The Sun, The Moon, & The Stars

Coupar visited this year's San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show celebrating Celestial Imagery in Art, Antiques & Design. Held at the Festival Pavilion in Fort Mason Center this October the show featured approximately 60 dealers from across North America and Europe, offering an extraordinary range of fine and decorative arts from around the world.

Then & Now: The San Francisco Decorator Showcase

Then & Now: The San Francisco Decorator Showcase

The 2018 San Francisco Decorator Showcase closes on May 28th. It is the first showhouse held in the historic Marina District. A Spanish Mediterranean home designed and built by architect George McCrea in 1930, it features spectacular views of the Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Marina Green. While the designers created magic on the interiors, painter A.J. Oishi's Delaunay-esque art installation graced the exterior.

Private Collections: Art to Inspire the Soul

Private Collections: Art to Inspire the Soul

Private Collections is a special one-night event offering an exclusive look at the art-filled homes of some of San Francisco’s most respected art collectors. This year, several collections were shown by Chuck and Diane Frankel, Rich and Judy Guggenhime, Sarah and Austin Hills, Francis Mill, Lenore Pereira and Richard Niles, Paul Sack, and Deborah and Andy Rappaport.

Inside the Event: Studio Becker’s Break the Cycle

Inside the Event: Studio Becker’s Break the Cycle

On Wednesday, November 9, the interior design community gathered within the expansive showroom of Studio Becker to support New Door Ventures, a local non-profit dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by assisting today’s disconnected youth.

Your Guide to designLIVE

With the conclusion of the first annual designLIVE summit, we're still in awe of the fantastic design talent that the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer.

​ Our Designers Shine at the 2015 Traditional Home Napa Valley Showhouse!


As the 2015 Traditional Home Napa Valley Showhouse comes to a close, we can’t help but reflect on the gorgeous rooms our designers presented this year. Whether a moody master dressing room or a shimmering ombre dining parlor, our seven designers showcased stunning designs, reimagining the natural beauty of the Napa Valley through their own signature styles. The result is a collection of carefully curated spaces that will be featured in print in the October 2016 issue of Traditional Home. We couldn’t be more excited about the fantastic relationships our designers have forged with the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Ann Maine and the wonderful online coverage they’ve already received in Curbed SF and California Home + Design! Below we’ve shared a little about each of the designers we worked with and the inspiration behind their chic design. Enjoy! 

Julie Rootes’ Eclectic Dining Room

Julie Rootes of Julie Rootes Interiors crafted a vibrant dining room with artistic inspirations. Drawing on the dynamic pattern of Amanda Stone Talley’s “Fracture” drapery fabric, Julie’s design presents a fresh twist on traditional design. Playing with texture, Julie’s space features gorgeous vintage-inspired cut paper wallpaper by decorative painter Elan Evans. One of our favorite touches are bar’s wine bottles that are adorned with whimsical decorated corks.

A Frette-Inspired Guest Bedroom by Nanette Gordon

Tasked with creating a guest bedroom to accommodate the homeowner’s first and foremost visitor, his Mom, Nanette Gordon of Nanette Design created a peaceful Frette-inspired space. We adore how the room’s soft, inviting color story recalls the soothing colors of the Napa Valley. Chic touches such as the Frette cashmere bedspread, Kelly Wearstler lighting, and a Romo upholstered headboard give the room a soft, sophisticated feel.

David Hansen’s Rhapsody in Blue Master Bedroom

Inspired by the homeowners’ passion for travel and art, David Hansen of David Hansen Design's master bedroom is a soothing space for the couple to relax and reflect upon their day. Titled Rhapsody in Blue, the modern room is envisioned in deep blue with classic elements that pay homage to the Craftsman home’s traditional architecture. We admire how David selected vintage pieces such as a pair of T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings lacquered nightstands and a Tony Kitz Gallery antique rug to imbue the space a sense of history.

A Shimmering Dining Parlor by Elena Calabrese

For her natural luxe dining room, Elena Calabrese of Elena Calabrese Design and Decor collaborated with decorative painter Caroline Lizarraga to develop a one-of-a-kind glittering blue stone plaster wall treatment and brown crocodile print pattern for the bar and glass cabinet backs. Reinterpreting Napa’s organic colors through a luxury lens, the designer reupholstered vintage Milo Baughman in blue ombre velvet, selected a Maya Romanoff mica for the ceiling, and a statement diamond art piece by artist Danielle Mourning.

