Sabrina Alfin Interiors, Inc.


Services Provided
Specialties:
* Full-service interior design and execution
* Kitchen and bath design
* Custom cabinetry design
* Space planning
* Specification of custom furnishings, lighting, textiles, accessories, and building materials
* Color consulting

For a more complete overview, please visit my website: www.sabrinaalfininteriors.com.

Areas Served
San Francisco Bay Area and Monterey Peninsula

Business Description
Sabrina Alfin Interiors, Inc. practices residential interior design with a conscience. Our mission is to create interiors that reflect the lifestyles of our clients while incorporating responsible design choices whenever possible. Call for a free initial consultation to see how we can work together to achieve your goals for a warm, inviting, and beautiful home.

Practicing sustainability can also lead to award-winning work: Sabrina received a 2012 California Peninsula Chapter ASID design award in the Special Recognition category of Sustainable Design for her Pacific Grove, CA project (viewable here on my profile page) which has been published in the July/August issue of California Home & Design, the House of Turquoise blog, as well as the Home & Garden section of the Monterey Herald.

Sabrina is a Certified Interior Designer in the state of California, an Allied Member of ASID, a LEED Green Associate, and has affiliations with several professional organizations: NKBA, USGBC, and the Peninsula Executives Association.

Certification and Awards
Please see my website for awards, distinctions, and a full biography.

www.sabrinaalfininteriors.com
Location:
San Mateo, CA US 
Contact:
Sabrina Alfin 
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Address:
347 Sylvan Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403 
Fax:
(650) 523-4335 
License #:
CID # 6859 
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Deborah Butler, Brickwood Builders
I would go for an interior designer to help you put the finishing touches on and make it your space.
July 19, 2014 at 3:45pm      Thanked by rla_newyork
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Will any of the work be structural in nature, I.e. Moving or otherwise adjusting load-bearing walls? If not, working with an interior designer will probably be your best bet. S/he will be more likely to work worth you on finishing details, too, including furnishings, window treatments, etc.
July 19, 2014 at 5:25pm        Thanked by rla_newyork
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Dean J. Birinyi Photography
Please contact the designer for questions regarding product and materials: Sabrina Alfin of Sabrina Alfin Interiors.
July 19, 2014 at 10:01am   
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The sofa is a PB Square Sectional from Pottery Barn, with a slipcover.
July 19, 2014 at 10:52am     
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I do think 7" tiles are probably too big for a shower floor for the reasons you mention. You could create a tile "rug" on the interior of the shower floor out of smaller tiles which would provide some separation between the wet area and the dry area of the bathroom. See if the tile you've already selected has coordinating liner tile to create the border of the "rug", then fill the space in-between with a smaller solid hex tile in one of the same colors. I wouldn't go any larger than 3"-4". The following picture isn't, obviously, the look you're going for, but it shows how the border could be treated. Good luck!
July 18, 2014 at 7:41am      Thanked by theotherfancy
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Thanks for all the help everyone. I went to the tile store today and they were very helpful. For the shower floor, we are going to cut the hex tiles in half and use them to create a border, then create a "rug" of smaller tile in the center. I am liking the look of pale pebbles for a bit of an organic feel in the very geometric space - but will decide when we get some lighting in the space! Thanks again!
July 18, 2014 at 7:36pm     
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For a room that size, I would advise keeping the window treatments very simple and not too ornate, i.e. don't embellish or use too heavy a pattern if you're going with textiles. Think about just a simple upholstered cornice (nothing else) above the bay window and find coordinating patterns for the seat cushion and a few throw pillows. Do the same cornices on the side windows and finish them with simple roman natural woven shades in a lighter color that have some sheerness to them. That will provide some contrast to the walnut floor and table, and make sure you keep the room filled with light.
July 18, 2014 at 7:20am     
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Thanks Sabrina, I like the cornice idea also! I knew Houzz experts would come up with great options.
July 18, 2014 at 6:29pm     
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I love Sabrina's thoughts! Another option if you wanted fabric roman shades would be doing a curved application, such as the attached image.
July 22, 2014 at 7:11am   
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White kitchens are great, but they can be stark if you're not careful. I recommend finding a colorful runner or two that will add a little pop. And I'd also recommend finding some beautiful glass objects to put in your glass-front display cabinets.
July 18, 2014 at 7:01am   
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I like feeny's idea of the red. I'd reupholster your current stools (in either red or a solid color that complements the nearby spaces). The pattern/color of the current fabric doesn't look quite right to me.
July 19, 2014 at 12:03pm     
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accessorize with one color, like a bunch of vases grouped together, kitchen towels, decorative cushens on the chairs all in the same color. If you are bored with the color, you can easely change it.
July 19, 2014 at 12:16pm   
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Outdoor Rooms: The Perfect Pergola

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Design for a pergola and an outdoor room in New Jersey.
June 30, 2014 at 3:48pm     
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Nice job Abby!
June 30, 2014 at 8:02pm     
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Review by Dean J. Birinyi Photography:

Sabrina is a wonderful person to work with. She is polite and professional at all times and has a great way with people. Her creativity is matched only by her e...
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Review by queenmaria:

Sabrina is very professional. My project was living room and bathroom remodel. Sabrina has terrific follow through, always there for you. She comes prepared an...
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Sabrina Alfin was instrumental in helping us develop a new design and layout for our kitchen renovation project, including a totally renovated kitchen, upgraded...
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Review by Nicole Fox:

We contacted Sabrina to help us update both our son’s bedroom to create more function and style, as well as the Master Bedroom to find ways to make it a more re...
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Dean and I have collaborated on photographing every project in my design portfolio and many of those images have been published. As an interior designer, I bel...
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The folks at Artistic Tile & Stone in San Carlos, CA are knowledgeable, helpful, and very responsive. As an interior designer on the mid-Peninsula, ATS is one ...
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