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Best Luxury Design Firms in Silicon Valley for 2020

By The Editors | January 27, 2020 | Home & Real Estate

Be it haute or humble, there’s no place like a home designed with the help of these noted purveyors.


(355 11th St., Ste. 200, San Francisco,

For tastes that lean toward modern mansion—not Mediterranean mansion—Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects is the here and now. The Los Angeles firm is in such demand in Silicon Valley that it has opened a San Francisco of office.The firm’s multicultural in infuences are many, seamlessly blending elements of California’s Spanish and Mexican roots, Moroccan courtyards, and spare highly crafted open-plan homes that relate to the landscape in Japan into custom, modern structures. INSIDER’S TIP Before the project kickoff meeting, clients are asked to write a letter describing the way they live their lives, their favorite materials, their ideal spot for a nap, and what they imagine their dream home to be. In order to give, the architects must receive.

Spring-Road_Matthew-Millman.jpgA home in Ross by EYRC Architects has 270-degree views of Mount Tam.

Waldfogel_Sharon-Risedorph-02-1.jpgA Palo Alto home by EYRC features rooms with soaring ceilings and geometric edges, but also a sense of warmth.


(128 Utah St., San Francisco,

This design-oriented luxury furniture showroom, founded in 2004 by Eve Forbord, curates the best of contemporary European furnishings and offers a wide range of products for kitchens, bathrooms, wardrobes, lighting, accessories and art. Italian brands figure prominently in its 16,000-square-foot showroom, from Paola Lenti to Boffi to Poltrona Frau. In 2020, DZINE will come to theValley with a similarly large showroom in Menlo Park, aiming to provide a fashion, bespoke tailoring, media installation, culinary pop-ups, home furnishings, household goods and design services. INSIDER’S TIP Clients working on large-scale projects with DZINE have an opportunity to join DZINE of officials at Milan Design Week or tour its manufacturers’ factories for an insider’s look at the best of Italian design.

DSC_9109_DZINE_Showroom_Ekaterina_Izmestieva.jpgA vignette at DZINE showroom in San Francisco, a company branching out to Menlo Park this year.


(221 Oak St., Ste. D, Oakland,

Jon de la Cruz spent decades with top Bay Area design firms before branching out on his own, and brings a love of theater to his projects, both commercial and residential. He was a driving force behind the 1940s lush feel of Leo’s Oyster Bar in San Francisco, and was directly responsible for the warm yet crisply tailored atmosphere of Palo Alto’s Protégé restaurant and the atmospheric Italian restaurant Che Fico in San Francisco. His firm’s residential work is sprinkled throughout Ather ton, Woodside, Palo Alto and Los Altos. INSIDER’S TIP DLC-ID’s hallmark is traditional classic design with a modern twist, combining custom heirloom- quality furniture, vintage pieces, high art, family treasures and detailed cabinetry and finishes for a timeless feel.

Photography by: Matthew Millman, Sharon Risedorph, Ekaterina Izmestieva