May 12, 2023

A Sunny Disposition

house exterior, white and black
dining room table set up
Kitchen remodel, barstools white walls
colorful wall, bamboo backdrop


In lush Manoa Valley, a home that was originally built in the 1960s has been updated and upgraded.

“We love hanging out in the kitchen, enjoying our morning coffee and listening to our record player,” shares Mochizuki.

The kitchen used to be split-level; relocating it to create a one-floor layout makes the space feel much larger, explains Forman. Additionally, the couple opted to use wallpaper for an accent wall in their entryway per Forman’s recommendation. The wallpaper is from Calico’s Aurora line in a color called ray, which resembles the gradient of a sunrise. “We are really glad that we listened to Andrew,” shares Mochizuki.

By: Caitlin Thomas