Green Design - Toto's Treat

The newest trend in the design world is allowing certain aspects of the home which were previously overlooked to become stand-out show stoppers. For example, bulky, wall mounted metal range hoods now come in innovative models that resemble…

Trip to Bali: Sustainable Luxury

  As many of you may know, I had the immense pleasure of traveling to Indonesia last month, accompanied by my mother. The scenery was of course breathtaking. Traveling to different islands and being immersed in the remarkably friendly,…

Industrial Urban Eco Chic

Gone are the days of simply relying on just one style to describe a space - design is much more complex now. When we begin to develop a project, we create a complex style that becomes unique for each of our clients. There's Coastal Contemporary,…

The Cardiff Canyon House

As some of you may know, we've been working on a huge project, which we now refer to as Cardiff by the Sea Estate - nestled on top of a gorgeous canyon, overlooking the ocean.  The house had been sitting for quite a while when we were called…

Tree Nesting

Some of the best moments spent as a designer are in the traveling we do. Whether for a family affair or a mini vacation, it is so refreshing to get out of our own work bubble to enjoy the spaces that inspire others. Last week, Kim traveled to…

Head over Heels for Chaises

When ONE KINGS LANE asked me to write a blog post in honor of Fashion Week, I jumped at the chance to discuss the link between fashion and décor. I was asked to pair “to-die-for” designer shoes with a covetable chaise longue and of course,…

Solar Energy

Solar Panels Installed at 119! We have been waiting for the moment to see the meter running in reverse….another sunny day in California! We passed inspection and are ready to go. New and improved panels from Solar World have individual inverters…

Gorgeous Tiles Part 2

It’s true that a space “speaks” to me and I get a feeling and a vision about the best solution for each room. For the main bathroom, a large format tile was the answer. I love glass! Although I love glass mosaic tile, i was looking for…

Gorgeous Tiles Part 1

How to choose tiles for myself? As an interior designer, I can make wonderful suggestions for my clients, but for myself? It’s not a question of finding beautiful tile choices – they are abundant – but how to narrow it down to 4 choices…

The Avocado Tree

119 came with a tree – that is, the land came with a beautiful plentiful ancient avocado tree.The dilemma-the backyard was so small already , so do we keep this tree and work around it, move it, or remove it? The tree was in bad need of pruning,…