San Francisco Design
This young couple recently bought this large San Francisco walk up and combined their two lofts. With little furniture, art of decor and a new baby, they needed help. KRD came in and economically merchandised the house - making it a home.
From the client:
After many years of single living, my husband and I moved out of our apartments and into an overwhelmingly large house for our 3 cats and new baby. We managed to get furniture in place but we were noticeably missing all of the warm and decorative elements that make a house a home. Both of us had lots of random nicknacks and “art” stuffed in closets, but we had no idea what to do with any of them.
Enter Kate Richard. She dove right into the nicknack abyss and spotted valuable treasures buried in our boxes and re-purposed them in ways that made them modern and relevant. The treasure hunt then moved on to local design stores that were well within my budget. She picked things that I loved and could afford. We purchased side tables, lamps, pillows, wall art, table toppers, and picture frames. Items I would have never known how to put together on my own. Side note: if you work with Kate, be sure to get your personal photo collage done. It’s awesome!
The final product was a house that had been purged, reorganized, and turned into a warm and inviting home with something old, something new, and Kate Richard’s fantastic point of view. Since our last time working together, we have welcomed a second baby to the home and are preparing our downstairs apartment for rental on AirBnB. We plan to spend an exciting week with Kate when she returns to her Bay Area clientele.
Disclaimer: I have known Kate Richard since 2001 and worked with her at various businesses over the years. Her influence on my life is worth more than any fee I have ever paid for her design services. That said, her rates are incredibly reasonable, especially considering how much money she saved us by using our existing items and finding super stylish pieces that look like they cost more than they do. "
MASTER BEDROOM: Before
MASTER BEDROOM: Before
MASTER BEDROOM: After
Nothing new was purchased for this re-style. The mother had collected many beautiful items over the past decade and Kate found them around the house and compiled them to make the nursery personal.