Thursday, October 29, 2015

Glorious Rooms by Sandra Bird Designs!

Mill Valley Ranch by Sandra Bird Designs | Cabinetry by SWP Cabinetry

A well organized room has good flow, combined with beautiful elements and personal touches.  For a flawless look we incorporate your personal aesthetic while maintaining the design integrity of the original character of your home.  Designs look like they were always part of the house, each project being classic, timeless and useful and a representation of the owner - Sandra Bird Designs

Our focus this month is on Sandra Bird Designs, located just north of San Francisco in Kentfield, CA.  A creative and inspirational group of people, they specialize in residential design that includes both remodels as well as new constructions serving Marin, San Francisco, Sonoma and Beyond.  The team offers a complete service from initial concepts to working drawings and project construction.

The principal, Sandra Bird has been working within the design and build field for over 35 years.  Her designs have been featured in many publications both local and national, including House Beautiful and Better Homes and Gardens. With a wealth of experience and an attuned eye for color, texture, space, light and composition of visual elements, Sandra and her team help clients realize and implement their visions.   The firm are well known for their insightful ideas, excellent staff, attention to detail and thoughtful designs and were located in the Lark Creek Shops - a small historical shopping district in Marin County for many years - but just relocated to Kentfield!

Superior Wood Products are proud to have been providing gorgeous cabinetry and successfully collaborating with Sandra Bird Designs on projects for many years.

"Superior has the ability to build whatever i draw!  In Rhode Island they built enamel cabinets, a stainless steel appliance wall of cabinets and island, and a room divider of custom stained rift oak panels...  They have also built a number of custom islands for us over the years.  Clients constantly complement the craftsmanship and beauty of the cabinetry."  

Sandra Bird Designs

Mill Valley Ranch

Mill Valley Ranch

Mill Valley Ranch

Wellesley by Sandra Bird Designs | Cabinetry by SWP Cabinetry



Wellesley Pantry

Wellesley Wine Bar

Belvedere Beauty by Sandra Bird Designs | Cabinetry by SWP Cabinetry

Gale and the Team at SWP.

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Sandra Bird Designs
Kentfield, CA  94904
415. 927. 1171

Friday, September 18, 2015

Inspiring Style | EDGE Cabinet & Space Creators

This month we are showcasing the work of EDGE Cabinet & Space Creators in Naples, Florida, lead by Marcus Jelley.  Marcus has been designing inspirational architectural cabinetry and fine furniture for over 30 years internationally, transforming and re-defining spaces for clients.

Glorious award-winning spaces outfitted by top designer Marcus Jelley for EDGE Cabinet & Space Creators

Marcus and his team of talented designers are well-known for their thoughtful approach to space planning, close client relationships and exceptional design ability.  The team at EDGE offer clients a multitude of ways to view concepts and styles for their dream space during the planning phase.  Hand drawn illustrations to state-of-the-art CAD plans and elevations directly tailor their clients needs into unique bespoke designs throughout the home.

Marcus has held offices in London, New York and now in Naples and his subtle to sensational work has been featured in many publications worldwide including Beautiful Kitchens, House and Garden, Country Living and Home and Design Magazine.

SWP Cabinetry are extremely proud to collaborate with such an incredible design team, together bringing style and ingenuity to your homes.  Here is a taste of the EDGE design portfolio...

Kitchen at award-winning luxury estate home St Kitts in Quail West, designed by Marcus Jelley at EDGE Cabinet and Space Creators

Transitional sleek custom walnut cabinetry, large island, hood with stainless steel accents, unique split face marble backsplash, granite countertops and breakfast nook

Cabinetry & Space Design | EDGE, Builder | Diamond Custom Homes, Furnishings | Clive Daniel Home

Master Bathroom at St Kitts designed by Marcus Jelley at EDGE Cabinet and Space Creators

Fully Climatized Wine Room at St Kitts designed by Marcus Jelley at EDGE Cabinet and Space Creators

Transitional kitchen at 745 Riviera Drive in Naples, designed by Marcus Jelley at EDGE Cabinet and Space Creators

This magnificent 4,734 sq. foot luxury residence on the most desirable street in the moorings is new to market and listed by Alison Kalb for Downing Frye Realty, inc :: 239.261.2244 / 239.564.0714

To view a full gallery of photography and further details on the listing click here!

Spa style master bathroom at 745 Riviera Drive with warm walnut floating vanities designed by Marcus Jelley at EDGE Cabinet and Space Creators

Brick walled wine room at 745 Riviera Drive designed by Marcus Jelley at EDGE Cabinet and Space Creators

Kitchen at luxury estate home, Capistrano in Quail West designed by Marcus Jelley at EDGE Cabinet and Space Creators, featured in Home and Design Magazine 2015

Sophisticated white kitchen with granite countertops featuring granite buffet island, working island with large farmhouse sink, kitchen desk, display cabinets, breakfast nook and wet bar

Cabinetry & Space Design | EDGE, Builder | Diamond Custom Homes, Furnishings | Pacifica Interior Design

Gale and the Team at SWP.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Palm Beach Mansion | SWP Cabinetry

390 North Lake Way, Palm Beach currently listed at $37.9 million dollars

Builder | Mark Timothy Inc, Interior Design | Marc-Michaels Interior Design, Cabinetry Build and Install | SWP Cabinetry

SWP Cabinetry recently built and installed custom cabinetry throughout a gorgeous and elegant Palm Beach mansion, situated in prime position on the pristine lush barrier island.

