Modern Eichler Makeover in San Rafael: Thoughtful Details

We had so much fun working with the well-traveled and witty homeowner of this beautiful Eichler in San Rafael. Applying minimal structural changes (we removed a wall between the kitchen and dining areas) and strategic choices regarding high-quality design elements, we created a space that is serene and inspiring, bright and varied; elegantly spare with accents of fresh, vibrant colors.

Our plan for the home emphasized layering textures and creating an overall experience of luxury by selectively focusing on high-end furnishings, lighting, and finishes that would have the most impact.

Maxwell cabinet in solid walnut, custom-sized and fabricated by Seventh & 7th in San Diego. Adorned with art  from Slate Art Gallery by Elise Morris

Modern Eichler Redesign San Rafael

Recalling the international bazaars of our client’s travels, we dressed the fireplace with a white Traditional African Headdress, sourced at a local flea market, and baskets and vases from West Elm and CB2. Solid walnut built-in media cabinet below the TV adds function, grounding, and warmth to the color scheme. Khrome Studios Della Robbia “sectional”  was created using a stock-size sofa in graded-in (stock) fabric, paired with an ottoman. Coffee table from Etsy. Rug by Feizy.

Modern Eichler Redesign San Rafael

Gubi “grasshopper” reading lamps complete the modern-with-a-dash-of-fun look

Modern Eichler Redesign San Rafael

In the kitchen, tractor seat barstools welcome guests to perch next to the new waterfall counter, paneled in solid walnut. For the Heath tile backsplash,  we created visual interest by installing in a herringbone pattern. Pendant lights from Design Within Reach.

Modern Eichler Redesign San Rafael

Our client’s beloved grandmother’s dining room set, with chairs recovered in a warm, visually-textured fabric we selected to harmonize with the open-plan living-dining area; supported from below with a custom-sized wool rug (Stark) and a “sculptural luminary” from above (by David Trubridge).

View more images of this project on our portfolio page, here.

Photos by Suzanne Scott





  1. Nancy Wood November 3, 2016 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    Best looking Eichler I’ve seen! Great job.

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