Making a List

Trouvais kitchen counter

My list of to do’s is in near constant flux…

And it’s pretty messy over here…

Trying to tie up as many loose

ends as possible…and put off the rest

so that I can get to the serious business

of decking the halls…

Trouvais December roses

The drip drip drip in my bathroom is not

the plumbing…it’s herding the cats…


The day the plumber hoists that

toilet from where it sits outside my

garage to its final resting space…

well…I sure hope it will be in 2010!

Trouvais dining room

Over Thanksgiving break my son enjoyed resting his bean-pole

frame after a family meal on my outdoor bed brought in from the cold…

By the time all my major projects are finished the bed will be able to

make its way back outdoors.  Though…I have to say…I kinda like the

idea of taking a nap or going through a tall stack of design books in

my dining room… perhaps a little espresso and pots de creme to

fortify me as I work my way through the visual feasts of

Vicki Archer’s French Essence or Suzanne Rheinstein’s At Home…


Trouvais front door

Outside our front door…a garland waiting to drape the entry…

and a San Francisco Flower Mart bouquet… info here

Holiday forecast: messy with a touch of pretty

to be continued…


In the Details



Antique Swedish

Porcelain kitchen at Thureholm…

Decorated in the 1740s

Walls, sideboards, doors decorated with scenes from

the Orient as a backdrop to the family’s collection of

blue and white porcelain imported from China…


antique Swedish porcelain


The recess above the decorative ledge was designed to hold a cup.

Busy these days on details and struck by the beauty of every

curve, every hue of this room….


The Swedish Room

Lars and Ursula Sjöberg

Photography Ingalill Snitt


Lars Bolander’s Swedish Design

Another view…page 9…