Shirley Parks, above, with two of her interiors, below
Parks: "Take a plain cabinet and transform it simply with knobs. This is one of my most important accessories. Liz’s selection is mind-blowingly big and fun."
Cabinet hardware from Liz’s Antique Hardware
Vintage lamps from C Damien Fox.
Parks: "These are the ultimate accessory adding shape, color and overall pizzazz to a room. So old but so new."
Parks: "They make an ancient or traditional pattern feel so modern while being practical for family life and within the budget."
Parks: "Fantastically fun pieces that turn 20th- century trends into classics."
Parks: "These wow tiles make any surface extra special. I seem to be able to find exactly what I want every time I’m there."
My “Style Assessment” Questions
Parks: "This is what I use to reveal my clients’ true style so they get the pieces that reflect them and not the latest trend."
Parks: "I would be working on the floor of my office surrounded by a mess of samples if IKEA didn’t exist."
Parks: "When custom draperies aren’t in the budget this is my favorite resource for straightforward clean shades and curtains. I call it soft architecture."
The Shade Store
Sherwin Williams Paint
Parks: "They have a scrubbable paint that is idea for family areas. It stands up to all forms of “art” and the mess just gets wiped or scoured off."
Parks: "This current frontier is so vast and creative it requires conscious restraint. There are so many cool and gorgeous wall covering lines, but I use Elitis and Philip Jeffries the most."
Parks: "This ancient method of toweling on this plaster/marble-dust/pigment material is as modern as ever. The end result is a wall that looks like a stone and it can be honed or very polished. This single material can take on so many different looks it never gets old. I love it for fireplaces, ceilings, accent walls or small rooms."
Parks: "Whenever it makes sense with the space I add built-ins (and many times it’s furniture that just looks built-in.) You can’t get enough storage in Marin and it’s also great for enhancing the architecture."
Images courtesy of Shirley Parks Design