As fans of bright, eclectic California spaces, we're naturally drawn to the work of San Francisco–based interior designer Katie Martinez. With an aesthetic that toes the line between classic and modern and feels at once casually comfortable and incredibly sophisticated, Martinez's work displays a beautiful sense of balance—one that we know is incredibly hard to achieve and one that understands the ethos of "a life well lived." Though her name may not sound familiar to you now, we can assure you it will be on the tip of every design lover's tongue in no time. Read on to learn more about this swiftly rising designer and discover why we're totally crushing on her.
Christiane Perrochon Blue Violet Stoneware Plate and Bowls ($130 and up)