One-of-a-kind tabletop installation to benefit 2011’s Dining by Design at San Francisco Design Center.

San Francisco, CA November 15, 2011:  In an ongoing desire to support worthy causes in the design industry, Rachael Brune of Stitch Custom Furnishings in San Francisco, CA, collaborates this month with talented interior designer Kathleen Monroe of Kathleen Monroe Design on a table installation called “Neptune”. The table theme is inspired by the vital element – Water. The “Neptune” table is one of three tables being sponsored by Drinks by Design San Francisco. Shades of Green, a landscape architectural firm located in Sausalito, CA, will design the earth table, named “Terra”. Mondo Guerra, a season eight finalist on the popular television series, “Project Runway”, will design the fire table, named “ Phoenix”.

Designer Kathleen Monroe describes her inspiration and ideas for the “Neptune” table: “Given the aquatic theme, I have chosen fighting fish as the table symbol . . . .  The fish represent grace, determination and, particularly, the fighting spirit, which, to me, is a great metaphor for people who are afflicted with AIDS. The fish are separate from one another (so they don’t fight), which represent the isolation, and separation (to avoid transmission) that AIDS presents us with. Each place setting at our dining table will have a fighting fish swimming in a large goblet adding movement, visual interest and a nod to the epidemic that inspires this event.”

Stitch Custom Furnishings is fabricating the tent, drapery and slipcovers out of sateen fabrics to depict the water motif with a particular highlight of seaweed spilling out of the back of each chair slipcover. This installation will be a not-to-miss at the event.

The festivities occur November 16 and 17 at the Galleria – San Francisco Design Center, 101 Henry Adams St. All details and ticket information are online at

About Stitch Custom Furnishings


San Francisco based Stitch Custom Furnishings was started by Rachael Brune out of her love for fabrics. With a keen eye for design from a successful career as a graphic designer, as well as a Bay Area homebuilder and homeowner several times over, she found an absence in the marketplace of quality window coverings and high end finishes available to homeowners outside the realm of architects and interior designers.  Often the options came down to outdated curtain styles, cheap catalog solutions, mini blinds or shutters.

Established in 2002, Stitch provides the sophisticated homeowner with the quality and style of home furnishings seen in interior design magazines.

Stitch works with interior design firms and homeowners throughout the San Francisco Bay Area offering them showroom quality window treatments, soft furnishings, custom furniture and upholstery, hardware and small construction services.

Stitch’s work has been seen in Martha Stewart Living, California Home and Design, Domino Magazine, Domino -The Book of Decorating and The 2011 San Francisco Decorator Showcase.


For more information, please contact: Rachael Brune, Stitch Custom Furnishings, 415-641-6081 or     [email protected]