Pasadena Showcase House 2018

Pasadena Showcase House Teen Suite 2018

Jeannot's Cabinet for the Teen Suite

Close Up of Cabinet in Teen Suite in the Pasadena Showcase House

It is always an honor to be asked by an Interior Designer to participate in the Pasadena Showcase House
to partner with them to help bring their vision of the room they chose to life.  It is a really fun collaboration
for our company to help create something from the imagination of such a talented group of people.
It has been a few years since we participated in the Pasadena Showcase House,
but this year we got to work with Jeanne Chung from Cozy Stylish Chic, which was very exciting.

We helped with the Teen Suite.  We created a cabinet to be used in the very large beautiful bathroom.
There were many purposes for this cabinet. It needed to be used for some storage, the laundry, and for display.
I think with  Jeanne’s creativity and our engineering, we came up with a beautiful cabinet.
One of the drawers was made with 2 shelf areas for hair products or hair tools like a blow dryer or flat iron.
Remember, this is a teens bathroom. The other 2 drawers were for the laundry, so when it is full, they can open the door,
grab the cloth laundry hamper out of the door, and bring it to the laundry room.
The shelves above are adjustable with hidden lighting around the perimeter to highlight her treasures.

Pasadena Showcase House Teen Suite

Pasadena Showcase House Teen Suite

The Pasadena Showcase House was originally formed through a committee of Women to raise money
for the Continuance Fund (later the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association)  to help pay for the Pasadena
series of concerts of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1948. In 1965 the “Pasadena Showcase House of Design” was
officially formed.  Today the organization uses the proceeds from the Showcase House to fund three annual music
programs, plus award gifts and grants to other nonprofit organizations that provide music programs including
music therapy, music education, scholarships and the underwriting of concerts.

Due to the profound dedication of the members of PSHA who volunteer their time,
the talent and financial commitment of the designers and the many others who donate
their services, products and money – the Pasadena Showcase House of Design is now
one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the United States.

Pasadena Showcase House 2018 Kitchen

Pasadena Showcase House 2018 Kitchen

Our favorite room in the house was hands down the kitchen.  Move us right in.
The brass and glass display area was to die for.  So creative and exquisitely executed.

LCDQ Legends 2018

Today’s Vision, Tomorrow’s Home:
La Cienega’s Design Quarter’s Legends Window 2018


LCDQ Legends 2018 Window by Timothy Corrigan at Harbinger by Hand

Window above by Timothy Corrigan at Harbinger by Hand

Every year for the past 10 years in May, a 3-day celebration of design in the
La Cienega Design Quarter brings together thousands of VIPs and tastemakers
from the worlds of interior design, decor, art, fashion and architecture.
is expressed in the 50+ windows of the member LCDQ shops, showrooms and galleries.

To see some of the windows, take a look at CA Home & Design editorial on them.  The windows
will remain up for a little while so there is still time to stroll down La Cienega and Melrose to see them.

It is always such a pleasure to go and attend the keynote panels, forums, book signings,
personal appearances and numerous other opportunities for people to see and engage in a
dialogue about design. I enjoyed it tremendously and below is my favorite installation.


LCDQ Legends 2018 Window by Victoria and Albert Baths

Rhodium Floors with Victoria and Albert Bath and Neptune Glassworks

A very unique collaboration with Rhodium Floors, Victoria & Albert Baths, and Neptune Glassworks.

It was a lovely event with some great networking and the opportunity to meet such interesting people.
I look forward to next year, see you in 2019.



In Memoriam

In Memoriam, Remembering Alison Pollack,
not just for being an amazing Sustainable Interior Designer,
but most importantly, a beautiful person and Friend.

In Memoriam, Remembering Alison Pollack

We were just having lunch, talking about the future of Sustainable
Interior Design,working on projects together, creating events for
the ASIDLA Chapter Sustainability Committee,
and then you were gone,
and the world became a little more broken.

Thank you ASIDLA for taking the time and effort to write this beautiful depiction of our sweet, sweet Alison.

Smart Furniture and Cabinetry in Your Home

Jeannot Fine Furniture & Custom Cabinets


Smart Furniture and Cabinetry

It’s time to start including technology into your clients cabinetry and furniture.  Starting with our own desks in our offices,
we have been adapting them with new technology, Kingsley is very excited about this, as you can see.  But with the amount
of use of hand held devices in your Clients homes, and not just one for each member of the household, but often times there
can be 2-3, technology should be an automatic part of their cabinetry and smart furniture. Read More…

Furniture and Fashion Design Using Feathers


Repurposed berger chair with feathers

Feathers in a Berger chair

How fabulous is this chair that was re purposed with feathers in the back of it?
Talk about giving this chair a little face lift.  I think we may have to do this to
one of our existing chairs in our showroom.  For now, here is a link for some
easy instructions on how to do this on one of your CHAIRS Read More…

Tartan in Home Goods


Tartan in Home Goods

Tartan – noun – a woolen or worsted cloth woven with stripes of different colors and widths crossing at right angles, worn chiefly by the Scottish Highlanders,
each clan having its own distinctive plaid.  It’s a fabric made up of horizontal and vertical stripes in different colors, on a colored background.
The interwoven stripes are known as a sett.  Originally, clans people used local plants, mosses and berries to dye the wool.  The first mention of tartan in Scotland was in 1538.
Tartan and plaid just seem to go hand in hand with the Holidays in decorating and having a festive feel.  Enjoy all the ways this beautiful and specific fabric is used in the home. Read More…

Jeannot’s Holiday Wish List


Jeannot's Holiday Wish List


Here is Jeannot’s Holiday Wish List for 2017, a small collection of items that we thought would be a fun or interesting gift for the Holidays.
As you can see we have a Wine Theme going on here.  Wine as we know, is the intellectual part of any meal.  So please take a look and enjoy.
Some of the products are readily available.  Please click on this link for more detailed information. Or click on the highlighted links below. Read More…

Kitchen Trends to Consider & Avoid When Remodeling

Kitchen Trends to Consider & Avoid When Remodeling

When remodeling your kitchen, it can feel like a daunting task, but moderate updates to cabinets, counters, and even color schemes can provide a new feel to an old kitchen. The following infographic features tips on some of the hottest trends in new cabinets, counter tops, colors and accents.

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8 Feng Shui Principles for Bedrooms

8 Feng Shui Principles for Bedrooms

The bedroom is a very important part of the home. It is for example where we experience the life-renewing and healing benefits of sleep. Because of this, Qi becomes more important than anywhere else in the home. It then becomes vitally important to make sure your bedroom is set up to be a peaceful and restorative space and you can do so by following these Feng Shui principles that have been compiled into the following infographic.

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