We love Boss Lady, Vanessa Bergmark, Owner/CEO of Red Oak Realty, and the feeling is mutual. Our long term relationship started first with a design refresh of the Red Oak space in Montclair, which led to re-doing Red Oak offices on Solano, and most recently, giving her this oh-so-hip, modern, and inspiring home […]
The before-and-after I am sharing with you in today’s blog post is not just about making a house into a home, or about making over a home into something infinitely more beautiful, welcoming, and authentic to the family that purchased it.
Although all those things are true.
This story is also about choosing to “go green.”
Family Room, BEFORE:
We recently completed a project with a client in San Rafael. An Eichler. Eichler and Marin County are practically synonymous. Words like development, basic, and cookie-cutter might come to mind but are quickly replaced by the pleasures of simplicity, spaciousness, and lightness that an Eichler, especially a […]
This magical Spanish Mediterranean Piedmont estate had been in the same family for nearly a century, with few changes made to the interior. (An “update” to the kitchen appliances in the 1970s is better left unmentioned, although photographic evidence is provided, below.)
The original owners had the house built in 1927, having moved from San Francisco to Oakland […]
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 […]
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?
Here are the After images, followed by their Before personae:
Today’s Wall Treatments Go Beyond Paint and Paper
From sublime to stunning, today’s wall treatments go beyond paint, and old school wallpaper, to bring statement-making style to any interior. Ranging from grass cloth, silk, bamboo and even burlap, these naturally sourced and sustainable products provide an elegant, earthy and organic element to any home.
Whether your tastes […]
Before and after photos of a former laundry and exercise room, transformed into a beautiful and welcoming bunk bedroom for family and friends, with separate laundry closet, and brand new guest bathroom where a little nook with bookcases used to be, at our client’s lovely vacation home in Lake Tahoe, California.
This remodel also features eco-friendly materials, for the […]
Manhattan has its charms—and challenges, namely crowds, noise, and close quarters. So when the home owners, a TV producer husband and Tech Exec wife and their two adorable children decided to leave the Big Apple and “Go West,” they traded their Manhattan mini for an expansive Mediterranean in Moraga in need of an integrated, room-by-room, […]
After a successful collaboration with Friedman Brueggemeyer on the redesign of Red Oak Realty’s Montclair office, we were delighted to partner with them again to put a fresh new face on the agency’s Solano Avenue sister office.
The company’s owners, Vanessa Bergmark and Kevin Hamilton, were inspired to create a sustainable, modernized and […]