sneak peek: a day in may



a day in may is a san francisco based design studio specializing in graphic design and letterpress wedding invitations. today’s sneak peek is into half of the a day in may team: eve weinsheimer. while eve is off galivanting in mexico this week, we get a special peek into her light-filled sausalito home (what a wonderful place to come back to after a great getaway). CLICK HERE for the full post, along with additional images. thanks eve (and lesley!) anne

[above: Old Movie Theatre seating is a good place to sit and take off our shoes. Baskets underneath hide hats, sweaters and other junk!]

Vintage Peter Hvidt Lounge Chairs pair with a second-hand baby rocker lacquered in black.

Green “HEATH” tile, white cabinets and sink & a chocolate counter create a crisp, easy feel.

CLICK HERE for the rest of the peek after the jump…


Weathered, metallic cabinet doubles as our liquor cabinet. . . Sewing machine legs are the base for a side mantle in the living room. (Matt Condron painting hangs behind)

  1. Wow BEAUTIFUL just beautiful!!

  2. lauren says:

    gah, the repurposed theater seats, cabinet, and sewing machine legs are breathtaking! what a thoughtful, lovely living space.

  3. _michelle_ says:

    the elusive theater seat find! looks great

  4. Aneta says:

    LOVE the movie theater seats. The worn out dark wood looks soo good!

  5. Abby says:

    Wow! What a fantastic kitchen!

  6. The theater seats are definitely my favorite. I also love the kitchen, it’s airy and bright.

  7. cathy says:

    I am IN LOVE with that tile in the kitchen! so yummy!

  8. Janis says:

    Lovely, lovely home!

  9. Suzanne says:

    Beautiful, inside and out. It is so nice to see front porch pics, too!

  10. Amanda says:

    Love: subway tiles & that shade of green.

  11. Janice says:

    Beautiful home…what is your countertop material?

  12. Scott says:

    Sweet, sweet kitchen!

  13. Now I know what to do with my kitchen for tiling! That living room is to die for!

  14. Ms. Peacock says:

    I like the way the glass cabinets in the kitchen add to the peaceful airiness…the theatre seats are cool too.

  15. bea says:

    love love this peek. great combination of colors and textures—gorgeous kitchen! one of the BEST peeks i have seen!

  16. kiki says:

    wow!! the light in the kitchen! and those tiles! beautiful :)

  17. Elizabeth says:

    In the last picture, there are a bunch of prints hung up by clips. Who made them?
    And what is that sketch in the bedrooom?
    Also, so jealous of the theater seats!

  18. Angie says:

    The kitchen is perfect. I, too, would love to know what your counter top material is.

  19. jenny says:

    love it! so much COLOR!!

  20. Jill says:

    wow, that matt condron painting is making me feel all swoony. fabulous place.

  21. This is so peaceful. I particularly liked the kitchen and the restrained use of red in the lamps at the living room. Thank you for sharing all the beauty.

  22. DesignerKim says:

    The kitchen is fantastic. Love the green tile.

  23. Laura says:

    Great colors!! Anybody know what color is the Heath tile in the kitchen?

  24. Julie says:

    I loooove that tile in the kitchen! And I love how they took it all the way up to the ceiling instead of just keeping it under the cabinets. Gorgeous.

  25. Jill J. says:

    This sneak peek has given me so many good ideas for my own house! Beautiful.

  26. Uncle Beefy says:

    Grace, I hate to do this to you here but can you let Eve know that I haven’t received the adoption forms. I know she’s dyin’ to take me in as one of her own but if we’re gonna make this happen we need to get the paperwork filed. Y’know?

    I just hope she cleans up a bit before I arrive. ;)

    LOVE this! Oh so much!

    (Hope wedding planning is going along swimmingly!)

  27. What light in that kitchen–I am truly jealous!

  28. amanda says:

    Who did that lovely painting above your bed?

  29. Lamyousha says:

    love the sketch in the bedroom, who did it?

    I love homes with lots of sunlight and your kitchen is amazing.

  30. christine says:

    in love with that kitchen! stunning!

  31. Peter M says:

    I want to chop it up and eat it plain. But, come on, no kid is going to rock that seam between the rug and floor. These shots are a little too perfect, like a backlit image of a fast food hamburger combo.

  32. Tiffany says:

    I’m echoing all the woos over the kitchen. Just gorgeous, and I love the color combinations!

  33. Kristin says:

    I WANT that kitchen now! Gorgeous!

  34. Mindy says:

    Love the kitchen. What are the countertops made of?

  35. LOVE the living room. Thanks for sharing.

  36. marniepost says:

    Lovely home! I just wonder if people know something I don’t. Can you really have a white rug in your home with kids, and under the dining table, no less? How do you keep something like that clean? I’d really be interested if there is a means of cleaning these effectively.

  37. Adriana Escobar Alvarez Morphy says:

    what a beautiful house. So much light, so soft and gentle as you guys are. Great IDEAS.

  38. Tonni says:

    I love that kitchen!

  39. Jami Morales says:

    Hi, I would love the names of the backsplash tile and the floor tiles in the kitchen. I am about to redo mine and would love to check these out.
    Beautiful pad!

  40. lane says:

    wow, this is a great site. my first time here. love the front room.

  41. juli says:

    the old movie theatre seats are such a great touch!

  42. AJ says:

    I love the blue in the bedroom! And the hanging cards – I think I may borrow the idea to display my collection of postcards :)

  43. Those theatre seat would be absolutely brilliant in a foyer.

    Love how they’ve tucked storage underneath them too.

  44. Eve says:

    Thanks for all the great comments! I wanted to answer some of the questions:

    1. Heath tile in kitchen is FERN (glossy).

    2. Kitchen counter is a material called CaesarStone – very durable and comes in a ton of colors.

    3. Painting over my bed is by an artist called Hal McCartor:

    4. Clipped prints are from

    5. White carpets are really kid friendly – they are Super-cheapo shags from Home Depot. I can bleach the spots right out and have even taken scissors to cut away gum or playdough.

    6. And Uncle Beefy, if you don’t mind sharing a bedroom with 2 kids, yes I’ll adopt you!

  45. Megan Zimmerman says:

    Great to see Hal McCartor’s painting in the bedroom. I am his daughter, and it is fun to see where they end up.


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