August 2015

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For more information about Aimee Wimbush-Bourque's book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars, visit Aimee's website,

Wine glass for lemonade 365+ Wine glass—Ikea; Jar for whipped berry butter Tulip Jelly jar—Weck Canning; buy now


Visit Betsy Bracken and Melissa Anderson's store, Bixby & Ball, Solana Beach, California; 858/436-7214;

Architect: Greg Castle Architect, Inc., PO Box 231364, Encinitas, CA 92067; 619/200-9766;

Interior designer: Bixby & Ball, Solana Beach, California; 858/436-7214;

Builder: Treadlight Construction, 5810 Riley Street #4, San Diego, CA 92110; 619/888-4456;

Landscape and garden design: Annie Chaffin, Annie Garden Design;

Exterior: garden hardscaping—San Diego Outdoor Living, San Diego; 619/977-8653; Wicker furniture—Janus et Cie; 800/245-2687; Table linens Funktion, planters Napa Home & Garden—through Bixby & Ball, Solana Beach, California; 858/436-7214; Sconce lighting flanking glass door—Gibson & Gibson Antique Lighting, Chula Vista, California; 619/422-2447;

Kitchen: cabinetry—IKEA; Range, vent hood—Viking Range Corp.; 888/845-4641; Dishwasher—Miele, Inc.; 800/463-0260; Pendant lighting Grosvenor Large Single pendant—Circa Lighting; 877/762-2323; Rug Jaipur, white marble octagonal tray Jamie Young, white dog Dachshund Bowl by Jonathan Adler—Bixby & Ball, Solana Beach, California; 858/436-7214; Fabric for chair seats Fig Leaf, laminated after purchase—Peter Dunham Textiles; Bar cart—Crate & Barrel; buy now, cutting board, glass beaker—Crate & Barrel; 800/967-6696; Pearl-handled knife set—Cutco; Salt Le Creuset of America; buy now. White utensil holder—Le Creuset of America; 877/273-8738; buy  now. Chinese ginger jars, tray, shaker, linens—HomeGoods; 800/614-4663; (product line varies). Vintage brass fish—Heirloom, Newport Beach, California; 949/515-2500. Lime tree and pot—Lowes; Tan-and-white pots—Crate & Barrel; 800/967-6696; Kitchen table and chairs, glass collection, pressed glass lunch sets, pitcher at window—homeowners' collection.

Living room: sofa, coral-and-white shell patterned pillow Laal by John Robshaw, fig tree planter by Napa Home & Garden, shell-framed mirror at fireplace Made Goods, ship sculpture by Bliss—through Bixby & Ball, Solana Beach, California; 858/436-7214; Fabric for solid coral bolster pillow—Elizabeth Hamilton; Wall paint Dover White SW6385—The Sherwin-Williams Co.; 800/474-3794; Paisley fabric for green pillow and drapery—Peter Dunham Textiles; Larger pillow in corner of sofa—Bunglo by Shay Spaniola; Coffee table Stevenson Coffee table in brass—Williams-Sonoma Home; 888/922-4108; Bobbin chair Bobbin Lounge chair—Aesthetic Décor, Los Angeles; 310/659-6213; Fabric for bobbin chair Patmos Stripe in Pompeii—Carolina Irving Textiles, Los Angeles; 646/688-3365; Sisal rug, oushak rug in Moss—Michaelian & Kohlberg; Flooring Distressed Hickory in Chestnut finish—Mitchells Floor Coverings, Solana Beach, California; 858/755-8880; Glass ball—Two's Company; 800/896-7266; (to the trade). White ceramic urn on built-in shelf similar available as Beijing Vase Urn—Wisteria; 800/767-5490; Ceramic crocodile on shelf Ceramic Croc in white from the Menagerie collection, similar items available—Jonathan Adler; Vintage brass-topped shell table, magnifying glass, Ball jars, fireplace tools, wood basket, sconces flanking television, books—homeowner's collection.

Bedroom: wall paint Dover White SW6385—The Sherwin-Williams Co.; 800/474-3794; Woven wood blinds—Scandia Window Fashions; Fabric for draperies—F. Schumacher & Co; 800/523-1200; (to the trade). Mirror by Made Goods, coral ikat pillow by John Robshaw—through Bixby & Ball, Solana Beach, California; 858/436-7214; Bedside lamp Ivory Tassel lamp—Arteriors Home; 877/488-8866; buy now. Coverlet, Euroshams—Matteo; 888/628-8361; Canopy bed—Corsican Furniture Co., Inc.; 800/421-6247; Orange throw on bed—HomeGoods; 800/614-4663; (product line varies).

