All original work © Jason W. Wong. Please ask for permission to reproduce any work.

All original work © Jason W. Wong. Please ask for permission to reproduce any work.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

If I live to see the Seven Wonders, I'll make a path to the rainbow's end...

Took a walk today for some inspiration. I moved to San Francisco 14 years ago and had never been to Corona Heights until today. I had come close, driven by the Randall Museum, visited nearby friends, but never actually walked/hiked up to the peak.

On the way back down, we walked past this collection of midcentury houses. It was so sunny and clear (and surprisingly hot in my retro poly-cotton t-shirt) that it felt like I had been transported back to Palm Springs for a second!

And then down the street I saw this amazing stone wall and doorway...

The rustic quality reminded of the side of this building I snapped earlier in the day, up around Pac Heights:

All in all, I had a great afternoon!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

There's a stain on my notebook where your coffee cup was...

So a couple of weeks ago I showed you some before and after photos of my latest project. It featured some great functional wall hangings I made from pre-stretched canvas and burlap coffee sacks I got from my local cafe.
It was really easy--I started with some a bunch of coffee sacks from Four Barrel, right by my gym. I saw them throwing them out one morning and snatched them up! You could probably ask your local cafe if they'd be willing to give them to you...

And then for the sake of time, I used some pre-stretched canvases. You can find them at any art supply store like Blick, but I got mine from Cliff's Variety.

To help make them functional bulletin boards, I added a layer of thin quilt batting before stapling the burlap over the canvas.
In some cases, the effect was purely decorative:

But in another case, the board will actually be used for hanging some jewelry:

I really liked how the green accent of this coffee sack matched the jewelry box above the dresser. It's going to look great with necklaces and earrings pinned to it--a fun and glam way to use burlap!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

She walks in so many ways...

So I just finished up another project this past week, hanging up some art and handing over the reigns to my client, L. She's a busy, hardworking young lady who recently combined two top-floor apartments into one amazing home for herself. Our goal was to create an eclectic oasis, a comfortable place to relax and entertain after a long, hard day at work.

I think we did a pretty good job of balancing rustic, tailored, new, and vintage finds.

Here are some before-and-after photos of two Guest Baths as well as the Master Bedroom.

Guest Bath 1, BEFORE and AFTER:


Guest Bath 2, BEFORE and AFTER:

Master Bedroom BEFORE:



Once again, this was such a great project--I really enjoy being able to empower people and help them make decisions on their own. I know she'll do a great job adding accessories and other little touches at her own pace as time goes on.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Two plus one is three, and three is family...

Three (or more) things always make a nice grouping or vignette:

From our house to yours :^)