MAS Design, 2019 Elle Decor

We are humbled to once again be featured in Elle Decor, in article, “TOP DESIGNERS REVEAL HOW TO CREATE THE MOST SERENE HOME EVER.”

From the article: “Nature is known to have a calming effect on mood—and although we spend much of our lives indoors, exterior environments still affect our experience of being, and feeling, at home. For the project pictured above, Dawn Carlson and Carol Perry of MAS Design found that the design didn’t require much to imbue it with a sense of space. Rather, they had to step back, and avoid cluttering the home with unnecessary objects that felt designed, rather than natural to their setting: “we think it was successful because it simply paid homage to the environment surrounding it,” Carlson says. “Nothing should compete with one’s connection to nature in a home like this.”

Nature is always the best designer. 🍃 Many thanks to Elle Decor for the feature!

The link to our organic modern Sonoma retreat is at


Full article at:

Moving Day!

Really exciting news! Today, we’re moving the MAS office from Berkeley to Marin County! Dawn will moving to Tiburon (in part to be closer to design partner Carol), and of course the business is coming across the bridge with us. We’re very excited about the change, proximity upgrade, and about our beautiful new office in the trees and near the ocean! The new office will actually have us closer to most of our San Francisco and Marin County clients, and everyone else is just a quick drive away as well, so it will not affect our service areas.

The office will be closed 6/28, 7/1 and 7/2.

Our new contact information is on the website.

See you in the North Bay!
Team MAS

MAS Design, 2019 Elle Decor

Thank you, Elle Decor, for featuring our living room design in your fun feature titled, “30 BOLD LIVING ROOMS THAT MIX AND MATCH PATTERNS.  Don’t be afraid to mix it up.”!

These wonderful clients gave us the freedom to make bold choices for a decidedly eclectic design, and of course we are always thrilled to be featured by one of our favorite magazines, Elle Decor!

See the full feature here.

The link to our living room is here.


Roomhints Features MAS Design

Thanks to our friends at Roomhints for taking the time to sit down with MAS to discuss hints for incorporating lighting into your home!  We had a lot of fun with this Oakland project and we’re thrilled you enjoy it as well!

See the full feature here.

MAS Design, 2018 Elle Decor

Thank you, Elle Decor, for showcasing our powder room design in your fun feature titled, “40 Powder Rooms That Make a Bold Statement”! What an honor to be showcased in one of our all-time favorite design magazines.

This powder room design is bold, indeed, and the definition of what we like to call, “high design. low blah.”

Elle Decor is where style lives, as they say. And we’re thrilled to be included.

See the full feature here.