“Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.” - Joe Sparano

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Let there be light

The other evening we had the pleasure of attending the Porta Romana opening at our local Kneedler-Fauchere showroom and wanted to share some of the pretty offerings from their lighting line. I love the detailing of the chic, latticed gold collar and how beautifully it pairs with the bubbled milk glass on their Pearldrop lamp… […]

Happy Spring!

I love Spring…spring cleaning, flowers popping up, brighter colors…it’s all so fresh and energizing. Here are some recently completed projects showcasing Spring colors in refreshing ways… Above: a client’s mudroom with cabinetry painted in a divine, mint green. Paint color is Benjamin Moore HC-144 Palladian Blue. Above: an office just for her, with feminine touches […]

Happy holidays from DMID!

As mentioned last month, we were thrilled to once again design and donate a wreath for the Jingle & Mingle event in San Francisco benefiting Children of Shelters. We had a million ideas, but finally narrowed it down to the concept below, which we had seen as a piece of jewelry. What better inspiration than […]

What’s HOT and what’s NOT

I recently attended a great panel on what’s HOT and what’s NOT in interior design. Although I tend to shy away from trends and stick to timeless, classic design, I often have clients asking me about the longevity of certain styles. Here are my takeaways on what’s here to stay and what’s fleeting… White Kitchens […]

Kitchen Trends

I recently had the pleasure of attending an appliance training at the Gaggenau/Thermador/Bosch showroom down in Orange County. There were two huge highlights of the day: 1) using top of the line appliances to cook our own gourmet lunch with a professional chef, and 2) using their test kitchen to test out cooking demos on […]