Island Architecture

Services we provide:

New Homes
Interior Design



contemporary design

From the San Francisco Bay Area to the San Juan Islands, we've designed comfortable and livable homes for families of all shapes and sizes.

Rustic Design

We have extensive experience designing vernacular styles of architecture. Log and Timberframe.

traditional design

If you need a historic look, no matter the style, we can integrate it with flare.

Informed by Pacific Northwest and Northern California


Having raised my family  in Mill Valley, Ca. starting in 1993, then moving up to the San Juan Islands in 2002, then returning to the Bay Area in 2015, my work encompasses so much more now.



Set on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest, this 1965 A Frame cabin got a facelift, tuck and pull to transform into a family reunion getaway.


Exterior Materials: Standing Seam Metal roof, Parlex Rain Screen, Commercial Metal Windows, La Cantina Folding Doors, Fir Rafters with clear stain. Built to last with little maintenance.


Before Shot

Complete services to finish the job


Hardware, lighting and decorative elements are the jewelry of a home. We find one-of-a-kind, high-quality details from local artists that make rooms and homes unique. Trained in the arts of glass blowing, stained glass design, Japanese flower arranging and jewelry design, Nina brings a unique aesthetic to all materials selected. She designs her houses so that furniture will fit with a function, not an after thought later.



Everyday living with style


Kitchens are the heart of a home: they should work efficiently and effectively, while also communicating warmth and comfort. When counters are hard to clean (tile grout lines) and frequently used items are out of reach, daily family life doesn't flow as it could. Our kitchen designs integrate function with the elegance of clean lines, natural materials and one-of-a-kind details. Our signature raised back splash shelves can keep knickknacks off the counters and make them easier to keep clean.



We create bathrooms that function with your lifestyle. Attention to the details is what makes our projects succeed. "Nina took our needs and transformed our bathroom into a wonderful environment". The collaboration of your dreams with our expertise and vision will make your living environment an inspired joy. I consider the materials used (whether they are eco friendly), and can also help you with the selection of finishes, fixtures, cabinetry design, materials, lighting design and hardware selections. A bathroom remodel is a big investment in the continued value of your home, and will reflect the quality of the whole house. 


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