This charming family with two children asked me to work with their design-build company to make their home special. We stripped away the unfortunate recent updates to the house that didn't work, and re-created a livable home that has clean lines and authentic materials that will never go out of style.
EVERY DAY'S A HOLIDAY
This wonderful client initially showed up on my door one day, as she lived in the neighborhood and had heard I was a designer. She and her husband needed help transforming the interiors of their house, which was on a beautiful street with big, leafy trees. Their house had been custom built for them by a fantastic architect, Heidi Hansen, when they were pregnant, but now, as empty-nesters, the interiors needed to be updated. I worked with the clients to transform their interior finishes and cabinetry design to complement the original architecture. We added needed texture to the ceilings with tongue and groove, re-oriented the kitchen to look out over the beautiful backyard, replaced the master bath with stunning new cabinets and tile, refreshed the living room with a new fireplace facade, built-in bookshelves and new furniture, and a new paint palette. Interesting interior finishes includes zinc + butcher block on the kitchen island, soapstone countertops, a mixture of stained and painted cabinets, white-washed wood, glass tiles and limestone. Special touches include toe-kick drawers for extra storage, hand-grooved cabinet doors that resemble corduroy, cut-out circles instead of knobs, and receptacles tucked under the countertop hidden behind drawers.
A PLACE TO LIVE
COOL KID'S BATH
PORTOLA VALLEY GETAWAY
We added new lighting, hooks, color and an inviting bench to create a freshened-up entry.