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Remember when I mentioned I was working on a restaurant in Palo Alto last year? I finally made it up to see the finished space and I was so happy with how it all came together. And how amazing the food was. If you are in the area, please do stop in and check it out. Here are some teaser shots of the space, but you will have to try the food for yourself.
I’m helping a friend pull together a guest house in Santa Monica and give it a relaxed beachy vibe as she welcomes her summer visitors. Lucky them. The original inspiration images are more Cape Cod than Malibu, weathered beadboard with ocean blue colors. The goal is to not spend too much money as this isn’t a space that will be used more than a few days a month.
Here is what we have so far. I don’t think she will implement all of the items, but there is no reason you shouldn’t benefit from what we have done in case you want to do the same in a guest room or your own bedroom. All really easy to get and affordable items. The hardest part may be adding beadboard to your walls for that beach cottage feel. Don’t forge to decorate with shells and driftwood.
I know my blog posts have been a bit lean lately, but thankfully I have been busy with some awesome work, and my contributions to Houzz.com, and my family, all before going on vacation next week. I thought it would be fun to share some of the stuff on the boards.
The restaurant in Palo Alto is commanding a lot of my attention. Its nearly done with construction and looking amazing. The team is terrific and they trusted me with not only the interior, but also the logo design, exterior, and signage. Here are some renderings. I will be sure to share completed photos when the restaurant opens as I am very proud of this project.
The restaurant owner was happy with my work, that I am now also working on his personal residence in Palo Alto. They are remodeling an Eichler home, but its not your typical midcentury modern restoration. They are taking it in a French farmhouse direction which is an interesting juxtaposition. So far we only have the kitchen figured out.
And I’m in the concept stages of two LA projects. One is a bachelor loft in Koreatown, modern and minimalist.
The second a cozy bungalow in Santa Monica where a couple is co-habitating and can’t find a style groove. So I am marrying California surfer with Cape Cod beach bungalow styles for their remodel.
Super jazzed to go on vacation and then pick up where I left off when we get back.
Remember this falafel bar concept I started working on months ago? Well, I just wanted to give you an update that the concept has moved from San Diego to Palo Alto and its taken on an earthy rustic look to it. There is an actual leased space and a mad rush to open in 2-3 months so I have been working hard this past week getting the new space designed. Here is a taste of where we are going with it.
I’ll let you know when its open so you can visit when you are in the area. Its going be phenomenal food and a very pretty space.
These two bathroom shave the same exact layout, and the same exact budgetary limitations. They were done with just the same mix of modern and classic for exactly the same amount of money, but each one has its own personality. First, the board – a simple bathroom since each space is small and narrow – classic penny tile or hexagon tile with charcoal grout and subway tile borders. Ikea was the place to go for clean and modern vanities at a great price and their faucets were very nice too. I was surprised by the quality.Then the first bathroom – monochromatic black, white, and grey with white penny tile.
The second bathroom is a warmer more natural motif – wood grain and unglazed clay hexagon tiles.I love them both equally, just like any mother.
A top to bottom townhouse remodel is in its final days of work. I thought it would be interesting to show you the before, during, and after shots of the kitchen and master bathroom. I’ll come back and take finished pictures for the portfolio once the space is furnished, but its really a night and day difference and the couple who lives there will be very pleased when they get back from their vacation today.The kitchen before.The kitchen during construction
I’ve been getting feedback that people want to see what I have been working on. Most of the projects from this past summer will turn up on my portfolio page when it is updated, but today I made some progress on two projects that I will share pictures of the finished spaces with you when they are done in a few weeks or months. I haven’t heard back from the clients yet so these may both end up changing drastically. I thought it would be fun to follow the evolution. First is a sailing themed nursery for an 18 month old boy. He already has the blue crib and his parents enjoy sailing so I thought it would be fun to incorporate the nautical motif for their additional purchases. The pine storage bins can be painted a midnight blue so that the room will have a crisp white with blue, black, and red stripes against a stormy grey. The vintage sailing signal flags and the nautical map are too cool, no? And hopefully the room can grow up with him.The second space is a new fast casual falafel bar in downtown San Diego. The concept is fresh, gourmet Mediterranean food with a green slant. The owners are trying to secure a space so I’m not going to work out the space plan until they do. In the meantime we are trying to refine the look of the space working with the paprika color as the main branding color. Its supposed to feel industrial, loungy, and earthy at the same time according to them, but I threw in a little retro too. I’m sure this scheme will go through many more reiterations before its done.
Any input is welcome. Thanks.