11 Mar 2017

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Our contractor is AMAZING! He found a way to float this heavy stone hearth off the floor. Love our team!!
23 Feb 2017

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Enjoying Modernist Week in Palm Springs with a tour by the oh-so-talented Christopher Kennedy. More pics of this incredible showcase home in the hopper

16 Feb 2017

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Aw, thanks for the warm welcome Austin! We are excited to be designing in Texas

14 Feb 2017

happy valentine’s day

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We’ll take any reason to have champagne and chocolates


28 Dec 2016


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18 Dec 2016

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Looking for design inspiration at the Melrose Trading Post in Los Angeles. We need to find a reason to wear those aviator goggles.

12 Nov 2016

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We’ve done projects through the USA, but this is why San Diego is our home base

22 Oct 2016

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Having fun at the ASID home tour!

20 Oct 2016

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New project on the corner of the 26th floor of the building on the left. What amazing views!

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18 Oct 2016

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We love circles! Our new client lives in the Electra building and we are gaga over their entrance doors

14 Oct 2016

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We are incredibly excited to be part of the ASID Design Excursion Tour taking place next Saturday! Our Modern Glam Downtown Condo will be featured. Come join us on the 18th floor of the Treo building to tour the home and check out their spectacular views Here’s a link to purchase tickets:


01 Oct 2016

modern glam downtown condo

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29 Sep 2016

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Remember to take care of your beautiful new tile with a deep clean and maintenance every two years. We love working with Koszo Tile and Stone Restoration. Here are before and afters of a shower they just completed. Beautiful work!


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06 Sep 2016

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Why can’t your kittens’ sleeping abode be a grand maison? Though they are made of cardboard – a cat’s favorite chew/scratch toy…



30 Aug 2016

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Sherwin Williams has just released their 2017 Color of the Year and we are diggin’ it! It’s a great backdrop for stunning accent colors like orange, raspberry, or bright blue. Let us know if you are ready for a color update.

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09 Aug 2016

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Getting ready for another photo shoot tomorrow! We completed the last room in a full condo remodel and can’t wait to show you how it turned out. Wait until you see the before-and-after pics!


02 Aug 2016

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Photo shoot for an entry-turned-library and a loft -turned-office happening today! Professional pics to follow soon

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15 Jul 2016

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Our Park City, UT bathrooms are being installed! Here’s the new steam shower from concept to work-in-progress:

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23 Jun 2016

It’s summertime!

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Couch potatoes – don’t miss these beautiful days – take your binge TV watching outside with these cool TV cabinets from American TV Lift. Why can’t we have it all?

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14 Jun 2016

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We have the best clients-cutest thank you card EVER! They fostered this pup for Canine Companion training. We love her and their thank you card.

02 Jun 2016

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Thank you, San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles magazine, for showcasing our Brew Room in your June issue!

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29 May 2016

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Working on a lake cabin remodel to capture this gorgeous view

25 May 2016

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We have the best clients! This dog-loving couple wanted to include a space for doggie water bowls and treats, and a mural to bring their winery travels to their home. We had so much fun getting to know this family and designing a functional and pretty kitchen for them.


After:  Dog bowls in island, additional storage on back of peninsula for lots of treats, custom vineyard mural at range

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25 May 2016

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Accent tile in this bathroom shower is installed. Making progress…

11 May 2016

glass counters and showers

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People often ask us what’s an alternative to granite countertops? We love glass! It can also be be used on shower walls and kitchen back splashes. It comes in so many colors and designs that it makes us giddy!

27 Apr 2016

cape cod style

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Finishing up on the construction portion of a project. Furniture should arrive in a few weeks. The client chose an orange fabric for the accent chairs. You know that’s one of our favs!



11 Apr 2016

color journey

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Take an historical color journey with Sherwin-Williams. What color eras do you miss? We are diggin’ the vibrant vibes of the 60’s.


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02 Apr 2016

pet passion

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Is it weird that we take pics of our clients’ pets? This is Clark from Coronado. We love him.


11 Mar 2016

coastal glam

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A client wanted to make a glam statement in her new apartment. We gave her a statement sofa in tufted teal, and a rug so plush you can’t even see your toes. Ka-pow!


12 Feb 2016

brew room

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01 Dec 2015

a week of before and afters – day two

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You may be able to tell “a week of before and afters” is from the same house, and today we are in the dining room. Built-in storage cabinets with a refrigerator and a table that expands to seat the whole gang makes it a great place to entertain. In fact, celebrity chef Richard Blais dished up his famous grub in yesterday’s kitchen and served it right here!

