• Capturing Holiday Moments and Traveling to Spain with Jessica Comingore

    I have known Jessica Comingore for the last few years. She is so talented in many different facets of design - amazing graphic designer, architectural/interior photographer, and overall design expert. Jessica recently traveled to Spain for a creative adventure and came back with lasting memories and...
  • Design Sponge's Grace Bonney Chats about her Design Inspirations

    Who doesn't love the inspirational design blog, Design Sponge ! I have been reading it for years and just recently had the chance to chat it up with Design Sponge founder, Grace Bonney. We chatted about everything from her design icons to her "Living In" column. Read the interview below...
  • Interior Design Inspiration from Spring Fashion

    I love the way fashion influences interior design, and vice versa. Back in December, I used a cozy and stylish winter outfit as the inspiration for a living room design , and now that spring is in the air it's time to take a lighter and brighter outfit and translate it into a lighter and brighter...
  • Industrial Hanging Pendant Lights in the Home

    Large industrial size pendant light fixtures were normally reserved for restaurants...until now. In the last year or so, I have seen a trend toward incorporating industrial lighting into the home. The scale of the hanging pendant lights is generally larger; therefore, it becomes more of a statement piece...
  • Organic Materials in Lighting

    I’m no survivalist, but I must admit that I’m really getting into nature and specifically organic materials in lighting. I think we have become so conditioned to look at lighting as something crafted in metals or ceramic that we forget to see how amazing woods, rattan and cork can look as...
  • Casual Dining Room Pendant Lights

    Just like us, dining room pendant lights come in many shapes and sizes. While many people still prefer a more traditional light in the dining room, I’m here to show you that casual lighting can look just as chic. The open plan kitchen and dining room of the image above reads casual... don’t...
  • Oasis Club House Owner Chats About Argentina and Apartment Design

    Help me welcome our new traveling blogger, Allison! She will be visiting many different countries over the next few months and documenting the best designs from each location. Today she is interviewing the owner of the Oasis Club House in Buenos Aires. Take it away Allison... When I found out I would...
  • Dream Light Fixture: Inspiration Behind the Knotty Bubble Chandelier

    Lighting designers like Lindsey Adelman continue to impress and inspire me! I stumbled upon her Knotty Bubble Chandelier and was instantly intrigued by its form and materials. It is definitely on my dream light fixture list (it is pretty expensive), but one can dream - right? Lindsey Adelman took a few...
  • Kitchen Design Inspiration

    I'll admit it - being a renter, I haven't put that much thought into kitchen design. Inspiration struck, however, while browsing Pinterest - there are just so many beautiful kitchens on there that I had to peruse and daydream about my future kitchen for a little while! My design style falls somewhere...
  • Trend Watch: Wood Lighting

    Happy Black Friday! Isn't this is the time of year when you just crave being cozy? Think rich textures, wood-burning fireplaces, and knitted blankets. There are are a lot of home decor products that fall under the category of cozy - pillows, throws, and bedding, to name a few. But what about lighting...
  • Buenos Aires Designer Paula Lemme Weihl Chats With Us

    Our new blogger, Allison, is still scouring Buenas Aires for the best designs of the city. Today she is interviewing one of the city's great interior designers! Take it away Allison... One of the hottest boutique hotels in Buenos Aires, the Miravida Soho, is a beautiful gem of vintage sophistication...
  • Inspirational Bright White Contemporary Kitchens

    There is something to be said for an all white kitchen or bathroom. White is often associated with cleanliness, so it makes since to use it in both spaces. When I moved to Southern California from the Midwest I noticed a big difference in the style of kitchen cabinetry in homes. In Southern California...
  • The Reemergence of Stripes in Home Decorating

    It seems like people either like or dislike stripes. I happen to love using stripes in the home. Stripes can be incorporated into the decor through wall paint, area rugs, bedding, upholstered furniture, stair runners, and smaller accessories. I am currently eyeing a red and white striped rug for my...
  • International Design: Amazing Amsterdam

    A weary greeting from your very jet-lagged design blogger. I am just back from a quick trip to Belgium and Amsterdam where I was amazed around every corner and canal. International Design can be a vast topic so I simply wanted to share some of my images and ideas that I have captured of my time in amazing...
  • Get The Look: Foyer Design

    I know you have been chomping at the bit to see some of my work. Today is your lucky day. While I pride myself on elegant interiors, beautiful foyer design can be achieved on your own if you follow some simple rules. First, make sure there is some form of a table for mail, keys, and lighting. Second...
  • Bedroom Decorating Idea: Hanging Pendant Lights for Bedside Lighting

    I first saw hanging pendant lights in a friend's loft bedroom (featured above) and was speechless. The oversized pendant lights hung directly over the bedside tables and made quite a statement in the bedroom. I had always generally considered pendant lights for over the kitchen island, but love the...
  • Dwell on Design 2012 Recap: Trends, News, and People Spotting

    Did you miss Dwell on Design this year? Good news, we have pictures and a full recap from the event! Like most years, the modern outdoor exhibits are very popular. The G-Pod drew quite a crowd. It is a rotating pod complete with a modern outdoor light that is made for relaxing in your backyard. The garden...
  • Kitchen Lighting Basics for a Home Decor Refresh

    The new year is all about back to basics: eating simple foods after a season of holiday indulgence, returning to a regular exercise routine, clearing out closets of everything but the essentials. Sometimes even though we think we know the ins and outs of a topic, it helps to re-investigate the foundational...
  • Inside the Homes of Design Bloggers

    I have a long list of design blogs that I read everyday that offer tips and inspiration for designing your home. I am always curious to get an inside look into the homes of design bloggers. Do they incorporate their own design advice, what is their style, and how do they live? Some bloggers use their...
  • Los Angeles Interior Designer Showhouse Preview

    Seven innovative Los Angeles interior designers collaborated on the first ever Small Space, Big Style showhouse sponsored by California Home + Design magazine , and we've got an exclusive showhouse preview for you! The stunning showhouse, located in downtown Hollywood, doesn't open to the public...
  • DIY: Designer Decoupage and Beyond

    Who says the best designs require an unlimited budget? Some of my favorite looks are actually DIY design ideas! It's all about rolling up your sleeves, getting creative, and finding the hidden potential in an old piece. Not sure where to begin? Try decoupage! I love decoupage because it allows...
  • 5 Boutique Designer Hotels that Inspire

    Palihouse When traveling, I prefer to stay in well-designed boutique hotels versus larger chains. The experience feels more like home. A few of my favorite designer hotels are the Palihouse in West Hollywood, Farmer's Daughter in Los Angeles, Ace Hotel (multiple locations), the Parker in Palm...
  • The Estate of Things with Betsy Moyer

    Betsy Moyer is one of the authors and design enthusiasts of the Home Decor Blog: The Estate of Things . She often refers to it as TEOT. This is mostly because she loves acronyms. Coincidentally, she mentioned that it is a Finnish word that represents the plural translation of the word achievement. ...
  • California Home+Design Magazine's 2012 Award Winners

    Jeff Andrews: Kitchen + Bath Design It's that time of year again when interior designers and product designers submit their best projects for California Home+Design's annual awards . The award categories include residential projects, commercial projects, kitchen + bath design, showhouse design...
  • The Unconventional Contemporary Cottage

    I’m all for a cozy cottage, but please don’t make me look at “distressed” furniture and tiny floral print bed skirts! There is a way to keep cottages quaint, but modern. The unconventional contemporary cottage is easy to achieve and I promise it will still retain a casual and...
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