Phew. What a crazy weekend! After I got over my antics on Thursday night, I spent most of the weekend culling everything that wasn’t nailed down. We carried furniture up and down the stairs, we washed, we binned, we scrubbed, (we clipped ankles on sharp corners!!!), we bickered, we despaired. After the sheer amount of crap that we threw out over the weekend, it’s hard to believe that we arrived on British soil with just a suitcase and hope in our hearts. Our house is now an empty shell. I don’t even have a bedside table – do you know how many times I have leaned over to get a sip of water and nearly fallen flat on my face? Too many to count. The urge to snoop in other people’s well-put-together abodes has never been so strong! So without further ado, I give you a guest house for a weekend retreat in the Sonoma hills. Interior Designer Nicole Hollis has created a work of art! The house boasts all of my favourite things: warmth, character, soft neutral tones and a fireplace that made me weak at the knees!