Sunday, October 4, 2009

We've moved!

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New features include monthly newsletters, before & afters, and a search feature to find articles on all your decorating dilemmas. Thanks for following the Design Cobbler! :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sneak Peek: South of Market Loft

I never knew how tough photographers had it until I became an interior designer! Here is a sneak peak of the newly finished loft that we shot today. Check out the website soon for all the photos and descriptions...

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Artisan Collection from Restoration Hardware

I don't usually get too excited about furniture from chain retailers, but some of these new pieces from Restoration Hardware's Artisan collection deserve a little buzz.

Flatiron dining table made from reclaimed elm doors and iron legs. $1,795

Wine barrel chandelier made from reclaimed French Oak, $2,195

Printmaker's sideboard, $1,995
*This would make my office (or anyone's) very happy*

Fore more info: Interior Designer San Francisco - Niche Interiors

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tools for Living by DWR

Ready to infuse your kitchen or office with some functional modern style? Check out DWR's Tools for Living store. I always agreed that it's the small things that make a difference. Here are a few items on my personal wish list...

Table brush, $50. Cleaning would be much more enjoyable.

Say goodbye to that ugly plastic stapler and hello to the Heavy-Weight, $60.

Granit sugar bowl and creamer designed by Eva Zeisel, on sale for $51.

For more info: Interior Designer San Francisco - Niche Interiors

Friday, September 11, 2009

Design Inspiration: Four Barrel Coffee Shop

I have been meaning to stop in Four Barrel Coffee shop on Valencia Street, after learning that a furniture designer I've worked with created all of the tables for the space. Take a look at the interior below, I know it inspired me. Oh, and the coffee is good and strong too!

I love the concept for the tables throughout the cafe. Mounting the slab directly to the wall and floor saves space and looks very cool. I believe the tables are made from old railroad ties.

For more information: Visit

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Decor Mag Highlights!

The September shelter magazines have all arrived and I'm sharing my favorite rooms. Read on for some inspiring images for Fall, courtesy of Elle Decor and House Beautiful...

The contrasting textures and colors are grounded by light, neutral walls and sofa. Love it!

Risky move to paint the walls and built-ins with a rich, bold blue. It paid off!

The lilac color palette is soothing without being too matchy. The modern glass coffee table keeps the room light and airy.

For more design inspiration: Visit my San Francisco Interior Design Portfolio

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Modern Wallpaper Sources and Tips

Above: Hygge & West Daydream wallpaper in Blue.

It's no news to you that wallpaper is back! Now there are tons of fun, modern prints to choose from. Say goodbye to boring floral and country prints and hello to graphic and whimsical patterns that will add interest and drama to almost any room in the house. (Except for a full bathroom: Steam and wallpaper don't mix.)

Wallpaper Pointers
Bold wallpaper prints are best applied in small doses for maximum impact. Instead of doing an entire living or dining room, consider choosing one accent wall. If you are going for a dramatic effect, foyers and powder rooms are great places to hang wallpaper on every wall. Both spaces are small in size and transitional in the flow of the house.

Modern Wallpaper Resources
Read on for highlights of my favorite wallpaper manufacturers.

Ferm Living ( is a Danish company coming out with lots of inventive, easy to install papers.

Twenty2 ( is a Brooklyn based husband and wife team that have been creating bold patterns since 2001.

Jocelyn Warner ( is a designer from the UK. Her designs range from intricate to simple and bold.

Hygge and West ( See Julia Rothman's collection for Hygge & West for beautiful bird and tree motifs.

For more information visit: San Francisco Interior Design Services