The new casual dining area for my Los Altos Hills clients' kitchen/family room installed recently. The 5' x 5' large square table features a salvaged live edge maple wood table top, resting on a stainless steel base that I designed specifically for this table. My design of the table base & bench legs were inspired by the youngest members of the household - the family's three 'kids' (including 'Starlight' the yellow lab). The legs purposefully have a playful and anthropomorphic quality to them...Read More
Los Altos Hills
My Los Altos Hills clients have another room that I am working on - the kitchen & family lounge. The 'family hub' is an open plan room that encompasses the kitchen, informal dining area and family lounge and has access to the large deck and bbq area. My clients have two pre-teen children & young labrador so my goal was to create a space that was fresh, vibrant, multipurpose, durable, and comfortable. We recently installed part of the project - the new sectional sofa and custom throw pillows. Since there are still various elements to be installed, I thought Id post a few images to show how the process of choosing some of the soft furnishing elements came about.
In December my Los Altos Hills clients had their gorgeous new cow hide rug installed. It was a custom rework between myself and Kyle Bunting Rugs of their 'Jet Stream' design. My client wanted a rug that would be beautiful & different and have visual interest, but not be intense in color. We used a base color of 'maple', with accents in 'silver', 'oak' and 'brown speckle'. I picked up the blue/grey of the mohair chairs in some surreptitiously placed stripes in 'silver', and the warm maple main field color has just enough depth & intensity to ensure the rug didn't end up blending with the maple floors...Read More
Bedrooms are such special places for children as they are usually the one space in their lives that is under their own control - a place where they get to choose where there things go, create their own world and entertain their secrets and fantasies...Read More
One of the projects currently in progress is a contemporary house in Los Altos Hills. Situated high on the top of hill, the property enjoys extensive views and plenty of natural light, as well as open flowing spaces, high ceilings and split levels. The project has involved me designing some custom cabinetry for the office and in the kitchen/family room, as well as a overall design scheme for the house encompassing new furniture and soft furnishings (selection and custom design), paint colors, tiling schemes, one off designs of bedding and head boards for the two youngest residents of the home and reusing and relocating existing furniture pieces...Read More