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Bathroom storage allows you to create a clean and organized bathroom especially if you custom design the bathroom storage. Also getting help from an interior designer to assist you with your bathroom storage. I recently renovated our hall bath in our home in Malibu as part of a larger project. One thing I love about the custom vanity I created is the organization of our toiletries efficiently. This is the bath used by my two daughters.

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Decorating a living room or a family room can be tricky. That’s why I always make sure to speak with my clients and get to know their lifestyle needs. From there, I’ll have an idea what living room design elements I can incorporate to make their home reflect their family’s culture and values. As a Malibu interior designer, I always make sure to apply the essential elements every living room should have. Here’s how I evaluate each piece of furniture, accessory, and how these will make a serviceable living room.

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Hancock Park Bedroom Custom Headboard

Since the bedroom is a place for rest and recuperation after a tiresome day, the bedroom interior should be conducive for optimal sleep and relaxation. Every piece of furniture should function at its best including the mattress, headboard, lights, carpets and even window treatments to get the best ambiance. When all these furnishings are balanced and reflect the purpose of the room, you will be sure to have a peaceful night and sweet dreams.

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Many homeowners in Los Angeles, Malibu, Santa Monica, and Pacific Palisades have swimming pools next to their houses. A pool house or a cabana room is a wonderful way to enjoy the pool in the comfort of climate control or out of the sun. If they have room to dedicate to spending time by the pool without actually being outside, this can be an excellent solution. A pool house or cabana can be either a detached pool house building or just a room off the pool. The one in this photo shows how, as an interior designer, I turned a family room space into an extension of the pool and brought the atmosphere of the outside into the room.

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What should you consider before hiring an interior designer?  We all want a beautiful home but to achieve a balance of family-friendly furnishing with the right blend of home glamour, your best bet is to hire an interior designer. However, hiring the right one can be a challenge.   But this shouldn’t be a demotivator. Hiring a designer to decorate your home requires some planning and reflection as well as resources. Before selecting an interior designer, make sure you have decided what you want for your home.

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As you browse through hundreds of pages of home design magazines and online photos of interior designs, you’re probably left wondering how decorators distinguish between modern and contemporary or traditional and transitional. The design industry is a complicated field that prides itself on constant change and uniqueness. As an ordinary homeowner seeking a design style that suits your taste, here’s how we classify and differentiate traditional design from transitional.

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White Kitchen Design in Malibu

The kitchen is always the heart of the house. We have heard that so many times. There are so many ways to design a kitchen, and there are also many places from which to start making choices. As an interior designer in Malibu, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, and Los Angeles, I get a sense of what’s most important to my clients, so we know where to start. When I designed my white kitchen, I decided that the most important element to me was to have a clean, streamlined look and functionality for the way my family lives. Like most people I have a great deal of things to store, so I needed the maximum amount of cabinet storage. I also wanted to keep as many things as possible off the counter tops.

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Many people these days chose to live in small houses, rooms or apartments. People want small area spaces to take advantage of the practicality,  the lower cost, and easy maintenance. But those small areas become very unpleasant interiors if you are not careful. Here are a few suggestions and small area space hacks that I can give as an interior designer to keep the home livable:

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