How to Create a Mood Board


The design process can get overwhelming - even the smaller projects. By creating a mood board, you are creating a reference you can return to again and again so you won’t lose sight of your intended design goals.


Hey, everyone. Just wanted to let you know that the latest issue of Marin Home Magazine is out. My article, "In the Mood", has some great tips on how to create an inspirational mood board. Hope you'll pop on over and read the FREE digital edition on issuu! Lots of great stuff in there, including an article on Frank Lloyd Wright's Civic Center design. (I can see the gold spire from my backyard - cool, huh?)

I know I haven't posted for awhile, but I'm still here. :)  For those of you who have wondered whether or not I'm still taking on clients - yes, I am! Please don't hesitate to reach out to me. I'd love to talk to you about your upcoming color and design projects.

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Marin Home Magazine: Make the Most Of Your Space

Hello! How is everyone this beautiful Friday? The sun is shining here. The birds are chirping. And business is BUSY. It is definitely the season of home improvement.

I'm happy to share

my latest article

in Marin Home Magazine on space planning. The digital issue just came out on Tax Day (hopefully some of you are getting refunds???) and local peeps should see the print version in their mailboxes any day now. 

If you're struggling with space planning challenges - for a Great Room or any room -  this story's for you. So head on over and take a peek. There's lots of other good stuff in the magazine, too! And don't forget - I offer space planning as one of my design services. So if you need some help getting out of a layout rut, give me a call. I just might be able to help you see your space differently.

Marin Home Magazine: Color, Mood & Space

Marin Home Magazine has just launched their Fall 2013 issue. Please check it out - it's a good one! And it's where you'll find my latest article on color - "Color, Mood and Space." Give it a read and let me know what you think! 

"It’s important that we select our colors thoughtfully. Not fearfully, but with conscious intention to create a space that makes us feel how we want to feel."

Marin Home Magazine: Color: The Essential Element of a Great Space

Once again, I'm honored to be part of Marin Home Magazine. The latest issue is online ready for your viewing pleasure. And, guess what I'm talking about?!? Color!

A little teaser:

The color of your walls is the most critical component of your room’s color scheme. Wall color will almost single-handedly determine the mood of a space. Therefore, a good place to start when selecting color is to ask yourself what mood you want to create. How do you want your space to feel? Masculine and intellectual? Lean towards smoky blues and grays. Flirty and feminine? Pinks and pale turquoise might do the trick. It may take a little practice matching moods with colors, but if you get stuck you can always enlist the services of a color consultant. 

Head on over to

Marin Home Magazine

to learn more about how to use color to create a great space! And if you need help with your colors, you know who to call. ;) Number? 650.867.3896. There. I made it easy. I also like email.

My Article in Marin Home Magazine!

Marin Home Magazine just launched in Fall 2012. I was lucky enough to be a contributing writer for the Winter 2012 issue. See the "10 Kitchen and Bath Updates" on the cover? That's me! 

Rather than write about everything I wrote about, why don't you just hop over to to read the digital edition? There's some good stuff in there. Promise.