Inside Stories: Products, Works and Custom Designs in Interior Spaces, Part 1

We are fortunate to have a deep pool of talented makers and artists in our Bay Area Made community, whose creations adorn a variety of interior spaces. Here is a selection of recent projects showcasing their work.

Find the second installment of this series here.

Robert Long Lighting

The James Chandelier in hand-rubbed bronze with seeded globes by the Sausalito-based manufacturer is displayed in the new Batch showroom, located in a former San Francisco fire station. Photos: Robert Bradley.

Anastasia Faiella

The San Francisco artist’s paintings have been popping up in some beautiful spaces.

The oil painting on canvas is one piece from the diptych You Are So Beautiful, from 2017. It’s shown in a dining room by interior designer Kimball Starr. Photo: Paul Dyer.

In a bedroom of the Single Thread Inn in Healdsburg, Forever, a 2016 oil paint and graphite china marker on canvas work, hangs above the bed.

Windy Chien

For the Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse in Virginia, Windy created a stunning 30’ x 25’ custom rope tree. Photos: Daniel Green.

McRoskey Mattress Co. x Rough Linen

The mattress manufacturer that has been making high quality handcrafted mattresses in San Francisco since 1899 and the San Rafael-based makers of “rough luxe” linen bedding, home accessories, and apparel, are a dream match. They recently formed a collaborative partnership, and in a few months will be announcing a co-branded product, along with a few surprises. Stay tuned.

Elan Evans

The Cotati-based wallpaper maker and decorative painter explains how she created this gorgeous custom installation for the 2017 San Francisco Decorator Showcase.

“I started making these hand painted wallpapers a couple of years ago, I wanted to create a product that, aside from the raw materials, was handmade in Sonoma County. A machine does the intricate cutting, but I load it and run it in my Cotati studio. Should I expand my operations, those jobs will stay in Cotati as well.”

“But, somehow, once you are playing with constructing and cutting patterns, it’s hard to know where to stop. I did an installation for Paige Loczi of LOCZIdesign in San Francisco and she wanted to see the pattern opened up, deconstructed, and the cut shapes that would normally be discarded used as positive elements of the design, not just as negative space. It transformed the experience of selling a product into one of creating an art installation. I was fresh off that job when I bid on a space at the 2017 San Francisco Decorator Showcase House. I knew I wanted to fill those five 18’ arches with my paper, but wanted to have the pattern be unique. The idea of deconstructing a pattern, and the structure of the staircase tilted me towards M.C. Escher and his wonderful ‘Liberation’ print. The triangles tilted me towards origami birds instead of Escher birds. Except for being on a 22’ extension ladder for two days (one of the reasons I wanted to create paper in the studio, on a table, in the first place) it was the most satisfying experience I had last year.”

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