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Friday, February 28, 2014


DESIGN NOTES—A foursome of items today on local design.

Chef Richard Blais, Juniper & Ivy
1.--Juniper & Ivy, a brand new modernist restaurant concept by local investor Mike Rosen and chef Richard Blais will open Monday.  Blais, who also operates The Spence restaurant in Atlanta tapped Atlanta-based The Johnson Studio to transform an old commercial warehouse in Little Italy into another industrial chic eatery.

Award winning bath by Damian Tuggey, ASID, San Diego.
Photography by Martin Mann, courtesy of 
San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles magazine, March 2014
2.--Four amazing bath designs are featured in the March edition of San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles.  Headlining the 15th annual contest were design winners:
     Damian Tuggey, ASID, Tuggey Interior Design, 858-270-2249;
     Michelle Strausbaugh, Reveal Studio, 619-405-4738; Mark C. Morris, AIA, Oasis Architecture & Design 858-273-5632 with Lisa Franco, Lisa Franco Interiors 858-354-6496;
     Susan Bachand Morone,Albert Morone, 3M Studio, 760-294-7122.

3. Modernism book signing at Boomerang for Modern for "California Designing Women 1896-1986" written by Bill Stern with designers Marilyn Austin, Arline Fisch, Judith Hendler and Cher Pendarvis. Saturday, March 1 from 2 pm to 5 pm at Boomerang for Modern, 2475 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy.

4.—ASID, AIA and ASLA Designers to Offer Complimentary Design Consultations at the Spring Home/Garden Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

ASID San Diego chapter members, who specialize in residential design will be at the Spring Home/Garden Show to offer complimentary personal consultations to homeowners looking to improve, re-design, or create new interiors for their home.  The show takes place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds from Feb. 28 through March 2.

To make an appointment in advance, please visit the show web site at and click on “Private Design Consultations.”   Bring in your questions, ideas, plans, photos and sketches for your meeting with a professional interior designer.  Look for the “Ask the Experts" booth in the northwest corner of O’Brien Hall.

The ASID designers will be there with their colleagues from the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architects, who are also available for consultation.

The San Diego Chapter of ASID is proud to be one of the most active ASID chapters in the country with nearly 700 interior design professionals.  ASID serves as a resource for designers, service providers, and other design industry professionals.

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