Starting a New Chapter

This weeks marks an important week for me. It’s is my first official week of not having an “employer”. The way I see it, it’s my first official week as a creative professional. There I said it, a creative professional. I’m trying that phrase on for size and I’m not having a lot of luck with it. I […]

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Staying Organized During a Remodel

This past month is basically a fuzzy fog of moving and weird house projects.  I owe you all a great blog post about our home renovation stuff thus far.  It’s been hard to write, because we haven’t been doing much sexy stuff this past four weeks.  Our work (and by our, I mean mainly Jake […]

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Living Large. Part 2.

  Today I want to introduce you to another one of my favorite tiny homes.  This tiny home is my favorite for two main reasons. 1) It is located on Sauvie Island and is the home of one my favorite designers.  She is local, one of our hometown heroes, and she is just amazing.  Her […]

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Living Large. Part 1.

Right now my body is completely exhausted and sore, my mind is racing like Sea Biscuit, my hands have crusted paint all over them and I have no idea where my fingernail clippers are.  We are coming out of moving weekend!  Oh the dreaded moves.  Who likes moving? It’s a life transition that I think we all […]

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2015, You Rocked Me Steady….

  Last month I wrote a message to all of my IndieGoGo supporters highlighting all of the strides that Emilia Decor has made in this last year. I wanted to take a moment here to expand a little bit more on this list and talk not just about the accomplishments, but also the lessons learned. […]

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They’re Here……

Well, well, well.  It’s been a year in the making and I am so proud and happy to announce that my store is officially open!   For the past 12 months I been working with Threads of Peru on my own line of textiles.  I have ordered samples, created crayon drawings of textiles and even […]

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Housing Update!

I have so much excellent blog content from my life right now it’s ridiculous.  All of these exciting things are just happening too quickly, I can’t keep up with the details myself.  Let’s focus on the most major agenda item.  We basically sold our house and basically bought another one.  I am so hesitant to […]

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Styling Casa Crevallero. . .

I never really understood it when people would say they were nervous about proposing to their longtime partner.   I guess I just assume that you would’ve  already discussed marriage and would know that he/she would say yes.  So why the nerves? I assume that it really wouldn’t be a surprise–and if it is, then […]

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a Kitchen for a Goddess. . .

This past week I have been gleefully immersed in thoughts of rustic butcher block countertops, shimmering pendant lighting and eye catching cement tiles.  I have my first official kitchen design project on my hands and WOW.  I love this.  I am quickly discovering that one of the occupational hazards of interior design is that I […]

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Peru. It’s Complicated.

It’s officially been over a month since I have returned from Peru.  I am in that mode where it is so crazy for me to think that about a month ago I was in a foreign country, doing foreign country things.  It feels like a mix of, “that trip never took place” and/or  “that trip must […]

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