Congratulations! You’ve just won the jackpot without traveling a mile. In January I attended the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show * in Las Vegas—the largest and most exciting show of its kind. This month you’re the winner because I’m sharing the latest 2016 kitchen trends, products, and technologies gleaned from over 500 exhibitors from all over the world.
For many of us, February means Valentine’s Day and a chance to acknowledge those who mean the most to us—be they family, friends or work mates—anyone with whom we have forged a connection of any depth--emotionally or professionally.
During my 40 years as a professional Interior Designer, I’ve enabled my clients to show how much they care by paying attention to the surroundings of their loved ones, their employees as well as themselves. I think of it as “concern made tangible” or walking the walk on a spiffy new floor. Read more
Traditionally, the start of a New Year offers the promise of a fresh start. In Hawaii we have the added luxury of extending our window of opportunity through the end of the Chinese New Year which is celebrated this year beginning February 8, lasting until February 22. Read more
Skillful Interior Design Can Bring Joy Into Your Life
Since we're located in Hawaii, it naturally follows that our interior design and decorating philosophy is all about aloha. Of course I’m not referring to the “hello” or “goodbye” aloha translation popular with visitors. Rather, I’m thinking about the powerful Aloha Spirit! That special feeling and attitude that directs people in Hawaii to treat each other kindly. Respect for nature, and the desire to emulate her breathtaking beauty. Read more
Things To Consider When Remodeling/Building for a Sustainable and Healthy Environment
Living in Hawaii, surrounded by such astounding natural beauty, has inspired many property owners to keep Mother Nature in mind when building and remodeling their homes and businesses. The trend towards sustainable design in Hawaii is encouraged and supported by the availability of many "green" products and suppliers. Although green design leaves less of an impact on the environment, it may have an impact on your wallet. Read more
Working with the beautiful blue-green ocean as a backdrop is always a plus for interior designers in Hawaii. Trans-Pacific Design was recently given this opportunity when we were hired to transform a two bedroom villa in a tropical resort community into a contemporary corporate retreat. Read more