March 30, 2012

Hearth and Home

Fireplaces are great focal point of a room. Depending on the look you are going for the fireplace design can be dramatic or streamlined. However to day design aesthetic has moved toward clean lines. Here are a few examples of fireplaces that make a statement without overdoing it.

March 29, 2012

5 Classic Chairs

Here are some examples of the chairs frequently used in any home.

1. The Club Chair. This type of chair is usually found in a family room. Big and comfortable are mandatory traits of this chair.

2. The Occasional Chair. As its name suggests this chair is one to sit in occasionally. These chairs should be decorative and interesting.

3. The Slipper Chair. I use this type of chair in smaller formal living rooms or in large walk-in closets. This chair is meant to look simple yet attractive.

4. The Wing Back Chair. This is the classic library chair although the one shown is a modern version of the chair. Great for the home office space.

5. The Tub Chair. These chairs can be used at the foot of the bed in a large master suite or in a living room or family room. The curved back makes them very comfortable.

March 28, 2012

Thoughts on Wallpaper

Installing wallpaper can add so much to a room. I love using it in powder rooms, bedrooms, even dining rooms. Its great to use when you don't have a lot of artwork because the wallpaper becomes the art. Even if a you don't like a lot of pattern there are plenty of wallpapers that just add texture.

This wallpaper has little beads on the flowers and stems

This would be amazing in a powder room


Fleur de lis pattern with an antique mirror background

Vertical Stripes

Soft Floral

These are a few examples available through the trade.

March 26, 2012

As I was looking through the local real estate listings I saw this beauty in Shady Canyon. I matched a master bedroom design concept for this gorgeous home.

It's listed for $3,988,800.00. Click here if you're interested.

This little gem of a property is screaming for this bedroom. I put together an iron bed with nice chunky chest so the bedroom doesn't come off as too feminine. The soft color combination of peach and cream is soothing and calm. A big comfortable chair and ottoman for reading or relaxing. The rug is wool for durability and silk for that shine and elegance. All bedrooms should have a luxury candle!

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March 25, 2012

Best in Chest

I love using chests as nightstands or at the end of hallway or in an entry. They can provide extra storage if needed. Chests tend to be a little more decorative and interesting than a standard nightstand. Here are a few I admire.

March 22, 2012

Sublime Office Design

Whenever I see great a furniture piece I instantly design a whole room around it in my head. Here is a design concept for a home office. This one started with the side table, then came the rug, the mirror and the desk. Finally, the swivel chair, lamp, and pillow. Clearly, this office would be occupied by a laptop and wireless connections!!

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March 21, 2012

Waterjet Tile Designs

Whenever I design a bathroom or kitchen one of my first choices in tile selection is waterjet cut tiles. The possibilities are endless for the design and the stones. The color combination can be dramatic or simple. You can outline the tile pattern by simply selecting a contrasting grout. Here are a few examples.

Laundry Room Love

Most houses do not have laundry rooms as glorious as these. What difference a beautiful room can do for such a laborious chore. Seriously, you could entertain in these laundry rooms! I love the island in the center of the room.

Island Love

Light and Bright

TV Time

March 20, 2012

Rock Box

I love shopping online. It's so addictive! You can do it in your sweats at all hours of the day or night. The good news is that writing this blog has given me new purpose for looking at the endless supply of amazing products the world has to offer. This awesome little box is the perfect accessory for a nightstand.

Unique Pendants

My electricity was out yesterday from 8:30AM to 1:30AM. Such a nightmare!!! Ironically, I was in the middle of writing this post about pendant lights. Ha!

I have been looking for some pendant lights and stumbled upon these...

This pendant is really where art and function collide.

I get a sort of nautical feel from this one.

This is called "Biomorphic Bubble". I like this one for a nursery or play room.

March 15, 2012

Dining Alfresco

The weather has been so nice here that I was inspired to put together an outdoor dining concept. Earthy, beachy and casual...perfect for southern California!

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March 14, 2012

Transitional House in CdM

I came across this listing for a new custom home in Corona del Mar. This was built by Spinnaker Development and is for sale for $4,149,000.00. I think they did a great job with the materials and the furniture. I love when a house's exterior matches the interior! The dining room and living room look so elegant but without feeling formal.

The epitome of transitional design.

March 13, 2012

Quartz Countertops

I recently remodeled two bathrooms using Quartz countertops. I think this material is the most amazing product! I love that you can use all the products in your bathroom like nail polish remover, makeup, shaving cream, toothpaste, mouth wash etc. etc. without worrying one bit about damaging your countertop. It's so clean and modern yet you can use it in a traditional setting as well. Here are two examples:

Caesarstone Gallery Photo

Andrea Hebard Interior Design

I used a quartz product on the countertop with glass backsplash and Limestone pencil liner.

The New Andrea Hebard Interior Design Blog

Introducing the Andrea Hebard Interior Design Blog! 
This blog will showcase a collection of all the things that inspire me as an interior designer working in Southern California.

"Rancho Palos Verdes" 

I have enjoyed reading blogs as part of my morning ritual and finally decided it was time to join the 21st Century. I look forward to sharing my projects, my inspiration and my design process with you.