Enhancing Boundaries – SoMoToHo Fencing Evolution

Fences – FullSizeRendera perennial design problem. Practically (and perhaps even legally) speaking, you can’t do without them. A practical necessity for privacy and, if your home has a pool, like the SoMoToHo, a legal requirement. (Most swimming pool ordinances even prohibit certain materials like chain link.) But as the cross vine-covered one above shows, a fence can also be an opportunity for natural enhancement.

The SoMoToHo doesn’t have an abundance of green space. Continue reading “Enhancing Boundaries – SoMoToHo Fencing Evolution”

Bits and Pieces – SoMoToHo Stream of Consciousness on Lights and Fans

2015-06-14 21.46.23I was looking at this painting by Tate Hamilton that we picked up at Main Street this year and the headlights reflected in the New York City rain made me start thinking about light. Which made me think about light fixtures. Which led to thinking about ceiling fans. Hey – it’s Sunday afternoon as I write and what are Sundays for if not abandoning structure for awhile?

Lighting plays a big part in virtually every real estate transformation and the SoMoToHo is no exception. Continue reading “Bits and Pieces – SoMoToHo Stream of Consciousness on Lights and Fans”

Come On In – First Phase of Entryway Transformation

IMG_0350It’s not just a means of ingress and egress. The entry to any home has a great deal to do with how anyone traversing it will feel about the space inside. The doorway above, for instance, in Carmel-by-the-Sea speaks of mystery and intimacy and comfort all at the same time. Very cool.

The SoMoToHo – not so much. Continue reading “Come On In – First Phase of Entryway Transformation”