Meet the Team

Meet our growing team. The last year has brought many changes to Tama Bell Design. We are preparing for an office move to a much larger space in downtown Sebastopol, which will enable us to better provide for our design clientele.

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European Fresh Take

Sometimes a renovation story isn’t just about prettying things up. Often, the story starts with eliminating architectural elements that create a “moment in time,” are dated, or hold back the look of a space. In the case of this kitchen renovation, the client wanted a new kitchen with a traditional, timeless look.

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The Closet Audit

I love organizing. I use it in my day to day work, as design is also a form of organization. I find it harder to get the ball rolling when it comes to my closet. It can be overwhelming. But, I like all of my spaces to be both beautiful and functional. So today, we talk closets!

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Farmhouse Revival

This is a "coming soon" story, the story of what I am calling a farmhouse revival. A project that I have been working on since October 2014. It is a story of a very large renovation of a house set on a spectacular 20 acres on the east side of Santa Rosa.

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The Basics of Monograms

There is a basic etiquette to monograms which I will be touching on today. Monograms truly make nice things nicer, they elevate and add a little extra and also add a layer of personalization and comfort. It can be confusing about how and when to use.

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Top Kitchen Trends for 2016

The trend for kitchens in 2016 are for kitchens that work hard as well as delivering beauty and comfort. Fussy is long gone and in its place is clean, pared-down and clutter-free. I say, it's about time! The focus is on function, easy entertaining and comfortable gathering spaces. Here are some top trends that Traditional Home sees shaping today's kitchens.

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Shades of Blue and Green

Oh, what a day full of treasures. I have been so enjoying a field trip down to Marin with a pop-in to Anthropology. They have the most fun plates, in a variety of sizes. And, as one of my trademarks is a plate display, they play perfectly into my shopping plans, even if I don’t know yet where they will live or with whom.

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Color Me Happy!

 Typically my accent color tastes run to the red and the blue tones. But when I stepped foot into Free Range in Petaluma, I fell in love with these Kelly green enamel canisters. I was compelled to purchase two, without a plan for where they would go.

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The Well Made Bed...

Oh, the joys of simplicity. As I get older, I am truly understanding the value of good quality. That to me, does not mean that it is the most expensive or purchased for name brand bragging rights. What it means is good, quality workmanship, true value and lasting, time proven results. It usually does involve an investment but it is worth it's weight in gold in the long run.

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