We are so excited to be featured in HGTV Faces of Design for the THIRD year in a row!!! This year we are nominated for the Master Retreats category for our Bel Air master bedroom. Incase you haven't seen this project, check it out below. This was one of our favorite spaces in the home to design.
In this master bedroom we wanted to create a 70's funk meets modern mountain vibe. The wood wall treatment added an amazing layer to the room and set the tone for the oversized brass bed. We built the bedroom off of a neutral palette using earth tones and added depth by bringing in rich saturated elements to give the space its own personality. Click here to VOTE!
Hello everyone! As summer is near, we are looking for TWO summer interns to join our team. If you think you fit the part, please send your resume and any additional information (social media, blog, portfolio, etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your availability and preferred time frame for the internship.
INTERIOR DESIGN INTERN (RESIDENTIAL)
Orange County | Costa Mesa
Blackband Design is looking for an interior design intern to work in our new design studio and assist our designers and showroom managers.
Growing residential design firm in a new location we just opened in Costa Mesa. We have a cool, boutique design studio. In addition to doing great design, we also sell furniture, artwork, accessories, custom pillows, and basically everything for the home. We are down to earth and pretty fun to work with. It’s a fast paced environment and we’re looking for someone to grow with us.
Creative, honest, hardworking. Looking to develop a strong foundation in interior design.
Interested in growing with a company.
-Must currently be enrolled in an interior design program.
-Merchandising and accessorizing experience preferred.
-Customer service and retail experience preferred.
-Organizing materials library
-Creating and updating tearsheets
-Assisting designers and design projects.
-Work with suppliers and fabric reps.
-Working with clients and showroom customers.
-Working on in-home installations.
-Merchandising & keeping the showroom looking great.
-Assist showroom manager in receiving & tagging merchandise.
-Administrative work and answering phones.
This is an unpaid internship
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 9:30-5:30
We are so excited to share that we are taking part in the Lido House Hotel Project, a stylish coastal retreat located in the original heart of Newport Beach. Led by Bob Olson of R.D. Olson Development, the four story, 130 room boutique hotel is under construction at the old city hall site, 3300 Newport Boulevard.
There will be five luxury residential-style cottages designed by local Newport Beach designers, and this is where we come in! The design process for our cottage is already underway… We were selected as one of the design firms and we’ve already started the design process for one of the cottages. We feel so fortunate to be involved, it’s such a cool concept and a great way to bring together the community of Newport Beach. Stay tuned for progress pictures and updates along the way!
We attended the ground breaking ceremony on June 30th which signifies the first physical step towards completing this hotel by Summer 2017! Below you can take a peek at the layout of the new property, including the location of the cottage we are designing.
It’s that time of year again, we are hosting our SECOND annual warehouse tent sale! We had a huge turnout last year so we decided to do it again, and this time we’ve got even more to sell.
We’re marking down artwork, pillows, accessories, furniture and lighting. Our sale will be on Friday April 15th + Saturday April 16th from 9am to 4pm so mark your calendars, grab a friend and get here early! The sale will take place at our Irvine showroom, the address is 17971 Skypark Circle #K Irvine, CA 92614. Hope to see you all there!
Ojai is a charming little town an hour and a half north of Los Angeles. It’s a perfect destination for a weekend getaway or a spontaneous day trip!
Friends Ranches: There are so many great places to check out in Ojai, but one of our favorites has to be Friend’s Ranches where they grow their infamous pixie tangerines! They offer springtime orchard tours taking you through the history of their family and farm. Meditation Mountain: a sacred site on 32 acres, this is a perfect spot to escape the hustle of city life and soak in the zen vibes. Ojai Olive Oil: surrounded by mountains and trees, this hidden gem offers free tours twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You can learn about the process of making the olive oil, hear about the history of the ranch and sample different oils.
Barts Books: the worlds greatest outdoor bookstore! This is a quaint little bookstore downtown Ojai that is worth checking out. Quick tip: If you take a stroll down the street towards town you’ll stumble upon the most charming Spanish bungalow you will ever lay eyes on (pictured below)! Summer Camp: A husband and wife reimagined this midcentury gas station and turned it into a unique shop with a big personality. The owner gave us this awesome map pinpointing what to check out in Ojai and we shared it down below! A few of our other favorites include Modern Folk Living, an eco-boutique for hand selected products; Into The Field, a desert inspired lifestyle boutique; DeKor & Co, where they carry an eclectic selection of vintage and custom made pieces.
Almost everything in Ojai is locally sourced and finding a spot to grab lunch can be difficult with so many great options! Based off our own experiences, we recommend grabbing brunch at Knead Baking Company and stopping in for lunch at Hip Vegan or Farmer and the Cook. If you’re looking to indulge in a little wine tasting, stop by The Ojai Vineyard or Tipple & Ramble. You can also take an “All Around Ojai” tour on a jeep with Cloud Climbers that ends up stopping at a local winery.
We are constantly asked what white paint we use so we decided to do one big blog post to try and answer as many questions as we could! The right white (in our opinion) is a neutral true white and we wanted to let you know what shades we turn to first when we are looking for a clean crisp white. Our best suggestion is to test, test, test! Pick up small cans of your favorites and sample the paints on your wall near each other, then observe at various times of the day to see how they reflect different light in the room. We just painted our showroom and offices in Dunn Edwards White (DEW380) and it made a huge difference, everything feels so bright and airy! If you have any other questions, please leave them in the comments section!