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Inspiration at Gump’s

I stopped in Gump’s today for some furniture inspiration and found several pieces of interest that I wanted to share with my readers. I love the mix of warm white and rich wood on this parchment and wood cabinet.  It would be great as a media cabinet in a Den or Living Room or as […]

Wood routing artwork

I was in my doctor’s office yesterday and this beautiful artwork of the San Francisco skyline on walnut wood caught my eye.  After chatting with the receptionist about it, I found out it was created for them by Dave Marcoullier, a local arborist and landscape designer. I looked into Dave’s work and found some equally […]

Architecturally inspired furniture

I do a lot of work in San Francisco and since I live in the East Bay, the Bay Bridge and I have sort of a love-hate relationship.  Which is why I was excited to see the Truss chair by San Francisco furniture designer Meg O’Halloran, which was inspired by the steel reinforcements on the […]

Half Yearly Sale at H.D. Buttercup

What better way to start the new year than with new furniture?  And a good deal on new furniture is even better! H.D. Buttercup in San Francisco and Los Angeles are having their half yearly sale right now and I spotted some good finds for 20-70% off. You can never have enough good lighting… I […]