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Bungalow Bathroom Update

This bungalow had its original bathroom, with an awkward and tight layout.  All original finishes and plumbing were still in place.  The main goal towards redesigning this bathroom was to allow for a more open layout, brighten up the space and provide a generously sized walk-in, curbless shower.  In addition,…

February 9, 2015

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Bungalow kitchen revamp

This 1940s house was originally built with a more formal floor plan and had a separate kitchen and dining space.  Today, entertaining is less formal and having an open kitchen to your dining room allows for more interaction between cooking and guests and family while still prepping dinner. Originally, while…

February 9, 2015

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Big Boy Room with (subtle) Striped Sophistication

It is imaginable to provide children’s space that accommodates their needs without sacrificing the aesthetic and not obsessing on age-specific decor.  A children’s room should feel fun, but with a dash of maturity, while also being comfortable and a room to grow up in.   In order to strike this…

February 9, 2015

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From sock to FLOR

Inspiration for home design can come from the oddest places.  Unlikely revelations can appear anywhere.  Don’t be afraid to embrace them. Paul Smith is the master of stripes.  His patterns are part of our daily lives as pillow covers, ottomans and socks.  My husband’s favorite pair of Paul Smith socks…

February 9, 2015

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Bay Road Home, Atherton, CA – Under Construction

Rendering of Bay Road Home – by l’oro designs Even after designing homes for nearly a decade, the most gratifying part of my architecture practice is seeing the client’s dreams interpreted in my mind and computer, then become a physical reality.  Even with the advancement of technology and getting to…

February 9, 2015

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Baby B’s Nursery – the ‘after’ shots

This transformed nursery was previously an open office with a half-wall at the stairs to the master bedroom.  By filling in the wall to enclose the nursery, space was obtained to provide a full-sized closet and create the necessary privacy from the rest of the house.  This sun-filled, bright nursery…

February 9, 2015

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Nursery – Under Construction

My utterly creative client wanted to alter this small open office into a nursery in time for the arrival of their son.  Simple solutions of just filling in a half-wall and borrowing space to create a closet – this space went from a casual den to a functioning baby’s room….

February 9, 2015

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A Modern Nursery

Architecture isn’t just about designing buildings, but also how you perceive and improve spaces.  When my first child was born, we were challenged with transforming a cramped guest room into a bright and functional nursery. My husband and I chose not to find out whether we were having a boy…

February 9, 2015

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