Five years ago we bought an old house in San Francisco with a fig tree. We tore the walls down but kept the tree. Months turned into years - very cold years - but we are finally putting the house back together. Thanks for visiting.

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Choosing Bath Tile

Choosing Bath Tile

We are finally home! …and I haven’t posted in a long while – eek!  The renovation was pretty overwhelming for us. Not only are renovations rather stressful financially and for a million other reasons but we were really surprised how often I needed to be at the house helping to follow-up on problems that Joe...

new Blu Dot catalog…

Here’s a fun video of the photo shoot for Minneapolis based design/furniture company, Blu Dot. A long lost friend Matthew Rezac designed the catalog and it proves he’s still a rock star designer. Having spent 4 years in Minneapolis, I really enjoyed seeing real Minnesota snow in the video as well as a few familiar...

thanks Sunset magazine!

Our wine box cabinet just got picked up on the Sunset magazine blog. Thanks so much for the mention, Allison! If Sunset’s blog isn’t already in your blog reader, it should be. It’s an excellent resource for all things home. See our mention here.

decorating without walls

As you may have noticed there hasn't been much renovating going on at house & fig. Things are moving slowly here (believe me, we're just as disappointed as you are)...

concrete alternative

Concrete seems to be everywhere in home design from kitchen counter-tops to bathtubs, even living room floors. Joe and I are fans partly because it's not granite and concrete can surprisingly have a beautiful subtle patina...

better bedding for your little ones…

Toss out the hello kitty and spongeBob sheets on your child's bed and opt for these vintage-inspired linens by Boodalee...