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

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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

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

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happy valentine's day

We’ll take any reason to have champagne and chocolates Save

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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.

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

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Having fun at the ASID home tour!

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

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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: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2696253

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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! BEFORE AFTER CLEANING

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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… https://poopycat.com/product/white-house/  

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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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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!  

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

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It's summertime!

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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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.

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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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Working on a lake cabin remodel to capture this gorgeous view

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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, […]

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

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glass counters and showers

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!

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cape cod style

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!    

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color journey

Take an historical color journey with Sherwin-Williams. What color eras do you miss? We are diggin’ the vibrant vibes of the 60’s.                 http://www.sherwin-williams.com/architects-specifiers-designers/color/find-and-explore-colors/color-collections/color-through-the-decades/?utm_source=Pro&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Through+the+Decades&utm_campaign=Apr+12+STIR  

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pet passion

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

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coastal glam

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!  

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a week of before and afters – day two

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 […]

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a week of before and afters – day one

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!

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tile tile and more tile

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

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san diego nkba award

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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a toast to Aunt Lila…

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. […]

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we’re macmasters!

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: http://macmasterdesign.com/products/cocoon-pendant-light/  

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raw art and secret passageways…

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 […]

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a striking before and after

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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remodel now

Thanks, Remodel Now, for including us in your Modern Makeovers issue! Check out page 26… http://www.sandiegomagazine.com/digitaleditions/remodel-now/

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a place for kitty…

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.    

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brew room a-brewing…

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!

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another great project!

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 […]

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KBIS!

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 […]

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you want it done by when?

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! http://www.asidsandiego.org/news-events/san-diego-design/magazine-archive/item/102-you-want-it-done-by-when

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san diego central library

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 […]

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all about countertops

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 […]

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color is in the air!

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!

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autumn is here!

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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a closet fit for a queen

We all deserve to feel like royalty, don’t we? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrBNjaU7hHQ 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 […]

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from the 90s to the now

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.

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budget friendly bath update

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 […]

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2014 bath of the year!

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. http://www.sandiegohomegarden.com/  

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color color color

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.

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thanks houzz

Hey Houzz.com! Thanks for awarding us the Best of Houzz award for the second year in a row! Whoop whoop!! http://www.houzz.com/pro/mstrausbaugh

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downtown san diego condo

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

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holland cycles

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!

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downtown san diego condo update

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 […]

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bath of the year… again!

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…

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purple passion dining room featured on houzz.com

Color Feast: When to Use Purple in the Dining Room 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.

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bella’s big girl room

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

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good bye, dearest ginger

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 […]

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kusi tv segment “good morning, san diego”

Thanks to KUSI News for having us on their Good Morning, San Diego program!  Click the link to see the 4 minute segment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=em9ZI95b0QI&feature=youtu.be      

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san diego home/garden lifestyles magazine

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.  

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cardboard lighting

San Diego artist Dan Landrum creates stunning light fixtures out of cardboard.  Amazing! http://appleeyedesign.com/roundedflute/index.html

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happy valentine’s day

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meet the new supertoilets

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!     Roca W + W  I saw many of the washbasin + watercloset concepts in Japan, […]

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traditional turns modern

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?      

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tiny spaces

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

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double duty

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

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green gargoyle

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?

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cover up story

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 […]

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pony up!

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!

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girl’s bedroom update – day two video

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

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girl’s bedroom update – day two

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 […]

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girl’s bedroom update – day one video

Video of Bella’s Room on Day One

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girl’s bedroom update – day one

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 […]

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bar design using reclaimed wood

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 […]

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remodeling tip

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 […]

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impressive art at an impressive price

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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reclaimed wood artist

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/     […]

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acrylic dining table

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

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argyle

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/

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tangerine tango

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

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kitchens of the year

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.

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beauty of wooden headboards

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 […]

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salute to st. patty’s day

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.

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cosentino’s grand opening

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!

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nkba kitchen & bath tour

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 […]

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a new room

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!

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halphen red burgers

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!

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ask the designer at the home and garden show

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 […]

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hr burgers…let the magic begin

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!

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a little bit of hallway love

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!

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reveal studio awarded bath of the year

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!

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grant grill…true fine dining

  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!

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reveal studio makes morning news

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! http://youtu.be/_qijlmN8VZc

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experience GOTRIbal lounging

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 […]

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the mystic flowing sink

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!

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sneak preview of halphen red’s upscale steakhouse

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!

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in the making of halphed red burgers

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!

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waterfalls for your kitchen and bath

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 […]

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the vuelo faucet by brizo

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!

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a throne of a toilet

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! […]

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upscale steakhouse or distinctive & playful?

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!?

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glam it up…with a chandelier!

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 […]

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halphen red burgers

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 […]

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customize your backsplash

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 […]

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in the running for favorite kitchen!

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!

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reveal studio makes the union tribune!

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

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the fabulous Ritz Carlton

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.

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innovative sinks

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 […]

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one clever spice rack creation

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!)  

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a serene & clean kitchen scene

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. […]

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time to wow your windows

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 […]

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fine jewelry for a luxurious lavatory

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 […]

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take a walk on the wild side

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 […]

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custom shelving installed!

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/

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bath of the year award

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!

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to update or renovate, that is the question

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

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wham bam kitchen glam!

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 […]

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neutrals don’t have to be boring

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.                                 […]

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gorgeous lighting

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, […]

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4th of july celebration

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!

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fireplace update

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 […]

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fantastic light

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 […]

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citrus bath

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: Post by Michelle Strausbaugh

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fun finds

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

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clear tub

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 […]

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uptown news article

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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kitchen and bath tour

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 […]

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