While we’ve been in our house for a month, our last bits of construction were still going on (yes even after 18 months there was still more to do!), but they’re coming to a close and I am SO ready to clean up the final bits of dirt & dust and actually begin decorating. As I mentioned here, I took almost nothing from the loft with us so are rooms are feeling mighty bare.Right now the house feels more squatted in than lived in. I mean sitting on cardboard boxes is cool and all, but I thought I left that stage behind after I left grad school!

Truthfully, I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed by the project – it’s been a long time since I’ve dealt with more than 1,000 sq feet, but I’m excited to report One Kings Lane has officially come to my rescue. Earlier this week I got the chance to get a sneak peek of their newly created San Francisco One Kings Lane Design Studio and it was all kinds of fabulous.


Whether you’re starting a major design project, wanting a few updates for a specific room, or are simply in the mood for some inspiration then you should definitely make an appointment to visit the Design Studio. It’s actually located in One Kings Lane’s San Francisco offices, so it feels a bit like you’re getting to see into the OKL inner sanctum. The Studio space they’ve created is just so so good. There are a variety of vignettes from a bedroom, to home office, living rooms and hallway spaces. It’s as if a lovely home sprouted up in the middle of an office. I kinda wanted to move in!

Instead, I started shopping. Here are just a few of my favorite pieces that are inspired by the Studio vibe.


I can’t wait to book my appoint and go back to starting working on my house in earnest. Even when you work on this stuff day in and day out it’s so nice to get an outside perspective. With so much to do, I will gladly take any help I can get.

If you’re in the Bay Area I highly recommend you make a point to drop by the Studio too. It is located at 633 Folsom Street, Suite 200 – in the heart of SOMA – and it’s open six days a week!


1 acrylic side chair / 2 table lamp / 3 antique french linen pillow / 4 petrified wood bookends / 5 art / 6 brass candle holders / 7 bowl / 8 vintage dhurrie / 9  pendant / 10 glass decanters / 11 palermo eucalyptus candle / 12 matchbooks

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  1. Those covered books make me think again of recovering mine. It was a trend a few years ago, but I didn’t adopt it because you need to see the titles, right? But my library faces an 8-foot-tall eastern window (ceilings are 12 feet) and the book spines have faded. Would a wall of white-covered books look cool or insane? Would I go insane trying to find a specific book?

  2. Just beautiful! Where did you purchase your nightstands with the cutest tassels???

  3. can you give me any info on the swivel chairs with the wood on the bottom???? thx

    1. They’re available on One King’s Lane – thanks!