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In Portola Valley, designer Melinda Mandell created a fresh and comfortable space for a young family. Mandell sourced many of the products locally: several furnishings were crafted by California-based makers, and others were made right in the Bay Area. Tour the house here to see how Mandell grounded the contemporary design in expert craftsmanship and compelling texture.

  • Mandell and her client chose a custom Ofuro soaking tub from Zen Bathworks to elevate the fresh design of the master bath; Japanese-style Ofuro tubs are deep enough to sit upright in and are crafted from fragrant wood; in this case, the designer and her client selected a traditional Hinoki wood. "The light wood tub looks stunning against the marble in the bathroom, and now [the client] can enjoy a steaming bath after a long day," says Mandell.

    Mandell and her client chose a custom Ofuro soaking tub from Zen Bathworks to elevate the fresh design of the master bath; Japanese-style Ofuro tubs are deep enough to sit upright in and are crafted from fragrant wood; in this case, the designer and her client selected a traditional Hinoki wood. "The light wood tub looks stunning against the marble in the bathroom, and now [the client] can enjoy a steaming bath after a long day," says Mandell.


    Photo by Michelle Drewes

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February 24, 2020

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