Let us focus on the complexity of your project and make your experience effortless and enjoyable
Color Palette & Architectural Specifications
The foundation of a great project can be found in the material selection and color palette. We work closely with architects, builders, and sub-contractors to ensure that the material language compliments the project budget and style.
Space Planning, CAD Drawings, & Presentations
Whether it is an interior design sketch, a shop drawing, or a 3D model, we have the tools to create your vision and make it a reality.
Sourcing & Purchase
Over the decades we have built relationships and curated a list of vendors, makers, and sources from around the world. Working with us you will have exclusive access to some of the most spectacular furniture, fabric, hardware, lighting, rugs, fine art, and accessories as well as an invitation to shop at the San Francisco Design Center.
We have established relationships with some of the most talented craftspeople, fabricators, and artists in the country, some that are pushing the limits and creating the next generation of design and some that are carrying on wonderful traditions.
We are passionate about great lighting, which is why we have established our own light fixture brand. LONGHOUSE™ is headquartered in Napa, CA with a fabrication shop and showroom in Brooklyn, NY. We may shop from one of our hand selected lighting vendors, customize a unique design, or pull from our catalog of handmade fixtures.
A successful project depends on coordination and great teamwork. We align our goals with those of the contractor and architect teams to ensure we deliver what is needed on time and on budget.
Project Direction, Budget Workshops
We believe that the best homes are produced through a deep connection between client and designers. We begin by seeking to understand what it is you treasure most, whether that be land, legacy, family, or something we have yet to discover. The home is an expression of the self. We bring it to life.
We hold your home in our hands. We listen to your needs, using deep skills we’ve developed over decades. We play what we hear back, through our tools: materials, scale, color, tone, textures. We respect who you are, and seek to discover what you cherish. Trust is the portal to courage, candor, and success.
We understand that getting to the best solution requires embracing a non-linear process in conjunction with constant forward momentum. We believe that the ideal insight can feel elusive, that the answers come only when the time is right. We honor at once that the design process is iterative and the energy critical.
We understand that the design process has often hundreds of moving parts: desires, needs, wants, hopes, fears, worries, budgets, timelines, practical and conceptual stumbling blocks, moments of joy. We balance your needs with our ability to curate materials, source manufacturers, and build relationships. We work within an extended family of “makers,” who produce specific outcomes that balance form, function, and requirements. As a team, we work with each other and with you to maintain grace, ease, and balance.
We believe that great design takes great courage: to innovate, to consider the new, to propose ideas, to gracefully accept rejection, to push the limits of each other’s imagination. We embrace the bold.
We get it done. From sourcing to drawing to installing to introducing you to your fully stocked kitchen. Contracts are gold, budgets adhered to, deadlines met.
We work in a way that honors our communities, the planet and its resources, from local partnerships to sustainable awareness. We work with companies who treat their employees and materials with dignity and respect.