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San Francisco Decorator Showcase :: Dining Room

The striking formal dining room in this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase was created by Cecile Starin. In addition to being trained as a fine art painter, graphic illustrator and interior designer, Cecile was a fashion designer for over twenty years. Her extensive experience is most evident in her design projects and most recently in the creation of the showcase’s formal dining space. For the room’s design, Cecile brings a raw, modern twist to the controlled, classical architectural details by incorporating street art into the setting. The noted San Francisco street muralist, Ian Ross was commissioned to create the bold black and white abstract murals to mimic ocean wave patterns and wild flora found off the Northern California coast. The colorful, recycled aerosol “Spray Can” sculptures flanking the fireplace are also by Ian.  The furnishings are too a mixture of modern and classical. For example, a large circular table with a galvanized top and earthy root base are paired with timeless Loius XVI black patent leather chairs. The eye-catching Italian LED chandelier for NIDO Living SF features a set of four concentric burnished brass rings. It’s stunning.

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I love the design’s juxtaposition of contemporary street art with classical, glamorous luxury. What a feat Cecile has pulled off here! Hope you have a chance to see this room and showcase for yourself.

happy decorating,

cristin

*photo credit Margot Hartford (first three photos)

** photo credit Cristin Bisbee Priest (last three photos)

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Read full story By on April 27, 2015 in brass, chairs, color, contemporary decor, dining rooms, interior design, Interiors, lighting, pattern, tabletop, wallpaper

Friday Finds :: 5 Favorites

It took me a couple days to get back into the swing of things around here. But we are back to our routine with the kids back at school and me back to work. Fortunately, I love what I do, so it wasn’t that hard to get motivated again. Speaking of motivating, I’ve rounded up five favorite articles and images I came across this week – had to share them with you!

cozy gray living room // the design files

Coco+Kelley’s Mixing Some Menswear Into Your Home // photo via The Design Files

feather hanging art

One Kings Lane’s Studio Tour: Kristen Leigh Baker // image via One Kings Lane

textured concrete walls

some inspiring images from TineKHome‘s new 2015 catalog // love the textured concrete walls

living room // velvet & linen

seeing Brooke’s home grace the cover of this month’s Veranda Magazine // the chinoiserie wallpaper panels in the living room are a fave

DIY indigo clay wreath #crafts

the color indigo – still a fave for 2015 // DIY clay wreath via sweet paul

What inspired you this week?

happy friday,

cristin

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Read full story By on January 9, 2015 in 5 favorites, chinoiserie, craft, Features, friday find, Friday Finds, interior design, Interiors, Living Room, wallpaper

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014 – Dining Room

Last week I finally had the opportunity to tour this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase. One room that stood out as a personal favorite was the formal dining room by Cecilia Sagrera-Hill and George Brazil of SagreraBrazil. The room’s elegant design was inspired by the existing beautiful wood detailing and gorgeous hand-painted chinoiserie wallpaper installed by interior design icon, Michael Taylor (1927-1986). Mixing up period styles, the design duo added modern elements including the rug, upholstered chairs and geometric shaped dining table covered in a form fitted golden cover. The most eye-catching element however was the modern art hung above the fireplace – a magical infinity mirror with suspended butterflies in colors pulled from the wallpaper. I tried capturing an image of the artwork, but failed (so sorry!). These images don’t do the room justice, but I pulled some of the best ones I took and found:

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*photo credits: 1st and 2nd photo by Janet Paik via Houzz, 3rd & 5th photo by Cristin Priest via of Simplified Bee, 4th photo via Domaine 

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Read full story By on May 28, 2014 in chinoiserie, dining rooms, interior design, Interiors, lighting, original artwork, vintage, wallpaper

New Spring Collection :: Galbraith and Paul

Galbraith and Paul - Lantern and Sakura Fabrics

As you know, textiles are huge inspiration for me and ‘m particularly smitten for hand block prints. Some of my favorite are created by Philadelphia based, Galbraith and Paul. Their exquisite block printed fabrics and wallpaper are some of the prettiest around. Recently they released their new collection for spring 2014 – lantern, reed, parquet and sakura. They are fresh, pattern rich and you are going to love.

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It’s hard to pick a favorite isn’t it?!

happy decorating,

cristin

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Read full story By on April 9, 2014 in color, green design, textiles, wallpaper