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Product of the Day: Digital Decorations

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:11:27 +0000

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Deck the halls with the coolest decor on the block this holiday season with AtmosFX Digital Decorations. Click HERE to watch a variety of videos! 

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Deck the halls with the coolest decor on the block this holiday season with AtmosFX Digital Decorations. Click HERE to watch a variety of videos! 




Cynthia Spence Decks the Holiday House with California Elegance

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:17:54 +0000

                It's no secret that California design influences many across the globe. This year Bay Area designer Cynthia Spence transported her elegant California style to the annual Holiday House in New York. Inspired by the theme 'Blue Monday', the space is designed as an artful escape, intended to inspire through art, organic textures and jewel-like lighting. We asked the designer to share insights on the design direction of the project and a few of the fabulous products she placed. What does this showcase mean to you and your work? "I chose to participate in Holiday House because it gave me the opportunity to meet the greater New York design community as well as play on a different, large stage. Each showcase locale always provides a unique experience that further informs my work." How do you feel you represented California in this space? "As a native Northern Californian (although people assume I am from NY), it is difficult for me to NOT stay true to myself. The core elements to which I am consistently drawn and play primary roles in the composition of this space-- organic, textural, artful, elevated -- align with much of what I consider to be a 'California' aesthetic."   SHOP THE LOOK of Cynthia Spence's design at the Holiday House New York: Karlson Screen by Currey & Company  Giac Settee by DLV; available at Coup D'etat San Francisco  Meridian Console by Hellman-Chang; available at Sloan Miyasato San Francisco 1145 Luxor Sconce by Paul Ferrante; available at Hewn in San Francisco Blog Type  Trending [...]



Eureka Valley House With Staggering Views, $6.5M

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:00:00 +0000

Photo credit  Photots Courtesy of Open Homes Photography Where: 428 Collingwood Street, Eureka Valley/Dolores HeightsAsking: $6,495,000What: A sophisticated, 5-bed, 4.5-bath home in a calm, hilly neighborhood nestled between the Castro and Noe Valley, built to exacting specifications and construction values resulting in LEED Platinum certification. It’s been laid out with a family-friendly vibe, simple but impeccable interiors and outdoor spaces that take advantage of panoramic views, and a nod to the Brutalist architecture of the ’70s, especially in the front elevation, with its deep, chamfered window surrounds and bold massing.Inside on the main level, spaces flow together effortlessly.The Team: An outstanding project brought to fruition with design by EAG Studio, collaborating with Extol Construction and developer Devon Johnson. Below, a wall of glass in the kitchen opens to a terrace with one of the two outdoor kitchens and views to Sutro Tower.The lower level has a flexible family/media space with high ceilings opening to an atrium below the garden, plus an au pair suite, garage and laundry.Climate Change: When this writer moved to San Francisco twenty years ago, it was too chilly year-round to entertain outdoors. Except for maybe two weeks of that “heat wave” in June. Here, the response to the new normal is a sophisticated radiant heating system, plenty of outdoor space on all levels, plus a pair of outdoor kitchens, including this one on the roof deck.What We Love: A little more Neo-Brutalism in the grand staircase, connecting all four levels, with an operable skylight and LED lighting.The third level contains a pair of ensuite bedrooms, and the master suite (below) which opens to its own private terrace.More: have a look at the listing for additional details and images, including links to a video and floor plans. Represented by the widely-respected San Francisco luxury market veteran Janet Feinberg Schindler at Sotheby's International Real Estate. Blog Type  Property [...]



Fine Dining - 7

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:07:53 +0000

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Happy Dining
Designed by Gilmore Design Studio

“The best compliment is when your clients tell you that they get a smile on their faces each time they pass the room. That's why I do this. When the rest of the world seems crazy, it’s lovely if your home can be your sanctuary and bring you joy,” says Gilmore. Sounds like the recipe for a perfectly Happy Thanksgiving. 




Fine Dining - 6

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:02:09 +0000

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Ceiling renovation
Designed by Gilmore Design Studio

With the help of Tim Barber, another one of her mentors, and contractor Tom Young of The Cornerstone Company, Gilmore renovated the ceiling -- including tongue and groove work and a soffit that hides recessed lighting and replaces the old brackets -- and created wainscotting for the newly bare walls. New hardware and new paint bring new life to an enormous antique buffet.




Fine Dining - 5

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:56:07 +0000

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Mirror, Mirror On The Wall
Designed by Gilmore Design Studio

For Gilmore, the crowning jewel is the oversized round mirror she discovered at Hollywood at Home. “The clients were concerned that it was going to be too large but I knew it was perfect. Thankfully the showroom let us borrow it so the clients could see for themselves and, once they saw it hung, they immediately agreed.”




Fine Dining - 4

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:45:38 +0000

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Floor Redo
Designed by Gilmore Design Studio

Once the bookcases were removed, the client decided to redo the entire floor rather than just patch it to match. The result is worth the extra expense. “These new elements really open up the room, and let the gorgeous arched door really sing,” says Gilmore. A Penny Morrison fabric in teal, the client’s favorite color, covers the chairs. 




Fine Dining - 3

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:29:51 +0000

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Light Bright
Designed by Gilmore Design Studio

“My client was nervous about changing out the light fixture because it had been a gift from her mother-in-law,” Gilmore remembers. “However, when she mentioned the remodel, the first thing her mother-in-law said was ‘I hope you’re getting a new chandelier!'" The Regency by Visual Comfort, designed by Joe Nye, one of Gilmore’s mentors, elevates the space. The wallpaper is from Rose Tarlow.




Fine Dining - 2

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:25:31 +0000

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After
Designed by Gilmore Design Studio

Gilmore saw the room’s possibilities feeling that, with a little more work, the dated space could be modern and inviting.  She suggested eliminating the rug altogether, removing the bookcases and replacing the chandelier. 




Fine Dining - 1

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:22:09 +0000

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Designed by Gilmore Design Studio

It’s that time of year, when kitchens and dining rooms are put through their paces. Anticipating the holidays, interior designer Tracy Gilmore’s clients hired her for a very basic dining room revamp: they wanted new upholstery for their dining room chairs and a new rug.