30 Nov 2015

a week of before and afters – day one

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This kitchen had gotten a little pick-me-up with brand new granite and glass backsplash, but the homeowners felt like it wasn’t quite enough. We suggested painting the walls, swapping out the lighting and furniture, replacing the window coverings, and re-staining the cabinets. What a difference!

14 Sep 2015

tile tile and more tile

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Oh, but we are going to make a pretty, pretty master bathroom out of these tile beauties

08 Sep 2015

san diego nkba award

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Wow! The Reveal Studio team won the award for Best Small Bath Design tonight from the San Diego National Kitchen and Bath Association. We are so honored to have worked with an amazing team to bring this project to fruition, and to NKBA for recognizing us.

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18 Aug 2015

a toast to Aunt Lila…

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Here at Reveal Studio, we love to make the most of what we already have – waste not, want not! We also believe that if you love something, it should be yours!

For our incredibly vivacious Minnesota Gal, who’s got great style and a clear idea of what she likes, we made these priorities count. Great Aunt Lila’s chairs are getting a second life! Take a look at the before and afters…


24 Jul 2015

we’re macmasters!

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We at Reveal Studio think that lighting makes all the difference – and we’re proud to have our design showcased on the Macmaster Design website:


29 Jun 2015

raw art and secret passageways…

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Putting the final pre-install touches on our secret passageway bookshelf system for the Brew Room, and couldn’t be more excited to see the results!

We paid a visit to Rich Walker’s studio, Raw Art Design (http://www.rawartdesign.net/), to see how things are coming along – what a prolific and thoughful artist and furniture designer! We’re so happy to have him on board on this project. Take a look at some of the amazing work that he’s got in motion.

05 May 2015

a striking before and after

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After completing the bathroom design and installs in the Del Mar home that we fell madly in love with last summer, we had to dress up the rest of the house. Here is a look at the living room before and after. Interested in seeing more? Stay tuned… professional photos are coming soon…

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27 Apr 2015

remodel now

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Thanks, Remodel Now, for including us in your Modern Makeovers issue!

Check out page 26…


15 Apr 2015

a place for kitty…

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When we at Reveal Studio talk about Universal Design, we mean design for everyone.

Even for Kitty.

This adoreable and beloved cat inspired us to design an elegant space for our clients that would also incorporate cozy, private spaces for Kitty to occupy.



30 Mar 2015

brew room a-brewing…

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We are gearing up for the big reveal of the project that has taken our breath away: This Coronado brew room is built to posses our favorite combination of attributes: elegance, intrigue, and fun. Here are some progress photos, and we look forward to sharing the finished deal with you soon!

26 Feb 2015

another great project!

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Reveal Studio is excited to introduce one of our latest projects, a gorgeous residential remodel in Carlsbad. The kitchen will be classic white and grey tones, lit up with some extraordinary lighting. We are also excited about the wainscott addition all around, which will add a spark of elegance and whimsy, and the great industrial office that we have in mind. Here is a sneak peak…

09 Feb 2015


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We recently returned from KBIS, an amazing Kitchen and Bath trade show in Las Vegas, and we feel inspired by the thoughtful and innovative new designs that we’ve had a chance to see first hand. From beautifully custom, hand-painted bath tubs, to uniquely combined porcelain and marble tile motifs, and even down to the simple but brilliant re-imagining of curtain rods, the show was filled with wonders. Browse our photos to see some of our top picks…

23 Jan 2015

you want it done by when?

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We’re thrilled to have had an article published in ASID San Diego’s most recent magazine. The article gave us an opportunity to speak about the rewarding project that we’ve recently completed in Del Mar. Have a look!


13 Jan 2015

san diego central library

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Have you seen the new San Diego Central Library?

This place is amazing! We are totally in awe of the thought that went into the unique details in the space, including the windows designed to mimic the open pages of a book, the awesome refurbished plush blue seats in the main reading space, and the spirited design of the teen area.

Take a look at these photos, and if the spirit moves you, pay your own visit. You won’t believe the amenities that the library Planners, Designers and Architects have placed at our fingertips!

Here’s a link to the tour page:


16 Dec 2014

all about countertops

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Question on the street is what’s the latest and greatest in countertops? Michelle is in love with Cosentino, because they offer an endless variety of engineered stone options in various colors. This composite countertop made of 94% quartz is a great option for extreme durability, easy maintenance, without sacrificing a drop of style.

Another new favorite is the sleek zinc countertop that can be fabricated off-site per any specifications, and delivered to location for easy install.

We also love live wood edge countertops. This is a great way to give a room an elegant, natural feel. That’s our final choice for the brew room design that we’re working on!


05 Dec 2014

ocean view home and winner bath of the year 2016

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25 Nov 2014

color is in the air!

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We’ve heard a rumor that the color of the season is Calypso Blue… Well we wanted to share some of our favorite examples of bold color use in interior design (Of course we have to admit that we are partial to the green and black combo…). Take a look and let us hear your thoughts!

