How a Queer Eye Collab Put Vacation Rental Designer Paula Oblen on the Map
Even before Queer Eye television star Bobby Berk came knocking, Paula Oblen had made a name for herself as an expert at turning vacation rentals into sumptuous one-of-a-kind experiences in California’s Coachella Valley. In fact, her work in Palm Desert was in such high demand that she relocated there from Orange County last year to spare herself the constant commute. Not long after, Bobby fortuitously rented one of Paula’s properties, launching the kindred-spirit designers into a creative collaboration now find available for rent on Airbnb.
Bond Design Company’s Jennifer Chipman Takes Us Inside the Dreamiest Chalet Style Home
Every so often a design project comes along that changes the entire trajectory of a designer’s career. For Jennifer Chipman, it was a luxurious, off-the-grid log cabin in Kamas, Utah. Not only did it end up being a wonder of chalet-style design but it inspired Jennifer and the home’s owner to form Bond Design Company — so named for the “bond” they built over the four years it took to complete the project. The home also inadvertently turned out to be a kind of showroom for Native Trails.
In Conversation with Interior Designer Jess Cooney
As was the case for many interior designers during the pandemic, Jess Cooney’s list of projects grew much longer—and the scope of those projects more extravagant—during lockdowns last year. Not only were people nationwide looking to change their homes, many also sought to change their area code.
In Conversation with Farmer’s Daughter Interiors Founder Kelsey Grose
In the summer of 2020, Kelsey Grose, founder of Farmer’s Daughter Interiors, moved into what was once her grandmother’s house on her family’s farm south of Swift Current, Saskatchewan. But first, she had to renovate it, with a newborn in her arms and a toddler underfoot nonetheless.
An Enchanted House in the Berkeley Hills and a NativeStone Tub with a View
Three definitive threads have run through Brodie Jenkins’ life in Northern California—her family, her music, and the old and storied homes that both family and music have filled with heart and soul.
In Conversation with Interior Designer Laura Brophy
A lifelong Southern Californian, Laura Brophy was born in Burbank, grew up in Mission Viejo, and studied at Interior Designers Institute in Newport Beach. Now, she and her husband live among the cliffs of Corona Del Mar, overlooking the Pacific.
Meet the Design Psychologist Who Put a NativeStone Bathtub in Her Bedroom
“If you’ve ever wondered if it would be ridiculous to put a tub in your bedroom, maybe I can help clear things up,” says Amber Dunford, art director for Overstock.com. “It is 100 percent ridiculous, and probably the coolest decision ever. Do it. Seriously.” Amber caught Native Trails’ eye—and imagination—when during a recent remodel of her home in Salt Lake City, Utah, she installed a NativeStone Avalon concrete bathtub against a picture window in her bedroom.
Meet Designer Eva LaRocque: “Good Design Is a Feeling, Not a Look”
As principal designer and owner of her own California-based firm, Eva LaRocque has quickly made a name for herself as a rising star in the interior design world.
A Kitchen with Two Islands and Endless Charm
When designer Laura Lochrin set out to remodel an estate overlooking a vineyard in California, she went all in on the kitchen’s details—installing not one but two islands, as well as two NativeStone concrete sinks.
Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott Share Their Design Tips
When we arrive on site at the Property Brothers shoot in Nashville, the set is buzzing with crew, makeup artists, and prop stylists. Fresh flowers and food decorate a freshly renovated kitchen that features our very own Farmhouse 3018.
Swedish Country Meets California Cool
After 16 years of interviewing celebrities for People magazine, Ulrica Wihlborg moved from Hollywood to a quiet coastal town in Sweden.
How to Get White Right in the Kitchen and Bath
Designers We Love: Kishani Perera explains how to use texture, color, and layers to get white "right" in bathroom design.
Designer Michel Smith Boyd Tells You How to Nail the Rose Gold Trend in Home Design
Metallic accents define Michel Smith Boyd ’s aesthetic. See how Native Trails' polished copper finish pairs with his design inspirations.
6 Tips for Designing a Home That Makes You Happy
Boston Interior Designer, Elizabeth Swartz, ASID shares top ideas for creating feel-good spaces in your home.
The Very Versatile Melinda Guglietta
Melinda Guglietta, senior designer at Bespoke of Winchester has given kitchens, pantries, and living spaces a tailor-made touch.
The Colorful Story of Gabriele Pizzale
Gabriele Pizzale 's design style doesn’t fall far from her personal style: A signature blend of set off by texture, color, and detail.
Linda Evans: Making Projects Sing
Linda Evans heads up L. Evans Design Group Inc. in West Linn, Oregon, that has changed many custom homes, kitchens and baths.
Jenny Rausch's Irreverent Elegance
Jenny Rausch spaces have an energy, an elegance and a certain irreverence for design “rules” that make them favorites with Native Trails.
Jamie Banfield - West Coast Style
Jamie Banfield is well known for his contemporary West Coast style, incorporating elements that are a delight to the senses.
Lena Brion - Creator at Heart
“I cannot think of a time when I was not creating something or thinking of creating something,” says Lena Brion, who leads Brion Design.
Diana Vincent: Simple, Sophisticated Rustic Design
These stunning designs can all be attributed to the High Camp Home Design team, led by Founder and Principal Designer, Diana Vincent.
Melissa Destree's Arcadian Designs
Melissa Destree has a history of collaborative projects – from working with large teams on intricate research and development projects.
Building Better Projects with Jessica Steely
Semmes is well known for their philosophy on sustainability, a belief system that company President Jessica Steely embodies and exemplifies.
Natalie Du Bois: Diversity and Longevity
Natalie Du Bois takes kitchen and bath design very seriously. You can see that in the number of awards her spaces have won,
The Charming Toni Sabatino
Native Trails sat down with designer Toni Sabatino about her design style, inspiration, and her Christmas tree tradition.
Jim Howard: Drawing from Art and Architecture
Jim Howard gains his distinctive design style from his formal training in fine arts and architecture, coupled with construction and millwork.
Richard Berry: Unlocking each Project's Potential
Richard Berry, the prolific founder of Residential Design Studio, has shepherded everything from Georgian Revivals to Mediterranean Estates.
Renaissance Man Andrew Goodwin
Andrew Goodwin is a true renaissance man, incorporating a life-long love of people, nature, and creativity into his craft.
Elina Katsioula-Beall's Gestalt Design
Hollywood is full of designers, but few kitchen designers have the real Hollywood design experience of Elina Katsioula-Beall.
The Creative Force of Alison Whittaker
Spend just a few minutes talking with Alison Whittaker and you’ll understand why she’s so well known for luxury residential interiors.
Jan Kepler: Local Love
Jan Kepler's deep love of our local landscape is her design inspiration. For Jan, a stroll on the beach is an adventure of the senses.
The Unforgettable Charmean Neithart
Native Trails talked with designer Charmean Neithart about her signature design style, her love of copper, and a few of her favorite things.
Marcio Decker: Bringing the Rustic Outdoors Inside
Marcio Decker sees each project as an opportunity to execute his client’s visions, within the parameters of the location and the client's lifestyles.
Creating Connection with Merry Powell
Merry Powell helps her clients live well and flourish. She believes in creating a connection: to food, our earth, and our companions in life.
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