An Eclectic Butler’s Pantry – Oaklawn Manor

An Eclectic Butler’s Pantry for a Traditional English Tudor Home This eclectic butler’s pantry was designed for the 2022 Pasadena Showcase House and incorporated the home’s traditional English Tudor architecture of the home but with a modern edge. It is … Read MoreAn Eclectic Butler’s Pantry – Oaklawn Manor

DESIGNER DOMICILE :: Luxury Kitchen Showroom • Monogram Appliances Experience Center

We finally did it.  With strong will and a lot of determination, Designer Domicile is finally open after more than 3 years of planning.  Designer Domicile (at that time, still unnamed) was first conceived in the fall of 2018 as … Read MoreDESIGNER DOMICILE :: Luxury Kitchen Showroom • Monogram Appliances Experience Center

8 Kitchen and Bath Trends to Watch in 2022 :: KBIS 2022 Recap

KBIS 2022 RECAP – Kitchen and bath trends I’m back from KBIS (the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show) where I make my yearly trek to check out the latest kitchen and bath trends and newest product introductions and innovations.  This … Read More8 Kitchen and Bath Trends to Watch in 2022 :: KBIS 2022 Recap

6 Things to Consider When Designing a His and Hers Master Closet

Designing a his and hers master closet can be a struggle for many couples. Howdo you make one space look both masculine and feminine at the same time?  How do you address the different storage needs?  When I took on … Read More6 Things to Consider When Designing a His and Hers Master Closet

8 Ways to Make a Modern Bedroom Cozy and Inviting

Previous Next How do you make a modern bedroom cozy when you are given a blank slate? How do you take a modern bedroom from drab to fab when what you want is a bedroom that is warm and inviting?  … Read More8 Ways to Make a Modern Bedroom Cozy and Inviting

Breakfast Room Ideas from The 2020 Pasadena Showcase House

Previous Next The Breakfast Room: 2020 Pasadena Showcase House Breakfast room ideas!  How do  you put together a breakfast room that is both fun, practical AND sustainable?  You draw from all the trusted furniture and accessory vendors – the same … Read MoreBreakfast Room Ideas from The 2020 Pasadena Showcase House

The Designer Showhouse Goes All Virtual with Seasonal Living Magazine

Anyone who knows me knows I love a good showhouse.  I also love being at the forefront of trying out new design concepts. Seasonal Living Magazine’s first luxury designer showhouse is an example of the future of the designer showhouse.  … Read MoreThe Designer Showhouse Goes All Virtual with Seasonal Living Magazine

A Pasadena Loft Apartment Kitchen Gets a New Look

Pasadena Loft Apartment Kitchen We recently completed this sophisticated black and brass Pasadena kitchen in one of the hippest luxury loft buildings in town. This wasn’t the typical historical Pasadena residence that we are accustomed to designing.  I had never … Read MoreA Pasadena Loft Apartment Kitchen Gets a New Look

Textile Trends Seen at Heimtextil 2020- Part 1

HEIMTEXTIL 2020 Earlier this month I traveled to Frankfurt, Germany to attend Heimtextil,  the world’s largest trade fair dedicated to textiles and wallcovering for the home furnishings industry.  I also attended Heimtextil last year and having the opportunity to attend … Read MoreTextile Trends Seen at Heimtextil 2020- Part 1

Napa Food and Wine Experience With Signature Kitchen Suite

TRUE TO FOOD Last week I spent 4 days for a Napa food and wine experience, with Signature Kitchen Suite, a start-up luxury appliance brand whose parent company is LG Electronics. Even though their parent company is a large conglomerate, … Read MoreNapa Food and Wine Experience With Signature Kitchen Suite