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Sneak peek

Love Matthew Mead's work so both Kim and I greedily devoured our advance copies of his upcoming book entertaining simple recipes, menus and party ideas for every kind of gathering. Matthew takes a core of entertaining essentials and mixes in style tips, scrumptious easy to prepare recipes and clever planning, mixes well with family and friends and pulls a successful gathering out of the oven with this clever and beautifully photographed book. Not in stores until October but definitely one to "bookmark". It's perfect for this year's holiday entertaining! (I'm sure Matthew will share more as the date gets closer.)


More David Jimenez

In my post the other day about David Jimenez someone asked about the source of the black and white pillows in these photos:

Since David and I are email pals now (LOL), I emailed him to find out. He was kind enough to respond with this: "The pillow is a design from ThomasPaul pillows. Unfortunately, they no longer carry that style but have them check out this web site for some other great pillow designs that are similar:" Thanks David!!


John Lum Architecture

John Lum Architecture is a firm based in San Francisco located in a converted laundry machine factory (COOL!). Projects range from high-end commercial interiors and retail environments to new residential construction and remodels. Their work is can be characterized as timeless, distinctive and elegantly modern. Totally luxurious details make their portfolio exceptional.


Green with envy

Peggy, our blogging friend, emailed with a request. "I was wondering if you guys had any pictures of all green rooms? By that I mean the color green. I keep searching and only finding sustainable (I guess green is the adjective for this) rooms. I've only recently fell in love with orange, and even more recently fell in love with yellow. Green is a color I don't like much and don't use very often, so I wonder if there is a possibility I could fall in love with it to if I saw it in some beautiful rooms." Now how could you not already love green? I am a huge fan of bright green, like kelly green or chartreuse, and if the following photos don't change your mind Peggy, then you're hopeless...and Jo won't send you her charteuse dresser you've been begging for.

SunsetCarla Lane
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Kemble InteriorsMet Home
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Living Etc.Sköna hem
House and GardenFawn Galli


Ellen Silverman

Once again I had one of those OMG moments when I first visited Ellen Silverman's website. What an amazingly talented photographer! What a beautiful portfolio! The lighting is so crisp and bright and her capture of white is lovely. Don't miss the other sections of her work particularly her food portfolio. Yummy!