Janet Hall

“The difference between good design and great design is intelligence.” – Tibor Kalman

Favorite picks from my house located on a steep hill in the Cole Valley neighborhood of San Francisco.


Photo via Flickr.

jeff covey model stoolmaple

harry chair

Above Left: Covey Model Six Stools. Above Right: Harry Sofa and Chair covered in Ian Mankin green ticking from Cox Interiors in London.

Dining Room Willard

Above: An eat and work space with an old teak trestle table, Danerka Rondo Chairs, the simple Lights Up Wee Gee Pendant Light, and an Anne Appleby print (see below).

jasmine print

Above: Anne Appleby Jasmine print.

Desk Space

Above: My sitting room workspace (where I post for Remodelista) doubles as a communal family computer station.

janet west elm desk

Above: White Parsons Desk; $299 at West Elm.

vintage toledo chair

david weeks lamp red

Above Left: Vintage Industrial Chair by Toledo Metal Furniture Co., purchased on eBay for $75. Above Right: David Weeks Swan Base Dask Lamp adds a dash of red to the living room.

Bestlite Floor Lamp

Above: Bestlite Floor Lamp; $829 at Unica Home.

Things I Can’t Live Without:

frosta stool


kiehls handsalve

kartio tumbler

Clockwise from top Left: Ikea Frosta Stools; La Pavoni Espresso Maker; Iittala Kartio Tumblers; Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve.