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

Furniture. Fabrics. Fun.

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 […]

Even Cooler Kitchens

With all the time we spend in our kitchens, why not make them the most exciting room in our homes?  Though there are an infinite number of specialty kitchen products on the market, these are a couple of our current faves… Grohe’s Blue Pure Faucet provides cool, filtered still OR sparkling water straight from your kitchen […]