Frank Pitman Designs kitchen
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The American Society of Interior Designers’ annual Orange County home tour

Frank Pitman Designs kitchen
By Lisa Boone

The American Society of Interior Designers’ annual Orange County home tour is a bit of an anomaly. Most show houses are staged in sprawling estates, but this year’s ASID tour, “Urban Living at Astoria,” is held in a new high-rise complex in Irvine. Thirty-seven designers decorated four penthouse lofts and two flats on the 13th and 14th floors. The showcase is open through May 17, but we have a sneak peek, starting with a kitchen by Frank Pitman Designs. The back splash and island feature custom glass mosaics in playful colors. Rows of metallic moldings complement the white lacquer cabinetry. Murano art glass pendant lights hang over the bar, highlighting the sandblasted and polished aggregate countertop. (Jim Doyle)
Bunny Sutherland kitchen
In this contemporary kitchen by Bunny Sutherland, stainless-steel appliances and Italian-style cabinetry are matched with a textured, reflective glass back splash. Countertops have the look of concrete but are Ceasarstone quartz. (Jim Doyle)
Keir: Interior Design bedroom
For tour-goers looking for inspiration and resources for their own homes, the bedrooms hold plenty of ideas to borrow. After searching for poetry containing the words “drift” and “drifting,” Rick Thompson and Keith Fondry of Keir: Interior Design commissioned custom wallpaper designed by Wonderful Graffiti(Jim Doyle)
Fumiko Faiman bedroom
Fumiko Faiman of International Custom Designs created a sculptural panel behind the bed using interlocking cast-gypsum panels, each 32 inches square, from Modular Arts. Faiman also customized the bed by reupholstering the headboard and installing a strip of LEDs under the platform. The pendant lights are from the Italian firm Rotaliana(Jim Doyle)
Kimberly Franzen master bedroom
Oversized Delancy drum pendants flank the bed in Kimberly Franzen’s master, where sheer panels were deployed to keep the lights from overwhelming the room. The bedding is Frette(Jim Doyle)
Tamra Mundia bedroom
Cork flooring, glass beading, chenille and silk all mix in this modern master bedroom designed by Tamra Mundia. The nightstands are custom, the chair is Duralee , and the lighting is from Lighting Innovation in the Laguna Design Center(Jim Doyle)
Master suite by Sue Rexroth
Bold colors are paired with glitzy crystal accents and some Deco-influenced styling in the master suite by Sue Rexroth. (Jim Doyle)
Bliss Design guest suite
Osbourne & Little wallpaper makes a striking focal point in this guest suite designed by Barbara Philips of Bliss Design(Jim Doyle)
Deidre Eagles’ bathroom
Chelsea Art Glass resembling flowing water in varying shades of blue sets the tone for Deidre Eagles’ bathroom. The tile is from Walker Zanger. The Eurofase sconce by the shower resembles mini crystal curtains, and hand-blown crystal sconces from ET2 hang on both sides of the mirror. (Jim Doyle)
In the bathroom by Joyce Byrd of J. Elizabeth Interiors, a faux finish above the toilet mimics tile in the shower. The vanity is from the Barbara Barry for Him line through Kallista(Jim Doyle)
Deco-inspired den
Gray, chocolate and platinum hues accent this Deco-inspired den by Rob Esterley. An oversized mirror is from the Showplace South in Costa Mesa.  (Jim Doyle)
Den by Samantha Gorrell
Elegant chairs, also from the Showplace South, anchor a comfortable den designed by Samantha Gorrell. The artwork is by Marie Martin(Jim Doyle)
Dining room by Beverly Stadler
Crystal chandeliers from Fine Arts Lighting and dark wood furnishings from Pacific Design Furniture lend a luxurious feel to a dining room by Beverly Stadler of Design Focus. The wall treatment is made from a combination of sand and glass. (Jim Doyle)
Tamara Shermer filled the terrace with furnishings from Sunset West, California Patio, OC Interiors and the Patio Place. The eco-friendly fireplace can be outfitted to run on biofuel, gel or propane. Solar globes placed throughout the terrace have LEDs powered by the sun.  (Jim Doyle)
Modern urban lounge
Taylor LeClaire, in collaboration with Joan Wilson, created a modern urban lounge with Ego Paris furnishings.

The ASID show house is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays (till 8 p.m. on Fridays), through May 17. Tickets are $35 and benefit the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Information: For a peek inside another show house, click to our gallery from the Pasadena Showcase House of Design(Jim Doyle)