Today, we’re catching up with San Francisco-based interior designer Grant K. Gibson. Grant’s work has been featured in publications including Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Elle Decor and House Beautiful, among many others. (Make sure to also check out Grant’s blog.) We asked Grant a few questions about San Francisco, design and Grant’s favorite things — illustrated with some of Grant’s favorite instagram snaps.
What do you love most about your home?
I love that, for such a small space, my home has a lot of beautiful architectural details. It is the perfect apartment for having a few friends over after work for an intimate gathering over a glass of wine or an impromptu meal. (I love cooking!)
What do you love most about the city where you live?
I was born in Los Angeles and then spent my early adult years in New York. I made San Francisco my home around 10 years ago. I personally love the weather, the food and the ability jump into the car and be a short ride from Napa, Tahoe or Carmel. San Francisco and the surrounding areas are just stunning!
What are you most looking forward to this summer season?
Every summer for the last few years, I’ve taken trips to visit friends who spend summers in Maine. It feels so much summer like. (especially coming from San Francisco, where the summers are not exactly warm.) The lobster rolls and popping into antique shops and old bookshops. It’s also a great place to source items for my clients.
What’s the last artistic or cultural event that really impressed you?
I am always impressed by the San Francisco Decorator Showcase house that occurs each spring. I love walking through a house where each designer has created their own space. It’s a great way to see new and fresh designs. My career actually started with a room that I did in the Decorator Showcase. Since that first room, I have designed 7 different showcases in San Francisco and New York, including two for Elle Décor.
What piece from Pottery Barn are you currently coveting? Why?
These bar stools remind me of my visits to Paris. I think that they add a great layer to a kitchen. The colors are fun and they are durable, (easy to wipe down if you have kids) and comfortable too! I personally think that barstools should have backs on them!