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These four walls: Sarah and Danny’s house tour

These four walls: Sarah and Danny’s house tour

Posted by on Nov 13, 2009 in Between these four walls: house tours, Decorating, Design, Houses, San Francisco Design | 8 comments

It’s been a while since the first post in my house tour series, so it’s high time for another one. If you recall, my goal with this series was to show how real people live stylishly, and how different homes can really show the personalities of their owners. The home we’re touring today is no exception. We’re visiting Sarah and...

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Picture window

Picture window

Posted by on Aug 15, 2009 in Decorating, Design, Houses, San Francisco Design | 0 comments

It looks like it’s going to be a lovely sunny day in San Francisco (is the August fog over??). So we’re going to try and get out and about to the park, the beach maybe. In making our plans, I was reminded of this lovely photo, spotted on Flickr a while back, of a window in the Marina District. The Marina, with its views of the Bay, beach and...

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These four walls: house tour

These four walls: house tour

Posted by on Aug 6, 2009 in Between these four walls: house tours, San Francisco Design | 15 comments

Since I started blogging, I’ve gained an appreciation for the importance of personal style in interior design. Even the most flawlessly-executed design is incomplete without the owner’s unique mark. There has to be a sense of history, a character, a feeling that life is lived within those four walls. So today I’m starting a new series that...

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Inside the SF Decorator Showcase

Inside the SF Decorator Showcase

Posted by on May 9, 2009 in Decorating, Design, Houses, Inspiration, San Francisco Design | 0 comments

I’ve just come back from the 2009 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. It’s in a stunning four-storey mansion on Pacific Avenue. Since I used to live on the same street (several blocks away, in a far less posh area, I might add!) I’ve passed the house many times and often wanted to look inside. It certainly lived up to expectations. The house...

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San Francisco’s architectural gems

San Francisco’s architectural gems

Posted by on Apr 27, 2009 in Design, San Francisco Design | 0 comments

I read on Apartment Therapy today that San Francisco is hosting the National Convention of the American Institute of Architects this month. As a result, Architectural Record magazine has created a video series with local architects talking about their favorite buildings in the city. Check it out here. What surprised me was that I had never even noticed some...

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Defining San Francisco’s design style

Defining San Francisco’s design style

Posted by on Apr 12, 2009 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration, San Francisco Design, Shopping, Uncategorized | 0 comments

San Francisco is one of the most distinctive cities in the world, architecturally speaking. And I don’t think I’m biased just because I live here. The famed ‘Painted Ladies‘ – those pastel-hued gingerbread Victorians – are as much part of  San Francisco’s personality as the cable cars and Golden Gate Bridge. But,...

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