Owning the Gypsy Cafe for the last 11 years was a designers dream. I got to put all of my favorite things into my sweet cafe and it was my second home. Not to be forgotten now that we have had to close the doors, I am still proud of this space as it was always a joyful experience for both customers and my wonderful gypsy family. I am heading back … [Read More...]
I have worked hard to create environments that express my clients culinary concepts as well as making use of architectural elements already present in the clients space. I am proud that I am known for my successful and cost effective solutions. My talent for sustainable and salvage design allows for elegant design, inside and out with no waste in the budget.
Design that works for all
My goal is to inspire and excite with my design work. Whether it be a restaurant or tasting room, I try to create a seamless comfortable environment that works from start to finish both inside and out. One thing I know is that good design can truly make a clients business a success. And great design should make you feel good about just being in a space.
Growing up in southern CA beach towns I was always drawn to Northern California's Sonoma Coast. So spending the last 15 years living in the heart of the wine country has allowed me to truly express my hospitality style. With so many clients in the food and wine industry I have been immersed in the culture as well as the architecture and have created a style of wine country living both indoors and out that makes for beautiful successful projects.
In 1994 Shawn opened her first store in North Beach on Union St. in San Francisco. Designing and building custom furniture out of architectural salvage she added retail to her bustling restaurant design portfolio. For the holidays while hoping to find new kitchen staff to keep the Gypsy open she ran a holiday General Store and Pie Bar to keep Main … [Read More...]
I heard Keith Greeninger a few years back and always wanted to do a show. And what a show it was. Keith brought along Joel Rafael who played some sweet Woody Guthrie tunes and then Keith sang his heart out from his new cd Human Citizen. It was an amazing evening of music and the as always the local crowd was captivated. The Gypsy was a very sweet … [Read More...]