MAK Tour 2016: A Peek Into 9 Modern LA Homes

MAK Tour 2016: A Peek Into 9 Modern LA Homes

On October 2nd, we had the pleasure of going on the 2016 MAK Tour in our local neighborhood of Northeast Los Angeles. The self-guided tour took us through nine homes that are all great examples of modernist architecture and were designed by a handful of architects, some of whom, like Schindler and Lautner, are very well-known for their iconic buildings in Los Angeles... 

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10 Reasons Why We're Obsessed with Pillowfort's New Tropical Line for Target

10 Reasons Why We're Obsessed with Pillowfort's New Tropical Line for Target

Last time we were strolling around our local Target, we couldn't help but notice the fun, tropical offerings we saw in the kids' home decor section. We don't have kids (yet) but we decided we wanted to look further into what this whole Pillowfort collection was all about. Turns out, it features some super colorful, tiki-esque designs that we almost (or definitely) want to buy for ourselves. Whether you've got kids in need of some new decor or you're just into imaginative, cheerful accents, it's worth checking this stuff out! 

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Modern Tiki Lounge's Top 10 Posts of 2015

Modern Tiki Lounge's Top 10 Posts of 2015

Just out of curiosity, we decided to take a look at our analytics to see which of our blog posts you liked most in 2015. Turns out this list sums up a lot of great events and experiences we had last year and we thought we'd share. Check 'em out in case you may have missed a few throughout the year! Working our way backwards...

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Top 10 Reasons to Stay at the Disneyland Hotel

Top 10 Reasons to Stay at the Disneyland Hotel

Planning to stay at a hotel on your next trip to DisneylandIf you're looking for a magical Disney-filled getaway, the Disneyland Hotel is one of your best options to consider (and in our opinion, it's THE best). We've stayed there at least 5 times and every time we've absolutely loved it. Want to know why? Here are our ten favorite things about the resort - check 'em out...

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Brighten Up Your Home - 25 Colorful Sofas Under $1000

Brighten Up Your Home - 25 Colorful Sofas Under $1000

One way to instantly make any room pop is to feature a colorful piece of furniture. This method of decorating has the potential to instantly liven up any space, make you happier, and can even make your other design choices for the room easier (crazy, I know). Curious to see what options are out there? Let's take a look at some colorful couches. These pieces can spice up your living room, office, or even bedroom (if you've got the space). We picked options in just about every color imaginable and all pieces are under $1000 (because who doesn't like saving money on furniture?). Check out this rainbow of sofas and take that leap...

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7 Unique & Affordable SoCal Wedding Venues

7 Unique & Affordable SoCal Wedding Venues

Over the past few weeks of wedding planning, we have found SO many wedding venues that look great but we've only been able to visit a few top picks. This has been pretty fun for us as architectural/interior designers! We've been a quest for a spot that's interesting architecturally, has a great view, or is in a warehouse. Want to see our favorites? Check out all of the great spaces we got to explore...

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16 Must-Have Nursery Items for the Modern Tiki Baby

16 Must-Have Nursery Items for the Modern Tiki Baby

This week, a new Land of Nod catalog arrived in the mail and I started flipping through it imaging what a Modern Tiki Lounge inspired baby room might look like.  I started picking out some stylish digs for my "dream nursery" and here's what I came up with...

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10 New Gold Pieces from CB2 that Add Some Glam to Any Space

10 New Gold Pieces from CB2 that Add Some Glam to Any Space

I'm the first to admit, I'm a really big fan of CB2. When I got their latest catalog that said they had 400 new products in stock, I started flipping through it immediately. Out of everything, my favorite pieces are definitely the gold ones!  I think it's because lately I've been really into interiors that pair gold against dark woods and jewel tones like dark teal.  Want to get this look?  Here are our top 10 picks - there's something for every budget...  

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One of the Best Airbnb Listings in New Orleans

One of the Best Airbnb Listings in New Orleans

When we started to plan our trip, I decided to explore the options available on Airbnb.  They were definitely cheaper and more interesting looking than hotels for the weekend and, for the three of us, many offered the luxury of multiple bedrooms, a kitchen, the works.  As a designer, I usually seek out unique accommodations when I travel because, if I'm spending the money, why not stay in a cool space?  I ended up stumbling across this decorator's home right off of Magazine St...

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10 Must-Have Mid-Century Modern Living Room Pieces

10 Must-Have Mid-Century Modern Living Room Pieces

As I mentioned in a previous post about some of my design consulting work, I've recently been working on some concepts for an office interior.  This design was slated for the lobby but I think it can be equally successful when repurposed for a Mad-Men-esque living room...  

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15 Must-Have Items for Any Industrial Modern Office

15 Must-Have Items for Any Industrial Modern Office

Much of my time lately has been spent consulting on all sorts of design (architectural, interior, graphic, etc.) and some of the projects have been quite fun.  I've always loved sourcing furniture looks and I was recently asked to come up with some inspiration boards for a creative R&D tech firm's new office...  

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100-Day Project: Day 4 - Water

100-Day Project: Day 4 - Water

The prompt today was: Water.  At first I considered the "backside of water," but then I decided to focus on a cool water feature at one of my favorite tiki bars, the Tonga Hut.  Since I'm there just about every week for Tiki Tuesday (in an effort to cross off all the drinks on my Grog Log), I stare at this fountain quite a bit.  

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Bright Ideas to Brighten Your Home

Bright Ideas to Brighten Your Home

This past week, my family experienced a huge loss when my grandmother passed away. She's been perhaps the largest guiding force in my life, more of a parent than a grandparent really, and is largely responsible for where I am today.  Overall, we've been focusing on celebrating her life and amazing spirit.  Since her passing, we've taken time to reflect on the great memories we shared with her, sort through lots of great old pictures, and unearth some pretty amazing historical documents and family records...

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