Tuesday, October 21, 2014

In the Press: Newport Beach Magazine!


Blackband Design has been featured in the October/November 2014 issue of Newport Beach Magazine! 

"IF YOUR WARDROBE IS A MIXED BOUQUET OF FLORALS, AVOID TRADITIONAL HOME PATTERNS IN FAVOR OF BOTANICAL PRINTS AND FRESH-CUT FLOWERS FOR A MODERN LOOK."  - W E N D Y   B L A C K B A N D 






Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Blackband Design featured on Luxe

  Head over to the Luxe Blog and check out the latest article featuring Wendy and Greg Blackband!
Wendy and Greg Blackband were both working in advertising when they chose to switch gears and forge their own stylish path. “Together we decided that we wanted out of the corporate grind and looked at developing a business that we could do together,” says Greg. To that end, the husband- and-wife duo launched Blackband Home & Design, where she heads their interior design work—and can sometimes be seen driving her fabric-filled golf cart to projects around Balboa Island—and he oversees the retail business, including their Irvine store. In that showroom, the couple’s two viewpoints—he’s from London, she’s from Newport Beach—come together seamlessly. “Our style is coastal Bohemian,” says Wendy of a world where Union Jack down cushions can mix with succulents in antique wood boxes and a print of an 18th-century etching of an octopus. “Through layering we create a juxtaposition of dark and light, new and old, sophistication and casualness. Our design style reflects our personalities, which are warm, inviting and pretty down to earth.” -Luxe

Friday, October 10, 2014

Blackband Design featured on Houzz

  Blackband Design was featured in an editorial Ideabook spotlighting Chinese Altar Tables  
  on the homepage of Houzz! Click here to read the rest of the article.
"4. In an entry. Most commonly used as an entry table, an altar can set the tone for the design story in the rest of the house, or it can blend seamlessly into the overall decor. Lacquered pieces, generally red or black, have a strong presence that can be balanced with large-scale accessories such as the blue and white lamps seen here or a statement-making mirror."  -Melisa Bleasdale 
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