I usually don't push events on my blog, but this is a shameless plug for the CSL Heart of the Home Tour next Friday 26 and Saturday 27th April. Let's face it: this is a unique opportunity to have a good old nosey around five fabulous homes in Piedmont and Oakland knowing that you are helping others.
The money raised from the home tour will go to help local at-risk children. Since 1986 CSL has given nearly $2.9 million in grants, including $205,000 last year. Our home was on the tour last year (here, here and here) and it was a wonderful experience - and unusual...with 1,500 people walking through our house in those two days!
If you are living in the Bay Area, I would love to go out and buy a ticket. You'll get the chance to see a Mid-Century Modern that has become Piedmont's first LEED certifiable sustainable home, a re-modeled Newsom and Newsom Traditional, a Georgian Revival and a 1915 Julia Morgan traditional with a modern addition. In addition, seven local designers will work their magic on rooms ranging from a 13-year old girl's bedroom to a man cave. Tickets can be purchased online or at stores around the East Bay including the Terrace Coffee Shop.
I'll be hitting the tour next Sat morn with a latte and my Mumstar Mob. What fascinates me are the bedrooms and particularly the bedside tables which I always think truly reflect who's living there. What room in your house or piece of furniture reveals who you really are?