Category: Decorating Tips

Bedrooms that Grow with Your Kids

We LOVE designing rooms for our youngest clients, but it’s not as easy as you think. Not only do you need to design a room for your child’s current needs and age, but also for the inevitable progression of...

Happy 4 Year Anniversary to Us!

June marks Niche Interiors’ 4th year in business – we’ve enjoyed these fun-filled, challenging, and fantastic years! A big thank you to all of our amazing clients and hard working contractors. To celebrate our anniversary, we wanted to share...

Top Design Trends for 2011

There is no denying that traditional shapes and textiles are coming back: Nailheads, curves, and tufting. Perfect for mixing with tailored contemporary pieces. Sustainable products are still on the rise – I’m hoping that more manufacturers will hop on...

Five Decorating Blunders to Avoid

As a San Francisco interior designer, I have seen many spaces in need of a little help. Some projects are more complicated than others, but the following issues seem to pop up over and over again. These are relatively...

Upholstery 101: Selecting the Right Fabric

If you’ve purchased a sofa recently, you are well aware of the overwhelming fabric options that are available.  Here is a run down of the most common fabrics and the best ways to use them. Cotton. I’m a sucker...

Quick Fix Decorating: 5 Easy Things to do in a Day

It’s summer and the guests are starting to roll in! Whether it’s your in-laws from out of town, or just friends coming over for a barbeque – this is the time of year when you want to relax and...

Custom Furniture Design: When to Splurge

If you live in San Francisco you are well aware of our tight spaces and awkward floor plans. Sometimes you just need an inspired solution to your design dilemma. When this is the case designers often turn to custom...

San Francisco Color Consultant: Tips for Choosing Interior Paint

Selecting interior paint colors is an overwhelming and stressful event for many homeowners. This one area of decorating seems to give grief more than any other. After giving it some thought I narrowed it down to 3 main reasons...

Bay Area Interior Design Newsletter: Principles of Design

SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL ROOMS. Do you ever look at a room in a design magazine and immediately love it but don’t know why? A big part of my job is figuring out what my clients are drawn to. Beneath...

The Challenge of Built-ins

Trying to design a piece of built-in furniture to blend seamlessly into the existing architecture of a space is not an easy feat. Luckily, I have a very talented woodworker who just installed these built-in bookcases and window seat...