Design Meets Conservation and Functionality

simon qiu faucet

As you can imagine, managing a custom kitchen showroom, we see a lot of really interesting design concepts, both real and imagined. While I always have my favorites, there are products that from time to time make me stop and stare in amazement. This faucet concept from designer Simin Qiu, a design student in London’s […]

Alissa Sutton Teams Up with Habitat for Humanity


Our dear friend, the talented designer Alissa Sutton joined this year’s Power Women Power Tools event at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA). I’ve been affiliated with HFH GLA for five years and it gives me an enormous sense of satisfaction when any of our colleagues choose to work with this organization. Beyond the act of […]

“Looking Glass” Kitchen

looking glass kitchen

I wanted to share a few photos of a kitchen that we recently installed in the Trousdale Estates section of Beverly Hills. The kitchen is in a very unique mid-century modern home with terrazzo floors. Here is Peter from HSK with two of the installers hard at work. The large island has a waterfall edge […]

American Standard Reinvented

American Standard

You’ve almost certainly heard of American Standard. Their logo is burned in the memory of nearly anyone who grew up in the U.S. (and beyond). They were the one of the biggest names (if not the biggest) in kitchen and bathroom fixtures. While they were always associated with affordability and functionality — few people would […]

Horizontal Shower


Last week I got to check out an innovation in shower design, the new horizontal shower by Dornbracht. It features six shower heads that are installed equidistant in a lowered soffit. The soffit is parallel above a bench that creates a bed for the user. The six heads each release 2.5 gallons of water per minute, which […]

Loft Chic


One of the most unique spaces I’ve worked on was a beautiful loft in an historic building located in the heart of downtown Hollywood. The unit has an amazing view of the Capitol Records building and from what I hear an amazing rooftop pool as well. This project was even featured on Apartment Therapy. Our […]

Best of Houzz 2014


We were thrilled to receive the notification that based on our Houzz reviews in 2013, we were now considered as part of the “Best of Houzz 2014″. More on the award from Houzz: The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of […]

The KWC Ono Touch (with remote)

KWC One Touch

This is a beautiful new faucet from KWC, the Swiss manufacturer of high quality faucets for the kitchen. They prize themselves on “evoking emotion as a part of their design, by adopting a creative innovative approach to shapes, colors, materials and technologies”. This faucet, however, just seems a little odd to me. Even though it […]

A New Crystal Display Coming Soon

Scout Waiting

We are so happy to announce that work has begun here at our showroom on our new display featuring Crystal Cabinet Works! We have had so much interest in this terrific custom product, so the new display should provide a great opportunity for our visitors to see the fine craftsmanship of this beautiful cabinetry. We […]

Miele + Hollywood Sierra Kitchens


Hollywood Sierra Kitchens is pleased to announce that we are now a Trade Partner for Miele appliances. As a trade partner, Hollywood Sierra is able to assist with our clients’ orders of Miele’s fine products, including coordination of professional Miele-certified delivery and installation with Miele’s unique Concierge service. Come visit us at our showroom to […]

Kitchen Designer to the Stars (sort of)


It would be awfully fun to tout ourselves as the “go to” designers for Hollywood’s A list (heck, it would be fun to have even the D list in our hip pocket!). Imagine the press! The accolades! The great cocktail party stories that we would get to tell to riveted party guests! Well, Hollywood Sierra […]

InSinkErator Rocks Zero-Waste Goal


Our clients often ask our help in selecting items for their kitchen…sometimes those items include the mundane, like the lowly garbage disposal. Being a bit of a kitchen nerd, I usually beam and rave excitedly…”you must get the Insinkerator Evolution Excel!” OK, so it’s just a disposer, but it is well made (in the USA […]

Formaldehyde: What you need to know


More and more of our clients are curious about formaldehyde in our wood cabinetry products. Our friends at Draper DBS have developed a quick Q & A sheet that we wanted to share with you to help to educate you on this important matter. What is Formaldehyde? Formaldehyde is a naturally occurring chemical compound produced […]