Brand Ambassador for Thermador

Posted by

IMG_3270

I am SO excited to announce that I am now brand ambassador for Thermador, the American luxury kitchen appliance brand that provides real innovations for real cooks! I have been a fan of Thermador for a long time – I grew up enjoying delicious meals my mom prepared on her Thermador range, and I am so excited to be able to talk about their amazing products for both designers and consumers!

Thermador-Logo

I will be providing great new ideas and trends on several of the company’s channels, like its blog and newsletters. We’ll be talking about kitchen design, how to personalize your kitchen so it functions for YOU, how to choose the right appliances, and so much more. You know how I love to cook, so of course there will also be recipes!

IMG_3284

The Thermador team is top-notch and really devoted to creating the best tools for people who really do love to cook, bake, and entertain, and the company has some cutting-edge and innovative designs that I can’t wait to show you!

My first blog post for Thermador goes up later today on thermador.com, and it will show you how much fun I had cooking with my mom and my daughter at Thermador’s Experience & Design Center in California! It was an amazing day, and I definitely got some great ideas for the appliances I’m purchasing for my brand new kitchen – which we start renovating in 3 weeks. EEK!

Let me know what kitchen topics are the hottest for you right now – and I’ll get cooking on great new tips and ideas with Thermador!

xo,

Tobi-Signature

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow Me on Pinterest

Tobi TV: Remodel Solutions

Posted by

Tobi-TV-logo-600x332

Most of my projects are remodels rather than new construction – hard to believe, right? But I don’t think you have to start from scratch to get the home of your dreams. In fact, I love to take my clients’ problems and find the perfect solution for them!

Screen Shot 2015-05-11 at 3.48.17 PM

In a recent project, my client had a small and chopped-up layout for the master bath, and it just wasn’t working. So how did I fix that for them? Let’s take a look:

Now that’s a room that makes my clients feel like they’re in a luxury spa every time they step inside! Let’s take a look again at what we did:

1. Function is so key – you need to decide how you want the room to work for YOU. In this space, I removed an office nearby to use the space for the master bathroom.

2. The bathroom before was so dark and cramped, so I wrapped the room in layers of white to give it a beautiful and serene design.

3. This room really has all the amenities my client wanted – like his-and-her vanities, a seated makeup area, and a walk-in shower.

4. To create cohesion from one room to the next, I added touches of blue that can be found in the nearby master bedroom.

See? You can create your perfect home without even moving! What would be the first room you would change in your current home? Let me know in the comments below!

xo,

Tobi-Signature

 

 

 

 

Follow Me on Pinterest

Tobi TV: Clever Kitchens

Posted by

Tobi-TV-logo-600x332

In a kitchen, you don’t need a ton of space to make it work for you. In fact, I like to design smaller kitchens to really test my ability to create a fabulous, functional space.

Screen Shot 2015-05-11 at 3.04.50 PM

Because the kitchen is usually the centerpiece of the home, it always becomes a gathering space, doesn’t it? And there are plenty of ways that you can entertain your friends and family in the kitchen without feeling like you’ve run out of room. Let’s look at the great kitchen of one of my favorite clients for a few tips. It’s not a small kitchen, but it’s not huge either and we really packed a lot of great function and detail in this room. Take a look:

Don’t you just love that space? I do! Let’s recap those tips for the kitchen.

1. A custom-built island can be the perfect multi-functional item for prepping, serving, and gathering, even homework!

2. Try panel-front appliances instead of stainless steel or other materials. It looks just like your cabinetry and makes your kitchen look larger.

3. Punch up your neutral kitchen with color, whether from a great range with red knobs or a fabulous green island with a cafe counter top!

Those tips put the fun in functional! How would you create your perfect cooking space? Tell me what you think and leave a comment below!

xo,

Tobi-Signature

 

 

 

 

Follow Me on Pinterest

A Little Color Talk with ElleDecor.com

Posted by

blushelledecor

(Photo via Elle Decor)

You know I love pink. I used a blush shade all over my new CR Laine collection and I’m planning Pink and Yellow in my new Dining Room. But not everyone can embrace this lovely hue. Can you?

Today I got to weigh in on pink and few other colors that often get a bad rap in this fun article at ElleDecor.com called “6 Paint Colors You Only Think You Hate“.

Enjoy and Happy Holiday Weekend! xo,

Tobi Signature

 

 

 

Follow Me on Pinterest

Tobi TV: Bring the Light

Posted by

Tobi-TV-logo-600x332

Do you know what one thing makes any room in your house look better? Natural light! I love to have windows that will let that sun flow into a room. Add in some neutral colors, and you can completely transform a space!

Screen Shot 2015-05-11 at 4.02.25 PM

For this particular project of mine, it had been a little while since the first time we designed the home originally, and not only had trends and times changed, but the way my clients live had changed, too! So how did I “bring the light” into this master bedroom? Let’s take a look:

What a transformation! So what did I do to revamp this home?

1. After gutting the original bedroom, we put in an extra window which really gave the room more light!

2. I added pilasters to give a bit of grandeur to space and to frame the windows and add more architectural interest.

3. When you let the light in – both with windows and with beautiful light colors in the room – it can make a space look twice the size it really is!

4. Rethinking how you’re using your square footage allows you to lighten up the floor plan and give the room better flow and function.

How is the natural light in YOUR space? It really is one of the best ways to update your room, so let me know in the comments where you are letting the light in!

xo,

Tobi-Signature

 

 

 

 

Follow Me on Pinterest