My Dream Kitchen

Good Morning Blog World! Checking in with you all about #NoOrdinaryKitchen – it’s just sooo DREAMY. I’m adding in my materials mood board and inspiration shots below for you all to take a closer look at. We have literally picked the best of the best out there – let me tell ya! Everything in this kitchen is going to look GORGEOUS. No joke.

Check out the Signature Suite Kitchen range below and tell me that’s not the swankiest range you’ve ever laid your eyes on! I DARE YOU. Seriously though, do you see those brass accents on the RapidHeat™ burners?! Not only are they gorgeous, but they will work like a charm once I get my hands on them. I can’t wait to get cookin’ on these babies. I’m in love. It goes perfectly with my light, neutral color palette and oil rubbed bronze hardware. I know it’s probably difficult to envision, but stick with me and I’ll prove to you that this kitchen’s going to be pure magic!! WOOO!!

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Amber Interiors + Signature Kitchen Suite

I don’t know about you guys – but I have been on cloud 9 lately. I’m so THRILLED to officially announce my partnership with Signature Kitchen Suite and their new line of kitchen appliances!

If you follow along on Instagram or Snapchat, you probably already know that we recently purchased our dream home! (Pause here for celebratory dance jig.) Here’s the thing, most people would move in and accept it as is… But, I ain’t most people. So I decided to completely demolish the good ‘ole country kitchen vibe. Don’t worry, I promise you won’t miss it!

I’m so happy to be renovating it alongside Signature Kitchen Suite - Their new line is out of control! Things are about to look mighty pretty over yonder… Let me just tell y’all – this is #NoOrdinaryKitchen! Take a look at the new design inspiration for my dream kitchen remodel for #ClientMeMyselfAndICantMakeUpMyMind below and check back next week for a closer look at materials!

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I Want To Go…Autocamp:Russian River

So as you may know… I just got back from an amazing vacation up North to June Lake with the Duck & Gwynnie. We rented an airstream trailer and just hit the road! It was sooooo perfect - it hasn’t even been a week and I’m officially Airstream – OBSESSED. This isn’t a new thing – I’ve dreamed of owning one for most of my life – after all I grew up near some of the hippest trailer homes in Malibu y’all! Exciting news: I’ll be buying one of these in the very near future!! Until I do, I found this rad little Airstream camping site up north in the Russian River Valley called Autocamp, and its got it goin’ on! They brought in Northern California Design Firm, Geremia Design, to overhaul each Airstream and I dig their work. (Big, awesome applause coming from Southern California!!) Check out these pictures below and book your trip! After all, Labor Day is coming up FAST…

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// COME WORK AT TEAM AID //

I am super-duper DUPER bummed to have to say goodbye to one of my all time fave employees Katie. She is off to get married and work for an architecture firm and get those much needed hours to actually become a big time Architect!. I am sad, but super proud of her and wish her nothing but the best while I secretly perform voodoo so she stays…. or at least comes back after 2 years!! HA!

So anyways, needless to say I have to fill her position, which leads me to announce that I AM HIRING…again

I have posted “We are Hiring” posts before, our of being desperate and freaking out to hurry up and get another body in the office to help out, but this time…..I am doing things different. I want to make sure I hire someone who wants a career, and not  experience alone, or to use my firm as a stepping stone. I mean I appreciate that those things need to happen for everyone at some point, I just am not able to hire that person anymore…. or at least for this specific position.

So what do you need to fit the bill??? Read Below and please respect that if you are going to apply, you must check off all the below boxes…. THIS JOB REQUIRES THEM!!!

- You must have at LEAST 2 years experience at an interior design firm.

- You must know CAD, Photoshop, illustrator, excel, and quick books. If you can use a 3D rendering program that’s a MAJOR bonus or if you can do a good old fashion hand drawn rendering that’s great also!! The more you can do, the more of an asset you will become!

- You must know or be familiar with Design Manager. We use this program in the office and unfortunately, we don’t have room in the schedule to teach anyone how it works!

- You must know how to go into a home, measure accurately, take photos and create floor plans for clients. You are representing me and my company so being “presentable” is super important. I like to have fun in the office and with my clients, but you have to know when to get down to business!

