Marin Magazine

Thank you Marin Magazine, for the warm welcome!  We couldn’t be happier to be here and we think our “fresh and livable, California aesthetic” is a perfect fit for Marin County.

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Best of Houzz 2021

Thank you Houzz, for the Best of Houzz 2021 award!  This award recognizes only the top 3% of over 2.5 million active Houzz pros so we’re in the best company.

Our proudest achievement is keeping our clients happy, and that is reflected in 100% of our reviews being 5 stars, across Houzz, Yelp, and Nextdoor.  We’ve been awarded 9 times by Houzz since 2014, and we aim to keep up that streak and keep our clients smiling:

2021 Best in Service

2020 Best in Service

2018 Best in Design and Service

2017 Best in Design and Service

2016 Best in Design

2015 Best in Design

2014 Best inService

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MAS Design Won Best of Houzz 2020 in Customer Service

We do aim to please! Thanks Houzz (and in particular our amazing clients who wrote positive reviews) for this recognition of our client satisfaction! This award recognizes only the top 3% of over 2.5 million active Houzz pros so we’re in the best company. Keeping our clients happy is our top priority and we work hard at it.


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


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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