Studio Haus is honored to announce our collaboration with IQ Capital Group and Friedman Construction.

Located in Beverly Hills, this modern masterpiece boasts regal finishes and a one-of-a-kind rooftop pool. The spacious main living room allows for a seamless flow between the lounge spaces, dining room, and kitchen. The kitchen is adorned with a fine marble countertop and backsplash as well as Miele appliances, a center island, multiple sinks, and sleek modern cabinetry. The opulent master suite spans an entire level of the home and features a fireplace, walk-in closets, luxurious bathrooms, and an open-air balcony. Studio Haus created a contemporary kitchen, 7 bathrooms, 5 closets, an entertainment center, and a bar for this lovely home. Below you can view the specifications for each of spaces on which we worked. 

Kitchen

Cabinet finish: high gloss lacquered panel in Antricita
Countertop and backsplash:
Calacatta Gold marble ¾ inch single flat edge profile
Custom fabricated marble island sink
Touch latch door/drawers: Blum tip on and Legrabox
Hafele under counter lighting
Kessembohmer accessories
Appliances:  Meile

Master Bathroom

Cabinet finish: high gloss lacquered panel in white
Channel in black aluminum
Countertop in black glass

Master Closet

Soft grey closet system
Finish: Supermatte lacquered panel in black
Countertop:  Calacatta Gold marble ¾ inch single flat edge profile

Bar

Vintage View wine peg system
Countertop:  Calacatta Gold marble ¾ inch single flat edge profile
Cabinet finish is a Supermatte panel in Antricita

Entertainment Center

High gloss lacquered panel in Black
Countertop: Black Glass

Downstairs Bar Bathroom

Cabinet finish is a Supermatte panel in Antricita
Channel in Black Aluminum
Countertop in Black Glass

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Studio Haus proudly presents Zen Originals in this collaboration.

“This modern tour de force is made for entertaining. Space, light and function are artistically integrated into a designer inspired renovation. A lofty open floor plan, and sliding walls of glass showcase dazzling views from the Chavez Ravine to the pacific ocean. The perfectly sited kitchen is a stroke of genius. Thermador appliances, double oven and enormous island with jetliner views are perfect for a chef who enjoys entertaining family and friends. The master suite features an extraordinary bath and shower centered on those stunning views. I dare you to find a more impressive closet. The spacious guest bedrooms feature walk in closets and sleek bathrooms. The movie theater with wet bar and wine fridge open to a tranquil garden, dipping pool and resort style cabana with built in firepit. The attention to detail is unparalleled.” – Redfin

Product Specifications

Countertops

Black Martina marble for the backsplash and island. Blue Lagos Ceasarstone for countertops.

Cabinet Boxes

Storm Grey Melamine Upgrade

Drawers

Orion Grey Blum Legra boxes with tip on drawers for a smooth handle free drawer and door fronts

Doors

Acrylic Storm

Upper Cabinets

Blum Aventos lift mechanism

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Studio Haus features bspk design inc., a full-service design company located in Santa Monica, California. Reflecting their customized design approach, the acronym “bspk” is a reference to the old English word “bespoke,” meaning tailor-made. It echoes the principals of Chris and Roman’s detail-oriented, hands-on involvement in every facet of their projects.

We had the pleasure to collaborate with bspk design on this unique single family residence in Santa Monica, CA. We provided all of the case work for the kitchen and bathrooms, as well as the build-outs for the closets. Bspk design kept a unified feel throughout the home by using a premium wood veneer Sand Ash, and offset the master closet by adding a little bling. The Sand Ash finish is very popular among white oak cabinet enthusiasts.

The kitchen cabinetry was kept completely minimalistic by using touch latch hardware which eliminated any visible cabinet pulls or knobs. All drawers are solid wood with dovetails and soft closing Blum hardware. Bspk specified Ceasarstone for the kitchen counter tops contrasting the gray with the warmth of solid walnut wood for the breakfast table and the floating shelves in the upper cabinets.

Browse the images below to view the project.

