Highlights from Palm Springs Modernism Week 2019

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The 2018 Pasadena Showcase House Kitchen

As you may have just read from my previous post, we were tasked with designing and executing the 2018 Pasadena Showcase House kitchen in 7 weeks, with only 4 of the 7 weeks spent on construction. Well, we did it – … Read MoreThe 2018 Pasadena Showcase House Kitchen

6 Tips on Renovating a Luxury Kitchen in 4 Weeks | 2018 Pasadena Showcase House

First of all, this wasn’t just a run of the mill kitchen renovation.  This was the kitchen for the 2018 Pasadena Showcase House. Is it possible to renovate a luxury kitchen in 4 weeks?  You bet –  for the 2018 … Read More6 Tips on Renovating a Luxury Kitchen in 4 Weeks | 2018 Pasadena Showcase House

The 2018 Pasadena Showcase House: Before and After Transformation of a 100+ Year Old House

We are two thirds of the way through our second Pasadena Showcase House, and everyone is always wanting to know about the before and after transformation of the home.    This year, because of a series of last-minute events, we took … Read MoreThe 2018 Pasadena Showcase House: Before and After Transformation of a 100+ Year Old House

2018 Tile Trends and Picks from TISE

The International Surface Event (TISE) was held last week in Las Vegas and I was fortunate to have attended along with Modenus’ Designhounds , where I was on a mission to view the latest floor covering and 2018 tile trends. … Read More2018 Tile Trends and Picks from TISE

8 Top Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2018 – KBIS Recap

KBIS Recap Earlier this month I attended KBIS, The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, (The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show) to preview and report on the 2018 kitchen and bath trends.  KBIS is a design highlight of every year, as … Read More8 Top Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2018 – KBIS Recap

The Best Alternatives to Calacatta Marble

Of all the varieties of marble, Calacatta is one of the most sought after.  It is known for its subtle grey veining contrasted by an almost pure white background.  In recent years, Calacatta marble has been gaining popularity as a … Read MoreThe Best Alternatives to Calacatta Marble

2017 Pasadena Showcase House Overview

The 2017 Pasadena Showcase House came and went in a flash this past spring, with twenty-five interior and exterior designers pulling off one of the most cohesive houses in recent years.  Throughout the month that the house was open to … Read More2017 Pasadena Showcase House Overview

13 Tile Trends to Look for in 2017 – Coverings 2017 Trend Report

13 Tile Trends to Look for in 2017 I recently returned from Orlando FL, where I was invited to attend the VIP Press Tour of Coverings 2017, the most prominent tile and natural stone show in North America.  My purpose … Read More13 Tile Trends to Look for in 2017 – Coverings 2017 Trend Report

Legrand in the 2017 HGTV Smart Home

Legrand Brings Lighting Technology into the 2017 HGTV Smart Home Last week I ventured on a less than 24 hour trip to Scottsdale, Arizona to see how Legrand integrates lighting technology into the 2017 HGTV Smart Home, where they are major sponsors. … Read MoreLegrand in the 2017 HGTV Smart Home