Color Inspiration, Decor

Stripe Throw | Decor

Chic Throw Blanket

Not quite warm weather yet… but we’re all craving a little color as it starts to feel like Spring.  How great is this throw by Alicia Adams?

Decor, Laundry Rooms, Paint

laundry room | decor

laundry room, chic, color, inspiration, design, cecy j

Laundry can be a bit of a drag.  Okay, a big drag.  We decided to go bright and happy for a client’s laundry room to make the task seem a little more pleasant.

The color we chose was Sydney Harbor, Linen.  It’s the perfect bright color; not yellow, not green, just happy and inviting.  We went with really intentional large hardware for the cabinets… Since the room is obviously used with a lot of purpose, the hardware needed to reflect that.

P.S. If you like the rug we chose, you’ll soon be able to purchase it from Shop Cecy which launches in a few short weeks!  We will be one of the exclusive retailers in the US for this line.  Stay tuned, we’re so excited.

Decor, Paint

Pretty Paint | Decor

Chic Paint, Gray Paint, Serena & Lily

Yummy!  Loving Serena & Lily’s new signature paint line in collaboration with Colorhouse®.  Such a wonderful variety of colors that matter at the moment.  Excited to use the line on some upcoming projects. 

Decor, Press

Oomph | Designer Profile

Oomph, Xbench, Design

We had fun over at Oomph this weekend.  Thank you so much for featuring us in your Sunday Design Inspiration.  We always love incorporating Oomph’s thoughtful, fun and tailored furniture into our projects.

Decor, Gift Guides

colorful tumblers | domestic god(ish)


These colorful cups by Falcon Enamelware will be finding their way into my kitchen soon.  They are dishwasher safe, stackable and can roll with temperatures up to 530 degrees!

Decor, Living Spaces

Functional Room Refresh | Decor


This was a fun room refresh we did for a client.  Her previous designer did a terrific job creating a beautiful room but the client wanted the space (which was right off the kitchen) to feel cozier and be an easy place for the entire family to lounge.

We added book shelves for warmth and easy access to games, a modern custom sectional with lots of room for everyone.  We also added two swivel chairs so conversation could easily move to the breakfast table if kids were over there doing homework or a family member wanted to engage in conversation while enjoying a Sunday morning coffee…

Decor, Press

California Home + Design Awards


San Francisco Interior Design

We cannot contain our gratitude and excitement… thank you  California Home & Design for awarding us the residential design award of the year.

Check out the spring issue of CA Home + Design Magazine to read all about the beautiful ranch style bungalow we worked on in Los Altos!


Mid-Century Magic




So, I’m knee deep in house hunting.

It’s been a fun adventure but I will admit I’m anxious to find the “right” home.  I’m one of those people that it has to “feel right” not just be the right location, good square footage or a killer investment.  I wish I could leave my emotions out of it… but here we are… still searching.

I fell head over heels for a Mid-Century home built in the 1960’s today.  It reminded me of the house I grew up in which, of course, led me to tears thinking of my late dad as we drove away…

I’m left daydreaming of steel beams, glass walls and a gigantic concert fire place!  Here is a little mid century inspiration just in case your modern dreams came true today too.

Decor, Kids Rooms, Kitchens

Costal Living Coronado Showhouse | Decor












I came across the photo tour of the Costal Living Coronado Showhouse via Derring Hall today and it’s truly everything you would hope for in a California Beach retreat.

Built by Flagg Coastal Homes and designed by Los Angeles based Betsy Burnham and Max Humphrey, the home is a true nod to fresh, elegant and casual California living.  I love that they did everything they could to take advantage of the ocean views by putting the sleeping quarters downstairs and the living space upstairs.

Read more about the house over at Derring Hall or Coastal Living