As retirement beckons, many couples find themselves at a crossroads, contemplating how to make the most of their newfound freedom. For this couple, that meant downsizing from a large home in La Jolla to a quaint Coronado bungalow. After living in the new h

Interior design is a constantly evolving field, with new trends and styles emerging every year. One of the most common questions we get asked when people find out we’re interior designers is “what is the hottest trend right now?” Although we don’t

We often get asked how we come up with ideas for a design. It all depends on the project and the clients’ wants and needs. Sometimes we are given specific direction from the client. They might have a favorite painting that we pull colors from or recently

Shoutout Socal connected with the Business Director of Élan Design House, Kadie Chiera and shared the conversation on shoutoutsocal.com. Hi Kadie, how has your work-life balance changed over time? Our work life balance has improved since starting our own

Discovery: the part where the design is dreamed of To begin the Discovery phase of the project, we put together concept images, materials, and color palettes that we think you might love based on the conversation we had with you during our initial meeting