NEWPORT HARBOR HOME TOUR 2022
The Newport Harbor Home Tour was a success once again! It was so wonderful to welcome the community into Project Lido Point and see so many of you touring this incredible property on such a beautiful day. The best day on the bay!!
We appreciate your support for the Newport Harbor Educational Foundation and we hope you are feeling more inspired than ever after today's tour.
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BLACKBAND DESIGN WAREHOUSE SALE
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2021
10AM - 2PM
3031 OAK ST, SANTA ANA, CA 92702
COME + SHOP REAL GOOD DEALS ON DESIGNER FURNITURE, LIGHTING, PILLOWS + MORE!
We channeled some of our favorite characters for this year's annual office costume party. From Hulu to Netflix and many networks in between, there was a lot of binge-worthy entertainment to celebrate.
"Flip" through our Reel on Instagram to see what to watch next!
Starring Wendy as Queen Elizabeth
Starring Greg as King George III
The Great British Bake Off
Starring Mary as a Contestant
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Starring Rachel as Mrs. Maisel
Starring Kate as Dwight
The Handmaid's Tale
Starring Rylee + Megan
Starring Jillian as Cruella de Vil
The Queen's Gambit
Starring Kim as Beth Harmon
Starring Mike as Ted Lasso
Starring Annie as Blair Waldorf
Emily in Paris
Starring Samantha as Emily
Starring Tanya as Eleven
Game of Thrones
Starring Alanna as Khalessi
Starring Lea as Damian
Starring Payton as Joe Exotic
*Cue the ending credits*
We hope you enjoyed a fun and safe Halloween!! Let the countdown to next year begin!
Costumes of Blackband Halloweens Past
A COLLECTION OF NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN NEWPORT BEACH HOMES THAT YOU CAN TOUR FROM ANYWHERE + THE BLACKBAND FAMILY'S HOME IS ONE OF THEM!
47TH ANNUAL CDM HOME TOUR
The annual Corona del Mar Home Tour fundraiser is a favorite for design-lovers near and far. Homeowners in the area generously open their homes to be toured by community participants and supporters flying in from coast to coast, all benefitting CDM's Middle and High Schools. Southern California is known for their neighborhoods to be full of top notch dream homes so this isn't just any school fundraiser — it's an exclusive look into magazine-worthy interiors designed by local professionals and homeowners with an eye for design.
This year’s virtual addition offers a unique opportunity to get to know a more in-depth story behind the designs of the six homes and the stories that make them personal. No bobbing through a crowded home peeking around heads to see the details — the professional film crew is capturing all the good stuff for you! You'll get exclusive access to "walk through" these incredible homes on your screen, hear from the homeowners and designers that brought them to life, and even learn from masterclasses with local professionals.
Another bonus: These tours will be streaming for several days throughout February so give your Netflix series a break and soak in the inspiration from these limited edition on-demand shows. Streaming begins February 10th.
Sit back, relax and get your tickets HERE!
THE BLACKBAND FAMILY HOME
This tour is extra special to the Blackband family and Blackband Design team because we're unveiling Greg and Wendy's personal home! Their slice of paradise on Balboa Island has been thoughtfully renovated to maximize entertaining space and reflect their favorite styles from around the globe. It's a one-of-a-kind showcase of Wendy's personal style and it's sure to get you thinking outside of the box!
The Newport Beach chapter of National Charity League hosted their annual Holiday Boutique this past weekend and it was a huge success! We loved seeing so many familiar faces shopping and it was great to meet so many new ones! Wendy Blackband and the team of NCL women who coordinated the event want to extend a huge thank you to the small businesses and local community that came out to support, even in the rare rain storm. Shout out to OC SPACE for the awesome, rain-protected venue for the event!
If you weren't able to make it to the Holiday Boutique on Saturday, you've still got an opportunity to shop these special vendors!! Listed below are shopping codes to use at the specified websites for 20% of your purchase to benefit NCL Newport charities such as Second Step - a safe haven for families in our community that have been affected by domestic abuse.
ONLINE SHOPPING CODES
These codes are valid November 8 - 14, 2020 unless otherwise noted. With these codes, 20% of your purchases will go back to the Newport chapter of National Charity League to benefit its local charities. A few of these vendors have offered additional discounts to you on top of their NCL donation. So there's never been a better time to start crossing off that gift list... Happy Shopping!!
