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Current Obsessions: Statement Stone

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 Lane Crawford in Beijing

Lane Crawford in Beijing

Think fireplaces, built-in bathtub surrounds, and grand staircases. These are the places we are looking at to make some of the boldest statements in interior design right now. I think it’s time to rebel against safe design, but I’ve always said timeless design is pointless if it’s boring and unremarkable.

 Christian Louboutin’s apartment bathroom in Paris

Christian Louboutin’s apartment bathroom in Paris

 Book-matched stone shower  Source unknown

Book-matched stone shower

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We are really loving new designs in marble and especially quartzite in vivid colors and designs. Bold purple veined sinks, stairways that have book-matched stone, and showers designed with stone creating chevron designs. Remember just because a design decision is bold doesn’t mean it’s crazy. Design spaces that you love with carefully considered design never goes out of style.

Pictured above: Two bathrooms designed by Decus Interiors

 Marble shelving detail - Jenna Lyons bathroom featured on  Coco Kelley

Marble shelving detail - Jenna Lyons bathroom featured on Coco Kelley

Interior Design Products We Love - Krista Hoffman Cabinet Hardware

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I’m always happy to go anywhere solo if I can’t find anyone to come with, and I never miss the San Francisco Decorator showcase. When I got to the second floor of the showcase a couple of years ago, I saw this beautiful royal blue closet that just drew me in. The next thing I noticed was the designer, Krista Hoffman, had designed wooden shelving with glass panels so you could view all the features at the top of the small space, and the questions just started flowing. I could tell she was a little curious about me. During my first few years in interior design, vendors at the design center thought I was someone who just wandered into the showrooms out of curiosity. I guess I just don’t look or act the part of high-end designer. On this visit, I noticed the hardware and had to know where it came from.

 San Francisco Decorators Showcase 2017

San Francisco Decorators Showcase 2017

Apparently, Krista was struggling to find interesting knobs to place on her cabinets for her design at the Showcase. Regardless of price, she came across nothing unique or interesting. That’s when Krista found inspiration to create her own interesting hardware. The metal-geometric pieces she crafted took her design to the next level and were a major hit at the Decorator showcase. They were such a success that she started selling them on her website and began dedicating her Mondays to crafting new interesting hardware with different metals, colors, and shapes available for purchase.

Since then, Krista and I have become good friends. Because I usually post where I am headed on Instagram, we have been able to have drinks at Casa Madres in West Hollywood and walk the ICFF furniture show in New York completely spur of the moment. I had never heard of the luxury furniture show, but I’m always game to check out new products and get to know someone I believe in so much on a greater level. Krista has also taken to time to personally give me a tour of the factory that fabricates the cabinet hardware she designs.

Custom metal cabinet pulls available at Hoffman Hardware.

She is currently working on a new collection of hammered hardware to further her line of perforated hardware. I’ve enjoyed watching her journey from luxury interior designer to product designer.

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Online Interior Design - 10Hancock Project

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Turning a design dream into a reality doesn’t happen overnight, luckily at Forrest Glover Design we help our clients build luxurious spaces from the comfort of their homes in an organized and quick online design process.

One of our L.A clients turned to our online design process with goals of updating his outdated carpets, remove a wall of mirrors, add a fresh coat of paint to walls, update lighting fixtures and add new furniture to his living space. We had him fill out a questionnaire so we really got a sense of our client’s design style.

The next step for our client was to send us a quick sketch of his space with accurate measurements and photos so we could start the technical and creative process of updating his space.

We then took the ropes and drafted a floor plan as well as a 3D rendering with the wants and needs of the client in mind. After, we collaborated with the client on an inspiration board on Pinterest to ensure our client remains apart of the design process at every step.

Inspiration photos below are from various sources and designers including John K. Anderson and Jay Jeffers.

The final result was exactly what our client envisioned, a luxurious yet inviting space for guests to enjoy.





Work in Progress – Apothecarium Howard Street – Urban Chalet

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Urban Chalet is currently working on the design and installation of a new Apothecarium on Howard Street. Architectural Digest ranked their Apothecarium on Market Street in San Francisco as the best designed cannabis dispensary in the country. With the marijuana industry on the rise, especially in California, we break down why their design formula works so well.

Urban Chalet’s CEO, Angela Sarmiento, started her interior design business in mostly residential areas, but in recent years has made a huge impact in the boutique medical design. They have the experience, knowledge, and expertise to create unique medical experiences that are as beautiful as they are healing.

We are excited to see the finished interior design project for the Apothecarium – Howard Street, but let’s take a sneak peek at some of the design renderings and installation photos. This blog post will continue to be updated as the make progress on the project.