ABOUT

My Manicured Life is a design and lifestyle blog that covers everything from interior design to DIY projects and life in the Bay Area. I believe with a little lacquer and love your home can shine!

Julia Goodwin

MY STORY

I started My Manicured Life as an outlet to let my creative side flow. While one may think running an interior design firm would provide this, I feel I have so much more to say and express! Living in a city where inspiration can be found everywhere, this is a place for me to share these treasures with others.

As an interior designer, I am often approached with a range of questions extending beyond design. Here I can discuss those most often asked and provide visual examples to provide a cohesive understanding. I’ll also share my favorite go-to places for shopping and will bring you along for the ride.

Life in San Francisco is unlike any place else, a city where the weather keeps you guessing, the architecture stays the same yet changes daily, the music is inviting and the food is remarkable and experimental. Having lived in the city for five years, and a native to the Bay Area, I am constantly discovering new and exciting places in San Francisco and the surrounding areas including galleries, furniture stores, hiking trails, wineries, boutiques and more!

I’m always looking for simple, big impact updates to my home with the use of a DIY project. Here I sprinkle in a few of my favorites and often test out a recipe or two along the way. Craft nights are one of my favorite activities to get friends together — in large or small groups we have so much fun, and I get to share it all.

I believe all things are better with a little bit of lacquer.