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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

Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian for May
"Some say the world will end in fire." - Robert Frost
A running crown fire came rolling down the hillside toward our Lake County mountain cabin, moving faster than any human could run. ...
By Cynthia Brian

Upscale design and finishes featured in Lafayette Juniors Kitchen Tour
The 20th Annual Lafayette Juniors Kitchen Tour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, May 4 features six beautiful and distinctive kitchens located in various neighborhoods throughout Lafayette, with proceeds from the event benefiting MISSEY, Family Harvest Farm, An ...By Jennifer Wake

Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian for April
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." - Albert Einstein
Witnessed from outer space this spring, a pageant of splendor burst into bloom on hillsides, in ...
By Cynthia Brian

The Real Estate Quarter in Review
The first quarter of 2019 showed a continued fast pace in activity on the residential side of Lamorinda real estate. Supply remains low, so the resulting sales quantities remain low. The average sales price continues to increase in Lafayette versus a year ago, while ...By Conrad Bassett, CRP, GMS-T; Licensed Real Estate Broker

When native plants share space with a mini-farm
Anne Chambers and her husband, Ed McAlpine, view the utility of a garden with different eyes. For Chambers it is a place where the local flora is nurtured for the pleasure of the eyes and to reminisce the many hikes she loves to go on in the area; while for McAlpine, a ...By Sophie Braccini

Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian
"Look for helpers. You will always find those who are helping." - Mister Rogers
After sowing seeds of beets, arugula, Swiss chard and leeks, I sat on my small white wooden bench to watch. ...
By Cynthia Brian

Achieve divine design by avoiding these five common decorating don'ts
After being in the design industry for over a decade and visiting a myriad of client's homes there are a few design mistakes I find quite often. Today I thought I'd share five common decorating mistakes. No judgment here, just some tips that might be useful to ...By Amanda Eck

Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian
It all began when I witnessed the new growth unfurling on one of my loquat trees. The leaves were a mesmerizing bright green, like the color of lime with a hint of sunshine. Ah, sunshine, I thought! How I longed for warm, sun-drenched days. The darkness, cold and wet ...By Cynthia Brian

Welcome spring with the delightful Feng Shui wood element
Although the chilly morning temps register at a brisk 37 degrees, spring is awakening slowly and this much-anticipated season is long overdue. The backdrop of spring's bloom provides a gentle shift away from the dormancy of winter with changeable weather, increased ...By Michele Duffy

Cynthia Brian's Gardening Guide for March
"Blossom by blossom the spring begins." - AC Shinburne
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