Category Archives: San Francisco Chronicle / eHow references or resources

Posts that the San Francisco Chronicle and eHow uses as either references or resources for their articles. The link to Home Depot’s use of my article on lamps that was put on their Pinterest page. The links are located at the beginning of the comments, that follow the posts.

Arranging Living Room furniture, so Sofas talk to Chairs, like the Pros do

When it comes to arranging furniture in a living room, most people really don’t think much about balance and that sofas should talk to chairs. Furniture is placed in the room with no thought about making it easy for seated … Continue reading

Posted in Arranging Living Room Furniture, Interior Decorating Principles, San Francisco Chronicle / eHow references or resources | 31 Comments

Some ideas about Planting Trees by your House for Curb Appeal

When getting ready to purchase a tree(s) to plant on your front lawn, or other parts of your property, the tree’s height, when mature should be taken into consideration. The right sized tree can set off your house and landscape, … Continue reading

Posted in Bushes, Shrubs, Trees, Garden Design Principles, San Francisco Chronicle / eHow references or resources, The Autumn(Fall) Garden, The Spring Garden | 1 Comment

Hanging Pictures over a Sofa

The number one thing most people do wrong, when hanging pictures over a sofa, is they hang them up too high.

Posted in Hanging Pictures and Mirrors / Arranging Knickknacks and Collectables, Interior Decorating Principles, San Francisco Chronicle / eHow references or resources | 7 Comments

When designing a Shade Garden, think Focal Point, Plant Color, and Shapes of Leaves

When I think about what goes into making a good shade garden, three things come to mind. #1 a Focal point(s) man-made or natural. #2 Plant Color to add light to the garden. #3 Shapes of Leaves for variety and … Continue reading

Posted in Garden Design Principles, planting a SHADE GARDEN, San Francisco Chronicle / eHow references or resources, The Autumn(Fall) Garden, The Spring Garden, The Summer Garden | 2 Comments

Picking and Hanging the RIGHT size Picture or Mirror over your Fireplace

When it comes to picking the RIGHT sized painting, picture, relief sculpture, mirror, etc. for over your fireplace there are four possible width options for you to choose. Those options relate to the Natural Lines in an Environment. Natural lines … Continue reading

Posted in Hanging Pictures and Mirrors / Arranging Knickknacks and Collectables, Interior Decorating Principles, San Francisco Chronicle / eHow references or resources | 5 Comments

The Right height of a Table Lamp for your End Table.

There is a similarity between the height of a floor lamp, and an end table with a lamp on it. Floor lamps, measured from bottom of base, to top of finial, if they have one, are usually 58 to 64 … Continue reading

Posted in Interior Decorating Principles, Lighting, San Francisco Chronicle / eHow references or resources | 68 Comments

The Right Way to hang Curtains and Drapes.

When a person goes to hang a pair of curtains or drapes, they will most likely attach a bracket to the outside edge of the molding that frames the window, attach the rod, hang the curtains or drapes, and call … Continue reading

Posted in Hanging Curtains and Drapes, Interior Decorating Principles, San Francisco Chronicle / eHow references or resources | 154 Comments