Gray and Gold

Two quintessential San Francisco hues segue from the hills to home

1 From artichokes to avocados, April delivers a bounty of seasonal fruits and vegetables. Support local farmers and navigate the harvests with this gilded poster, printed by the Ligature, a 200-year-old press in Berkeley. $70 for framed poster, Young America Creative, 415-409-9221.

2 Informed by traditional Navajo tapestries, Native Line’s macramé wall hangings depict mountains and timelines in brass, gold and silver. Each tapestry rolls up
into the shape of an ancient scroll. Starting at $780, available at The Future Perfect, 415-932-6508.

3 This handcrafted nickel-and-glass hurricane lamp provides your candles elegant shelter from the storm. For indoor or covered outdoor settings. $295, available at Hudson Grace, 415-440-7400.

4 The luminous “macchia” bowl from Sue Fisher King is handmade in Italy of porcelain with a matte gold or silver interior. $110, available through Sue Fisher King, 415-922-7276.

5 Belgian designer Michael Verheyden transforms industrial material into elegant forms like this concrete vase. Filled with blooms, it’s an artful evocation of the tension between urban and natural. $225, available at March, 415-931-7433.

6 Bring a little glamour to your gardening with Garden Glory’s Gold Digger De Luxe garden hose. Its dirt-resistant surface and UV-protected plastic ensures it will sparkle and shimmer through many waterings. $365 (for hose with brass nozzle), Sooper.

7 American artist David Wiseman is known for capturing the fleeting beauty of natural wonders; his bronze Lattice vase is the perfect example, with its still life of branches, porcelain birds and blossoms contained within. From the edition of five, signed and numbered. Price upon request, through Hedge Gallery, 415-433-2233. ​

8 Each painterly porcelain tile from the Gold Verdigris Watermark series by Clé is hand-dipped, washed or stained in gold and turquoise patinas, giving each one individual style. Starting at $59 per square foot, Clé, 415-887-9011.

9 Inspired by the geometry of cities, the Rug Company’s Quantum rug represents architectural shadows cast from skyscrapers onto pavement. $4,914 for 9-by-6 feet (or $91 per square foot), available through Hewn, 415-96-7833.

10 Each opulent Bellini Brocade silk pillow by Madeline Weinrib is hand-sewn and finished with mother-of-pearl buttons, suede piping and Belgian-linen backing. Shown in Copper. $800, available at Madeline Weinrib, 415-626-1103.

11 Designed by Ironies founders Kate McIntyre and Brad Huntzinger, the Turku chair epitomizes grace in strength. It features a woven brass seat and back, sculpted hand-finished wood arm caps and a seat cushion in full-grain leather hide. $7,140, available through Kneedler | Fauchère, 415-487-6180.


A version of this article appeared in the March 2014 issue of San Francisco Cottages & Gardens with the headline: Gray & Gold.