You know what they say...when one door closes, another one opens. In this case, the closing door is the 2014 Decorator's Showcase, but the open one is our new RBD Online Shop! While we're sad to see the Showcase come to an end, we're excited to have the opportunity to share all of the Little Roamer's Room goodies with you :) Check out the treasures here.
Since Wednesday's press release, we've been over the moon to finally share our 2014 Decorator's Showcase Little Roamer's Room with the public! To see it for yourself, you can stop by beginning tomorrow, April 26th, and continuing through May 26th. Also, look out for a write-up in The Chronicle next week! For now, here's a sneak peek. Enjoy!
To check out more images of the Little Roamer's Room, along with other rooms in the 2014 Decorator's Showcase, visit Houzz and SF Curbed. Better still, If you'd like to stop by the Showcase House to check it out in person, there's more information here!
Vendors Shown Above are linked below!
522 Industries (Tent Hardware), Aldea Home (Bear Animal/CoralandTusk), Bespoke Construction (General Contracting), Big Daddy Antiques (Basket and Metal Toys) Coral & Tusk (Decorative Pillows, badges, and miniture stuffed animals), Dawson Custom Workroom (Custom Tent, Bedding, Window Treatments and Decorative Floor and Bed Pillows), Dogfork Lamp (Plug-in lamp retrofit to wall sconce), Duralee/F Schumacher (Bed Throw), Dwell Studio (Toy Truck and toy Wolfie's), JR's Woodworks (Custom Bed and Built-ins), Karikter (Jielde Zig-Zag Lamp), Kneedler-Fauchere (Custom Coverlette), Kravet/Lee Jofa (Green/Yellow Pouf Fabric), Land of Nod (Portion of Stuffed Animals on Ladder), McRoskey Mattress (Twin Bed Matress), Munson Joinery (Custom Play Table), Osborne & Little ( Checkered and Stripe Pouf fabric), Osborne & Little (Insect collections), Restoration Hardware (Medium glass display case, office storage boxes, Tin Trunks), Restoration Hardware Baby & Child (Large Elephant, wire baskets on shelves, portion of stuffed animals on ladder, hanging lantern, bed sheets), Serena & Lily, (Leather bookends, Jute Rug, Ladder), S.H. Frank (17th & Folsom - Cow Hide, Leather for pout seats, tent leather, window treatment leather), Spiteri's Hardwood Floors (Floor Finishing), Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts (Art Consultancy), Tazi Designs (Pouf Inserts), Tea Collection (Children's Clothing), Union Made (Interior Decor)
On January 30th, we toured this years selected 2014 San Francisco Decorator Showcase house at 3660 Jackson street (illustration above by Clay Seibert), in hopes to be selected as one of this years designers. If you haven't heard already, we were selected! As you can imagine, this is truly a dream for all designers to be a part of this prestigious event, but it's also the reason you haven't heard from us in a while. We apologize in advance for our delayed email responses. We are doing our best to return them promptly!
A little information about our room: The room is designed for a 4 year old little roamer, hence our room name: "Little Roamer's Room". I can't give too much away on what it will look like, because you need to come see it in person to help the San Francisco University High School (UHS) Financial Aid program, but I will give you a hint of what to expect: famous wallpaper and a giant tent!!! :) Now you have to see it, or your kids do. This room is a must see for all kids (and adults), but beware: expect your kid wanting a room just like it! :) It's any kids dream.
Event Details Below!
The 2014 San Francisco Decorator Showcase will be open to the public beginning on Saturday, April 26, 2014, through Memorial Day, May 26 during the following hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (last entry)
Friday: 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. (last entry)
Sunday and Memorial Day: 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (last entry)
CLOSED MONDAY (except Memorial Day)
Tickets are available at the door or may be purchased online here.
Eye Candy below!
We have already met so many other great designers. It's an honor to be surrounded by such great talent. I hope we can measure up! Now come see for yourself! I hope to see you all there. Stop by and say hi, view a tent demonstration, or pick up a postcard with our vendors! Can't WAIT to hear your reaction. Be on the look out for Sara Wert's photography of Modern Kids Co. I am so thrilled to be working with her and honored to have her photograph our space! Stay tunned for more updates and some fun features to come!
