We love hosting our design workshops at Farrow & Ball / SoCo & the OC Mix

every other month in Costa Mesa, CA to educate clients on how to design their home as

present with the help of the coolest online invitation platform, Outlive Design.  

It's the new, modern, mindful way of designing your home to live a more

productive and healthy life!  To keep up with the workshop schedule,

please follow @OutliveDesign on Insta or like it's Facebook page.


To register for August workshops, please follow the links below:


Sat, Aug 11, 2018 - 12pm to 3pm



Thurs, Aug 30, 2018 - 6pm to 8pm




Join us for a 1-on-1 free design workshop to learn how to design your

home as a present at Farrow & Ball / SoCo in Costa Mesa, CA!  It's a great

way to meet designers in person, get all of your questions answered, and

receive 20% off design fee!  To check out the upcoming dates, please 

visit www.outlivedesign.com or follow @outlivedesign on

Instagram or Facebook.



I ran into Johnathan Goldsmith at the Last Book Store in Downtown LA!


Check out my recent project!  A mix of styles and price points to

keep it transitional and budget friendly.  Because I work on very selective

projects, this one was extra special as it was less about decoration and more

about solving problems.. "designing."  We took it out of early 1940's and

updated it to 2018!  Unfortunately, I won't be able to share any

"before" pictures to show you the amazing transformation per

client's request.



UC Irvine School of Social Sciences talks about my newest startup,

Outlive Design, and how it helps you design your home as a present!  

Check it out:





This is not only my dream house, but also the coolest new 72-hour Cabin in Sweden designed

to soothe stress in human beings!  Karolinska Institutet experimented on five different 

professionals and saw a 70% decrease in stress level.  These cabins are now open as holiday

retreats to the general public.  Get more information by visiting www.visitsweden.com



Pantone's Color of the Year 2018

(...and my personal favorite!)

is Ultra Violet! =)




Please join us to learn about the newest online invitation, Outlive Design, for hosts that love

interior design and would like to receive it as a present on a special occasion, such as,

a wedding, housewarming, baby shower, birthday, or an anniversary!  Along with

refreshments and swag bags, we're offering 20% off design fee, 3 gallons of

paint, and a Farrow & Ball design inspiration book!  Learn more on IG...

@OutliveDesign | @Farrowandball




This is a great example of balancing high and low saturation of two different colors

to make the space look aesthetically appealing.


Image:  Instagram


Design is all about balance, scale, and harmony.  This cozy nook of a living room designed by

Curtis Elmy is a great example of balancing neutrals and making it aesthetically pleasing

to the eye.  If you need design assistance or just a few hours of consultation, please

feel free to reach out to me at info@outliveonline.com.





My favorite annual design event in Los Angeles was a hit!  

I got to meet and learn from the highly influential, such as, Nate Berkus

and also made some new, amazing friends from around the world!

Please check out Nate Berkus' new desktop collection at Target.

 Giving a client a tour of SoCo's OC Mix in Costa Mesa, CA for an upcoming project.

"Why is interior design so expensive?" ..she asked.

First of all, design is a way of thinking.  It requires planning and that takes time, research,

vision, leg work plus the cost of products, labor, logistics and much more.  For all those reasons,

the cost slowly adds up.  Depending on which designer you choose to work with, they may charge a

flat fee, hourly fee or commission on the total cost of the project.  Personally, I prefer to charge a flat fee for

the planning phase and hourly for consultation.  Sometimes I encourage clients to help out with placing

orders or execution to keep their cost down.  I also love finding cost effective products without compromising

quality to complete the vision.  Additionally, incorporating what you already have is a great way to save!  

Feel free to contact me and we can meet up over coffee to understand your needs and budget.  

Remember, you can always start with consultation only and then see how much help you'll need

before committing to the whole design process.



Design Tip:

Letting natural light pour into a space increases human productivity!


Image: Houzz


My tiny feet over these beautiful mosaic tiles at

Ann Sacks at the Laguna Design Center!

Image: iPhone


Remodeling your kitchen is a great way to add resale value to your house and  

it's absolutely worth hiring a designer to help you make the right decisions.  I've come across clients that

spent thousands of dollars into materials and construction only to find out that the final result did

not reflect their original vision.  Please feel free to send me a message at info@outliveonline.com for

consultation or design assistance and save time, energy, and money!

Image: Pinterest


Pantone's Color of the Year 2017 is Greenery!  

I'm in LOVE with this picture.  It so beautifully interprets my vision of thinking big 

and letting go of those barriers in our minds that stop us from making the

most of our short life.  Outlive!


Image: Dwell