Solstice Interiors on DESIGN MILK!

Leo is on DESIGN MILK!

Our recent work on the lovely Leo - a modern massage, wellness + nail salon in North Park - is on DESIGN MILK! What is life?! You can check out the link to the full article here. A huge shout out to all of the amazing people who helped make this space amazing, and of course Jina Javier - the owner of Leo, for bringing me on to create this space of your dreams. And of course, thank you to DESIGN MILK for the feature, I am beyond honored and STOKED! :)

Project: Leo

Mural by Janie Rochfort of Betty Larkin

Custom chairs, check-in desk, nail polish display, front entry built-in seating designed by us and made by Moniker Design

Photos by Amber Thrane of Dulcet Creative

2018 Solstice Interiors Highlights

Oh boy, was this year a good one!!! Thank you to each and every one the wonderful clients, vendors, and tradespeople I got to work with this year. Reflecting on the projects of the year I am truly blown away by not only the amount of love and positive feedback I’ve received from these projects, but also the growth personally and professionally I’ve experience with each one. Here’s to an amazing year, and an even better year on the way.

Happy New Year everyone!!

Katie Gebhardt, Solstice Interiors


Sneak Peek: Leo

Say hello to LEO! Your new favorite nail, wellness, and massage salon nestled in the heart of North Park, San Diego.

If you’ve been following along on social media, you’ll know how excited I am about this project - for so many reasons. A quick bit about Leo:

Leo was created with the intention of providing an experience and super-cozy space for one to come and treat themselves to some quality self-care, in style of course. The nail and massage salon options in San Diego (and really everywhere!) very obviously lacked a luxe, quality experience with a more modern approach and aesthetic. Trips to get your nails done or a massage should feel like a treat, not a chore and this is where the idea of Leo was born.

Initial concept board for Leo’s main salon, including the pedicure chairs that line each wall and one of the lounge areas.

Initial concept board for Leo’s main salon, including the pedicure chairs that line each wall and one of the lounge areas.

Aside from being able to create this beautiful space which I know people will leave feeling revitalized and rejuvenated - and counting down the days until they get to go back - so much love and thought went into each and every area. From the generally neutral palette and fabrics intended to provide a soothing sense of comfort (aside from our main ‘wow-factor’ of a mural from the amazing Betty Larkin) to the custom tea blends for clients crafted by the owner of Leo, no detail went overlooked.

There will be much more to come on this space, so stay tuned for the full project reveal! Leo will be softly opening on December 9th, and officially on December 15th. For now, enjoy these dreamy sneak peeks.


Head over to Leo’s website to learn more & book an appointment here!

A Fall Palette


Blogging on a Saturday, who am I?! Someone very inspired by this lovely fall season, obviously. Give me all the cozy, chunky-knit blankets and rust-colored textiles. While I am a Cali girl through and through - which evidently leads to me knowing nothing about seasons - there is a true shift and refreshing vibe about fall. I love seeing fall-influenced palettes and being inspired to jump out of my own neutral-comfort zone a bit, even if it’s just through temporary accents and textiles. Here’s a glimpse into my own little slice of fall heaven - enjoy!


When You Keep Pinning the Same Thing

Ever find yourself pinning the same thing? Take a look at what I keep going back to... what I love most about design is finding those aspects that prove to be timeless to you. AKA you know you really love something when you keep pinning it. I always find myself drawn to a neutral palette, with points of interest and pops that surprise you. Neutrals never go out of style, and you can still spice things up with neutrals by mixing textures and materials. See below for some beautiful examples of what I'm talking about.