Niche Interiors Journal

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

The Reclaimed Wood Process

We are excited to share a guest post from Viridian Reclaimed Wood – a reclaimed wood flooring, paneling and furniture salvaging company based and operated in Portland, Oregon. Reclaimed wood is hot in the green building industry and more...

Made in San Francisco: Non-toxic Upholstery

We designed a number of custom, eco-friendly upholstered items for our Virginia project that turned out beautifully. It’s inspired me to continue our mission of creating non-toxic, flame retardant-free sofas and armchairs. In 1975, California implemented Technical Bulletin 117...

New in Town: The Future Perfect

We were excited to finally stop by The Future Perfect‘s first West Coast showroom – an offshoot of their Brooklyn and Manhattan locations. The Pacific Heights showroom (3085 Sacramento Street) opened in March and showcases an eclectic collection of...

San Francisco Decorator Showcase Teaser

Lynn and I finally took a quick break from working on client projects to check out the Decorator Showcase house in Pacific Heights. Turns out this year’s house is a block away from one of our favorite clients! We...

The Art of Layering Patterns

Are you stumped by how to combine patterns with panache? The trick is to mix prints that feel harmonious but not matchy. Read on for our top two tips! Cohesive color palette. One of the easiest ways to effortlessly...

Sustainable Countertops

Selecting a kitchen countertop material can be a daunting task – even for professionals! Check out three of our favorite sustainable and durable options that are sure to give your kitchen a fresh, updated look. Quartz Countertops Quartz is...

What is “Eco-friendly” Interior Design?

Most people have heard the term “eco-friendly” or “green” interior design. But, not everyone understands exactly what it means. That’s why we created a brand new page on our website devoted just to this topic. Green or eco-friendly interior design...

San Francisco Interior Designer Picks

Want to take a peek at our source list? Now is your chance! Check out a few of our favorite San Francisco sources for the most crucial design elements that go into creating a stylish and unique home. Enjoy!...

San Francisco Design Icon: Orlando Diaz-Azcuy

It’s always a treat to support our fellow designers at the annual California Home + Design Awards. This year’s gala was particularly memorable as Orlando Diaz-Azcuy was honored as Design Icon of the Year. Orlando Diaz-Azcuy gained substantial experience as...

Family-Friendly Interior Design Tips

Niche Interiors kicked off 2013 by wrapping up two fabulous family-friendly homes in San Francisco and San Anselmo. We welcome the challenge of creating practical, functional AND stylish homes. Start with the basics below and you’ll be well on...