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Highlights of Mexican craftsmanship

I am always on the hunt for new products and innovations – especially in furniture, lighting and accessories. Recently a few Mexican artists have caught my eye and I wanted to share some of these fabulous products. Ania Wolowska of ITZ out of Bacalar, Mexico produces furniture with a modern, European sensibility, combined with local […]

Pre-Spring Cleaning

Tidy living spaces seem to make life just a little bit easier, wouldn’t you agree?  Life can get chaotic as the year progresses (think end of school, summer vacations, holidays, etc.), which makes this the perfect time to tidy up and declutter your home.  Keep these tips in mind while reorganizing any space in your […]

New DMID Office

We are very excited to announce that we have moved to a new office, right in the heart of the San Francisco Design Center!  We are now located in the Showplace building at SFDC.  Though we will miss our friends and neighbors in South Park, we are thrilled to be closer to our favorite showrooms […]

Marsala Madness

The Pantone 2015 Color of the Year is no.18-1438, Marsala.  It is a sophisticated, deep, earthy red reminiscent of hearty wines.  This versatile hue can be used in a number of different applications, from fashion to food to interior design.  Take a peak at our Marsala inspiration board and home accessory/décor shopping guide! Numbered Items: […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]