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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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, […]
Long known for its shipyards — and heavy industry, the Dogpatch District along San Francisco’s southern waterfront has evolved from a once a gritty neighborhood to one of the City’s most sought after addresses. We’ve loved watching the neighborhood transform, […]
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
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, […]
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 […]