XOXO - Regan
We're lusting after wallpaper this Valentine's day!
Happy Friday Everyone! I've been wanting to post about a before and after exterior curb appeal project we worked on last year, for obviously some time now. ;) One of our on-going and most beloved clients, Heather and Brad, recently moved from San Francisco to Mountain View and purchased their first home in the suburbs. Given their aesthetic (see our past project here) and Heather's real estate background, they know very well what to get into. She is a brainiac when it comes to ROI. Anyone interested in a new home in the Peninsula, she is really excellent at this stuff. I mean good. So...you can understand how excited I was to get the phone call that they wanted my help on curb appeal. :)
Stay tunned on how we are transforming the interiors of this home as well. Happy Friday!
After a bit of a hiatus following the madness of the holidays, we're back to business! Lucky for us, it's business we love.
Last week, we had the pleasure of styling and photographing the Berkeley Hills Mid-Century rancher as a team, and we thought we'd offer a sneak peek! The place has jaw-dropping views of the entire bay, along with an adorable pair of dogs and children.
Thanksgiving is about different things to different people. Whether it's about food, family, friends, or the opportunity to have at least one day off of work, there's one common thread that brings us all together -- chairs. Yep, those humble little guys give us a place to rest our bums whilst eating, chatting, or just plain ol' sitting. Enjoy the homage we're paying to some of our favorite classics and more, either sitting pretty around a Thanksgiving table or solo by the fire.
Awhile back I posted some progress images of a fireplace concept for some new clients. I am embarrassed to just now be introducing. Although we are nearing the end of the project, I wanted to do a proper introduction, give some insight into the client’s style and show some fun before and progress photos.
Introducing Martin and Norma:
Martin, an environmental lawyer and Norma, who’s job is raising three boys, two young boys and Martin. :] Martin called me amidst our relocation back to San Francisco, interested in hiring an interior designer. The architectural drawings were drawn (hand drawn if you can believe it), but they were looking to hire an interior designer to help with finish selections, cabinet designs, redesign of the fireplace, as well as a slight redesign of the master bathroom layout, and all the other fun details. My initial interview I was sold on the project. Who wouldn’t want to design a midcentury rancher in Berkley Hills with two of the nicest people ever, who had a sense of style and a dream to be in DWELL magazine. Needless to say, we immediately formed a bond. Side Note: The interview occured the same morning as Endeavors Historic Flight over San Francisco's Golden Gate. I was able to view it first hand from Martin and Norma's panoramic backyard view of the bay. It was a a great wat to start off an interview!
The project was a bit fast tracked. We started mid October 2012 and had the entire house designed by early December. Construction began November 1st, 2012.
Martin and Norma were born and raised in and around Berkeley, CA. The home they purchased is located in Berkeley Hills (Kensington) and the backyard boasts of the view of the San Francisco Bay. You can see all three bridges from the backyard, an utterly breathtaking view. The below photo doesn't do the view justice.
Wants & Needs: To open up the house, downplay the awkward architectural elements, re-use as much flooring as possible, reuse building materials as much as possible, select eco friendly materials and provide a kid friendly yet classic, rustic modern environment to raise their family.
Martin’s and Norma’s style: Kid friendly, playful, rustic yet modern. Martin’s environmental background and Norma’s ranch life was well suited for natural organic finishes. Norma’s love for horses, due to her jockey father, grew up around horses, leather and the refined society of racing. I was bursting with excitement inside when Norma told me her love for horses. As most of you know, I too rode as a child and am a horse lover. To design a mid-century rancher home for another lover of horses has been a dream of mine. I was thrilled. I was yet again blessed with great clients. The family moved in roughly 3 weeks ago. Next steps: Finalizing Furnishings, Accessories and Styling! I am so excited to add Martin and Norma to our list of extended family members. You can check out more progress photos here, and be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more daily progress project photos.
Things are finally getting a bit more organized in our world since our move back to SF, I can't believe it's been a year! Back soon with a few more project introductions! Stay tuned!!