Niche Interiors Journal

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

Earth Day: 3 Ways to Make a Difference

Happy Earth Day! As interior designers we’ve been given the opportunity to play our part in helping the environment. The furnishings, materials, and finishes that we source have far-reaching impacts on the health of the local and global environment...

Bring on the Color!

Our latest project, a bachelorette pad in One Rincon Hill, inspired us to share our tips for bringing color into your home – from daring, vibrant upholstery to accent pillows and flowers. Re-think the painted accent wall.  A grasscloth...

Flame Retardants: Going, Going, Gone?

After 39 years of living with toxic sofas, we finally have cause for celebration! The new 2013 update to the California TB 117 flammability law just went into effect last month. Furniture manufacturers are no longer required to add...

Best of Houzz: Customer Satisfaction & Design

We’re thrilled to win the Best of Houzz award for both Customer Satisfaction and Design for the third year in a row! As most of you already know, Houzz.com is a fantastic resource for finding and sharing inspiration photos...

New Digs: Design Within Reach

We had a fabulous time celebrating the new Design Within Reach showroom last week at their opening soiree!  The new 20,000 square foot showroom is in the heart of the San Francisco Design Center on the corner of Kansas...

Mixing Vintage in Your Modern Home

As regulars at San Francisco antique shops and local flea markets, we know that vintage furniture is a fantastic way to create one of a kind spaces. Naturally, we were thrilled when one of our clients expressed interest in...

Cohesive Color Palettes

Niche Interiors just completed another home in Pacific Heights – we celebrated with a long (but fun!) photo shoot. This home is the perfect example of how a cohesive color palette works; the rooms all speak to one another...

Product Highlight: Flos AIM Light

Flos is a luxury Italian Lighting company specializing in unique and iconic lighting. Since 1971 Flos has collaborated with renowned designers to create the most distinctive lighting designs, including collaborations with Philippe Starck, Patricia Urquiola, and Antonio Citterio. The...

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...