This past November I finished working on a very special project. I mentioned it briefly here, but haven't shown 'after' photos since it took almost a year to put all the final touches into place.  In December I had the space photographed by the incredibly talented Sean Dagen of whom I've been a fan since I first noticed his work in the Serena and Lily catalogs. During the shoot, Sean's agent Traci mentioned that she knew the ladies at Rue Magazine and wanted to show the photos to them!

Fast forward to today — I am beyond excited to say that the project was included in the March/April 2012 issue! Thank you Rue!  

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Traci, Sean and I setting up.

 To see the rest of the Sausalito apartment and article click here.

I thought you might like to see some before photos of the apartment.  Keep in mind it's a rental, so there were limitations in what we could do to the space itself.

Sausalito before2


The budget was not big, but there were specific higher end pieces that my client really wanted. When we splurged, we had to find a way to cut back somewhere else.  It's amazing how many inexpensive but stylish options are out there. You just have to dig around!

There were pieces that just had all the right elements and for those there was no compromising.  Some of the higher end items… 


Eames Chair – Design Within Reach

Bungalow5 chair

Dining Chairs – Bungalow 5


Blue Writing Desk – Chelsea Textiles

 There were some pieces that we were able to find at substantially lower prices because they were not authentic, but the remake was so close that even a trained eye wouldn't know the difference. Some of the lower priced alternatives

Saarinen table

(Faux) Saarinen Dining Table found on ebay 


(Faux) Noguchi Coffee Table found on ebay

We filled in with some pieces that could easily blend in...


Daybed- West Elm

Ikea bed

Bed - Ikea 

Many of the accessories and accent furniture were found at antique stores, estate sales and flea markets.  

Please let me know if you have questions about specific pieces.  Happy to share the sources.  Again, the link to the article and photos is here.

Thanks again to Rue Magazine!

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