Exploring New York Design Center

Fresh inspiration at the New York Design Center CAPID Members are always looking for fresh inspiration.  Monica Norquist shares her inspiration from a trip to New York. With the somewhat recent addition of our adopted Russian daughter, it was definitely time for a vacation for mom! Since hubby was traveling to New Jersey for training […] Read more »

Press Release: CAPID Awards Annual Sandy Garrett Scholarship

Westlake Village, CA –June 6,  2012 – 2012 Recipients are last from recently discontinued Moorpark College Interior Design Program. The 2012 Scholarship Committee, headed by Kathy Love Jarvis, CID, CAPID, selected two Sandy Garrett Scholarship recipients. The first place award of $250.00 went to Alicia Paley, of Thousand Oaks, for her winning project; “Alex’s Room”. […] Read more »

“Mad” for Design – Modernism at the Museum

Exploring Modernism Some of our members recently attended the Los Angeles County Museum of Arts (LACMA) exhibition, “California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way” which explores California’s role as an influence in the design culture of the United States. A fun day was had by all as we saw hundreds of items from furniture […] Read more »

Pantone Color Report: Spice it up with Tangerine Tango!

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2012 Pantone Color Report World-renowned authority on color, Pantone,  selected Tangerine Tango Color of the Year 2012.  This hot, happy and youthful color is perfect for your post-winter, post-recession “blues”!  Just add a dash of this zesty tangerine to your mid-century modern décor, saying bye-bye to the period’s traditional sour oranges.  Be daring with your […] Read more »

How To Work With A Professional Interior Designer

Designer Sample Board, Joanna Forbes

Your Professional Interior Designer and You The best way is to schedule an in-home consultation with a professional interior designer to work out a solution that fits your budget and needs. Depending on the scale of the budget, most designers offer three levels of services: 1) Design Consultation: The designer provides guidance, ideas, and opinions […] Read more »

What are the newest color trends?

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Color Trends in Design Color! Residential color palettes follow fashion, and there are two definite color trends where today’s design is concerned: First – Be bold!!! Don’t be afraid to use bright, beautiful color in paints and materials. Color can define our world with an optimistic outlook of vitality. Paint is the quickest and least […] Read more »