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Bringing the Indoors Out: Outdoor Countertops – 6 week summer series

Here we are again in the second installment of the 6 week summer series where I talk about the what and where of designing outdoor living spaces. This week I will focus on countertops for outdoor kitchens. There are 4 categories of countertops that I will cover: concrete, manufactured stone, granite and tile. Materials for counters CONCRETE COUNTERTOPS PROS: very versatile - it looks great in a contemporary or traditional setting…
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Bringing the Indoors Out: flooring materials for outdoor living – 6 week summer series

Designing the perfect outdoor space starts with selecting the right materials that will endure the elements and stand up over time. You have to consider the horizontal and the vertical surfaces equally because of wind, rain and sun. I will cover flooring selection, counters, appliances, cabinets & lighting, firepit/place, furniture in this 6 week series. This week we discuss flooring materials for outdoor living. Flooring - Flooring both undercover or outdoor,…
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Interior Design for Outdoor Living Areas -kitchen, living, dining, fireplace

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

I have had the great fortune of being interviewed by writer Beth Wood, for a Q&A about interior design for outdoor living areas - including kitchen, living and dining spaces. On page 36, in the May edition of the Union Tribune's Coastal Magazine, you will find my advice on design solutions for outdoor living from materials to furnishings. The DO's and the DON'Ts, the PROs and the CONs of outdoor spaces.…
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Announcing my new baby!

After many hours of labor, a lot of heavy breathing and much pushing (of the limits), my new baby is here.  Okay enough of the puns already. I've been working hand in hand with my coder for the last few months to create my redesigned website - Chock full of new large images and loads of information, I hope that you will take a minute to browse my new site…
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Only 2 More Days…

Only two more days until the first day of spring – is your back yard ready for summer? With this heat wave we are having in San Diego it is not too hard to imagine that summer is just around the corner. If your outdoor space isn’t ready, consider getting started purchasing outdoor furniture soon! Custom fabrics and cushioning can make furniture delivery times take anywhere from 4-12 weeks so, your…
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white brick home with green shutters and dormers for sale

3 Amazing Ways Interior Design Can Increase Your Home Value

HAPPY 2015! The thought of a new beginning is always present at the start of a new year - maybe we’ll lose those extra pounds, set some new life goals, or plan a vacation. What ever your wish is for 2015, I wish you that, plus all the love your heart can handle, all the joy that life can bring, and all the laughter your belly can endure. Cheers Rebecca ____________________________________________…
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architectural digest 2019

One Last Wonderful Thing…

I am so happy to share that REDinterior will be in the January Issue of Architectural Digest as a "Leading Designer of San Diego". It is such a privileged to have my work showing in one of the most prestigious magazines for home design. I hope you are a subscriber to this fine magazine as this article is unique to each geographic area – only San Diego subscribers will be able to see this, it will not be available on newsstands. This is the article in AD is pictured below. I have so many things to be grateful for this year, from my clients, to being published from time to time (yay!! AD), to be able to travel to exciting…
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Ocean Front Remodel in Solana Beach – Before & After

At this beachfront home, sandy neutrals get a kick from bright coral and blues without competing with the ocean view. This seaside escape for homeowners Peter, retired Clinical Psychiatrist & Neurologist and Monique, practicing artist, was created as their retirement retreat. The overhaul included enlarging the kitchen by 90% to accommodate all the latest Subzero and Wolf appliances for Peter's aspiring gourmet cooking needs.  A serene beachy feel was the aspiration and inspired the tan and blue pallet. Pictured above, Peter and I are discussing the surround sound system installed and how he listens to classical as well as live radio from Germany and Switzerland, our respective homelands MASTER BEDROOM Here we removed the boxy fireplace and replaced it with…
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contemporary master vanity remodel – before & after

Contemporary Before & After Remodel – Phase 2

In my last post I told you about a 2 phase remodel I worked on, showing before & after pictures of the fireplace, kitchen and flooring. I got some great feed back and comments and am excited to show you what we did in phase 2 for this small, contemporary, ocean-front condo. The focus of phase 2 was to design the sleeping quarters and baths to visually blend with the work we had already done. The challenge was to make a tiny master bathroom and bedroom feel bigger without adding square footage. BEFORE & AFTER PHASE 2 Guest Bath The original guest bath was the run-of-the-mill builder special cabinets and tile. Staying with our sleek, clean, white contemporary look we…
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Contemporary Before & After Remodel – Phase 1

Summer is coming to an end and it's time for kids to go back to school. September is a great time for new beginnings. With that in mind, I want to share one of my smaller remodel projects with you. In this contemporary before and after, we remodeled this small 1100sf ocean front condo in 2 phases. In the first phase we refreshed the kitchen, tiled the floor and replaced the fireplace. REMODEL PHASE I THE KITCHEN In an effort to keep costs in check we decided to paint the existing cabinets. Existing white appliances dictated our selection of gloss white which gave us a built-in look without the cost.  While I don't normally recommend keeping older cabinetry because of…
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Stunning Hudson Furniture Chandelier

Kelvin, Lumens, Watts it all mean?

Getting the right lighting for your space can be confusing. This stunning Hudson Furniture chandelier above, while certainly an accent in any room, is an example of an ambient lighting fixture. There are 3 basic types of lighting that haven't really changed in the last 10 years. Task - for reading or food prep. Ambient - general room lighting. Accent - highlighting art or washing a textured wall to draw attention to an area. HOWEVER, the language of lighting has changed. Watts is what consumers knew and came to understand. Since the change of lighting with efficacy regulations we now have terms that we aren't familiar with - Kelvin and Lumens, Watts it all mean? WATTs still tell us how much…
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Happy New Year 2016

My Wish for 2016

Happy 2016! The thought of a new beginning is always present at the start of a new year – maybe we’ll lose those extra pounds, set some new life goals, or plan a dream vacation. I can't believe we are already here - 2016. Last year just flew by - did it for you too? Scott and I started a ritual a few years back of going to a cabin somewhere in the woods for new years and planning for the year to come.  We write out our goals and use various means throughout the year to help us make them come to fruition. For those that know me, you know that I have been blessed to go on some pretty amazing…
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Revealing the Life of a Designer Rebecca RED interior

So Grateful and Excited to Share This with You

Can you believe we are just 2 weeks away from Thanksgiving?! Where does time go? In my travels, I have visited places where people aren't as fortunate as we are, which is always a reminder to stop worrying about the trivial things I sometimes get so caught up in. While I am always grateful for all that I have, November is a month that reminds me to vocalize my gratitude.  I have wonderful clients that I enjoy working with and I want to thank you all for being a part of my life and trusting me with creating your spaces. This year, I am especially grateful to my sister, Stephanie, the talented Director, Producer and Writer of the top rated…
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Interior Design for Outdoor Living Areas -kitchen, living, dining, fireplace

Is This a Housing Bubble: Should You Invest in Interior Design?

As an Interior Designer I always consider resale value when helping a client remodel. In this crazy housing market, I asked 3 realtors for their opinion on where the market is, what they think the market will do and are people still renovating? Claudette Blanchard Berwin, Gallery Properties, Angela Hamann,Carrington, Real Estate Services, Micah Logan, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, Q. What percentage have home prices gone up/down over the last year? Claudette - In La Jolla, median home sales have increased 20.6% over last year! As of May, 2015, the median home price in La Jolla is $1,000,000, compared to May of 2014 when the median was $829,500 according to Sandicor. Angela - San Diego prices have…
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