About an hour east of San Francisco, nestled among the coastal hills, a 1960’s-era California Ranch style home on expansive grounds had remained largely unchanged from its original form; a testament to the appreciation for the modernist movement. However, the original layout of the house lacked the architectural elements essential to blending the outdoors with […]
Designed to maximize outdoor enjoyment, the backyard enclave was inspired by the client’s love of industrial-modern vintage. Turn of the century—20th century—swimsuits, were a serendipitous discovery. Kept secret, the framed suits were meant as a surprise from husband to his swimmer wife on completion of the pool house, which perfectly captured their vision.
Redolent of Cape […]
Our clients weren’t “wowed” when they viewed their time-stamped 1940’s Piedmont home for the first time. Set beside a running creek surrounded by majestic redwoods, what the home lacked in stylishness was made up for in an idyllic, natural setting showcased via expansive picture windows. Imagining the […]
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 […]
San Francisco is a great town for the unencumbered, but when it comes time to raise a family — comfort, commuting convenience, and parking within a block of your front door, take precedence.
Living so close to two major cities, yet being so close to nature, the Bay Area’s hidden gems never cease to amaze. Our client, a Boston native, found his paradise in Menlo Park – a 1,500 square foot home nestled among Live Oaks and abundant wildlife, on the banks of a running creek.
His East Coast […]
Custom full size bunk beds and tailor-made linen privacy shades, accented by Serena and Lily felted wool bean bag chair.
Stretch Your Interior Design Budget by Mixing […]
Eco-Friendly Furnishings for a Healthy Interior Environment
For those of you who know me, it should come as no surprise that the health and well being of my family is a top priority. We eat organic, locally grown, and ethically raised foods, wear natural fiber clothing (as much as possible), and get plenty of exercise and […]
Built in the late 1970’s this idyllic Lake Tahoe shores home remained largely unchanged until our clients purchased it in 2014. Their goal was to create a kid-friendly vacation home interior with lots of room for family and friends – for generations […]
Fresh flowers enliven a communal table.
A Benefit for the Humane Society
By Natalie Newell Trahan
There are two kinds of people in this world: animal people and non-animal people. If you belong to the first group, you might be the kind of person […]