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Gary Spain

I came across the portfolio of San Francisco interior designer Gary Spain the other night and was immediately smitten with his work. He's like a less wacky version of Jonathan Adler. You may have seen him on a few blogs already (as I noticed when googling him) but I had to jump on the bandwagon because I really admire his funky spaces. A plethora of colour, pattern and furniture of different eras creating an ecelctic and modern vibe.


Reader Comments (18)

I love that description. I less wacky version of Jonathan Adler. Too funny (and true). Lovely.

1 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTanya

I love the striped carpet pieces, and the way they are assembled. I have made note, to research Mr. Spain in depth at a later time.
How was your weekend?

1 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa The Bumpkin

I love how he combines patterns. I love the idea of it, but it's so hard to pull off - he does it really well.

1 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMegkathleen

Beautiful, creative, imaginative work. Love it!!!

1 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLiveLikeYou

Okay, I am no longer embarrassed about keeping a 5-ft. blow-up doll of 'The Scream' in my bathtub! Not that I was, the pale faces of my guests are thanks enough. See, if you layer, something magical happens -- who knew that bookcase wallpaper could be anything but tacky? I have to say, the last two photos seem to be from a different portfolio altogether -- restraint? Really?

1 Jun 2010 | Unregistered Commenteroregonbird


1 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTess Carter

Love this designer. I have to say his style is so very San Francisco... It reminds me why I love my city so much. I think that first shot might be my favorite.

1 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJesse Lu

I love so many of these rooms! Makes we want to make my own home more edgy! I absolutely love eclectic living! Mixing different styles and textures with old and new. And an old marble bust is so on my wish list.

Hugs to you both,


1 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSplendid Willow

This is a joke, right? One good room (second last photo) - the rest are a bit of a dog's breakfast. You sassy lass, you.

1 Jun 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdenise

denise, speaking of jokes, you have got to be kidding me.

1 Jun 2010 | Registered CommenterKiM

Yep I couldn't live in any of these rooms apart from the last 2. I like a bit of humour but these are too much.

1 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLea

I'm with Jesse Lu---I really like these. I think living in San Francisco for a decade opened me wide up to loving spaces with this vibe. I sometimes miss the City, but it's still in my heart. Yay-O!

1 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSparky

These are just amazing! Thanks for the intro!!!

2 Jun 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthe zhush

Love how he used that black and white IKEA rug! Thanks for posting this.

2 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Winchester

oh this is stunning!!

2 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNuit

he's definitely out there but i LOVE it! that punchy wallpaper is fantastic and the accessories — topiaries, an oversized clock (to die for!), and antlers galore — are unique and fun. awesome post!

2 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDesign Darling

Because the furniture from the last two shots is all Room & Board, I think its a separate project

3 Jun 2010 | Unregistered Commenternick klaus

Completely adore this property in so many ways....move me in!

9 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Defazio

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