About Medium A lot
With a longtime background in each structure and inside design, Medium A lot founders Gretchen Krebs and Ian Learn infuse a signature strategy devoted to materials honesty and respect for magnificence in all its many types. The Oakland and Sonoma-based agency’s built-in design philosophy is clear within the considerate areas they design, every of which is wholly reflective of their shoppers’ lives.
Each element is at all times fastidiously thought-about, honored, and elevated by means of an exploration of sunshine, materiality, and area.
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Medium A lot, a burgeoning boutique structure and inside design observe based mostly in Oakland and Sonoma, CA, has constructed a repute for its subtle, built-in design course of and trendy aesthetics with initiatives discovered throughout California and all through the Western United States. Co-founders Gretchen Krebs and Ian Learn have crafted a observe the place each element is at all times fastidiously thought-about, honored, and elevated by means of an exploration of sunshine, materiality, and spatial authenticity.
Identified for designing intimate, considerate areas, the husband-and-wife duo brings a variety of specialties—from inside design and architectural experience to customized millwork and craftsmanship—to their collaborative design course of. The result’s a holistic, distinctive type that’s evident throughout their wide-ranging works, which embrace hospitality, residential and retail environments.
Current portfolio highlights embrace:
This newly restored Victorian-style inn and cafe in Hopland, California are surrounded by wineries, farms, and the open countryside of Southern Mendicino County. The area is the right getaway for these in search of a weekend getaway that’s really off the overwhelmed path. In an effort to emphasise the resort’s intriguing historical past, Medium A lot launched an appropriately darkish and dramatic, trendy paint accented with brass particulars that set the tone for the eclectic design aesthetic all through the primary degree.
The foyer, bar, and cafe convey the spirit of a European inn with a big wood bar with a mirror backdrop that doubles as visitor check-in and brass banded cafe tables. The deeply hued library gives one other relaxation space for company to lounge on giant leather-based sofas surrounded by fastidiously curated books, furnishings, and uncommon flea market finds. Upstairs, the light-filled visitor rooms are designed to really feel simple and comfy with clear traces and trendy furnishings.
The intention for this seaside residence was to create a spot of calm and luxury, evoking the sand and sea simply blocks away. Over time, the scope advanced to be a full inside renovation of the two,400-square-foot, two-story dwelling with a give attention to representing feminine artists and designers in all features of the design.
The inside palette is quiet and delicate with a mixture of woods, delicate hues, delicate curves, and wealthy textures. The ensuing design is a soothing, light-filled, comfy, however luxurious, retreat for the home-owner that evokes the encircling seashore locale.
Trying to increase and reinvent their 1912 craftsman-style dwelling, these forward-thinking householders tapped Medium A lot to understand—and improve—their imaginative and prescient for his or her household’s dream dwelling. Particular wants included increasing the unique kitchen, connecting the inside and exterior areas to stream higher, and including a brand new main bedroom suite.
With a view to accomplish these targets, Medium A lot reconfigured the inside and added a 750 sq ft, two-story addition to the rear of the prevailing home. The addition of the dark-stained, trendy cedar dice with considerable home windows now graciously contrasts the house’s authentic, craftsman structure.
With a rising household and a necessity for extra space of their circa 1800s San Francisco carriage home rental, these householders employed Medium A lot to assist them increase and make the most of a uniquely underutilized area of their constructing. Not wanting to depart town, the shoppers reclaimed the constructing’s beforehand untouched hayloft, immediately beneath the rental.
Gretchen and Ian related the outdated hayloft to the prevailing area to develop into the brand new main bedroom and up to date the prevailing inside, whereas seamlessly mixing the unique character of the house. Now providing ample area and absolutely reflective of the shoppers’ way of life, the house gives a delicate, trendy really feel with white partitions, gentle woods, and a particular sense of expansiveness.