My House

A 1960s Ranch built into the slope of Rustic Canyon

We moved into this house in 2015.

After a year of placing offers and getting beat all over Los Angeles County, we finally honed in on Pacific Palisades.

The beauty seemed just out of reach, but we made her ours.

Nowadays, she is looking a lot different. A major renovation is almost complete and includes the addition of a new garage with a patio up top and a conversion of the old garage to include two more bedrooms, a den, bar and a laundry area.

The Estate of Things

A Shared Passion for Home Decor Blossomed into my First Small Business

As an entrepreneur, The Estate of Things is where I express my love for home decor, real estate and lifestyle.

Alongside my college friend Sarah, we launched a blog in 2008 and cultivated a community of like-minded renovation junkies with an exceptional aesthetic. These days we boast a combined social reach over 10k and roughly 13k pageviews each month.

After almost a decade of publishing content, not the least of which included a number of gut renovations and interior design projects The Estate of Things is now a blossoming eCommerce destination with a brick and mortar vintage and housewares shop located in downtown Southern Pines NC as well as a booth space in Venice, CA at The Mart Collective.

We continue to pursue our collective curated voice through the items we stock, the Instagrams we share and the projects we pursue together. I love you Sarah.

The Cali Chalet

Our Weekend Getaway, a 90s Contemporary in Crestline, CA

Having a weekend getaway up in the San Bernardino Mountains has been a source of joy and refuge for our family.

We stumbled into a sprawling house that has provided an endless list for DIY projects as well as the space for all of our hobbies, including a clay studio for me, a wood workshop for Jeff and a 3 bay garage to store our vintage Shasta camper project.

There is plenty of room for the whole family to gather for Thanksgiving and you are welcome to stay here too! Come on up, we promise not to put you to work unless you wanna, and the pine breeze will leave you feeling enlightened.

Plus, you should see the hot tub!

My Wedding

A Playful Nod to Seventies Kitsch

I waited patiently for a long time for Jeff to ask me to marry him…

and then I waited for a long time not so patiently.

But he finally asked and then I ignored wedding planning for as long as I could.

We finally pulled it together June 24, 2017 and it was a wild fun time. We asked all of our guests to forgo gifts and instead do their best to dig up a vintage Seventies style look for the party, held at the Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC.

The final event ended up happening in the rain plan room and so my six months of perfect pinterest planning and decor purchases ended up being a jumble in a room I’d never seen, rather than atop the incredible balcony with full mountain view and the backdrop of the historic hotel. But with exception of the planner, I was the ONLY person at the party who knew or cared.

A good time was had by all and even though it wasn’t my final vision for the day, our vibe was really fun and unforgettable.

The Blissfield Acres

11 Modern Farmhouse Inspired Homes on a Cornfield in North Carolina

A neighborhood development being built by my brother in North Carolina.

I contribute design and material selection from the other side of the country.

We are 3 of 11 houses in on this project and they are selling quickly!

Vintage Lover

You can find me at the local thrift council turning the chairs over

An inveterate thrift store, estate sale and antique fair junkie, I love a good hunt.

Our TEOT space at the Mart Collective is my very own haven of vintage discoveries that I’m lucky to uncover and resell.