unexpected guests: lisa coris.


today’s unexpected guests hails from san francisco — russian hill, to be exact. lisa coris is a long-time friend of mine and she and her son live in an amazing, light-filled apartment along russian hill’s cable car line. lisa is a ‘jill of all trades’ — a recruiter of ad agency talent; a jewelry maker (beads, specifically — which she... 
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make mine tufted.


elle espana. i’ve got a real crush on anything tufted. a little bit goes a long way to making furniture just a little more glamorous, a lot more special. vintage tufted is even better! a tufted headboard, sofa or ottoman adds that air of hollywood regency style that’s hard to come by these days. i have a vintage tufted leather bench that i could have sold a thousand... 
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unexpected guests: antonia kohl.

unexpected guests: antonia kohl of tigerlily perfumery / sfgirlbybay

I’m delighted to introduce our next guest and she is Antonia Kohl, the lovely proprietress of Tigerlily Perfumery here in San Francisco. Located along Valencia Street in the city’s Mission neighborhood, this gem is the city’s only boutique dedicated entirely to artisan and niche perfumes, including a deep collection of U.S. indie fragrances and hard-to-find... 
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don’t call the pattern police.


architectural digest espana. i don’t think i’ve ever put two, identical matching pillows together on a sofa or a bed, or together on any piece of furniture for that matter. i just think it’s so much more interesting to mix your patterns well, playing off the colors, and mismatched glory of it all. throw in another pattern with an area rug, art print or wallpaper,... 
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a scandinavian renovation.


featured on milk decoration this is the transformation of a 1908 scandinavian home renovated over a three-year period by interior designer Malin Persson and her Italian husband. Together they renovated a home in ruins, everything from plumbing to the electricity and on and on, as you can imagine with such an old home, but kept the integrity and unique charm of the home intact... 
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