Tag: CSC projects

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…

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…

How to Participate in a Designer Showcase House
Design, Tips and Tricks | June 26, 2017
How to Participate in a Designer Showcase House

How to Participate in a Designer Showcase House How do you participate in a designer showcase house?  Before I participated in the Pasadena Showcase House this spring, I always questioned how to put my name in the hat to design a room.  I’ve written a lot of blog posts about showcase houses but just now am I realizing that I…

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