Saturday, June 17, 2017

Upcoming Event: Dwell on Design #DODLA

Hey my lovely readers! I'm still here, although it's been a while since I last blogged! A lot has happened over the last year, including giving birth to our 3rd child, Hazel Grace, born September 2016. I have a lot more to share but will cover that in another post.

Today I want to touch on some exciting things happening at Dwell on Design, the largest modern design fair on the west coast! This event will be taking place in just one week, from June 23rd - June 25th. I'll be attending the show on behalf of Dwell as a blogger ambassador and couldn't be more thrilled!

There are so many exhibitors, products and speakers that I'm looking forward to seeing in person. I've fallen in love with Zimarty, which is a company that specializes in "wearable architecture," and their exhibit is on my list too see.
Image credit: Zimarty

Another vendor on my list to check out is Tesselle, a leading supplier of decorative, handmade cement tiles. Now that I'm starting my own design business again, I'm on the hunt for fresh new products to use for clients!

Another show feature I'm excited to see is Dwell Outdoor (see photo at top) - 17,000 sq. ft. showcase featuring contemporary outdoor furnishings and prefab buildings, designed to transport attendees to an innovative outdoor setting.

What I'm MOST excited about are the Home Tours. I registered for the tour taking place on Saturday, June 24th, where attendees have VIP access to see inside 5 incredible homes in Santa Monica, Venice and Culver City. Find out more info here!

Image credit: Dwell

Are you attending Dwell on Design #DODLA? If so, what are looking forward to the most? Get your tickets here and use the promo code BELLEMAISON for a special discount for Belle Maison readers!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, May 30, 2016

My Work: Eclectic Style Model Home, Southern California

Hello my lovely readers! I'm still here, working away and keeping busier than ever. I've missed you all so much and have had some life-changing events happen recently that have re-inspired me to get back into blogging and connect more with the design world. I've been a busy mom to two boys (4 and 22 months) and am pregnant with our third - a baby GIRL due in September!!!

 I'm still working full time as a designer for a firm specializing in designing and merchandising model homes - an industry that's booming and keeping us very busy with projects. It's a great job and I've had the privilege of designing, from top to bottom and everything in between, about 40+ homes in the last 3 years. Needless to say, I have a lot of projects to share with you and look forward to doing so over the next several months.

 Today I wanted to share some raw/unedited/non-Photoshopped snapshots of a job I designed about 18  months ago. What really made this otherwise ordinary tract home stand out were the 13ft ceilings in the open living and kitchen area. I won't go too much into detail on this house (for lack of time today), but you'll get a peek at the Great Room, Kitchen, Master Bedroom and Home Office. I hope you enjoy and find some inspiration here! 



Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Happy New Year! I CAN'T believe it has been almost ONE YEAR since I've written a blog post...I didn't write a single post in 2015! I'm still here, still designing and staying busy. I'm still working full time as a Project Manager for a design firm that specializes in designing and merchandising model homes for new-home builders. My boys are now 3 1/2 and 16 months. Needless to say, life is BUSY and I had to cut out certain things to make time for my family, one being Belle Maison :( But I'm still keeping my blog up in hopes that I'll be able to blog in 2016 every now and then. I'd love to share several of the projects I've worked on...I think I designed and installed 12 houses in 2015! I hope you are all well and wishing you a very Happy and Healthy year ahead!

A new beginning - quote C.S. Lewis & The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are "