Our faves from BD West 2017

Our faves from BD West 2017

We recently attended the Boutique Design Show, BDWest 2017. We enjoyed informative lectures; learning about and seeing new products; talking to the vendors representatives, designers, and consumers; and Interacting with the people involved…
Biophilic and Biomorphic Design

Biophilic and Biomorphic Design

What are biophilic and biomorphic design? Biophilia is a term popularized by Harvard University myrmecologist and conservationist E.O. Wilson to describe the extent to which humans are hard-wired to need connection with nature and other forms…
Tips For A Toxin Free Home

Tips For A Toxin Free Home

Cost, performance and aesthetics are important in home design.  Most people don't consider that their spaces can become toxic from the materials used, from construction glues to carpeting, and these toxins or VOCs (volatile organic compounds)…

La Costa Film Festival – VIP, Filmmakers & Media Lounge Design

For the fourth year, the La Costa Film Festival brought Hollywood back to North San Diego at the beautiful Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. Kim Nadel had the luxurious job of designing the VIP Filmmaker and Media Lounge at the Festival. She transformed…
To Dine For with Rancho Valencia

To Dine For with Rancho Valencia

We were so happy to be a part of the 2016 Modern Luxury Magazine's To Dine For Event, which took place late September at The Alexandria at Torrey Pines's The Farmer and the Seahorse by well-known local chef, Brian Malarkey. For this event, top…
Man Glam

Man Glam

On June 19th, we will all be celebrating the special men in our lives - our dads! Although Anthropology dinnerware sets and velvet curtain fabric swatches might not always keep their attention the way it does ours, we know of a few things that…
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119 Living Studio - a Model

119 living studio is so much more than a home (and now a beautiful backdrop for Modern Luxury's 2016 Women to Watch shout-out!) for Kim and her two fur babies, Summer and Taj. It's also the fully integrated work space for kim nadel interiors…
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Earth Day Picks: Eco-Luxurious Living

Representatives of over 150 countries, including the United States and China, gathered at U.N. headquarters in New York on Friday, April 22, 2016 - Earth Day - to sign the Paris Agreement, which contains pledges to reduce environment-damaging…
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Inspirations From Europe with Love

I just returned from travels to Europe which included hotspots like Barcelona and Venice. This designer experience will always be cherished! It all started with an invited tour from the Cosentino Group (the Silestone company) to visit their…
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Design and The Number 8

Everyone has a story, a favorite number, an amulet of power, hope or luck. A sign, something that gives one a positive emotional connection to something. Often, it's something that shows up repetitively in our daily lives. For me, it's numbers…