CASON COUTURE - use NCLNEWPORT for Free Shipping
CRESENT MOON YOGA - use NCL2020
GLITTER FOR BREAKFAST - use LOVENCL
JOY DRAVECKY JEWELRY - use NCL2020 for 30% discount
MEDDOCK INTERIORS - use NCL2020
NAKED GRANDMA PEPPER JAM - use NCLHOLIDAY
ROCK GODDESS JEWELRY - use ROCKG1120
SIMPLY STRAWS - use NCL HOLIDAY for 15% discount through December 31st
SOCIAL BUTTERYFLY DESIGNS - use NCLNPB20
STATEMENT HOME - use NCL2020 for Free Shipping
STUDIO SUZAN - use NCLDAY
THE STRAP LAB - use NCL2020
Lots of plans were canceled, changed or postponed this year... Halloween at Blackband Design was not one of them! We had another great team costume party at the office and found some extra fun to celebrate in this crazy year of 2020. Check out our characters in action on IGTV and have a very happy Halloween!!
WENDY: FLAMENCO DANCER
CANCELED PLANS: FAMILY VACATION IN SPAIN
"SPAIN TRIP WAS CANCELED, SANGRIA WAS NOT"
GREG: DOCTOR B
CANCELED PLANS: NON-ESSENTIAL DOCTOR VISITS
"WASH YOUR HANDS, KEEP SIX FEET APART, WEAR A MASK"
MARY: RAIDER NATION FAN
CANCELED PLANS: NFL STADIUM EXPERIENCE
"CAN I GET A HAIL MARY?"
ASHLEY P: VACATIONER
CANCELED PLANS: TROPICAL VACATION
"VACATION IS ALL I EVER WANTED"
RACHEL: DISNEY ANNUAL PASS HOLDER
CANCELED PLANS: DISNEYLAND
"TOO MANY BLACKOUTS"
KATE: CORONA BRIDE
CANCELED PLANS: ORIGINAL WEDDING PLANS
"LOVE IS NOT CANCELED"
KENDALL: QUARANTINE BEAUTY QUEEN
CANCELED PLANS: HAIR SALON APPOINTMENTS
"FROM CUTE TO QUARANTINE"
MEGAN: OLYMPIC SWIMMER
CANCELED PLANS: SUMMER OLYMPICS 2020
"...JUST KEEP SWIMMING..."
JILLIAN: RODEO QUEEN
CANCELED PLANS: RODEO
"THIS AIN'T MY FIRST RODEO AND I SURE HOPE IT AIN'T MY LAST"
KIM: FLIGHT ATTENDANT
CANCELED PLANS: FLIGHTS
"PLEASE KEEP YOUR SEATBELTS FASTENED, IT'S BEEN A BUMPY YEAR"
NICOLE: COACHELLA ENTHUSIAST
CANCELED PLANS: COACHELLA MUSIC FESTIVAL
ASHLEY T: COSTA RICA TOURISTA
CANCELED PLANS: COSTA RICA VACATION
TRACY: MET GALA SOCIALITE
CANCELED PLANS: RED CARPET APPEARANCES
"LIGHTS, CAMERA, ZOOM"
SIERRA: MLB STADIUM VENDOR
CANCELED PLANS: MLB STADIUM EXPERIENCE
"SAFE AT HOME... BASE"
CANCELED PLANS: ZOO DAY
"LIONS AND TIGERS AND BEERS, OH MY"
EMMY: THE BACHELORETTE
CANCELED PLANS: THE BACHELORETTE, SEASON 16
"THE MOST DRAMATIC SEASON YET"
RACHELLE: CORE POWER YOGA INSTRUCTOR
CANCELED PLANS: YOGA STUDIO CLASSES
"NAMA-STAY AT HOME"
CANCELED PLANS: GRADUATION CEREMONIES
"NOT A LOT OF POMP IN THIS CIRCUMSTANCE"
MICHAEL: CONCERT GOING COWBOY
CANCELED PLANS: STAGECOACH MUSIC FESTIVAL
Thanks for following along! We hope you have a happy and safe Halloween and find joy to celebrate everyday!
There's a new neighborhood coming to Newport Beach
and we are so excited to be in the mix of it all!
