About Us

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


Relationship: Colleague
Project Date: Dec 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: Colleague
Project Date: Jun 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: Client
Project Date: Feb 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

Relationship: Client
Project Date: Sep 2014

We are currently doing a kitchen expansion and remodel. Michael has been great to work with from the beginning of our project. A few years ago we began thinking about how to make our kitchen more fu... Read More

Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jul 2009

I had told my wife the galley kitchen could never be changed to have an island instead. Michael proposed a design after discussing our needs and he proved me wrong with a fabulous design that has mad... Read More

Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jun 2009

Michael is the consummate designer. He is respectful, honest, reliable,punctual, budget conscious and extremely knowledgeable. His attention to detail is a huge asset and was extremely helpful to us d... Read More

Relationship: Client
Project Date: May 2009

Highly recommend! Michael designed our kitchen in our full house remodel. He was able to take all of our thoughts and ideas and create a beautiful design that was so much more than we could have d... Read More

Relationship: Client
Project Date: Aug 2014

We have appreciated the experience of Michael several times in the past 8 years with designs, suggestions, and knowing the right people to get the projects completed. We have absolute trust in his de... Read More

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