Tuesday, June 30, 2009

1128 the alameda, berkeley, california

I probably should have been an interior designer or architect (but I hated drafting!!) or at least a real estate agent. I love looking at houses (like you didn't know that already). My husband is always teasing me because I come home with tidbits about houses that are for sale knowing everything about the property from the square footage to the kind of tile the sellers used to remodel the master shower. It's kind of a hobby of mine to peruse real estate listings.

I am almost never impressed at remodels, always wishing the owners stayed true the period and integrity of the architecture. This place is a gem. If only I had a million dollars...and a job in the bay area!

Don't you love the green canisters in the kitchen? I wonder if they'd be willing to throw those in?
1914 Craftsman with exquisite architectural detailing including window seats, built-ins, plate railings, glass doors and inlaid flooring. There is also a sunroom, roomy front porch, and detatched studio (always on a designer's wish list).
marvin gardens real estate : 4 Bedrooms : 2 Full 1 Partial Bathrooms : 2,013 sf : $997,000
More about it here.

Monday, June 8, 2009

monday morning madness | love me some turquoise!

and some diamonds, and some rubies...

This is a circa 1950s diamond, turquoise and ruby 18k handmade brooch with enamel. It boasts 8 diamonds among turquoise and ruby beads, set in 18k yellow gold decorated with enamel. And it's only $7,000! It measures 2" in diameter. From this amazing shop.

Enjoy! Happy Monday!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

color story | oriental bazaar

Not sure how PC the word "Oriental" is these days, but the vintagey-ness of the word matches the image. Feeling the need for some creative inspiration and wanted to share the amazing photo with you. Found it on the wonderful Haus Maus.

happy tuesday

This green dutch door makes me happy. Hope you have a happy day, too. From here.