ONCE UPON A TIME…

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Once upon a time, Madeline married Louis.  They lived happily ever after.

I just had this Louis XVI chair (once of my favorite styles) reupholstered in this incredible Madeline Weinrib ikat; what a stunning combination! I had envisioned this piece to keep all to myself for my office, but we are currently working with a client on her living room, and she fell in love with it. It will look just as beautiful in its new home paired with a black lacquered French writing desk; I’ll share pictures of that project once it’s complete!

ROMAN SHADES

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Check out these custom roman shades we just put in a client’s master bedroom! This color combination of white and midnight blue (almost black) detailing is timeless! We paired the geometric border on these to mirror the detail on their bedding.  It really dresses up a simple classic white linen roman shade.

 

HOLIDAY STYLING

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This is a behind the scenes shot from a fun holiday photo shoot we recently did at MacRostie Winery. I shared a snap of the project with you a few months back right before their Grand Opening. You can check out more shots of this project on our newly updated website. This most recent shoot will be featured in their holiday advertising campaigns. If you head to Healdsburg make sure to check out MacRostie and the gorgeous interiors (wink wink) and – most importantly – the exceptional selection of wines.

TABLES

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Look at this adorable pair of custom Parson’s tables we had made for a client’s children’s play room! We had the Quadrille fabric laminated before the fabric was applied to cover the tables, so it can hold up the spills and scratches expected with daily use from the kids. The tables will be right at home next to a navy sofa and fun blue and red throw pillows. I’m jealous of how stylish that play room is turning out!

BATHROOM PROJECT

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Here is a sneak peak from a photo shoot we recently completed; more photos will be on the website soon! This guest bath was one of our favorite spaces in this client’s project. We mixed three colors of Heath tiles for the patterned floor. We also designed the custom vanity with brass accents to give it a classic campaign style. Classic marble countertops and white subway tile for the shower are timeless which do not distract from those two main design features.

TILE LAYOUT

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This otherwise simple, white herringbone backsplash- for a kitchen got a vibrant jolt when a random blend of orange tiles was interspersed. We have been sketching it out to get just the right ratio and placement of the orange tiles. This might be one of my favorite tile layouts to date!

PHOTO SHOOT

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Wesley falling asleep on the job seems to be a reoccurring pattern.  Actually, he was just taking a quick cat nap between takes on his debut – a photo shoot for a local magazine that I am excited to share in the next months. Wesley managed to make it in almost every shot.  A ham for the camera!

CONSTRUCTION

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This is the current state of the living room for a new project in Cole Valley. While the whole home is undergoing a gut-renovation, we are in the preliminary phases of pulling furniture, rugs, and accessories. The overall look will be very minimal and modern with vintage and Asian influences. We are utilizing many vintage finds in the design, including 3 sets of chairs I found at a flea market in Paris and had to ship back to the U.S. because I knew they would be perfect for this project. I can’t wait to share the progress and finished space; we are hoping for a move-in around the first of the year!

PICKING A RUG

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If you are following along, the last post shared some fabrics that I was using in a current project.  I mentioned that I like to start with the area rug first.  Wesley decided to help me the other day with my selections for another project.  To him, it is a game of eeny-meeny-miny-moe – and then he fell asleep on the job!  This is what you get by paying someone in dog treats.   For this project, we were looking to make more of a graphic statement with the area rug.  Lots of fun options!

LIVING ROOM

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I am often asked where I start when designing a space.  For me, I start from the ground up.  For this living room project, I first selected this vintage blue and white area rug and then started to pull colors and textures for the furniture items.  I love a balance of colors and textures in a space.  For this room, we are using mohair, leather, linen, velvet and leather.  One of my favorite perhaps unexpected accents is the touch of lavender.   I can’t wait to see this space come together!

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