Designer Tips

Video & Photos: Wall Tattoos – Decor for homeowners & apartment dwellers who don’t want to paint

Video & Photos: Wall Tattoos – Decor for homeowners & apartment dwellers who don’t want to paint

For apartment dwellers and home owners who want to temporarily decorate their home but not invest a lot of time wall tattoos are the solution. This wall tattoos/decals are cost efficient, only $50-200 depending on size and manufacturer. Personally I prefer to use Surface Collective , their products are removable, great for those whom don’t want to damage their walls and paint. Read more…

Ethno-clectic – Best import shops in LA

Ethno-clectic – Best import shops in LA

Ethno-clectic – my client for interior design calls her style “ethno-clectic” loves the designs of Morocco, India, Tibet, Vietnam, China, Indonesia, etc. In shopping for this project, I ran around Los Angeles, trying to find a eclectic mix of international imports and great antiques from all over the world. With the increased communications and international trade, buying something beautiful and unique has never been easier. Read more…

Moving Tips – Save Time, Money & the planet all at the same time

Moving Tips – Save Time, Money & the planet all at the same time

Here are some tips for saving money and time while moving:

Get free boxes from www.craigslist.org, search for boxes. There’s always posting for “pay it forward” types of environmentally concious people who want to continue the life and usage of these boxes. Save some trees, save your money, get used boxes. Read more…

Historic Building goes through a remodel – Designer’s Perspective

Historic Building goes through a remodel – Designer’s Perspective

Christine and I met through my friend sometime in late 2008, found out we both have a passion for Interior Design, she asked me if I’d like to help out with her new project.  Having just graduated and with no professional experience, naturally, I said YES! and jumped right into the project.

I have always loved South Park in the South Beach area of San Francisco, but to actually work in one of the ultra modern condos in there was a dream come true! It’s a historic building which was recently renovated from a tobacco import/export factory from before the 1906 earthquake.  An added bonus was that the client was starting with a blank canvas and wanted to start anew with all new furniture and knew what he wanted.  At the point where I joined the creative process, the themes/look/feel had already been decided on, so it was just about finding key pieces, ordering, monitoring the furniture deliver, getting electric work done, and getting the walls painted…easier said then done. Read more…

Nature’s Window – Art Display

Nature’s Window – Art Display

How many people does it take to build this beautiful art window? 4 (I guess it could be done with fewer, but for us it was fun to work as a team.) Read more…