New KMD Space for 2013!

KMD moved into new offices in the beautiful SF Design Center in February!  We’ve been working hard to coordinate improvements and settling in.  Here is a sneak peek of the space and a little about the journey to move in day…

SF Design Center

Located on the Mezzanine of Showplace, its a beautiful old brick building and centrally located with many of our vendors.

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Here is how I saw the space for the first time.  That is a window that looks out on the Cowtan & Tout showroom and windows.

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I was excited that there are two workspaces behind this wall.  A space for myself and for a future new hire!  I love that we can keep all of our technical stuff in a “private space” and still have a great public space to meet with clients.

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Immediately, the paint needed freshening up and the carpet just had to go.  I went with a warm white to reflect more light and play down the various ceiling heights throughout…

photoNext was new carpet.  I chose one of my favorites…seagrass.  I love the way it smells when you walk into the office and it provides a great texture for someday layering that vintage Moroccan rug that I have been dreaming of…
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I can’t forget to show you the little face lift for the outside door and window trims – a deep violet gray really instills a sense of place.  How do you like my sign?
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Here is a scene from move-in day.  Literally 5 minutes after the movers left.  Loving how all of the furniture that I already own is already working in the space – perfect fit.  Buy well and you will be happy for years!

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Here is a peak inside one of the workspaces.  Lots of shelves and storage too!

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I brought a few of my favorite pieces of art from home to liven up the place.  Plotting out the gallery wall…

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My dear husband helped me get the hanging just right.  I thought you might like to see the process.

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Paper templates help plot the perfect place for artwork and you can see how the pieces will relate to each other and the space before committing with nail and hammer.

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After a few adjustments…ta-da!  Gallery wall.  Loving the lounge area too with the vintage textile my mother scored for me at Pierre Lafond in Santa Barbara.  Such a great Christmas gift.  I really love the colors!

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I’m thinking that I will add a great lucite console under the window for refreshments.  You can see my pin board in the left hand side workspace – waiting for inspiration.

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Things are taking shape.  There is room to grow and add to my design library.  So exciting!
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Every morning that I walk into my office, I feel a rush of possibilities.  It is so inspiring to have space for everything!  Opportunities for layering and room to grow.

I now have a great space to meet clients and vendors by appointment.  Please contact me if you’d like to come and check out the space or talk about a new project – there is no time like the present and I’d love to discuss collaborating on the home of your dreams!

Kari McIntosh Design

2 Henry Adams, #73

San Francisco, CA 94103

415-341-1466

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One response to “New KMD Space for 2013!

  1. Nick & Mary Rose

    Kari, Congrats on your office space!! It looks great. How have you been feeling? It won”t be long now!!! Very exciting!

    n Fri, 22 Mar 2013 01:22:20 +0000

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