14 Nov 2014

autumn is here!

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Happy Autumn!
Fall winds are a-brewing, and look what they have swept in; an exciting “featurette” of the stunning glass door that we designed in conjunction with Cast Glass Images (http://www.castglassimages.com/about/about.php), a wonderful resource for all things glass…

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27 Oct 2014

a closet fit for a queen

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We all deserve to feel like royalty, don’t we?


For our always-impeccably-dressed client, we designed a custom wall hung accessory closet which, in our opinion, is fit for any queen. The plans were designed to suit exactly her needs, with space for shoes, bags, jewelry and trinkets. And she is making great use of it already!

27 Oct 2014

from the 90s to the now

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We’ve been hard at work reinventing an incredible Del Mar house. 5 bathroom overhauls and facelifts in other rooms. It has been an amazing project, and an exciting collaboration with a truly wonderful family. And voila! We are ready to show you the first phase of completed work! Take a look at the dramatic changes.

23 Apr 2014

family friendly kitchen

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24 Feb 2014

budget friendly bath update

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Just finished a bath update on a tight budget. To keep costs down, we kept the existing layout, used an inexpensive porcelain tile on the floor and shower, and reused the large trifold medicine cabinet. To address the storage problem, a counter cabinet and additional drawers were added at the vanity area and a tower of cabinets over the toilet. Look how open the counters are now!

23 Feb 2014

2014 bath of the year!

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The new San Diego Home and Garden Lifestyles is here! Thanks for awarding us Bath of the Year for the third year in a row! Check out all the stunning articles of beautiful San Diego spaces in the issue.



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11 Feb 2014

winner bath of the year 2014

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10 Feb 2014

color color color

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Heidi and Jim have an amazing collection of super-cool treasures from their world wide travels. In the past, everything was hung on white walls. This year, they decided to bring in some color.

04 Feb 2014

thanks houzz

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Hey Houzz.com! Thanks for awarding us the Best of Houzz award for the second year in a row! Whoop whoop!!

30 Jan 2014

downtown san diego condo

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Downtown San Diego condo master suite remodel is soooo close to completion! Here’s a sneak peak of the progress.

24 Jan 2014

holland cycles

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Holland Cycles recently hired us to help design their new location on Convoy Court. They are an amazing group of craftsman who create the perfect ride with a custom fitting and years of riding experience. The grand opening is February 16 from 3 to 6. Stop by for some eats, drink and fun!

15 Nov 2013

downtown san diego condo update

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Making some progress on the downtown condo master suite! Custom cabinets have been installed. The tall cabinet and the medicine cabient recess into the wall to give great storage in the small space. The two bottom “drawers” hide Kitty’s litter box. There’s a cut out in the side for her to enter. And check out the bling-bling-we-gotta-sing cabinet pulls! Oooh-yeah! Make it a great weekend!

01 Nov 2013

bath of the year… again!

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San Diego Home and Garden magazine just notified us that one of our bathrooms will be featured in March 2014 Bath of the Year issue!  They want to keep it a surprise until then, so we won’t be posting pics here, but stay tuned…

14 Oct 2013

luxury master suite

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03 Sep 2013

purple passion dining room featured on houzz.com

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Kitchen designs, bathroom designs, and more ∨

From designer chairs and desks to the perfect bulletin board and credenza, create your dream home office.
Select garden furniture to match your style, garden storage sheds or even greenhouse designs to personalize your landscape.

07 Aug 2013

bella’s big girl room

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Look whose big girl room is featured in San Diego Home and Garden Lifestyles magazine!

29 May 2013

good bye, dearest ginger

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Today we mourn the loss of our company mascot and best buddy, Ginger.  She spent the majority of her life working as a therapy dog with children living in tough situations.  We promise to honor her memory by living the lessons she taught us:

*Always take a treat when offered

*When you see someone you love, run to greet them

*Go for walks in the middle of the day

*When someone is having a bad day, be silent, and nuzzle them gently

*Play time is mandatory




05 Mar 2013

kusi tv segment “good morning, san diego”

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Thanks to KUSI News for having us on their Good Morning, San Diego program!  Click the link to see the 4 minute segment:





25 Feb 2013

san diego home/garden lifestyles magazine

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It’s here!  The March issue of San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles magazine showcases one of our bathrooms as Bath of the Year.  Thank you for the honor.


20 Feb 2013

cardboard lighting

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San Diego artist Dan Landrum creates stunning light fixtures out of cardboard.  Amazing!
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14 Feb 2013

happy valentine’s day

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13 Feb 2013

meet the new supertoilets

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Why shouldn’t the bathroom workhorse as fantastic as possible?  Meet the new supertoilets…

Kohler Numi

The seat magically opens and flips, music comes on, hot air warms your feet, and a soft light illuminates the room.  So nice!



