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November 29, 2017

Lately, I have been thinking about a project we completed a few years ago. I remember the call from Buddha Teas owner John Boyd to visit his Architectural Stunner in Cardiff, Ca. I was about 9 months pregnant and about to go on leave. The energy of this home is incredible but when we first met it felt a little cold and there was definitely room for improvement.

This project came at honestly the perfect time.  It...

October 27, 2017

Halli, our Lifestyle Photographer stopped by my new casa this week to take some progress shots and like most days we spend together we fell into a complete re-styling extravaganza and the inspiration of course was this coming Halloween. Halloween is by far my favorite holiday, don't get me wrong, I love all the holidays but I think it's the festive fall kick off that really gets me going. 

I love the pumpkin patc...

February 11, 2016

The biggest misconception when designing a home is that if you have kids you can't have nice things. I'm here to tell you that that's just plain phooey! Now I'm not saying you should haul out your glass coffee table with the metal pointed corners, but I am asking you (nicely) to step away from the plastic-covered sofa. As my coworker Melinda so wisely said 'if everything's washable, what's the big deal?'. 



July 6, 2015


With the advent of mega wealthy companies like Google and Facebook, the idea of an office being just a boring grey cubicle is slowly disappearing. Sure, big companies and extravagant offices have been around for decades, but as never-before heard of careers like web design, app development, and social media marketing start appearing, the offices that house these jobs have risen to meet the dawning of this new creati...

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