Arise Interiors Home is a Stop on the Modern Home Tour 2019

Arise Interiors Home is a Stop on the Modern Home Tour 2019

This year an Arise Interiors home was a stop on the San Diego Modern Home Tour 2019.

What is Modern Home Tour?
This year the the San Diego Modern Home Tour took place last Saturday, October 12th. This Modern Home Tour is a chance to GET INSIDE modern San Diego homes and meet the architects, builders and designers that made it happen – and maybe even ask a question or two about your that special project playing around in the back of your own mind!

Why was the Arise Interiors home such a unique stop on the tour?
There were a total of 7 modern home stops on the tour. The Arise Interiors home was the most unique stop, because not only did Arise Inteiros design the complete home remodel, but Arise Interiors’ lead designer, Traci Taylor, and her family reside in the newly remodeled home. Traci and, husband,  Joe Metcalf of Arise Design + Brand were available during the tour to answer design questions or give insights on design projects.

Home Design Background 
This Bay Park home was typical of the post-war GI housing build at the time. At just under 900 square feet there were 3 bedrooms and one bath which created cramped in-efficient spaces. A master suite was added in 2009 and a substantial second story addition was completed just last year.

Complete Remodel Details
Given the home’s style was insignificant the design purposefully contrasts the existing architecture, while leaving some elements of the original home visible.The exterior is clad in steel which has taken on a rust patina that contrasts the stucco portions of the original home. The modern style encapsulates and wraps front room that still hold the tell-tale lines of the mid-century economy building.

If you have any questions or would like to chat about a new project, contact Arise Interiors today!

We Have Moved to a New Office!

We Have Moved to a New Office!


We are excited to announce that our team has moved to a new location off Clairemont Drive. We spent the previous three years working out of the home studio — our old office served us well, and we created great spaces and fun designs but we couldn’t be more excited about our new space. The new office is a double-decker mid century building from 1957.



Among other things, we’re looking forward to meeting our new neighbors. We aim to be a friend
and good citizen to the many wonderful social services, arts and charitable organizations based here.

Thanks for everyone’s support through the years and with the move.

Call Us Today- 858-412- 0563

3660 Clairemont Drive #10
San Diego, CA 92117

Using Thier Space

Using Thier Space



Having a family of four in a 2 bedroom downtown condo is certainly do-able yet not what my clients had in mind. Designing & constructing a third bedroom was the goal as well as opening up the entry, disguising a door, better lighting & creating more storage.



Every child’s (or adult) dream

Every child’s (or adult) dream

Every child’s (or adult) dream is to have a great treehouse, There is something extraordinary about having your own space, high up in a tree, where nooks and crannies are made from tree branches.

Joe and I have been talking about building a tree house in this tree far before our daughter entered our lives. Now that she big enough we thought it was time. This project will take some time and seems organic in it’s form. I have attempted to draw plans but I am certainly not a tree house designer and find it very difficult unless sitting in the tree as I draw.
(which is uncomfortable but fun)

Tree blog 13Tree-blog-13b

that’s not all true, we have designed a deck in that is level with the fence line offering great views of the canyon and ocean. It is large enough for adults to hang out on at cocktail hour

Tree blog 13cWe would like to add items like hand-woven rope net railings,  Pulley Bucket,  Speaking Tube is made from brass pipe, Firepole and tire swing


Contemporary Southwest Kitchen

Contemporary Southwest Kitchen

Tucson Kitchen Design

This Tucson, AZ kitchen remodel is complete and the clients are loving their updated space. They are both home chefs and are really excited about the gas range.  In the process of finding homes for their tools in the custom cabinets this contemporary southwest home is even more a perfect place just for them.