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ADDING AMBIANCE TO YOUR OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE

ADDING AMBIANCE TO YOUR OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE Lighting is one of the best ways to add ambiance to any space – and your outdoor living spaces are no different. Here’s three ways to add light to your backyard that will elevate your...

MAKE YOUR HOME “KISSED BY THE SUN” FOR SUMMER

MAKE YOUR HOME “KISSED BY THE SUN” FOR SUMMER We’ve dived deep into summer and the sun is shining bright in the Bay Area. At MARLENE DESIGN + CO., we believe seasonal change is good for the soul, especially when it comes to home...

MY INTERIOR DESIGN INSPIRATION

MY INTERIOR DESIGN INSPIRATION Self-taught, award-winning designer Sarah Richardson is one of my interior design heroes. For nearly 20 years, her spectacular transformations have turned ordinary spaces into wow-factor rooms that beautifully reflect...

BACK IN STYLE: CANE FURNITURE

BACK IN STYLE: CANE FURNITURE As an interior designer, I’m always looking for materials that are a perfect fit for today’s design direction: textured, clean, and lightweight. While it’s never really gone out of style, caned furniture, with its...

MAKE SAN FRANCISCO A MOTHER’S DAY DESTINATION

MAKE SAN FRANCISCO A MOTHER’S DAY DESTINATION Does your mom love home interior design? Sunday, May 13th is Mother’s Day and there’s no better day to go above and beyond for the special lady in your life than by indulging her love of interior...

TOP OUTDOOR SIDE TABLES & STOOLS TO ELEVATE YOUR PATIO

TOP OUTDOOR SIDE TABLES & STOOLS TO ELEVATE YOUR PATIO Creating a welcoming outdoor space can be a challenge. As an interior designer, I strive to create an outdoor space that celebrates nature rather than cluttering it with pieces that belong...

INTERIOR DESIGN: TRENDS TO WATCH FOR 2018

INTERIOR DESIGN: TRENDS TO WATCH FOR 2018 Each new year brings exciting options for materials, finishes, and design ideas for your home, and this year is no different! We thought it would be fun to take a quick look at three trends we think will...

TOP DECORATING TRENDS FOR 2018

TOP DECORATING TRENDS FOR 2018 Most of the clients I meet, know the feeling they want to create in their homes, but aren’t always sure about how to make it happen. Working with an interior designer to get it just right, is what makes it more...

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INTERIOR DESIGNER TRICKS OF THE TRADE

I like to create spaces that are textured, tailored and timeless. Not all trends are appropriate to all spaces. As an interior designer, this requires a keen eye and ability to edit – a must have for any successful room.