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The Collective Re-design of Our Current Life

My passion for interior design stems from a love of beautiful things, and there are certainly many beautiful things happening right here in Danville. Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen the resilience and creativity of the human spirit. It’s been an honor and a privilege to watch our community, despite having to stay in or close to our homes, come together and as we all redesign our current life.

For the kids, Danville is coming together in so many creative ways. I hope yours were able to participate in the scavenger hunt where neighbors placed fun and enticing items in their windows – it was a great way for the kids to have fun outside while also staying safe. Birthdays can be especially tough for kids right now, but not with mini parades that showcase decorated cars covered with banners, streamers and noisy cans driving by the birthday house! 

And then there’s #Deliver Danville who, in an effort to help our town persevere, recover, and thrive, has implemented an Instagram challenge to encourage ordering from local restaurants. Generosity abounds, as people help their elderly or high-risk neighbors by buying and delivering groceries or by simply saying hello with a smile and a wave through their front windows. And I love that the streets are full – not with cars, but with people who are enjoying the outdoors or sitting in front of their homes and talking to their neighbors from across the street or over the fence…or even on the same lawn, just 6 feet away from each other!

It’s clear that the Danville community spirit is alive and well and has taken the idea of redesigning life to its fullest expression and I for one, am looking forward to bringing this spirit with me into the future! My very best wishes of health and happiness go out to each and every one of you. 

With much warmth and gratitude,


By Casey Howard, Casey Howard Designs Inc.

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Interior Design
Casey Howard
Casey Howard Interior Design
(925) 725-4223

Casey Howard Interior Design is a full-service boutique interior design studio specializing in residential and hospitality.

Work with us on new construction, large and small scale renovations, and full-scope furnishings projects. CHID’s edgy classic aesthetic is grounded in functionality layered with the unexpected and provocative.

Based in the heart of Danville, California, CHID works throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Napa Valley, Marin County, Silicon Valley, and beyond.

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