About Us

DplusB photo.jpg

dplusb = Dorothy + Buck

 

We are Dorothy & Buck and are a husband/wife design + build team. Passionate about sustainable and approachable design with an artful juxtaposition. Your home has heart and we can help give it the style & function that you are looking for. 

 

We have been working together for nearly 2 decades. Starting our collaboration designing and building architectural signage, we have collaborated on a broad set of design challenges across the Bay Area & beyond. 

 

In 2004 Dorothy joined acclaimed designer and tastemaker, Ken Fulk. 

 

Soon after that,  Buck joined the team to lead renovation projects and to craft and hand build custom furniture.  

 

For 10 years we worked together to design and build some of the most notorious projects in the Ken Fulk portfolio.  

 

In that time with Ken Fulk Inc, we perfected our craft and and learned the art of installation as a critical component of the success of a design. 

 

Dorothy is a master creative producer.  She can see and bring to life the heart of your home.  With a holistic and eco-friendly approach, Dorothy will tackle a design project by bridging the design world with her client’s true sense of home. 

 

Dorothy’s design philosophy is that design can be aspirational but must recognize that it exists in the real world and should always reflect the way we actually live long with respecting our sustainable values.

 

Buck is a builder and maker at heart. He brings his years of building expertise and his dedication to well built spaces and furniture.

 

Buck’s years of working on a wide variety of different renovation projects has given him insight into creative and diverse building practices for all different needs and budgets. 

 

As a Bay Area native, Buck’s bench is deep.  He has all the best building resources and connections needed to tackle anything, from the everyday to the obscure.

 

While Buck can manage and deliver anything from a small home remodel to large construction projects, Buck’s artisanship is especially apparent in his quality of craft in his unique and custom built wood furniture and architectural accessories brought to life in his wood shop.

 

you + dplusb = home² 

To many, designing a home or project can be overwhelming.  For some it’s fun, but time constraints make it impossible to define and bring to life a full vision for a space.

 

From style and layout and color choices to whole home renovations, Dorothy and Buck are ready for your design challenge.

 

If you’ve had your fill of Pinterest and Instagram and looking to move toward designing a space that is truly yours, you can reach out to us for a short discovery call or an in-home consultation so you can get your project under way.