One of the most common questions we’re asked as interior designers is “Where did you find that piece?” Oftentimes our response is “It’s custom”.What does “custom” really mean? It’s a process of designing a furniture piece tailored to the specific needs of a client, creating CAD drawings and working with local fabricators to refine details and proportions. Everything we design is made in San Francisco, supporting local craftsmen and the economy. Win, win!
A generous tufted banquette maximizes seating in the game room.
Our latest project in Noe Valley is the perfect opportunity to provide an inside peek at the process of designing custom furniture. From the space-saving console table in the entry to the tricked-out bar in the living room, this home is full of personalized and creative design solutions!
A cantilevered console table creates the illusion of space in the entry, while adding additional storage and a landing spot for sunglasses and keys.
A swanky bar cabinet with studded metal doors fills the niche adjacent to the fireplace. Our favorite feature: Hidden doors for easy access to liquor and glassware!
Looking for your own custom design solutions? Contact us today to see how we can help!
Finding the perfect art piece to complement the interiors of our clients’ homes is such a rewarding (and fun!) part of our job. We are extremely lucky to live in San Francisco, with a vibrant art scene full of diverse galleries, contemporary art fairs, and open studios. There are too many talented local artists and amazing galleries to list, so we’ll just skip right to our favorite sources, both for purchasing and for inspiration!
Dolby Chadwick Gallery is our first stop for large scale contemporary artwork from a range of international artists. You can see Lisa Dolby Chadwick’s refined mix of artists on display in their expansive, light-filled Union Square gallery at 210 Post Street, Suite 205.
The art consultants at Simon Breitbard Fine Arts have helped us find and commission countless pieces for our Bay Area clients over the years. They represent a variety of artists and mediums, including photography, sculpture and abstract work. Make an appointment to check out their new gallery at 843 Montgomery Street in Jackson Square to see a sampling of the artists they represent.
Founded by art collectors, the Minnesota Street Project offers affordable and economically sustainable spaces for art galleries in an effort to strengthen the contemporary arts community in San Francisco. You can visit ten permanent galleries and a number of rotating exhibits in their Dogpatch space at 1275 Minnesota Street.
The much anticipated, newly designed San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA) was well worth the three year wait! Peruse some of the most revered modern art collections in the new LEED certified building designed by architecture firm Snøhetta. The new expansion provides triple the exhibition space – which still houses favorites from the permanent collection alongside a trove of new works from the Fisher collection (such as the Chuck Close self portrait above). 151 Third Street, San Francisco.
The Niche team is celebrating big this month – our Telegraph Hill project was just featured in the May/June issue of Luxe magazine…and, it got the cover! We worked closely with the talented architecture team at Lundberg Design to ensure that the furnishings blended seamlessly with the modern design of this incredible home.
Taking cues from the steel and glass light well, we designed a walnut and lucite dining table that appears to float in the space. The formal living room has a restrained palette and a mix of sculptural, modern furniture and luxe fabrics including mohair and velvet.
A bolder, more playful color scheme in the family room references the bay views, with a modern sectional from B&B Italia and vintage Milo Baughman armchairs reupholstered in a snappy green velvet. The office features an oversized table that functions as a desk and a casual dining area. A big thank you to Luxe magazine for the feature! Pick up a copy at your local newsstand to see the full article.
We’re finally recovering from our whirlwind trip to High Point Market last month! With only three days and over 2,000 exhibitors to see, we left our heels at home and hit the ground running. It was a great opportunity to check out new products from our go-to furniture manufacturers and to discover some interesting new lines. Take a look at our favorite finds below!
Julian Chichester showroom. Available for purchase through Witford showroom in the SFDC
We loved the styling at Julian Chichester – so many fun, modern pieces and fabulous light fixtures.
Baker Mirror and Sling Chair by Kara Mann for Baker | Milling Road
Kara Mann’s new furniture collection for Milling Road was a show stopper! It was so refreshing to see some modern pieces with a little edge.
Kelly Wearstler for E.J. Victor
So much eye candy in the E.J. Victor showroom, which included Kelly Wearstler and Kate Spade’s new line. We especially love Kelly’s graphic wallpaper and Racetrack mirror.
Oly Studio showroom at High Point Market
The Jonathan lounge in mustard velvet and gold leaf mixes beautifully with Oly’s ethereal lighting and tailored upholstery.
Bolier Objets Sideboard
Bolier’s transitional casegoods are beautiful in person with excellent attention to detail and craftsmanship. Did we miss something? Share your favorites from HPMKT in the comments!
We’re excited to share our latest editorial feature in the April issue of Modern Luxury Interiors!
“Perched at the top of a hill on a beautiful block in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood, Alfred and Rebecca Lin’s home has some of the most desirable views an urban setting can afford.”
“Throughout, the design strikes a masculine and feminine balance – bold, metallic flourishes blended with modern, rectilinear pieces. The look changes from room to room, yet tells a cohesive story and truly captures the Lin’s day-to-day lifestyle and personal tastes. Mission accomplished!”
Read the full article here or pick up a copy at your neighborhood newsstand!
Spring has officially arrived! Satisfy your urge to redecorate by switching up your accessories – small changes can go a long way! Bring in pops of bright, happy colors such as coral and aqua with new accent pillows for your sofa or bed. Be sure to temper the color with plenty of white to keep the feeling light and fresh.
Give your bedside table, entry console, or coffee table new life with colorful vases and geometric brass accents. The Headlands concrete tray by Alice Tacheny is perfect for corralling rings, bracelets, and delicate necklaces.
We’re excited to share our latest press coverage on Rue Daily!
“Designing homes that “bring high-end design down to earth,” Niche Interiors consistently delivers work that doesn’t sacrifice style for comfort. Case in point? A recent project for a young couple moving back to San Francisco from New York City. The pair loved the prime Pacific Heights location and fantastic city views, but wanted to personalize the space and make it their own. Niche created a calm, airy space with a mix of traditional details, custom upholstery and statement lighting.” – Rue Magazine
Most importantly, our clients are thrilled with their new home! Testimonials like these make our job so rewarding:
“Jen and her team at Niche Interiors listened to our ideas, understood our style, and helped us transform our empty home in Pacific Heights into a beautiful and relaxing space. They were so easy to work with and went out of their way to make the process as simple as possible. We would highly recommend Niche Interiors for any project (and already have to several friends)!” – Homeowners
The Niche team is delighted to kick off 2016 in our beautiful new office in Potrero Hill!
When we first saw this space a few months ago it had seen better days, from the dingy carpet to the brown wall heaters, it was in need of some major design TLC. New wide plank oak floors and a fresh coat of white paint (Benjamin Moore White Dove for the win) and the space immediately felt bigger and brighter.
We furnished the space with a mix of retail, vintage, and custom pieces. Artwork from Minted mixes with flea market finds to create a gallery wall above IKEA Besta cabinets. Bookcases from CB2 house our library of design books and material samples.
A spiral staircase leads up to the conference room where we installed picture ledges to display over sized photos of our projects. The custom work table from San Francisco’s own Varian Designs (above right) is our favorite spot to gather and brainstorm.
Wishing you all a happy, healthy and creative 2016!
With the holidays right around the corner, we have entertaining on the brain. Our designers scoured the internet for the most stylish tabletop accessories for your next dinner party, with winning combinations curated for every style and mood. Now, all you have to worry about is the food. Bon appétit!