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Those Finishing Touches

  The art & accessories budget used to be the first casualty in the war on interior design budgets.  That mindset has evolved over the years as we’ve become savvier regarding how much satisfaction we demand from our interiors.  We want to look at beautiful objects, not just use them, so pleasing aesthetics now are […]

By |2020-03-01T21:57:06+00:00July 29th, 2019|Design Responsibly, Design Style Pairing|0 Comments

Nip & Tuck for a Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon

Always love getting those call backs from clients wanting to make their spaces even better.  I helped Dr. Randal Haworth (you know, from the Swan TV make-over show)  with his home (and Beverly Hills office) years ago. It was such a successful result that Western Interiors and Design magazine published it in their premiere issue.  […]

Anatomy of a Project

I receive an inquiry from a relocating Australian family for help with their (entire) new LA home. Not sure how long their stay will be, they lease.   I survey the empty home.  Communicating via Skype meetings from Sydney to LA, Copenhagen, Paris to Bali, I assess their needs, advising them on what to bring […]

By |2019-06-17T23:32:44+00:00January 10th, 2014|Design Responsibly, Design Responsibly, Design Style Pairing, Start to Finish|Comments Off on Anatomy of a Project

The Elephant in the Room

The previous owner of my clients’ new home had outfitted the place to suit her own needs- which didn’t work at all for my clients- especially the TV placement in the living room, which was mounted way too high on a travertine-clad monster. I assumed the structure had to be housing something, because no one […]

By |2019-06-17T23:34:46+00:00May 12th, 2013|Design Responsibly, Design Responsibly, Design Style Pairing|Comments Off on The Elephant in the Room

Fireplace Facelift

  I like showing the design process. In this business, showing (telling) a story is a must. Like the one about the 100 year old Shasta County farm house that my client turned into a wine tasting house. This is just one of many chapters in that story: The Fireplace Facelift. The plans called for […]

By |2019-07-15T04:34:15+00:00February 28th, 2013|Design Responsibly, Design Responsibly, Design Style Pairing|Comments Off on Fireplace Facelift
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