Category: Design

Smart Alternatives to Wood Paneling
Design, Trade Shows and Trends | March 24, 2014
Smart Alternatives to Wood Paneling

Wood Paneling is a design trend that has received quite a bit of attention this past year.  Many may remember (and probably would like to forget) the wood paneling of the 70s , but wood paneling in its latest reincarnation is quite different, as the latest tones are a bit more grey and have more of a retro-vintage, somewhat industrial…

Salt Lake City Architecture
Design | January 27, 2014
Salt Lake City Architecture

As you may know, last week I ventured off to Salt Lake City to attend Alt Summit.  It was a whirlwind 3 days filled with lots of learning, meeting fellow designers, bloggers, and brands, and attending parties from morning until night.  Two full days cooped up indoors in hotel conference rooms, I just about had it on the third day…

"La Petite Cuisine" at The Greystone Designer Showcase House in Beverly Hills
Design | November 2, 2013
"La Petite Cuisine" at The Greystone Designer Showcase House in Beverly Hills

This weekend marks the opening of the Greystone Mansion Designer Showcase House in which 25 of Southern California’s top interior designers transform the 56,000 square foot Tudor estate with “The Titans of Business and the Best of Design”, as inspiration for their design. The designer, Laura Schwartz-Muller This past Tuesday was “Press Day” and I had the pleasure of stopping by…

Lighting Designer David Trubridge - Where Lighting Design and Technology Merge
Brands, Design | October 10, 2013
Lighting Designer David Trubridge – Where Lighting Design and Technology Merge

I like to wander, and it’s a good thing. While attending last week’s Westedge Design Fair opening night party to benefit Heal the Bay, I took a break from sipping all the fanciful libations and schmoozing with the design elite to wander outside to the lounge area.  Almost immediately I was star struck by the sea of rainbow bright propeller-like…

Design | August 29, 2013
8 Stylish Pendant Lighting Solutions for a Cozy Breakfast Area

The Challenge:  Overhead Breakfast Area Lighting Ever since we moved into our little house a little over two years ago, I’ve hated the light fixture that sits above our breakfast area as it has absolutely zero personality.  I knew I was going to eventually replace it, but of course there were other things that had to be switched out and…

Design, Trade Shows and Trends | July 2, 2013
Trending Now: Walnut and White Lacquer

WALNUT AND WHITE LACQUER Walnut and white lacquer- once again, what’s old is now new again.  A past trend from the 50s-60s,  walnut and white lacquer furniture is now making a comeback in furniture and consumer products, and was recently seen at this past season’s modern trade shows – Dwell on Design in Los Angeles and ICFF in New York. In…

Dwell Labs: A Tour of 4 Loft Style Apartments at Met Lofts, Los Angeles
Design | July 1, 2013
Dwell Labs: A Tour of 4 Loft Style Apartments at Met Lofts, Los Angeles

ASID/Dwell Labs – Met Lofts, Los Angeles Held in conjunction with Dwell on Design, the country’s largest modern design show, Dwell Labs brings together Dwell Media LLC, Klein Financial, and ASID Los Angeles (American Society of Interior Designers) to partner and showcase modern city living.  For the project at Met Lofts, four ASID interior designers were chosen from a group of…

Design | May 27, 2013
Pasadena: A Refined Luxury Mediterranean Estate

Hello All!  I know that lately I’ve been spoiling you with snippets from my recent trip to New York City, but today I thought I’d take a quick break from all the NY hoopla and treat you by stopping in on my hometown of Pasadena, CA, where we will be visiting my friend Malin’s expansive Mediterranean home situated in the…

The 41st Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House - a Visual Tour through the 1st Floor
Design | May 24, 2013
The 41st Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House – a Visual Tour through the 1st Floor

The next stop on Blogfest 2013 was breakfast Monday morning at the 41st annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House, a five level townhouse located at 161 East 64th Street and built in 1899. The 5640 ft2 townhouse is complete with a two story glass atrium, two terraces, three wood burning fireplaces, and an elevator.  It was purchased in 2003 by Richard T. Sharp,…

Design | May 16, 2013
3 Ways to Brighten Up Your Day With a Touch of Brass

BRASS IS BACK! It’s official – brass in back and stronger than ever. These three styles are not your average brass and are updated to fit in with today’s lifestyles while adding a touch of class, and loads of style. Hindeman by Hudson Valley Lighting  A delicate angular aged brass base, reminiscent of the celebrated mid-century Eames lounger anchors the…

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