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10 Feb 2013

traditional turns modern

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Design dilemma – turn this lovely traditional corner fireplace into something modern.  We raised the firebox for better viewing, removed the mantle and added a gradient pattern mosaic tile from floor to ceiling.  Cosmopolitans, anyone?




10 Feb 2013

tiny spaces

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Big design for teeny spaces… and so easy! From the Itsy Bitsy Ritzy Shop  http://www.ibrshop.com/



10 Feb 2013

double duty

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Double duty heated towel warmer AND space heater. Now that’s good design! Elory Towel Warmer by Amba.

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08 Nov 2012

beauty from the ashes and winner bath of the year 2013

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05 Oct 2012

green gargoyle

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Tim and Laurie are so much fun!  They had a stone gargoyle perched on top of the hallway shelves we designed for them.  Since we couldn’t find the perfect lime green accessory, they painted the gargoyle.  Isn’t he adorable?

15 Sep 2012

cover up story

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This condo had mismatched-size doors on the laundry and pantry areas. Removing all the doors and adding two oversize doors (from Ikea!) created a sleek look more in keeping with the new kitchen’s contemporary glam update. Something will be added to make the doors more opaque… any suggestions? Big hug to Magic Man Morten from MOST construction for installing these enormous doors!

13 Aug 2012

pony up!

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How much do we love San Diego Home and Garden Magazine? Sooooo much!  One of Reveal Studio’s bath remodels is featured on page 72 of the August edition.  Thanks SDGH!

22 Jul 2012

girl’s bedroom update – day two video

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Bella and her Mom give us a tour of her new room.

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22 Jul 2012

girl’s bedroom update – day two

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Holy guacamole!  What a hardworking family Bella has!  We have purchased ready-to-put together furniture from Ikea along with a super-cool full length mirror that has storage.  Genius!  Since blue is Bella’s favorite color, we suggested painting the focal wall behind the bed turquoise, as well as the ceiling and the wall across from the bed since those surfaces are the first thing she sees when she wakes up.  Painting the remaining walls a kiwi green and adding bright white furniture keeps the space young and fresh.  A small pattern on the fabric at the window and striped sheets complement the bold graphic of the bedding.  Flowers that light up over the bed, a black chandelier, and a pair of teal lamps with feather trim provide ambient and functional lighting.  So fun!

21 Jul 2012

girl’s bedroom update – day one video

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Video of Bella’s Room on Day One

21 Jul 2012

girl’s bedroom update – day one

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Here we come, Austin Texas! Eight year old Bella’s mom called Reveal Studio to transform her pastel pink princess room into a big girls bunk.  We have one weekend to shop for furniture and accessories, paint walls, and have the room ready for bedtime Sunday.  I feel like we are on one of those design shows…

07 Jun 2012

bar design using reclaimed wood

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Foodies Nikki and Jon have a breakfast nook they want to convert into a bar.  Since they love to cook, they requested lots of open storage for their cookbook collection, and extra storage on the kitchen side for potatoes, onions, and other items that are cluttering up the countertops.  Aesthetically, they would like something rustic and casual.  Here is the conceptual design we created out of reclaimed wood from RAW Art with Rich Walker.  Rich has been collecting wood wine cases that would normally find their way in to the dump.  We plan on incorporating them in to the design.  Isn’t green design cool?
24 May 2012

remodeling tip

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When hiring a designer, contractor, cabinet company, or anyone else who will be working on your home remodel project:
1. Meet the person who will be doing the actual work.
2. Make sure you feel comfortable with their personality. You’ll have many meetings with your designer, and contractors will be in and out of your home for at least a month.
3. Get three references from previous clients.
4. Ask if you can see their work in person.
19 May 2012

impressive art at an impressive price

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Love this artist! She takes incredible photos while serving our country. And she draws.  And she has a great sense of humor (check out her illustrations.) If you are looking for something to hang on your walls at a fantastically reasonable price point, her site is the place to go.  http://stores.intuitwebsites.com/JuliarInk/StoreFront.bok

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Juilar Ink, Atop the castle walls in Castelvecchio, Verona Italy

12 May 2012

reclaimed wood artist

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We are so excited to collaborate with San Diego artist Rich Walker on a custom wine bar project! Rich is a genius at using reclaimed wood (think pallets and industrial cable spools) to create furniture and art. We are in the early stages of the design, but stay posted on the progress. http://rawartdesign.net/




03 May 2012

acrylic dining table

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We thought, “Acrylic table? Booooooring!”  Were we wrong! Check out this glamorous beauty.