Catherine and Justine Macfees’ Sophisticated Vintner’s Kitchen

When designing the kitchen, dining nook, and butler’s pantry, mother daughter design duo Catherine and Justine Macfee of Catherine Macfee Interior Design drew inspiration from the homeowner, a winemaker, and the gorgeous landscape of the Valley. Infusing the space with warm colors and custom pieces, Catherine and Justine selected a hand forged metal peninsula, a custom hood, Medallion black onyx cabinetry and a Crossville elongated hexagon natural stone backsplash. We love how the designers outfitted the pantry with a beautiful set of Simon Pearce glassware ideal for entertaining.

An Out of Africa-Inspired Guest Bedroom by Courtney Lake

Influenced by the magic of warm Valley nights, Courtney Lake of Monogram Decor reimagined Wine Country through an Out of Africa lens. Centered around the bold Robert Allen Rajita Tiger print drapery, the space highlights custom modular upholstered built-ins created by Luke Austin of Oak & Wood that function as banquette seating or a guest bed depending on the homeowner’s needs. We’re inspired by Courtney’s sophisticated solution to this space.

Lizette Marie’s Moody Master Dressing Room

Lizette Marie Bruckstein of Lizette Marie Interior Design created a dark and dramatic Master Dressing Room crafted in a glamorous black palette. The daring design is centered around Lizette’s forthcoming candle collection, gilded decay, which include a Homme and Femme candle that when burned together combine to produce the Deconstructed Seduction master scent. The space is adorned with industrial touches such as copper clothing racks and vintage wooden shoe boxes, a Viz Glass flute chandelier, and contemporary photography by Danielle Mourning.

We’re still in awe of the fresh spaces our designers crafted in Napa Valley and look forward to the press that has yet to come. Don’t forget to grab a copy of the 2016 October issue of Traditional Home to see the designs in print!

We Can’t Wait to Get Our Hands on Lizette Marie Interior Design’s Golden Grip Lighting Series


 Lizette Marie Bruckstein of Lizette Marie Interior Design made waves at this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase with her Glam Cave’s dazzling Golden Grip chandelier and we’re thrilled to hear that she’ll be launching a full lighting line! Lizette is making her debut as luxury lifestyle brand with a limited edition Golden Grip table lamp for Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS’ DIFFA Designs event.

Inspired by the power of the human hand, the Golden Grip Table Lamp is one in a series of five Lizette Marie Interior Design original light fixtures. We’re in awe of Lizette’s unique designs, each of which features a mold of the designer’s own arms in a signature cast bronze finish. The limited edition table lamp is outfitted with bright red filament bulbs in honor of the universal color of awareness and support for those living with HIV/AIDS.

The Golden Grip Table Lamp is part of a curated collection of exclusive, one-of-a-kind design objects offered at a silent auction at the San Francisco DIFFA Design charity event. The proceeds of the auction go towards UCSF’s Positive Health Program at the San Francisco General Hospital, which provides care for more than 3,000 individuals with HIV/AIDS.

We’re so excited that Lizette Marie Interior Design has chosen to showcase their collection at an esteemed charity event that supports UCSF’s Positive Health Program.

DIFFA Design will take place tonight from 6:00PM to 10:00PM at The NWBLK. For more information on ticket prices and event details, please visit

Be sure to stay tuned for more information on Lizette’s Golden Grip Lighting Series product launch on her website.

Coupar Consulting Hosts How to be a Ninja on Instagram with Chairish Founder and CEO Anna Brockway

The CEO of a disruptive tech firm that has transformed the way users buy and sell vintage home furnishings and accessories, Anna Brockway is without a doubt a force to be reckoned with. Next Tuesday, the self-described compulsive redecorator and social media star will share the inside scoop on how to best optimize your Instagram brand and following.

Chairish, the leading online marketplace for gently-used vintage home decor, has gained accolades from the likes of ABC NewsRefinery29, and MyDomaine, to name a few, and has an Instagram following of 50.3k that grows by the minute.

The curated site, which boasts 400 to 600 new listings per day, and its fabulous founder were recently profiled in Fortune. In the article, journalist Brittany Shoot notes Chairish’s star-studded fan base, “Interior designers use the site to save time hunting down one-of-a-kind finds for clients. Eco-minded celebrities like The Honest Company’s Jessica Alba have used the site to redecorate and find pieces that are easy on the environment, if not the wallet.”

Join Anna Brockway at our office on Tuesday, September 17, from for a breakfast workshop to gain expert insight into developing your Instagram brand and following. The workshop will run from 9 AM to 10:30AM. Please RSVP here as seating is limited.