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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 […]

Good Tidings to You

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we couldn’t possibly let the holidays approach without sharing our favorite décor, entertaining items, and accessories of this year.  Whether you’re having a small, low key holiday, or an elaborate get together, we have you covered on keeping your home merry and bright. Featured Items: Richard Brendon Diamond […]

Stone 101

Part of my role as a nationally certified interior designer is to keep up with industry codes and trends, as well as knowing how to properly specify products/materials.  Some of this was learned in design school and much of it comes from work experience and continuing education via seminars and trainings. Last night I was […]

Kitchen Organization 101

With the holiday season in full-swing, many of us will be spending more time than usual in our kitchens.  Whether you’re baking, cooking, or just prepping and entertaining, wouldn’t it be nice to have everything organized and easily accessible?  Here are some great ideas for organizing your kitchen… Whether you’re organizing spices, appliances or cooking […]