Over the holiday weekend I spent some time perusing my favorite sites for design inspiration and ended up on Grant Gibson's portfolio. I've been a fan of Grant's since the New York Times featured his budget friendly, high style apartment in San Francisco and over time, have been lucky enough to get to know him. Grant's energetic, down to earth, and warm personality make him as endearing as the spaces he creates.
What I love about Grant's aesthetic is that it's timeless but never predictable and the space above is a perfect representation of that. I'm drawn to the rich, stateliness of the tufted velvet sofa as it speaks to the more modern, armless chairs in front. The sofa evokes thoughts of days past, while the chairs say hello to the here and now.
Raised in Los Angeles and a resident of San Francisco, Grant is a California boy through and through. And his designs seem to reflect that. Whether it's the cool aquas reminiscent of the Pacific Ocean or the light and airy feel of his work, Grant's portfolio is a beautiful interpretation of the quiet sophistication of West Coast elegance.