ARC Design

The kitchen


The kitchen is a public space of celebration and gratitude - a balance of form and function - a melting pot of materials, fixtures, appliances and cabinetry.

We design a kitchen like a chef makes a banquet, a thousand decisions to make, a thousand flavors and nuances to get it just right.




Kitchen in Italian vernacular with international resources: 18th century English baker's table, Indonesian teak counter top, French stove, and Italian terracotta tiles. The cabinetry and serving table are custom by ARC Design.




ARC Design created this kitchen for a pattern loving client. Using our extensive resources, we had had these custom tiles made in the Bay Area, and the cabinets and furniture throughout the house were built in a family workshop in Indonesia.




The kitchen in this custom home by ARC Design mixes California stone winery vernacular with a modern industrial sensibility.  The cabinets and ceiling are built from reclaimed white oak beams. The floor is French limestone. All the woodworking and cabinets in the house were built by local craftspeople.

The bathroom


The bathroom, a watery sanctuary, is a private space to renew and refresh, surrounded by surfaces and textures. and perhaps a splash of fragrance.



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The mixture of textures and surfaces along with rustic and contemporary elements make this bathroom come alive.




In this custom home by ARC Design we mixed many elements to create a fresh timeless look. Four local woodworkers were responsible for the cabinets and built-ins throughout the house.



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Comforting and serene, the bathtub nestles up to the stone wall. Below the ash cabinets provide storage and give access to the plumbing.

The bedroom


The bedroom is tranquil retreat where dreams are made, perhaps with down, cotton and linen, where the sun awakens to a new day.



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Our clients wanted to curl up with their three sons for story time. The resulting fantasy bed we designed was made locally from California black walnut. The rich custom bedding with international fabrics was also made locally and we hired a wonderful local artist to realize our whimsical idea for the headboard mural.



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Hand hewn teak floors set the tone in this bedroom with American Clay walls, luxurious custom designed bedding and Italian antique nightstands. The colors evoke the Tuscan farmhouse our client dreamed of.



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Views of the vineyards are seen from every room in the custom home. The original sawn faced reclaimed barn wood floor add to the sense of history throughout.

The great room


Maybe more accurately called the living room or the family room, it is the multifaceted space. It’s versatility is its asset. It expresses the seasons and brings people together.



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A family of six enjoy this soft, functional, relaxing space. Out of view, a wood fireplace and a hidden TV area complete the room's versatility. The floor is tan oak, milled from local trees that fell in the winter storms. The shades are hanwoven fibers by Conrad of a San Francisco.



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Custom steel doors open to the wine country in this home designed by ARC Design. The great room serves for many occasions. Original face reclaimed white oak ceiling creates a historic atmospere.



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The local Black Walnut dining table extends to be 16ft long. When turned 90% it can seat up to 18 people for festive occasions. The floor in this room is made from local winter fallen Bay Laurel trees. The leaf motif on the chairs and window covering was an intentional theme in this room.