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Featured on Houzz: 8 Color Combinations to Boost Your Bathroom (in French!)

Apr 25, 2017 by Hiromi Ogawa

Our Middlefield Road Residence bathroom was featured in a French Houzz article titled "8 combinaisons de couleurs pour booster votre salle de bains", which rougly translates to "8 Color Combinations to Boost Your Bathroom". It's definitely true that the dark-to-light gradation of tile color helps diffuse the intensity of the dark blue floor. Also, using the same tile on the floor and the walls is a little trick we use to make a small bathroom feel much bigger.

Our clients were a big contributor to the playfulness of this project's overall aesthetic, and we're so pleased to see that other people like it, too!

Marin Avenue Residence featured on 7x7 Magazine

Apr 24, 2017 by Hiromi Ogawa

The Marin Avenue Residence was recently featured in a 7x7 article titled: "Design Envy: A Berkeley Craftsman Gets a New Flow". We love being featured, especially when the title starts with "Design Envy"!

Pop of Red

Apr 17, 2017 by Rosanna Jackson

This is a mechanical screw jack, but its so pretty amidst all of the wood at our Kelton Avenue Residence.

Topics: Projects

Hiromi wins Judges' Commendation Award at the AIA National Photography Competition

Apr 11, 2017 by Hiromi Ogawa

One of Hiromi's Inspiration images just won the Judges' Commendation Award through the AIA National Photography Competition!

Her photo titled "Insertion" of the Chatham Dockyard will be on display at the AIA national conference in Orlando at the end of this month, and will also be featured on the AIA national website. Woot!

Topics: Inspiration, Press

Featured on Houzz: 10 Points to Consider if You're Looking for a Forever Home

Apr 10, 2017 by Hiromi Ogawa

It looks like universal design is the current hot topic - this article is the second one in a week to discuss "aging in place" - and the rubber flooring in the kitchen of our 12th Street Residence seems to be a favorite. 

Hammering away

Apr 4, 2017 by Hiromi Ogawa

You know it's a special house when the littlest member of the family is inspired to pick up a hammer and get busy. Sucharitha captured this photo at a recent jobsite meeting at our Yerba Santa Avenue Residence. So cute!

Rough electrical and plumbing are in place, and soon the drywall will go up. More updates soon!

Featured on Houzz: What to Look For in a House if You Plan to Age in Place

Apr 3, 2017 by Hiromi Ogawa

We are working with many clients that want universal design features - layout, details, and materials that allow aging and disabled homeowners to continue to live at home - and we are honored to be featured in a Houzz article that highlights this growing priority. While the 12th Street Residence homeowners did not request universal design, the rubber flooring  in their kitchen does provide a low-maintenance, slip-resistance surface that works well for everyone living there.