Tag: Pasadena interior design

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…

Breakfast Room Ideas from The 2020 Pasadena Showcase House
Design, Home Furnishings | December 15, 2020
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 ones you sell to the trade and also use for your own design projects.  For the Pasadena Showcase House 2020, I…

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…

ASID Pasadena Home Tour Features Three Estates
Design | October 1, 2018
ASID Pasadena Home Tour Features Three Estates

ASID Pasadena Home Tour 2018 For one day only, three beautiful homes featuring three very different architectural styles and interiors are on tour on Sunday, October 7 as part of the American Society of Interior Designers annual ASID Pasadena Home Tour.  Each home was designed in its entirety by a featured ASID Pasadena designer and will be open for a…

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…

2017 Pasadena Showcase House of Design Preview
Design | April 24, 2017
2017 Pasadena Showcase House of Design Preview

The 2017 Pasadena Showcase House of Design opened to the public yesterday and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be participating – this year as a designer!  I’ve done Pasadena Showcase House previews in past years on my blog, but this is my first time on the other side of the fence.   Don’t fret though, as my mission is…