It’s not easy being GREEN! When it comes to the furnishings, materials, and surfaces we have in our homes, many corporations are guilty of using chemicals and compounds that can be HARMFUL to us, our kids and our pets. Here’s what you need to know about green washing thanks to green designer Lenora DeMars of 9Ten Design.
Move aside, tone-on-tone…it’s all about high contrast in this Santa Luz kitchen remodel. See how we used CoreTec, Cleaf and Quartz contertops to create a piano-inspired space for our music teacher clients!
Lights, camera, action! Lighting can make a huge difference in how a space looks and functions. Long gone are the days of teeny tiny island pendants and make way for the big, the bold and the bright! Here are our tips for selecting over the counter light fixtures.
COREtec is the new kid on the block in the flooring industry and it has come to be one of our favorites thanks to its kid-proof, pet-proof, water-proof properties, easy installation and beautiful look and feel at a fraction of the cost! Here's everything designers want you to know about COREtec... with a Bravo TV reference for good measure.
Spanish-inspired graphic tile makes its way to this Resort Style Master bathroom remodel complete with soaking tub, oversized countertops and some creative and unconventional design materials. See how it all came together here!
So long white on white kitchens, and welcome to the dark side. After a few years of bright whites, we predict that 2018 will bring THIS color trend to walls, cabinetry, wallpaper and more! Giving designer tips and project inspo for incorporating deeper shades.
Savvy Interiors Owner and Designer Susan Wintersteen is shedding light on the 6 reasons why you'd want to hire a Savvy Team of Contractors for your design or remodel project. Believe us when we say it will save you time, money and headaches!
Graphic tile is all the rage these days. Make sure you're getting maximum impact by using it selectively. We created this Spanish-inspired Glam Bathroom Remodel for a young teen. Breaking down our design approach, all the materials we used, AND a small bathroom vanity design hack!
We could all use a little getaway every now and then, so why not transform one of the underutilized rooms in your home to create a mini-escape? Pour yourself that glass of Rosé, grab a good read, bask in the natural light and temporarily ignore kids, dogs, husbands, and responsibilities. We took this dining room to new heights with a Hamptons meets SoCal inspired classy coastal aesthetic. Read on!
Reclaim the unused formal sitting area in your home and create a space that the whole family can utilize. In a recent Del Sur remodel, we introduced Sherwin Williams 2018 Color of the Year: Oceanside, to bring a bright and modern punch to an otherwise dreary space.
One of the most important furniture purchases for your home is your living room sofa. Whether you're a family of young kids, preteens, or have grown children, there are several factors to consider to make sure your sofa will be built to last.
Every late 90s early 2000's builder seemed to love the California Tuscan aesthetic, expecially in Southern California. Those homes are now approaching 20 years old. Here's how we tackled those architectural nuances with what we've dubbed as 'Spanish Modern' style. Patterned graphic tiles, earthy textures and reclaimed wood pull this space from dated to dreamy.
Although beautiful to look at, we know more than anyone that bright, white kitchens aren't the most kid-friendly. Dirt, grime and grubby fingerprints are enough to make any clean freak shake in their boots...but fear no more! We've made some smart design swaps in this kitchen remodel to cut down on child-sized damage and keep the family unit around for many more "pizza nights."
You don't need to spend a fortune to create a beautiful master bedroom. Instead, find out which pieces to splurge and which to save. Operating under the timeless question, "What are you going to give up to get?" we're outlining which design elements to invest in and which to bargain shop.
Thinking outside the box never looked so good! We used THIS unconventional outdoor material to make a waterproof, bathroom-ready SHIPLAP shower! Accented with gold fixtures, graphic pattern floor tile and our favorite warm grey colored vanity, this space comes together with clean, classic charm and really opens up a previously dark and cramped space.