About us

 

 

 
 

Here's our story...  In January 2018 I was shooting a Subaru commercial all over Mt Tam, our crew was based out of Mill Valley Inn. On a day off for MLK I walked around Mill Valley and was blown away by how clean and beautiful this little town was that was less than 20 minutes from San Francisco. It took a few months but I convinced my wife and 2 boys that we should move from Los Angeles (after 27 years) and move to Mill Valley for a year.  After 2 months our kids said they never wanted to move back to LA.  I had been designing sets in the film business for 25 years, a career I stumbled into after attending SCIARC and then working at Frank Gehry's office.  I enjoyed my job as a production designer but my work often keep me gone from home for long periods of time. So I thought, I would get back into interior design. The only problem was we didn't know anyone in this new town.  Two of our closest friends had moved from NYC to Nashville a few years back and opened a furniture store called  Wilder.  They used the store platform to meet clients for interior design. We got on the phone with them and they passionately implored us to do the same.  So we started looking for a space to set up shop.  We found this amazing place in downtown Mill Valley that had been the first ever Banana Republic store.  We took it as a good omen and signed the lease.  With our entire life savings on the line, we created a concept and designed the space. We added floors, walls, and cabinetry and ordered a store full of furniture and home goods in 10 weeks!  Our concept was a warm modern furniture store, the furniture had to be renewably sourced, with non toxic finishes and no off gassing.  We would also offer non toxic and organic home goods including apothecary, textiles and ceramics. 

Within a month of opening we meet our first interior design clients and starting design projects within the tech industry. We are now a full service interior design firm with a growing team of talented people that we love working with.  We are now designing our own line of case goods and upholstery that will be in store winter 2019.  We just bought a home in Tam Valley and are in the process of remodeling, we can't wait to show you pictures.  

 

Thanks for taking the time to find out about us. We look forward to meeting you.

Sincerely,

Julia & Floyd Albee