Green Couch interior design employs its team of artistically accomplished minds to create inspired designs, classic enough to transcend the trends and brave enough to provide a fresh, eclectic atmosphere. Led by company founders Tray and Jeff Schlarb since 2002, Green Couch has built its portfolio of curated residences throughout San Francisco, Southern Marin 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 2011 and 2012 San Francisco Decorators' Showcase, as well as acclaim in such publications as California Home and Design, San Francisco Chronicle, Women's Day, 7x7 and Trends Magazine. With a rapidly growing reputation for imaginative, contemporary concepts and positive client relationships, the company continues to expand with a San Francisco new design studio on Potrero Avenue.
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 visual to the composition and mood of a home and space, with a focus on the people who will live and visit there and how they will experience it. Whether he is creating a beautiful space within a small condo or a 6,000-square-foot home, Jeff brings an approachable elegance to each of his projects, drawing inspiration from the families that will occupy the homes, as well as his own favorite clothiers, craftsmen, architects and fellow designers. His own world is full of creativity that surpasses window treatments and accessories, as a doting father and husband, global traveler, guitar player and all around optimist.
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 experience with large-scale interiors has been finely tuned designing for San Francisco's elite clientele.
Lorri came to San Francisco after working on premier properties in New York City's esteemed Upper East Side, the Hamptons, Martha's Vineyard and star-studded projects in California's Hollywood Hills and Los Angeles area. Lorri holds an Art History degree from UCLA and furthered her design skills with coursework at NYU and SVA. She lives immersed in creativity, with a passion for travel, art and humor, bringing a modern edge and individuality to her designs.
Megan grew up in the Bay Area and is a self-proclaimed Francophile who also has a penchant for Spanish culture. Her love of fashion, film, and music has always informed her talent for the visual and her personal design. After studying photography at SF State, she brought her talents to Design within Reach, where she spent four years refining her aesthetic before joining a high-end residential interior design team in Pacific Heights. A lover of all things mid century—she mixes in traditional elements, which blend harmoniously with Green Couch's hip vision. Megan owns two dogs, five million dresses and a red fiat - her favorite color other than green, of course.
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 a highly ranked team. She has been competitively running for several years, and has an ultimate goal of running a marathon within the coming year or two.
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 on his track bike.
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. Jon-Ivan loves writing and travel and is particularly fond of all things Italian, including the food, fashion, art, opera and most of all, Rome. Jon-Ivan is at ease with people and enjoys working in a creative environment.