Posts by Mary Jo Bowling

Designers Laura Martin Bovard, Kari McIntosh and Cynthia Spence sat down with thietkequancafe+Design’s Mary Jo Bowling for a panel discussion about how to get projects published.

It's said design by committee is a bad thing, but how can it be negative to have 30 ideas from some of California's most innovative design pros that you can apply to the kitchen to make it work and look better? Most consider the kitchen the favorite room in the house.

Many tasting rooms and wineries in Napa Valley are designed to provide a faux farm experience, and there’s no shortage of spaces done with barns and agrarian motifs.

Today, the American Craft Council (ACC) opens the doors for their annual craft show at Fort Mason in San Francisco.

                  If you follow Bay Area design and lifestyle journalists on social media, you've probably witnessed them acting like children in the last few days.

 James Hunter, principal at The Wiseman Group, has been winning the interior design game for years. But on July 12 in San Francisco, he walked away with another distinction: As the champion of the third annual California Home+Design Designer Mix-Off.

The Neolith Tiny House rolled into San Francisco last week, and it is unlike any Tiny House you've seen before. Although it isn't large, the Jeffrey Bruce Baker-designed dwelling doesn't sacrifice luxury.

There was a time in America when rattan and bamboo furniture had no place outside of the porch or the patio.

No one gets to actually re-live the heady days just after college graduation, when the your entire career is ahead of you and all of your dreams seem destined to come true. However, through design, almost all things are possible.

          A few years ago, Austin Daikon of DAIKON, never dreamed he'd be creating high-end lighting and selling it through the showroom of one of the West Coast's most celebrated interior designers.

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