Posts by Michelle Konstantinovsky

1. You’ve been working in the industry for over 20 years — how did you get your start and what inspired you to get into design?I wasn’t formally trained, but I had a passion for beauty, symmetry and architectural detailing from a very young age.

1. What are the qualities that make up your ideal client? What are their values?  Our ideal client has the ability to trust and know we will take care of them to the best of our ability.

1. When did you first know you wanted to be a designer and how do you get your start in the industry? My interest in design started when I was a little girl.

Ready to make some memories this Memorial Day? Kick summer off with a bang by throwing an epic backyard barbecue with these must-have items. 1. Fuego Element Gas Grill, $299. Available at FuegoLiving.com.2. 23" Nuo Bamboo Lantern, $63.00.

1. How did your work with Orlando Diaz-Azcuy and Waldo’s Designs influence your current work?My 12 years with Orlando’s office really informed a huge part of my current design aesthetic. Orlando, David and Greg taught me restraint, pedigree, eclecticism and how to run a savvy design business.

Nothing ties a space together like a one-of-a-kind crafts, and these 10 California ceramicists create the kind of eye-catching statement pieces you'll want to take centerstage in your home.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 NKBA Northern California Design Competition! Visit nocankba.org/design-awards to learn about the 2017 competition and view previous contest winners.First Place: Small KitchenDesigner: Amanda VanNortwickAltera Design & Remodeling Inc., Walnut Creek, CA(9

1. When did you become interested in exterior design and what intrigued you about it versus other kinds of design?

1. How did you get your start in the business? I was at Stanford University working towards my PhD in History when a couple who worked at Google knocked on the door of my home I had decorated in Palo Alto.

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