Featured Design Book: Styled

Featured Design Book: Styled

February 10th, 2016
  Styled by Emily Henderson is an insider’s guide containing all the secrets of an acclaimed interior designer, stylist, and blogger. The author, Emily Henderson, is best known for her HGTV show Secrets of A Stylist and her first place finish on Season 5 of Design Star. Styled not only contains a vast collection of stunning photos but also has over 1,000 unique design ideas. Emily has a modern, clean style with an eccentric flourish that her many fans, including… Read More
2016 Best of Houzz Awards 2 Doors Down

2016 Best of Houzz Awards 2 Doors Down

January 22nd, 2016
  San Diego, January 1, 2016 – 2 Doors Down Design has won “Best Of Design and Best of Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. 2 Doors Down Design was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.   The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography.… Read More
Restoration Hardware Teen – Our Picks

Restoration Hardware Teen - Our Picks

November 12th, 2015
  Restoration Hardware is one of our favorite places for design inspiration and sourcing. We have used countless pieces for our projects and our clients always love the clean, contemporary aesthetic. As if the original line wasn’t wonderful enough, Restoration Hardware has created RH Teen for seriously stylish young adults. We love the way RH Teen pairs beautiful well-made furniture with fun & funky accessories. If your kids have outgrown their current decor and need a more sophisticated space, look… Read More
Bellevue South

Bellevue South

November 3rd, 2015
  This home owner had a charming beach cottage, a collection of vintage pieces, a love of both the mid-century modern and coastal chic vibes, and two active boys. Our challenge was to create a design plan that honored all of these factors. We came up with a warm, modern, beachy space for this family that highlighted their vintage collection. Some of our favorite design aspects in this project are the master bedroom wall which we covered in fence boards… Read More
IKEA – Our Picks

IKEA - Our Picks

October 28th, 2015
  IKEA is well known for it’s vast, stylish selection at very affordable prices. Countless designers pepper their high end design schemes with IKEA pieces. Living in San Diego, we are lucky to have a store in our backyard, and we seem to have an excuse to go weekly. We are constantly amazed at the products IKEA puts out – they are versatile, well-made, trendy, and inexpensive. Almost every project we are involved with requires a trip to IKEA, and… Read More
Bellevue North

Bellevue North

October 20th, 2015
  Warm, welcoming comfort is at the heart of this La Jolla beach house. The bright, airy vibe lends a fresh approach to traditional beach house living for this active family of 5. The interiors are relaxed and casual, mixing neutral coastal decor with a muted palette of warm blues and grays. This casual beach-chic style was achieved with simple, understated fabrics and classic, timeless accessories. The end result is an entirely approachable design aesthetic that creates a seamless connection… Read More
Fall Entertaining

Fall Entertaining

October 13th, 2015
  We love the fall! It’s our favorite season here in San Diego. The weather is still beautiful during the day, the evenings bring some fall chill, soup is simmering on the stove, and football is on the television. We love changing up the decor in our homes and embracing the fall colors and darker nights. Recently we had a dinner party for some close friends and got to break out the fall decor early in the season. We started… Read More
Chelsea

Chelsea

October 5th, 2015
  This project was unique in that our client was turning the home into a vacation rental. The homeowner had a shoestring budget yet needed everything from furniture to forks. Our client wanted to create a casual coastal vibe since the property is within walking distance to the beach. To stay within budget, we used many pieces from our own collection, repurposed items that our client left behind, and relied on many big box stores such as West Elm, IKEA,… Read More
H&M Home – Our Picks

H&M Home - Our Picks

September 23rd, 2015
  As if their clothes weren’t affordably chic enough, H&M has a home line that makes our houses look just as good as our closets. The fashion retailer moved into the interior design realm and launched H&M Home in the U.S. a few years ago, but lately their designs have been soooooo good! The collection features everything from kitchenware and decorative accents to bedding and pottery. We love the sleek design aesthetic and the easy functionality of the pieces. The… Read More
Savoy

Savoy

September 16th, 2015
  This project took us to the beautiful bayside city of Point Loma. Our client was starting a new chapter in life and wanted to turn an outdated 1940s house into a cozy home with a mid century modern feel. The budget was tight and our client wanted to re-use and repurpose many of her existing pieces. As designers, we found our biggest challenge was incorporating our client’s love of animals into our design scheme. In the end, the blend… Read More