Our first step is to listen.

We want to hear what people like about their house, what troubles them and what they want to achieve. Budgets and timelines are discussed, along with various practicalities and issues that have to be addressed. This quickly leads to a comprehensive scope, a ”wish list’" that informs the the design and how we manage the process.

 

For example, this house set in a Redwood forest near Twofish Bakery on The Sea Ranch had a functional master bath built in the 1980's. Our client's wish was for a warm, cozy and beautiful retreat, reflective of its surroundings. David Moulton AIA tamed the soaring sheetrock walls with an articulated cedar wall panel, introduced a custom walnut vanity and cedar storage cubbies. Bright white Laufen vessel sinks are fed by Watermark fixtures, and Restoration Hardware pivoting mirrors are framed by warm, period-detailed, clear glass Edison lights, all of which transformed this bathroom into a true forest retreat.

 

MASTER BATH BEFORE: PRETTY TYPICAL, PRACTICAL 1980'S DESIGN

MASTER BATH AFTER: REFLECTS AN INTIMATE FOREST SETTING