Kimball Starr Interior Design
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SOMA Loft - Desk and Pet portraits by Kimball Starr Interior Design contemporary-home-office

SOMA Loft - Desk and Pet portraits by Kimball Starr Interior Design

Hanging pet portraits and a re-purposed army desk give personality to this work area. Read to find out about transforming this desk and other pieces.

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July 16, 2013
Vahideh Verne wrote:
where can I find these acrylic frames, please? Thanks
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Kimball Starr Interior Design
I designed the shape and then had them custom cut from a local store in SF called Tap Plastics.
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April 7, 2013
beevee1945 wrote:
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Kimball Starr Interior Design
Simply with a creative eye. No instructions, just created and tweaked until it looked right.
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hi Kimball , if you ever need to have a design printed DIRECTLY on high grade large size wood surface please contact via my website;
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June 27, 2012
cindyweigandt wrote:
How did you make the cat pics??
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Hi Cindy,

I had a professional photographer take the pet portraits. I then sandwiched the photos between two large sheets of plexiglas and screwed them together with metal bolts.
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May 9, 2012
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Here's a chartreuse desk chair from cb2 that is also available in white.
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Hey...thanks for the looking out! :) I have seen that chair and excited to see it on sale. The main reason I liked the West Elm one was because it did not have arms. I live in a very small place and my desk is literally right inside my bedroom door where there is a narrow space. The chair I have now with the arms doesn't fit underneath the desk if I have it at the right height. But...maybe the chair would still look finished if I just didn't add the arms on this one since it looks like they attach from underneath. I really like the chartreuse color too! :) Thanks again...much appreciated. I wish there was a CB2 here in Charlotte, NC where I am so I could try it out for comfort. We do have a West Elm and Crate & Barrel :)
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Supersize it. "It’s important to me to show each homeowner’s personality in an interior," says designer Kimball Starr. "For this client, his cats are his family, so I wanted to honor that by giving them prominence. I had their portraits photographed and supersized and then displayed their faces where he can enjoy them every day."

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