Window Treatments

The previous owners of our home were definitely into the “cottage” look for decor. We have been slowly minimizing that. I’m not sure what our “look” is, but I’m going to call it “Urban Villa.” That is, I like clean, contemporary lines mixed with the Italian/Mediterranean country villa feel. I’m not sure this will be …

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Moroccan Decor

Occasionally, I go on a short obsessive streak about all things Mediterranean — Moroccan, Tunisian, Lebanon, etc. I am interested in foods, decor, etc. The strange part is that, aside from southern Italy, I’ve never been in the area. Perhaps it’s the Moorish influence of my ancestry.

Is dreaming big bad or good?

Some say you can only achieve greatness if you think big–you’ll never achieve more than what you set out to achieve. Others suggest that dreaming big just sets you up for disappointment. Here’s what I’m dreaming of today:

New bathroom

A year ago, we noticed some water damage in our master bathroom. Our trusted contractors investigated. They determined that the only way to truly understand the extent and cause of the problem was to tear out the huge iron tub. That, of course, would set off the chain reaction–tearing out tile, the floor, etc. And …

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