Tag Archives: interior design

Friday Things: The Thank You Edition

Thank You card by Papyrus

On this first Friday in November I’m thinking about gratitude.  Throughout the year I try to count my blessings—sometimes in a daily “gratitude journal”  but more often than not by documenting the (mostly) good and interesting things in my life on Instagram. (Thank you, Insta!) In case you haven’t tracked this yet, Thanksgiving comes late [...]

Posted in Shelter, Spirit, Style, Sustenance | Also tagged , , , , | 1 Response

Field Trip: Minted

Backward books library at Minted

It’s always fun to take a peek behind the scenes, don’t you think?  Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit the San Francisco headquarters for the online stationary company Minted.  You may remember that I’ve touted Minted’s high-quality papers and sophisticated designs before.  No surprise, their offices were just as aesthetically pleasing as their products. [...]

Posted in Shelter, Style | Also tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Friday Things: The Halloween Edition

Mr. Bones welcomes trick-or-treaters on rainy Halloween

In our new modernist home, a few splashes of orange around the house and a skeleton on the front bench suffice for demonic decor. I’ve been experimenting with deer-resistant plants in the front pots and though several perennials have given up the ghost already the nasturtiums are thriving.  Right now a strand is crawling into [...]

Posted in Shelter, Spirit, Style, Sustenance | Also tagged , , , | 2 Responses

Friday Things: The New Sink Edition

Duravit wall-mounted sink with Gessi faucet and Kohler P-trap

No wallpaper decision made yet, but the new sink is in!  Isn’t she a beauty?  Perhaps you recall this moment of impulse renovation when we ripped out the old odd powder room vanity with no plan for what would take it’s place? Four months later we have new things in the room including floor tile [...]

Posted in Shelter | Also tagged , , | 1 Response

Harvest Decor

World of Interiors, September 2014 - "Variety Show"  Grape Ceiling

Having grown up on a farm, I’m nostalgic for the harvest season that starts in late September.  Perhaps that’s why I loved this image of grapes hanging from the ceiling  of an Umbrian farmhouse.  According to the story in the September issue of The World of Interiors these clusters of moscatello, trebbiano and malvasia grapes [...]

Posted in Shelter | Also tagged , | Leave a comment

Friday Things: That Old September Feeling Edition

Playing peek-a-boo with the neighborhood deer

Over the summer I’ve been re-reading Wallace Stegner’s “Angle of Repose” and thinking how much more I bring to this reading now than I did when I read it in my 20s.  Today I came across this quote near the end of the novel— “For several weeks now I have had the sense of something [...]

Posted in Shelter | Also tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Friday Things: The Standing Desk Edition

Ever since I read writer Susan Orlean’s New Yorker piece about working at a treadmill desk, I’ve been intrigued by the idea of walking or at least standing while I work. When we bought this house we thought it came with a built-in office desk. However, when we moved in we found that the (not built-in [...]

Posted in Shelter, Style | Also tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

California Color Dreamin’

As summer draws to a close, the landscape here in rain-starved California is dominated by straw-colored hills dotted with silvery-green foliage.  It took me years to appreciate this dusty color palette having grown up in a place that was either bright with summer rain or starkly white under a layer of snow.  But now these [...]

Posted in Style | Also tagged , | Leave a comment

Friday Things: The Floor Tile Edition

Spreading the waterproofing material

After taking a few months off from home-remodeling projects to travel and entertain house guests, we’re back at it. Today I’m trying to hear myself type over the bang-crash-clang of demolition.  If I didn’t know better I’d think some super heroes were duking it out upstairs.  But no, it’s the super-duper tile guys demo-ing one [...]

Posted in Shelter, Spirit, Style | Also tagged , , , | Leave a comment

American Craft Council San Francisco Show 2014

Korean pottery, West Elm vase, lady head planter, heath ceramic vase, more Korean pottery

One of the unique features in our living room is a long, narrow display niche. I don’t know what the niche will ultimately hold, but for now it showcases various “blue” objects that came out of the moving boxes.  Things like the Korean pottery M.J. picked up in Seoul when he was a Mormon missionary [...]

Posted in Shelter, Style | Also tagged , | Leave a comment

Kathryn Pritchett

writes about Things Elemental — where we find shelter, why we connect, what sustains us and how we strut our stuff.

  • On Instagram

    • Day 20: This year was . . .about finding and feathering a new nest. Today we added a third guest room by outfitting a canvas tent on one of the decks. Great to have all the chicks back home for a bit. #glamping #decemberreflections