The very best interiors start with listening to my client's needs. I strive to enhance your lifestyle through thoughtful and great design, never forgetting that this is your home.
H O M E + atelier Michael Ranson
Kitchens + Baths + Interior Architecture
H O M E + atelier Michael Ranson is an award winning design firm providing professional residential design services throughout southern California. Specialization includes kitchen and bath design, custom cabinetry, space planning and architectural detailing.

The word atelier means, "the studio of an artist or designer." The very best interiors start with listening to my client's needs and aesthetic desires and then combining that information with the talent and resources of my design studio. I strive to enhance your lifestyle through thoughtful and good design, never forgetting that this is your home. The end result is what I like to call, "Your HOME designed for living."

Here is what Michael's clients have to say...

"Michael worked to ensure that my home was completed to his high standards and my satisfaction. I never worried about entrusting him with the direction of the project and I was extremely pleased with the finished result. Michael is great to work with and is always responsive to my requests and considerate of my preferences. I highly recommend him without reservation." - Paul from Del Mar

"We have had great success working with Michael. His wonderful design concepts have transformed our home, making it comfortable and beautiful. He is flexible and easy to work with, always working towards the very best result." - Dave and Lynn from Encinitas

"I have always loved working with Michael. Although he always has the "big picture" in mind, I feel he excels with the details and has made my home truly special. He communicates well with me as a client and always keeps me informed of progress, options, and costs. In short, he makes remodeling a pleasure." -Patty from Rancho Bernardo

"Michael designed and decorated my entire upstairs, which included my master bedroom and bath along with two guest bedrooms and a guest bath. I was impressed with the time and energy he devoted to my project, as well as the skill and knowledge he brought to it. Michael interpreted my vision so masterfully that the result turned out better than I had imagined." - Mary from Del Mar

TILE Magazine (upcoming July/August 2018 issue)
Traditional Home
Better Homes and Gardens, Kitchen and Bath Ideas
Better Homes and Gardens, Kitchen and Bath Makeovers
Kitchen and Bath Design News
NKBA Profiles Magazine
San Diego Home & Garden Lifestyles
San Diego Union Tribune, Homescape
14 Reviews
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2018

I love working with Michael. Not only is his work great and creative, he is also very easy to work with. When he is in charge of one of our house projects, I appreciate he is on time, on budget and ef...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Sep 2018

Michael is a talented, designer dedicated to providing quality work for each of his clients. When He remodeled my entire upstairs, I asked that he add a bathroom, a bedroom and a laundry room. Michael...Read More

Douglas Merz
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Mar 2018

I bought my condominium through the eyes of a couple of friends and purchased sight it unseen. I was living in Florida with plans to move to San Diego and needed a designer to jump start my remodel. ...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Feb 2018

Michael was great to work with. Not only did he do the complete design for our kitchen remodel, he coordinated all the contractors and material suppliers for us since we were out of town during much ...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jun 2018

Michael redesigned my kitchen and connecting great room area, and he also did the interior decorating. Additionally, he selected the appliances. He did a superb job, transforming a 60 year old tire...Read More

Relationship: ColleagueProject Date: Nov 2017

There is nothing more rewarding than having a designer understand and utilize our product to create a gorgeous home. Michael Ranson did a phenomenal job using our ceramic tile indoor and transitioning...Read More

Carved Custom Cabinets
Relationship: ColleagueProject Date: May 2017

We worked with Michael on a project and he was absolutely a delight to work with. He provided timely information, was very competent in his field, and very professional. Payments were made as we agr...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jan 2015

We recently completed a five month long remodel on our home. It was a major project and a big financial commitment. We wanted to build our dream home but also wanted keep within our budget. In the ...Read More

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National Kitchen & Bath Association
National Design Competition
First Place – Small Bath Category

San Diego Home & Garden Lifestyles
Bath of the Year – Best Small Bath