Posts by Michelle Konstantinovsky

When Choice Hotels, one of the world's largest hospitality companies, launched a line of properties tailored for business travelers, skeptics may have questioned the staying power of the offshoot known as Cambria.

October may feel light-years away, but based on previous experience (see: every year that's ever come before this one), summer will be over in a snap and fall festivities will be upon us any second.

1. How did you get your start in design?I backed into it. I had a career in business but always designed, remodeled and/or built my own homes. There was an inflection point at which the creativity and freedom of designing homes coincided with my need for a break from the corporate world.

1. You were born into a family of skilled architects and makers - when did you know design was your destiny and how did you get your start?I have always loved homes and interiors… and grew up in a very creative family full of architecture, new construction, fine cabinetry and painters.

1. How did you get your start in design?I like to say it goes way back to being an infant in my mother's Russian Hill antique store. As a child of an antique shop owner and a real estate developer, I have long been enamored with art and design.

1. How did you get your start in design?My cousin is also an interior designer who participated in the 2012 decorator showcase. I visited her and toured showcase, and saw interior design as a real career for the first time.

1. How did growing up in Poland influence your perspective on design?I grew up during communism, and the stores did not have any unique clothes. So I began picking out my own fabrics, designing my own clothes, and having them made.I also grew up in a small apartment.

When Ruby Skye and Slide, the sometimes-loved, sometimes-loathed San Francisco concert and club venues closed their doors last year, music fans began buzzing about their potential replacements.

1. How did you get your start in architecture?I knew I wanted to be an architect when I was six or seven.  I really enjoyed playing with blocks and when I found out there was a job that would allow me to play with blocks all day long, I thought, this is good.

On Saturday, June 9th, the Modern Architecture+ Design Society (MA+DS) returns to Silicon Valley for the 2018 Modern Home Tour. The annual event gives regional architects, designers, and home builders the opportunity to showcase their work to the community in which they work.

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