Girl in the Fog

Home and Design

Last week I needed to take a week off of most everything to spend some time with me and focus on the home front. Home and those in it are to me the gold in my heart. Never one to pass up an obvious transition, here are some beautiful gold accents in the home.

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“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.”
-J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Eichler 1Photo credit. Photo by Drew Kelly, California Home Design

This weekend we went to our friends house for a BBQ. It’s always a treat to go down there because they are not only great cooks, but they live in a remodeled Eichler home.

If you’re not familiar with Eichler, he was an architect in the 50’s that was popular for the style of “California Modern” architecture. His houses typically feature glass walls, post-and-beam construction and open floor plans that pay tribute to Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe. Eichler Homes exteriors featured flat and/or low-sloping A-Framed roofs, vertical 2-inch pattern wood siding, and spartan facades with clean geometric lines. One of Eichler’s signature concepts was to “Bring the Outside In,” achieved via skylights and floor-to-ceiling glass windows with glass transoms looking out on protected and private outdoor rooms, patios, atriums, gardens, and swimming pools. Most Eichler homes feature few, if any, front-facing (that is, street-facing) windows, with those that do exist being either small ceiling level windows or small rectangular windows with frosted glass which is contrary to most other architectural designs which have almost all front rooms featuring large windows.

I was too shy to ask my friends to photograph their house, maybe when I’m there next time, but here are some photos of similar homes. The all white home is amazing!

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eichler 3Photo: Metropolitan Magazine

eichler 4Photo: EastBay Modern

eichler 6Photo: To the Web

eichler 7Photo: Toerge Photography

eichler 8Photo: Toerge Photography

With kids flocking back to school and summer ending I thought a little touch of  yellow would be a fitting tribute to summer to show some of my favorite ways to bring a little sunshine inside.


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Armelle Habib for Inside Out


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Lucas Allen


Via Anne Sage, Stylist Raina Kattleson for Rue Magazine

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The Guardian, Lee Garland

We all have those little things that for whatever reason, we display proudly and love, even if no one else get it.  I’m no exception.


This scorpion encased in lucite with a gold glitter backing was found this at the flea market years ago and it has been one of my favorites since. The photo doesn’t show how sparkly it is.

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This little guy has been with me since college.  I’m pretty sure it came from someones lawn…but…can’t be certain…ahem.  It has been my “where’s waldo” piece in every place I’ve lived in since, sometimes hiding in the window, sometimes in the kitchen, and now it’s next to my couch.


These two candle votives by Glassy Baby come from one of my dearest friends in Seattle.  Aside from being in my favorite colors, I love how each has it’s own personality.


My grandmother had this statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe in her home in Santa Fe.  It sat in an alcove that seem to fit it perfectly.  She always would tell me when I’d wish for something, to go ask “the Lady”.   prayladywithnecklacesWhen she passed, I was given this statue and her pearls.  I hung the pearls over the statue, and since now keep most of my necklaces there.

Photo Credit: Girl in the Fog



This weekend was a decorating whirlwind.  My favorite part was checking  out STUFF, an newer antique store in the Mission. My partner in crime (my Mom) and I spent around an hour walking around checking out everything.  I love hearing her stories of  things that have come back into style that  she used to have in her house when I was young. I was mainly looking for pillows for my apartment re-decorating project which I’ll show you next week, but fell in love with a few other things.  If ONLY I had a bigger place, it all would have come home with me.

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Photos: Girl in the Fog

Pinterest is my secret addiction.  I have boards and boards of ideas for anything I might want to do in the future.  Kitchen remodel, check! Summer wine country outfit, check! Places to travel, check, check!

I thought I’d share one of my favorite Pinterest boards, Pink Accents.  I never would have thought of having pink in my home decor.  Not only would my boyfriend raise his eyebrows, but I would worry it would look childish.  These examples proved me wrong.  A pink accent or two can make a room look modern.  Especially in a room of neutrals, a pop of pink makes the room so much warmer.  It can also balance out a more masculine room. I’m especially loving the pink turkish rugs, WANT!







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All of the fog that we get during the summer makes me crave some color.  It can get really depressing and the only fog remedy aside from getting out of town is to brighten up your life with color! I try to make my home have some color inside instead of neutrals.  Here is some inspiration and where where my mind has been wandering the past few days.







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