happy Halloween

at my client’s house today …


Mid Mod Marin

My client bought this property a few years ago and we’ve been slowing implementing her vision … more pictures here


Eastside Sonoma Modern Farmhouse Remodel

We designed the landscaping and oversaw the install earlier this summer. Fun project, Sale Pending

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St Helena Farmhouse

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Monday in Healdsburg

Meeting for a possible job. Checking on the guys in West dry Creek. Getting ready to put in a swimming pool! It will have a beautiful view of the Vineyards.





Friday Wrap Up: Works in progress.

Here are some pictures from three jobs I was working on today

West Dry Creek Blu Home with pool being installed in front.

Dry Creek: Shed I designed with a barn door and corrugated steel

Matching granite Crete to Davis cement colors;

Beautiful glass tile from Dell Tile, San Francisco for pool in Sonoma-Carneros






Blu Homes on Water-Efficient Landscaping

Here’s a post about water-efficient landscaping by Blu Homes Co-founder Maura McCarthy. She interviewed me while I was driving to a jobsite last week. I designed the landscaping for the model Breezehouse.

More clients are calling about taking out lawns and installing water-efficient and beautiful landscaping.  Many native plants are not only drought tolerant but are also very attractive.

As the article points out, there are lots of ways to design water-efficient landcaping that’s useable, fun and beautiful.

Instant Privacy: 40 Trees

this house in the Silverado Estates needed privacy so we installed 40 trees. a few more are coming.





The San Francisco Garden Show is Going Wild

Great Soiree last night with Garden Design Magazine and John Greenlee & Associates at Living Green, celebrating the start of the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show‘s 30th season.

The show has new energy and ownership. Good things are happening.

The theme this year is Going Wild.  How wild will it be?

Save the Date. March 18-22.