A Vintage Revival

I just completed an extensive remodeling and furnishing project that the firm started work on in the Fall of 2014. We were called in to renovate a ranch house set on a gently rolling twenty acres on the East side of Santa Rosa at the foot of Hood Mountain. 

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Remaking of the Main House at Knowlton Farms & Vineyard

An unusual project for me, I was called in to completely furnish the two story, 2200 square foot main residence set in a bucolic and really a darn near perfect six acres just outside of Sebastopol. That in and of itself is not really unusual for us, but usually it occurs with a full renovation and over the course of a year or sometimes two. This needed to be done quickly and by quickly, I mean four weeks. 

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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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