Over the years, satisfied clients have repeatedly used three words to describe us: imaginative, thoughtful and collaborative. We like to think this reputation is what makes us unique.
Creativity is our passion. We pride ourselves on thinking unconventionally to offer fresh ideas and unique design solutions. We explore a wide variety of possibilities until the design feels right to you. If you’re not sure what you want, we help you define your specific style and develop a customized design that expresses how you want to live in your home. Discovering your style inspires us to make it become a reality.
Staying current on the latest technology allows us to continuously broaden our minds and expand our creativity. We enjoy incorporating new tools and processes into our workflow to provide the best service for our clients.
We’re also grounded in reality, balancing our creative process with purposeful design. We think practicality and function are important considerations at every phase of the project – even at conception.
The first time we meet you, we won’t show you our portfolio (unless you ask). We let you take the lead. We walk through your home to see how you live, listen to what you want and observe how you use your space in order to figure out how to tell your story. We find inspiration in how your art, furnishings and collectibles reflect who you are. We pay close attention to the details of your life so we can create a customized home you’ll love for years to come.
We support local artisans who share our values. Our favorite decorative painter/plasterer has studied traditional techniques around the globe. Our go-to furniture designer works exclusively with wood from fallen trees. An Italian family provides us with beautiful old-world finishing, perfected over multiple generations.
It’s important to us to make the world a better place – and not just for the people who hire us. Children are the focus of our philanthropic efforts, and we raise funds for those living in shelters, as well as for education programs at the elementary and high-school levels in the San Francisco Bay Area.
We love to be part of a team. We’re confident in our abilities yet aware of our limitations. We have a huge respect for our partners in design – the architects, landscape architects, general contractors, construction managers, client reps, personal assistants and art advisors who shape the projects in which we work. We adapt easily, communicate well, overcome obstacles gracefully and do our best to always be approachable and authentic. Working with talented professionals is the best way we know to give our clients the greatest results in the most efficient manner.
At the end of the day, our most important collaborator is our client. We value your input and feedback, and honestly don’t work as well without it. We respond to comments quickly and incorporate them throughout the design process. This often leads to a relationship of trust and respect that inspires our clients to hire us for all of their design needs.