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There is nothing that can prepare you for writing a book, shooting 18 homes during the pandemic and all the behind the scenes work it took to finally be here in this moment. The debut of my book Home Therapy is finally here! Cue stadium noise level of cheers! Feeling allllll the feelings allll at once! Talk […]

It’s Official! My Book Release is Today!

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This sleek kitchen makes use of additional light
and textured tile to create real impact in a small space.

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DESIGN

This sleek kitchen makes use of additional light
and textured tile to create real impact in a small space.

featured story

DESIGN

This sleek kitchen makes use of additional light
and textured tile to create real impact in a small space.

featured story

DESIGN

This sleek kitchen makes use of additional light
and textured tile to create real impact in a small space.

featured story

DESIGN

This sleek kitchen makes use of additional light
and textured tile to create real impact in a small space.

featured story

DESIGN

This sleek kitchen makes use of additional light
and textured tile to create real impact in a small space.

featured story

DESIGN

Buying a new dining table is a great opportunity to visualize the kind of connection you most want to have, and then create it! After all, when form follows function, magical things can happen.

How to Pick the Perfect Dining Table

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Turns out, the teenage girl in your life isn’t so tough after all. (and neither are her little sisters!) Our list covers girlie gifts that run the gamut, just like our daughters. Remember, whoever you’re shopping for, the best gifts help them get lost in the things they already love.

12 Gifts for Girls, Ages 6 – 16

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a sweet, tiny tree, wrapped in a garland

Whatever version of a holiday fête hovers in your future this year, I hope this list helps you get ahead of the game! Remember: preparation is the key to keeping your season merry & bright. 

12 Gifts For the Holiday Hostess  

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coffee and donut spread on a clean, white, modern counter

Our clients want to be able to comfortably host their grandchildren when they visit from Japan. By strategically opening up the kitchen and brightening the space, we set a stage for interaction with the opportunity for sleepovers right in the heart of their home.

Minimalist Kitchen, International Flair 

Design

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Natalie's teeny hands cutting fall shapes (leaves, pumpkins) into pie dough

In a year FULL of overwhelm, the holidays should be a respite from our troubles—not another thing to stress over! With a growth mindset, obstacles are simply hurdles to overcome, and the outcome is allowed to look different depending on the process. You deserve to celebrate!

This Holiday Season, Mind Your Mindset

Wellness

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Anita in the backyard, holding out a plant

In the spirit of the fall, I recently made a fun trip to my favorite local nursery. They do a wonderful job celebrating every seasonal shift, and this time of year is no exception! Especially in warmer climates, actively celebrating the seasons helps to visualize the growth all around us.

Cultivating our First Fall Garden

Wellness

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Anita & Natalie with the last of the Little Tikes toys: a red wagon

We’re upgrading our Mid Century Modern Fence! And we’re painting it with Sherwin Williams 2021 Color of the Year: Urbane Bronze SW 7048. It’s a rich, grounding brown with grey undertones, that will look more sophisticated than the unfinished wood & warm up our patio for fall.

Outdoor Sanctuary with Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year

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Natalie is a little bundle of imaginative energy!

For now, Natalie mainly “studies” in the WFH loft or the dining room downstairs. Both rooms are community spaces, so there are a lot of people walking by, aka, distracting her. headphones helps her tune out all the extra sounds  and focus on listening to the teacher.

Top 5 Kids Headphones to Reduce WFH Distraction 

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Nothing brings a home back to life faster than a can of paint! Sorting through a million swatches can be daunting, but I’ve got a shortcut for you: my all-time favorite shades of
blue & green to revitalize any space. 

My free guide to the best blue & green paint colors 

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