Decor, Living Spaces

Functional Room Refresh | Decor

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This was a fun room refresh we did for a client.  Her previous designer did a terrific job creating a beautiful room but the client wanted the space (which was right off the kitchen) to feel cozier and be an easy place for the entire family to lounge.

We added book shelves for warmth and easy access to games, a modern custom sectional with lots of room for everyone.  We also added two swivel chairs so conversation could easily move to the breakfast table if kids were over there doing homework or a family member wanted to engage in conversation while enjoying a Sunday morning coffee…

Decor, Kids Rooms, Kitchens

Costal Living Coronado Showhouse | Decor

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I came across the photo tour of the Costal Living Coronado Showhouse via Derring Hall today and it’s truly everything you would hope for in a California Beach retreat.

Built by Flagg Coastal Homes and designed by Los Angeles based Betsy Burnham and Max Humphrey, the home is a true nod to fresh, elegant and casual California living.  I love that they did everything they could to take advantage of the ocean views by putting the sleeping quarters downstairs and the living space upstairs.

Read more about the house over at Derring Hall or Coastal Living

 

Bedrooms, Decor, Kitchens

Sawyer Benson | Decor

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I’ve been in a rather “traditional home” mood lately and nobody seems to be doing it better than Sawyer | Benson… an architecture, landscape, and interior design firm based out of New York City.

Their thoughtful mix of traditional exteriors paired with more modern and clean interiors is truly inspiring.

A few of my favorite snaps from their various projects.

Enjoy!

Accessories, Art, Bathrooms

Serena & Lily goes Brick & Mortar in San Francisco

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What a treat to check out the new Serena & Lily store on our beloved Sacramento Street in San Francisco yesterday!

Sacramento Street is a great “local” shopping district that I wrote about last year as a guest over at Confessions of a Design Geek.  Serena & Lily’s first West Coast brick & mortar store is the perfect addition to this corner of the city where boutiques and cafes line the street.

The store will focus on clients who want to peek at products before making online purchases.  They graciously welcome interior designers and their clients for a true design studio experience.  With a plethora of innovative ways to display their colorful wallpapers, perfectly patterned prints and occasional furniture, the team truly seemed to think of it all.  This includes a Living Room for designers to enjoy during client meetings which hosts an impressive gallery of rotating one-of-a-kind art you can pluck off the wall for your own home or for a client.

And, still true to their roots as a company founded in 2003 as a nursery furniture and bedding only venture… they had a sophisticated baby nursery on display, anchored by a new addition to their wallpaper pattern called Herringbone Wallpaper in Fog which I’m REALLY loving.

It’s always a pleasure working and spending time with “team” Serena & Lily.  Special thanks to our host and friend, Lydia Cullen, for the gracious tour of the space.

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Living Spaces, Outdoor Living

Kathleen Ferguson Landscapes | decor

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Since the United States seems to be freezing over I thought it’d be a good time for some outdoor design inspiration.  I had to look no further than Kathleen Ferguson.  Kathleen does a whole lot more than just landscape backyards.  She creates intentional, simple, serene outdoor environments that don’t feel over-accessorized with fussy plants or foliage.

Enjoy these inspiring photos from Kathleen’s portfolio + try to stay warm.

Bathrooms, Decor, Living Spaces

Urban Craft Custom Builders | decor

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I came across Urban Craft Custom Builders during one of my internet sleuthing trips this weekend.  Based out of Houston, they have built some really thoughtful, stylish homes that feel chic and relevant for how we live today.

Enjoy some of my favorites from their portfolio and be sure to check them out at Urban Craft.

Accessories, Art, Bathrooms

HIGH CAMP HOME | decor

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A friend of mine, who also happens to have a terrific Public Relations firm in San Francisco was filling me in on one of her new clients.  I immediately asked if I could interview the founder, Diana Vincent for a blog post about her recently launched High Camp Home.  What started as a brick and mortar boutique and premier design firm in historical downtown Truckee, California, in the Tahoe area has stretched its wings into a fabulous e-commerce site.  High Camp Home makes sprucing-up the ski cabin an incredibly easy task!

High Camp Home is cholk-full of all the chic rustic lifestyle essentials including furniture, lighting, accessories rugs and seasonal decor.  My favorite detail over at High Camp Home is the local artists work available for purchase, making it easy to find the finishing touches for decorating with a relaxed, yet polished vibe.

With the leaves starting to fall and the wind blowing outside just about every item over at High Camp Home is on my “must have” list for fall and winter

A few of my  absolute favorites…

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We are so thrilled for the month of October Cecy J readers can get 15% off on all items, just enter the code RUSTICALLY at check out.

I hope you enjoy the interview with Diana Vincent and a peek at one of her Tahoe area interior design projects that is a true inspiration for comfortable beautiful living.  Not to mention… her fantastic travel tips for your next visit to the Lake Tahoe area.

Happy fall + winter shopping and a huge thanks to High Camp Home

 

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1.) What is your signature style? 

My signature style is sophisticated rustic design.  No bears or moose allowed!  I love combining texture with natural materials to create space that is warm and inviting but rustic and rugged enough to withstand the active lifestyles of my clientele and the harsh climates that surrounds most of the homes we work with.

 

2.) The perfect carpet brand/ line for a Tahoe cabin to withstand snow & ski boots? 

In reality, the perfect carpet is really WOOD as it is durable and wears well.

 

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3.) Go to paint color/ brand?  

For a white paint that is warm and works well in most settings, Pratt and Lambert Milk White.

 

4.) Favorite, product you have in stock right now?

As it is fall, I love pulling out the blankets and throws and currently our store is filled with some wonderful throws that are not too heavy but have fabulous texture and rope like tassels.  The Europa throw in camel is my favorite, although our Halloween Ghosts are seen walking down the street with customers visiting our store everyday, this time of year!

5.) The perfect stocking stuffer for Mom?

Pairing the Chalet Stripe Scarf with the Decorated Hoop Earrings is a great combination.  Throw on a pair of Uggs, cozy sweater and jeans with this scarf and earrings and you are good to go anywhere in Tahoe!

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6.)  You are based in the in Tahoe area.  Give us the scoop… 

Where should we….

eat?

True Old Tahoe Ski Ambience – Cottonwood

Great Menu – Stella

sleep?

I like the simple European feel of the Cedar House, but if you want a resort feel the Ritz Carlton being right on the mountain is a great way to spend a weekend.

drink?

Lone Eagle Bar in Incline Village

ski?

For families – Northstar; for great skiing Squaw/Alpine always wins

snowshoe?

I love going off old fire roads and hidden spots but for easy to find snowshoeing the meadow up at Mount Rose is really pretty

relax fireside?

The Ritz Carlton Bar

 

Living Spaces

The Spool Chair | decor

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1. Charlotte and Ivy – Spool Chair in Natural Linen / 2. Williams Sonoma – Spindle Chair/ 3. Layla Grayce – Spool Chair / 4. Hickory Spool Chair & Ottoman