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Serena Armstrong
Marin County, California
Interior Designer who enjoys finding the beauty in combining old with new.
Interests: running, cooking, hiking, reading, traveling, art, great restaurants, the beach, all things interior design
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A tour of a vintage decorated cabin in the woods Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at FarmHouseUrban
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Barn lights and a garden tour Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at FarmHouseUrban
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I bet you didn't know it's Negroni week? I didn't either! But once I found out AND since it's one of my favorite cocktails (tied with a Gimlet) I thought I would pass on the info as well as some bar inspiration to you! Negroni Week launched as a collaboration with Campari and Imbibe Magazine in 2013 to celebrate of one of the world’s great cocktails in addition to raising money for charitable causes around the world. Negroni Week will take place from June 1-7, when bars around the world will mix their favorite Negroni variations and donate a portion... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at FarmHouseUrban
Oh Ali! I'm so glad the info found you! I look forward to seeing your new house! xo s
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Details from the 2015 San Francisco Decortator Showcase Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2015 at FarmHouseUrban
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Brass hardware and fixtures for kitchens and bathrooms Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at FarmHouseUrban
Hi Ashley, I can't remember exactly, but it's more of a charcoal gray. almost oil-rubbed bronze finish. I hope that helps and thank you for your kind words! xo s
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An overnight in Los Angeles Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at FarmHouseUrban
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Valentine's Day weekend get-away ideas and gifts Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2015 at FarmHouseUrban
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Hi sweet people. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. There has been some nasty weather in parts of the US this week, so if you happen to be in one of them, hopefully you are inside, warm and toasty. Watching the snow fall. Sipping a hot mug of something. With a fire going. Reading the Sunday paper. In b... Anywayyyy, this coming week is all about work, so I'm enjoying a nice quiet weekend to gear up. One of the most difficult decisions for my client's is selecting artwork. It should be the easiest! There is only one... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2015 at FarmHouseUrban
Hi Heather! Our door is 29" wide. If you have the wall space next to the door opening, I would suggest a sliding barn door. That way you won't lose any width when the door is open. Does that make sense? As far as how it's functioning - we love it! This morning I was putting away wine glasses and had 2 in each hand thinking how nice it is that the door swings. thanks for stopping by! xo S
Hi Laura, the cabinets in the magazine came from here http://qkcsf.com. thank you so much for the compliment! xo S
Hi Vadim :-) It means one leans towards order, cleanliness and, preferring things to always be sort of, well, perfect. Loved your comments! Thanks for visiting and please come again, there are more recent posts :-) S
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Favorite new discoveries in home furnishings. Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at FarmHouseUrban
Hi Danielle, The kitchen pendants are from Battersea in SF. Ask for Tommy. The panelling is T & G poplar. xo S
Thank you so much Michelle!
Hi Jennifer, I don't have the answer! I couldn't find the maker of the faucet in my binder, but did find something similar: http://rohlhome.com/Bath/Products.aspx?CollectionName='Perrin%20^%20Rowe' Hope that helps! xo Serena
Hi Margaret, The legs were made by a local metal smith here in the Bay Area. He did all of the interior and exterior railings for us. Unfortunately, he is not able to do small jobs. I would suggest contacting a local metal worker in your area and seeing if they have a catalog of legs to choose from. Thank you for the sweet words! xo S
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Powder Room renovation in dark gray with brass fixtures Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at FarmHouseUrban
Hi Joey - thank you! Both the dining room and master bath fixtures came from Restoration Hardware. Happy Holidays! xo S
Hi Elaine, The cabinets were made by the contractor. I sketched a design and then provided CAD drawings and he made them custom for each built-in and bathroom. Thank you for the sweet words! xo S
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Over the past year, most of my work focus has been spent on some very exciting interior design projects. I haven’t mentioned much about work for awhile, so here is a little update… After three wonderful years, I closed my storefront and design studio over the summer and moved my studio into the lower level of my house. It is awesome! I can’t wait to show you photos of how it turned out! One of the reasons I decided to do this is because many of my projects are long term and in wine country, so I was not in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2014 at FarmHouseUrban
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Aw thank you Leanne! Happy Thanksgiving! xo Serena
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The transformation of an unused space to walk-in Pantry in a modern Farmhouse style. Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at FarmHouseUrban