Niche Interiors Journal

Follow along as we share our latest design obsessions, decorating tips, and local San Francisco finds.

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...

Bay Area Outdoor Living in Style

It’s not Indian Summer yet, but already the Bay Area has been enjoying some gorgeous weather. Designing your outdoor space is similar to creating your indoor space: Think about the activities you enjoy most and how best to create...

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...

San Francisco Bathroom Remodeling Guide

Our recently completed project in Sea Cliff was perfectly timed for this month’s newsletter. This beautiful home included a number of bathrooms that were in need of minor to major work. I am a believer in trying to salvage...

SF Interior Designer Tip: How to Shop for Vintage Furniture

The thrill of the hunt comes with shopping for vintage furniture, but it’s vital to keep in mind all of the practical considerations when purchasing a 40 to 50 year-old item. Read on as I walk you through my...

Green Interior Design Newsletter: Easy Home Tips

Are you interested in making your home more healthy for your family and the environment? Green building design focuses on 4 key components: Energy, Water, Indoor Air Quality, and Materials. Even if you aren’t remodeling or undergoing construction, here...

Bun in the Oven? Best Online Sources for Modern Babies

Many of my clients are welcoming babies into the world shortly…Exciting! As a result, I thought I would share some of my favorite online sources for modern and sustainable baby furniture and accessories for those who are expecting. Luckily,...

Bay Area Interior Design Newsletter: Holiday Home Guide

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are here already. Many people struggle with buying home gifts for family and friends due to their personal nature. As someone who loves receiving anything for the home, I can attest that...

Design icon of the week: Arne Jacobsen

“The fundamental factor is proportion…Proportion is precisely what makes the old Greek temples beautiful…And when we look at some of the most admired buildings of the Renaissance or the Baroque, we notice that they are all well-proportioned. That is...