02 July 2014 | Comments Closed

NORTHBROOK NOTES, OUT AND ABOUT

VISIT US AT THE REDWOOD CITY PARADE RUN – JULY 4

Northbrook Design is a proud sponsor of the Redwood City Parade Run for the first time this year.  The 5K race is held on July 4 and starts at 8:45am at the corner of Arguello & Marshall Streets.  The funds raised by the event go to the Redwood City Education Foundation.  800-1,200 runners are expected, and you can still sign up!  For more information please visit paraderun.org.

We will have a booth set up in the block by the intersection of Warren and Marshall Streets from 8:00am – 10:30am.

Please stop by our booth and enjoy a Peet’s coffee with us!

The Redwood City Parade, which is also lots of fun, starts nearby at 10:00am.

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RUN FOR A GREAT CAUSE

GETTING READY!

24 March 2014 | Comments Closed

NORTHBROOK NOTES, OUT AND ABOUT, OUT AND ABOUT

BOUQUETS TO ART – DE YOUNG MUSEUM

I spent yesterday afternoon with a dear friend at the De Young Museum in San Francisco.  “Bouquets to Art” happens each year, and this was the 30th anniversary.  Floral designers go all out and create displays that tie in with a particular art piece, it might be a very literal interpretation, or quite abstract.  The results in all cases are delightful, and I am glad I finally got to this special event.  Narrowing the photos down to 12 was very difficult, but here they are.  I did not write down the names of the artists or the floral designers as I was having such a great time enjoying what I was seeing.

More info can be found here:

https://deyoung.famsf.org/deyoung/exhibitions/bouquets-to-art

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ROSES

WILLOW

UNEXPECTED

GRAY TONES

FACES

STRIKING

SUBTLE

CURVACEOUS

DEFYING GRAVITY

AMAZING

HYDRANGEA

CRUCIFIXATION

14 January 2014 | Comments Closed

NORTHBROOK NOTES, OUT AND ABOUT, OUT AND ABOUT, OUT AND ABOUT

GOING DOTTY!

I came across the “dotty” photo on the facebook page “Off the Leash”.  It combines two of my favorite things – dogs and fabrics!  The image makes me think of “my” first dog Winkle, who was a dalmation.  I was 2 or 3 years old very old when she joined our family.  Towards the end of Winkle’s life I wanted to take her for long walks but she was far more interested in her next meal.  The end of the driveway and back was far enough to Winkle.

I love that dogs enjoy interior furnishings so much.  I share my home with two small dogs (Bruno and Kerry) who sleep, jump and roll around on everything whether I would like them to or not.  New clients often sheepishly admit that they have a dog or cat who “might” sleep on the furniture.  Customizing interiors for real life is part of our day to day at Northbrook Design.  “Barbara” is not as unique as you might think…..

Puppy on sofa image is from Mecox Garden on Pinterest.

Happy Friday!

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WHAT A FACE

TOO TRUE BARBARA.....

BRUNO & KERRY

YEAH RIGHT