Jennifer Griswold is the kind of friend whose smile lights up a room. Blessed with an eye for design and the ability to freshen up anyone’s style, Jennifer recently started Love It, a home re-creation business in Bend, OR. Jennifer and I have been friends for a long time. We share a love for design [...]
My friends and I gathered together every Sunday for weeks to plan and create a baby shower for our dear friend Laura Silva. We decided it would have a woodland theme and include some of her favorite things. One Sunday we made tissue paper pom poms and strung them with ribbon that everyone brought [...]
If it is possible to contain all I love, outside of my children and family, in one place, that place is The Writing by Writers Workshop at Tomales Bay. The smell of eucalyptus and sage surrounds you as you walk to your workshop in the morning. You look out and the fog is [...]
As you head out of Point Reyes Station, there is a storefront that you could miss if you didn’t know what you were looking for. A wooden cow hangs over the door, and large letters in the outdoor seating area spell out Marin Sun Farms. This is a butcher shop, but a very [...]
I wish I had before photos of the "shack" as I like to call it. We weren't sure whether we could save it or not. It was one of the saddest, dingiest little places I have ever seen. In this case, I worked as much as possible with what was there.
Here are some before and after shots of the Mill House, one of the three cottage vacation rentals of Cottage Bend.
Barnlight Electric Blog Feature: May 2013 “Porcelain Enamel Pendants Add Exclamation Point to Design” “In a recent blog post, we visited with Sarah Phipps, a resident of Bend, Oregon, who has been flipping houses for a number of years but is spending more and more time in design consultation. Clients are eager to tap into Sarah’s eclectic style, her skill set, and years of on-the-job knowledge. […]
I remodeled a tiny cottage on the west side of Bend, Oregon. It was in a great neighborhood next to many of Bend’s best restaurants, parks and activities. But it looked horrible. Everyone thought I should tear it down. I knew it had been standing for almost one hundred years and that under the layers [...]
I remodeled a tiny cottage on Bend's Westside. Look at the before and after shots to see how dramatically it was transformed.
Barnlight Electric Blog Feature: April 2013 “Classic Barn Lighting a Favorite for Oregon House Flipper” “House flippers are a special breed. Real estate risk takers have a special eye for potential and when they spot a home they think can be refurbished, remodeled, and resold for a profit, they jump on it. […]