Posts by Mary Jo Bowling

Robert Baumann brought authenticity to a new Mediterranean-style home by incorporating old-world elements tracked down by the owners.

Decorating your walls poses the same problem as choosing a mate: Commitment is scary. Although finding the right partner is a challenging problem, there's an easy answer for your home.

As electronics evolve so does design. The iPads, iPhones, iPods, Droids and the like that are taking over our lives are also taking over the desktop with a mass of noodle-like charging wires.

Nothing looks quite as good as high-style design that was snagged for a low price.

A grown-up surf shack in Encinitas is the perfect undercover escape for this beach-bum-at-heart.

For nearly six years, Helena and Bill Wheeler lived in architectural denial.

For high-style babies, pastels and primaries are waning in favor of a neutral color palette.

Interior designer Jeff Andrews and his celebrity client stage a glam remodel.

It sounds like a fantasy: Interior designers such as Ann Getty, Kendall Wilkinson and Ken Fulk invite you to a tag sale, featuring huge markdowns on items from their stashes of one-of-a-kind samples and fantastic accessories purchased for the celebrity client who just can’t commit.

A couple of my favorite design-based happenings hit town this week. Both feature art and involve two things I'm crazy about: flowers and fine homes.