The Great TV Debate: Show or Stow?

The Great TV Debate: Show or Stow?

In the not-so-distant-past, most designers would have considered it de rigeur to hide the television. With the advent of flat panel screens and sleeker designs, however, the TV has come out of the closet and is celebrating its pride. While there are still stalwarts who would never put the pesky screen on prominent display, we’re of the mind that it’s largely a function of room use and personal...
Shhh! Secret Storage

Shhh! Secret Storage

A design directive for the Studio 54 Patron’s Lounge was that it work well for multiple purposes – from cocktails during intermission to lectures, lunches and meetings. We not only created the furniture plan to accommodate these events, but also designed a clandestine closet where folding chairs and tables would easily be accessed and hidden from...
Organized Living: What’s in Your Drawers?

Organized Living: What’s in Your Drawers?

Organized living isn’t easy; it takes, well, organization! That said, there are tricks to making things easier to put away. Whenever possible, we like to line drawers or better yet, customize them for specific purposes. In a dressing room, a drawer with little partitions makes putting away jewelry and keys (and finding them again) an easy...
Creative Closets

Creative Closets

When a home is short on storage it pays to think outside the box. Such was the case in my former loft in Old Town, Pasadena. This spectacular space, a former conservatory on top of a land-marked 19th century hotel, was long on style potential but short on convenient living ~ there wasn’t a closet in...