Retro California Ranch Home Re-Envisioned for Modern Living

Luckily fashion trends, like high-waisted bellbottoms and barely-there hot pants, are pretty easy to slough off. 70’s inspired interior décor, well, not so much. It takes a client with a vision—and a collaborative team—to see a retro California Ranch Home re-envisioned for modern living.

De rigueur of 70’s-era décor, dropped ceilings, carpeted bathrooms, and dark interiors […]

From Drab to Fab: A Rockridge Bungalow Gets a Modern Interior Design Makeover

From Drab to Fab

The moment we met these clients and learned about their project, we knew it was going to be an absolute dream. (Thank you Pat Leaper!!)

Starting with our easy connection with the clients, their immediate willingness to place their trust in us, combined with their style, taste, budget, vision, […]

Lafayette, California Rancher – a Twist on Tradish Interior Design

I love working on California Rancher homes. They’re flexible and can be pushed toward mid-century for clients who appreciate the era, or skew them back toward a more traditional vibe.

In this case our client, a Southern Belle with a love of France, wanted a classic home that felt warm, welcoming and timeless, to greet her […]

That Junk in Your Kitchen Drawer Is Clogging Up Your Chi — 5 Tips for Clearing Space for Spring

Spring is the season of renewal, rejuvenation and abundance. And cleaning.

For the past few years, I’ve been getting really clear on the fact that everything — every thing — is energy. What you do with the things in your life, what you let in and how you store it, […]

April 12th, 2013|Designer Tips|

Designing for the Crocker Highlands Home Tour: the Hard, the Good, the Beautiful

When our clients announced that their lovely home had selected for the Crocker Highlands Home Tour, I met this news with both excitement and dread. Having participated in the Children’s Support League Home Tour in Piedmont two years ago (featured here on Houzz) I […]