24 March 2014 | Comments Closed

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

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

18 December 2013 | Comments Closed

OUT AND ABOUT, OUT AND ABOUT, NORTHBROOK NOTES

HAPPY HOLIDAYS 2013!

This is our “wreath” for Jingle Mingle 2013, a silent auction benefit for Children of Shelters, San Franciso.  They provide for the educational and emotional needs of children living in, or being served by transitional shelters.  Our wreath, just 1″ in diameter, is above a tiny fireplace in a modern doll house.

Warm wishes to all from all of us at Northbrook Design!

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OUR WREATH