- Project management proficiency is required. You must pay attention to detail and be able to work closely with me to help manage our work schedules as well as production and vendor schedules. You need to be able to keep track of the client “to-do” list, keep the calendar up to date, follow-up with orders, keep invoices updated, and have an overall sense of what is going on in the office and what needs to be accomplished. This part of the job requires excellent organization skills. Ideally you would just instinctually keep my head screwed on straight, and help support the whole team. Being a self-starter is CRUCIAL!!! There is almost zero hand holding!

- You must be friendly, honest, and accountable. I am looking to hire someone to work really closely with me and my team, so you need to be drama free and have a sense of humor. It’s not a rare sight to see me stumble into work, disheveled and demanding comic relief and coffee.

- A love of design and style as well as an up to date knowledge of whats happening in the design world is a MUST. I am talking blogs, and magazines, and all things design related. We currently only like to employ design obsessed nerds that have nothing better to do than geek out with us about the latest Domino mag. HA, I am totally kidding …and I am an equal opportunity employer,  so I would also hire interior dorks, design dweebs, fabric freaks, color geeks, and just plain Goobers.

- Great communication skills are necessary for this position. We are constantly talking to vendors, clients, customers, etc. and you need to be able to communicate with them as well as relay information from them to myself. We all like to be in the loop of what’s going on around here so we can be the most productive and efficient as possible. Have you ever played a game of telephone? Yeah, its kinda like that.

- You must be a self-starter and be able to work independently as well as collaborate with a team. I need somebody who is ready to tackle the day when they come into the office and get that we werk really hard and are non stop day in day out.

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Now lets talk about what in fact you will be doing on a day to day basis: 

This position will have you working from 9:00am to 6:00pm on a daily basis mainly from our brand spankin new Design Studio with the flexibility to work a 50+ hour week sometimes. We also have clients around the country, so traveling is part of the program around here. We travel often!!

You will be working closely with me and my Senior Designer and entire design team to help design and manage projects, create mood boards, organize fabrics, SHOP TILL YOU DROP, contact vendors and clients and arrange schedules, create purchase orders and invoices, and CAD CAD CAD!

You must have a reliable car, live in LA, you must be an amazing note taker, and you MUST have a good attitude.  I like to surround myself with positive and creative people.

In your resume please include anything that is relevant to YOUR design and style. If you have a blog, send a link. Same with instagram, twitter feed, Pinterest… whatever you want me to see to show me who you are!

If you are currently still working at a design firm, please send me some examples of projects you ave worked on, as long as you feel like they truly define your style and who you want to be as a designer. If you know Photoshop (which you will need to know to qualify for this position) make me a mood board showing me your dream interior… Do something to stand out! Being professional is great, but I am a personable person, so the person I hire must ALSO be personable!

LOCATION
Calabasas
California
SALARY LEVEL
depends on experience
Please email me at hello@amberinteriordesign.com
Please use the subject line “TEAM AID” and include your resume into the body of your email please!!! Remember, mood boards, link to your Pinterest, blog, whatever.. I wanna see it!
I am really looking forward to this guys, so tell ya mama, tell your friends, tell ya sista, tell anyone who you think wants to know!
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Noteworthy: The Cold Press Juicery by Standard Studio

I don’t know about you but I LOVE a fresh cup o fruits and veggies – even if it costs me $20 for a 16oz-er. (Hey big spendaaah!) Yeah, that’s right, antioxidants are my friend and I’m not afraid to shout it to the whole world! Any who - I just came across this ADORABLE Juicery in Amsterdam called The Cold Press Juicery. This project introduced me to Standard Studio, a multidisciplinary firm in the Netherlands. Go ahead and take a gander at their portfolio and tell me their work isn’t incredible!! I never thought I’d plan a trip to Amsterdam around a juicery but I just booked my ticket – in my mind. A quick daydream trip never hurt nobody!

The Cold Pressed Juicery by Standard Studio

The Cold Pressed Juicery by Standard Studio

The Cold Pressed Juicery by Standard Studio

The Cold Pressed Juicery by Standard Studio

The Cold Pressed Juicery by Standard Studio

The Cold Pressed Juicery by Standard Studio

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// Friday Thoughts On Things //

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1 // In this valley heat, it’s important to stay hydrated…with one of these Spicy Watermelon Mint Agua Fresca dranks!! Ummm YUM.

