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Let there be light

The other evening we had the pleasure of attending the Porta Romana opening at our local Kneedler-Fauchere showroom and wanted to share some of the pretty offerings from their lighting line. I love the detailing of the chic, latticed gold collar and how beautifully it pairs with the bubbled milk glass on their Pearldrop lamp… […]

DIFFA’s Forge & Gather Pendants

At DIFFA‘s (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) cocktail reception last Thursday evening, I came across these stunning blown glass pendants up for auction.  They were a collaborative effort of ASD/Public Glass/Hathaway Dinwiddie/16500/Forge & Gather.  The organic shapes of the blown glass harnessed within an industrial metal frame were certainly eye catching and my favorite auction […]

SF Decorator Showcase House

Last Friday we visited the 2014 San Francisco Decorator Showcase House for a (second) peek at how local designers transformed and reimagined different spaces within the 9,000 square-foot Presidio Heights mansion built in 1907. There were a couple spaces that really stood out, beginning with first impressions – The Entry.  The space, designed by Jonathan […]

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 […]

Rejuvenation!

I have long been a fan of Rejuvenation, an authentic period hardware and lighting company, but up until this year, I was resigned to browsing their printed catalog.  Well, as luck would have it, Rejuvenation opened a brick and mortar on Fourth Street in Berkeley this summer and I finally had an opportunity to visit […]

Chandeliers

A great chandelier is the equivalent of jewelry for your home.  It can take a ceiling from drab to fab and put just the right finishing touch in a room.  There are a lot of options out there, so I’ll just highlight a few chandeliers that I’m loving right now. Alison Berger is one of […]