TAKE IT // LEAVE IT

It’s been back to back installs for us the past 2 weeks here at Ambular Interiors.

You’ll have to forgive me for not posting some good ‘ole jibber jabber until just NOW! What do I do when I feel like I have so much to talk about but nothing to talk about…. We do a little TAKE IT or LEAVE IT!

So go on, do your thang, and tell me what you would take and would would you leave??


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Go on…

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DIY: Bohemian Bedroom

Happy Friday my LOVES! Today I’m tuning in and flashing back to one of my favorite bedrooms we completed this past year. Remember good ‘ole #ClientCutestCanadiansEver?! Well I wanted to inspire you all – You could definitely create this look for yourself at home. Why? Well, this room had great bones to begin with – all we did is add new furniture and decor. This of course took a whole army of design dweebs in my head, but look at the outcome – It’s a COMPLETELY different room! You just have to break. it. down. That’s why I’ve created a bomb.com guide to help you – for the full step-by-step tutorial to create your own Bohemian Bedroom – hope on over to eHow now! Take a look, tell me what you think, and then start fresh with your own bedroom!

 

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// JUNIOR DESIGNER WANTED //

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Soooooo whats a company to do when you keep growing and need more help around the workplace??

YOU HIRE RAD PEEPS!!!

Believe it or not, we are hiring AGAIN folks. We filled the Office Manager position and now we just need a new Junior Designer to join the team! This is a really serious job, so please do not apply if you do not have specific experience as a Design Assistant for a few years or specifically a Junior Designer from another interior Design firm. I love a ” I can do anything” attitude, but I need our next #AIDSQUAD member to be in the know about all things  that go down and the workings of a busy design firm.

We have grown so much and we really require our next team member to possess all the below attributes…. THIS JOB REQUIRES THEM. .

So here is a run down::

- You must be proficient in CAD, photo shop, and excel. If you can use a 3D rendering program that’s a MAJOR bonus or if you can do a good ole fashion hand drawn rendering that’s great also!! Knowledge or a willingness to learn Design Manager is a must. You can absolutely be new at these things, but a working knowledge is a requirement.

- 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.

- 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 our jobs in line, so that we can keep cranking out killer designs.

- 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.

- Knowledge of Los Angeles vendors and suppliers.

- Knowledge of InstagramPinterest, and wordpress would be amazing. The more you can do, the more of an asset you will become!

- 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 me 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.

- We are a highly fast paced environment, so the ability to work on multiple projects and juggle long to do lists is crucial.

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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 with the flexibility to work a 50+ hour week sometimes. We also have out of state clients so you must be down to travel! Pajama parties and room service are totally a thing around here.

You will be working closely with me, my senior designer and the team design assistants to help design projects, create mood boards, organize fabrics, SHOP TILL YOU DROP, contact vendors and clients and arrange schedules, and create purchase orders and invoices.

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. Do something to stand out! Being professional is great, but I am a personable person, so the person I hire must ALSO be personable!

You must have a minimum two-year experience as a Design Assistant or Junior Designer in a residential Interior Design firm…

LOCATION
Calabasas,
California
SALARY LEVEL
depends on experience but will also include health benefits after 60 day period.
Please email me at hello@amberinteriordesign.com with the subject title:
 “JUNIOR DESIGNER POSITION PLEASE” 
Please include your resume into the body of your email please!!
I am really looking forward to seeing some talent in my inbox, so send me it all!
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Top Shoppe Books

If you follow me on Instagram you most likely saw my post about an Amber Interiors book somewhere on the horizon. I wish I could just blink my eyes and have all my tricks of the trade spill out onto the pages of a book – but as you know, all good things take time. So until then – we’ll just have to read some of my currents favorites! If you’ve visited Shoppe – you already know we have tons of freakin’ awesome books to choose from. I’m super happy that they are now available to purchase at the Shoppe online. Here is a selection of a few of my favs – They are all must haves for your coffee table or for your favorite BFF – aka ME! Go on now… TREAT. YO. SELF.

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..::SNEAK PEAK::..

I just can’t help myself here – I have to show ya’ll a little sneak peak of #ClientRadTrad! This house is home to the raddest fambam EVER over in Santa Monica and things are looking snazzy over there – The wallpaper was put up this week and I can’t get enough of it all! I love visiting my client’s houses and seeing the whole process come together towards the end – it makes it all so worth it! Check it out below and let me know what you think!

Also  - my iPhone pictures should not be judged here – it’s what’s behind the lens that matters here peeps!
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We’re Hiring!

