Press

Featured on Houzz: Know Your Flooring: Linoleum, Vinyl, and Rubber

Jul 5, 2016 by Hiromi Ogawa

Fresh off the press from Houzz Australia...

The 12th Street Residence gets a lot of attention for its rubber flooring in the kitchen. The project has been featured in numerous Houzz articles in the past, and there seems to be a steady stream of interest in soft, sustainable flooring that is easy to maintain.

But that's not the first time we've used rubber flooring - the kitchen and mudroom at the Stannage Avenue Residence is also rubber, although you can't see much of it in the final photos.

Boston Avenue Residence in Fine Homebuilding Magazine

Apr 26, 2016 by Hiromi Ogawa

It's out! The printed edition of the Houses issue of Fine Homebuilding is on newsstands today, and features a photo from our Boston Avenue Residence project. Thanks again to Lincoln Barbour, our photographer for the project, and the one who pitched the photo for the article!

Featured on Houzz: The Allure of Warm and Tasteful Accent Tiles in Kitchens

Apr 18, 2016 by Hiromi Ogawa

A new Houzz article in Japanese features our Neilson Street Residence kitchen. We've always loved the use of red accent tiles (complimented by red Caravaggio pendant cords) in this kitchen, and it's nice to know that others like it, too.

We've recently been featured in numerous Houzz articles in different langauges, but this one Hiromi can actually read! The caption states: "This kitchen uses red mosaic tile as an accent. Red is a common food color, like tomatoes and other fruit, and is also called a "kitchen color". If you want your kitchen to feel lively and active, the effect of red tile is tremendous."

We couldn't agree more!

Fine Homebuilding Features Our Boston Avenue Residence Nook

Feb 16, 2016 by Rosanna Jackson

We were excited to find out that the Fine Homebuilding blog recently featured the hallway “book nook” in our Boston Avenue Residence project. The photo will be featured in an article in Fine Homebuilding magazine that hits newsstands on April 26th.

 

 

Best of houzz 2016

Jan 18, 2016 by Hiromi Ogawa

We are so pleased to be selected for Best of houzz 2016! The success of our projects owes a lot to our amazing collaborators, clients, and design team. Thank you!

Remodeling and Home Design

Check our Houzz profile here!

Latest Houzz article features our Stannage Avenue Residence

Oct 16, 2015 by Hiromi Ogawa

 

There are many creative storage solutions in this article, and we're honored to be included. 

The double-duty bench is a great idea, particularly where space is at a premium.  We like the combination of open and closed storage, because it's nice to hide away some of the clutter.  The article recommends drawers, but sliding doors have worked equally well for our designs.  You can see more photos and read about the Stannage Avenue Residence project on our website.

Featured on Houzz: 7 Kitchen Flooring Materials to Boost Your Cooking Comfort

Aug 7, 2014 by Hiromi Ogawa

12th Street Residence Kitchen 1

The Novak Residence kitchen has been featured again on Houzz, in an article called "7 Kitchen Flooring Materials to Boost Your Cooking Comfort".  The Flexco rubber floor is a big hit with the owners, who are avid cooks.  They preferred a tough, yet soft surface like rubber over the idea of continuing the wood flooring, since they wanted the kitchen to withstand spills, stains, and drops, yet still be comfortable for their no-shoes barefoot lifestyle with a young child underfoot. 

Other flooring materials featured in the article include favorites we have used in kitchens and throughout the house: cork, bamboo, and wood. 

Making Use of the Space Under the Stairs

Jul 7, 2014 by Hiromi Ogawa

Neilson Street stair cabinet Front

We were just featured in an article called "Turn Wasted Space into Functional Storage", where they use our Neilson Street Residence project as one solution for using the underutilized space under the stairs. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other examples in the article were also inspiring, such as a play house, pull-out pantry, and bookshelves.  It's always nice to take advantage of unused spaces, and make something special that is unique to the home. 

Berkeley Project gets Houzz Tour

Jan 23, 2014 by Hiromi Ogawa

Photo of view from Master Suite

The Marin Avenue Residence was featured in an article called "Houzz Tour: Finding the Flow in Berkeley".  We enjoyed answering some detailed questions about the project's unique qualities, as well as our design process.  The article covers a lot of ground, and we appreciate the detailed tour of one of our favorite projects.  We loved working with the owners and continue our collaboration through their business, Bay Reach Homes.

Topics: Press, Projects

Neilson Street Kitchen Featured on Houzz!

Dec 10, 2013 by Hiromi Ogawa

The Neilson Street Residence kitchen was featured in a Houzz article called “Kitchen Color: 15 Ravishing Red Backsplashes”.  We frequently use Hakatai tile in our projects, and this Crimson Blend (one of their standard blended mosaic tiles) provides a nice, textural accent.  It matches the red cord on the Caravaggio pendants, which are also lovely!

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