Testimonials

CapeCod Remodel

This “down to the studs” complete remodel was a blend of styles. A Cape Cod exterior contrasted with an interior with a modern style and a touch of mediterranean. Gray on white, smooth surfaces and luxury finishes cast an elegant, light atmosphere into the feeling of the home.  by Katie Parks

Cape Cod Complete Remodel – Like most people, I thought I would have to hire an Interior Designer or a Design Build firm to help with our family’s remodel so I went about the task of designing and sourcing our project needs by myself. I quickly learned that I was spending a lot of unnecessary hours shopping around and the showrooms that I had been to, it was clear the sales people did not have the same interest or time to spend with me as I had expected. I was at a loss until a friend referred me to Katie and I am so glad my friend did! What Katie was able to accomplish within the first hour of meeting was what I had spent countless hours trying to achieve by myself. She found the right materials and created a look that met our family’s project requirements, room by room, saving me and my husband money and endless weekends of trying to piece it all together. She was magnificent in taking all my “must have” design requirements and creating an overall design concept that met our color palette, aesthetic, time-line and budget. If I had to place a number on our savings by hiring Katie I would say she easily saved us on the upwards of a couple thousand dollars simply by addressing our needs, cutting down substantially our time spent doing it ourselves and minimized any potential risk of ordering the wrong materials. If you’re doing a remodel I highly recommend her for all your tile and stone design needs. She’s professional, experienced and a miracle worker!  Jill Lebsock , Mill Valley, CA

OldWorld KitchenBath

On this project, my clients were going for a modern twist on old world charm for their kitchen and bath remodel but after a costly and unplanned fix to their foundation we knew we were going to need to be extra careful with how we chose and designed with our materials. Beautiful large porcelain tiles that have a worn-distressed look were selected for the Kitchen floor. Not only do they make the room they are maintenance free and kept us on budget. Simple but elegant handcrafted glossy white tiles were used on the backsplash to compliment the honed slab of Calcutta Oro and the stainless steel appliances. For their Guest Bath the main areas of focus were on the light from the window, the wash stand and the fittings for a simple but traditional look. A hexagon porcelain tile for the floor and a flat subway tile in the shower was all that was needed along with a clean shower door to make this guest bath bright, open and inviting. by Katie Parks

Old World Kitchen & Bath – Working with Katie allowed me to leave the difficult details of pulling together our kitchen and bathroom renovation to an expert on design details that gave us beautiful results on our floors, counter tops, hardware and tile. Her experience was necessary and her knowledge of the industry important in order to deal with numerous outside vendors that needed to meet strict deadlines. We finished our renovation a year ago, but still receive many compliments about the results of her work which I attribute her years of experience and strong relationships she has with her vendors. Rob & Bianca Kramer, Sausalito, CA view project details >

SFModern Baths

We rescued this “painted lady Victorian” which had been neglected over the years, so it was wonderful to see her come back to life. We honored the original footprint and refurbished it using fixtures and fittings appropriate to the Victorian period – wainscoting, cast iron bathtub, subway tiles, etc. By adding a few modern touches, we made it more livable and current.  by Katie Parks

Victorian Master Bath – Katie is a pleasure to work with. Her infectious energy and passion for design makes the whole process a positive experience. Katie was able to transform my bath into a beautiful modern space while still remaining true to the home’s original era. I would absolutely recommend her! Cheryl Kovalchik , San Francisco

HealingSpa MasterBath

My clients live in beautiful Mill Valley surrounded by lots of green trees. With hectic schedules and young children they wanted to create an oasis for themselves, something that represented their love of the outdoors, so clearly that meant bringing the outside in.

River rocks are the main focus here as they offer a rich, organic feel.  With so many colors to choose from, it wasn’t long before we found the right ones and everything else fell into place. by Katie Parks

Healing Spa Master Bath  – My wife and I decided to remodel our master bath. We both have no design experience and didn’t want to spend a ton of money hiring an expensive designer. Our contractor referred us to Katie and I can’t say enough great things about our experience. My wife and I fell in love with a tile and Katie within an hour came up with an amazing design idea for our bathroom. Her vision and ability to communicate her ideas to a couple of novices was superb. I’d highly recommend Katie for design ideas. Adrian and Kristen Carvalho, Mill Valley, CA

SausalitoHillside Remodel

McConnell’s did a complete remodel for a dark shingled house sitting up high (like a tree house) in the Sausalito hills over looking the bay and San Francisco… Sand meets water. So California… But this part of Sausalito is known for gray fog. So we created a light contemporary interior space a lot of creams and light colored stone for an airy spa-like feel. The lightness creates an uplifting mood. by Katie Parks 

Sausalito Contemporary Complete Remodel  – Dear Katie, I just want to tell you what a pleasure it was working with you! Not only were you an absolute joy to work with, taking what can so easily be a tedious aspect of a remodel, but made the entire process fun and easy. Most of all you were thorough, complete and professional. The job details were completed timely and better than expected. I look forward to working with you again will gladly recommend you to friends.  Steve & Cynthia McConnell, Sausalito, CA

SanFran VictorianMaster

This was a 100 plus year old home in the Marina with a lot of quirky design that is associated with older homes, and certainly not shy of character. My clients wanted to add a modern touch while preserving the important style features from the period in which the house was built. In the Master Bath I chose traditional materials for the floors and walls and used a modern approach upon installation. I chose fixtures that complimented the architecture but offered a bit of modernism for my client’s tastes, which happened to fit their space requirements better than if we had gone with more traditional fixtures. Taking advantage of the high ceilings, we tiled up to the ceiling. This gave my clients the feeling of open space, while bringing in more light to an area previously blocked by bulky overhangs, large fixtures and dark walls. The end result – a light-filled, spacious and beautiful master bath my clients love and enjoy! by Katie Parks

San Francisco Modern twist on Victorian Master & Guest Baths – We used Katie for complete bathroom remodels and found that Katie’s expertise in design and tile selection saved us a tremendous amount of time. She listened to our ideas and was able to find products which fit, not only our monetary budget, but also our “construction” timeline and design style. Katie is a pleasure to work with. Mike and Karen Singer view project details >