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Designer Benjamin Dhong Marries East-and West-Coast Sensibilities in a Mill Valley Home

Designer Benjamin Dhong Marries East-and West-Coast Sensibilities in a Mill Valley Home

When this 1960s Mill Valley bungalow became home to a young couple and their four small children, it was clear that its renovation would require a deft mingling of various influences and styles
Lauren Geremia Designs a Woodsy Nest for a Bicoastal Couple

Lauren Geremia Designs a Woodsy Nest for a Bicoastal Couple

Lacing recycled tree bark across the dining room wall and placing a live-edge redwood table at its center, Lauren Geremia claimed the interior of this Hillsborough home for nature. With this arboreal gesture, the designer set the stage for a house that would embody the Bay Area’s indoor/outdoor sensibility for its bicoastal owners who, charmingly, travel with their pet birds.
Andrea Cochran Coaxes the Grounds of an Atherton Property into a Sublime Formal Garden

Andrea Cochran Coaxes the Grounds of an Atherton Property into a Sublime Formal Garden

There’s a historical complexity that underlies Andrea Cochran’s cool modernism. “When I was in my twenties, I toured the Villa Giulia outside of Rome,” says Cochran, “and the principles of its Renaissance garden—beauty derived from order; visual enticements guiding the eye from one space to another; discovery; the notion of surprise—have been foundational to the work I’ve done ever since.”
Grant Marani of Robert A.M. Stern Designs an Intimate Sonoma Hilltop Retreat

Grant Marani of Robert A.M. Stern Designs an Intimate Sonoma Hilltop Retreat

On the hilltop, the couple envisioned a writer’s retreat and a place for al-fresco entertaining, which they named the Ahwahnee after the legendary National Park Service lodge in Yosemite, a favorite of theirs. For inspiration, we drew on the work of California architects Bernard Maybeck and William Wurster, and the vernacular barn and shed buildings found throughout the region.
Interior Designer Eche Martinez Brings Ethereal Elegance to a Modern SoMa Space

Interior Designer Eche Martinez Brings Ethereal Elegance to a Modern SoMa Space

Stepping into the foyer of what one anticipates will be a streamlined white space in a San Francisco high-rise, a violet cowhide runner is the first element that defies expectations. As it leads past a silver-leafed powder room and into a living room with a magenta Art Deco–style armchair and a lilac Donghia sofa, it becomes evident that this will not be your typical “white box.” For interior designer Eche Martinez, the mission was instead to create a suprisingly spirited residence.
Out of the Woods, Into the Sea

Out of the Woods, Into the Sea

Oakland designer Jacob May handcrafts his End-Grain butcher blocks of walnut or white oak while traditional dip-dyeing techniques inspired John Robshaw’s new “Indigo” wall pieces.
Handcrafting Textiles In Her Wine-Country Studio, Michelle Pereira Is A Force Of Nature

Handcrafting Textiles In Her Wine-Country Studio, Michelle Pereira Is A Force Of Nature

Anyone who insists that there’s an absence of seasons in the Bay Area should talk to Michelle Pereira. “It’s a myth,” says the textile designer, whose palette is heavily influenced by her pastoral environs and their seasonal imagery. “One of my staple colors is metallic umber, which was inspired by the rolling, grassy hills of late Sonoma summer.”
Walter Hood Discusses His Telegraph Hill Rooftop Garden

Walter Hood Discusses His Telegraph Hill Rooftop Garden

Landscape architect Walter Hood, principal of Oakland-based Hood Design, is a Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award winner, a fellow of the American Academy in Rome and former Chair of Landscape Architecture at the University of California, where he is currently a professor. Hood, who is also working on landscapes for a range of institutions—from the nonprofit Kapor Center in Oakland to the Cooper Hewitt in New York to the Broad Museum in Los Angeles, spoke to SFC&G about a more modest, but no less artful, project in Telegraph Hill that features his signature orchestration of conceptualism, landscape and habitation.
Chefs Michael and Lindsay Tusk Dish About Their New Line of Pastas

