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Edwardian Mantle & Built-Ins

I was asked to design a mantle and built-in bookcases for a home in Noe Valley.  The homeowners wanted them to look as if they had always been there.  I created a simple mantle design, drawing from the other original architectural details already in their home. I chose green, period correct subway tiles to surround the hearth.  The built-ins were designed to provide for specific storage needs, while staying within the parameters dictated by the Edwardian aesthetic.





New Kitchen For An Old House

The owner of this small Noe Valley cottage wanted to expand her kitchen and create a larger, light-filled space where she could gaze out into her lush garden and entertain large groups of guests.  I widened up the room, added counter and cabinet space, and used timeless finishes which blend well with the home's Victorian period architecture.  The contrasting of white cabinets and subway tiles against the black countertops and walnut colored floors made for a very clean, updated look with just the right amount of reference to the past.



Urban Restaurant Design

I designed the interiors of this restaurant located in what used to be an old Victorian storefront, in San Francisco.  The owner wanted a look of understated elegance, combined with Spanish Colonial influence, which would create a welcoming, warm feeling for all the guests.  The challenge was to make a small space feel big.  We contrasted light walls against dark floors, with warm accent colors in a few locations to create the inviting ambiance.



Picture Perfect Noe Valley Home

This Noe Valley home was being put on the market for sale.  I completely redesigned the backyard and staged the interiors to show off the desirability of this beautiful home. Using a limited budget, I worked with the owners furniture as well as some new pieces to create beautiful picture perfect rooms, so the spaciousness of the floor plan was conveyed to any potential buyers.  In the backyard, I stained the existing concrete slab a warm terracotta color to create an inviting feeling, and planted several new trees, plants, and a bamboo hedge for privacy.  I set up outdoor patio furniture complete with stone fireplace mantel to show the potential of an outdoor living area, as well as to show off the yard's large size.