spotted sf: j rachman.

spotted sf: j. rachman / sfgirlbybay

Recently I discovered the most exquisite treasure trove on my way to one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco. Tucked in an alley is the new shop and studio of interior designer, collector and visual storyteller, Jonathan Rachman. Upon meeting the very first thing Jonathan proclaimed was he’s a “hoarder”. But as you can see, he is a hoarder of... 
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at home with ginger founder lisa fontaine.

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lisa fontaine makes up one half of ginger’s (a very covetable caftan company) business duo. it’s no doubt her style is dynamic, and bright — just take a peek at her designs. that’s why we were thrilled to see a peek into her home photographed by michelle drewes, and ask her a few burning questions about life as a designer and lady of style. sfgirl: describe... 
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colorfully parisian.

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it’s hard to imagine sitting down to decide on this colorful decor palette, but as is typical with the french savoir faire, this somehow all works. a design project of fusion D, this paris penthouse is an eclectic mix of color housed in a centuries old building, and it all looks quite modern and fresh, especially paired with that exquisite architecture. the challenge... 
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citrus situations.

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nicole franzen. the days are getting longer, and those lemon branches are reaching over neighbors fences to say hello. this spring we are feeling the citrus shade in abundance. it energizes our closets, spaces, and dishes with that clean Mediterranean flavor that we are so happy to welcome into our everyday. it’s just that, a spritz of good vibes to bring on those warm... 
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loloi rugs on location in india.

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if you’re only looking at a rug, it’s easy to forget how much craftsmanship is involved. loloi rugs realized that, and invited me to share just how much care and detailed work goes into creating their beautiful, hand-crafted rugs. the modern day methods to craft their rugs are anything but modern. every step of their process is done by hand, where proud craftsman... 
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