It takes more than an eye for aesthetics to be a great designer. And as the owner and head of her namesake firm, Erica Bryen Design, Southern California native Erica Bryen has the skills and experience clients clamor for, plus a warm approachability that immediately puts them at ease. Bryen is an expert at mixing up materials, techniques, and elements from different eras while drawing creative inspiration from her extensive travels, historical influences, and a love of fashion. Her unique blend of technical prowess and personable style embolden clients to dream big and see their fantasy design concepts transform into tangible results. Learn more about the designer in our Q&A below.
1) Who is your biggest role model?
My dad, Marc Gerber, for many reasons.
2) Which movie or play do you wish you could have designed the set for?
Definitely Casino. I love the style during that era and think it would have been so fun to take part in that set design.
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Classics are classic for a reason. And nothing screams "classic" like white subway tile in the kitchen. It looks crisp, pristine, and clean (well, theoretically), and it works in just about any backsplash scenario. It can also be insanely boring.
What began as a childhood hobby, creating custom-made ballrooms for her dolls, evolved into a lifelong passion for Kari McIntosh. The Bay Area-based designer graduated from dollhouse creations to pursue a higher education in architecture and interior design before beginning a decade-long career in the hospitality industry. Eager to return to her roots, McIntosh then launched her own firm with the intention of channeling each client's unique personality into a customized space they're proud to call home. Learn more about the designer in our Q&A below.
1. Who is your biggest role model?
Without a doubt, my parents. As entrepreneurs they have always instilled a great work ethic and encouraged me to follow my dreams. My father is a civil engineer and my mother is creative (she ran an antiques and retail store for years) so my pursuit of interior design has been a true amalgamation of the two influences.
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The Luxury Living Group opened the doors to their Miami Design District showroom, to celebrate Art Basel with a dazzling cocktail party featuring emerging artists, Burning Man Superstar Laura Kimpton, pop art legend James Rosenquist, and the new Luxury Living brand collections. Guests enjoyed cockt
JUST IN! We have extended the submissions for the 2017 California Home+Design Wine Country Design Awards, hosted in partnership with Sub-Zero and Wolf by Riggs Distributing Inc. and the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco.
A decade ago, Howard Hawkes and his partner Kevin Kemper combined their diverse backgrounds, expertise, and talents to launch H3K Design, a Palm Springs-based design consultation and project management firm. Ten years later, the duo are at the top of their game, offering everything from large-scale renovations to whole-house remodels to upscale residential and commercial clients. By offering high-caliber designs and prioritizing form, function, and style, Hawkes and Kemper deliver every time. Learn more about the designers in our Q&A below.
HH: John Elgin Wolf/Robert Koch. They were the forerunners of transforming pure utilitarian items to something more glamorous and architectural. They were multitalented, made a fantastic team and introduced Hollywood and the world to new styles and designs.