Colored Refrigerators …..


Skittles. It’s what pops into my head when I think about my San Jose Kitchen project.  The Clients are old friends of mine who enlisted Monogram to help them revamp their kitchen with an emphasis on color.  And let me stress, this couple is not afraid to let their inner CMYK run wild which is […]

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Talking Out Loud: Jonathan Savage Linens…


They say the secret to success is to build something that already exists but better.  You don’t need to invent the wheel, just make it cooler, sleeker and better than what is already on the market.  Believe me, it sounds a lot easier in theory but in application, redesigning something that already exists is what […]

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Decluttering with & People Style Watch…

This week I had the opportunity to team up with, People Style Watch and AOL to give tips and advice on how to kick clutter to the curb via a Google+ Chat. If you missed the live telecast, you can watch the chat by clicking HERE… It was tons of fun and I give […]

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Monogram Decor Video ….


Last year I traveled to Seattle to participate in an amazing workshop produced by on-air personality and lifestyle expert, Kelley L. Moore. Her workshop, And We’re Live, focuses on how to teach small business owners to fully articulate their brand personality. I know it sounds strange to say that a brand has a “personality” but […]

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SheKnows House Tour: Berkeley Hills Cottage …


One of the best parts of my job is that I am invited into beautiful homes on a  regular basis.  It’s always a treat to see how people truly live in their homes.  For my SheKnows column in January, I had the opportunity to tour the beautiful Berkeley home of my friend and colleague, Elka […]

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Office Tour: Krista Coupar & Lisa Davis …

I am excited to kick off the first post on the Monogram Decor blog with an office tour of a dynamic duo of Krista Coupar and Lisa Davis.  These two dynamos recently joined forces and moved to a space in the San Francisco Design Center that makes me weak in the knees.  I was lucky […]

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New Year Brings Changes


I try to start every year with giving my home a good and thorough cleaning. Whether it’s more symbolic or not, starting the year with my house in order just feels right. When I started the blog in 2010, it was meant to be a vehicle to chronicle my journey through culinary school. However, it […]

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Men’s Style: New Year’s Eve


In my younger days, I was never a huge party animal. I preferred a dinner party to a keg party. And that hasn’t changed much as I have gotten older but…….. Every once in a while, I feel like dressing up and cutting loose. Drink one too many. Dance a little too wild. Sing at […]

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Libation Celebration: Ambrosia


For the final installment of Libation Celebration, we turn our focus to New Years Eve. Once again, I turned to our resident mixologist Ronaldo of the Ivy Room for guidance. I asked Ronaldo for a drink that was a bit lux. I don’t know why but New Year parties just feel like they should be […]

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