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San Jose suite

We started with a blank slate and furnished the condo in 30 days as the client brought his bride from India to surprise her with a completed home. The loft is a guest room, home office and chill space.

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ISLAND AIR BNB

THIS SECOND FLOOR OF A LARGE VICTORIAN HOUSE WAS TRANSFORMED INTO A SUITE OF AIR BNB RENTAL ROOMS OVER THE COURSE OF A MONTH. oNE HAS A SMALL LIVING ROOM AND KITCHENETTE, ONE IS FOR MULTIPLE YOUNG PEOPLE, AND ONE IS A LARGE MASTER BEDROOM.

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COaSTAL COTTAGE

aFTER DOWNSIZING AND MOVING INTO THIS QUAINT COTTAGE ON THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY, WE NEEDED TO CREATE STORAGE AND DEFINE THE BONUS ROOM, AND BRING THE CHARACTER OF THIS CLIENT TO all the rooms of her cozy HOME.

 
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sunset kitchen

This cute but cramped kitchen needed an update and a more open floor plan. the dividing wall between the kitchen and dining room was removed, clerestory windows and sky lights were added, and we furnished the room with custom cabinets, decorative tile, and copper hood.

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PT. RICHMOND KITCHEN

ALL IT TOOK TO GIVE THIS LITTLE KITCHEN AN UPDATE WAS NEW COUNTERS, PAINTED CABINETS AND COOL VINTAGE HARDWARE. A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY WHEN YOU CHOOSE THE RIGHT MATERIALS.

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sunset bath and powder room

THE MAIN BATHROOM GOT A COMPLETE FACE LIFT BY REMOVING THE TUB, ADDING STORAGE NICHES TO THE WALL ACROSS FROM THE VANITY, ADDING QUARTZ SLABS TO THE SHOWER AND CUSTOM VANITY, AMD THE SHOWCASE PIECES IS A MARBLE TILE MOSAIC WITH BRONZE TILE TRIM. IN THE TINY POWDER ROOM WE WERE ABLE TO ADD CUSTOM WALL CABINETS WITH VINTAGE MIRROR, A MOROCCAN LIGHT FIXTURE, AND A SMALL BUT EFFECTIVE SINK AND PLUMBING COMBINATION.

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island master suite

our biggest challenge with this room was finding a blue that was both invigorating and serene. after many samples, we mixed some and came up with this dreamy blue.

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OAKLAND BEDROOM

THIS IS MY BEDROOM! I HAD THAT ELECTRIC GREEN (THAT FRIED MY RETINAS WHEN I DID IT - ASK ME AND I’LL TELL YOU THE STORY!) FOR A DECADE AND WAS READY FOR A NEUTRAL COLOR BUT DIDN’T WANT IT TO BE SO TYPICAL, SO I ADDED MAGIC GOLD GLITTER THAT HAS TO BE SEEN IN PERSON TO APPRECIATE. MY BRIGHT COLORED ACCESSORIES STAND OUT AND I AM FAR MORE RELAXED IN HERE. SO IS CHICO WHO’S ON MY BED.

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BERKELEY BEDROOM

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU HAVE TO DESIGN A ROOM FOR TWIN GIRLS WHO SHARE A ROOM BUT NOT THE SAME TASTE IN COLORS? YOU SPLIT IT DOWN THE MIDDLE AND GIVE THEM EACH THEIR OWN COORDINATED LOOK.

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EAST OAKLAND KITCHEN

THE CLIENTS HERE WERE LOOKING TO TOUCH UP THEIR WHITE CABINETS BUT I CONVINCED THEM THAT GREY WOULD NOT ONLY LOOK BETTER BUT WOULD NOT SHOW UP AS MUCH GRIME. THEY ALSO WERE LOOKING TO PAINT THE WALLS “THAT COLOR OF YELLOW YOU SEE ALL OVER MEXICO.” I THINK WE ACHIEVED IT.

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berkely garage

this client runs a children’s day camp, for which they have a lot of small things to contain. the CHALLENGES were not only to contain a lot of art supplies and toys, but to protect them from moisture and mold that occurs in this basement level garage.

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laurel basement

a local jewelry designer had to let her space go for a while when she took a desk job and took multiple whirl-wind trips out of country. we got her work space sorted out so she can get those creative juices flowing again and have room for EXERCISING.

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