AN INTERIOR DESIGNER’S GUIDE TO SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco has been my home for 10 years now and I tend to be out and about often… These are some of my local faves.

WHERE TO EAT:

Wayfare Tavern – Everything is great about this place. The food, the service and the gentleman’s decor

WHERE TO DRINK:

Gitane – This restaurant and bar designed by nightclub designer Mr. Important was named after a freewheeling gypsy. It’s a great place for cocktails to start a night out or end to an exhausting day.

WHERE TO SHOP FOR THE HOME:

Coup D’Etat - My go to for special vintage or custom statement pieces.

coup-de-tat-6.jpg

HD Buttercup – The owner opened the infamous ABCHome in NYC but after a divorce started HD Buttercup in LA then they opened up shop in SF. I’m SO very grateful to have this retail powerhouse owner in the Bay Area. 99% of the furniture lines they carry I buy direct from the manufacturers for my clients at cheaper prices, but every time I have short turn around projects you’ll find me speeding through the store taking quick photos of their in stock inventory, taking things out on memo and buying crazy amounts of pillows. The handsome Timmothy Ouilton line you can only get through them & Restoration Hardware.

WHERE TO SHOP FOR CLOTHES:

Brooklyn Circus – Chic Men’s store. Looks range east coast, dandy, to letterman. Think the Satorialist.

15-brooklyn-circus.jpg

 

Sui Generis Consignment Womens and Mens – Consigned designer duds from the likes of Yves Saint Laurent and Oscar De la Renta.

 

Vintage Ala Mode – I have always collected vintage jewelry and clothes so I’m very picky here… but this is the spot. The owner has a great eye, it’s not picked through and the pieces are in great condition.