September 2014

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Design Icon Paul Vincent Wiseman Celebrates a Life in Design and the Debut of His First Book, Inner Spaces

Design Icon Paul Vincent Wiseman Celebrates a Life in Design and the Debut of His First Book, Inner Spaces

“When a room tells our life story and reflects who we are, it gives us license to open up to our true self,” says interior designer Paul Wiseman, by way of explaining the philosophy behind Inner Spaces (Gibbs Smith, 2014), the first monograph of his stellar 35-year career.
Erin Martin Brings the Loft Life to a Classic St. Helena Victorian

Erin Martin Brings the Loft Life to a Classic St. Helena Victorian

A pair of Virginia transplants who purchased a wine country Victorian commissioned designer Erin Martin to give their home an urbane yet laid-back look. Martin recalls of her initial meeting with them, “The wife was so chic my first thought was Anna Wintour has nothing on this woman!”
Designer Eric Cohler Brings Cinematic Glamour to a Nob Hill Penthouse

Designer Eric Cohler Brings Cinematic Glamour to a Nob Hill Penthouse

Ever since he was captivated in his early teens by Dark Passage, the 1947 Bogart crime drama set in San Francisco, interior designer Eric Cohler has been fascinated by the city’s film noir atmosphere. “It’s such a mysterious place,” says Cohler. “The fog, the thirties storefronts and that sense of a glamorous era when people dressed for dinner.” Now, the designer has brought that sensibility to the penthouse of what has been called San Francisco’s “most desirable” apartment, the Chambord atop Nob Hill.
Dreaming Big in a Cozy Cottage Filled with Heavenly Hues and Classic Charm

Dreaming Big in a Cozy Cottage Filled with Heavenly Hues and Classic Charm

I am still in my color phase,” says interior designer Kelly Hohla, standing in her dining room beside a pair of chartreuse chairs with plaid seat cushions and floral-pillow backs. “When I was younger, I did a lot of drawing and painting. I’m sure that influenced how I think about color—its layering and pairing, texture and pattern.”
From His San Francisco Studio, Paul Benson Turns Raw Materials Into Refined Furnishings

From His San Francisco Studio, Paul Benson Turns Raw Materials Into Refined Furnishings

San Francisco based artist, Paul Benson, is known for turning raw materials into refined furnishings. He works with antique machines and hand tools in his San Francisco studio. His innovative and unique pieces are coveted by A-list designers throughout the nation. And whether an industrially inspired, riveted bedframe or a delicate, hand-turned vessel, each work speaks to a true artist's commitment to his craft.
Isabelle de Borchgrave Cuts a New Cloth with Sartorially Inspired Home Textiles

Isabelle de Borchgrave Cuts a New Cloth with Sartorially Inspired Home Textiles

Isabelle de Borchgrave was first inspired upon seeing numerous collections within New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. "I wanted to possess each and every one of those costumes," she recalls. "I wanted to recreate them, to make them mine." She decided that "the easiest way was to make sculptures with the first media I ever used: paper." Today, de Borchgrave is best known for her meticulous interpretations of historic costumes that she crafts with paper and paint.
San Francisco’s Newest Showroom, Dsegnare, Puts a Stylish Spin on Office Life

San Francisco’s Newest Showroom, Dsegnare, Puts a Stylish Spin on Office Life

With 15 years in the design business and one successful showroom already under his belt, Cardenio Petrucci set out to create a new San Francisco design destination. His endeavor, Dsegnare (from the Italian word disegnare, meaning to design), is a 10,000-square-foot showroom in the heart of the design district that aims, Petrucci says, to “blur the line between work and home.”
This Season’s Must-Have Accessories Are Off the Cuff

This Season’s Must-Have Accessories Are Off the Cuff

A strong cuff is the key piece of the fall season. We rounded up some of our favorites including the Julia cuff by Paris-based Owen & Savary, Jason Ross’ bold leather bracelet, Chloé’s Ciara chain bracelet and Ashley Pittman’s Spider cuff.
Design Objects Inspired by the Fall 2014 Collections of E. Tautz

Design Objects Inspired by the Fall 2014 Collections of E. Tautz

Glossy blacks and sharp silhouettes give furnishings edge
Deeds & Dont's: Fashion-Forward Living

Deeds & Dont's: Fashion-Forward Living

Whether your style is intelligentsia Margiela or well-heeled Dior, San Francisco offers a range of fashionista-favored enclaves. Neighborhoods like the Fillmore, Hayes Valley and the Mission are destinations for stylish shopping (and people watching) as well as being walkable and highly livable. And with the boom of new residential developments, like the latest Chloé handbag, homes in these hoods are more coveted than ever. “
Gucci Giant Steps Charity Classic

Gucci Giant Steps Charity Classic

On August 2, Gucci presented the Giant Steps Charity Classic Six Bar and Gala in Sonoma. Now in its fifth year, the Giant Steps Charity Classic showcases top up-and-coming junior equestrians, and the evening features a competition and event, all benefiting programs at the Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center.. VIP guests included Sloan and Roger Barnett, Vanessa Getty, Christina Getty, Maggie Grace, Gina and Dave Pell, and Helen McEvoy.
Oscar de la Renta Lake Tahoe Benefit

Oscar de la Renta Lake Tahoe Benefit

Saks Fifth Avenue and the League to Save Lake Tahoe welcomed Oscar de la Renta on August 2 for the 45th annual benefit luncheon and fashion show. De la Renta presented his Resort 2015 Collection at the Schumacher family estate for 600 guests, including Boaz Mazor, Dede Wilsey and Jonny and Malia Moseley, and event chairs Barbara Brown, Edith Tobin, Jessica Hickingbotham, Heidi Cary and Hillary Marble.
The SFC&G Real Estate Summit

The SFC&G Real Estate Summit

On July 31, SFC&G hosted a panel exploring the innovative collaborations of the Bay Area real estate and design communities. Hosted at the TeedHaze Sotheby’s lifestyle concept store on Union Street, the panel featured interior design luminaries Suzanne Tucker and Will Wick and superstar Realtors Joel Goodrich of Coldwell Banker Real Estate and Rick Teed, co-founder of TeedHaze.
Cutting Edge Objects to Buy and Love

Cutting Edge Objects to Buy and Love

September's must-haves for the design obsessed shopper
Designers You Should Know

Designers You Should Know

Introducing talented and successful designers who have an eye for creating interiors that reflect your personal style.
Design Objects Inspired by the Fall 2014 Collections of Céline

Design Objects Inspired by the Fall 2014 Collections of Céline

Avian design elements, including pieces from Schumacher, Trove, San Francisco artist Nick Dong, Soane, Box Clever and Council, and Ironware International help interiors take flight.
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