Monday, October 21, 2019

There is a story to tell in every project I create.

There is a story to tell in every project I create.

Frank and Angela Bathroom is a classic example. Dealing with my clients wish list and knowing what they like is what makes a project exciting and fun, and part of a good design of course.

I think I’m really good at dealing with my clients in a patience way. I love it.

Here is a very Traditional Bathroom Design. Shows a good example of the kinds of people Angela and Frank are. Their beautiful house nested in the hills of San Mateo have all the makings of an old house. And this bathroom had to be specially design to fit their style and home decor.

Frank and Angela wanted the Carrera marble look and custom built cabinets. They wanted a built-in stereo system to be remotely controlled with the iPhone. All the gadgets included for an amazing shower experience.

I measured Frank so that the jets would hit exactly where his soar points in the body.

The process of design was easy with them.

The 3D movie was start of the project. (see below)

Beautiful Cars, A source of Inspiration


Often use beautiful cars for inspiration, when choosing colors for whatever I’m designing. FOR EXAMPLE:  I created a kitchen using these colors. The cabinet doors where a rich beige color, with black homed granite for the countertop. And of course, stainless steel appliances where a nice combination to the look-and -feel of the modern and cozy kitchen.  A deep fruit bowl in yellow was placed in the middle of the counter top.

Color is relative when putting all the finishes together. Most people today want to stay very safe by choosing mutted colors.

Designing a New Kitchen

Design a kitchen probably is the most fun and complex design project I have encounter.
There are so many details to make a kitchen like this one.

I was lucky to design this beautiful kitchen and master bathroom, kids bathroom two years ago for my client in Lafayette. Working with them was fun and rewarding.

A few details... The lighting was a challenge because of the vaulted ceiling.

Steps I took to do it:

1. Measuring the space and creating a proposed floor plan approved by client was the first task.
2. Creating a 3D drawing in Sketch-Up for them the visualize how the kitchen will look like.
3. Create elevations and details drawings for the contractor to built it.
4. Materials Selections, included cabinets, and finishes.
5. Getting permits.
6. Finding a contractor that you trust and will built the proposed design is a challenging thing.
7. Getting the construction going and finally building the kitchen was a job.