Wednesday, April 29, 2009
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04.29.09ROOMS WITH A VIEW!
If you're anything like us, you're behind on remodeling. It's been awhile. Not so long ago that your appliances are avocado green, but you don't have recycled leather walls (so hot right now) and modern art glass fireplaces that can move from room to room. Now you can see the latest and best in interior design at the 2009 ASID/OCC Design Tour benefiting the Orange County Performing Arts Center. This is the first design tour of its kind, showcasing an urban contemporary setting in OC known as Astoria at Central Park West in Irvine. Thirty-seven of Orange County's hottest designers show off the latest trends, colors, styles, home technology, green living and more.The tour includes four penthouse lofts and two flats. The floor-to-ceiling windows and vast outdoor spaces provide the perfect backdrop for the designers to showcase their talents.On Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m. (through May 17), it's "Meet the Designers Night" where you can meet the designers. Friday night guests can sample wine and dessert at the café and later enjoy a discounted meal at participating restaurants at The District in Tustin, so save your ticket stubs! Tickets cost $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Available online (see above link), through the Orange County Performing Arts Center Box Office (714.556.2787) or at Whole Foods in The District at Tustin Legacy.If you can't make it on a Friday, the tour is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entry 4 p.m.). 405 Rockefeller Drive, at Central Park West in Irvine.www.asidocc.org
The One 2 BOND designers include: Jolene Ballard, Amanda Malson and David A. Romero. http://www.one2bond.com/
Everyone who tours their room is crazy about the wood carved doors, the custom side tables with nail heads and the orange accent wall that was carried up onto the ceiling. My other favorite idea from this room are the framed wall paper panels -- that is an easy way to try the wall paper trend without committing to it fully.
Here are their tips on easy ways to freshen up your home:
1) Reupholster a piece that already exists in your collection at home. Cost effective AND green.
3) Light, neutral flooring with a darker accent rug will keep the room from feeling too heavy.
4) Reframe your existing artwork. It's easy and inexpensive.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Here are some fun numbers from the ASID 2009 Design Tour at Astoria, which is sponsored by Orange Coast magazine and benefitting the Orange County Performing Arts Center.
2009 ASID/OCC DESIGN TOUR
BY THE NUMBERS
80 docents a day
4700 square feet of patio space
3 custom kitchens
38 floor material changes
467 gallons of Dunn Edwards paint
1 resin floor
9 wine chillers
3 Two-Way Mirror Flat Screens
16 pieces of found driftwood from local beaches
100’s of custom furniture pieces
2 crocodile embossed leather floor
1 $38,000 Lalique chandelier
Over $1 million of Lalique exclusive products
Dozens of faucets from Brizo and Fine Faucets
1 cutting-edge Green Energy electrical monitoring system from Pacific Digital Home
2 $10,000 chairs
$195,000 worth of audio from Audio Visions
15 Plasma TV’s
2 custom 8 foot mosaic murals
12 beds from Custom Comfort Mattress
2 pairs of designer shoes ruined
1 fabulous Super to get the job done!
The Design Tour is now open and runs through May 17th.
Monday, April 27, 2009
It does make me think that I need to upgrade my "watering the front lawn" outfit though. Great job Orange Coast!
Within the last couple of months, we have worked with the following media outlets about our clients. Some stories have already ran and some will be coming out shortly. Here are our recent successes:
People Magazine – Style Watch
Travel + Leisure
The Today Show
Better Homes & Gardens
Cooking with Paula Deen
Orange County Register
Interior Design Magazine
Friday, April 24, 2009
For those of you who want to get sneak peak at the ASID 2009 Design Tour - Urban Living at Astoria and learn about the events and all of the happens on the Tour, here is a video that we thought you might like.
The story will run in the paper tomorrow- April 25 - so be sure to get it.
Thanks Cindy McNatt, the fearless leader of the Home section at the Orange County Register!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Interior Design Tips from Rick Campos - A Designer Featured at The 2009 ASID Design Tour - Urban Living At Astoria
He is responsible for three spaces (the foyer, the staircase and the landing at the top) at the ASID 2009 Design Tour - Urban Living at Astoria, all of which welcome you into the home. I love his choice of art for each space. It is bold, colorful and really makes a statement.
After spending some time with Rick on the Tour he was kind enough to give us some design tips to freshen up our own homes.
Tips from RICK CAMPOS – Christopher Tracy Interiors www.christophertracyinteriors.com
1) Add reflective elements like a mirror or mercury glass
2) Art books, the bigger and chunkier the better, one or three, meticulously placed.
3) Rotate art to give new life to a space.
Our California surfer girls featured were Oleema Miller, Veronica Baker and Luann Petix, who were photographed in super cute bikinis with their surfboards (you've got to check out the amazing new surfboard by Halsea. It will be luanched to the public soon.)
Below are some shots (taken on my iphone so sorry about the quality and the lighting) of the crew in action. Thanks Lindsey Ellis and Kristen Shelton of Coastal Living and the photographer David Tsay. Look for the story in the July/August issue which will hit stands towards the end of June.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Queen Of Heart’s “Set A Course To Save A Life” gala will raise funds for ovarian cancer research at UC Irvine - Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The nautical-themed party will be held on Saturday, May 16 starting at 6:30pm at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club.
Sporting yachting attire, guests will enjoy dinner, a casino, dancing and a live auction. For more information or to purchase tickets, which are $125 per person, contact Sandi Hanscom at 949.929-5074.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Pattern Pulp is a web forum devoted to tracking ideas and emerging trends that connect pattern design across all creative platforms.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
To get more ideas, inspiration and expert advice visit the 2009 ASID Design Tour - April 21-May 17 at Astoria in Irvine, CA - www.asidocc.org/news_events/design_tour