PumpkinHouse Studio


I couldn’t be happier with Jennifer and Pumpkin House.  Jen helped us renovate our first floor this spring — the project involved moving walls, new windows, and a totally redesigned kitchen.  Jen skillfully guided us through the many stages of this project — from initial thinking/ideas, to the consideration of several plan options, to drafting drawings and seeing the project through.  Jen struck a unique balance of offering guidance and expertise while still allowing us to engage in the creative process.  She was very available to meet, talk by phone, and extremely professional and responsive throughout.  She connected us with a number of subcontractors who turned out to be excellent.  She is smart, talented, experienced, warm, and has a gift for design.  I’d recommend her without any reservation.
—Wendy D., Oakland

Jennifer helped us re-design our kitchen, which is the center of life in our house. We were looking to create a room in which we would feel comfortable, relaxed, and have fun entertaining and spending our family time. Jennifer helped think through every detail of the design to help maximize our small space. Her judgment at critical moments during the project was invaluable. Whether picking granite, tiles, or paint colors, Jennifer’s rare combination of strong design skills and an extraordinary aesthetic sense produced a room that makes me incredibly happy every single day. Every aspect of it is well thought-out and pleasing. Guests who see it for the first time always comment on what an amazing, unique space we created. We simply could not have done it without Jennifer.
—Karen E., Piedmont

My husband and I have the kind of residential property that has remodeling projects to last a lifetime. Jennifer has helped us prioritize these and has helped developed each piece to various degrees. Her design sense is superb. She can really take what’s there and improve layout and function. She has strong construction knowledge, too. It seems to help her understand existing conditions and to design with some thought towards what it’s going to take (complexity and money) to bring ideas to fruition. We completed remodeling our kitchen, moved a laundry room, and added a front entry and powder bathroom. Our lives were transformed. My husband couldn’t believe how good the space felt once done. It’s something that’s difficult to envision on paper. He attributes this 100% to Jennifer’s capability and experience. I look forward to working with Jennifer to fully develop Phase II.
—Debbie B., Orinda

We think we have the best kitchen in Santa Rosa, and I’m tempted to feel badly in the saying of that given that we live in a part of the state where wine and cooking and “slower food” are a central part of life!  That is, many in our area have the means to build larger and more elaborate kitchens and “connected living space” – but Jennifer was able to do it for us and within our budget.  We had an idea of opening up the kitchen to the living room and linking to the outside, but couldn’t imagine how it could work.  With Jennifer’s amazing design talent, we were well-guided, as she dreamed up several wonderful design solutions to choose from – and that makes us happy every morning we wake up to make coffee or come home from work.  The colors, light, views to the outside, and best of all, an amazing flow of space have turned what was a dark, cramped room into the center of our home life.  Our new master suite is a delight to sleep in, and is rustically but beautifully connected by a rear deck and trellis, making a great shady place in our backyard to hang out.  We liked working with Jennifer so much that we hired her to help us with our next project.
—Craig A., Santa Rosa