Home & Design
By Vicki Hogue-Davies | November 08, 2012 3:25 PM
Newport Beach boasts an interesting and eclectic mix of architecture and home design styles within its multiple neighborhoods. Here, five local interior and architectural designers highlight rooms they have designed in the city and explain what makes these particular spaces so quintessentially Newport.
By OCinSite | August 28, 2012 5:11 PM
“I got into this career by accident,” says Claudia Schmutzler of Windsor Deck and Gardens, a custom deck company in Corona del Mar. It happened nearly 20 years ago when she was hosting a party at her former home in Huntington Beach.
By LB Magazine Staff | January 24, 2013 11:26 AM
A decade ago, Michael Fullen of Laguna Beach’s Michael Fullen Design Group Inc. chose to pursue his passion when he traded a career managing an electronics company’s international sales for his own interior design business. He has since completed a variety of projects from a Las Vegas penthouse to a Chicago townhouse to a Mediterranean Laguna abode. With a designer so firmly rooted in business, we couldn’t help but ask for his thoughts on creating the perfect home office space.
By OCInSite Site Admin | May 03, 2012 10:44 AM
Name the style themes designers look toward to anchor their projects, and you’ll likely get the usual suspects—traditional or modern, perhaps the locally driven choice of a beach influence, and if you’re lucky, a Western pick that’s overflowing with personality. But to transform your own home with the fundamental spirit of these design styles takes experience, which is why we’ve asked four local tastemakers to give us the inside secrets on how to successfully incorporate these decorating trends in any home.
By OCInSite Site Admin | April 05, 2012 3:09 PM
It started as a simple idea, as most great things do. In the late 1980s, members of the women’s committees of the Orange County Philharmonic Society were looking for a way to raise a large amount of money with a single, annual event to benefit the society’s free youth music education programs.
By Ashley Breeding | March 27, 2012 9:33 AM
When Akoko Okeyo moved to Newport Beach from her native Kenya more than a decade ago to pursue higher education, the glass artist—known for her nudist and safari-inspired hand-carved works, from wine decanters to shower doors—didn’t anticipate that her creative outlet would open up to a new livelihood.