THE ISLE AT MARINER SHORES
The Isle at Mariner Shores is a new development of 36 townhomes thoughtfully designed to reflect the laidback yet luxurious lifestyle that locals love in Newport Beach. Internationally accredited and locally established real estate development team Intracorp invited us along to bring our custom home experience to the interiors of their coastal farmhouses. These brand new homes will be hitting the market in Spring 2021 and we're taking you with us (virtually) every step of the way!
LOTS TO LOVE FOR THIS LOCATION
Located where Eastside Costa Mesa's 17th Street meets Newport Beach, this sweet spot enjoys the balance between a vibrant social life and the ease of relaxation. Scenic strolls through Back Bay, bike rides to the beach, retail therapy at local boutiques and menus full of unique and healthy dining experiences will keep homeowners' calendars full of all their favorite things.
COASTAL FARMHOUSE CURB APPEAL
This community will boast the best of Newport Beach neighborhoods with clean, coastal siding, bright whites contrasting rich hues and stone that adds the layer of warmth to make a house feel like home.
INTERIOR DESIGN DIRECTION
With a custom home approach, we're bringing our Blackband twist to The Isle's coastal farmhouse architecture. Every once in a while, we branch out of the personal custom home clients (which we love so much) and our team gets to be a part of developing spaces for multiple families and individuals to enjoy. These townhomes will incorporate popular elements known to the neighborhood along with unexpected touches that make it your own. There's no doubt these homes will be full of style – just like you!
Tap through our "mariner shores" story highlights on Instagram for a preview of the three unique styles we've dreamt up for the models.
The build has begun! In the last month, the foundation was poured and the framing has been going up for the first set of buildings. We love seeing the physical progress of our projects taking shape... the countdown to Spring 2021 is on!
YOUR NEW HOME
Join The Isle's INTEREST LIST to be the first to know about all the Mariner Shores updates for timing, sales, pricing and more!
Wendy Blackband is spotlighted in the Fall 2020 issue of Traditional Home magazine as a rising star designer! One of ten "NEW TRADS" in the class of 2020, she is recognized for adding her own unique twist to classic interiors.
Wendy has instilled in our design team the importance of mixing styles to keep homes current. Pairing old with new, light with dark, sleek with textured and calm with colorful are just a few ways we create unique spaces for our clients that stand the test of time. We focus on how rooms will be used by the homeowners to make these works of art just as functional as they are beautiful.
Thank you Trad Home editor Sally Finder for recognizing Wendy among this talented group of designers!
We are incredibly honored to share that the Fall issue of Trad Home is officially available on newsstands and features Project Santa Ynez (aka The Farm) on the COVER and in a stunning spread inside!! Wendy Blackband is also spotlighted in the magazine as a rising star designer in the New Trads class of 2020!
ON THE COVER!! Of a major shelter magazine!! This is a real "pinch me" moment for the Blackband team and the cherry on top of an incredible project.
We want to extend a huge THANK YOU to the special people that made this possible...
Manolo Langis for capturing the home in all its beauty
Ink PR Group for the incredible placement
Traditional Home magazine, editor-in-chief Jiill Waage, writer Sally Finder-Weepie and style + design editor Krissa Rossbund for sharing this amazing story
and of course our team at Blackband Design -- it truly is a team effort!
Project Santa Ynez is actually the home of builder Andrew Patterson and his beautiful family (pictured in the magazine). If you follow our journey on Instagram, you'll notice we work with Patterson Custom Homes on several of our client homes in Newport Beach, so our teams have racked up years of experience collaborating together. Getting the opportunity to work with Andrew on his personal home outside of our usual territory brought a whole new level of creativity, passion and adventure to this design and build process.
The architect, Chris Brandon of Brandon Architects, is a great friend of Andrew's and another local colleague of ours. His expertise in custom home design and vision for Andrew's property set the stage for an extraordinary build, inside and out. Wendy Blackband and Rachel Azzolina of our Blackband Design team jumped right in to join the guys' passion for this project and completed the home with earthy materials, laidback furnishings and personal style for the Patterson family's ideal oasis.
From the home’s contemporary design full of natural textures to its views of open skies and rolling hills scenery, this countryside retreat is as dreamy as it gets and this article (online and shown below) portrays it all perfectly!!