The Best Way to Decorate is By Taking a Design Audit of Your Whole Home | Apartment Therapy

“We spent a few hours going through each and every space and making a detailed, itemized list of what we wanted to change. Everything from a new silverware organizer to a bigger couch to fixing a scratch on the wall got listed, room by room. When we finished the entire audit, we were left with dozens and dozens of to-do items, but none of the tasks felt like the jumbled, overwhelming mess that existed in my brain before. Instead, it felt like a game plan—something actionable and concrete that we could make progress on slowly but surely. Instead of feeling rushed to make a room feel perfect, I felt like we had a plan. Sure, it would take a while to get through all of it, but for the first time, I was looking at a physical list of everything we wanted to get done. And at least I knew that if we went item by item, we’d get through it.”

San Francisco sound artwork simulates sinking of Millennium Tower – Curbed SF

Sound art installation simulates sinking of Millennium Tower

“… the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) hosts Postcommodity’s newest piece, The Point of Final Collapse, an audio installation based on Millennium Tower’s gradual sinking and leaning, which will aurally simulate the movements of the skyscraper using data collected between 2008 and 2017.”

San Francisco sound artwork simulates sinking of Millennium Tower – Curbed SF

Stay Safe, Everyone!

While we endeavor to honor the city’s “shelter-in-place” orders, we understand that some jobs just can’t wait. In that spirit, we’re keeping the the workshop open to service your homes, offices and retail/restaurant spaces.

More importantly than anything else, we’re washing our hands a heck-of-a-lot more than we used to, and we’re used to washing our hands more often than anyone outside the culinary or medical fields.

We also value the importance of communication at a time like this, and we’re placing an even higher premium on talking to customers in order to understand their priorities, their concerns, their schedules, and their budgets. Whether we end up working for someone during the “shelter-in-place” order or just making scheduling arrangements for a time when things get back to normal, we are eager to listen to your needs and respond with a variety of options to meet them.

Please stay healthy San Francisco. Please wash your hands and stay at home until we’re through this thing.

Cole Hardware February Happy Hour

Arguably our most important supplier, Cole Hardware is a neighborhood treasure on Russian Hill. Once a month, they treat their rewards club members to a glass of wine and a $10 discount of a $25-or-more purchase.

— and if you think you don’t need $25 worth of stuff from Cole Hardware at least once a month, you are mistaken. They’ve got awesome stuff.

IKEA 2020 Catalog – Best New Home Products | Apartment Therapy

Our distaste for analog media notwithstanding, it’s always a great idea to have a look at what’s new at IKEA every year, and the annual catalog release is a good time to do it.

Remember the excitement when the [Sears/JCPenney/Delia*s/American Girl/insert your favorite childhood catalog of choice here] arrived? For me, that feeling is still alive and well. Last week, I eagerly awaited a certain special delivery, and I was not disappointed. In my mailbox I found an advance copy of the 2020 IKEA catalog, and today I get to share it with all of you. The catalog theme is Save Our Sleep, and it’s not hard to imagine why they’ve chosen that focus.

Source: IKEA 2020 Catalog – Best New Home Products | Apartment Therapy

Jury Duty – Week of June 24th

No appointments available this week – June 24-28 – due to a Jury Duty.

We’ll reply to service requests as they arrive, but we’ll be backlogged by a full week as a result of the summons.

Please feel free to send us your service requests and project descriptions, and we will let you know how quickly we can get you onto the schedule.

9 Sneaky Ways to Add More Storage to Small Spaces | Apartment Therapy

Creativity is the answer to many of life’s problems, especially when it comes to the home. There are only so many places you can put things, so the more you can think outside of the box within your walls, the better. If KonMari-ing or major decluttering were easy, we would all do it. But since stuff—at least some of it— is important, most of us have to find solutions for storage. Small space dwellers are the best people to steal ideas from, since the struggle is particularly real for them. So, we looked to a few of our favorite tiny house and apartment tours to bring you some ideas and products you can use to be stealth about storage in your space.

Source: 9 Sneaky Ways to Add More Storage to Small Spaces | Apartment Therapy