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    Full-Service Interior Design vs. Designer on Demand: What’s the Difference?

    May 17, 2024
    Ever dream of having an interior designer on speed dial? Maybe you have a specific question or a smaller project in mind, or you’re hesitant to hand over complete creative control. That’s exactly w…

    5 Genius Tips for Maximizing Your Small San Francisco Home

    May 3, 2024
    In vibrant urban environments like San Francisco, designing small spaces is practically an art form. Every square inch matters. Thankfully, I thrive on a good design challenge. Awkward spaces, limi…

    An Interior Designer’s Secrets to Enjoy Every Room in Your Home

    April 19, 2024
    Let’s address the elephant in the room, shall we? Yup, I’m talking about those pristine teacups gathering dust, the fancy linen napkins hiding in a drawer, and those embroidered hand towels reserve…

    Translating Your Pinterest Vision into Reality (The Designer Way)

    April 5, 2024
    Staring longingly at your Pinterest boards and dreaming of a home that reflects your favorite images? You’re not alone. But before you grab a million paint swatches and attempt it on your own, it’s…

    An Interior Designer’s Insights: Avoid These 7 Mistakes When Buying Your Next Home

    March 15, 2024
    When I purchased my first Victorian in San Francisco, I fell in love with the charm. What I failed to consider? It would be too small once we decided to have a child. Most people would agree that b…

    Why I Had Custom Sofas Made for My House (TLDR: Retail Sofas Suck)

    March 1, 2024
    One of the hazards of being an interior designer is that you see the very best of everything. Early in my career, this champagne taste on a beer budget was not good for my finances. Even during my …

    An Evolution of Style as a San Francisco Interior Designer

    February 16, 2024
    Since beginning my journey as an interior designer in the Bay Area over 20 years ago, my style has naturally evolved. While there are some design choices I definitely wouldn’t make again, I l…

    Architect vs. Interior Designer: Who to Hire for Your Bay Area Home Renovation

    February 2, 2024
    While planning a home renovation, there is one question that inevitably takes center stage: Is it necessary to hire both an architect and interior designer? It’s one of those frequent asks during o…

    Managing Expectations: When the ‘Big Reveal’ Isn’t Feasible in Interior Design

    January 19, 2024
    I love a big reveal as much as the next designer. But let’s be real, this isn’t HGTV. Life has a way of throwing curveballs. Sometimes, a 95% finished home is the practical choice — especially when…

    The Hard Truth about Getting Clutter-Free (and Designer-Approved Tips to Stay Organized)

    January 5, 2024
    Ahhh… the dream of Pinterest-perfect pantries, spotless countertops, and playrooms straight out of a magazine. The reality? Clutter is a never-ending battle. Yup, even for designers (we have kids, …

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