Glam acrylic dining table

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26 Apr 2012

zebra wood bathroom

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19 Apr 2012


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Wondering what’s happening in color this year?  This week we are featuring three of the hottest colors and showing you how to use them.  Sherwin Williams’ 2012 color of the year is a bright green aptly named Argyle.  http://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-family/SW6747-argyle/

16 Apr 2012

tangerine tango

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Wondering what’s happening in color this year?  This week we are featuring three of the hottest colors and showing you how to use them.  Pantone’s 2012 color of the year is full of vibrant fun, both in color and name.  Check out Tangerine Tango.  http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/category.aspx?ca=88

27 Mar 2012

kitchens of the year

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Michelle was one of the judges for the SDHGL Magazine Kitchen of the Year award. There were 52 entries – no easy feat to just pick just handful as winners. The designs were amazing!! The results will be published in the June issue of San Diego Home /Garden Lifestyles magazine.
San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles Magazine Kitchens of the Year judging panel

Tony Garcia of A2 Studios, Michelle Strausbaugh of Reveal Studio, and Jennifer Guerin of JG Color reviewing the Kitchen of the Year entries.

20 Mar 2012

beauty of wooden headboards

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Traditional headboards are slowly becoming the thing of the past.  Create some tranquility in your bedroom and bring in some natural elements!  The innovative, raw look of natural wood will provoke a more relaxing environment.  Check out these pieces that make your traditional wooden headboards look like nothing more than your average mattress supporter.

Thinking of bringing in some raw beauty to your bedroom?  Contact Reveal Studio today!

14 Mar 2012

salute to st. patty’s day

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With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, we wanted to highlight the fabulous color green!  Not only a great color for our lucky 4-leaf clovers, this color can pack a punch and make any interior space glow with freshness.

12 Mar 2012

cosentino’s grand opening

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Cosentino is not only one of the greatest brands for hard surfaces, but a favorite countertop resource for Reveal Studio!  They’re making their way down to San Diego and celebrating their grand opening this Thursday, March 15th.  Excited to attend!?  Be sure to RSVP to kathleenm@sanmarcos.cosentinousa.com!

09 Mar 2012

nkba kitchen & bath tour

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Got plans for the weekend?  Check out the annual NKBA Kitchen & Bath Tour this Saturday!  Preview top-notch spaces created by NKBA designers, all right here in your own backyard!  This self-guided event brings you the opportunity to win PHENOMENAL PRIZES such as a Fridgedaire Wine Cooler and much more!!!

For more info or to purchase your tickets visit www.NKBASanDiego.org.

07 Mar 2012

a new room

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Have a problem area that you need to update?  Send photos of your design hungry spaces to michelle@revealstudioinc.com and witness the transformation!  Here’s an example of a dining room facelift.  From blah to better with a few new storage pieces, paint, and a stunning chandelier!

05 Mar 2012

halphen red burgers

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We’re close to the end of the count down for Halphen Red Burgers’ grand opening!  Check out this soon-to-be burger lounge as the remodel makes its way nearer completion.  Owner/founder Ben Lapid’s excitement is seen as he uses the new lighting sconce as a drinking glass in celebration!

02 Mar 2012

ask the designer at the home and garden show

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The SD Home and Garden Show is here again at the Del Mar Fairgrounds!  Come check many exhibitors from landscape masters to home remodeling specialists.  Be sure to join Michelle this Saturday, March 3rd between 2-5pm for a Q&A session of “Ask the Designer” at the ASID Booth!  Bring your plans, photos, and design q’s and get ready for an exciting and informative afternoon.

Get your 50% OFF admission tickets here:


01 Mar 2012

winner bath of the year 2012

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29 Feb 2012

hr burgers…let the magic begin

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The dream is coming along quickly!  The walls have been painted, the stools have been upholstered, the wood paneling on the walls is in progress and the tile flooring is en route for install.  It’s definitely time to get excited!

27 Feb 2012

a little bit of hallway love

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Michelle has a few cat-loving clients and are proud owners of Andy Warhol inspired cat prints.  A phenomenal suggestion to bring uniformity by framing the prints and hanging them in the hallway and voilà…a masterpiece addition to their home!


Need some décor assistance in your humble abode?  Contact Michelle with Reveal Studio!

24 Feb 2012

reveal studio awarded bath of the year

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The article of Reveal Studio’s award winning bathroom hits newsstands this week!  Be sure to pick up the March issue of San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles Magazine to view four amazing local bath remodels.  Reveal Studio’s is on page 68!

22 Feb 2012

grant grill…true fine dining

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Michelle had the pleasure of dining with a friend from Pittsburgh at the swanky Grant Grill in downtown San Diego.  Gorgeous restaurant from furnishings to lighting…talk about inspiration!  Check out the innovative light fixture design.  A chandelier inside of a smoky glass column?  Genius!

