Design Scenes From The Week

Scenes From The Week

December 1, 2016

While this week felt like a blur, there is nothing better than the feeling when wallpaper is installed and furniture is delivered.  This was especially fulfilling and busy as it was for multiple clients.  Now, I’m looking forward to a fun weekend, dinner with friends, and B and I cutting down our first Christmas tree together, which I can hardly wait to decorate (not only the tree but the entire house)!  On Sunday I will be prepping for photo shoots,…

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Design Home Tours

A Warm and Scandinavian Christmas

As busy as the holiday season is, I always enjoy seeing handmade gifts, & trust me I admire those who carve out the time to create them.  Those who have made them and/or simply collected them over the years have memorable moments to reflect…

November 30, 2016
Design Lifestyle

Gift Guide For The Design Enthusiast

There is no time of year that I enjoy more than Christmas — the lights that line the streets, the holiday music, the crisp cool air and the time to find the perfect gifts for my family and friends.  There is nothing better than…

November 28, 2016

Gift Guide For The Hostess

This time of year we find ourselves with multiple invites to holiday gatherings, and we all know how much work it is to host even the smallest of groups. This year rather than bringing a bottle of wine (that will most likely be opened…

November 26, 2016

Gift Guide For The Man In Your Life

I’m kicking off this year’s gift guide for the man in your life.  We spend so much time with this person, yet somehow it seems like they can be the hardest to shop for year after year! This is why I tapped my brother-in-law,…

November 26, 2016
Scenes From The Week

Scenes From The Week

With a short work week, it’s always a bit of a blur. The #MenloParkRemodel passed final inspection so furniture and finishing touches will be arriving and installed over the next week or so.  It’s so nice to be able to turn over the home…

November 25, 2016


Happy Thanksgiving! While I know many of you are with your family and friends this weekend, but if you find yourself here, I want to thank each and every one of you.  I started My Manicured Life as a place to share all things…

November 24, 2016

Garbanzo Beans Three Ways

With all the holiday parties and the bring something to share requests, recipes that I can make ahead of time are always ideal – especially when I’m the one hosting.  These tiny morsels of goodness are so easy to whip up and are sure…

November 21, 2016
Design My Clickable Sunday

My Clickable Sunday

With a rainy weekend here in San Francisco, I’ve been cleaning the house and prepping to update my home decor from fall to winter. This year will be our first Christmas in our new home, and I can’t help but allow myself to get…

November 20, 2016
Design Scenes From The Week

Scenes From The Week

Today is the day; it’s our final inspection over at the #MenloParkRemodel! This project actually went by quite quickly, a remodel lasting approx 6 months yet this definitely was not a light remodel; we only kept a few of the original walls.  I couldn’t…

November 18, 2016