Sacramento Street

Living With Great Style

Project: Kitchen Remodel Inspiration


A few weeks ago I wrote about a project that is near and dear to my heart – remodeling my mom’s bathroom. In addition to the bathroom, we are planning to also renovate her kitchen. We’ve been gathering ideas for several years now and can’t wait to make this dream a reality. Some things we are hoping to be able to fit into the kitchen will be a place to sit – hopefully a small table with a comfortable wing chair to sit and sip coffee at in the morning, open shelving on the upper walls, and room on other walls for her black & white photographs from our trips. We’d also like to have a balance between modern and vintage. What are your thoughts or suggestions – we’d love to hear your ideas!

Photos: 1.) Apartment Therapy | 2.) Valerie Aflalo | 3.) sfgirlbybay | 4.) unknown | 5.) Bo Bedre | 6.) Holly Mathis

Read Full Story Comments (3)

On the Hunt: Vintage Floor Lamps

Chairish: Vintage Lamps | Sacramento Street


Images from left to right: 1/2/3/4/5/6

While I have placed a floor lamp in my nursery, the rest of my house only has table lamps. I’m ready to find the perfect floor lamp for my living room. I’m having trouble deciding between a more traditional swing-arm lamp in brass or a mid-century modern floor lamp.  I have always favored a mix of modern and vintage and I have to say, I’ve been tempted by the chrome arc lamp as well as the actual vintage mid-century lamps.

Chairish: Vintage Lamps | Sacramento Street

1.) Chrome 5 Arm Arc Lamp on Marble Base

2.) Rare Vintage Castiglioni Arco Lamp

3.) Robert Sonneman 1960’s Swing Arm Floor Lamp

4.) Chrome Arc Lamp By Robert Sonneman

5.) Tall Brass Articulating Floor Lamp

In San Francisco, when vintage lamps show up in stores, they are swooped up quickly. A place I have found a plethora of floor lamps that I love are on the website Chairish. They have both traditional and mid-century choices.  The only trouble I’ll have, is deciding which lamp to chose.  Which do you prefer?

This post is a partnership with Chairish. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

Read Full Story Comments (2)

Where do you find inspiration?


As I ease back into work, I’ve been searching for ways to get inspired. While we have places right at our finger tips online – like Pinterest – that we can go to every single day, there are also amazing other sources off line as well.

Recently I’ve been slowly going through all of my magazines and books. It’s incredible how opening them back up can bring a whole new level of inspiration for my own home and projects. One source of inspiration that I wanted to share with all of you was from Malene Birger. Her two books (Life and Work & Move and Work) are constantly bringing me loads of inspiration. The way she pulls together patterns, neutrals, and old and new is something I’m in awe over. I find myself reaching for them on a weekly basis. If you haven’t seen them, they are a must read.

So, I’d love to know – where are you finding your inspiration lately? Is it a book? A certain magazine? Somewhere online? Please share because I’m constantly looking for new ways to get ideas.

Photo by Caitlin Flemming of Malene Birger’s Book

Read Full Story Comments (1)

Winter Home Essentials for the New Year

Winter Home Essentials


Images 1/2/3/4/5


The New Year brings on a frenzy to do, including a massive clean out of closets with several trips to goodwill. I’ve been doing that the past week, but now I have an itch to do a bit of redecorating around the house to start off 2015. First order of business was to pull inspiration – I’m drawn to the all white, cozy rugs and endless unique pillows from all of these images. From there I put together a list of several things I’m on the hunt for – a few rugs, throw pillows, a wing-back chair and more.

 Winter Home Essentials


1.) African Mud Cloth Pillow | 2.) Luxurious Reindeer Fur Throw

3.) Vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan Carpet | 4.) Wool Felt & Canvas Pillow

5.) Town & Country Wool Blanket| 6.) Mongolian Lamb Grey Pillow Case

7.) Vintage Persian Meshed Carpet

One of my first stops is always Chairish – you never know what unique items you can find on their site. One client bought a pair of chairs from Chairish for $200 (they were meant to be completely redone) and reupholstered them in a stunning fabric. The chairs are now the highlight of their family room. I’m mostly looking for items to make my home feel a little more cozy these winter months. I pulled together a few of my favorites (above) that I’d love to add to my house.

Shop more of my favorites at Chairish. 

This post is a partnership with Chairish. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

Read Full Story Comments (4)

On the Hunt: Side Tables

Side Tables | Sacramento Street

Images : 1/2/3/4

I sometimes find myself working on a client project and when it comes time to source side tales, it can be challenging. Finding the perfect side table is like picking out the perfect handbag for an outfit. There are so many factors to consider – do you do vintage? new? modern? traditional? Of course, it all depends on the style of the home, but since I’m constantly on the hunt I thought I’d share one of my top resources with you.

Side Tables | Sacramento Street

1.) Gold Mirrored Scalloped Side Table | 2.) Faceted Mirror Side Table |

3.) Brown & Saltman Nightstand | 4.) Vintage Industrial Side Table |

5.) Poul Kjaerholm Cube Table

Recently while I’ve been hunting for side tables for clients, I’ve found the majority of them on Chairish. I pulled together a few of my favorites to share with all of you. You could put each one of these in any room in your home.

Shop more of my favorite side tables on Chairish.

This post is a partnership with Chairish. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

Read Full Story Comments (0)
About Design In A Box