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Exhibit Review: Frida Kahlo, Her Photos

This past weekend the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA) unveiled its newest exhibit that highlights the life of Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo. The exhibit features photographs and self-portraits of the painter through various aspects of her life and those most important to her; from...

Modern Innovators: Charles & Ray Eames

Last week during our highlight of Modernism Week, a history of the Stahl House was discussed.  If you recall, the Case Study Program was based in Los Angeles and ran from 1945 to 1966. Arts & Architecture magazine commissioned top architects to design and build...

Stahl, Koenig + Shulman – A History of Case Study House No. 22

My favorite week of the year… Modernism Week in Palm Springs! Not familiar with Modernism Week? Here is a brief description taken directly from the organizers:   The mission of Modernism Week is to celebrate and foster appreciation of mid-century architecture and design, as well as contemporary...

Design Balance: Feng Shui Your Home

Feng shui is an ancient art and science developed over 3,000 years ago in China. It is a complex body of knowledge that reveals how to balance the energies of any given space to assure health and good fortune for people inhabiting it.   Feng shui is...

Makeover 101: The Closet

As with the beginning of every New Year, we tend to make resolutions and tackle projects that have been placed on the back burner. Maybe at the top of your to-do-list is the dreaded closet. But your closet does not have to be the bane...

Houzz Feature: Upgrade Your House With New Interior Doors

Interior doors play a more important role than you might realize. While they are minor elements in the grand scheme, they add architectural detail and style to a house. As something we use every day, doors create a tactile experience that leaves a significant impression....

Turkey Recipes: 15 New Ways to Do Thanksgiving

    Whether you're cooking for a huge crowd of extended family members on a holiday or whipping up a weeknight dinner for four, turkey will serve you well. Like chicken, it gets along beautifully with a variety of flavors.   1.    Soy-Sauce-And-Honey-Glazed Turkey Here, turkey is marinated and basted...

Choosing the Perfect Appliances for Your Kitchen

Appliances can easily be the most expensive part of a kitchen remodel, deciding what can fit into your new kitchen and where it will go is an important and personal decision. These professional tips from Houzz architects and designers can help you figure out an appliance...

Plan Your Next Remodeling Project this Holiday Season

  Have you given thought to remodeling your home during the holidays? Okay, well maybe not the best time to tackle your home remodeling project when you have holiday dinners to plan and guests to entertain, but the holidays are a great time to at least...

3 Things to Do Before You Renovate Your Home

  1. Have clear goals before you begin There should be a general understanding of what both the purpose of the project is and also a general idea of what is needed to get there. Whether it is the addition of a bedroom or simply taking existing...

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

We would like to thank our clients for inviting us into their home and trusting us with their remodel. These particular clients enjoy creating festive spaces during the holidays and Halloween is no different. Check out how they have transformed their home into a fun...

Finding Your Creative Space

This week we hope to inspire the artist in you. Maybe you are an art collector, instructor or passionate individual looking for a creative outlet. Whatever your claim, consider turning an unused room or storage area in your home into an art studio meant to...

Houzz Feature: 6 Ways to Rethink the Kitchen Island

Houzz’s latest ideabook, “6 Ways to Rethink the Kitchen Island”, features one of HartmanBaldwin’s best projects.     Thinking about remodeling your kitchen? Or maybe your kitchen would benefit from a few simple design changes. Whatever you choose, be sure to give close attention to the focal point...

Houzz Feature: Research Your Home's History

Houzz has written a featured editorial ideabook titled “How to Research Your Home's History” and HartmanBaldwin’s Sumner Residence was discussed.   Built in 1887 by Charles Burt Sumner, one of the founders of Pomona College, this Queen Anne-style Victorian home had fallen into neglect and disrepair. The College hired...

Southern California Gardener’s Checklist: October

Our friends at Houzz have a great editorial piece about maintaining your garden this fall. Did you know that fall is actually the prime season for planting here in Southern California?   Consider cool-season flowers or try planting Mediterranean natives such as lavenders, sages, aloes and agaves. But...

Featured on Houzz

Houzz has written a featured editorial ideabook titled "Roots of Style: Spanish Eclectic Homes Find a Place in the Sun" and HartmanBaldwin’s Oakdale Residence was discussed.   Living in California, you are bound to come across a variety of Spanish inspired homes that incorporate everything from gable and...