Sensual, harmonious and environmentally conscious are just a few ways to describe the work of the the effortlessly chic architect Gulla Jónsdóttir.

A radical, Mid-Century riff on Japanese temple architecture that could only have occured in Marin County.

When it comes to bath design, we are seeing what you could call a sprawling trend.

1. How did you get your start in design?I moved to Chicago from LA where my husband and I decided to build our first home. I looked for a designer here but felt no one had my laid back LA sensibility.

A c.1954 Modernist gem in Bel Air, beautifully rejuvenated and expanded by a Neutra expert.

For the past five years Collective Form has been bringing the best of European home furnishings to showrooms from San Francisco to Los Angeles to New York City.The American company buys goods from European design houses and places them in showrooms here and in Canada.

Tucked into a very private site between in Noe Valley, this beautifully reinvented cottage evokes the romance of Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City”.

A major winter storm that's set to dump loads of snow in the Sierra Nevadas this week has us thinking about hitting the slopes and then cozying up in a stylish mountain getaway—such as this one by Jennifer Robin Interiors and Arcanum Architects. The kitchen (at right) is home to barstools from Mark

1. How did you get your start in design?  I was a year out of undergrad and had been working as a beauty and fashion publicist in Los Angeles after majoring in journalism at a Midwest university.

Thoughtful new construction, designed by Geoff Gibson of Winder Gibson Architects. Open this weekend and worth a look.


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