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


Color palette inspiration

Sourcing fabrics and compiling color palettes is one of my favorite tasks as an Interior Designer, so I thought I would share some recent fabric inspiration with you.In recent showroom trips and vendor meetings, I’m finding that I can’t get enough color right now.  Maybe it’s just a summer fling, but I absolutely adore these […]

San Francisco Apartment Revealed

It’s been a dizzying few months, but at long last, I have some exciting new project work to share with my readers…   After a year-long journey to transform this apartment in the charming Russian Hill neighborhood, I am pleased to share the end result…a much lighter, brighter space complete with custom furniture that showcases […]

An update on color trends

Every year, I try to attend at least one color forecasting seminar in the fall and then refer back to it throughout the year to see where my projects are stacking up.  Recently I have been noticing a trend towards lighter, fresher colors, which is similar to Benjamin Moore’s forecast for 2013: “The palette is […]


If you start to groan when you hear the word geometry, never fear, I won’t be talking congruent triangles any time soon.  When I think of geometry, I think of shapes and pattern in textiles, carpets, wallpaper, etc.  So let’s explore some examples of geometric patterns for interiors that feel fresh and fun… Maybe you […]

Is it Spring already?

As I am stuck inside grading concept design boards for the interior design class I teach at Academy of Art, I can’t help but stare out the window at this bright blue sky and think towards Spring. Cue to Osborne & Little’s Spring 2013 collection.  For a bold Spring look, I love the Ionia indoor/outdoor […]

Fabric preview

I recently had the pleasure of viewing the latest collection of fabric from Chivasso, a Netherlands-based fabric mill.   I love their wide width sheers (perfect for drapery and bedding), beautiful linens and silky velvets. Love these linens and blue velvets for pillows… Nothing compares to a custom pillow made from a gorgeous fabric!