interior design

this boho, jungle style is a crowd-pleaser…

Recently, we had a request for a “colorful, boho, greenery-infused” room recipe for a living room in Oakland. We put together a fun mood board and thought we would share it with you. Texture, color, texture and more texture. Put some wallpaper on the ceiling, add a boldly colored bookcase and then add some plants every which way. We include a shopping list if you are so inclined to hop on the jungle train. You’re welcome.

Mood Board

Jungalow Mood Board

Shop the Look

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make it yours…

Sometimes it is harder than it looks. If we break down a room into its different elements and then make the shopping list, we can pull the items together into a cohesive space.

But first. The hardest part is the scale and making sure to fit the pieces to the space. Measure twice, cut once, so to speak. The best ways to do that are to see the pieces in person or mock up your intended pieces in the space with painters’ tape and poster paper so that you can get a sense of how they will feel. It takes longer but it is well worth it. Details like— how deep the is the sofa and can you move around it? will the armchairs tuck in under the dining table? will the painting open the space up or make the room feel crowded? will all the furniture fit onto the rug? are all important to consider. But equally important is that there is always more than one solution for the space and each quandary you encounter.

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Of course, we are always here to help. :)

from vision to reality

I am going to give you these pictures in the before to after sequence so we start with the boring, unfinished room and go to the conceptualization via Pinterest to the amazing watercolor rendering AND then to, (drumroll please)...




It is always presented this way on those shows on HGTV. But we designers want to show you the big work (because it is always BIG work--don't let those shows fool you) because we are so happy with the fruits of our labor. But I am going to live on the edge a bit. So here goes.


The Before:

the before

the before

Then onto the Pinterest craziness:

The beautiful concept sketch by @janegianarelli

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AND the big reveal! (photo credit @ericzepeda)


Wasn't that FUN?!?!? Let us know if we can help you make some magic happen. 


is your guest room ready for the holidaze?

The holidays are a season of entertaining; you'll have to make sure that your guest room is ready for visitors. So, we are serving up some simple tips for making sure you have everything ready for family/friends to come to stay. The perfect guest retreat can be easily set up with these lovely items.

Stylish Curtains: Guests need privacy and an option to sleep in. Curtains offer both.

Fresh flowers, Candles or Scent: Nothing is more welcoming then a delicious smelling room, especially if it is holiday-inspired.  

Extra Bedding, Reading Light + Books: It isn't always easy to fall asleep in a new place, so give them extra blankets, the option of books and make sure there's a reading light!

Enjoy the season and the visitors; comfy guests are easy guests. xo



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