2 // It’s all about the perfect sandal in the Summertime… aaand it just so happens that everyone in my damn office has a pair of these Joie Sandals?! I just feel left out now…

3 // I came across this quote on Pinterest the other day and well - It’s true. Spread that love around and you’ll be golden! The world needs way more L-O-V-E these days…

4 // Holy Shhhhmokes. Shoppe just got some dope new prints added and this one by Michael Hillman, just happens to be one of my favs. Now if only I could be floating down the Truckee River right about… NOW!

5 // Wowzaaa – this clutch IS CLUTCH. Go ahead and treat yo self - it’s the freakin’ weekend!

6 // I can’t even believe it but I’ve been taking a couple yoga classes here and there lately… and now I need THIS yoga mat. If I don’t buy it, I think my whole routine will be thrown for a loop. I think I’ll file this one under TREATING MYSELF.

7 // Oh these old things? Had them for what seems like forever now and they are my good ole faithfuls. I love my reflective LeSpec Sunnies!

8 // Lastly, not only does the world need more LOVE… It also needs a heck of a lot more PEACE. You can find me spraying this interior aromatic peace spray from Shoppe around the office all day – everyday. But seriously, the girls think I’m a weirdo – I just skip around and spray peace in their faces. Spread Peace…Spray Peace… Same thing. Happy Friday Loves – xx

 

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// Designer Quick Tip //

Hellooooooooo, it’s ME… Ambular. Do you lovelies remember me? I’ve been so busy but I swear I haven’t forgotten about you or this blog! Okay, I might of been guilty of this in June but I’m back and ready to update you on tons of fun thangs going on over here in the Land of Ambular Interiors! Until I can fill you in on the REAL GOOD STUFF, I thought I’d provide you with an easy, breezy Designer Quick Tip. This lil corner nook is just to pretty not to show y’all!

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:: #clientfreakinfabulous in marie claire Australia ::

If you are not new around here, then you know I have a serious obsession with all things Australia. I have never been. and am waiting patiently, to get a couple clients down under so I have an excuse to fit it into my schedule!

I can see it now, Ambler Interiors decorates fab boutique hotel in Byron Bay…(#thesecret)

 In the meantime while I project my dreams out into the universe, I will sit here pinching myself that Client Freakin Fabulous has 5 pages in the July issue of Marie Claire Australia!!!! WHAAATTTTTTT!!!

I don’t think you can buy this mag anywhere around here, so see the full spread below!

 

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BEFORE + AFTER : Client Second Times a Charm // PART 2

annd…. now for PART 2

If you missed PART 1  yesterday you can just look at yesterdays post OR click HERE!!

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WINE ROOM//

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DOWNSTAIRS HALLWAY//

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DINING ROOM//

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HIS OFFICE//

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Annnnnnnndd there you have it. All wrapped up in a pretty blog post! I am currently up to my eye balls in boxes, so I am hoping you guys can bear with me while I may be a bit silent  here…but follow me on SnapChat and Instagram (@amberinteriors)

++All of the photos were taken by my ride or die TESSA NEUDSTADT ++

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BEFORE + AFTER: Client Second Times a Charm

It’s Before and After time friends!!!!!

OK, So normally I bombard you with the entire house all in one go, but I am going to try a little something different this time and split the whole house into parts!  There is a lot of house to cover…and basically I find my super long before and after posts really annoying, so you must also, HA!

I rarely give you a full backstory with our projects, but in this case it was such an interesting one, I think its worth repeating. We were essentially hired to clean up another designers work, and so the majority of the house was already done as you will see in some of the “Befores”.  Unfortunately the clients weren’t thrilled with the first go round with the interiors and really wanted something different. It was definitely a little tough on the clients (an awkward for me) to hire another designer RIGHT after they just wrapped up working with one, but the clients were really good sports and were willing to do what it took to make their home exactly what they envisioned.  They wanted the house to feel a little formal, a little beachy, but all the while super cozy, so we tried to give them just that and I think we made it happen!

Lets get to this shall we? #clientsecondtimesacharm

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