Having painted every room in pretty much every apartment I've lived in, I fancy myself quite handy with a paintbrush. Yet ask me to paint stripes on a wall and watch all the blood drain out of my face.

Interiors in a rut? While a top-to-tail makeover can be fun, it's usually a drain on your energy–not to mention your pocketbook. Keep it simple instead by investing in one show-stopping new piece; it'll be all you need to make a big difference in the look of your home.

What events not to miss this weekend, from sales to exhibitions to open houses. Shop: SALE Alameda Flea MarketThe first Sunday of the month is just around the corner, which means it's time for Antiques by the Bay, Northern California's largest antiques and collectables show.

Dear editors, I need a console table for my entry. It must have a dark finish and be under 55 inches long. Where can I find a table with a lot of style that won't take up much space?

It's not hard to see the appeal of Finn Juhl's designs. The Danish architect's successful foray into furniture in the 1940s and 50s takes the best aspects of the modernist style and infuses a distinctly organic bent, offering curves and soft edges where most stuck to harsher lines.

Did you give a sofa new life with fresh fabric? Resurrect a dresser with a strip and stain? Show us how you made an old piece of furniture new again - send your best before-and-after pictures to We'll put up your submissions for voting and the winning project will be featured in the October issue of California Home + Design!

While researching a story for CH+D's September issue, I decided my new dream house would be Spanish-Moorish in style with a Spanish tile roof, oggi arches, plaster walls, Moroccan tiles and maybe a little cupola.   

In this day and age where e-mags rule the digital newsstands and blogs are the new required reading, filing inspiring shots is as easy as clicking and dropping to your desktop.

San Francisco has no shortage of delectable food options, but after clicking through the website of Sunday Suppers, a Brooklyn-based cooking class, I'm ready to book a flight solely for their epicurean masterpieces. Everything looks so good! And I'm not just talking about the food.

From wooden iceboxes to avocado green enamel to gleaming white plastic, the refrigerator has gone through many transformations. For the last 20 years or so, most remodeled kitchens have opted for stainless steel. But have you ever wondered what’s next?


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