“Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.” - Joe Sparano


Happy holidays!

I am a bit belated in my holiday post, which I had hoped to get out well before Christmas.  Better late than never, right?! Given that it is the season of giving, I figured what better way to provide inspiration than to share a holiday idea from Denise Maloney Interior Design’s December charity involvement.  This fall, […]

Fashion Inspiration

As designers we are always waiting for the next big thing to catch our eye. However, there will always be that one mug, one blanket and that one dress that we will use over and over again because it’s just so warm and cozy. This week I am being nostalgic with my nautical roots and […]

Saturday at the SF Fall Antiques Show

Saturday was a gorgeous day in San Francisco…except I spent most of it inside, enraptured with antiques at the SF Fall Antiques Show at Fort Mason.  Upon entry, I was greeted by the fabulous, Art Deco inspired deconstructed Urns designed by Andrew Skurman. After a brief tour of all the vendors, I circled back to […]

First impressions

“You never get a second chance to make a good first impression” — Will Rogers What does your home’s first impression say about you?  Today I am exploring entries that inspire… Love this Red Gum Floating Console by Wud Furniture Design.  Perfect for tight spaces!  Speaking of small spaces, the custom designed console, below, by […]

Pillows and throws and rugs, oh my!

Given the numerous trade sources at my fingertips, it’s not too often that I get really excited about retail items, but I recently came across some new pillows from Williams Sonoma Home that I fell in love with. This woven leather hide pillow from Williams Sonoma is so unique…I can’t wait to update my living […]

Lighting 101

Living in California, we have an abundance of fresh, local food and great wine, so lingering around the dining table is a frequent occurrence in many households.  Last week we looked at some  fabulous dining tables and this week our eye is moving up a bit to eye-catching chandeliers. Looking for inspiration, the above art […]

Tables I’m loving right now

Sourcing furniture and staying on top of new products is one of the best parts of my job.  A great table, whether a dining table or side table, can make a room, which is why I thought I’d share a few tables that I’m drooling over… The Tobi-Ishi table, designed by Edward Barber and Jay […]

“My new favorite place”

My home away from home, our office in South Park, made the news today!  In SFGate’s feature on “Structures with Style”, South Park came in 3rd for architectural interests to see beyond the famed basics. I’ve been working in SOMA since 2004 and in/around South Park since 2007 and have seen it grow and change […]

Happy 4th!!!

I was born in the Midwest and some of my most vivid memories of 4th of July are shooting fireworks over the lake and colonial homes with wraparound porches decorated with bunting.  I saw this idea for DIY fabric bunting and thought this would be a great way to use up excess fabric you may […]

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