Designer Crafts Warm, Modern Spaces

689 San Rafael, CA — One of the most fascinating aspects of the kitchen and bath industry is the diverse, winding paths many professionals took to get here. Bay Area-based designer Barbra Bright, CKD, is an excellent example of this. For years, she worked with a show band as a dancer and costume designer. When […]

Home Renovations That Will Pay You Back

Vesnaandjic / Getty Images When it’s time to remodel, many homeowners head to home improvement stores like Lowe’s to buy the supplies they need to complete their home projects. It’s a smart idea, especially since the right projects can put more money back into your pocket. See: 10 Kitchen Renovations That Will Hurt Your Home’s […]

Home Away from Home – Kitchen & Bath Design News

686 It used to be when people visited a kitchen and bath showroom, they knew exactly where they were, identified in large part by the array of samples scattered about for everything from cabinetry and countertops to backsplashes, hardware and more. But these days, showrooms tend to be much more sophisticated and inspirational. Kitchens and […]

Marin contractors seek clarity on coronavirus restrictions

The Atherton Place construction site sits empty in Novato on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. (Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal) The Atherton Place construction site sits empty in Novato on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. (Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal) The Atherton Place construction site sits empty in Novato on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Restrictions on many types of […]

Bay Area Metro Center Temazcal Room, San Francisco

Bay Area Metro Center Temazcal Room, San Francisco, Californian Office Building, 20 September 2023 Design: TEF Design Location: San Francisco, California, USA Photos by Mikiko Kikuyama Bay Area Metro Center Temazcal Room, USA Known as the Temazcal Room, this newly developed amenity space, located off the main lobby of the Bay Area Metro Center in […]

Event Designer and Decorator Ken Fulk’s House in San Francisco

Event planner, interior designer, and bon vivant Ken Fulk is a master of maneuvering between the various spheres of San Francisco society, from blue bloods to newly minted Silicon Valley tech titans—and beyond. He can’t help but grin as he notes that his design studio was formerly a bondage-leather shop or recounts the time a […]

Bern’s Steak House reopens after undergoing renovations

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — An iconic Tampa Bay area restaurant is back open after undergoing major renovations! Bern’s Steak House in Tampa has updated its kitchen and lounge. For guests that come to Bern’s, it’s about the history and legacy. “Hearing the stories about everything in this building, there’s a story behind it, Bern opened […]

Tour the San Francisco Decorator Showcase

For over four decades, the San Francisco Decorator Showcase has raised more than $17 million to benefit the San Francisco University High School Financial Aid Program. This year, neither pandemic nor wildfire stayed its organizers from bringing the event to fruition. On Saturday, the 43rd Annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase opened to the public virtually, […]

Silicon Valley techies spur home building and remodeling boom – Silicon Valley

Taking advantage of Silicon Valley’s robust economy, affluent techies are building or remodeling homes, transforming parts of the area’s older housing stock and fueling a boom for Bay Area architects and interior designers. “The problem is finding time to sleep,” said architect Roger Kohler, of Palo Alto, whose firm has more than 20 projects in […]