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What’s HOT and what’s NOT

I recently attended a great panel on what’s HOT and what’s NOT in interior design. Although I tend to shy away from trends and stick to timeless, classic design, I often have clients asking me about the longevity of certain styles. Here are my takeaways on what’s here to stay and what’s fleeting… White Kitchens […]

SF Spotlight: Park Tavern

The North Beach neighborhood is full of old San Franciscan charm, and home to an infinite number of cafes, shops, and galleries.  Across from Washington Square sits the rustic yet very sophisticated Park Tavern, where great design and food meet. Photo from Park Tavern Upon entering the restaurant, you’re greeted by their logo tile mosaic […]

Stone 101

Part of my role as a nationally certified interior designer is to keep up with industry codes and trends, as well as knowing how to properly specify products/materials.  Some of this was learned in design school and much of it comes from work experience and continuing education via seminars and trainings. Last night I was […]

Under foot

One of the most important aspects of designing a room is what’s under foot…whether it be tile, wood, carpet, an area rug…or a combination.  One of the first things I look at when starting a project is the area rug as it sets the tone for the whole design and color palette of a room. […]