Completed projects

Design Tours - on now Ronald McDonald House Stanford

Please go and visit the thoughtful and beautiful work of all the designers & teams that came together to furnish the new Ronald McDonald House Stanford in Palo Alto, CA.

It was a tremendously fulfilling project and a privilege to be a part of.

Thank you to all the support and supporters of the house & PJD. 

Link for information on tour hours, tickets and open days here

Feb 13-28th, 2016   |     Thurs-Mondays 10am - 3pm


Emerald Hills Living Room

My clients, P & L had done a wonderful job renovating their house in the hills down to the studs and back. But with a busy life and a good dose of project fatigue they decided it was time to bring in a fresh pair of eyes & resources (mine), to pull together the only room yet to be done; their living room...

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Small Spaces: A shared children's bedroom.

Designing a shared bedroom for two children close in age can be tricky; add to that one child being a girl & the other a boy, and a room that only measures 10' x 12' makes for a fun design challenge. In this project my aim was to give the children a fresh and fun room that celebrates color, pattern and is gender neutral. The design also needs to allow for the children to have their own space and personality...

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Bathroom renovation - Classic simplicity

Sometimes the hardest project for a designer is their own. We are acutely aware of the bounty of choices out there and how satisfying any number of possible schemes or solutions could be. I recently renovated a truely aweful small bathroom in our 1929 fixer upper (it hadnt been touched since built and wasn't wearing well).  A conundrum for me with this project, was that I have plans in the future to renovate & expand the house; at which time this particular bathroom will become a stairwell. So how to renovate a bathroom on a modest budget with as much bang for our buck, so that should we sell before my renovation plans are realized the bathroom adds value to the property but doesn't cost us an arm or a leg...

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Los Altos Hills

One of the projects currently in progress is a contemporary house in Los Altos Hills.  Situated high on the top of hill, the property enjoys extensive views and plenty of natural light, as well as open flowing spaces, high ceilings and split levels. The project has involved me designing some custom cabinetry for the office and in the kitchen/family room, as well as a overall design scheme for the house encompassing new furniture and soft furnishings (selection and custom design), paint colors, tiling schemes, one off designs of bedding and head boards for the two youngest residents of the home and reusing and relocating existing furniture pieces...

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