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

New Products for the Customized Home – KBIS 2017

The Customized Home – KBIS 2017 The customized home is one of the biggest trends in the home and one trend that was seen in full force and in every room in the house at the Kitchen and Bath Industry … Read MoreNew Products for the Customized Home – KBIS 2017

Top Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2017

The Top Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2017 Seen at KBIS I just returned from Orlando where I saw the top kitchen and bath trends for 2017 at KBIS, the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show.  This year was chock full of … Read MoreTop Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2017

Top Design Trends at Ambiente 2016

Top Design Trends-Ambiente 2016 Today I’m presenting the top design trends that I gathered from my recent whirlwind 4-day trip to Frankfurt, Germany to attend Ambiente, the world’s largest international trade fair for consumer goods.  There,  I powered through the … Read MoreTop Design Trends at Ambiente 2016