Tag: Pasadena

The Guest Bedroom for the 2017 Pasadena Showcase House
Design, Home Furnishings | June 28, 2017
The Guest Bedroom for the 2017 Pasadena Showcase House

The Guest Bedroom for the 2017 Pasadena Showcase House Six months in the making and we finally pulled off the Guest Bedroom for the 2017 Pasadena Showcase House of Design. You know that saying “It takes a village”?  Well, the saying definitely pertains to putting together a room for a showcase house, as it is not an adventure that one…

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…

How Eclectic Style In the Home Will Keep It Looking Current
Design | March 20, 2017
How Eclectic Style In the Home Will Keep It Looking Current

Eclectic Style In the Home and How It Will Keep the Design Looking Current People always ask me how to keep their spaces from getting outdated too quickly.  My answer is that incorporating eclectic style in the home will keep it looking current for a longer period of time.  So, what is eclectic style? Eclectic style in interior design incorporates…

2016 Pasadena Showcase House Preview
Design | April 14, 2016
2016 Pasadena Showcase House Preview

2016 Pasadena Showcase House Overview It’s my favorite time of the year again and the Pasadena Showcase House of the Arts , now in its 52nd year, will be opening to the public once again this Sunday, for a one month stint from April 17 through May 15.  Dryborough Hall, which consists of a 16,000 sq. ft Mission Revival, a 2032…

Sneak Peak of the 2015 Pasadena Showcase House
Design | April 13, 2015
Sneak Peak of the 2015 Pasadena Showcase House

Last week I stopped by the 2015 Pasadena Showcase House as the finishing touches were being put in place ahead of next week’s April 19 opening.  While there was still work to be done and some spaces were not picture ready, I was able to take some snapshots to share with you and whet your appetites for what is sure…

Walker Zanger Tile Merges Past With Present
Brands, Design | February 9, 2015
Walker Zanger Tile Merges Past With Present

WALKER ZANGER Growing up in Pasadena, CA, a community rich with history and an abundance of older homes, I have always been fascinated by the variety of architectural styles and periods represented around town.  Pasadenans love luxury, but without all the bling and labels normally seen in other parts of LA.   Quality, well proportioned, timeless design is what I…

The 2014 Pasadena Showcase House
Design, Events | April 16, 2014
The 2014 Pasadena Showcase House

The 2014 Pasadena Showcase House Last week, I had the opportunity to preview the 2014 Pasadena Showcase House as a member of the media before it opened to the public this past Sunday. This year the Pasadena Showcase House celebrates their Golden Anniversary – 50 years and the biggest and oldest running show house in the country!  Growing up in…

"La Petite Cuisine" at The Greystone Designer Showcase House in Beverly Hills
Design | November 2, 2013
"La Petite Cuisine" at The Greystone Designer Showcase House in Beverly Hills

This weekend marks the opening of the Greystone Mansion Designer Showcase House in which 25 of Southern California’s top interior designers transform the 56,000 square foot Tudor estate with “The Titans of Business and the Best of Design”, as inspiration for their design. The designer, Laura Schwartz-Muller This past Tuesday was “Press Day” and I had the pleasure of stopping by…

Design | May 27, 2013
Pasadena: A Refined Luxury Mediterranean Estate

Hello All!  I know that lately I’ve been spoiling you with snippets from my recent trip to New York City, but today I thought I’d take a quick break from all the NY hoopla and treat you by stopping in on my hometown of Pasadena, CA, where we will be visiting my friend Malin’s expansive Mediterranean home situated in the…