If you're in the market for replacement windows (as most of us with cold, drafty homes in San Francisco unfortunately are), there are several unique ways to go about cutting costs on your purchase. Know that San Francisco holds a vast pool of talented window installers with competitive rates, as well as tax credits and good info for informed comparison shopping.... Continue reading Cutting Costs on Replacement Windows in San Francisco
As the holiday season comes to a close, you may be reviewing what did and didn’t work with company in your home—and you may be looking forward to what you want to do differently. Assessing your holiday entertaining can help you determining overall what you want out of your home, and how to help it function at its best even in normal circumstances.
But of course, having a household full of family and friends doesn’t have to be limited to yuletide. Many of these principles carry through to whenever company comes calling.
Check out what these three local San Francisco interior designers had to say about decorating for the season. They offer varying styles and principles that will help you welcome family and friends in any taste and scale.
Scot Meacham Wood
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Much as garage bands popped up from random places and revolutionized the music world, garage furniture retailers are popping up and changing design. Where one previously had to travel to a design gallery to see such refined Danish and American midcentury furniture, residential garages are serving as a home base for such offerings. ...read full post →
In the heart of an almost unknown Bay Area neighborhood exists a show house of one of the world's most known magazines: Elle Décor. With many elements and styles coming together to create the house, it physically embodies the magazine's décor prerogative—to exhibit tradition with a twist. ...read full post →
It was a chance encounter in a lumberyard followed by a conversation about mid-century homes that led Joanne Koch to encourage her friend, Pacific Union International agent Norah Brower, to check out 89 Southampton Ave. in Berkeley Hills. Strangely enough, that particular home was exactly what Brower’s clients, Jonathan Rubenstein and Karin Swann, were looking for. Coincidence? More like fate. ...read full post →