The brand-new glamorous 12,655 square feet construction by Boca Raton based Mark Timothy Inc. is currently listed furnished at $37.9 million dollars. The property boasts Georgian style architecture, 130 feet of intracoastal frontage and views of the sparkling Lake Worth from multiple terraces.

The naturally elegant interior is a blend of transitional and contemporary styling, by the incredible award-winning design team Marc-Michaels Interior Design Firm of Winter Park.  (Architectural Digest twice named the firm as one of the top 100 designers in the World!)

SWP Cabinetry are extremely proud to have collaborated once again as a team with both Marc-Michaels Interior Design and Mark Timothy Inc. on this Palm Beach mansion.  The magnificent home features luxury custom cabinetry and architectural furniture by SWP Cabinetry in the following areas:  kitchen, butler pantry, six master / guest bathrooms, library, laundry room, family room, living room, and games room.

Kitchen:  Solid Maple with custom high gloss hand buffed painted cabinetry mixed with stained and glazed rift cut white oak cabinetry by SWP Cabinetry

Kitchen Details:  Stainless steel detailing elements on island feet and drawer edges beside range, horizontal wall planking and floating shelves by SWP Cabinetry

Butler Pantry:  Custom high gloss hand buffed painted solid maple cabinetry mixed with stained white oak and stainless elements by SWP Cabinetry

Master Bathroom:  Stained grain matched rift cut walnut cabinetry with custom high gloss hand buffed finish by SWP Cabinetry

Main Powder Room:  Stained grain matched rift cut walnut cabinetry by SWP Cabinetry

Family Room:  Stained and glazed rift cut white oak cabinetry and concealed storage, horizontal wall planking by SWP Cabinetry

Library:  Stained and glazed rift cut white oak library furniture by SWP Cabinetry

Games Room:  White oak bar area featuring bronze metal open shelving, bronze metal mullion doors with antique mirror inserts by SWP Cabinetry

Be inspired this summer 2015...

Gale and the Team at SWP.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

High Buffed Gloss Finish - SWP Cabinetry

Our latest blog muses on the intricate techniques of achieving the PERFECT high buffed gloss finish, thanks to a bit of help from talented SWP Spray Technician, Dan Foreman...

Custom High Gloss Hand Buffed Cabinetry and Furniture by SWP Cabinetry
Projects featured in K+BB Magazine and 'Housetrends', Tampa Bay

Sleek, clean and contemporary, the popularity of high buffed gloss in our homes is becoming increasingly more prominent in everything from kitchens to bathrooms to closets and furniture.  Part of the allure is that high buffed gloss has the ability to create amazing contrast, when combined with surfaces that are reflective of nature, such as darker textured wood grains. A color trend we are beginning to see in 2015 is using the finish for accent colors that really pop.  In addition to it's aesthetic beauty, high buffed gloss is also highly durable, hygienic (the smooth surface inhibits the growth of germs) and resistant of scratches, chemicals and humidity! 

Q.  What exactly is a High Gloss Hand Buffed Finish?  

High Buffed Gloss is a 90 sheen urethane or polyester finish that is sanded with super fine grit sandpaper and steel wool, then buffed to obtain an ultra-smooth glossy finish. 

Firstly, a uniform scratch pattern is created, slowly and evenly reducing the size of the scratches, until small enough to be buffed out.  Rubbing then removes dust, surface/brush marks and other sheen anomalies for a reflective surface, with no visible scratches.

The paints offered at SWP Cabinetry are acrylic urethane and can be matched to ANY color.  Polyester is used on stain/stain glaze jobs and allows the workshop to achieve a faster full grain build.  If the stain color match is of a lighter hue, we generally use clear acrylic urethane, (due to the amber color of the barrier coat used in the polyester process), allowing the final product to stay true to its natural color.  

Painted polyurethane and stained polyester finishes both offer an outstanding overall look.  

Work in Progress from the Workshop

SWP are committed to ongoing training with AWFI (American Wood Finishing Institute) a nationally recognized provider of coating application, training, consulting and process engineering.  

Dan recently trained with AWFI's Phil Stevenson, learning innovative and amazing finishing techniques to achieve colors and enhance the overall beauty in the wood using stains, glazes, dye stains and shaders.

Creating multiple color blocks using different techniques, meant the differences in process could easily be viewed side by side.  

This month's contributor, the incredible Dan Foreman in action! 

"…  After continuous research, national training, using various suppliers and connecting with leading finishers in the industry, I honestly feel that SWP Cabinetry are using the top product available on the market in 2015.  The knowledge from my latest week with AWFI has improved my techniques and introduced me to a wide variety of finishes that SWP can now offer.   

The process to achieve perfect high gloss hand buffed cabinetry and furniture is challenging - but with the combination of our latest product and skilled team of master craftsmen and finishers, you cannot buy a more beautiful and durable finish." 


Be Inspired,

Dan, Gale and the Team at SWP

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