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Tuesday, October 21, 2014


ASID’s Self-Guided Kitchen & Bath Tour Oct. 25
Showcases 11 Spectacular Spaces in Nine Residences.
These new remodels illustrate the latest trends in appliances,
surfaces, cabinetry, flooring, color, materials and
energy-saving advances

LOCAL TOUR SATURDAY--The American Society of Interior Designer’s Kitchen & Bath Tour, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. showcases eight kitchens and three baths that underscore the broad range of lifestyles, tastes, and personal references found in San Diego County homes.
“Our tour this year shows how designers can work with the unique needs of homeowners, while creating beautiful spaces,” says Beppie Mostert, Allied ASID, event chair.  “The projects on display were designed for families, couples, a not-interested-in-cooking 25-year-old bachelor, a couple with aging-in-place concerns, and a vegan with very specific food preparation requirements. 

Attendees will observe strikingly personal design solutions. This is a great opportunity for people looking to upgrade their homes to get design ideas and talk with professionals,” said Mostert.
The projects on the Kitchen & Bath Tour illustrate the dynamic interaction among designers, contractors, and clients.  Participating designers, who will be available to discuss the projects and answer questions, include Bonnie Bagley Catlin, Allied ASID, Signature Designs Kitchen & Bath; Kimberley B. Hansen, ASID, Burgess Hansen Design; Kristy Kropat, Allied ASID, Kropat Interior Design; Tatiana Machado-Rosas, Allied ASID, Jackson Design and Remodeling; Suzi O’Brien, Allied ASID, Eco Lux Design; Isabelle Odjaghian, ASID, Interiors by Isabelle; Kelly Smiar Interior Design, ASID, Kelly Smiar Interior Design; Rebecca Soechtig, ASID, REDinteriors; and Sol Quintana Wagoner, Allied ASID, Jackson Design and Remodeling.  
“The participating designers represent a broad swatch of the top design talent in San Diego County,” said Anne Kellett, ASID, chapter president.  “There is a mix of accomplished design professionals with thick portfolios and young designers who bring a Gen X sensibility and verve.”
The tour homes are located Escondido, Encinitas, Solana Beach, San Diego and Lakeside.
Highlights include a 1920-era kitchen that was completely remodeled and modernized, while keeping its early 20th century appearance; a kitchen with a definite garage aesthetic: stainless steel cabinetry, ceramic tile that mimics a concrete garage floor, and faucets that resemble motorcycle parts; and a kitchen for vegans, which includes a quartzite counter to resist juice stains, extra large island for veggie prep; a large single basin sink for washing vegetables and a foot pedal for the faucet to minimize water use.
“The designers will be available to discuss how their designs responded to the lifestyles, design preferences and budgetary considerations of their clients,” said Mostert.  “And, to point out how they incorporated the latest trends, appliances, and materials into their designs.  This is a great way for the public to have a one-on-one conversation with a variety of top designers,” she added.

Information and tickets, priced at $25, are available at  Generous group discounts are offered.  Tickets will also be available at all tour sites the day of the tour and addresses will be posted on the website a few days before the tour.  Information: (858) 274-3345.


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