 2021
We continue to lift the veil and let you in on the little “secrets” of what it’s like to work with a designer, what it’s like to be a designer, and now, we even have some surprising design industry…
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What It’s Really Like to Work with an Interior Designer

May 6, 2021
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work with an interior designer? How involved are our clients? What can you expect the experience to be like? We’ll answer all of these questions, but first,…

What to Expect During a Kitchen and Bath Remodel

April 29, 2021
You’ve hired your contractor, selected your materials, and paid your deposits for your kitchen and bathroom remodels. Now what? Do you stay in your house during the construction (or if you’ve just …

The Perfectly Patterned Space

April 15, 2021
Image: Coddington Design Have you heard of the latest design trend called Grandmillennial? Sometimes referred to as “Granny Chic,” it’s a backlash to the mid-century modern and minimalist style tre…

Is Your Outdoor Space Ready for Summer?

April 8, 2021
Last year saw a lot of businesses scrambling to reimagine their services. One trend we hope will stick around for a while is the rise of outdoor dining. Here in California, from Marin to Oakland to…
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How Long Does an Interior Design Project Take?

April 1, 2021
If only we had a dollar for every time we heard this question… or every time someone called us in October to finish a project by Thanksgiving. (You know we wish we could, but some things simply are…

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