Simple Styling Tips

Whenever possible, I like to merge form + function in order to create both organized and stylish spaces. Here are three easy styling tips I use on almost every project: One: Use concealed storage to avoid over-stimulating the eye. Example: I love tucking away hair brushes, clips and ponytail holders in this adorable canvas bin…

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Form vs. Function

When setting up and organizing a home I always do my best to merge both form and function. There are some times, however, when it becomes necessary to pick. Example: Our office printer is huge, unattractive and takes up a third of our desk. Since we rarely need to print anything I decided to stow…

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How to Create a Simple, Functional Family Entry

Raise your hand if you are tired of jackets, shoes and backpacks strewn all over your home! In the San Francisco Bay Area, where I live, many homes are over 100 years old and were built with limited storage and without an entry closet. This makes it especially challenging since  you are often entering directly…

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Just Start

We have all put off projects because they feel too big and overwhelming. It’s easy to fall into an all or nothing approach. My advice is simple: Just start. Whether you want to clear clutter from your living spaces, or tackle a larger home improvement project, doing a little is better than doing nothing at…

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Clutter Free Living with Kids

If you have young kids, it’s far too easy for your home to turn into a war zone of toys and clutter. Reclaim your living spaces with these simple tips: 1. Gather all toys and games from the whole house into one area. Ruthlessly edit down to the favorites. Your kids can help by letting you know…

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Closet Makeover Project Part Two

In my last post I talked about the steps I took to work towards creating a capsule wardrobe collection. I found that the most impactful steps were clearly defining my style and editing ruthlessly. After editing, I shopped for a few key pieces to fill in gaps and complete my wardrobe. I always like mixing high…

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New Workshop For You!

Thrilled to be offering a new organizing workshop hosted by my friends at Pippa & Co. Workshop includes: *Where to start when you’re totally overwhelmed. *The best simple systems every family should set up. *The organizing products Shira can’t live without. *Three fundamental rules to guarantee you’ll stay organized. *A creative roundtable to tackle your greatest…

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Inspiration: Wallpaper

I used to think wallpaper was just for fancy hotels and grannies. But no more! Rifle Paper Co. has collaborated with Hygge & West and launched a dazzling and modern collection of wallpaper. I’d love to try it as an accent wall (like Deuce Cities Henhouse below) or a small bathroom. And here’s the bonus:…

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My Favorite Design Quote

“One can furnish a home very luxuriously by taking out furniture rather than putting it in.” —Francis Jourdain Enough said! photo credit: Pinterest

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Framing Simplified with Framebridge

Have you heard of Framebridge? I just learned of this easy and affordable framing service and was so excited to share! Here’s how easy it is: Send in or upload your art or photos. Have a designer suggest a collection of frames or select your own. Receive your framed beauties in the mail. Framebridge offers…

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