Author: wpadmin

The scenery surrounding this Napa home is so pastoral, that our goal here is to integrate the outdoors with the indoors. We do this by choosing an earthy palette similar to nature so that we enter the space without becoming distracted by elements in...

It is not a secret that I have been using unique metallic finishes in my designs for years. It is a great way to add drama and richness to many rooms. And yes, this kind of painting is absolutely an art in itself!...

Right now there is a wonderful installation at Johansson Projects in Oakland. I love this show, particularly since it shows us how the worlds of art and design can work together. Ramos is a very young artist who uses color, shape, found materials, and...

Don't be afraid to use color in your design, especially in accent pieces! Here is a great example where I used a bright orange wall sculpture to literally pop off the wall. This design is in an foyer where the wall is painted a gorgeous bronze...

This wallpaper design is stunning, and I have a wonderful story about the space. Several years ago I spotted this framed art piece in a Paris flea market and the dealer said it was French Wallpaper. Fast forward several years, and I became inspired to use...

I could write forever about the artist Joan Brown. Born and raised in San Francisco, she experienced  a difficult childhood which is reflected in her art. Married four times, the artist met an early death while installing her work in India. Brown is well known for being...

Just look at the wonderful dances these patterns are doing in this design!  What unifies these beautiful furnishings and rug is the indigo palette that provides a moody and dreamy quality to any  space. Since the scale of furnishings is small,  this design works well in...

Bzippy, aka Bari Zipperstein, who works in Glassel Park California, is an amazing ceramics designer. Bari is influenced by Brutalist /Cold War architecture, Finnish patterns, and the California desert. Some of her pots are geometrically shaped and very massive. They have great presence...

Talk about dreaminess and ethereal atmosphere in a room! This is a guest room that I designed in a 40's cottage style home in the Berkeley Hills. The room architecturally had loads of symmetry, so my goal was to add drama, height, as...

So here we have a fabulous platform on which to build your design. Often in the interior design world we start with an interesting rug, and base our other choices on that. This beauty cries out for warm and rich neutral colors. ...

When I walked by this painting at the Fog Art and Design Fair, I stopped dead in my tracks. It was almost too much to take in, which great art always asks of the viewer. The paint is so skillfully and sensually applied to the...

This amazing artist, Michael Armitage, depicts social events in contemporary Kenya. Armitage deals with these issues using a dreamlike style that I imagine resembles the landscape of East Africa. I love the bold and beautiful colors of these brave yet vulnerable figures. I also...

So here is an interior design showcase for my love of the found, vintage, or uncommon object, curated with contemporary ceramics. What they have in common is great color and the element of shape. Similarly, I choose a classically designed round oak dining table and pair...

Yes, here is the perfect wallpaper to wake up to! What do you do with a smaller space that you would like to disappear? The answer is to enhance this recessed area by choosing a stunning vintage wallpaper that adds graphic detail and pizzazz to...

I absolutely adore this little contemporary vignette. It has all the elements of interior design that are important and necessary. Look at how that pink chair pops — color trumps all the other elements. Texture and pattern are graphic components that truly draw the eye...