Our Expertise

Mokume Design Studio is an interior design studio that works with an array of both commercial and residential clients. The studio specializes in boutique restaurant, retail and residential environments.  

We work closely with our clients to create the most functional and appealing spaces possible. Our goal is to create beautiful, clean environments built on classic foundations to ensure the project successfully lives on long after project completion.

The Name

Mokume (pronounced Mo-ku-may) is a metalsmithing term that fuses two like metals. Having an affinity for metalsmithing and appreciating the symbolic concept of the mokume craft, Mokume Design Studio also fuses two like principles – sustainability with design.

Our Network

Our network of collaborating professionals consists of architects, engineering teams, local artisans + makers, graphic designers and builders. We believe a strong, intelligent team generates the most successful and integrated result.

Our Ethos

Our studio is a proud member of 1% for the Planet.  This means that 1% of our revenue goes directly to non-profit organizations protecting the environment through their work.

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Jennifer Downing
PRINCIPAL + INTERIOR DESIGNER

Jennifer comes from a long lineage of artists and architects, so her path to design was a natural one that broadened when she began studying metalsmithing while working on her BFA in interior design at Syracuse University. Her love for working with her hands and the finite details that accompany the metalsmithing craft continue to inform her design approach.

Jennifer has long been a champion of sustainability and this continues to influence her work.  She sat on The Sustainability Project board in Santa Barbara and has taught courses, including Sustainable Interiors, through UC Berkeley Extension.  Her passion for responsible design touches every project that comes through the Mokume Design studio.

Jennifer is naturally drawn to creating clean and uncluttered interiors that provide visual breathing room to the space.  She comfortably pairs this style with a wide variety of aesthetics that match her clients’ style and needs. 

Jennifer finds wholeness and inspiration in nature.  You can often find her trail-running through San Francisco’s expansive green spaces or hiking the peaks around the Bay Area.

Photo by Alpana Aras-King

Andrea Ray Croyle
DESIGNER

Andrea found her way into architecture and design by following her passion for making things and creating spaces.  She holds a dual degree with a Bachelor of Architecture and Interior Architecture from Auburn University.  She is a graduate of Auburn's Rural Studio, a design-build program that provides a hands-on experience while emphasizing social responsibly by providing safe + inspirational buildings to underserved communities in rural west Alabama.

Andrea has made her way across the country working with some great design firms.  She has also worked for the lifestyle and retail brand Anthropologie as a Senior Display Artist, designing + creating artful installations for both local stores + national design prototypes. Her approach to design is thoughtful and realistic, and she puts her passion for creating useful, beautiful things into all that she does.  Andrea is an avid maker – you’ll always find her sewing, woodworking, or building something.

Photo by Heather Holt Photo