About Me

Welcome to A Spoonful of Pretty, a blog about all things design-related, DIY, and just about anything else that comes to my crazy mind. I’m in love with architecture, interiors, furniture, landscaping, fashion, food, travel, art, music, crafting, and photography. I find imperfection charming and alluring, so I’m redefining the word “pretty.” I have hoarding tendencies. I believe that buying second-hand is good for the soul (and Mama Nature!). I go to thrift stores waaayy more than I’d like to admit. I have an occasional weakness for processed foods and a recurring weakness for shoes. My favorite design aesthetics are Japanese and Danish. My greatest design influence is my mom, who can make everything she sees. Anything from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s is DA BOMB. The 70’s is also super groovy. I am also crazy in love with my hubby, our son Hugo, and our dog Phoebe. We are incredibly lucky to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, where beauty abounds. This blog is an outlet for my hoarding obsessions and projects.


Disclaimer: I am not a professional. I’m an admirer and a DIYer. I just want to serve up a spoonful of pretty for everyone to enjoy.

10 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Thanks Anne!! How the heck are you?!? It’s been a while…nice to see your name pop up on my blog, and thanks SO MUCH for checking it out!

  2. Interesting! Is that your place in the top photo with the couch? Very nice!
    Check this place out on Maui. http://www.mauimagazine.net/Maui-Magazine/January-February-2013/Fluid-Dynamics/
    I actually went to Junior High with the owner. (We moved to Seattle or I would have gone to High School with him too.) Anyway, he invented the “pee-on” pregnancy test. But when the company he worked for got bought out, he and a couple of friends started their own business that made a small medical test gizmo and it was the sale of that company that led to this house. (He might not remember me but he’s a nice guy, he would probably give you a tour. 😉

    • I saw that episode! Too bad they got rid of the original wood paneling. It may seem outdated to many, but it’s so typically mid century. Thanks Rod!

      • I caught the rerun, and on the second viewing I noticed she told the homeowners she would have liked to save the paneling but it was too old. Not sure what she meant by that, but it did have the classic look. (The accordion door was funny though, and made a lot of brown.)

        On another subject, back in August, 2013 I commented on the iPhone and Jobs’ house thread wondering why the iPad wasn’t the Golden ratio. (Sorry, I have a freaky good memory 🙂 You joked about asking Tim Cook or Woz why it wasn’t that shape. Oddly enough, I emailed Cook, and Tweeted Woz, but heard from neither. At that time the 11″ MacBook had a 16:9 ratio screen. Well the new 12″ MacBook announced a week or so ago has a 16:10 ratio screen – almost exactly the Golden Ratio. Haha! I know you read my email Tim!

        Best Lin!

  3. Hi Lin! I’m Hannah, Hometalk’s Community Manager. I LOVE your blog and wanted to reach out to you about featuring one of your project on Hometalk! Shoot me an email at hannah@hometalk.com when you have a chance! 🙂

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