At the Edge of the Woods

Within walking distance to downtown yet surrounded by woodland gardens, this Gardner Dailey home is being lovingly transformed to suit the needs of a young family.

Customized Design

We use full scale mockups to guide our design, providing a visual physical object not only for the client to approve but also for the larger design build team to discuss interconnected work.

About the Project

Restoring an iconic home and compound located within a significant woodland and garden filled Peninsula setting, we are adding subtle Japanese details to enrich the overall experience of space. Often, we contribute by connecting the dots between the needs of the project and the skill set of our artisanal vendors: a small mockup sitting in our vendors office, once seen and now remembered, expands into a larger room-size screen; a scrap of ribbon becomes the binding on tatami mats. The results are a tranquil and restorative retreat for a busy tech couple

We take pride in creating personalized details which have meaning for our clients. We expressed a mathematical formula through custom cut tile; we are designing a playroom around Marimekko fabric purchased on our client’s honeymoon.

Bold color and fun, flexible furniture are a joyous compliment to the architecture. Not afraid of color, we worked with the original Richardson Pribuss Architects furnishings (from a restoration in the 1980’s) bold material palette of blue-green slate, golden cedar, red hued mahogany and redwood, we are layering on some our client’s favorite colors. Beyond furnishing, we are using a variety of lighting to express the spirit and interests of our clients, from classic Noguchi lanterns, customized Boyd Lighting fixtures, and contemporary Italian pendants.

Nearing the end of our four-year involvement, we look forward to showcasing the furnishings, decorative lighting, material selections and detailing.


Interior Design & Furnishings: Bjorn Design
Architecture: Richardson Pribuss Architects
Japanese Design/Build: Joinery Structures.
Construction: Krekow Jennings