Modern Eichler Makeover in San Rafael: Thoughtful Details

We had so much fun working with the well-traveled and witty homeowner of this beautiful Eichler in San Rafael. Applying minimal structural changes (we removed a wall between the kitchen and dining areas) and strategic choices regarding high-quality design elements, we created a space that is serene and inspiring, bright and varied; elegantly spare with […]

More About Rugs: Details, Details, Details

Many years ago, I got my start in interior design selling Tibetan carpets. I learned a lot about rugs, as you can imagine, the ideal knots per square inch; how the quality of the wool is determined by the altitude the wool is grown in: the higher altitude produces sheep with a higher-lanolin-content coat, creating […]

Rugs: Art for Your Floor

Rugs are adornment, accent, art. Fashion and function. They create frame and foreground, pulling a room together, defining the area where activity takes place, anchoring the feet of our furniture and cushioning the feet of our bodies. We sink our toes in, brush our soles across them.

These days, because of computer technology, any design one […]

Before and After: Grand Historic Piedmont Tudor Home

Our design for this Historic Piedmont Tudor home demonstrates the “New Tradish;” where grand old houses are not so stuffy anymore. We partnered with the new owners of a historically significant architectural classic in Piedmont (one of the “Three sisters,” a trio of Jacobian Tudors designed by architect Houghton Sawyer and built in 1923) to create a […]

Mod Era Inspired Living Room and Entry in California Ranch-Style Home: After and Before

Before-and-After montages are the bread-and-butter of our hearts when it comes to interior design. Who does not love a good transformation?

We recently shared photos of this “Mad-Men” inspired living room in all of its “After” glory, on Facebook, Houzz, and our portfolio page.

Here are the After images, followed by their Before personae: