Gayle Anderson was live in Pasadena for a preview of the PASADENA ASID 23rd ANNUAL HOME & KITCHEN TOUR.

On Sunday, October 4th you can visit five unique homes throughout Pasadena and Arcadia and meet the designers, see the trends, get ideas, shop, and buy Chances to Win a U-Line Wine Refrigerator (A $1,500 Retail Value)!

This is a self-guided tour of five diverse private residences, professionally designed by top ASID designers, with 21st century interiors complementing architecture that spans the 20th century. Non-profit ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) is the design profession's oldest and largest association.

Participating Designers include: Eileen Atwood (Sierra Custom Kitchens), Jennifer Bevan-Montoya and Denise Ranalli (Jennifer Bevan Interiors), Lauren Elia (The Elia Design Group, Inc.), Susan Sawasy (Casawasy), and Rozalynn Woods (Rozalynn Woods Interior Design)

Sunday, October 4, 2008 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pasadena - 1923 English Tudor Pasadena - 1926 European Revival Pasadena - 1958 Midcentury Modern Pasadena - 1963 Contemporary Arcadia - 2008 California Spanish

TICKETS: $30 in advance and $35 on the day of the tour Call (800) 237-2634 Tickets are also available at: Anthony's Art & Frames, 1120 Huntington Drive, San Marino (800) 237-2634 ASID, Pasadena Chapter, 1000 Walnut St., Suite 108, Pasadena (626) 795-6898 Curves, Kenneth Village, 1416 W. Kenneth Road, Glendale (818) 551-1600 Cynthia Bennett & Associates, 501 Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena (626) 799-9701 French Laundry, 606 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena (626) 792-3881 Pzazz Hair Salon, 840 Foothill Blvd., La CaƱada (818) 790-1334 Snyder Diamond, 432 S. Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena (626) 795-8080

Tickets will include a map and the address of each home on the tour. All proceeds benefit the ASID Pasadena Chapter. Proceeds go toward scholarships for emerging designers. A nonprofit organization, ASID is the design profession's oldest and largest association, with members qualified by education, testing and experience. The ASID Pasadena Chapter, formed in 1964, has a history of community involvement in its quest to be the definitive resource for professional education and knowledge-sharing. Its mission is to define excellence in the practice of interior design; to improve the value of the profession to the public and to work for a favorable environment for members' right to practice interior design.

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PROJECT FACT SHEET - PASADENA ASID HOME & KITCHEN TOUR 2009 Name of Project: El Molino Residence Pasadena, California

Kitchen Designer: Eileen Atwood, Allied Member ASID, CKD Sierra Custom Kitchens, Inc.

Original Architect: John Jack Pugsley

Program: Remodel of 1963 home in order to bring it back to the original midcentury design.

Design Challenge: The current home owners wanted a warm, contemporary, light-filled kitchen. Unfortunately, different owners through the years had masked the home's original midcentury design with disjointed traditional styling that was in disrepair. The dark kitchen was divided into three different spaces, none of which afforded a view of the pool and garden. The challenge was to open the space and create multiple work stations with views to the outside.

Design Solution: Three skylights were built above the island to brighten the room. The designer changed the kitchen's entry and exit in order to create flow and enable views of the pool. She accentuated the re-emerging clean lines of the home by lining up the kitchen's secondary entrance with the fireplace wall, and placed puck lights (down lights) over the light oyster-colored Caesarstone countertops for added visibility and brightness. The kitchen island was placed on a stainless steel frame and legs, with kick-plates indented by nine inches for a further illusion of openness. Stainless steel was mixed with sleek Wood-Mode cabinetry in rift-cut oak with a bistro-stained finish. The designer created tall area storage in stainless steel to match the GE Monogram appliances. Multiple work stations - including a bar sink overlooking the living room with a view of the pool beyond - were placed for convenience. One can stand in the kitchen and be separate, yet part of the party in what is now a light, elegant, streamlined kitchen that anchors the home.

Matt Redman of McCown-Redman Interiors completed the remaining interior spaces. Exterior landscaping, including a mid-level pool, was created by Los Feliz landscape architect Anthony Exter.


PROJECT FACT SHEET - PASADENA ASID HOME & KITCHEN TOUR 2009 Name of Project: Madison Avenue Residence Pasadena, California

Designer: Rozalynn Woods, Allied Member ASID Rozalynn Woods Interior Design