Medium Plenty is about balance, moderation and appropriateness of ideas and resources. Our designs speak softly so the meaning is not lost in a cacophony of materials and forms. Medium Plenty means editing without sacrifice.
Medium Plenty is a design practice focused on producing thoughtful work. Our projects fall into any number of design categories including architecture, interiors, environments, furniture and usually a combination of several. In short, we do it all and have fun in the process.
Our goal is always to address the desires, needs and budget of our clients. We see each project as an opportunity to create something unique that evolves from discoveries made through an insightful and collaborative design process.
Cool Clients. Cool Projects.
Guest Shed – Designed as a secondary living space for a couple with opposing work schedules and also for out of town guests, the "Guest Shed" utilizes an open plan and flexible space to accommodate a range of needs. Colby Residence: This project consisted of an interior remodel plus a second-story addition to an existing craftsman bungalow. The intent was to create a more open, modern and light-filled space while still maintaining a connection to the original bones of the residence. Photo: Mariko Reed Colby Residence: An extension of the kitchen containing a bar and refrigeration Photo: Mariko Reed Chabot Elementary: An exterior landscape installation intended for assembly, performance and play is transformed from a hillside on a school's campus into a hub of activity. The result is a series of concrete plinths that opens itself to many versions of "play." Photo: Melissa Kaseman Margarido House: A new construction project in the Oakland hills, this residence was the first LEED-H Platinum Certified custom home in Northern California. Medium Plenty acted as local designer and interior designer and was responsible for detailing, finish and material selection, construction management and LEED documentation. Sustainable measures include solar thermal water heating, photovoltaic energy generation, water reclamation and a planted roof. Photo: Mariko Reed Margarido House: Margarido House Master Bathroom Photo: Mariko Reed Margarido House: Margarido House Wet Bar Photo: Melissa Kaseman CCA Photo Lab: This project for the California College of the Arts' Photography Department was quided by the challenges of a tight budget and quick schedule. Efficient and neutral spaces were created for a variety of uses including individual and group work. Photo: Melissa Kaseman Guest Shed: Designed as a secondary living space for a couple with opposing work schedules and also for out of town guests, the "Guest Shed" utilizes an open plan and flexible space to accommodate a range of needs. Photo: Mariko Reed 62nd Street: This residential remodel focused on re-imagining the kitchen and bathroom in a craftsman style home by using simple yet classic, and affordable materials. The intent was to create both contrast and balance by blending the new with the more traditional elements in the home. Photo: Melissa Kaseman B Restaurant San Francisco: Situated in the Yerba Buena Gardens of San Francisco, this interior remodel for a popular restaurant and bar sits within a full height 'glass box.' The dramatic views of the city and gardens outside merge with the warm textures and light filled space within, creating a unique experience for both passersby and patrons. Medium Plenty designed and fabricated the bar, shelving and light fixtures. Photo: Melissa Kaseman Hot Studio: Tenant Improvements for this innovative, human-centered design company have been gradual, intentional and collaborative. Our goal is to achieve a cohesive, playful and beautiful interior that reflects the spirit of Hot Studio and its employees and supports the great work they do. Photo: Melissa Kaseman