Firm Profile

Green Couch interior design employs its team of artistically accomplished minds to create inspired designs for residential interiors, furniture, events and developments. Described by a writer as, “Curiosity without the chaos.” The work is meant to be classic enough to transcend trends, yet brave enough to provide innovative, intelligent and eclectic atmospheres. Led by company founders Jeff and Tray Schlarb since 2002, Green Couch has built its portfolio of curated residences throughout San Francisco, Southern Marin, New York and the Bay Area’s legendary Wine Country. With an eye toward expanding into Southern California, as well as overseas the company’s uncompromising standard for talent and customized design and service has earned Green Couch participation in the 2015, 2012 and 2011 San Francisco Decorators’ Showcase, as well as acclaim in such publications as CA Home and Design, SFC&G, Gentry, SF Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, 7×7, Trends Magazine and a cameo on Million Dollar Listing. With a rapidly growing reputation for imaginative, contemporary concepts and positive client relationships, the company continues to expand while working out of their inspirational San Francisco studio on Potrero Avenue.

jeff schlarb

As principal designer, Jeff has completed hundreds of design projects, overseeing each stage of the process from beginning to end. With a gifted eye and a background in creative advertising and design, Jeff’s designs seamlessly integrate the structural and architectural features of a home with soft décor and subtle nuances. His vision reaches beyond the…

tray schlarb

Designer and Green Couch co-founder Tray Schlarb brings a global flare gleaned from her varied international experiences to all of her projects. Beginning with her studies at Cape Town’s White House School of Interior Design, then trekking into India, Southeast Asia, South America and Continental Europe, Tray’s adventurous nature shines through her imaginative designs. Her…

Robbie Lazarow

Director of Finance isn’t the only domain that Robbie resides over. He leads the team with MVP Status, Most Variable Player. He runs lead of course for Green Couch financials but also for the Jeff Schlarb design team, development projects and special projects such as recording and mixing our Podcast. CPA, soccer player, South African…

joAn ramos

As a Bay Area native, JoAn has been an office manager for the last 15 years at such home town organizations as Roost (home furnishings), Isda & Co. (clothing designer) and Lewis International PR Inc. Her hobbies include travel, watching the 49ers and cheering her talented son on while he plays high school football for…

darren ankenhauer

Darren possesses an extraordinary eye for the beautiful, whether in photography, interior design, painting or city living. A native of the Bay Area, Darren is intimately acquainted with San Francisco’s distinct personality and architectural and design features. You can often find him immersing himself in the city vibe as he pedals through the city streets…

jon-ivan weaver

Jon-Ivan’s passion for design and the arts started at an early age. His career began in Atlanta, where he excelled at visual merchandising for Neiman-Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue and, later, working in photography as a stylist and photo art director. Since moving to San Francisco in 1999, he has added staging to his resume….

alison stephans

Stylist, project manager – Passionate, compassionate, hard working and skilled are just a few adjectives to describe Alison. Her magic making hands and ability to mulit-task projects and locations make her a marvelous maven on the Green Couch squad. Described by her friends and workmates alike, “Simply Amazing.”

Anh-Thu Nguyen

Studio Assistant extraordinaire, Anh-Thu peppers away at every task to the benefit of the team. Hard working is a commonplace around this team, but she continues to shine through all the other glimmer. Dedicated, funny and a delight to all that have the opportunity to be in communication with her. Watch closely if you’re ever…