20 Feb 2012

reveal studio makes morning news

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Big congrats to Michelle with Reveal Studio for sharing some money saving design tips on KUSI Morning News!  Didn’t quite catch the segment?  Have no fear, click the link below!


17 Feb 2012

experience GOTRIbal lounging

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Reveal Studio has been retained to design the first of GOTRIbal’s race-day luxury lounges!  An exciting development for women’s endurance sports, the lounge will cater to women on race day, from massage stations and changing areas to quick chats with athletic pros.  Reveal Studio is excited for being chosen by GoTRIbal to join their goal of empowering and connecting women through endurance sports.


15 Feb 2012

the mystic flowing sink

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Let your kitchen be mystified!  Elkay’s innovative line of kitchen sinks has been cleverly designed for the entertainer.  Fill this elongated basin with ice, cocktails, pre-party snacks or anything your hospitable heart desires.  Perfect for prepping those family dinners too!

Feeling adventurous to try out a new kitchen sink?  Contact Michelle at Reveal Studio!

13 Feb 2012

sneak preview of halphen red’s upscale steakhouse

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Check out a sneak peak of the magic in progress.  The finishes of Halphen Red Burgers…fun and sophisticated elements have been selected to evoke an upscale steakhouse!  Prepare to chow down your burger in style!

10 Feb 2012

in the making of halphed red burgers

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A warm thanks to all our fans and friends for your feedback!  With “Upscale Steakhouse” being a popular choice, Halphen Red Burgers is ready to move forward with the design!  Stay tuned for the grand opening at the end of the month!

08 Feb 2012

waterfalls for your kitchen and bath

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Give your countertop some attitude, go for the waterfall look!  The way your counter hugs your cabinets gives your space a clean, modern, and sexy flare!  It’s the right amount of pop without going overboard in your kitchen or bath and a great style for any counter whether you want granite, quartz, marble…whatever your heart desires!

Contact Michelle at Reveal Studio to consult on your kitchen or bath countertop needs!

06 Feb 2012

the vuelo faucet by brizo

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This fabulous faucet caught Michelle’s eye! It’s sleek, sexy, and could make a phenomenal addition for the right kitchen or bathroom. Brizo’s Vuelo kitchen faucet was inspired by the delicate curvature of a swan’s neck…can you tell?

Need to update your bathroom or kitchen faucets? Contact Michelle at Reveal Studio!

03 Feb 2012

a throne of a toilet

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Who would of thought that toilets could be so state-of-the-art!?  Much more than your stylish, water-saving product, Toto’s Neorest line of bidet/toilet combos offers auto flushing, warm air-drying, air purifying, built-in deodorizing, front and rear cleansing…and a partridge and a pear tree!  It has a seat warmer AND a remote for all your loo-duty needs!

In the market for a toilet upgrade?  Contact Michelle at Reveal Studio to assist you on your search!

03 Feb 2012

upscale steakhouse or distinctive & playful?

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Reveal Studio just wrapped up a successful first presentation with Halphen Red Burgers! A few interior perspectives and all the right finishes come down to this…”Upscale Steakhouse” vs. “Distinctive & Playful”…which one will they decide!?

30 Jan 2012

glam it up…with a chandelier!

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Can lights are boring; create some eye-candy in your kitchen with a chandelier!  With all the linear forms from your kitchen cabinets and appliances you can create some visual appeal with just a fun, tasteful ceiling accessory.  Placement is important!  Double them up for symmetry or simply hang over your kitchen island.

Still on the hunt for that perfect chandelier?  Contact Michelle at Reveal Studio today!

27 Jan 2012

halphen red burgers

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Mouthwatering salmon burgers and a top secret burger sauce are not the only thing on their menu! HR Burgers is an admirable company serving their community by sponsoring events, providing fund-raising opportunities for schools, and much more. Reveal Studio has been given the privilege of creating the dining experience of their Chula Vista location! Stay tuned as we manifest their vision through design!  www.HalphenRed.com

20 Jan 2012

customize your backsplash

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Kitchen backsplashes should be treated like a painter’s canvas-design it in a fashion that might represent your personality.  For Pat, a culinary cooking surfer of a gentleman, Michelle was able to deliver a simple, yet intriguing work of art to his kitchen.  With a pairing of porcelain and stone/glass mosaics, this backsplash offers great texture and variety without being too masculine.

Ready for some backsplash love in your kitchen?  Reveal Studio can help, contact Michelle today!

19 Jan 2012

in the running for favorite kitchen!

