From Ugly Duckling to Sustainable Swan: A Bay Area Home

Earth plasters, reclaimed wood, wheatboard, bamboo and handcrafted décor turn a nondescript 1940s Bay Area cottage into a home full of warmth and comfort.

This quiet corner of the family room displays several of Kelly’s natural remodeling choices: a window to let in sunlight, wheatboard cabinets with a bamboo countertop and bamboo matting on the doors, and earth-plastered walls with a decorative pattern pressed into thickened plaster around the doorway.
Photos By Barbara Bourne