Can you believe it? We’re hiring again!  This time around we are getting down to business and hiring an Office Manager. We’ve never had one of these before (gulp) but HOLY COW, we definitely need one to help keep us all in check! If you think you’re the lady (or gentleman) for the job or you know the perfect candidate – then send ‘em on over wouldja!! They could just be the new member of the #AIDSQUAD…

If we inspire you – we want to hire you bahahaha ( insert snicker and eye roll)

Love Where You Work << JOB DESCRIPTION >>

Small, high-end interior design firm seeking intelligent and extremely organized Office Manager. This is a full-time position in the Calabasas, CA area. Candidate must be responsible, self-motivated, detail-oriented, professional and friendly (we are a high energy, fun bunch)

Please note: while previous office experience at a design firm is great – this is NOT a design position and responsibilities would be focused on office management primarily.

To apply – please email your resume to hello@amberinteriordesign.com and include the subject line: Office Manager Position Application; please include your resume in the body of the email and not as an attachment. 

Responsibilities include:

Overseeing and managing all aspects of the office

Managing monthly account and service logs

Work with bookkeeper to manage, track and organize monthly reconciliation

Diligent and accurate financial data entry

Administration and management of all office supply ordering / organization of office studio space

Responding to contact form emails from prospective clients

Coordinating office meetings and staff events

A positive, “can-do” attitude is a MUST

Job requirements

Proficiency in MAC OSX, Word, Excel and Outlook

Must have at least one year experience with Design Manager or similar software (Quickbooks, etc.)

Previous experience working in the area of design is preferred but not required

Professional in appearance and conduct

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Intelligent, quick learner, honest, reliable and hard working

Familiarity with social media (Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) a plus

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This is a fun, but very hardworking group of individuals and a team player in this environment is critical. We also have an office dog – so a love of pups is super important!

Salary is commensurate with experience.

 

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>> 2016 Wishlist <<

As you know it’s the New Year and guess what – I’ve got my eyes on a few must-have items for 2016. Of course, I don’t need anything new but I couldn’t help myself from pinning all these goodies!! Also, apparently this dude everybody calls ‘El Niño’ is coming to town, so I really should be pinning ponchos and rain boots but c’mon – I live in LA and ain’t no body got time for that!

2016 Wishlist


// The Perfect Hat // Carry-All Tote // Black Booties // Gold Bar Earrings // iPhone 6/6s Charge Case // Simple Gold Necklace // Rad Retro Sunnies // Tan Tassel Sandals // Killer off the Shoulder Blouse // High-Waisted Black Denim //

 

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Crushing On // Terrazzo

Bet you never saw this one coming… I’m serious though – I’ve got a crush on Terrazzo! This ain’t yo Grandma’s terrazzo, I promise. Check it out below and tell me you don’t want me to incorporate it into one of my designs this year. If you say: “Heck no Amber – I can’t get down with that!” – I’ll probably just cleverly sneak it into one of my clients projects – just to prove you all wrong. Maybe even #ClientMyselfAndICantMakeUpMyMind – things could get wild over here.

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2015 in review

Happy New Year from AI  How in the H-E (LL) Double Hockey Sticks is it about to be 2016? I feel like we JUST rang in the new year, and to know that another year is about to be upon us…. is crazy.  Like I normally do, let’s get sentimental and review what a year this has been for AID.

- Throwin’ it back to the beginning of 2015 -

: GOOD HOUSEKEEPING MAG :

I was lucky enough to be featured in the February 2015 issue of Good Housekeeping for Client Dr Client’s pad – I am still totally honored and flattered when any of my work gets published!

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: AMBER INTERIORS WALLPAPER :

I created my own small line of wallpaper in collaboration with Studio Four in New York and 2 other of my fave designers Brian Paquette and Angie Hranowsky. Incase you missed it – it’s out and available to purchase through Shoppe HERE!

It comes in these 3 patterns and color-ways below but we can also do custom colors as well – so hint HINT people!!

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: HOUSE BEAUTIFUL MAG :

I was already giddy about having my own wallpaper designs AND THEN House Beautiful published them in the March 2015 issue. . . It was a super “pinch me moment” because HB was one of my fave decor mags when I first started this whole journey of interior design.

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: CLIENT CUTEST CANANDIANS EVER :

I kicked off the year with the CUTEST bedroom ever for Client Cutest Canadians Ever … This right here is the bohemian bedroom of our dreams – layers n layers of the raddest rugs n pillows this side of the Mississippi!

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: NEW SHOPPE SITE LAUNCH :

Words can’t even describe how stoked the Duck and I were to relaunch our second born – SHOPPE!! With the revamp came tons of more goodies for me to fall in love with… and hoard.

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: CLIENT FREAKIN FABULOUS :

Where to even begin with Client Freakin’ Fabulous … They were just FREAKIN’ FABULOUS. I’m still holding on to the idea that they’ll let me camp out in their guest room, just so we can hang out every second of every single day!! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I just can’t get enough of these clients and their ab fab home. Call me “STOKED” when I was told I get to design the Freakin Fabulous  NURSERY coming in 2016!!

