Violet Girl

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This Place

I used to be obsessed with old victorian houses, I loved all the fancy little touches, the ornate woodwork, brightly colored walls. These days, that does not appeal to me in the slightest. It’s all about clean, simple, minimal lines. Black and white, brick or concrete accent walls, industrial ceilings. The more windows the better. I love the super cool loft apartments that I am seeing all over Oakland these days, and occasionally something like this pops up, and I just can’t get over the beauty of it. Just take a peek. I love how the wooden ceiling is vintage, yet very modern at the same time. And the black beams and trim. Genius. The […]

Spring Style

It’s feeling an awful lot like spring around here. The almond tree in my back yard is in full bloom, and it’s been getting warmer during the day. I feel like it’s a little too soon, but I will enjoy it all the same. Valentine’s Day is also right around the corner. Not sure about any plans for that day, but I am planning a friend fondue date this weekend, and looking forward to it. I always get into things quite suddenly. And really deeply. Lately it’s been oysters on the half shell, cheese fondue, and socks with heels. Here are a few pictures that inspire me to do this for my friendue date. Happy […]

Lulu Blue is 17

Lulu Blue is 17, and I feel like it’s all going by too quickly. I just want to pause everything for a minute. I am lucky to have her. She is kind, which I think is one of the most important traits in a person. All the other stuff, the get-by-in-the-real-world stuff is learned as we face successes and challenges, but kindness, you either have it or you don’t, and she has it. That makes me proud.

This Place

Doesn’t look like much from the outside, but I am seriously in love with the living room of this house, not to mention the dining room windows. And a heated garage? Why not? The skylights and the big windows with a view of the trees are so pretty. Usually I am not a huge fan of the fireplace bricks that take up a whole wall, but somehow its works here, and same with the floors. The fact that this dining room is pretty close to a glass room works for me. Who doesn’t want a couple of trees growing into the side of their dining room? And of course I normally wouldn’t feel a great […]

This Place

This place is so beautiful. The skylights take my breath away, not to mention that there’s a little chicken coop in the back. Have I mentioned how much Lulu Blue and I want to have a chicken? And two fireplaces. Two. The bathrooms are just okay, but here is a little tour of my favorite spots. I love the open, simple feel, the barn doors in the bedroom are so cool. And it’s in the woods, which is okay by me. The town of Felton is adorable, and definitely worth visiting if you are in the area. It’s been a while since I have been there, so I think it’ll be time soon. Until then, […]

This Place

The best thing about working in real estate is that I often get a chance to look at some amazing places that come up for sale in my area. The worst thing about working in real estate is that I often get a chance to look at some amazing places that come up for sale in my area. It’s a blessing and a curse. This incredible loft apartment came on the market recently, and I cannot stop drooling. I mean seriously. The exposed brick and concrete wall, the wood beamed ceiling. That huge window bringing in all the natural light, and I am not usually a fan of tiled floors, but these Saltillo tile floors are […]