Completed Project: Elegant Casual Home

The story of this project began last Spring, when I was contacted by a friendly woman in Hawaii, looking for a designer to help them build their dream retirement home. We started right away designing the new build by Oakwood Homes. We coordinated with the Builder’s design center to make many finish and fixture […]

Designer Tip: Arc Lamps

One of our favorite lighting options for living areas is the arc lamp. Arc lamps are great for several reasons: 1. They provide better light than standing or side lamps. An arc lamp shade sits above a couch or chair and provides ample light. A table lamp can only light one side or corner of your […]

Completed Project: Rustic Contemporary Kitchen Remodel

This is one of my very favorite projects. I was faced with a small square kitchen with a ceiling height of 7’6”.  There was an adjacent eat-in area that was now awkward due to a previously removed wall between the kitchen and dining.  The kitchen had little counter space and only allowed for one cook […]

Completed project: Eclectic dining room and lounge

We had fun, vibrant, eclectic clients for this project. The front rooms of the house were meant to be the dining room, living room and office, were not being used.  The rooms all lacked purpose and style. Our client interviews revealed a need for a place the adults could congregate when they entertained, since the […]