Archive for June, 2013

Here are a few more images from my trip to the Dwell Home Tour in L.A.
Home #3: The Tattuplex had 66 steps up to the front door!

Home #4: Notice the clever wallpaper in the powder bath!

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Dwell Home Tour 2013

June 25th, 2013

I spent the weekend in beautiful Los Angeles at the Dwell Home Tour. I visited the East Side & Downtown featured homes. Many of the homes this year were occupied with residents rather that newly built. Here are a few of my favorites!
The entry to this home was beautiful with its contrasting design features. I loved the use of glass in this house (note the glass barn doors on the bedroom closet below).

The Kim Residence had a nice harmony of materials used throughout. Even the bathroom had beautiful material selections with stone pebbles in the shower stall, walnut wood, and soap stone tiles. I also appreciated the many indoor outdoor spaces this home offered.

DuMc Place Demolition

June 20th, 2013

This morning demolition is underway to clear the lot for DuMc Place. It was fun to see neighbors walking by telling their memories of the old home, excited to see what will become of the lot next!

I salvaged a few more pieces to incorporate into the new structure including this old claw footed tub which I am excited to have restored!

Design in the Details

June 14th, 2013

You can see this charming remodel in the post below. One of the things I love about remodeling a home is the chance to re-imagine it. Here are a few of the details that people have mentioned they love about this home.
Instead of using a typical downspout for the rain gutter I choose to use a ‘rain chain’ to add character.

I wanted not only the shape of the porch roof to be charming but I wanted the soffit to be nicely finished as well.

For a bit of charm I added a transom window above the master bedroom as well as the laundry room.

And of course removing the drop ceilings and updating the lighting throughout the home made quite an impact!

If you are thinking about remodeling your home, I would love to help you re-imagine your space and create design in the details!

Charming Cottage Remodel

June 11th, 2013

I had the opportunity to work on this remodel a little over a year ago for a dear client. I wanted to keep the original cottage style from the 1940’s when it was built. The basic concept of architecture and design when it was originally built was a basic 4 square design with a kitchen, living room and 2 small bedrooms. Coming from a large home my client wanted to maintain the sense of a big house feel but keep the size more manageable as her children were growing up and moving out of the house.
The goal was to modernize the home and also have it feel more open. To do this I combined the kitchen, living and dining room to create a great room and removed the drop ceiling to add cathedral ceilings to the great room and master bedroom. For the exterior I added a front and back porch and change the siding to complement the cottage feel.

This home is currently for sale. If you are interested or have more questions please contact Kelly Blosch at the B & B Real Estate Group #801-560-5184.

A couple weeks ago I was in California for my annual visit to the Venice Home & Garden Tour as well as the Philharmonic House of Design. Although the pictures don’t do the house justice it is always fun for me to share a few of my favorite rooms from these incredible houses!

I was impressed with the detail of the stone and brick combination. Notice how the mortar detail is hand filled with no troweling. There are also small pieces of brick inserted as “filler”.
Numerous designers from LA and Orange County have designed different areas of this home. It is a unique chance to see many different styles in one house. Here you can see the style variations between the formal and informal dining rooms.

The beautiful ceiling detail on the left sits above the informal dining room. The fantastic architectural ceiling detail on the right is incredibly creative made from Grass Paper cut into a pattern and then wall papered to the ceiling! Also observe the way it was installed so that the sheen takes advantage of the design and orientation.

I loved this iron fire grate with beautiful inset agate.

The kitchen and great room also had beautiful ceiling detail. You can see more of this beautiful space in this video.

Even the laundry room was over the top!