“The challenge I had was adding a modern bath within an historic 1883 Victorian home. Joanne was excellent at taking my ideas and improving on them, constantly giving me suggestions and guidance that helped me end up with the perfect design. Joanne also is great at judging just the right amount of involvement I needed, from searching for suppliers to general contractors. She’ll be my first call on my next project.”
Nick Bell, San Francisco, CA
“Joanne is a very thorough and experienced designer. With her guidance, we were able to transform our incredibly outdated, poorly lit, and poorly organized kitchen into a wonderful, efficient space which easily allows us to cook meals without stumbling over each other. We now have much more storage space and counter space than I thought possible, and her lighting design is fantastic. She even managed to carve out a good-sized laundry room. Joanne worked quickly and efficiently and always answered our questions and concerns promptly.”
Agnes C., Alameda, CA
“From the very beginning of my kitchen redesign project, Joanne asked the right questions and gave us the confidence that we would get an end result that would meet our needs and be the kitchen that we wanted.  We did a major remodel that required complete demolition of our existing kitchen. She researched every issue and offered guidance on  everything from where to shop for flooring, plumbing fixtures and cabinets and hardware to what questions to ask contractors and how to evaluate their proposals.  She designed a kitchen that exceeded all our requirements, is beautiful and practical, and after more than a year of cooking and spending a lot of time in it, I can’t think of a single thing that I would do differently.  I appreciated that she gave us realistic guidance about the project budget which helped us make appropriate decisions so we ended up with a kitchen we could both love and afford.”
Lynn R., San Francisco, CA
“Joanne is an extremely capable bathroom designer. She was able to transform our bathroom from a 1 sink nightmare to a space with a counter with two sinks. She redesigned the layout of the shower and bathtub, recommended products and vendors, and helped identify 3 contractors to get bids from, one of which we used. Our bathroom project was extremely challenging and it took a person who pays attention to small details and who has a deep knowledge in bathroom design. She always followed through with our requests, kept us on track with the project and was pleasant to work with. We would recommend her highly for any kitchen or bathroom design needs you have. She is up to the challenge for figuring out how to get the most of any space!.”
Glenn S., San Francisco, CA
“Joanne’s creativity in presenting us with multiple design options and solutions to design problems was very helpful. Her research on appropriate design styles guided us toward products and features that are consistent with our 1920’s house but which still provide modern functionality. Joanne was excellent at suggesting quality products in an appropriate price range.”
Kris and Bruce Erway, Alameda, CA
“I used Joanne to help with the design of a bathroom remodel.  This was an extensive and complex project that involved replacing two small back-to-back bathrooms with a new bathroom twice the size of what was there before.  I had 4-5 concept designs in mind when I first contacted Joanne .  We worked through each concept with the result that we took the best of each to produce the final result.  Once we had the plans completed Joanne was extremely helpful recommending tile, lighting, lighting controls and other areas of the project.  She carefully thought through the placement of every single item in the room down to the fraction of an inch.  The contractor really appreciated her attention to detail and he loved the 3-D drawings she produced.    We had a collaborative relationship where we would bounce ideas off one another with the result that the design evolved and constantly improved.  I enjoyed working with her, I’m very happy with how everything turned out and I highly recommend Joanne.”
Clive Merredew, Atherton, CA