I owned and operated the home furnishings boutique FINDecor in the Duboce Triangle neighborhood of San Francisco from 2003-2010. My mission at FINDecor was to find unique decor that was affordable and modern. I sourced most of our inventory from Thailand, Canada and the U.S. In addition to designing and directly importing furnishings from Thailand, I also introduced products from many up and coming independent design houses and local artisans.
While actively running the shop I was routinely approached for design guidance by my customers, some who had seen a feature article in 7x7 magazine on a major renovation of a mid century modern house I designed with architect, Ross Levy in Diamond Heights. I also received additional attention when this house was featured on the San Francisco AIA Tour of Homes. When I lost my lease on my shop space (my landlord planned to turn it into a pot dispensary) I focused my career on interior design.
I'm fond of clean spaces that are minimal yet warm. I fuse the international style with today's modern designs. Instead of just mimicking mid-century design of the past I build upon those classic core principles. I do this by seeking out the best of today's young designers from the East Coast to the West. By integrating classic modern principles with contemporary design I can help you to create a space that is functional and relaxing to live in. I have excellent resources for affordable and high-end vintage pieces to the best young design houses where beautiful and unique pieces are being crafted. From furniture to lighting and flooring and tile to wall coverings I can save you the time of having to research all of these!
I can develop a design concept and floor plan for your particular space that is truly functional and meets your everyday needs. I can work with you and your architect if you're renovating an entire home, a bathroom or kitchen. If you're about to engage in a large scale project, I'm happy to walk through your property and discuss my ideas with you. Frequently I see renovated properties and I'm often surprised by the lack of truly functional space planning! Unfortunately this is a common occurrence. Spaces are only great when they're truly comfortable and liveable. I can help you avoid this costly oversight and create a space that meets your everyday needs. I'm also happy to work with you in improving an existing floor plan when a renovation is not on the radar.
Whether your project is large or small I can help you to create a refined and enjoyable living space. My expertise is in creating functional spaces that are always interesting and warm at their core.