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My job was hexed!

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kitchen-lighting

I saw this unique kitchen lighting solution in Baja recently while house shopping with a friend.

 

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My Rockridge project is getting finishing touches slowly but surely. These are just quick snapshots of things I am excited about.

Teak Bench, Glass tiles, stone floor

Teak Shower bench with glass tile walls and stone tile floor

Fir Barn Door

Fir Barn Door

Kitchen

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Tin Ceiling Tiles

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Colorful diningroom

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scribble handrail

Handrail still needs to be finished, but today the artist made sure everything fits before taking it to the sand blaster. More photos soon.

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Blue Hardware

Not long ago I was¬†checking out a house in the Oakland hills that caught my client’s fancy – rustic modern I’d call it rustic modern with a bit of whimsy. I like it. I also like that it was surrounded by trees and shrubs so that I had trouble getting a good photo of the whole building. I noticed one nice detail that is daring and unusual. photo 1 If you look closely you will see that the post bases and the other structural connectors are blue! Here is a close up: blue hardware

Even closer:

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Last week I visited these guys to check out their work. One of my clients needs a handrail.

Nice to see what an artist can do with traditional blacksmithing.

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Nice clean floating corner shelves by Shada Build and Design

Nice clean floating corner shelves by Shada Build and Design

Corner shelf supports

hidden supports for floating shelves

Doorbell

Doorbell

Just in from the cabinet maker - beautiful fir door

Just in from the cabinet maker – beautiful fir door

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Holes drilled to vent drawers to the outside. California living!

Holes drilled to vent drawers to the outside. California cooler – California living!

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Blue rays

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Art Tile fir drawers

spade cutout pulls (Armoire by Dickson Schneider I believe)

 

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front elev4.5

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