Category: Design

The 2014 Sunset Idea House, Los Angeles - Part 1
Design | July 27, 2014
The 2014 Sunset Idea House, Los Angeles – Part 1

The 2014 Sunset Idea House, Los Angeles Last Thursday I had the privilege to join Sunset Magazine while I previewed their first ever Sunset Idea House in Los Angeles, which will be featured in Sunset Magazine‘s November 2014 issue.  This year’s house, located in the upscale South Bay beach community of Manhattan Beach, was designed by architect Louie Tomaro of…

Urban Apartment Living at Met Lofts
Design | July 21, 2014
Urban Apartment Living at Met Lofts

Laura Schwartz Muller’s design of a studio space at Met Lofts is modern urban apartment living at its best. Last year Laura designed a penthouse loft at 1600 Vine, also in collaboration with Dwell on Design.  Met Lofts also happens to be  is owned by Klein Financial -the same company that owns 1600 Vine.  Even though the studio’s size pales in…

Modern and Masculine Interior Design at Met Lofts
Design | July 16, 2014
Modern and Masculine Interior Design at Met Lofts

Modern and Masculine Interior Design at Met Lofts A few weeks ago I gave you a glimpse of Frank Slesinski’s modern and masculine interior design at Met Lofts, which was designed in conjunction with Dwell on Design and today  I am taking you back for the full tour. You may remember Frank Slesinksi‘s work from my coverage of last year’s Dwell…

Met Lofts Redesigned by Rachel Winokur
Design | July 3, 2014
Met Lofts Redesigned by Rachel Winokur

     Once again, Rachel Winokur was chosen to work her magic and redesign one of three Met Lofts suites in conjunction with Dwell on Design, the country’s largest show dedicated to modern design and living.   Rachel is known for  her “sustainably elegant” interiors consisting of natural woods, textured neutrals and crisp white linens as the foundation ,and vibrant…

Bungalow One by Robb Report Home and Style
Design | June 29, 2014
Bungalow One by Robb Report Home and Style

This past Friday I attended the unveiling of the newly renovated Bungalow One by Robb Report Home and Style at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows  in Santa Monica.  Bungalow One is a luxury 3 bedroom, 3 3/4 bath residential quality suite that embodies a cross between upscale Southern California beach living and a Palm Springs mid-century modern aesthetic.  LA…

Dwell @ Met Lofts
Design | June 19, 2014
Dwell @ Met Lofts

This evening marked the first of several events I will be attending through this weekend in conjunction with Dwell on Design, the largest consumer driven design event in the US which takes place this weekend.  You may remember my coverage of Met Lofts and 1600 Vine the same time last year, where designers designed and staged eight units between the…

Vico Magistretti: The Living Environment
Design, Events | June 14, 2014
Vico Magistretti: The Living Environment

Vico Magistretti: The Living Environment This past Tuesday evening I had the pleasure of attending Vico Magistretti: The Living Environment, one of two separate but interconnected exhibits, Vico Magistretti: The Functional Beauty, now on exhibit in Los Angeles. Within the private residence of the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles, The Living Environment  includes  works of renown Italian designer and…

Retro Kitchen Appliances - 50s Styling with Today's Modern Technology
Design, New Products, Trade Shows and Trends | May 28, 2014
Retro Kitchen Appliances – 50s Styling with Today’s Modern Technology

  Just as mid-century modern decor has seen a resurgence in recent years, the kitchen has followed suit and retro kitchen appliances have been making a comeback for the young, eclectic and style savvy set.  However, what you see may look like the appliances of years past, but  a quick look under the hood tells another story, as they are…

Luxury Cabinetry- A Modern Heart and Historic Soul
Design | April 17, 2014
Luxury Cabinetry- A Modern Heart and Historic Soul

Luxury Cabinetry by Rutt at the AD Home Design Show On our 3rd day in New York, BlogTourNYC visited with luxury cabinetry manufacturer, Rutt Cabinetry at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show.  There, we sat down sipping  on espresso à la modes (compliments of Miele’s CM5200 coffee machine-Mmmmm!) while we listened to luxury kitchen and cabinetry designer Scott Stultz speak…

The 2014 Pasadena Showcase House
Design, Events | April 16, 2014
The 2014 Pasadena Showcase House

The 2014 Pasadena Showcase House Last week, I had the opportunity to preview the 2014 Pasadena Showcase House as a member of the media before it opened to the public this past Sunday. This year the Pasadena Showcase House celebrates their Golden Anniversary – 50 years and the biggest and oldest running show house in the country!  Growing up in…

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