Thursday, September 30, 2010

boise bungalow

i recently discovered a new decorator and she has me jumping for joy. judith balis of nest interiors outfits idaho’s hottest interiors, including today’s boise bungalow. located in the north end of the city, balis recreated the bungalow’s living room for under $5,000. turquoise, black, white and hot pink work together to create the modern jazzy palette; while traditionally shaped furnishings harmonize with the home’s rich architectural details. it’s no wonder idaho is referred to as the gem state with nest interiors creating gems like this.

i would especially like to thank judith balis of nest interiors for granting me the permission to borrow photos from her facebook page.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

modern by design bedroom

today’s redesign is an oldie but a goody from michaela scherrer interior design. featured in metropolitan home’s 2007 la showhouse, modern by design, scherrer created the prominently white second bedroom. after designing a platform bed frame from salvaged poplar wood, scherrer dressed it with vintage and all natural linens, recycled textile fabrics, and laser cut leather pillows. the alison berger floor lamp and nuno sheer window panel perfectly contribute to the harmonious aesthetic of the sleeping quarters. i wish i could go back in time and visit this home in the hills above sunset boulevard.

i would especially like to thank andrea digiulioof of michaela scherrer architectural interior design, llc for submitting their melodious southern california renovations. the after photo was shot by the accomplished photographer, grey crawford.

Monday, September 27, 2010

sincerely, cecelia

guess what? the amazing cecelia of sincerely, cecelia (and designer of cellars of sonoma) is graciously hosting me as a guest blogger today! every monday cecelia features the nightstand of one of her most beloved bloggers. from darling dexter to destined to design she's featured some of the internet's finest bloggers, so i was beyond delighted to be featured. please head over to sincerely, cecelia and check out my nightstand and the rest of what cecelia's got going on!

Friday, September 24, 2010

ladera ranch makeover

stiles fischer interior design is on a raenovating roll this week! today’s transformed home is located in ladera ranch, california; a newer suburb in southern orange county. typical of many homes in southern california planned communities, the interior featured a precast fireplace, a built in media area, and heavy kitchen. brittany and nathan opted to customize it a bit. paying homage to the woman of the home’s montana roots, a cowhide ottoman and grasscloth wall treatment grace the family room. ann sacks iridescent glass mosaic tiles were also introduced in the kitchen and new custom built-in dining sideboard area. as the mamas and the papas said, i’d be safe and warm, if i was in ladera ranch, california dreamin’.

i would once again like to thank mr. nathan fischer of stiles fischer interior design for submitting their southern california makeovers.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

pacific palisades renovation

santa monica based interiors firm, velvet hammerschmidt design recently remodeled a grand daddy of a house. located in the pacific palisades, the 7,500 square foot whopper received a head to toe makeover for its energetic family of four. by tweaking the layout and opening up many of the rooms, hammerschmidt and her team introduced fluidity to the residence. textured fabrics, soft geometric patterns and contemporary art from the homeowner's private collection add interest and dimension to each room; while the new state of the art cookery featuring wood mode custom cabinetry as well as wolf and sub-zero appliances create the heart of the home.

i would especially like to thank aviva fersht of velvet hammerschmidt design for submitting their elaborate pacific palisades renovation.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

chelsea studio

when interior designer sarah roberts (of sarah whit interior design) moved to nyc as a broke, but burgeoning parsons student she brought with her a set of white porcelain lamps with black shoestring shades, a nautical print she picked up on a trip to corsica, and… that’s about it. her bland chelsea starter studio was aching for a spruce up so she let her beloved lamps and print inspire the space. the vibrant colors of the artwork instantly became alive in the studio, with turquoise walls and a cherry red sofa. new york suddenly became corsica. as for the lamps, they inspired the high-lacquered black and white stripes gracing the bar.

i would especially like to thank the lovely sarah roberts of sarah whit interior design for submitting her bold makeover.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

malibu master bath

pasadena based interior designer michaela scherrer has always been influenced by the convergence of fashion and design, clean japanese lines, the creation of harmonious spaces, and the relationships each detail brings forth. her recent eco-minimal malibu master bath renovation beautifully illustrates these influences. scherrer introduced plaster, teak, and concrete into the new bath, which harmoniously work together to be water resistant, naturally antibacterial and CO2 absorbent (traditionally lime is used as a sanitizer as it's known for its antibacterial properties). the simple updated master bath exudes tranquility and guarantees a peaceful bathing experience.

i would especially like to thank andrea digiulioof of michaela scherrer architectural interior design, llc for submitting their harmonious malibu renovation. the after photos were shot by the accomplished photographer, andy kitchen.

Monday, September 20, 2010

laguna niguel redesign

the style redefiners of orange county are back! brittany stiles and nathan fischer, the dynamic duo behind stiles fischer interior design recently updated a 1970s laguna niguel residence. home to a large busy family with children at home and at college, the entire downstairs received a facelift. fischer describes the redesign best saying, "we went for a dominantly classic feel, with a modern twist, by adding a few things like a pair of mid-century leather tufted cube chairs, a bold geometric pattern kravet linen, a vintage industrial coffee table, and a sleek cereused/espresso finish dining table. countertops were a grouted tile, and are now a caesarstone, with a concrete look and texture. removing the existing low ceiling in the kitchen, also gave us space to add paneled beams, and a v-groove beadboard."

i would once again like to thank mr. nathan fischer of stiles fischer interior design for submitting their southern california makeovers.