Dining by Design
January 16, 2013
Each year the San Francisco’s Design Center transforms from a showroom showcase into a host for a plethora of micro-dining rooms. Each with its own unique style and flair. What fun eh?! And all for a good cause too!
Better yet, last year, we were honored to join some of their creative forces.
Offering up our grape-wood airplan laden table top and vertical gardens and our oh so charming teardrop dioramas- we helped complete the dining scene with the Karen Villanueva and Paul O’Rourke’s installation.
“Creating a connection through design.” – San Francisco based design firms: Villanueva Design and Paul O’Rourke Design
Their dining room reflected the essence of our city’s contemporary urban-ism with a tossed in bit of organic – to make it oh so San Francisco. Nature juxtaposed with man-made created a warm and welcoming room.
All photos by Sophie de Lignerolles
Blossoms, Wine, and Laughter: All in an Evening of Floral Arranging Fun
April 20, 2011
Last night was a wonderful night at Stable Cafe ~ Lila B’s lead designers Anna Hoffmann and Elizabeth Artis provided fun and informative instruction on floral design. They took over the baristas counter with tools and offered great inspiration from their years of floral arrangement wizardry.
Buckets of lovely local blooms filled the cafe ~ as did delicious nibbles + drinks. Everyone took home two beautiful arrangements that they made and an extra handful of lovely flowers with a third vase so they could show off their new talents at home ~
It is Springtime and flower arrangement is for everyone!
Nuptials that will go down in the books
March 24, 2011
For the wedding celebration of Jeannie Choe, the San Francisco summer fog took a day off and allowed the sun to shine. We wasted no time in harvesting some of our most colorful lot garden blooms for this literary- themed nuptial day located just a few doors up the street at one of our favorite neighbors, the Stable Cafe.
The bride started off the creative process by sharing her collection of vintage glassware and ball jars to use as vases. Some were dyed and others were classically clear. We added a bright combination of dahlias, daisies, billy bobs, mint, sage, and berries.
Wooden farm tables featured large arrangements surrounded by a constellation of smaller, intimate miniature landscapes. We filled a large glass terrarium from our friends at Roost with knofia, ferns, knofia, and poppy pods. Beneath cloche bell jars were magical combinations of locally gathered botanicals.
This day was definitely one to…