Looking Forward to Design in 2019

Hello and Happy New Year!

To our clients, collaborators, editors, writers, photographers, artisans, and showrooms, we thank you for your continuous support in 2018 and look forward to fostering our relationships in the new year.

This month, we are jumping into 2019 with Paris Déco Off and we find ourselves refreshed with new ideas that are bound to take the design world by storm. We’ve rounded up a few things that we are looking forward to most.

Curvaceous Furniture


With its incredibly expansive views of San Francisco, the Bay Bridge, Sutro Tower, Mount Diablo, and beyond, the penthouse at 181 Fremont, designed by Kendall Wilkinson Design, encapsulates the magic of the city. KWD sought to harness this romanticism while balancing the building’s strong architecture by creating a highly customized residence opulent with texture and soft, curvaceous furniture.

Art Deco


For a pied-à-terre, in a 1924 Russian Hill condominium building, Adele Salierno and Geddes Ulinskas of Geddes Ulinskas Architects and interior designer Rusty Wadatz transformed a series of small rooms into an open-plan living and dining area. Selecting a pale, heavenly color palette, they played with the Art Deco architecture of the flat. Modernist silhouettes, luxurious materials, and touches of glamour added to the 1920's ambiance.

Found Items

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Martin Young Design chose elements for a Silicon Valley pied-à-terre as anchors in the multi-functional open space. In the warm contemporary environment, MYD re-purposed antique chalkboards, showcasing how sustainable and found materials naturally blend with the home’s asymmetric architecture. Being purposeful about the grounding elements in someone’s house allows them to feel more in touch with their natural surroundings.

Nature in the Home


Alden Miller Interiors’ 70s-inspired color palette brings out the depth and richness of autumnal colors with muted rust and golden tones. The earthy style emulates a sense of calm and nature. Using organic materials of wood, stone, and terracotta AMI brought the outside inside. Continuing this nostalgic style in 2019, oranges and yellows will be the "It" color pairing.



Sometimes "more is more" as in the case of this Marin Retreat designed by Ann Lowengart Interiors. Upstairs in the bungalow’s master bedroom, Lowengart employed her signature style of mixing patterns and textures. The walls are covered in a foliate design wall covering which combines with horizontally striped curtains, flame stitched Ikat upholstered chairs, and hand-loomed area rug,

Tricia Kerr