Sunset Inspired

ca-sunset-1Last night, I got to spend  the evening atop Mount Tam with old & new friends. We watched the sunset above the fog and were each overwhelmed by the beauty of the sight. I couldn't get over the way the light from the burning sun interacted with the thick bed of fog. It was incredible - and pretty difficult to capture on camera. Though it's impossible to capture the beauty of creation with human hands, I was inspired to think of ways I can capture the essence of a sunset in interior spaces. Using my photos from last night as inspiration, I curated a small collection of products that mimic the color & texture of the sunset that we saw. Enjoy, and go catch a sunset of your own! I've got a ton of Bay Area spots that offer the perfect vantage to watch it, if you need a recommendation!


1. Surya Abstract Pillow 2. Jonas Wagell Cloud Pendant 3. Ercol Love Seat in Graded Mandarin 4. Woven Laine Hand-woven Wall Hanging 5. How Are You Cushion Cover 6. Calico Aurora Wallcovering Collection 7. (again) Eric Trine Ombre Rod+Weave Chair


Leather Straps

Over the last month or so, I've reflected a lot on the furniture trends that I uncovered during design week in New York. This spring & summer, I've noticed a lot of leather furniture. This doesn't seem like anything new, right? The interesting thing about the furniture isn't the leather itself, though, it's the application of the leather. This year, it's being used in strips and straps. I love the light and airy qualities of the chairs & stools that I've sourced below. They are contemporary, yet timeless, with a touch of edginess. Sometimes, a fully upholstered leather chair feels heavy and unsuitable for the space. You're going to love these sophisticated alternatives! leather-strap

1. Phloem Studio / Nadine Lounge 2. Eric Trine / Rod + Weave Chair 3. Miles & May / May Lounge Chair 4. Michael Robbins / Ranger Stool 5. Casa Midy / Punta Maroma Stool 6. Stephen Kenn / Inheritance Collection Armchair



Over the last several weeks, I've spent time sourcing interiors that feature plywood details. Currently, there seems to be a growing trend involving the use of plywood  - but I think there will be lasting effects as more & more designers embrace the material. Plywood is wood in its most utilitarian & basic form. It has the ability to act as a neutral, and completely disappear into the landscape of an interior.  Plywood is also beautiful and extremely inexpensive. Affordability enables designers to explore solutions at a more reasonable cost and provide great design to more people. It's fluid grain adds another layer of texture to any space, and I've seen it used in large and small amounts. Whether you go bold and use plywood for architectural components, or keep things tame and use it for a small accessory or two, this material just wins. plywood+marble Charlotte Minty pop+plywood Charlotte Minty eames+plywood Barabasca-Made clare-cousins Clare Cousins muuto Muuto ikea Roland Persson for Ikea Livet Hemma

accessories mug / throw pillow / pennant / carved gem coasters / wall clock / Scandinavian house shelf