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Featured on Houzz: Elderly-Friendly Spaces for Loved Ones who Live on Their Own

Oct 2, 2017 by Hiromi Ogawa

Our 12th Street Residence is featured in a new Houzz articled called "Elderly-Friendly Spaces for Loved Ones who Live on Their Own". Recently, we've definitely seen an increase in clients who come to us wanting aging-in-place features, long-term planning, and multi-generation homes. The key is to make universal access features a design element that is enjoyed and used by everyone in the home. We love working with our clients to ensure comfort and ease in their environment for years to come!

Topics: Press, Projects

Featured on Houzz: 12 Ideas from Stunning Fall Gardens

Sep 14, 2017 by Hiromi Ogawa

Our Waverley Street Residence was just featured in a Houzz article titled "12 Ideas from Stunning Fall Gardens". It's true that the persimmon tree bears brilliant orange fruit, and extends the enjoyment of this courtyard well into the fall season. And it also helps to have architectural elements, such as the exposed carport rafters, echo and enhance the warm tones of fall. 

Featured on Houzz: 9 Smart Charging-Station Solutions for Decluttering Your Cables

Aug 1, 2017 by Hiromi Ogawa

 

Our Knott Street Residence was featured on Houzz! These phone/pocket cubbies were part of a mud room design that we did to convert a former breakfast nook. Smart storage can be light-filled and attractive, too! 

For more information on the Knott Street Residence and other projects, see our project page

Featured on Houzz: 8 Color Combinations to Boost Your Bathroom (in French!)

Apr 25, 2017 by Hiromi Ogawa

Our Middlefield Road Residence bathroom was featured in a French Houzz article titled "8 combinaisons de couleurs pour booster votre salle de bains", which rougly translates to "8 Color Combinations to Boost Your Bathroom". It's definitely true that the dark-to-light gradation of tile color helps diffuse the intensity of the dark blue floor. Also, using the same tile on the floor and the walls is a little trick we use to make a small bathroom feel much bigger.

Our clients were a big contributor to the playfulness of this project's overall aesthetic, and we're so pleased to see that other people like it, too!

Marin Avenue Residence featured on 7x7 Magazine

Apr 24, 2017 by Hiromi Ogawa

The Marin Avenue Residence was recently featured in a 7x7 article titled: "Design Envy: A Berkeley Craftsman Gets a New Flow". We love being featured, especially when the title starts with "Design Envy"!

Hiromi wins Judges' Commendation Award at the AIA National Photography Competition

Apr 11, 2017 by Hiromi Ogawa

One of Hiromi's Inspiration images just won the Judges' Commendation Award through the AIA National Photography Competition!

Her photo titled "Insertion" of the Chatham Dockyard will be on display at the AIA national conference in Orlando at the end of this month, and will also be featured on the AIA national website. Woot!

Topics: Inspiration, Press

Featured on Houzz: 10 Points to Consider if You're Looking for a Forever Home

Apr 10, 2017 by Hiromi Ogawa

It looks like universal design is the current hot topic - this article is the second one in a week to discuss "aging in place" - and the rubber flooring in the kitchen of our 12th Street Residence seems to be a favorite. 

Featured on Houzz: What to Look For in a House if You Plan to Age in Place

Apr 3, 2017 by Hiromi Ogawa

We are working with many clients that want universal design features - layout, details, and materials that allow aging and disabled homeowners to continue to live at home - and we are honored to be featured in a Houzz article that highlights this growing priority. While the 12th Street Residence homeowners did not request universal design, the rubber flooring  in their kitchen does provide a low-maintenance, slip-resistance surface that works well for everyone living there.

Best of Houzz 2017

Jan 18, 2017 by Hiromi Ogawa

We are so pleased to be selected for Best of Houzz 2017! Special thanks to our clients and collaborators, who really help make it all happen. We couldn't do this without you!

Featured on Houzz: 12 Ways to Wow With a Small Garden

Oct 3, 2016 by Hiromi Ogawa

The Marin Avenue Residence was featured in a Houzz article about small gardens. Check it out!

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