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


Happy Spring!

I love Spring…spring cleaning, flowers popping up, brighter colors…it’s all so fresh and energizing. Here are some recently completed projects showcasing Spring colors in refreshing ways… Above: a client’s mudroom with cabinetry painted in a divine, mint green. Paint color is Benjamin Moore HC-144 Palladian Blue. Above: an office just for her, with feminine touches […]

Orange October

Happy Orange October!  With the Giants in the playoffs, Halloween rapidly approaching, and pumpkin patches popping up on corners around town, the people of San Francisco and surrounding areas are definitely in the spirit.  Baseball aside, we have some great ideas for incorporating the color of the month in your home. Orange is a very versatile […]

Spring fashion inspiration

With Spring on the horizon, I am looking to fashion for interiors inspiration.  A recurring theme in fashion this spring is strong and powerful femininity and I couldn’t help but relate this to the color forecasts we looked at recently.  On the softer side of feminine, one can draw inspiration from traditional lace, sheer elements, […]

Haute Dog 2014

Yesterday was the culmination of SF Design Week, a.k.a. Winter Market, at the San Francisco Design Center. It was an incredibly busy week filled with continuing education seminars (more on that later), new product previews, and the Haute Dog event last night for which Tobi and I walked the runway. Tobi’s coat was hand-crafted by […]

Getting ready for Haute Dog SF

Nothing like a Saturday sewing project to kick-off the weekend!  In preparation for Haute Dog SF on February 7, 2014, I am designing and crafting a coat for my dog, Tobi, made entirely out of fabrics from the San Francisco Design Center. Tobi will be sporting said coat on the runway at SFDC (this part […]

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 […]