Get Our Look!

Sometimes we kick ourselves for not taking a moment to take in the fabulous views some of our staging jobs provide. Definitely a perk of the biz. So here we are in beautiful Clyde Hill with water and city views. Just need to remember to look up!

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Listing by Christi Clark for Coldwell Banker Bain and staging by Open House Staging.

You can shop the look above or stop by our SHOP and see what else we have that will inspire you. Either way, we hope to help you create a look you love. Happy Shopping!

Mother's Dinner Party

It is often a challenge to find creative gifts for our parents so Sister Ex and I offered our entertaining services. We helped our Mother put together a dinner party and what fun it was to plan and execute.

A rough outline of our menu:

The beginnings of our place cards with the supplies and classes found here.

 The beginning of the tablescape


Cute bowls for the Cheddar Granny Smith Apple Soup


 Prosciutto-Wrapped Grilled Shrimp with a Kalamata Aioli
 Herbed Goat Cheese Endive Boats with Slivered Beets and Snipped Chives
 Pear and Gorgonzola Bruschetta
 The kitchen staff enjoyed wine from our favorite Washington Spa- Cave B.

 Mother took some time away from the guests to teach Sister Ex and I how to prepare the Risotto.
The ingredients were premeasured just like a cooking show.
 The bar wench..

 A Creamy Lemon Custard Tart from Macrina Bakery

 And of course the guests!






Table Setting

A last minute scramble to put together a simple Valentine dinner for four. I wasn't feeling well but new I had to rally and find some way to make this day different from the rest. For my husband I made a card that listed many of the things I love about him. (I can make a list better than I can create a poem.) The girls got a  simple gift and the table setting I think is more for me.


Slighty annoyed that husband broke the best plate of this collection while serving dinner. ugh... It's my luncheon china by Villeroy and Boch called Design 1900 (now discontinued). I can tell I wasn't feeling well cause I missed several details in the setting that I am certain Mother and Sister Extraordinaire would notice.

Add to your contacts


My friend Lisa is an amazing woman. She has an eye for treasures. Her story of finding a beautiful diamond ring in a pile of costume jewelery is just one of her many adventures. Phone her to view the ever-changing collection she has set up in her garage. I have also attended the Estate sales Lisa has conducted. Below are some of the things I saw today while I was picking up a mirror for my sweet salon.



I thought of my stylist friend Kamie. She would love this!


This pretty mirror sits on the porch waiting for a friend of mine. How lucky.






The "mirror" against the wall is going in my studio. I am painting it a high gloss white and using it for my idea board. It's almost as tall as me.






Lisa found this mirror for me. I had to paint it and add glass but even with that it was a steal!


My dining chairs and table came from Lisa.



This summer I picked up this pretty little canvas from her. I'm telling you she has treasures galore!


Call her to fancy up your home.

Food Week



Lunch at 35th St. Bistro in Seattle's Freemont neighborhood.
It was devine indeed.










Seattle with a sense of humor...
 Hanging outside the bar.

MOSHI MOSHI SUSHI



A wonderful birthday dinner at Moshi Moshi. Great cocktails-whoosh!


MADAM K's



A former brothel located in Ballard.... The food was great-interesting visual. Dress up clothes to boot.

ANITA'S CREPES




Dinner at Anita's Crepes to celebrate more birthdays.


GREEN LEAF



Birthday lunch with Liz
International district. It's amazing food and always packed so don't go there!

Fabulous food in a glorious space


A party at Mike and Dena's is a welcome treat!  They have taken their Queen Anne home and turned it into a place one does not want to leave. Mike and Dena have created spaces in their vertical garden that are over the top. This is their outdoor living and dining room. Image dining al fresco in Seattle year round... 

Mike is at the built-in pizza oven preparing our next course. Both Mike and Dena are accomplished cooks. Their cookbook collection is the largest I've seen. Mike says together they create something new each week.



This is at the top of their terraced garden. Lovely views of Puget Sound.


Cocktails beginning at the top.


Lovely Natelie who co-hosted the amazing evening with her husband Bob.



I am with my wonderful friend Annie. We rarely get to have a social evening together without all of our children. It's that that makes us happy in this photo-not the alcohol.