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Studio Haus is honored to announce our collaboration with Aaron B Duke

“Interior designer Aaron Duke believes your home should be a place where you can be yourself and express yourself. For his latest project, he transformed a 28-year-old TV and film coordinator’s West Hollywood condo into a live, work and play dream home. Before the makeover, Aaron’s client had no interest in showing off his bland space. Aaron’s main goal was to not only focus on the design, but on the way each home-y detail could enhance his client’s personal life. After a three-month renovation, Aaron delivered, and now this bright and bold space is perfect for hosting and entertaining friends and family.” – hgtv.com

Kitchen

This kitchen features Sirius Dekton Quartz Countertops with 3 inch mitered edge and a matching quartz blacksplash.

Studio Haus Signature Custom Supermatte black cabinets with tip on hardware.

Blum Legrabox drawers in Orion grey with tip on hardware.

Integrated Under Cabinet LED Lighting and Miele Appliances.

Powder Room

Royale Aquadom Medicine Cabinet

Custom Floating Cashmere Supermatte Cabinets with 350 kg maximum loading bearing hardware

Countertop: Dekton Edora Beige

Integrated custom vanity with a slab integrated sink to match the countertops, with a slope drain. Engineered by Studio Haus.

Master Bathroom

Custom Floating Cashmere Supermatte Cabinets with 350 kg maximum loading bearing hardware

Countertop: Dekton Edora Beige

Integrated custom vanity with a slab integrated sink to match the countertops, with a slope drain. Engineered by Studio Haus.

Royale Plus Aquadom Medicine Cabinet

Catlandia Closet

This is a closet dedicated to cats with custom features such as scratch posts and places for them to eat, sleep, as well as play.

Doors: Blanco Supermatte

Cabinet Interior: White Melamine



Studio Haus is honored to announce this Manhattan Beach Transitional Kitchen

Located in Manhattan Beach, this transitional home has luxurious finishes and a custom recessed spice niche with sliding doors. The open living room allows for a smooth flow between the common room, dining room, and kitchen. The kitchen is adorned with a lovely quartz countertop and island as well as integrated Sub Zero refrigerated drawers and sleek modern cabinetry.  

Cabinets

Cabinet finish: Manhattan Oak Wood Veneer

Blum Aventos HK lift system with brass mesh inserts

Blum Legrabox with tip on mechanism for a seamless look

Integrated Sub Zero Refrigerated Drawers

Island

Island Finish: Fenix Supermatte Blu Delft

Thanks to the use of nanotechnologies, Fenix thermally heals any micro-scratches, and:

Is highly resistant to scratches, abrasion, rubbing and dry heat

Withstands impacts, acid-based solvents and household reagents

Significantly reduces the bacterial load making its surface hygienic and easy to clean
Liquid repellent and mold-proof

Custom Recessed spice niche with sliding doors

Sliding Door Mechanism with Brass integrated handles

Decorative Brass Mesh Door Insert

Great space saving Hack


As 2020 is now in full swing, you may be turning your attentions to your home and thinking about giving it a new look and fresh look. If you are looking at investing in aesthetically pleasing cabinets, mirrors and other accessories for your bathroom, why not consider the range we now have available from Aquadom. Whether you are looking to completely renovate and remodel your bathroom, or simply want to switch out existing furnishings and furniture for something new, Aquadom’s collection has pieces that will appeal, regardless of your budget.

A member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association, Aquadom has a sterling reputation for designing and producing cabinets and other accessories that have modern appeal, are well-made using high quality materials and have a touch of class and luxury that can help elevate any standard bathroom.

Signature Royale

With their Signature Royale line of products, the company has drawn on the collective experience of its team to create pieces that will give your home a unique and sophisticated atmosphere and appearance.

Royale Plus

Even when you have the bathroom of your dreams and everything is in place, the range of products in the Royale Plus collection from Aquadom can give your bathroom that special finishing touch that will make it stand out. The bathroom should be a place of relaxation, cleanliness and luxury and that’s what you get with these accessories.

Royale

We don’t believe everything needs to be elaborate or intricate. Sometimes something simple can be just as eloquent and beautiful. If you are looking for cabinets that meet that description, the Royale line from Aquadom is perfect for your needs.

