1. Who is your biggest role model?Actor Steve McQueen, he was the quintessential "King of Cool." I remember he was quoted as saying, “When I believe in something, I fight like hell for it.” I think that mindset is what you need to succeed in business and in life.

The Sausalito-based retailer, Serena & Lily, has surprised us all by opening a design shop right in the heart of West Hollywood this week.

This piece originally appeared on Design Milk. By: Caroline WilliamsonIf you’re looking for a hotel that’s completely outside the box, Amsterdam’s Hotel Not Hotel is just that place.

The magic trio behind the Architectural firm, Ike Kligerman Barkley, over the course of 25 years and across the globe, have designed personalized homes with a distinct subdued elegance.

Fresh, clean design and great tenant amenities, plus a 4-story living wall, set Sway Santa Monica apart.

This piece originally appeared on Elle Decor.Halloween has a reputation for being an over-the-top holiday – kitsch and clichés dually noted. But your party doesn't have to follow suit.

ReceptionAIA San Diego Annual Design Awards Join the design elite on this special night when outstanding achievements will be recognized for everything from sustainability and urban design to interior architecture and young architect of the year.

California Home +Design had a sneak peek tour of the brand-new Traditional Home 2015 Napa Valley Showhouse, which opens to the public today in Napa in the heart of California Wine Country.

This sophisticated Russian Hill condo has a modern heart, great outdoor space, and stacked parking. Open on Sunday, October 25 from 2:00pm-4:00pm.

1. Who is your biggest role model?  Coco Chanel. She was a woman in her own business before women had businesses. 2. Which movie or play do you wish you could have designed the set for? Roman Holiday. 3. What is the best way to gauge a client’s personality before starting a project?


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