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Today is the last day to vote for Reveal Studio’s design in Cosentino San Marcos’ quarterly competition of favorite kitchen!!!  Visit their facebook page at  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cosentino-Center-San-Marcos/250824729139 , check out the “Spain Q-1 Contest” and “like” this fabulous kitchen.  It’s as easy as that!

17 Jan 2012

reveal studio makes the union tribune!

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Have you checked your Union Tribune recently!?  Reveal Studio’s latest bathroom remodel just made page E2!  This will surely be a great read!

16 Jan 2012

the fabulous Ritz Carlton

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Lucky Michelle got to stay at the Ritz Carlton in Dana Point this last weekend!  Amazing service, a gorgeous ocean view, and stunning surroundings make it a great spot to relax.  The front desk had such beautifully designed flower arrangements, that she had to take pictures.

13 Jan 2012

innovative sinks

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Talk about creativity!  These sinks go far beyond the functions of cleanliness; they’re like pieces of art for your bathroom.  Inspired by natural elements, these beautiful basins convey modern simplicity and relaxation where it is due the most…your home’s bathroom of course!  Have a favorite?

Think you could use some “artwork” for your bathroom?  Contact Reveal Studio today!

11 Jan 2012

one clever spice rack creation

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Here’s a sneak peak of the downtown condo kitchen make-over!  “Most Construction” http://mostremodel.com/ modified a semi-custom, pullout cabinet to accommodate the cook’s alphabetized magnetic spice jars.  Genius! (I thought I was the only one who alphabetized my spices; I love working with other organization freaks!)


09 Jan 2012

a serene & clean kitchen scene

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Are your wood finish cabinets and dark stone counters weighing down your kitchen?  Then it’s time to revamp!  Take your cooking skills to a whole new level and transform that drab kitchen into a fresh and inviting new space!  Soft white tones will get you that look to make any kitchen feel cheery and spacious.

Singing those kitchen-clutter blues?  Let Michelle at Reveal Studio make your dream kitchen a reality!

06 Jan 2012

time to wow your windows

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Thinking to add some color and cheer to your humble abode?  Why not soften the space with some window treatments!  We’re not talking about your wood blinds or shutters, but the eloquent sway and swish of custom window draperies!  Think of these as the “eye-lashes” of your home, a little dressing up makes all the difference!  Whether you have a sleek contemporary or a more traditional home, design your custom window treatment to fit your design style.  Bring in a valance of vibrant colors or maybe some decorative panels with trim to fancy up your bedroom!

Can’t find the right window design?  Reveal Studio to the rescue!  Contact Michelle to consult about dressing your kitchen windows today!

04 Jan 2012

fine jewelry for a luxurious lavatory

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Ladies, are you looking to bring in that last touch of elegance to your bathroom?  Unleash your feminine side with some posh bathroom fixtures to make you feel like you’re the queen of the castle.  Michelle designed Jennifer’s bathroom to convey just that!  She selected these gorgeous fixtures to create Jennifer’s feminine retreat.  The elongated neck and organic formation of this elegant faucet offers the ladylike quality to any bathroom.  This jeweled cabinet pull featuring sparking stones and a glittering handle is the perfect finishing touch to complete the look of luxury!

Need help selecting the perfect bathroom fixtures for your home?  Contact Michelle with Reveal Studio today!

02 Jan 2012

take a walk on the wild side

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Well, why not it’s 2012!  As animal prints make their come back, break away from traditional accessorizing in your kitchens and bathrooms.  Take the opportunity to bring in a more exotic feel in your home.  Show off your wild side with a fun zebra area rug in your kitchen or dining space or throw in a few animal printed towels in your powder room!  Have a contemporary flare in your home?  Check out the snake print of this shower!

Looking to make some wild, innovative design choices for your home this New Year?  Contact Michelle with Reveal Studio today!

14 Dec 2011

custom shelving installed!

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The custom shelving unit for the contemporary downtown condo has been installed!  We haven’t put anything on it yet, but I couldn’t wait to share. Thanks to MOST Construction for making my vision a reality. Love you guys!  http://www.mostremodel.com/

07 Dec 2011

bath of the year award

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This bath will be one of four featured in San Diego Home and Garden’s Bath of the Year contest. We have to wait until the issue comes out in February to find out how it placed. Yippee!

26 Sep 2011

to update or renovate, that is the question

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Kitchen and Bath, to update or renovate, that is the question that was answered during Michelle Strausbaugh’s presentation at the 2011 Home and Garden show.  If you are looking for the answer, peruse the attached presentation, or contact her directly at 619.405.4238 or michelle@revealstudioinc.com.

Kitchen and bath, to update or renovate, that is the question

26 Sep 2011

wham bam kitchen glam!

