Kitchen Remodel, Counterops, Backsplash


Our clients needed a small office space to conduct private transactions for their vintage jewelry business. We wanted the space to be very stark and minimalist, so as not to draw focus away from the items during a transaction. Stylish, modern, and understated, the furnishings, including a custom espresso station, all work to create an atmosphere of high-end minimalism.
“We asked Chris to help us with the interior design of our living room and bar area. In both rooms, he helped us pick paint colors given some constraints that we could not change (a particular art piece we wanted to add, existing TV/fireplace feature, existing area rug, existing automated window shade). In the living room, he helped us replace a dark and visually heavy sofa with a lighter, sleeker Lazytime Small sectional from Camerich that was just as comfortable. He was able to source it from a local dealer At-Hom and get us a great discount off the retail price. We insisted on being able to try before we buy, and luckily Chris was able to make that happen. In addition to choosing the sofa, he helped us add style to our window by adding a live edge wood valance and new textured curtains. In the bar, we gave him a few tasks (1) find a dog-friendly area rug to fit the odd shape/size of the area (2) replace both existing pottery barn shelves and a cheap console table with a more upscale, cleaner overall bar design. We’ve had trouble designing a built-in bar for the last year for fear of a domino effect that would compel us to redesign the neighboring kitchen. Lucky for us, Chris was able to accomplish both tasks as well as giving the bar design a unique industrial design that didn’t cause friction with our mostly average flipper’s kitchen (standard granite and builder-grade cabinets). Chris gave us a custom-built steel bar buffet from Combine 9 to house our liquor bottles, glasses and bar accessories and a few live edge wood shelves to display decor. We had initially agreed on a more grand wine bottle storage solution involving a reclaimed tree trunk cross section paired with custom installed wine pegs. However, once cost and other issues were factored in, we happily chose a non-custom modern, modular wine rack system from STACT. The custom area rug was built using carpet tiles from FLOR and a design from Chris. He traveled to Los Angeles to get samples for us. We were very particular about having a rug that was plush enough for us and our dog to play on daily. To save cost, we handled assembling the rug on our own. Overall, we did spend slightly more than our initial budget, but we are very happy with the quality of work, product selection and design in the end. Working with Chris was a pleasure, and he kept up with us as we changed scope and requirements throughout the project. We will absolutely hire Chris again to freshen up other rooms in our home.”

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