About this time every year, I question my decision to live in San Francisco. The chilly nights and relentless fog can leave me feeling uninspired. So, on a typically foggy morning, I headed 15 minutes north for some sun, some color, and some much-needed inspiration. My visit to Tinsley Home did not disappoint.
(Full disclosure: I went to college with Tinsley and have been looking for an opportunity to spend time at her beautiful store.)
Tinsley Home is a source for stylish and sustainable items for the home and garden in historic Ross, California. Tinsley Hutson-Wiley, the owner and a local interior designer, focuses on locally made, handcrafted and vintage items. She travels frequently to antique fairs as well as to her favorite vendors in the San Francisco Bay Area to find specialty items that reflect an eclectic blend of modern style with classic, warm design.
The store is high-end, but fairly priced, and offers great options for home accessories and gifts across a broad price range. I found a host of unique, affordable treasures: chic bar ware from Roost starting at $9; sumptuous pillows, candlesticks, sculptures made from natural materials by Global Views; and brilliant bags from Mar y Sol, handwoven by Guatemalan artisans with raffia in colors that look like bliss itself.
Images: Jackie Ashton