Daytona

The Daytona line of products from Aquadom is what you need if want accessories for your bathroom that are designed with beauty and practicality in mind. Easy to reach and use functions help to make their beautiful products will make time you spend in the bathroom easier and more enjoyable.

Breeze

If you are looking for something a little original compared to the mirrors that are often available in homeware stores, look no further than the Breeze model from Aquadom. This has been made with a unique 3-panel design that offers a pristine reflection from any angle. Perfect for when you are getting you are readying yourself for the day ahead.

Royale Basic

If you have a tighter budget, then the Royale Basic line of products has been made with you in mind. Affordable and convenient, they still retain the sense of luxury that you would find in the more expensive Signature Royale range from Aquadom.

Pacifica

When is a mirror more than just a mirror? When it’s made by Aquadom. The Pacifica, with its copper-free construction and cool lighting strip will suit your minimalist design bathroom. Their heated and lighted mirrors have a dream-like quality to them that will help complete the modern look of your bathroom.


Contemporary kitchens often have handle-less cabinets and integrated appliances.  Until recently, although the appliances had an integrated finish they would still compromise the aesthetic of the design due to their handles. Some appliance makers have caught up with the times by introducing “Open To Touch” appliances. Below we will list a few “Open To Touch” appliances that we expect to be kitchen staples this year.

1. Thermador Freedom® Collection

Open Door Assist uses Auto Door Opening technology to open the refrigerator door with either a push or a pull, adding a luxurious touch and the option for a sleek, handle-less design.

2. Sub Zero Integrated Column Press-to-Open

This allows you to achieve a handleless design for your Sub-Zero Integrated Column refrigerators. The first few seconds of the video below shows how beautiful and easy this system is in action.

3. Miele ArtLine

Miele’s ArtLine is their new line of ingenious integrated kitchen appliances that mix in seamlessly with the surrounding cabinets. The oven, speed oven and steam combination oven features Touch2Open, which effortlessly opens the door with a light touch of a finger on the sensor button. Their dishwashers have a Knock2Open feature, just knock twice on the dishwasher and it opens. With Miele’s built-in refrigerators you simply give the door a little nudge and they too will pop open. This is a wonderful feature because enables the fridge to match perfectly with kitchen cabinets that have no handles, which is quite commonplace in contemporary kitchens.

4. Bosch Dishwashers

Bosch’s OpenAssist gives you the ability to open the fully integrated ActiveWater dishwasher with nothing more than a slight touch of the front of the dishwasher. This will partially open the door, making it easy to load and unload the dishwasher. More importantly, from an atheistic standpoint, it gives you the ability to match the finish and handle-free quality of the kitchen cabinets. Furthermore, some models have InfoLight® which displays information on the floor of your kitchen so you can see when your dishes are done without compromising the aesthetics.

5. Sharp Drawer Microwave

Sharp’s exceptional Microwave Drawer features Easy Wave Open technology for touchless operations. Ovens and Microwaves cannot have to the same finishes as most cabinets for safety reasons but it still allows your kitchen to clean lines and match the design of the space. Simply wave up-and-down near the motion sensor and the microwave drawer glides open. With the touch of a button or a gentle nudge, the drawer smoothly closes avoiding any messy spills.


1. Floor To Ceiling Curtains

Hang Curtains near the top of the ceiling, not right above the windows. If you put your curtains about 1 to 3 inches from the top of the ceiling and let them go all the way down to the floor then it will make your space seem much larger.

2. Open space

Remove unnecessary clutter and adopt an open floor plan wherever possible. The presence of space in a room can dramatically change how people feel when entering.

3. Point couches toward each other

Having couches pointed toward each other instead of pointed towards a television does a wonderful job at promoting conversation. Unless of course you’re having a gathering specifically for a movie or sporting event.

4. Cover up televisions when not in use.

Find a piece of fabric that matches to color scheme of your room and place it over the television when you’re not using it. Even when a tv is not on it had a tendency to draw attention. Furthermore, the colors of the tv doesn’t usually compliment to colors of interiors. By choosing the right fabric you can kill two birds with one stone.

