Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Looking for holiday gift ideas in San Francisco?

If you are ever walking down 26th Street, near to the fire station, you will find my two friends Dr. Joe and Chef Bam Bam. Together they are Grandpa's Workshop, making wonderful one of a kind wooden objects such as toys, bowls and sculptures.

You don't have to head over to Noe Valley to see them either - instead go to the California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park. They are having a Holiday Crafts Fair on December 7th from 9am until 4pm. Bring the kids, enjoy Earth, Ocean and Space all under one living room.

Ho, ho, ho!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Yellow, yellow

Funny thing happened today - I had a lady visit my house to see some of my work. She had already chosen an interior designer - so I really was exposing myself .... I think she did like what she saw though!

As I was sitting at my computer, I suddenly thought (as probably only designers do) that I don't have any yellow in my house!!! I took a little look on my new obsession - www.pinterest.com to find out just what I'm missing.... take a look:

Maybe a need to add a little sunshine.... we'll see.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Oast houses, England

I wanted to share my love of unusual buildings turned into residential properties. The oast house!!! Primarily based in the South of England, they are stunning structures.

An oast, oast house or hop kiln was a building designed for drying hops as part of the brewing process. Normally two or three storeys high, the hops were spread out to dry by hot air from the kiln. To me, they are similar to barn conversions and I have spent many a happy night or two at Rowena and Matt's place in Hitchin (thanks for the amazing dinners too Row!!).

What do you think? Like them too?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Beautiful accessories

I'm always looking out for beautiful and unusual accessories for my clients. Accessories make a room.... like icing on a cake. It's fun when I am starting a new project, getting to know a client and searching through their personal objects and one part of my job that I adore is styling those items and maybe adding more.

This Moroccan tray would be perfect placed on a buffet for glasses or vintage crystal decanters:

Fun tray for a hallway table to drop your keys onto:
Love this design:
Feathered trinket box:
Peacock tray:
Cute bowl:
Pretty bowl - would look good filled with lemons and limes next to the Moroccan tray above:
Fornasetti inspired plate:
Wouldn't these look great on a cocktail table - also fill them with olives, nuts, etc:
Antlers = fun:
Great bud vases:
These are so nice for displaying delicate items:
All of these items are available at www.jaysonhome.com
One of my favorite go to stores.