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: CLIENT SANDY CASTLES :

In June we revealed Client Sandy Castles brand spankin’ new beach oasis. This project was a complete transformation - I LOVED working with one-of-my fav architects Eric Olsen and dream contractors  Showalter Construction. Take a look below – breathe in the fresh air. You’re welcome! 

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: CLIENT DOUBLE THUMBS UP :

You all know I try not to play favorites….and I don’t, but in August, when we pumped out this little gem – Client Double Thumbs Up I struggled real hard not to just lock myself in any one of these fab rooms. One of my fave parts of this whole reveal was seeing my sweet clients faces when they stepped into their newly designed home. I can’t tell you how thrilled they were – there were definitely a few yips and yee-haws thrown into the mix that day. It was memorable!

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AND in case you missed the feature on MyDomaine … There it is!

: #AmberInteriorsGetsABiggerBrickAndMortar :

Then, one of the biggest and craziest things to happen this year.. I went a little crazy and we decided to not only upgrade and get new office space, but also open up a Brick and Mortar for Shoppe. It all happened so fast and literally it’s still SO unreal to me!

Check out the remodel process for this labor of love here & here - plus the beautiful before + after: HERE. If that wasn’t enough for ya, don’t forget about the before + after of my very own office. Plus our office bathroom that we partnered up with Kohler for - Who knew a bathroom could be so killer?

AND on top of all this awesomeness – Shoppe was featured in the LA Times! What WHAAAT!!

Check out this GORG spot the Duck, my girl gang, and I get to call our office below. . .

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: CLIENT COOL AS A CUCUMBER :

Then there was  Client Cool as a Cucumber … and I still dream of these fantastic clients easy, breezy home errrryday. I am sure I have mentioned before…. but MAN these clients were COOL!!!!!!!  I should of taken more notes on how to stay so cool because I could use a little help over here in the keeping cooool department.

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- CLIENT Z TO THE E TO THE N -

Sighhh – my last baby of 2015 #ClientZtotheEtotheN… If you haven’t peeked this Venice hideaway yet – What have you been waiting for? We just debuted this fancy pad…and it still has me swooning.

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: INSTAGRAM – @amberinteriors :

I know you all know… #Ihavethisthingwithfloors just like @ihavethisthingforfloors. EXCEPT I also #havethisthingwithfloorsrugstilestextilesandpillowstoo!! I’m not kidding. Check out my year of “Shoefies” below! But seriously, if you’re not following me on Instagram – c’mon now – follow me HERE!

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AND THERE YOU HAVE IT – 2015 IN A NUTSHELL!

This year has been an absolute blessing for our business and I can’t even begin to start thanking everyone. As we wrap up some projects from 2015 – I must say we’ve got some pretty amazing stuff coming your way – REAL SOON. Keep your eyes peeled for #ClientRadTrad comin’ up NEXT. Also, #ClientTupacMeetsBiggieToDecorateTheseDiggies back east in Conneticut, an amazing Hippe Shack in Ojai California, A super giant “Baller” house in Pacific Palisades, an incredible Manhattan Beach beach house, 3 full ground up constructions in San Diego, Venice, and Santa Monica,  a little (not so little) Miami water front pad, and last but certainly not least casa MYSELF! #clientmemyselfandicantmakeupmymind because if you forgot…we also bought a house in amongst all of this stuff that happened up there! (haha)

I can’t wait to show you all these amazing projects and keep you up to speed with all the happenings.

Thank you all again for your continued support and blessings. I would be nowhere without the love you guys have showed me over the years, so truly, from the bottom of my heart, I love you!!!!!

xoxoxoxox

-amber

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Before + After: Client Z to the E to the N

MERRY GD CHRISTMAS ERRBODY.

Not only is it my fave time of year, but I am about to drop my fave kinda post….THE GLORIOUS  before + after - it feels like Christmas morning ALREADY - am I right!?

Ohhhhh #ClientZtotheEtotheN… It’s been SO fun to work with this young & hip, newly engaged couple over yonder in Venice Beach. We did a whole do over on their pad with a few remodels here and there. I’m officially OBSESSED with how everything turned out and the color palette – I’d zen it up in this beach retreat any day! They wanted a laid back, California eclectic, boho beach pad and I think we gave them just that… What do you all think?

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//KITCHEN BEFORE//

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//KITCHEN AFTER//

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//LIVING ROOM BEFORE//

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//LIVING ROOM AFTER//

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//POWDER ROOM BEFORE//

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//POWDER ROOM AFTER//

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//MASTER BEDROOM BEFORE//

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//MASTER BEDROOM AFTER//

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//MASTER BATHROOM BEFORE//

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//MASTER BATHROOM AFTER//

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NAMASTE … #ClientZtotheEtotheN

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