I heart San Francisco


Valerie at the airport heading to San Francisco & The San Francisco Design Center

I was recently hired for my first ever "destination" design project, south of San Francisco. I have the honor of designing the remodel of a classic style home built in 1949. 

I am thrilled to have met this darling couple and their three beautiful young boys. I could not ask for a more exciting and inspiring design project in my favorite part of the world! 

This was my second visit up north, the first visit was to discuss the layout and tweak the plans the architect drew up. This visit was where the real magic began! We toured the San Francisco design center and what a treat! This design center was oozing with energy and fabulous offerings for the design aficionado. We spent hours honing the counter and bath surrounds and let me just report, the tile and stone work will be breathtaking! We also squeezed in some time to visit cabinetry boutiques and a quick trip to Ferguson to learn more about the appliances we are considering.

Stay tuned for more updates about this dreamy design journey.

Happy Designing!



the client's home


beautifully crafted cabinetry & tile at the SF Design Center