Happiness is Blooming

A couple years ago I took the Fundamentals of Interior Design class in my program. I remember that my instructor had a list of five basic elements that every room should have, and that one of the elements was "something alive" - flowers! I believe that this is true. Flowers are inviting and can bring so much life and cheer to a room.

There are so many wonderful varieties of flowers that you're sure to find something suitable for your room, whatever style it may be. Take a look at the chart below for some tips (originally this was a chart meant to help with floral arrangements in wedding planning, but I think it's pretty informative in general!):

My favorites are peonies and hydrangeas. What are yours?



Calla Lilies:

Gerbera Daisies:






GEORGE Projects: HDC Stadium Club

Hello and happy summer! Judging by the weather, beach season has officially arrived! We imagine that along with hitting the beach some of you soccer fans might also be watching the Euro Cup, which brings us to our next project--the Home Depot Center Stadium Club. The Stadium Club restaurant overlooks the 27,000 seat soccer stadium, which is the proud home of MLS teams Chivas USA and Los Angeles Galaxy. The Stadium Club is also often utilized for concert events that take place at the HDC. 

The space needs an updated design, and we've been hard at work brainstorming and planning one for it. Take a look at what it currently looks like:

And a few sneak peaks at ideas we have for the new space...

Stay tuned for updates on this exciting project!

Bathrooms, Creating Warm & Cozy - Part II

A few posts ago we showed you this bathroom in its original state and then under construction. Everything is all patched up and polished now, and what a difference it is! Check it out: 

Custom Cabinetry built by Bob the cabinet maker.  This cabinet maker has been working with the clients for many years and they have a wonderful relationship with many successful projects together.

A close up of the beautiful glass tile detail around the solid surface vanity: 

The shower tile combination turned out stunning.  Bold, sleek and sexy:

And it's moments like this that make us so happy that we do what we do...Just look at this beautiful happy homeowner in her now perfect-fitting tub!!

See you next time!   

Zig Or Zag?

Lately it seems like I've been spotting chevron patterns everywhere I turn - on floors, on walls, on furniture - EVERYWHERE! I see it in my dreams. However, it was when I stumbled upon these lovely detail images on the Taj Mahal that I think I officially fell in love:

Aren’t those details gorgeous? From fun and bold to elegant and understated, the chevron pattern is a nice  decorative element that can add movement and depth to an interior. Its cousin, the herringbone pattern, can also achieve similar effects. The only difference between the two is that chevron consists of planks or tiles with edges that are cut at an angle while herringbone consists of rectangular planks or tiles. Thus, the chevron pattern has a distinct line (or illusion of one) running down the middle while herringbone is pieced together more like a zigzag jigsaw puzzle. A minor detail, but when you’re a design junkie it’s all about the details!

So which do you prefer? Are you Team Chevron or are you Team Herringbone? 



A Bath By the Sea, Part III

And voila! We are so excited to take you on a photographic tour of this finished beauty. Take a look:

We are loving the way the light shimmers down the Vihari glass tiles!

The darker wood on the vanity and cabinet adds a touch of warmth:

We hope you enjoyed viewing our bath-by-the-sea as much as we enjoyed designing it!

A Bath By the Sea, Part II

After a little framing/plumbing/electrical magic....

It was time to install the main event... the floor to ceiling tile.  The white subways are a hand glazed ceramic capped off with a matching chair rail and then above that, there are shimmering Vihari iridescent glass tiles in color Wabi. The iridescence truly creates a dazzling effect that reminds us of calm waters out at sea.



We are loving porcelain wood floors for bathrooms these days:

Stay tuned for the final touches on this wonderful little bathroom!  Find more posts about this bathroom here:  http://georgeinteriordesign.blogspot.com/

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