Author Archives: urbanism

Why does getting new furniture feel SO great?

It has been a landmark month for us because our youngest son has graduated and moved out. An empty nest for us! And what is the first thing we did? We completely cleaned out the one extra bedroom in our … Continue reading

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Frost your home!

One of my favorite movies features Matthew McConaughey as a young advertising exec who is tasked with devising a tag line for a source of fabulous diamonds and jewels. In one scene he says confidently ‘Frost yourself!’ as he invites … Continue reading

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Bring the indoors….out!

Only in Southern California can we eat dinner outside about 363 evenings per year. How fortunate we are to live in such a beautiful climate. No doubt that we pay a high cost of living to enjoy this moderate and … Continue reading

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I LOVE LUCY!

I LOVE LUCY still fresh in 2015! There is nothing like an old rerun of the best TV show of all time. When I see it I remember a time when sharp lines, tight cushions and lime green screamed HOME … Continue reading

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Everything Old Is New Again

I love the new, recycled, distressed, repurposed and perfectly delicious furniture and accessory items which are widely available now to adorn our homes and yards. Not only is it a wonderful time to dispense with waste and put value on … Continue reading

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Oh Sweet Summertime!

As we transition from Spring into Summer, it’s a great time to think about touching up things a bit around the house to get ready for the kids, the visitors, the longer days and the many parties and gatherings. Swing … Continue reading

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Some of Our Favorite Sofas

Looking for a new couch? A sectional for the family room? Check out a few of our favorites:    

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Did you get your Tax Reund?

Its tax time…and if you expect a refund, there are about a million ways you could use that windfall. If you consider an expensive vacation too extravagant for these times, how about a conservative approach- the ‘staycation’. Recently, I observed … Continue reading

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Spring Color Fresh!

Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! Soon we will be celebratin’ the wearin’ of the green. As we approach St. Patty’s day, its a fun time to consider the colors that don our living areas. Are they fresh and in … Continue reading

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A Whole New Year!

Welcome to a whole new year and a fresh start!   Now that we have finished washing the last holiday dish, removing the tree, taking down the lights and packing up the trimmings…the house may be looking a bit stark. … Continue reading

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