CREATING A FALL HOLIDAY TABLE

Happy Thanksgiving!  So thankful for such an inspiring year filled with so many memories with my family & friends.  I’m also grateful for some exciting projects that keep my creative juices flowing.  Speaking of being creative, I got to put together a fun Thankgiving party to kick off the holiday season.  So much more planning yet to come which I’m excited to share, but in the meantime enjoy some of the party pics from last night and some tips on…

MID-CENTURY MODERN PALM SPRINGS

It’s well known that Palms Springs is famous for their abundance of mid-century architecture and design.  Despite the fact I’ve worked on a wide range of projects from Spanish remodels to Traditional ground ups, I always find myself  being drawn to the simplicity and ease of mid-century modern design.  We’re starting a project this week that has me really excited…a warm, modern home that is inspired by post and beam architecture but is also friendly to the needs of today’s modern…

FALL FESTIVITIES

Being from the east coast my absolute favorite time of year is fall!  I love living in sunny California and I really don’t miss the snowy winters, but I do miss seeing all the beautiful fall foliage!  Despite the fact it’s often quite warm during the September & October months in Los Angeles, somewhere around late October you can still sense the seasons changing.  The crisp cool sunrise and sunsets remind me that autumn is here and with it all…

Time to Plan a Pizza Party!

My sister is visiting from NYC this week and I’ve been dying to host one of my pizza parties for her.  When I lived in New York City grabbing a slice was a weekly ritual.  Never did it really occur to me I could achieve a brick oven style pizza at home. It’s seems a lot harder then it looks, all it takes is some prep work and some fresh seasonal ingredients and you can too make a KILLER pizza…

Time to Plan a Party – Making a Killer Charcuterie Plate

We all know I love a good party and planning one I love even better!  Today I want to highlight one of my favorite and easiest things to put together which is….a charcuterie plate!  Whether it’s a get together with family & friends or holiday party a good charcuterie plate is always a crowd pleaser! I think what I love most about putting together one of these is that it can satisfy such a big crowd with a diverse group of…

SUMMER FIESTA

With a heavy work load, a family trip to Hawaii and the updating of my site and blog…I almost ran out of time to plan my son’s 4th birthday party.  But despite my tight schedule this summer I just can’t bare the idea of NOT throwing something small together that is memorable and fun!  Here are a few things I planned a week before the shin-dig, barely any stress and definitely a fun day to remember!  Happy Fiesta Planning!!…

HOW TO STYLE & ACCESSORIZE YOUR HOME

Okay so you have some nice furniture pieces, paint colors dialed in and some art up…what’s missing?  I know it may seem like accessorizing and styling your home is for those without children or for those who live in a museum but I totally disagree!  That said, if you have kiddos that love grabbing and smashing anything and everything in-sight maybe some of this can wait until they are a bit older.  None-the-less I really enjoy a space with those…

BARTA INTERIORS – SUMMER NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

I am kicking off the summer with a new site and a new focus on my business!  As my son gains his independence and is in school full time I can really enjoy putting more time into all of the things I love.  Exciting new projects are underway, I’m working on some of my paintings again, finally a summer vacation with family and friends and I can also enjoy some entertaining fun around the house.   Looking forward to sharing lots of inspiring posts and…

SUMMER DINING

My family and friends know I love a home cooked meal.  Even more then that I love putting together a memorable table that is inviting and provides an intimate and warm backdrop to our meals together.   Here are just some of the dinners we have shared this summer al fresco along with some notes on how to style your summer table.  …

BEFORE & AFTER – CLASSIC MODERN SPANISH REDO

I posted about a 1930’s Spanish remodel I was working on a couple years ago and at the time I posted a few progress pictures.  I love a good before and after so check out this great transformation in my post below and check out Elle Decor’s feature on this project.  Super honored to be featured on one of my favorite design magazine’s online articles.  Check out my website for additional project pictures not shown in this blog post.  Hope you enjoy!…