Interview with Jess Watson, Apartment Therapy
MY STYLE: Urban gypsy (modern bohemian with a bit of grit and city shine) with some wabi-sabi (Japanese for finding beauty in the asymmetry, impermanence and textures of nature). INSPIRATION: The natural world (sea, sky, soil), Diego Rivera's painting studio in Mexico City, my grandmother's timeless chic, Mark Rothko, Yves Saint Laurent's Moroccan garden and New York in the summer (the buildings, textures, sounds, and colors are sure to inspire). READ MORE
Blythe Friedmann is an urban gypsy- a modern -day bohemian with a bit of city shine. By way of Brooklyn, with many cities in between, Blythe has set up shop in the lovely city of San Francisco. Ever since she can remember, Blythe has been enraptured by color, and has had an ability to create beauty in the most unusual of places. The daughter of an artist, Blythe began her career as a designer working in art galleries, home accessory shops, and vintage clothing stores. While working, Blythe got degrees in both art and psychology, and went on to get her masters degree in art therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Blythe balances out her design work with a private psychotherapy practice specializing in art therapy. Using her deep understanding of both emotional and physical landscapes, Blythe helps her clients find a sense of home both within themselves and in the rooms that surround them. In her design work, Blythe celebrates both the modern and timeless, layering the patina of age with sleek, glam elements to comprise truly beautiful interiors. At Urban Gypsy Design, Blythe brings her impeccable sense of color, style, and eye for detail to clients looking to create a gorgeous environment to live, work and daydream. Blythe uses elements in her spaces from both far-reaching and local sources, enlisting a caravan of bespoke artisans to realize her one –of- a kind designs. Although Blythe has her own unique sense of style, her designs are flexible; she caters to both the pared-down contemporary minimalist and a magpie that collects with wild abandon. In addition to redoing the interiors of several residences, most recently, Blythe has focused on restaurants, designing two successful eateries in the mission district of San Francisco. At Urban Gypsy Design, Blythe brings a myriad of asethetic and practical skills to help you with your most wild or modest design needs. We do everything from advising the movement and use of your existing furniture and art to creating a home, restaurant, or office from the ground up.

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