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Getting to Know San Francisco Bay Area's Interior Design Visionary and Gallery Owner Steven Miller, Recently Named One of the Top “Makers, Iconoclasts, and Provocateurs” by 7x7 Magazine

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...Steven Miller has mastered the balance of innovation and authenticity.

For those living in the San Francisco Bay Area the influence of Steven Miller is undeniable. A true ambassador of the design community, Steven heads up design firms SMDS and SMDS Hospitality, as well as being the founder and creative catalyst behind applied arts gallery the NWBLK in San Francisco’s hip Mission District.

Recently named one of the top “Makers, Iconoclasts, and Provocateurs” by 7x7 Magazine, Miller is known for designs that are deeply reflective and thoughtful while not taking themselves too seriously. His warm and effusive personality is backed by an immense body of knowledge and history.

Intimacy is important: Miller uses his people skills to get a sense of the client’s personality or brand. Knowing what moves the client informs everything from the color story, art and furniture selection and placement, down to the last details. The final product being a design that feels layered, rich and like it has developed organically over time. Similarly, The NWBLK showcases Steven's connection to the design community at large through the artists represented there. Currently Steven is happy to have Phase Design and many more artists showcasing their goods at the gallery.

Steven’s projects can be found peppered throughout Northern California, from wine country to the Silicon Valley, but his work has gained recognition nationwide. His kitchen design for the San Francisco Designer Showcase, a bold statement black, earned the title “Kitchen of the Year 2014” from House Beautiful.

Whether setting the stage for a massive media event, designing a new piece of furniture, or crafting the perfectly appointed Napa estate, Steven Miller has mastered the balance of innovation and authenticity. In every project Steven demonstrates the play between the modern and the classic which has come to inform so much of what is happening in today’s design trends.

Spring-boarding off of a great year last year, 2015 is already teeming with high profile projects for SMDS and the NWBLK. With new contracts for product and hospitality projects and events with high powered international icons like Sir Richard Branson (who just over a month ago held a talk on workplace well-being at The NWBLK) and Silicon Valley superstars (such as Google, Apple, Facebook), Steven Miller promises big things coming soon to a neighborhood near you.

About Steven Miller
As head of two design firms and the founder of an edgy San Francisco gallery Steven Miller is known for designs that balance polish and progression. To view his residential and hospitality portfolios or to learn more about his gallery The NWBLK visit his website

About A Design Partnership
Founded in 2009 and located in Westlake Village, California, A Design Partnership is a marketing and branding agency specializing in servicing the creative industries. To learn more about A Design Partnership, visit the company’s website.

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