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Wine Cabinet
Parquet Table Stools
Span Desk
Float Daybed
Recess Coffee Table
Tone Necklaces - Dark and Light Woods
Terrace Coffee Table
Desk Bookcase
Plane Bed With Tables

More Blonde Streaks

Walnut Sideboard

I previously posted this beauty when she was in the workshop. Here she is in her new home.

Light Buffet

Light Buffet

Check out this custom wall-mounted dining room buffet we designed and built for a home on San Francisco’s Russian Hill, with interior design by Faiella Design. The walnut cabinets have built-in wine racks, drawers for silverware, and storage for glasses and dinnerware. The silver travertine countertop serves as a display, serving and bar surface – and looks especially stunning when illuminated with LED lights.

Nice Pose

Yoga Studio

Check out the bench and wall mounted shelves we custom designed for a yoga studio. They’re made of painted wood accented with white oak. The bench has a storage space underneath for yoga mats and props. And look at the pose of the wall piece. What perfect balance and technique – the spine is straight as a board . . . oh, it is a board.

Kid & Adult Friendly

Childrens Room Bench and Cabinet copy

Childrens Room Cabinet copy

Childrens Room Bench copy

Here are a storage cabinet and bench with drawers we recently designed for the project and play room of a family with two young children (and another on the way).

The 8’ wide cabinet has loads of storage space for toys and games. Its sliding doors are covered in laminate and have commercial grade tracks, making them extremely durable and easy to operate – in other words, kid friendly. The bench has storage drawers below and a cushion covered in contract grade fabric from Maharam.

The open room is visible from the kitchen and living room, so it was important that the design be playful, but not overly childlike. We chose laminate by Abet Laminati in a palette of mint green, light blue, graphite and white. Paired with walnut, it’s a fresh and fun look that will maintain its appeal as the children grow up.

Shake & Bake

Marla Bakery 2

Marla Bakery 1

Marla Bakery 3

Marla Bakery 4

Marla Bakery 5

Check out these photos of Marla Bakery, the newly opened bakery/restaurant designed by Tall Glass Architecture in San Francisco’s Outer Richmond District.

We designed and built the eight-foot-tall wine storage cabinet, display/point-of-sale cabinet, window display shelves, and wall-mounted storage shelves.

The inspiration for the designs was a modern take on the simplicity, functionality and communality of Shaker Furniture. We mixed “character” walnut (with streaks of light sapwood), maple, and veneered Europly plywood to get the right blend of rustic and modern ingredients that characterize the space.

Primarily a bakery and café that makes incredible breads and pastries, Marla Bakery is also a restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner – plus a themed family style Sunday supper that I hear is amazing.

Houzz Proud

A few months ago I was asked to be a contributing writer to Houzz, the largest online home and design resource in the world. I’ve been writing “Ideabooks” (aka blog posts) every couple of weeks on The Beauty of Contrast in interior design. Click on the titles below to read some of my posts.

Martha Angus

The Beauty of Contrast: Modern Art in Traditional Rooms


The Beauty of Contrast: Traditional Art in Contemporary Rooms

Mathew McCaul Turner

The Beauty of Contrast: Modern Lighting in Traditional Rooms

Drew McGukin

The Beauty of Contrast: Traditional Rugs in Contemporary Spaces

Jessica Helgerson

The Beauty of Contrast: Global Furnishings in Modern Spaces

More Photos of Pop-Up Home Design Showcase for SFMade

I previously blogged about the Pop-Up Home Design Showcase I recently curated and designed for SFMade at the San Francisco Design Center. Here are some more images taken by photographer Peter Prato.

For photos with captions listing the participating SFMade home and garden product companies, check out SFMade’s Facebook photo album here.

Pop-Up Home Design Showcase for SFMade

SFMade Showhouse 1

SFMade Showhouse 2

SFMade Showhouse 3

SFMade Showhouse 4

SFMade Showhouse 5

SFMade Showhouse 6

I recently curated and designed a one-night only pop-up home design showcase for SFMade’s annual fundraising gala at the San Francisco Design Center. SFMade is a non-profit organization supporting and promoting businesses that manufacture their products in San Francisco.

Over twenty-five SFMade companies, making home and garden products, were featured in a loft-like setting, with a garden/patio, dining room, living room, and bedroom/home office. It was exciting and gratifying to show off all of these products – all made in San Francisco – and all in one space, something that has never been done before.

Reflective Tone

Reflective Tone

Our Tone Necklace adorning a ghostly figure in the window of Dish Boutique in San Francisco, with Hayes Street reflected in the glass.


JLD Showroom With Cherry Blossoms
Exterior shot of the Jason Lees Design Showroom, with cherry blossoms in bloom.

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