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Kitchen & Bath Feature
Preserving the charm of her 1917 Craftsman Bungalow, Nancy Callahan brought her kitchen into the 21st century with a design that maximizes existing space without compromising the original structure. She and her husband John, both avid cooks, wanted a kitchen where they could work together. They got it by centering their work area around small-scale appliances and an elegant but utily island.
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Dream Kitchens Feature
For avid cooks, a too-small kitchen typically won't cut it. But for designer Nancy Callahan and her husband, John, staying within a compact footprint yielded big-time results.

Sunset Magazine Feature
Virginia Donohue and Mark Klaiman were living in an 800-square-foot San Francisco Victorian row house with 300 pounds of dogs - a Great Dane, a Newfoundland, and a chocolate Labrador - when they found out they were expecting triplets. A remodel was in order!
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Interior Design
Nancy Callahan Wins Wood-Mode Kitchen Lighting IQ Contest
Congratulations to Nancy Callahan, IIDA, winner of the Wood-Mode Kitchen Lighting IQ contest! The owner of California-based firm Callahan Design Group, Callahan (pictured left) will receive $10,000 in Wood-Mode products and an all-expenses-paid trip to NeoCon, which includes an exclusive tour of Wood-Mode’s showroom. “Kitchens are one of my favorite rooms to design, so I can’t wait to use this prize on an upcoming project and guide my clients toward Wood-Mode,” says Callahan, who has the brand’s cabinetry in her Oakland residence. A NeoCon newcomer, Callahan plans to attend CEU seminars and get the low-down on the never-before-seen products slated to hit the industry this year. "The market in California isn't as big as it used to be, so I'm really looking forward to this experience," she says. Callahan, a 25-year veteran of interior design, works on both residential and commercial projects, but admits that her true passion is translating her client's visions into something tangible and beautiful. "I look at the client and try to make every job about them."

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Better Homes & Garden Feature
Breathing new life into their Mid-Century home, Cillesa and her husband, Eric chose to work within the existing kitchen foot print and update all the finishes, including painting the formerly “golden oak” cabinets a bold lipstick red. They added new appliances, hardwood flooring, plumbing fixtures, glass back-splash materials, and new sleek black granite countertops to create a fun, sophisticated atmosphere in this efficient kitchen.

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Better Homes & Garden Feature
The long, 9-foot-wide kitchen bore outmoded avocado-green appliances and dark-wood cabinets that seemed to compress the already narrow space. Globe lights shed weak, shadowy lighting on the setting. The room also lacked an eating area.