10 August 2010

How a Pair of Snowboarding Caterers Finally Got Some Sleep!

If you are the hottest catering team in San Francisco, and also live in a huge, light-filled loft facing south on a hill, you might have a little trouble sleeping in after those late-night weddings and soirees! These hip urbanites love where they live with one tiny exception..the bright daylight streaming into their bedroom was waking them up wa-a-a-y too early after pulling very late nighters.

Simple Fit to the rescue! When I was offered a chance to try this amazingly chic and utterly "instant-install" shade, I thought of my clients Lisa Tomasi and Steven McCormick of Pear & Pepper Fine Catering & Events. They live in a shade-challenged sun-drenched gorgeous loft facing south.

The whole process could not have been simpler: I measured the inside of their window, placed my order, and received the shade two days later. It took longer walking up the vast stairway in their glorious loft than it actually took to install the shade! 30 seconds, tops! I was ecstatic at the "no problem" attitude of this shade, and Lisa and Steven are thrilled to have a place to hibernate while the sun shines brightly outside.

Lisa loves succulents and poufs! she scored these
turquoise poufs blocks away at the Alemany Flea Market!
and the lucky succulents enjoy lots of natural light
in this sun-drenched loft

no one could sleep in a bedroom with this brilliant light shining in!

literally 30 seconds later, a block out shade clicked into place;
strong, sturdy shades these are, and why not? they are
made right up in Sonoma county!

up in the stratosphere of their gorgeous, two level, huge
loft home!

a deck that gets southern exposure is the perfect place for
gardening and cookouts

descending the stairway view over their living room: yep, those are
snowboards mounted on the wall..can you tell these two know to the
minute how long it takes to get to Tahoe when the snow reports come in?

their mid-century sensibilities show in the
chic dining area Lisa and Steven have created to serve
lucky family and friends their amazing culinary creations

another adorable and lucky little

the entryway table where keys and mail are kept; they
love flea market finds and quirky signs

just in case you missed the snowboard wall, here's another
view; I love the graphic quality the boards create

Steven cleverly used these spring loaded twisting
fixtures to hold snowboards snugly to the wall

Check out this cool video on YouTube. Use them in your home, your guest cottage, your office, in houses that are staged for sale, your rented apartment..they offer a chic and sensible solution. Without a screwdriver in sight, these shades click into place, and can go with you when you move.


{I have not been paid by Simple Fit to endorse their product;
I was provided with a shade and asked to review it.
I am giving a great review because these shades are terrific!}

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  1. Haha that is so interesting, especially with the wall mounted snowboards, now that's an idea! Another interesting post as always! Have a wonderful weekend and lots of love :)

  2. Hi Joanne! thanks for visiting...the snowboards dominate the already huge room, so they look very cool there on the wall...!!

    Thanks for your great comments...I'll pop over for a visit..



  3. Wow. I can't believe it took only 30 seconds to install those shades, and without tools? How can that be?

    What a beautiful apartment. I love the outdoor patio!

  4. Hello Anonymous, it was a "little miracle"...we all sighed in relief, it went so fast...there is this little trigger mechanism that holds very securely...:)

    The patio is to die for! the southern exposure is incredible; they grow everything out on that patio: lemon tree, veggies, fruits, flowers, succulents...

    thanks for visiting Chic Provence! please come back and see us..



  5. We love the shade and the how dark it makes the room. Thanks!

  6. Hi Lisa! Now you can sleep away after those late nights and early mornings!! So glad you like it...and your apartment looks fabulous!



  7. Great product...thanks for sharing!

  8. The shades are really interesting. I've already been to their website and checked them out. Thanks for the tip. Also, thanks for visiting Buttermilk Cottage. Hope you'll come back often.

  9. This is a work of excellence. Brilliant! want more post like this. Thanks.
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  10. My favorite part is the snowboard picture.

  11. That is an awesome way to put your snowboard! I liked the idea.


  12. Anonymous15 July, 2013

    What hooks did you use to mount the snowboards on the wall? Where could I get some?


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