Bathroom: floor tile similar available, wall tile Classic White Subway tile—Lowe's; Vanity mirror, lights, pulls—Restoration Hardware; 800/910-9836; Sink faucets—Waterworks; 800/998-2284; Shower fixtures—Perrin & Rowe, presented by Rohl; 800/777-9762; Shower door—American Shower Door; Vintage chinoiserie foot stool—Consignment Classics, Encinitas, California; 760/635-0730; Towels—HomeGoods; 800/614-4663; (product line varies). 


Color expert: Khristian A. Howell;

Featured paints, top to bottom: Creamy paint Gingham Peach 8-5—Pratt & Lambert Paints; 800/289-7728; Smallest paint sample Stirring Orange SW6889—The Sherwin-Williams Co.; Darkest paint Tamarind 26A7—Devine Color, Inc.; 888/693-3846; Mango orange paint Orange Sherbet GLO15—Glidden; 800/454-3336; Pinkish orange paint Coral Serenade, 129-5—PPG Pittsburgh Paints; 800/441‑9695;

Pastel Push palette, left: Wall Winter Dawn 7004-1—Valspar; Accent wall Neighborly Peach SW6632—The Sherwin-Williams Co.; Trim paints, left to right: Dewy SW6469—The Sherwin-Williams Co.;, Blue Coal 4011-3—Valspar;, and Coral Reef 6606—The Sherwin-Williams Co.;

Ripe Mango palette, right: Wall French Quarter Gold 287—Benjamin Moore; 888/236-6667; Trim Great White 2006—Farrow & Ball; 888/511-1121; Accent paints, left to right: Orange Nut 2004-1C—Valspar;, Gentle Touch 25C-2—Clark + Kensington Paint by Ace Hardware;, and Soot 2129-20—Benjamin Moore; 888/236-6667;

DOUBLE UP, pages 46–48

Two tables forming island Hemnes Sofa table—IKEA; Paint for island Freshwater 6774—The Sherwin-Williams Co.; Clear storage basket with paper plates—Bed Bath & Beyond; 800/462-3966; (product line varies). 

MR. SMALL SPACE, pages 52–60

Interior designer: Maxwell Ryan, Apartment Therapy;

Living room: window shades Paris Roller Shades in vanilla—The Shade Store, LLC; Drapery Belgian Textured Linen in white with rod pockets and loop rings, rod and finials Large rod and Large Ball finial in weathered oak—Restoration Hardware; 800/910-9836; Sofa March sofa by Marietta Heinz Gomez—Aero, New York City; 212/966-1500; Pink rug Dippy Pink hand knotted Tibetan wool by Suzanne Sharp—The Rug Company; Pillows—Judy Ross Studio, New York City; 212/842-1705; Coffee table Slab Marble coffee table—CB2; 800/606-6252; buy now. Small framed artwork flanked by windows, sphere artwork at sofa—Emily Payne; Framed artwork of gray shape—Abdolreza Aminlari; Framed photograph Cuba—Tria Giovan; Yellow artwork flanked by windows by homeowner, artwork leaning against mirror by Amy Gulden—homeowner's collection. Lamp AJ Floor lamp in Petrol by Arne Jacobsen for Louis Poulsen Lighing, Inc.—Design Within Reach; 800/944-2233; Wall paint China White, trim paint White Dove—Benjamin Moore; 888/236-6667;

Dining room: gray chair at front right and white chair centered under mirror J104 chair by Jørgen Bækmark, taller black, white and gray dining chairs J77 chair by Folke Pålsson—Hay; Wood-framed mirror—BoBo Intriguing Objects; 404/355-2309; French chairs—homeowner's collection.

Kitchen: butcher block table Mini Block—John Boos Butcher Block Co.; 877/845-5597; Shelving—Lambertson Industries; 800/548-3324; Countertop and backsplash Carrera marble—contact local cut stone suppliers. Faucet—Vigo; 866/591-7792; Sink—Elkay; 630/574-8484;

Bedroom: headboard Warner—Restoration Hardware; 800/910-9836; Framed artwork by Mary Ryan—homeowner's collection.

Ursula's bedroom: framed artwork by Amy Gulden—homeowner's collection.




Free media-sharing app—iMediaShare; Live webcam workout apps—Wello,; PowHow,; and Trainerly;

LIFE IN COLOR, page 83

Wallpaper Peonies Yellow by Hygge & West—Rifle Paper Co.; House-shaped shelf Wood Studio smoked oak veneer with back inside painted Mint 3030, pink bowl Treasure Diamond box in Rose, purchased with lid 9242—Ferm Living; Peach vase Muuto & Hallgeir Homstvedt's Balance vase, sold with tray—A + R;

JUST THE RIGHT SIZE, pages 84–91

Interior designer: Jennifer Mathis, Blue Bowl Interiors, Charleston area, South Carolina;;

Design-build firm: David Hill, architect, and Amy Hill, The Verdi Group, 1450 Fifth St. W, Suite 300, North Charleston, SC 29405; 843/475-3317;;

Exterior front: fence and gate custom design—Jennifer Mathis, Blue Bowl Interiors, Charleston area, South Carolina;; bluebowlinteriors.comExterior house paint Pure White SW7005—Sherwin The Sherwin-Williams Co.; 800/474-3794; Front door paint Hidden Meadow 410B-5 by Behr—The Home Depot;

Living room: wall paint Decorators White—Benjamin Moore; 888/236-6667; Paint for wall behind bookcase Bluestone EB31-3—from the Signature collection by Valspar—Lowe's; Sectional sofa in Flora red—Rowe Furniture; 800/334-7693; Pillows, tray with fern collection—GDC Home, Charleston, South Carolina; 843/571-5142; Wicker chair—Morris Sokol Furniture, Charleston, South Carolina; 843/722-3874; Rug—West Elm; 866/428-6468; (product line varies). Roman shade custom design and fabrication—Jennifer Mathis, Blue Bowl Interiors, Charleston area, South Carolina;; bluebowlinteriors.comCandle Beeswax Pillar—Elizabeth Stuart Design, Charleston, South Carolina; 843/577-6272; Mobile art above desk Birds of a Feather mobile—Ige; Books, accessories in book case, map vintage, media credenza, coffee table, turn table, wicker chair at desk wheels added by homeowner, task lamp, globe, desk accessories, computer—homeowners' collection.

Dining area and pantry: dining table similar items available—Room & Board; 800/486-6554; Bench Renate Natural Dining Room bench—; 800/843-2446; buy  now. Chairs reupholstered after purchase—World Market; 877/967-5362; Fabric for chairs Cynthia Midnight, fabric for banquette—Richloom; Large red ikat pillow, navy pillow—GDC Home, Charleston, South Carolina; 843/571-5142;

Kitchen: cabinetry, countertop at range beech butcherblock—IKEA; Island countertop Viatera quartz surfacing in Lava Ice—LG Hausys, Alpharetta, Georgia; 877/842-8372; Backsplash tile from the Debris series in tomato red, daffodil, tusk, and claypot—Fireclay Tile, Inc.; 800/773-2226; Pendant lighting designed and fabricated by Ali and Nate Jones—through Screen Door, Asheville, North Carolina; 828/277-3667; Bar stools Carlisle Metal Bar Stool in yellow—Target Stores; 800/800-8800 for a retail store near you; (product line varies). Sink—Stonehenge Marble and Granite, North Charleston, South Carolina; 843/225-1300; Faucet Malleco—Kohler Co.; 800/456-4537; Kitchen utensils—T.J. Maxx; 800/285-6299; (product line varies). Wood cutting board—GDC Home, Charleston, South Carolina; 843/571-5142; Pillows, wooden bowl, white canisters, pantry door homeowners' design and fabrication, pendant light at table—homeowners' collection.

Screened porch: drapery purchased without border—Target Stores; 800/800-8800 for a retail store near you; (product line varies). Table—; 800/843-2446; Folding chairssimilar available as Mika—World Market; 877/967-5362; buy now. Rug hand-woven kelim, ikat table cloth—GDC Home, Charleston, South Carolina; 843/571-5142;

Master bedroom: stencil for wall Damask—Cutting Edge Stencils, Mahwah, New Jersey; 201/828-9146; Headboard—Crate and Barrel, 800-996-9960, Quilted shams, blue pillowcases, pink pillows, lamps Lola—GDC Home, Charleston, South Carolina; 843/571-5142; Bedside tables—CB2; 800/606-6252; Water carafe—Elizabeth Stuart Design, Charleston, South Carolina; 843/577-6272; Woven blinds Espresso Privacy Weave Home Decorators Collection; 877/537-8539; Sisal rug, bed cover, drapery homeowner's creation, fabric for drapery dropcloth and pinwheel corduroy—Homeowners' collection.

Girl's bedroom seating area: flooring wood-grain porcelain tile from the American Heritage collection by Marazzi—The Home Depot; Coffee table—IKEA;
Coffee table accessories, sheepskin rug, turquoise pillow vintage wool oushak—GDC Home, Charleston, South Carolina; 843/571-5142; Sofa—HomeGoods; 800/614-4663; (product line varies). Dark pink pillow Ikat Mulberry—Celadon Home Furnishings & Accessories, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina; 843/884-7005; Chalk board—homeowners' collection.

Girl's bedroom desk area: desk custom design—Jennifer Mathis, Blue Bowl Interiors, Charleston area, South Carolina;; Desk chair—Pier 1 Imports; 800/245-4595;

Patterned drapery fabric purchased as shower curtain—Target Stores; 800/800-8800 for a retail store near you; (product line varies). Drapery rod—IKEA; Task lamp—Celadon Home Furnishings & Accessories, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina; 843/884-7005; Desk accessories, chalkboard wall, solid drapery fabric white cotton duck, three white ceramic containers made by daughter—homeowners' collection.

Outdoor seating area: table vintage utility cart—Tobacco Barn, Asheville, North Carolina; 828/252-7291; Green metal chairs Gracie Metal Retro Patio Spring Chair in green by Crosley—Target Stores; 800/800-8800 for a retail store near you; buy now (product line varies). Small galvanized metal pots on porch—Abide-a-While Garden Center, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina; 843/884-9738; Turkish tablecloth—GDC Home, Charleston, South Carolina; 843/571-5142; Pillows, wood bench made of pallets, tray, glasses, pitcher—homeowners' collection.


Visit to learn more about Ruthie's decorating, designing and styling projects.

Shasta camper guesthouse—listed on the community marketplace Airbnb, Inc.; Rings for gift bags—Emily Howard, Consider The Wldflwrs; Music—Liza Anne; Hand-drawn place card menus—Jessie Pickren, HEW & Co.; Lemon meringue tarts—Rebekah Turshen, City House Nashville; Chalkboard menu art—Leigh Vail, Everleigh Designs;

THE ILLUSIONIST, pages 100–105

Interior designer: Kelly Keiser, Kelly Keiser Interior Design and Decoration, 2269 Chestnut St., Suite 159, San Francisco, CA 94123; 415/567-8818;

Throughout: wall paint Down Pipe 26—Farrow & Ball; 888/511-1121;

Livingroom toward desk and sofa: chandelier Stockholm chandelier, frames for artwork and photography Ribba, floating shelves—IKEA; Desk, gold orb on top shelf—West Elm; 866/428-6468; (product line varies). Desk chair—Barclay Butera, Inc.; 800/326.2613; Turquoise lamp—Arteriors Home; 877/488-8866; (to the trade). Sofa and fabric—Duralee; 800/275-3872; (to the trade). Throw blanket covering sofa cushions—Holland & Sherry, Inc., New York City; 212/758-1911; Pillow in corner of sofa Blue Medallion—John Robshaw; Gold pillow, smaller blue-and-white pillow—Crate & Barrel; 800/967-6696; Ottoman—Cisco Home; Artwork above desk by Olivia Passafiume—through Kelly Keiser Interior Design and Decoration, San Francisco; 415/567-8818; Gold sunburst sculpture on top shelf—Target Stores; 800/800-8800 for a retail store near you; (product line varies). White vase on top shelf—Jonathan Adler; 800/963-0891;

Living room toward white cabinet: cabinet Craft Space Storage cabinet by Martha Stewart Living 04638—Home Decorators Collection; 877/537-8539; Cabinet pulls—The Home Depot; (product line varies). Brass furniture corners on white dresser—Etsy;, search: brass furniture corners. Turquoise lamp—Arteriors Home; 877/488-8866; (to the trade). Pin board—Pottery Barn; 800/922-5507; (product line varies). Blue bookends—West Elm; 866/428-6468; (product line varies).

Living area toward windows: lounge chairs, fabric for chairs—Donghia, Inc.; (to the trade). Side table—West Elm; 866/428-6468; (product line varies). Gray lamp similar as Double Gourd lamp—Robert Abbey, Inc., Hickory, North Carolina; 828/322-3480; buy now. Drapery custom—Kelly Keiser, Kelly Keiser Interior Design and Decoration, San Francisco; 415/567-8818; Clear polka-dotted vase holding flowers—Kate Spade; 800/519-3778; Turquoise vase on table, pillow in chair—Crate & Barrel; 800/967-6696; White Staffordshire dog on table—Le Cart; Cowhide rug under ottoman—homeowner's collection.

Living room toward dresser: dresser Malm—IKEA; Decorative dresser trim—O'verlays; Black bookcase—Big Daddy's Antiques; 310/769-6600; White magazine boxes in bookcase—The Container Store; 800/786-7315; Black lamp shadesYuri's Lighting; Gold candle container—Anthropologie; 800/309-2500; Blue boxes on dresser—West Elm; 866/428-6468; (product line varies). Brass lamps, white parrot on dresser, peacock artwork wallpaper remnant designed by Tricia Guild—homeowner's collection.

Clothing wardrobe area: wardrobe Pax—IKEA; Decorative wardrobe trim—O'verlays; Pink blouse—Saks Fifth Avenue; 877/551-7257;

Kitchen area with drop-leaf table: table—Ikea, Lamp, bar tool set—West Elm; 866/428-6468; (product line varies). Lamp shade—Pottery Barn; 800/922-5507; (product line varies). Chair—Barclay Butera, Inc.; 800/326.2613; White bowl with lemons—HomeGoods; 800/614-4663; (product line varies). Cocktail shaker—Crate & Barrel; 800/967-6696; crateandbarrel.comGold tumblers—Target Stores; 800/800-8800 for a retail store near you; (product line varies). Door hardware—Restoration Hardware; 800/910-9836; Roman shade—The Shade Store; Vase vintage German porcelain, decanter—homeowners' collection.

Bedroom: headboard, sconce lighting flanking bed by Boyd Lighting—Leftovers, San Francisco; 415/409-0088; Fabric for headboard—Calico Corners; 800/213-6366; Table—Jayson Home & Garden; 800/472-1885; Duvet cover, Euroshams—Restoration Hardware; 800/910-9836; Sheets—John Matouk & Co.; New York City; 212/683-9242; (to the trade). Gold decorative pillows Tahari—HomeGoods; 800/614-4663; (product line varies). Throw—Serena & Lily, Inc.; 866/597-2742; Bedskirt—Pottery Barn; 800/922-5507; (product line varies). Framed artwork above bed by Kelly Keiser—Kelly Keiser Interior Design and Decoration, San Francisco; 415/567-8818; White frame for artwork—Photograph & Frame, San Francisco; 415/563-4600; Small white tray on table—Henri Paige; Frame on bottom shelf—Target Stores; 800/800-8800 for a retail store near you; (product line varies).

1 MOM, 2 BOYS, 3 MESS ZONES, pages N1–N8

Interior designer: Traci Zeller, 2935 Providence RD., Suite 202, Charlotte, NC 28211; 980/272-0234;

Utility room: chalkboard labels Recollections Chalkboard labels—Michaels Stores, Inc.; Ironing pad Essentials Ironing blanket, hamper Badger Basket Folding hamper—Wayfair; 877/929-3247;

Playroom: red lidded boxes Bento box—Rubbermaid; Blue stool Otto Storage stool—Gitadini; White toy cubby Venture Horizon Stackable cubby—Wayfair; 877/929-3247;

Kids' closet: yellow stripe bin Citron Stripe bin—Pehr; Colorful hangers Whitmor Flocked Hangers—Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; Blue bin Sweater Bin—Great Useful Stuff; 


Interior designer: Laura Casey, ASID, Laura Casey Interiors, LLC, Charlotte; 704/333-6523;


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