Archive for the ‘Designer Rooms’ Category

Little Black Dress — Dressing Room and Bath

Little Black Dress — Dressing Room and Bath Small spaces in our homes are often treated like afterthoughts. Not so for this dressing room and bath worthy of an up-and-coming fashionista. These were favorites of the spaces we saw at this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase. Photographs by David Duncan Livingston We loved how the designers—George Brazil and Cecilia Sagrera of SagreraBrazilDesign—brought light and a soft, fresh color scheme into the space. And […] Read more »

Candice Olson in Person — Her Take on Kids Room Design…

Candice Olson in Person — Her Take on Kids Room Design… …Her Wallpapers, Divine Design & The Future   by Sherri Blum This week, our Nursery and Kids Room Design Expert and Contributor—Sherri Blum—got to meet someone she really looks up to (literally and figuratively). She shares her visit with us.   I had the distinctive honor of meeting the one and only Candice Olson of Divine Design this week! I can’t even begin to express […] Read more »

Designer Nursery for Baby 1, 2, 3

Designer Nursery for Baby 1, 2, 3 Parents of triplets can use any shred of tranquility they can get their diaper-strapping, baby-bouncing hands on. What if the nursery could be designed to relax? That’s what Stephanie Marsh Fillbrandt and her team at Marsh & Clark Design accomplished with their Nursery Design for Triplets, at this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase. Photographs by Elisabeth Fall The subdued color palette isn’t what you typically […] Read more »

Pixelated Pop in a Classic Bath

Pixelated Pop in a Classic Bath This bathroom could turn me into a morning person – the graphic and sunny space that De Meza + Architecture + Interiors designers Gregg De Meza, Jennifer Gustafson and Michelle Nelson created for this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase. The fresh colors and crisp cabinetry enticed. But it was the dance of a black-and-white pixelated mosaic that drew us in like fish to a sparkly […] Read more »

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2010

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2010 Its spring in the City and time again for The San Francisco Decorator Showcase, a benefit for the financial aid program at San Francisco University High School. You’ll come away with a mansion full of inspiration when you visit this year’s 8,368 square foot Pacific Heights home, open through the end of May. Photographs by Cathy Lambert. 40 of the Bay Area’s top designers have […] Read more »

Designers Earth-Friendly Share-a-Thon

Designers Earth-Friendly Share-a-Thon In addition to passionate design hobbyists, incredibly talented design and home professionals follow This includes many interior designers, architects, set designers, contractors, home stagers — the list goes on. And I know from visiting, talking and tweeting with you all, that a major focus in the Trade right now is making choices that are better for this Earth. You use greener materials, finishes and […] Read more »

The Great Lady Decorators — Books

The Great Lady Decorators — Books What’s best about producing The friendships I’ve made with creative, colorful people, and the motivation we share on a daily basis. Some of the people I’ve become closest to are “designing women.” Not those from that comfy old TV show (RIP Dixie Carter), but real, design and decorating professionals who do incredible work; and talented DIY’ers that turn their homes into striking expressions of […] Read more »

Nursery Flooring Ideas

Nursery Flooring Ideas Choices for Your Baby’s Room by Sherri Blum Today I am thrilled to welcome our Nursery and Kids Room Design Expert and Contributor, Sherri Blum. A pioneer specialist for children’s-room interior design, Sherri’s designs for celebrities, and for the baby next door. — Expectant parents are very enthusiastic about decorating their baby’s nursery. They’re busily preparing a warm, beautiful, and safe little haven for […] Read more »

Powder Room Design Take Two

Powder Room Design Take Two Here’s a real, live, high-end design for less. We got fantastic feedback on the story about Marsh & Clark’s elegant and contemporary powder room design for the 2009 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. I was thrilled when Stephanie Marsh Fillbrandt wrote me about another version of the room they recently completed. Here’s the new room: Photographs by Elisabeth Fall As you’ll recall, the original room featured […] Read more »

How to Make a Living Room Slob Proof

How to Make a Living Room Slob Proof When interior designer Debbie Wiener makes over a room, her goal is twofold: 1) To create a beautiful environment that people are pleased to be in and 2) To “Slobproof” it. Debbie coined the term Slobproof to describe her philosophy of designing with families and pets in mind. Here’s a living room that Debbie recently decorated. The room before was bland and lacked the warmth […] Read more »

A Cook’s California Kitchen

A Cook’s California Kitchen Renovation of a 1940’s Kitchen What happens when you’re born to cook, but your kitchen isn’t? That was the case for the woman who hangs her apron in this beautiful Southern California, Spanish Colonial Revival home. The existing kitchen had vintage 40’s charm—but its style was not in keeping with the home’s architecture or with its rich color palette. And it was far from convenient […] Read more »

Make Your Warm, Neutral Space Pop with Color

Make Your Warm, Neutral Space Pop with Color Color is powerful. Even if you prefer your rooms anchored in neutral tones, you can achieve an enormous impact with colorful accessories. Bath After See what Dallas Designer Cristie Schlosser, ASID, did with this kitchen and bath renovation. First, check out the Before and Afters of the striking transformation. Bath Before Kitchen Before In the resulting contemporary spaces, Cristie used neutral-toned finishes, accented with pops […] Read more »

Making Contemporary Art Work

Making Contemporary Art Work by Cristie Schlosser Today we are treated with a Guest Post by designer Cristie Schlosser, ASID of Dallas, Texas. — Color catches the eye and moves you visually through space. It’s a great accent and can be used with neutrals to make a splash. There are several ways to introduce color; one of these is with artwork and saturated colors used in unexpected areas. My […] Read more »

An Elegant-Natural Dining Room

An Elegant-Natural Dining Room Designer Nancy Van Natta brought a room in the sky back down to earth. Van Natta’s dining room for the Icons of Design at San Francisco’s Millennium Tower is an aerie saturated in comfort. Other rooms in the space have jaw-dropping views of the San Francisco Bay and surrounding city, but this room is different. “I wanted it to be an intimate and cozy nest […] Read more »

Bungalow Built-Ins

Bungalow Built-Ins Built-in cabinetry can add storage and charm to a space. Case in point? This San Francisco bungalow dining room. Before “The clients wanted a space to store their large collection of books, collections from travels, linens, and personal photographs,” said designer Jennifer Jones. After “The room is a generous size for a dining area (compared to the rest of the house) so it made sense […] Read more »

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