Design Tips

Edit and Organize

Some call it OCD I call it organized and nothing feels better than everything having a place to live. For years my stand mixer only fit on the top shelf of my pantry. Appropriately named “The Big Heavy” it was just a matter of time before someone was injured bringing it down. I love to… Read more »

Custom Cabinetry

In design there are times when the best option is custom cabinetry. Sometimes it is the only way to properly fill a space. Other times we choose to use custom designs to achieve specialty features.   We love to plan and draw out ideas for clients as we can call out every detail right down… Read more »

Las Vegas Market

Market is always one of my favorite times of the year. This bi-annual event showcases the latest in Home Furnishings from some of the top manufacturers in the world. My team and I just returned from Las Vegas Market yesterday. I am anxious to share photos and thoughts of what we saw and loved. Color… Read more »

Keeping to a Budget

  In December we put the finishing touches on a second home for our new clients. From concept we were given a budget, wish list and date they needed our work to be complete. Then these clients let us work our magic. Everything was approved long distance. We used color boards, samples, FedEx and phone… Read more »

3 Things I Think Every Home Should Have

While viewing potential homes with a client and their realtor I started jotting notes. We saw many beautiful homes and a couple really awful ones. I circled words that kept coming up. Comfort, Flow, and Wow.

Whats Hot Right Now

Besides the weather in Las Vegas we found some hot new trends in design that have our attention.   Mixed Metals We have been mixing metals for awhile now but with more and more vendors offering gold faucets and hardware we hope this trend sticks around. Cooper is in the mix too and as an… Read more »

Bar Cart Obsession

The bar cart is our current obsession. Not just for liquor service. A bar cart can serve anything from appetizers to desserts. Available in many sizes, styles, and price ranges. A bar cart can be a perfect choice blending something that is both stylish and versatile. In my home, I have a larger bar cart floating… Read more »

My Mom Was Right

My mom was right when she told me years ago that I would never regret owning a formal set of China. I had a hard time choosing my pattern. While a simple plain pattern would have been the safe choice providing years of longevity and enjoyment, I went with a late 80’s Monet inspired pattern… Read more »

Custom Light Fixtures

Our obsession with lighting continues. While we can usually fill lighting needs with beautiful fixtures from our vast assortment of lighting vendors, some homes just scream for something custom. Our Altura Project  was just that type of home. By choosing custom lighting we were able to give our clients the perfect scale of chandelier for… Read more »

Three New Ideas on Lighting

Lighting is a very important consideration in design. A well lit room can create a mood all its own. While we are often conscious of the standard choices of can lights wall sconces or chandeliers I think there are a few ideas that make a big impact that are often overlooked.   The Portrait Light… Read more »