The kitchen deftly combines traditional features, like an oak island and floors stained a medium-brown tone, with modern elements such as the custom bronze hood. Photos by Tim Lenz.
Northern California

2023 Kitchen Design Award: Catherine Kwong Design

The kitchen is often described as the “hub of a house,” and in the case of a Hillsborough transformation by Catherine…

Southern California

The Crown Jewel

Studio Montemayor fills a modern L.A. home owned by a renowned jewelry designer, with character and life The living room focuses…

Northern California

A Second Chance

MDa gives a historic San Francisco home a new life In the kitchen, the lighting is by RBW and the set…

Northern California

Up by the Sea

Tama Bell Designs adds cozy, modern layers inside a traditional Sea Ranch home In the living room, a three-sided fireplace by…


2023 Bathroom Design Award: Huma Sulaiman

Interior design is a minefield of challenges that rarely go exactly as planned. The savvy interior designer nimbly navigates these issues…


2023 Vacation Home Design Award: César Giraldo Design

A dream vacation inevitably revolves around a beautiful setting. It’s also the lynchpin for César Giraldo’s soothing interiors, which radiate the…

Inside the family room, a curved sofa by Lawson-Fenning for CB2 surrounds a Slatted Bruder cocktail table by Harbinger By Hand Collection. Photos by Karyn Millet.
Central California

Home Away from Home

Joe Lucas and David Heikka find their own personal paradise in Solvang Homeowners Joe Lucas and David Heikka. Photos by Karyn…

Southern California

Marvelous Makeover

Home Front Build and CarbonShack Design refresh the kitchens and bathrooms in a Spanish Colonial home with passion and purpose Set…

The dramatic vestibule entry sets the tone for the home with its sliding steel doors, antique treasures and palette of natural materials such as limestone and weathered wood. Photos by John Merkl.
Wine Country

2023 Wine Country Residential Design Award: Sheldon Harte

Designer Sheldon Harte’s clients, a couple with three grown children, desired nothing less than a dream home. The five-acre Wine Country…

Northern California

2023 Residential Architecture Award: McGriff Architects

“Home needs work,” So stipulated the real estate listing for a three-story property dating back to the early 1900s, situated in…

Northern California

2023 Commercial Design Award: Siol Studios

When the commercial space you’ve been tasked with designing is described as a “creative ecosystem,” the standard workplace trappings just won’t…

Northern California

2023 Residential Design Award: Nicole Hollis

When setting foot in this 13,000-square-foot Presidio Heights residence, visitors are greeted by a polished bronze pumpkin, standing nearly five feet…

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