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Creating a living room that sings
Decorating a space like a living room can feel like an overwhelming task as you try to put all the pieces together to make it feel harmonious. You have to consider paint colors for the walls, what kind of furniture you already have, what pieces you need, furniture ...By Amanda Eck

The Real Estate Quarter in Review
The second quarter of 2019 was again seasonally strong with a solid volume of closed sale activity on the residential side of Lamorinda real estate, excepting Orinda. Supply, however, increased significantly in Moraga and especially Orinda while in Lafayette inventory ...By Conrad Bassett, CRP, GMS-T

Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul"- John Muir
How often are you outdoors? Are you spending ...
By Cynthia Brian

Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"Trees are giving fruit
Earth is giving grain
Sun is giving warmth
By Cynthia Brian

Volunteers remove flammable French Broom from Nature Area
On a rainy Sunday a few weeks ago, 20 children and parents helped Toris Jaeger remove invasive French Broom plants from around the Wagner Ranch Nature Area in Orinda. Children hunted for the pretty plants along the winding trails, and worked together to pull up and cut ...Submitted by Katharine Barrett

Rattlesnake Advisory
As the weather heats up, rattlesnakes become ...Submitted by East Bay Regional Park District

Feng Shui
The Five Elements of Tibetan Bon and Chinese Taoist Feng Shui are involved in all dimensions and the role of the Five Elements is often an important detail that is missed with even the most well-intended interior designers, general contractors and architects.
By Michele Duffy

Summer's the season for outdoor entertaining
Well, ready or not, summer is here! And with that comes lots more outdoor entertaining. Here are a few fun ideas to liven up your outdoor space.
Bringing the Indoors Out
By Amanda Eck

Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"As the scent to the rose, are those memories to me." - Amelia C. Welby
Cooler weather has bidden a sweet goodbye, and warmer days beckon us to linger outdoors. My garden is ablaze with ...
By Cynthia Brian

Feng Shui
Perhaps you've noticed, even with the rain, that the early summer season has begun and we are happily awash in a complete symphony of seasonal layers - mating rituals of birds dancing about, bunnies peering from tall grasses, or massive flowers bobbing gently in the ...By Michele Duffy

Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian
"Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another."- Juvenal
Excited about the glorious weather at the beginning of May, I spent two days getting out the patio furniture from storage, ...
By Cynthia Brian

Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"Do what you can for as long as you can and when you can't, do the next best thing."-Chuck Yeager
Back in 1999 when I was co-authoring what became a New York Times bestseller, "Chicken ...
By Cynthia Brian

Interior design questions answered
A few weeks ago I reached out to our Lamorinda Facebook community asking if anyone had any interior design questions they wanted answered. The response was overwhelming and I am so excited to be able to tackle these questions and share them with you. With our ...By Amanda Eck

Feng Shui
We all know intuitively that the first impression a home makes, specifically the front entrance, is important for setting the tone for the entire home. Subliminal, hidden and unintended consequences can result from the myriad choices we make, so what's the skinny on ...By Michele Duffy

Top design picks from Kitchen and Bath Industry Show
Described as the place to see the latest designs and products from over 600 leading brands, the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show is North America's largest trade show dedicated to all aspects of kitchen and bath design. It's a must for designers who want to offer their ...By Johanne Poulin

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