I don't often do accents behind cooktops. But this time, the mirror-finish induction cooktop and smooth slab counters got a pop of texture with mirrored accent tiles. And not to worry..! The facets are on the back of the glass leaving the face smooth. A quick spritz and wipe with your favorite glass cleaner and marinara sauce is gone!
A classic table from one store and luxe upholstered chairs from another are striking just the right note for our young, new client furnishing her first apartment. When shopping for a new look or space, mix it up! Purchasing a matching set of furniture can feel a little "one-note" rather than curated. Ask if items you love on the floor come in other sizes. This table comes as a dining table, too! Perfect for our project!
Say it like Oprah… We have stucco!!!
Remember when I said color was coming back..? Well check this out! Recently, at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase House, attendees were treated to a striking combination of color. The palettes are daring, rich, and unabashed! The glossy blue room accented with gold reminds me of a nautical uniform. Hot pink is every girl’s favorite color at some point in time. And black was the perfect backdrop for this paper mache ball gown that paid homage to the house’s original time and cultural setting. How fun is that?!
Hmmm... Looks suspiciously like May. But, did you know exterior stucco work can't begin until after interior sheetrock is installed? So, while scaffold is ready to go outside, walls are finishing up inside. Looking forward to July!
Here's a peek-a-boo shot of our client's Powder Rm - kind of an "everything-old-is-new-again!" Check out the laser etched filament in the LED pendant fixture. And the inside-out Rococo mirror frame! All backed by a grand scale wallpaper that'll get the guests whispering!
Before we plot our paint colors for the contractor, now’s the perfect time to confirm our selections and placement.
No pastels for this little one! Rather we’re already outfitting his first apartment! A comfy reclining leather chair and ottoman is easy to wipe up spills – at any age, original artwork is both whimsy and striking, and storage side table keeps baby bottles and cloths close by, stores toys later on, and blanket throws for the sofa after that! Design with longevity in mind!
A fun surprise at the end of my day! All my favorite colors are in the train of this peacock and he’s got me thinking of daring color combinations for a Library space. Can you imagine?!
Scaffold for stucco work is in place and courtyard walls are built!
Hardscape and landscape is nearing completion for our clients’ bespoke home in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. Mature landscape instantly makes a home feel as if it’s always been there.
It’s all in the details. ‘Nuff said. Ha!
Now this is fun! Last fall we shared a blog post of Color, Pattern and Texture. And, drumroll please… here it is! Drape panels of whimsy in the Billiards Room! And a five-foot long ottoman atop the colorful 9x12 area rug! Perfect for waiting your turn, trays of snacks, or grand-kids sitting toboggan style for pictures! This is a party home for our party clients!
Slate roof tiles and apple blossoms! A nice combination.
Effortless elegance is what I call this one! One of my most favorite Master Bedroom projects for our clients who are casual, yet refined. I love the juxtaposition of icy blue velvet drapes against the nubby linen headboard. Custom embroidered pillows in a stylized floral motif are elegant, but not too sweet. And the drink tray that pulls out from the nightstand adds that extra touch of convenience. And who doesn’t love a pull-chain table lamp?!
Roses, the color of papaya, sit nicely against soft ivory marble, pewter gray metal and faded mossy green cabinetry. Fresh flowers, my all-time favorite accent, are a daring way to play with unexpected color combinations.
Board and Batten siding has begun, and roofing tiles are ready to go!
Today we’re marking exterior sconce locations. Gotta love job-sites in the spring time.
Views from our client’s abode are endless! So as not to compete, we finished custom cabinetry in a tinted stain to blend into the walls. Set large-scale porcelain tiles on the floor to handle the grit. And placed the stove atop polished Black Marinacci slabs. The perfect spot to scratch the dog and enjoy that hearty cup of coffee!
Long gone are days of one large art piece placed too high on a wall! For our budding-artist of a client, we marched his family portraits down the Dining Room wall. It’s as if the subject matters are talking about the souffle!