5. House plants

Plants are a great way to bring elements of nature into your home. If you want your interior design to seem peaceful, some strategically placed plants can do wonders. Arrange a couple of large plants next to furniture or in corners.

6. Art

Hanging art on your walls doesn’t have to be expensive and can really make your interior pop. Two important things to focus on when hanging art are size and color. Measure your space and measure your art to make sure that there is enough open space around each piece to let it shine and to not feel cluttered. Furthermore, make sure the color of the art compliments the colors of the room.

7. Mirrors

Mirrors can be used to make a small space feel larger. Secondly, mirrors placed directly across from windows can help bring in more natural light. This is particularly helpful in a room that doesn’t have many windows.  Decorative mirrors can also be used in lieu of art to fill empty wall space. Large or small, mirrors add light and dimension to your living space.

8. Rugs on wood floors

Rugs are a great way to life to wood floors. When employing rugs size is an important factor, a rug should be big enough so that every piece of furniture has at least two feet on it. If you use a rug that is too small, it can make your space feel uncomfortable. On the other hand, if its too large the space can feel claustrophobic. So take these things into consideration.

9. The Golden Ratio

In mathematics, two quantities are in the golden ratio if their ratio is the same as the ratio of their sum to the larger of the two quantities. Interior designers often use it to ensure that the placement of objects in a room are balanced. One way to use it is to divide a space into approximately two-thirds for one section and one third for the remainder. For instance, if two thirds of the space on a floor is occupied then you should fill up one third of the space on the wall.

10. Use colors properly

The color wheel is an interior design essential. It can help you to plan your color pairings or guide you out of a design rut when you’re struggling for inspiration. Use it to help you come up with complementary schemes. This means using colors from opposite sides of the wheel.


As humanity was collectively spending more time inside, interior design and architecture grew in artistic relevance. Sophisticated materials, design elements, and perceptions of space and light became worthwhile as men and women relied less on physical work outside in the fields. Hence it is an art that first emerged in more advanced societies. Furthermore, creative explosions in interior architecture would often coincide with golden ages. In this blog, we will present an overview of interior architecture’s evolution overtime.

Greek and Roman Interiors

The first sophisticated interior designs emerged around the Mediterranean, where Greeks and later Romans invested in interior spaces to display their culture, traditions, and way of life. Romans have left mosaics and frescoes depicting mythological scenes, historic, and family events. The architecture of a Roman citizen’s home is a reflection of the social status he and his family have, but also his rank in the political and tribal hierarchies. In some ways this is still true in today’s society, because trends in design often correlate with how much wealth an individual has.

Gothic and Medieval Designs

The collapse of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century was a set-back for all arts, including interior design and architecture. We didn’t see very much art until the 8th and 9th century, when Gothic style emerged as a mix between Germanic and Roman influences. The Medieval approach to interior design was heavily oriented towards religion. Indeed, the inside of official buildings representing an institution or a powerful lord’s authority were laid out to remind beholders of God.

Buildings sanctioned by divine authority were designed to provoke spiritual awakening or provide a comfortable environment for meditation or prayer. Patrons sponsored the best masters and craftsmen, who carved out, painted and erected the most elaborate pieces of design in human history. A rich individual would find it advantageous to associate his name and fortune with artworks that magnify human abilities for the glory of God. The ecosystem created between institutions, patrons and artists allowed countries like Italy, France and Spain (under Muslim rule) to become cradles of innovative and breathtaking architectural achievements. Materials used varied, however the proper Western European style was characterized by dark shades with materials like dark wood or stone. Marble is often used, especially for Gothic structures (Cathedral of Koln, Duomo di Milano). The spectrum of used colors varies; the north is characterized by black and white contrasts while the south integrates many secondary colors.

Baroque

When The Renaissance kicked in the near the end of the 14th century, the ecosystem previously described saw an additional source of patrons: rich merchants, soldiers and politicians that derived their power and authority from the world itself rather than divine figures. While the religious angle was preserved and experienced evolution and shifts, renaissance art was characterized by a return to nature. Baroque for example reintegrates natural elements by randomizing structures and design languages.

