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


Shopping on Sacramento Street

I was out shopping for accessories for a client this week and was reminded of how much I love all the home shops on Sacramento Street in Laurel Heights/Pacific Heights in San Francisco.  If you live in the Bay Area, I highly recommend checking out the following… Bae for small furniture, accessories and artwork… Wynne […]


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 […]

Fascinating Furniture

As I was catching up on a summer issue of Elle Decor, I came across a fascinating furniture innovation…the ping pong dining table from James DeWulf. DeWulf’s table is made of concrete reinforced with lightweight carbon fiber and is suitable for outdoor entertaining in the way of dining, and of course, a regulation sized ping […]

Eichler home improvement

For those of you who are not familiar with Eichler Homes, Joseph Eichler was a real estate developer known for his residential subdivisions of Mid-Century modern tract housing in the Bay Area and Southern California.  My husband and I bought our own Eichler home in the Rancho San Miguel neighborhood of Walnut Creek in 2010, […]