Client Stories

Client Stories

To many, business trips mean room service, hotel bars and company-paid dinners. Not a bad deal every once in a while. But when you’re jetting off to a different city for work nearly every week, the hotel life can get old fast. Such was the case for Arena Ventures, a seed stage venture capital firm based in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Though Arena’s four-person team of investors live in L.A., their work frequently takes them to the country’s tech capital, where they meet with startup founders and visit various

We feel so lucky to have been invited into the homes of some truly special people this year.  So as it draws to a close, we’re looking back on all of the amazing clients and spaces that made 2016 magical. From a country music star’s southern glamour den to a food blogger’s quirky bakeshop to a magazine editor’s new office, these are the makeovers that made our year! A Glam Office for Cosmo’s Editor-in-Chief Michele Promaulayko, the recently appointed editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine has style for days. We helped her bring the boldly

Becoming the editor-in-chief of a magazine known as “the bible for fun, fearless females” is a major undertaking, especially when said bible has over 17 million monthly readers. But the witty Michele Promaulayko, the recently appointed editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan (and the new editorial director of Seventeen), knows the recipe for success. “Cosmo women possess the ability to surprise and think outside the box,” Michele says. And for a magazine that’s been around since 1886, those are two very important skills to have. Over the years, Cosmo has stayed relevant by consistently reinventing

From boutique airlines to boutique hotels, to well, boutique-boutiques, there’s something about shopping small that burns a hole in our pockets and brings joy to our hearts. And while infinite options exist online, there’s no denying the personal experience that local, brick and mortar stores provide. Our favorite newcomer? Adelante. Redesigned after ten years in business by Laurel & Wolf’s own Claire Zinnecker, this boutique is girly girl done Austin-style. Decked out in soft, blush tones, marble print wallpaper, and rattan accents, the design reflects the edgy-feminine look of the clothes. So,

Moving in with your significant other is a big step in any relationship. Moving in with your significant other with only a few weeks warning is a different story entirely. When Casey, a social media manager living in Los Angeles was told she had a mere week to get out of her apartment, she went into panic mode. “My roommate at the time got a job offer in San Francisco and had to move up there right away. Our landlady was less than understanding about it – she wouldn’t allow a

Valeria Girimonte and Alexis Bernard had to put their worldly travels on hold when their two children were born. But the international couple–she hails from Argentina, he from Belgium–still wanted to maintain a sense of adventure. They found it in Tahoe. Captivated by its crystal-clear lakes, towering evergreens, and glittering, snow-capped peaks, the pair purchased a rustic cabin in Tahoe Donner. “We wanted somewhere with a lot of opportunities to do sports,” says Valeria. From downhill and cross-country skiing to mountain biking and horseback riding, the Tahoe Donner area offers a

He doesn’t talk. He bites when he’s mad. And man, can he destroy a sofa. Our latest design client was no walk in the park. But he ended up being one of our all-time favorites. Who is he? Meet Pablo — a Maltese Mix from the mean streets of Los Angeles. What he lacks in breeding, he more than makes up for in swagger. And, while he may look sweet, he’s got serious bark. When he isn’t chatting up maltipoos at the dog park, you’ll find him buried in his books, studying the art of potty-training and postmodern

How would you like to wake up every day feeling refreshed, revitalized, and ready to go to work? Studies show that a well-designed office has a direct positive impact on the health and productivity of employees. To put it plainly, stylish design equals happy workers, and BLND PR has definitely not missed the memo. The boutique public relations firm based out of Hermosa Beach, CA, has mastered the art of working hard and playing hard. Their new office by Laurel & Wolf Luca Pepitone is a clear representation of this motto, filled

When you spend your days changing the face of new media and your nights at home raising an energetic two-year-old, decorating your space probably falls last on your to-do list. So, when Digital Media Exec Sarah Penna’s realtor showed her an off-the-market, modern stunner in Mar Vista, CA, she decided to leave the design work to the professionals. “I was driving myself crazy on Pinterest. I could probably do a hilarious [Youtube] series about things I saw on Pinterest, tried to do, and absolutely failed,” says Sarah. The Before: The After: And she knows a thing or two

Like most Angelenos, Ilya Pozin and his family like to take advantage of the city’s near-perfect weather by doing pretty much everything outdoors. And lucky for them, they had the perfect backyard for it with a pool, half an acre of mature trees, and a full patio made for barbecues, al fresco dinners, and balmy afternoons spent sunbathing and playing with the kids. What they didn’t have? Furniture worthy of their beautiful surroundings. Their sad set of grocery store patio furniture just wasn’t cutting it. Their outdoor space deserved better. Ilya had

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