Designer VIP Tours Are a Thing (Part 2): Cambria Countertops and Culture Tour for the Midwestern Win

Welcome to Part 2 of my series of “Wooed and Wowed by Vendors” blog posts. (Click here to read Part 1)

On this tour-de-force of product education, state of the design industry talks, and pure pleasure moments, Cambria’s three-day designer extravaganza included a showroom visit, a factory tour, a baseball game, and meals and […]

Decorative Wall Finishes: A Revelation in Sponge-Paint and Stencil

When we think of decorative wall painting, most of us will recall, with a shudder, the sponge-painting craze of the 1980s, or frustrating struggles with mis-aligned stencils.

But decorative finish work is so much more than that.

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Decorative wall finish, mid-process: Applying layers of materials to the walls […]

Wood Tavern 2.0 – Local Favorite Gets a Restaurant Makeover

Wood Tavern 2.0 – Restaurant Interior Design

Renown for great food and warm, gracious service — and repeatedly nominated as one of Oakland’s best eateries, Rockridge’s Wood Tavern has been serving up delicious, local bounty to an appreciative audience for over eight years.

Laura Martin Bovard Interiors Restaurant Makeover

Lampwork Lofts Interior Design: Beautiful, Industrial, Art-Filled and Dog-Friendly

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On a commercial interior design project for Madison Park Financial Corporation, we warmed up and beautified the lounge areas and landings of a recently converted-to-condos electric light manufacturing warehouse called Lampwork Lofts.

Almost every resident in the building […]

Performance Fabrics & Finishes for Kids, Dogs & High Traffic Areas

Performance Leather & Finishes – Design Dilemma Solved

Natural fabrics and fibers are usually my first choice when selecting and specifying materials for any interior design project. I believe organic elements in the home are more harmonious and healthy, improving – and preserving – the environment inside and out. However, there are times when a man-made […]

Solano Avenue’s Red Oak Realty Gets a Big-City Style Makeover

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 […]

Nothing Says “Bravo” Quite Like an Encore: Solano Avenue’s Red Oak Realty Gets a Big City-Style Makeover

After our 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 […]