Tools of the trade

May 29, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

Exploring Orcas Island. I'm always fascinated by expertise, obsession, and craft.

Topics: Inspiration, Life

Design meetings happen anywhere

May 24, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

Having a design meeting at our construction site, using the wood siding as a makeshift pin-up board. Design meetings happen wherever we can.

Warm Black kitchen cabinets

May 23, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

At our La Donna Avenue Residence. ⠀

Delivering Samples

May 22, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

Delivering tile samples to the Amarillo Avenue job site. This way the contractor can calculate the bathroom floor assembly thickness for each of the bathrooms, and then match the wood floor height perfectly for a seamless transition. As the finishes go up, we're finally starting to see some color in the house!⠀

Transformation in the making

May 9, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

We are nearing the end of schematic design for our Cordilleras Road Residence, where we are creating a new two-story volume that complements the existing one-story home. The muted grays of the exterior palette will help highlight the magnificent trees around the property. This home will also feature a first floor that is completely wheelchair accessible inside and out. ⁣

Brand New Home

May 8, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

We have started schematic design for a new home in Los Altos. The home will feature an exposed concrete wall, lots of natural light (even into the basement), and a generous, open flow from room to room. This is a view from the front entry hall; you can see a sliver of the great room beyond, where the ceiling, glass walls, and view all expand to the outdoor space and pool beyond. ⁣

Exploring Tile layouts

May 6, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

We are exploring some really fun tile layouts for the entry courtyard at the La Donna Avenue Residence.