{barn light electric} | blog feature

I hope you all are enjoying your week! If you haven't already heard of Barn Light Electric, you should check them out! They have some great vintage yet modern light fixtures. One of my newest "go-to" resources! Today I was featured on their blog. Check it out! :)

I hope you all enjoyed Halloween! Above is a cute picture taken of the kids this past weekend. Home Depot had a free kid workshop that involved a fire truck, police car, and care flight helicopter. Welcome to Texas! The kids LOVED it.

The kids were also models for a friend of mine who is a photographer in San Francisco! We squeezed in the shoot before our departure from SF. For any of you who need family photography in the bay area, you should check out Odessa's site! {Photo Designs by Odessa} She's an amazing photographer and has some fun Christmas cards you can custom order! Super cute. Amelia and Everett had a great time. Thanks Odessa!

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{malm fireplace} | in LOVE | SF remodel

I'm thrilled to anounce RBD was hired for a mid-century remodel here in the city. It's been a whirl wind of a project thus far, but also one of the most exciting projects I've worked on since I started my business 4 years ago. My client, also a mother, has just about the same style as me: Rustic, Modern and Retro. Cisco Brothers meets DWR meets Jonathon Adler and Robbert Abbey, which might be a tad bit why I'm so thrilled! We are currently working on all architectural finish selections, plumbing and lighting selections and layouts, island design and fireplace design for the home. I can't wait to show you progess! 

Images above courtesy of Heath Ceramics, Waterworks, Zinc Details & Elle Decoration South Africa

Above are inspirational images I've presented to help the client understand the overall vision RBD has for her home. I'm also collaborating with an amazing architect, Mason B. Miller. Check out his work. I'm sure you'll agree he's amazing! He's done a remarkable job on the design the home. Stay tuned for more progress images!

PS: I'm drooling, heart palpiting, over the Malm Zircon Fireplace pictured above. I just got confirmation my client wants pricing for installation! Yippee! Crossing fingers for a good bid! And the Henry pendant was just specified for over the island! 

Until next time...have a marvelous week!

Regan 

{greypants} recycling architects | cardboard lights

I'm always excited when I find new products that are really inspiring. I couldn't NOT share this with you. It's too good not to! Introducing recycled cardboard lights. I'm in LOVE! Hum, what can I make with cardboard? These remind me of Frank Gehry's famous wiggle side chair. I think they are on to something. :) Great job Greypants! Looking forward to seeing more!

Greypants is a seattle based architecture firm that also makes sustainable products. To check out more about Greypants, go here. You must also check out this awesome video about their process. :) If you live in the bay area, you can see the lights in person at Starbelley Restaurant. Images above via the grog blog.

Thanks sis for sharing this link with me! I heart their name also!

Also, if you have a few minutes, check out my new portfolio pics! I'm super excited to finally add a few more projects. 

{To Do} | Elle Decor's first-ever showhouse

Elle Decor's first-ever showhouse is open for viewing and the best news, it's here in SF!! I was so excited to attend a private viewing Wednesday night, thanks to AKDO. If you have yet to go, and you live in the bay area, it's a MUST see event. It's going on now through November 21st. 

Can you spot the Restoration Hardware pieces in the living room images below?. It was great to see a retail brand have presence at the showhouse. Their new design direction has my head spinning, in a good way. I've been loving everything they have to offer these days. Gary Spain, House Beautiful's top 20 designers to watch and also creative director at Restoration Hardware, was the living room designer for the showhouse.  His living room was spectacular, especially his use of paint, lighting placement and larger than life art selections. RH just opened the first-ever showroom in the SF Design center. This should change things up a bit. 

I was obsessed with the amount of lighting, oversized art/objects,and  the overall graphic play and texture incorporated into each of the spaces. A good project consists of all of these. :] It was also exciting to see that most light fixtures were selected from my favorite, go-to stores. Circa Lighting, Urban Electric Co., and Hinkley Lighting. And it's always fun to see products you've pinned away in your "things I love" file, displayed delicately or obnoxiously. :]  

Superbly done by all the designers. It was amazing how cohesive the entire house was, even though each designer was in charge of their designated rooms. I was delighted to spend a few minutes with Elizabeth Martin. She was so sweet and her bedroom design really spoke to my personal style, color selection and rustic embellishments. Thanks Beth for your time! You can check out all the designers at Elle Decor's meet the designer page here.

What a great evening. Thanks again AKDO, for the invitation! Your tile work was amazing! All photos courtesy of my iphone. :]

Oh, and just thumbed through the first issue of the Anthology Magazine. It's a gonna be a good one! I'm loving the paper they are using, as well as the way it's bound. It feels more like a book. Sarah and I headed over the Bay Bridge to the launch party at the West Elm in Emmeryville last night. Thanks again Sarah for the invite!

{I Heart DIY}: Lighting

Well, yet another day of perusing the web and once again a superb find. Thanks to my friends and former colleagues Steve Johnson, Sarah Soler, and Rebecca Otto, who formed Johnson/Soler, an Interior Design firm in Chicago, that creates some pretty great and unique spaces. So many talented friends I have. I'm loving the inspiration! Check out their blog. It's a great read and and excellent resource for new, budget friendly and DIY design ideas.

One DIY project that has my head spinning, this Chandelier by the talented lighting designer, Lindsey Adelman . So earthy, rustic...yet modern. So my style.

Thanks to THE BRICK HOUSE for sharing this wonderful post. The Brick House is a DIYer on sterroids...such an inspiration. I'll be checking out his blog daily. I hope to have photos up soon of my newest DIY project creating Lindsey's chandelier