How We Did it: Powder Bath Pop with Wild Wallpaper

How We Did it: Powder Bath Pop with Wild Wallpaper

Your powder room is an essential part of your home. It’s a room that both you and your guests will definitely use, so it’s important that it looks exactly how you want. If your powder room is outdated, then it’s time to freshen up where you freshen up! Here are our hacks for making the most of your powder room.

What you didn't know about “Green Washing”

What you didn't know about “Green Washing”

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.

Creating a High Contrast Kitchen Remodel

Creating a High Contrast Kitchen Remodel

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!

Kitchen Island Lighting: 3, 2 , 1!

Kitchen Island Lighting: 3, 2 , 1!

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.

Everything Designers want you to know about COREtec

Everything Designers want you to know about COREtec

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 Resort Style Master Bath Remodel

Spanish Resort Style Master Bath Remodel

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!

Trend Forecast for 2018: Back to Black

Trend Forecast for 2018: Back to Black

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.

Why Hire a Savvy Team: 6 Reasons to Consider

Why Hire a Savvy Team: 6 Reasons to Consider

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! 

Modern Spanish Glam: Using Graphic Tile Tastefully

Modern Spanish Glam: Using Graphic Tile Tastefully

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!

Staycation at Home: Classy Coastal Dining Room

Staycation at Home: Classy Coastal Dining Room

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!

2018 Color of the Year: Office Remodel for the Whole Family

2018 Color of the Year: Office Remodel for the Whole Family

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.

What is Spanish Modern?

What is Spanish Modern?

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.

Kid-Proof your White Kitchen

Kid-Proof your White Kitchen

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."

Coastal Master Bedroom: When to 'Splurge' vs. 'Save'

Coastal Master Bedroom: When to 'Splurge' vs. 'Save'

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.

How we did it: Shiplap Shower

How we did it: Shiplap Shower

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.