Chefs Michael and Lindsay Tusk Dish About Their New Line of Pastas

If you’ve ever longed to tuck into a plate of chef Michael Tusk’s divine tagliatelle at home, then start setting the pot to boil. Tusk and partner Lindsay Tusk, proprietors of the two-Michelin-starred Quince and its little sister, Cotogna, have just launched an eponymous line of dried pastas. Here, the Tusks dish about their tasty new blend of cuisine and design.
Fragrant Spring Cocktails Combine Herbs and Alluring Elixirs

Fragrant Spring Cocktails Combine Herbs and Alluring Elixirs

With gardens coming into full flower, aromatic herbs are sprouting up on San Francisco’s artisanal cocktail menus. As we prepare for seasonal cocktail hours at home, we asked local connoisseurs for their recommendations on stocking our bar carts with spring spirits.
San Francisco's Top Design Talents Seed Your Spring Reading List

San Francisco's Top Design Talents Seed Your Spring Reading List

"Private Paradise: Contemporary American Gardens by Charlotte Frieze offers so many inspiring spaces where hard and soft, smooth and textured, and organic and architectural elements are juxtaposed to create beautiful compositions that strike a balance.” —Kate Webster, landscape architect
Deeds & Don’ts: Carneros’ Hidden Residential Gems

Deeds & Don’ts: Carneros’ Hidden Residential Gems

There is no shortage of multimillion-dollar estates in Napa and Sonoma. But for those of us longing for a sunny wine-country weekend getaway under seven figures, we asked local Realtors where it might still be possible to buy a luxury home in that range.
The Sumptuous Style of San Francisco's Leading Design Duo

The Sumptuous Style of San Francisco's Leading Design Duo

Interiors firm Fisher Weisman is renowned for creating grand, dramatic spaces for clients worldwide. Founders Andrew Fisher and Jeffry Weisman recently debuted two additions to their design domain: a retail showroom, Casa Acanto, named for their vacation home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and a wondrous collection of furniture, lighting and accessories that includes shell-encrusted chairs, fantastical egg boxes, coffee-filter tapestries and twig-legged tables.
Designer Benjamin Dhong Marries East-and West-Coast Sensibilities in a Mill Valley Home

Designer Benjamin Dhong Marries East-and West-Coast Sensibilities in a Mill Valley Home

When this 1960s Mill Valley bungalow became home to a young couple and their four small children, it was clear that its renovation would require a deft mingling of various influences and styles
SFC&G Launch Event

SFC&G Launch Event

On March 31, SFC&G celebrated with an exclusive launch event hosted at the spectacular Battery penthouse. More than 350 designers, architects, creatives and bon vivants gathered in the Ken Fulk-designed space to fete the magazine and the fabulous work of the Bay Area design community.
SFMOMA Director's Circle Dinner

SFMOMA Director's Circle Dinner

On March 20, the 28th annual SFMOMA Director's Circle hosted MacArthur Genius Award-Winning artist Mark Bradford, whose self-titled retrospective was presented at the museum in 2012. The evening included a presentation by the painter and remarks by SFMOMA Director Neal Benezra. Gathering in the evening's vibrant spring setting were leading patrons including Bob and Anne Fisher, Chara Schreyer and Gordon Freund, Nancy Bechtle, Alka Agrawal and Christine Suppes.
FAMSF Mid-Winter Gala

FAMSF Mid-Winter Gala

When the Ferragamo joined the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in presenting the annual Mid Winter Gala, fashion took the foreground. On March 8, celebrity and VIP guests donned their finest in support of the de Young and the Legion of Honor, including Balthazar and Vanessa Getty, Camilla Belle and Katie Traina (all in head-to-toe Ferragamo), Marissa Mayer, Dylan Penn, Devon Aoki and the stunning Dita Von Teese.
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