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Modernizing a Wood Paneled Room: 2024 Pasadena Showcase House
Brands, Home Furnishings, Interior Design, Tips and Tricks | May 10, 2024
Modernizing a Wood Paneled Room: 2024 Pasadena Showcase House

How do you modernize old wood paneling?  Modernizing a dark wood-paneled room can transform it from heavy and dated into a bright and inviting space that combines classic and contemporary elements. If the woodwork is in good shape and a wood worth saving , we always recommend restoration rather than painting. Once you paint, it is difficult to return the…

Meet Hubbardton Forge: Handcrafted Lighting Made in Vermont
Design | September 19, 2023
Meet Hubbardton Forge: Handcrafted Lighting Made in Vermont

Hubbardton Forge and Handcrafted Lighting We are thrilled to introduce Hubbardton Forge, a renowned handcrafted lighting line, to our Pasadena showroom. We used Hubbardton Forge in the kitchen and butler’s pantry of the Pasadena Showcase House (pictured above) and the response was so overwhelming that we couldn’t help but add the line to the showroom, complete with a dedicated display…

An Eclectic Butler's Pantry - Oaklawn Manor
Design | May 25, 2022
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 not too serious and has a whimsical side to it that makes it feel fresh and new.  This fresh approach…

DESIGNER DOMICILE :: Luxury Kitchen Showroom • Monogram Appliances Experience Center
Design | April 29, 2022
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 a co-working space for Pasadena interior designers.  A place where not only they could work and have all the tools…

A Pasadena Loft Apartment Kitchen Gets a New Look
Design | October 12, 2020
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 tackled a loft apartment kitchen and I’m always up for a  design challenge so I was immediately on board. Transforming…

The 2018 Pasadena Showcase House Kitchen
Design | June 26, 2018
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 – we made it happen and had a very positive reaction by all that visited. How did we make it happen?…

6 Tips on Renovating a Luxury Kitchen in 4 Weeks | 2018 Pasadena Showcase House
Design, Tips and Tricks | June 25, 2018
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 Pasadena Showcase House kitchen, we just went from down to the studs to a completed, luxury, showcase house kitchen –…

The 2018 Pasadena Showcase House: Before and After Transformation of a 100+ Year Old House
Design | May 11, 2018
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 on more than the usual one space.  We initially set out to design one of two teen suites, but the…

High Point Market Fall 2017 Trends
Trade Shows and Trends | November 12, 2017
High Point Market Fall 2017 Trends

A Look at the High Point Market Fall 2017 Trends My recap on High Point Market Fall 2017 trends is finally here!  High Point Market is the highlight of every year, twice a year and the Fall 2017 Market did not disappoint.  This market was a busier market than most, as this market I worked with the High Point Market Authority…

Customizing the Home with Designer Light Switches and Wall Plates
Brands, Design | October 27, 2017
Customizing the Home with Designer Light Switches and Wall Plates

Hands down, the quickest, easiest and relatively most inexpensive way to customize a home is to change out the existing switches with designer light switches and wall plates. As a designer, I go into so many homes and I can’t tell you how many homes have the standard ugly white plastic wall plates with exposed screws – even multi-million dollar…

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