Design

German Engineering & Universal Design Meet at BoschBLANCO

German Engineering & Universal Design Meet at BoschBLANCO

Universal design is changing our world for the better and Bosch is leading the way

Upgrade Your Home with Hardwood Flooring

Upgrade Your Home with Hardwood Flooring

The many benefits of hardwood flooring are tough to ignore and include beauty, maintenance and allergy free

Tackle Small Jobs with Single Use Gorilla Glue

Tackle Small Jobs with Single Use Gorilla Glue

Gorilla Glue does small tubes for small jobs

In Concert with the Moxie Showerhead & Speaker

In Concert with the Moxie Showerhead & Speaker

Singing in the shower just got a whole lot more fun

Get the Mad Men Look with Mid-Century Furniture from Thrive

Get the Mad Men Look with Mid-Century Furniture from Thrive

Thrive Home Furnishings has helped us navigate the tricky world of buying furniture online and they have also shared some great insight in how you can make mid-century modern furniture work in your home so you can achieve that “Mad Men” look. We wanted to share some gorgeous photos of […]

Mid-Century Modern Furniture Can Work in Any Home

Mid-Century Modern Furniture Can Work in Any Home

Last week we shared some tips for buying furniture online and our focus was on mid-century modern which has become the darling style of designers everywhere. And for good reason, the clean lines and solid colors work well with a variety of house styles and design tastes. Mixing Furniture Styles […]

Restoring a Fabulous Mid-Century Ranch House in Las Vegas

Restoring a Fabulous Mid-Century Ranch House in Las Vegas

Everyone knows that the housing industry in Las Vegas was one of the most overinflated and hardest hit in the country. A result of this has been a massive stock of foreclosed and empty homes which have been ripe for opportunistic renters as well as squatters. Our friends recently took […]

designjunction in London goes Industrial

designjunction in London goes Industrial

Next week designjunction in London opens. This show has become one of the finest showcases of international design brands in the world and this year they are featuring Tramshed which will have a huge impact on the show which will be held at the Sorting House which is a 1960s […]

Kwikset Double Locked Handleset

Kwikset Double Locked Handleset

We are already fans of the Kwikset SMARTKEY re-keying system which allows you to re-key locks in seconds and saves you the time and expense of replacing locks or calling a locksmith. Kwikset has recently introduced a new entry door locking system that includes a deadbolt but also locking door […]

Outdoor Living Made Easy with a Lowe’s Backyard Makeover

Outdoor Living Made Easy with a Lowe’s Backyard Makeover

This summer we traveled to New York to check out the Lowe’s Designer Charity Challenge. We were inspired by what all three designers were able to accomplish using Lowe’s 2012 outdoor collection as well as other items from the Lowe’s home store. Our home is small so we take advantage […]

Before and Afters: Color Makes a World of Difference

Before and Afters: Color Makes a World of Difference

This month we’ve had the pleasure of sharing a ton of painting tips from YOLO Colorhouse which produces a premium zero VOC paint. We know the advantages to using zero VOC paint, how to choose a color palette and how to prep and paint a room. Now comes the fun […]

Lennox iComfort Brings WiFi to Your Thermostat

Lennox iComfort Brings WiFi to Your Thermostat

The smart home revolution is taking hold and one area of constant innovation is the thermostat. Having complete control over the heating and cooling is vital to saving energy and money and a new breed of thermostats does more than just maintain a constant temperature. The iComfort from Lennox is […]

How To Choose a Color Palette For Your Room

How To Choose a Color Palette For Your Room

Deciding to paint a room is the easy part, but actually choosing a color can be very difficult. In part II of our summer paint series sponsored by YOLO Colorhouse, we look at what color means and tips for choosing the right color for your room. Architectural color is the […]

Mohawk Flooring That’s Good for the Earth and Your Pets

Mohawk Flooring That’s Good for the Earth and Your Pets

Save your floors from your pets

Why You Should White Out Your Room

Why You Should White Out Your Room

One of our most popular articles this year was our laundry room makeover. We are fortunate enough to have a separate laundry room area but it was in bad shape and we needed to give it a fresh look and bring the appliances and furniture up to date. Many people […]

Coverings 2012: The Ultimate Tile Experience

Coverings 2012: The Ultimate Tile Experience

In April I had the overwhelming pleasure of being included on the VIP Press Tour of the Coverings Tile show, an international trade show for all facets of the tile and stone industry, held in Orlando, Florida. For three days I was immersed in the world of tile, and I […]

Lumeria Maui – You’ll Never Want to Leave

Lumeria Maui – You’ll Never Want to Leave

Up from the hippy surf town of Paia on the North Shore of Maui sits the tranquil boutique resort called Lumeria Maui. We’ve had the pleasure of visiting the last two years as the founder, Xorin Balbes, has made the transition from Los Angeles based interior design star to Maui […]

Are Media Rooms Really Necessary?

Are Media Rooms Really Necessary?

We just read a study that said basement media rooms are on the decline. It seems that just a few years ago the media room was all the rage and every new home had to have a “man cave” or at least a room that was dedicated to gaming and/or […]

Lowe’s Designer Challenge for Charity

Lowe’s Designer Challenge for Charity

Last week we were invited back to New York to attend a sneak preview of Lowe’s Designer Challenge. Last year’s Lowe’s event with Nate Berkus was such a huge hit we knew they would hit the mark again and they did. We arrived at the Chelsea Arts Tower on the […]

Our Favorite Finds from ICFF

Our Favorite Finds from ICFF

This was the first time we’ve attended the International Contemporary Furniture Fair and we found it fascinating. It’s held at the Jacob Javits center in New York which is a huge tradeshow complex on the Westside. The beautiful furniture and products on display made walking the aisle a joy and […]

The CSYS LED Desklamp from Jake Dyson

The CSYS LED Desklamp from Jake Dyson

I’m back in New York this week and have had the pleasure to attend a couple of events and visit with some old friends and colleagues. It’s also the first time we’ve traveled with our 8-month old son and he’s been awesome. We have kept him on West coast time […]