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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 […]

Outdoor Favorites

As we dive into Spring, I can’t help but daydream about spending more time outside in warmer temperatures.  Outdoor furniture is getting more unique and exciting with each passing year. Check out what has us feeling inspired for the coming season: The Fermob Bellevie Arm Chair in Capucine makes quite the seating statement with its brightly […]

Giving New Life to Wallpaper

In recent years, wallpaper has made a serious comeback as an easy way to bring pattern, color, and excitement to interiors.  No longer limited solely to wall applications- it can be used a number of different ways to bring excitement and a touch of whimsy to any space. Cabinetry Applying wallpaper to the insides of cabinets […]

The Corum collection

As I was walking to my office this morning, I passed by the Roche Bobois showroom and fell in love with the Corum collection of tables. Perhaps my current mindset of babyproofing led me to believe this would be the perfect family-friendly coffee table with it’s round shape, soft wool exterior and wipeable black glass […]

Color of the Year 2016

The paint companies recently released their color forecasts for 2016 and the trend across the board was…WHITE! Benjamin Moore revealed their color of the year as Simply White OC-117, which is already one of our favorite whites. Designers are constantly faced with choosing the perfect white, and this crisp shade is a great option to […]

Cozy up to Fall

Despite the heat waves sweeping California this week, it’s hard not to long for the coziness of Fall with pumpkin patches popping up all over the place! Sunny California may not be quite ready for autumn just yet, but we sure are, so we have 5 quick tips to get your homes Fall ready… Be […]