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


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 […]

Glamorous gray

Happy Friday design enthusiasts!  I am so flattered to have one of my projects featured on a fellow blogger’s post, “Gray can be glam too!”  The mirrored dining buffet featured below is actually a custom wine storage piece that we had made for our wine lover client.  Space is almost always at a premium in […]

Summer Fun in Freesia

It has been toasty warm in the Bay Area this past week…both in the city, where my office is, and in the East Bay, where I live.  Hot days always make me think of warm colors like this palette of beautiful sunny yellows inspired by the Pantone color “Freesia”, which was declared one of the […]

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Independence Day!  The 4th of July is the perfect time for family fun, warm weather, spending time outside, and of course, throwing parties!  In honor of tomorrow’s holiday, I wanted to share some fun decorating and serving ideas to make your 4th parties really sparkle. I love this serving table setup, complete with pleated paper […]

Santa Fe Contemporary Art Scene

On my trip to New Mexico last weekend, I took a stroll down to Canyon Road, “The Art and Crafts Road” in Santa Fe.  Canyon Road features over 100 galleries showcasing art ranging from Native American works of the past to contemporary works of today.  While I was there, I visited a number of galleries, gathering […]

The Kite Chair

My husband and I went to Berkeley over the weekend to begin scouting out furniture for our Eichler home that is currently under renovations.  What started out as “let’s just look at some options”, turned into, “we love it, let’s buy it”.  Oops!  I’m very excited to share our first purchase, the Kite chair designed […]