San Francisco interior designer Lisa Benbow has done it all! As designer and owner of several entities under the Garnish name, Lisa has been involved with interior design company Garnish Designs, real estate staging company Garnish Home Staging, online store Garnish Home Décor, and retailer Garnish, Coastal Chic Home Décor. Based in Tiburon, a waterside town near the Golden Gate Bridge, Garnish captures the charm of waterfront properties with its sophisticated and inviting designs.
Initially founded as a real estate staging business, Garnish Designs is most recognized for their Coastal Chic Style, described as “California Meets East Coast.” Coined by Lisa as “Contempor-Preppy,” this style is characterized by clean lines, interesting and colorful accessories, and textured interiors. As “Garnish” means “to embellish, adorn, and enhance,” Lisa’s goal is to reflect each client’s unique personality through striking visual details, which include unique accessories and a color story.
Take a look through the Coastal Chic contemporary residence that Lisa designed and find inspiration in the relaxing, beachy ambiance:
Luxurious Belgian Linen Sofas pair with McGuire Chairs, for a warm, sand-kissed ambiance. Chevron Stripe Pillows add a burst of personality in this otherwise tranquil room.
The juxtaposition of the Rustic Reclaimed Dining Table and Restoration Hardware Mirror evokes a vintage, but outdoorsy feel. Barclay Butera Art pieces emphasize the beachy color story.
A clean, contemporary ambiance is heightened by white cabinets and pendant lights with clear shades. The limestone counters and woven stools are nice organic touches to the space.
Hues of white, beige, tan, and brown converge into a well-written color story. Burlap pillows, Woven Grass Cocktail decor, and the Custom Courbe Ottoman add interesting textures that capture visual interest.
Neutral tones are complemented with pops of color from plants and fresh fruit. Bare windows bring in warm sunshine and a view of the beautiful greenery outside.
Orange, sea foam green, and neutral colors intermingle to create a color story reminiscent of a beach at dusk. Circles and sleek lines add energy and texture to the room.
This navy and white room has a nautical feel, created with a balance of patterns and solids. The sea theme is further accentuated by fish wall art.
Fun patterned pillows and woven beige seats create a chic, but comfortable, environment that is perfect for entertaining.
If you aspire to live like you are on vacation, Garnish can transform your vision into reality. Find more fresh, Coastal Chic creations at the Garnish Design portfolio and imagine a life of sand and surf!