A Sausalito Craftsman Home Gets a Remodel

  SANDY AND DAVID Millspaugh of Asheville, North Carolina, were drawn to the Bay Area after two of their children moved here. One eventually resettled out of state, but the other put down roots, purchasing a home in Marin to live in with his wife and son. After many visits, the Millspaughs fell in love […]

Drab Home Interior: 8 Problems and Solutions

Builder spec home? Dated colonial? Simple but not sweet?   Turning drab interior architecture to fab is easier than you think. With the help of experts Orren Pickell and Thomas Kearin of Orren Pickell Designers and Builders, architect Richard Becker AIA of Becker Architects, and designer Kathleen Nelson of NuHaus, we’ve got simple solutions to […]

Need More Room? Think Basement

Basements are the new family room, sport center and office. According to Stuart Shayman, of Stuart D. Shayman Associates in Northfield, in new construction, most people want high ceilings and lots of light, which make the space feel less cave-like and gives the owners flexibility to use the space however best suits their family, whether […]

Third Time's the Charm

A living room goes from small and awkward to elegant and family friendly. When an Evanston couple with three young children commissioned an addition to their historic Victorian, they turned to Buckingham ID founder and interior designer Julia Buckingham Edelmann for help with scale, color and figuring out the best way to make use of […]