Celebrity Homes: Ellen Degeneres & Portia de Rossi

June 15, 2018

By Tab Byrum

Ellen Degeneres is known as a great comedian and a consummate host on her daytime talk show and her wife Portia de Rossi is known for both her acting talents and her new art curation company, General Public, but when the two of them put their design hats on it creates beautiful homes. Over the years this Hollywood power couple has bought, redecorated and sold numerous houses, garnering them a reputation as real estate high rollers and their most recent acquisition will only add to that reputation. Degeneres and de Rossi recently bought a beachfront property outside of Santa Barbara that’s home to a 6,000 sq. ft. house, 883 sq. ft. guest house, tennis courts, swimming pool, all on 1.13 acre of beach with magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean. The home is contemporary in style with white walls and lots of beautiful light colored wood throughout the home. Join me today for a tour of the home as we inspect photos and I’ll go into more detail with the images. Have a wonderful day and a great weekend, Enjoy!!!

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Bethenny Frankel’s New SoHo Loft

June 1, 2018

By Tab Byrum

If you’re a watcher of the Real Housewives of NYC then you are familiar with Bethenny Frankel, she was on the show in the beginning then left the show and is now back on the show. Bethenny has made a nice fortune for herself dealing in New York real estate both in NYC and in the Hamptons as well as creating her Skinny Girl Cocktail empire which she sold for over $8 million a couple of years ago. Earlier this year Bethenny unveiled her new apartment in the SoHo area of NYC and as Architectural Digest says, “it’s sleek and chic”. The apartment is a two bedroom apartment, just right for Frankel and her eight-year-old daughter, the home has several features I like that I’ll talk about below with the photos of the apartment. The apartment is very neutral as far as color with a lot of black, white and gray in the main living areas and Frankel’s bedroom with some color showing up in her daughter’s bedroom. So, grab a cup of coffee and join me for a home tour of an NYC Housewife and Enjoy!!!

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Friday Design Round~Up

March 25, 2016

By Tab Byrum

There are so many things going on in the world of design, art, fashion, interiors and life in general that I thought I would try giving you a Design Round~Up. Here I’ll link you to stories about all the great and beautiful things going on in the world, link to the stories so you can check them out for yourself. A lot of blogs and websites do these “lists” but I think it’s always fun the see what catches different people’s eyes. Let me know what you think, have a wonderful Friday and a very Happy Easter!!!!


A look at the chicest hotels in NYC, London, Paris and around the world according to Brooke Bobb, Vogue and French Girls


The world swooned when Prince William gave Kate Middleton his mother’s engagement ring, have you ever wondered what the Disney Princesses would wear to say “I do”? Popsugar.com has some ideas and their beautiful. 


It seems that the whole world is striving to have the perfect closet, HGTV lets us in on the secrets of closet expert Lisa Adams.


Private theater rooms in homes are always popular, but what about your own personal drive-in movie, check out this amazing Los Angeles home from Elle Decor and Curbed.


If you’re like me you’ve held on to some of your favorite toys from childhood, ever wondered if they’re worth anything? This Good Housekeeping article tells us YES!!!  hopefully you kept those Garbage Pail Kids’ Cards.


Tabulous Closet Inspiration

October 13, 2015

By Tab Byrum

Everyone always says bathrooms and closets are the things you need to make amazing to increase the value of your home and while I agree with that I also think closets are important, I mean do you really ever have enough storage? We live in a home built in 1962 and there is definitely NOT enough storage, we are even seriously considering turning one of the bedrooms next to the master bedroom into a walk-in closet for the both of us to share.


While I was contemplating this idea I was looking at closets and realized this needed to be a post, what do you definitely need and what is just extra? I think I would like hanging racks for clothes on most of the walls and shelves for our shoes, there’s a window in that room looking into the backyard, we could put shelves on each side of the window for us each to have a shoe area. I would like to have an island of some type in the center with lots of drawer storage and nice flat area on top to fold clothes and to put suitcases when packing for a trip. Here’s a look at some of the ideas I really like for closets, Enjoy!!!

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