inspiration abounds – l&l collection no. 11

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Inspiration File: Outdoor Living

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Back to Provence

  We’ve shared images of this home –a favorite of mine– over the years but never a full tour until today.  Enjoy!   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    . . . . . . . . . . . .    . . .    […]

Inspiration File ~ Outdoor Living

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grotto envy

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inside out: outdoor living

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Give-Away extended to June 22!

{This giveaway is now over.   Go here for the latest GIVEAWAY NEWS} Dear Readers, I promised a giveaway and then I had the chance to get-away for a little vacation and I jumped at the opportunity.  For those of you left hanging on the edge of your seats, I’m so sorry for the delay!  The good […]

Alfresco! Alfresco!

 image via Côté Sud Isn’t outdoor living the best? Reading, napping, dining…everything seems better outside.   I’m excited that the nights are getting warm enough for a little outdoor yoga.  The renovation is still going on around here (don’t ask), but I made it a point to clear out and reclaim what I call our “stone seating area” […]

Worth a Second Look

I’ve shared this image before, but it really caught my eye today as I was browsing around.  Maybe it is because it is yet another beautiful sunny day here in Southern California and once again, the bluest of skies.  It was the ideal temperature to have my cappuccino outside at our wood trestle table this morning -embraced by our […]


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simple and serene

I really like the clean lines of built-in sofas, particularly for indoor-outdoor spaces like this one in Mauritania.  Unpretentious fabrics and simple tables give the tile floor center stage, making for a serene place to start the day or relax after a swim.  image:  Côté Sud Magazine linen & lavender see our new site:

Missing my home away from home…

…Italia on my mind today.                                                                                          image via:  Marie Claire Maison see our new site:

Design Daily – wood arch

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Design Daily – More Rivièra Maison

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Design Daily & Laguiole

Côté Maison BEAUTIFUL FIND FROM Laguiole The unusually-warm autumn we were treated to has left us and alfresco dinners are on hold as we accept Mother Nature’s gift of rain.    My thoughts are turning to the holidays and I find myself noticing little treasures like this one-of-a-kind Laguiole corkscrew made from naturally shed stag’s horn.   …Santa? linen & lavender see our […]

Design Daily – beach living

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What date is it?

I’ve been so busy renovating our house and designing for friends, I’ve lost track of the days.  Where did September go?  It doesn’t help that California is having a record heat wave.  In some places as high as 113 degrees –(that’s 45 degrees celsius to many of you.)  Here near the beach it feels much more like […]

Design Daily – “La Saison Douce”

Côté Sud 2006  – “La Saison Douce” (Sweet Season) boutique hotel, bed and breakfast. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence linen & lavender see our new site: