Elizabeth Cooper Interior Design – Marin County Dream Home

Lauren and Don Fornes were living with their four children in Austin, Texas, when they were faced with a serious life event. Their infant son suffered a brain injury, resulting in a form of blindness called cortical visual impairment. Needing extra help, they moved back to the San Francisco Bay area, where the couple had first met and still had a strong group of old friends.

The Forneses have always loved design, and in Austin they had hired ELLE Decor A-List designer Darryl Carter, who is known for his spare interiors, to decorate their home. But their son’s loss of vision was pushing them in a different direction. “Although we had lived in this beautiful monochromatic home that I loved,” Lauren says, “I suddenly was very interested in color and introducing it into our new house in a way that felt authentic.”

The New England–style home in Marin County

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Why You Should Be Shopping Vintage Home Goods on Instagram

My idea of heaven is a musty garage at an estate sale or an unassuming vintage store, rifling through stacks of vintage porcelain or blowing dust off of antique glassware. There’s a certain thrill to vintage shopping—especially the kind that necessitates a good amount of digging—that makes the finds all the more special. Of course, as the past few months have seen nationwide store closures due to coronavirus, many of those little shops have been boarded up, estate sales cancelled, and road trips that might involve a spur-of-the-moment detour to a yard sale put off in favor of at-home activities. It’s also led to increased time spent on the internet. Combined, these two things have greatly expanded my appreciation for a certain practice: Shopping vintage on Instagram.

I’ve long been an avid browser of Instagram accounts that sell vintage through the social media platform, but my enthusiasm has taken on

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Is working from home not working so well? Use these designer hacks to carve out a happy office nook

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Yes, it's possible to create a happy work space at home. (Photo: Getty Images)
Yes, it’s possible to create a happy work space at home. (Photo: Getty Images)

With all of us conducting business from our counters and sofas these days, having a dedicated home office is on everyone’s wish list. Case in point: Havenly, an online interior design service, says that requests for home offices skyrocketed from 6 percent in 2019 to 26 percent today. And since February requests have gone up 160 percent.

“It all jumped the week of March 16, when the world went indoors,” says Lee Mayer, CEO of Havenly. “Even when we can go back, more people will work from home than ever before. So having a space you can be productive in

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10 home office essentials to make working from home easier

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Most people across the globe have been working from home amid the coronavirus pandemic, and it is safe to say the novelty has started to wear off for a few workers.

Some may be pretty comfortable with their WFH set-up, but others may be fed up of looking at the same four walls, and think giving their home office a revamp may do the trick.

For those who have found leaning over their makeshift desk has given them “tech neck”, will be in need of a supportive desk chair instead of their kitchen breakfast stall.

Others may be struggling to adjust to working without their double split screens in the office, and looking for a

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