Welcome to September! This is that time of year when summer starts to fade and fall takes center stage. I especially love this time of year because it causes us to start reflecting on the past year’s accomplishments and setting goals for the upcoming new year. For me, things are pretty busy at the moment, […]
Remote work environments and rising rent prices have made suburban living more
attractive in recent years. Young professionals are opting for larger homes with more
rooms that double as office spaces, which come at a significant discount in the suburbs.
Others are moving to look for a slower pace or better access to outdoor space.
Part of the protocol for an interior design professional is to continuously educate ourselves on our chosen profession. Sometimes this means a trade show, sometimes a webinar, and sometimes, if we’re really, really lucky, it means a trip to Valencia, Spain to dive into the intricacies of tile and its origin.
Well folks, I’m an author. My book, The Designer Within, is a reality. Words that I only used to dream would come from my mouth. Sometimes it seemed like a pipedream and sometimes I was so close I could smell the ink as it dried on the pages. I promise I’m not going to use […]
As we transition from season to season, I’ve always found it a good rule of thumb to use the quarterly change as an opportunity to refresh your home’s exterior entry. After all, your front porch is the first impression guests have when they arrive to your home, and an infrequently touched porch can often present […]
One of the driving factors into purchasing this residence was the desire to incorporate the John McClain Design LA office with my home. The property provided the unique opportunity of a ground floor office with a separate entrance for my team and clients. Our design directive for the space was functionality and simplicity…
Open floor plans have been all the rage for at least the last 20 years. While they are rock stars when it comes to entertaining and create vast sight lines, they generate their own set of challenges. How does one delineate areas of usage…
Anyone who has met me for any time at all knows that my favorite space to design is the powder room. This little jewel box is your best opportunity to make a large and lasting impression on all who visit your home. If my guests don’t come out saying, “O M Geeee!” then I have failed…