Baroque comes from the Portuguese word “barocco” which means “irregularly-shaped pearl”. Baroque interiors often play on contrast, overwhelming the beholder with light or darkness, brightness or blurriness. Artists were experimenting with shapes, materials and volumes, coming up with new models of interior layout. The baroque style found its full expression in Mediterranean countries and in the New World; Spanish colonial baroque characterizes the historic settlements in the Americas.

The baroque style has contaminated the neo-classical overtime, especially in Britain. Robert Adam has operated this mix in the mid-18th century. While he was working with neo-classical frameworks and overall design language, his innovative integration of baroque design elements (still life images, ribbons, medallions etc.)

Neo-Classical

The profound shift the industrial revolution brought on the European real estate market shifted interior design priorities. Habitability was increasingly becoming a focus, especially with the second industrial revolution that brought to consumers new inventions (massive electrification). 19th century interior design and architecture is mainly oriented towards neo-classicism (one of the best examples being France and the neo-classical redesign of Paris in the late 19th century). Rich owners often romantically reactivate aristocratic designs, as a clear signal of identification. The materials used are also a display of wealth, as colonial expansion provides consumers with more exotic materials.

The neo-classical approach, while apparent in France and the United Kingdom, does not characterize other countries like Italy. In the industrial north, the emergence of the liberty style is a clear return to the Renaissance spirit. While remaining classical in its structure (notably for its use of horizontal symmetry), the liberty style incorporates baroque elements and the Greco-Roman fascination for floral motives and mythological depictions.

Art Deco, Futurism, and Pop Art

Art deco would later build on this liberty style foundation. In the beginning of 20th century, Italy is experimenting a cultural shift as it is molded for the first time by a centralized national state. Internal migrations contribute to combine regional arts and techniques. Art deco is a natural result of such a phenomenon. Rome features an entire district designed and built by the art deco architect Gino Coppedè. It is the most exhaustive use of art deco design elements in a real urban setting. It is characterized by the use of arabesques (inherited from the Neapolitan neo-bourbon style), curves and shapes that insisted on transmitting an impression of movement and fluidity. It was the artistic representation of humanity’s spirit at the time: fast-paced transformations that shaped the destinies of millions like never before, alongside unprecedented technological progress.

The rise of fascism in the 1920s introduced futurism in Italian and European interior architecture. Futurism was heavily characterized by rigidity. This is apparent when when observing the dynamics of Fascist architecture. Squares and rectangles are at the center of any fascist compositions (cf. The Italian Civilization’s Museum in Rome, the Court of Justice of Milan, etc.)

Both styles did not survive the second world war. Art deco was considered vulgar while futurism was perceived as grim. The discovery of new styles thanks to the increasing European integration and the spread of the American way of life helped shape a new conception of style in Europe. Scandinavian design (with Danish and Swedish design firms gaining worldwide recognition) set the pace for an approach focused on providing an experience, a mood, rather than a simple functionality. With the influence of pop art and the 1970s, designers started to experiment with colors, materials, shapes, volumes, textures and overall structures like never before. Plastic and the advent of consumerism provided opportunities at every level to create art and innovate.

Today the myriad of interior design and architecture schools is so diverse, that willing to identify the main trends would be challenging. However, we can notice that the use of design elements in a certain way contributes to create at least bridges between somewhat similar approaches. Indeed, modern architecture has greatly valorized natural light, functionality, space optimization and connectivity. These are defining features of recently built mega-structures (Sydney opera house, Burj El-Arab, Petronas Towers etc.) and contemporary interior design. The use of glass, aluminum, steel and increasingly carbon fiber has favored this trend, especially with the rising interest for urban solar exposition.

In conclusion, design languages have varied according to the availability of materials, technological capabilities, cultural preferences and geographic necessities. While all these criteria determine how a community will organize its way of living, the social and cultural backgrounds of the elites (who were the ones building the most durable structures) were displayed through interior design and architecture. Not only to give a concrete basis to their abstract ideas (God, nature or ancestry), but also to set the pace of the entire society, as the elites’ artistic, philosophic and ethical frameworks are effectively the entire society’s references.