For more than 20 years, native San Franciscan Laura Larkin's unique designs have graced luxury homes throughout the Bay Area and across the country. She creates custom high-end designs with classic, timeless elements for homes of all styles from contemporary to cottage to traditional.

Her method is simple: “I listen and observe. I don’t bring preconceived notions to a project. I want each space to be fresh, unique and timeless. I have four children and grew up in a large family, so I create rooms that allow life to unfold within them.”

Laura’s designs surround new and treasured pieces in rich colors and textures, creating beautiful milieus for living that go beyond her clients’ imaginations but stay well within their taste. She loves creating rooms that relax and refresh and believes it is absolutely possible for function, beauty and comfort to co-exist in a single space.




SF Design 

2014 San Francisco Decorators Showcase

Cover Image & Featured Article 

Issue Number 38 -Volume II

pg 3-7


The Wall Street Journal 

The Comeback Curtain

Front Page Header - Personal Journal Section

Published in Print & Web 

March 28th 2012





Gentry Home

Winning Design

 Featured Article 

July - August 2014

pg 73


Sierra Heritage Magazine at Home

The Complete Home Design Guide

Living Room &

Kitchen Design

2007 NO.3





2014 San Francisco Decorators Showcase

Featured Article 

May 16th 2014



Home & Design Magazine

Marin Designer Showcase

Family Room

March 2003



Gentry Home 

Beauty by the Sea

Cover Image & Featured Article 

March/April 2013

pg 50-57     


Home & Design Magazine 

Marin Designer Showcase

Second Floor

Dining Room

April 2002



ASID Design Excellence Awards 

Residential - Best Individual Room - Traditional

Second Place Winner 

September 16th 2014



ASID Design Excellence Awards 

Residential - Kitchen

Honorable Mention 

September 18th 2014





We noticed Lauras decorating skills after seeing one of her rooms in a Showcase Home tour in Marin.  Over about six months we met often and she did a lot of extra effort to help us introduce interesting furnishings inside a home where we rigidly controlled some dramatic wall colors that framed dramatic scenics.  Our approach was not typical because most rooms end up being fairly neutral and the furnishings stand on their own and dominate the color scheme and style.  But Laura was flexible and sensitive and did a terrific job in identifying furnishings and window treatments that worked with our colors.  We hesitated initially on some of her furnishing selections, but learned over time her judgement was far better and enduring than ours.  We love the result. We have a lot of confidence in Laura and recommend her highly.  She really puts the client first and helps them refine their preferences.

~ John and Lillian Decker   { Sausalito, CA }