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The American Society of Interior Designs offered six vignette booth spaces at the Fall Home and Garden show to local designers, and Reveal Studio got one!  We had so much fun creating an eye catching space, and when else will we get to use a fuchsia countertop?  Big, huge thanks to:

Power Builders for creating the space in just TWO days,

Modul Studio for donating those glossy cabinets and sleek appliances,

Sapphire Chandelier for the custom, gorgeous chandeliers,

TOKE for the fabulous table and chairs,

Silestone and Intermark for the Energy Magenta counter,

Sherwin Williams for the perfect paint colors,

Wilshire Fireplace for that wall hung electric beauty, and

Kravet for the stunning wall covering.

Designed by Michelle Strausbaugh and Mary Kate Flannery

18 Aug 2011

neutrals don’t have to be boring

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Vivie and Scott wanted a new bathroom of soothing neutrals.  Sure, beige can be boring, but adding zebra wood cabinets and variations on warm tones keeps the space interesting.  Check out our portfolio  to see before and after photos.

Banker's Hill condo

Banker's Hill condo


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02 Aug 2011

gorgeous lighting

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Mary Kate and I went to Anaheim in search of inspiration for our vignette at the Fall Home and Garden Show to be held in September at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.   We visited Sapphire Chandelier and were blown away by their products and design!  Come visit us at the show on September 16, 17 or 18, 2011 to see their pieces on display at our Modern Glam kitchen and dining room.   Check out their website:  http://www.sapphirechandelier.com/  Here are three of our favorites: 

Sapphire Chandelier SG-010

Sapphire Chandelier SC-053

Sapphire Chandelier SC-052








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01 Jul 2011

4th of july celebration

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I’m having a few friends over for a cookout this weekend and was looking for some table setting inspiration.  Look how pretty AND easy this one is!

26 May 2011

fireplace update

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Kevin and Don have been renovating their Kensington home room by room.  Their updates are gorgeous, but they felt stuck when they got to the fireplace.  They wanted just a little bit of a mantle to hang their daughter’s Christmas stocking, but nothing too overbearing or traditional, and Don had the TV exactly where it needed to be for optimal viewing and acoustics.  With those parameters, we removed the dated 3×3 tile and the brass frame, and tiled the façade in 12×24” limestone.  Roger Manning built a custom mantle, and we used a random length, stacked accent tile composed of a variety of glass and stone.  (Notice the mantle goes right to the speaker as to keep the integrity of the sound system.)  The new glass doors from Wilshire Fireplace with the muted metal frame complete the update.  The kitchen is next…

27 Feb 2011

fantastic light

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Mary and Tom have a new condo in downtown San Diego with 20 foot high ceilings.  They love modern, comfortable design, and are looking forward to finishing their place so it can be the go-to spot for fun.  We installed this incredible Vertigo light fixture right in the middle of the living space to fill up those 20 feet and create a wow factor in the room.  Love it!

Vertigo Large Pendant Light

05 Oct 2010

citrus bath

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So happy to hear from previous kitchen clients Mike and Martha.  We are working on the remodel of their master bath, and they are NOT afraid of color!  I’m in design heaven… they fell in love with this lime green and orange tile called Skip and Go Naked from Aly Edwards:

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13 Aug 2010

fun finds

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What great ideas to be found from our friends at dornob!  Check out http://dornob.com/.

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16 Jul 2010

clear tub

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Local San Diego dealer International Bath and Tile has an entire showroom of bathtubs for you to lounge in.  How will you know if it’s the right one for you if you can’t take a test drive?  Call Sandi at IBT at (858) 268-3723 if you are in the market for a new tub.  She is the best!  Check out their on-line gallery at www.itubgallery.com and this crazy cool one. 








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29 Jun 2010

uptown news article

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The NKBA home tour was a a stellar event!  Huge thanks to superstars Hillary and Carin for letting us invade their home, and an extra big hug to Hillary for staying the whole time and talking about her experiences.  Check out the article in the San Diego Uptown News:  SD Uptown News 06-25-10 Home Tour

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25 Jun 2010

feminine retreat

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25 Jun 2010

white kitchen

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24 Jun 2010

kitchen and bath tour

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Getting ready for the NKBA Kitchen and Bath tour on Saturday!  Hillary and Carin’s beautiful home is on display from 10 am to 5pm on Saturday, June 26.  We’ll be showcasing the kitchen, powder room, and master bath.  Here’s the link to their photos http://revealstudioinc.com/portfolio/multiple-chefs/.  M.E. Law is playing acoustical guitar, and we’ll have some wine and cheese to keep the hostesses happy.  If you are in the area, stop by 4195 Falcon Street, 92103 (in Mission Hills) between 10am and 5pm.  http://www.nkbasandiego.org/.

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19 Jun 2010

your home

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