4 Essentials for a Touch-Free, Germ-Free Bathroom

The Touch-Free, Germ-Free Bathroom

Let’s face it – the bathroom isn’t usually the cleanest room in the house – especially if you have little boys like I do.  So let me take you through the cleanest bathroom experience, where the only thing you’ll have to touch is the zipper and button on the top of your pants… and maybe a remote to change radio stations while you’re doing your business. The ultimate bath ensemble for the high-end germaphobe.

The Touch-Free Light Switch

The Adorne® Wave Switch by Legrand

Upon making your entrance into the bathroom, a simple wave at the Wave Switch by Legrand will turn on the lights.  The nice thing about this switch plate is available in a variety of options – colors, metals, wood, and a custom option for those using wallpaper. Whatever your style may be – they’ve got it covered. Prices start at $49 for the Wave switch and $4.78 for the switch plate.


Touch-Free Toilets

Say the word “toilet” and the first thing that comes to mind is germs – and lots of ‘em.  Technology, however, has come to the rescue with a selection of touch-free toilets. [Read more...]

Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2015

Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2015

After much anticipation, the  Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2015 palettes were introduced at Las Vegas Market, and I happened to be there to hear the scoop.  Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2015 consists of four color palettes:  Chrysalis, Voyage, Buoyant, Unrestrained, and provides the consumer with inspiration for their upcoming painting and home design projects  Colors are not chosen arbitrarily, and countless hours of thought and research goes into choosing each color palette, and even more will go into choosing what will become the 2015 Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year in a few weeks time.

One of the key players responsible for choosing the color palettes year after year for Sherwin-Williams is Jackie Jordan, Director of Color Marketing, who I had the pleasure of chatting with this past January while in Salt Lake City for Alt Summit. According to Jordan, “The state of color is constantly changing and gathers influence from the world around us,” and because of this she travels the world drawing influence from fashion,  pop culture, nature and global traditions  to identify emerging color trends.


Chrysalis has a softer focus, and it’s premise is creating a space to soothe.   This muted color palette is influenced by several factors.  Among them, the Earth’s natural striations, deconstructed geometry, extreme monochrome/tone on tone.  Chrysalis is a chalky, softer palette where boundaries are often blurred.

Sherwin Williams Colormix 2015-Chrysalis

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Sunset LA Beach Cities Home & Garden Tour

Sunset LA Beach Cities Home & Garden Tour via Cozy•Stylish•Chic Sunset, in partnership with Modern Home Tours, will host its first-ever home and garden tour on August 16, giving LA design lovers more ways to experience the best in modern interior and garden design. The Sunset LA Beach Cities Home & Garden Tour will be located throughout the coastal neighborhoods of Los Angeles, including stops in Manhattan Beach and Venice. This one-of-a-kind tour includes visits to the Sunset 2014 LA Idea House,  and five distinctive properties selected by Modern Home Tours and Sunset’s home and garden experts.

The five homes located on the tour showcase the best of modern home design in LA and embrace the California coastal lifestyle.  Each home showcased has its own distinctive features, all of which take advantage of the mild climate that Southern California has to offer. [Read more...]

The Purple Palm Restaurant Reimagined by Martyn Lawrence Bullard

The Purple Palm Restaurant Colony Palms - Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Renovation of the Purple Palm

The Purple Palm Restaurant, situated at the Colony Palms Hotel in Palm Springs, CA, was recently renovated by famed Los Angeles designer, Martyn Lawrence Bullard.  Bullard worked with the Colony Palms Hotel during the 2007 renovation of its guest rooms and suites, and has thoughtfully reimagined The Purple Palm Restaurant as a natural extension of the Colony Palms Hotel featuring a similar fusion of Moroccan and Californian style.

Bullard’s design experience goes far beyond his renovation of the Colony Palms Hotel in 2007.  Martyn Lawrence Bullard is a multi-award-winning LA based interior designer and is renowned for his broad styles and eclectic, yet sophisticated and always inviting interiors. In addition, many may know him from his starring role on BravoTV’s Million Dollar Decorators. [Read more...]