Video Replay: WestEdge Panel Monique Lafia, William Hefner, Bart Mandel “How to Build a cool project without getting into hot water”

Last week I had the pleasure of being invited to join a panel at WestEdge – Santa Monica with colleagues William Hefner (AIA) and Bart Mandel (Project Management), moderated by Susan McFadden – Editor in Chief of California Homes Magazine – one of the top Design Magazines in the U.S. featuring Luxury Residences. As with my last … Continued

Snyder Diamond’s 65 Anniversary/Year in business celebration

The premier luxury Appliance/Plumbing company on the West Coast by far is Snyder Diamond. This past Saturday I had the pleasure of attending Snyder Diamond’s party celebrating Snyder Diamond’s 65 Anniversary/Year in business celebration!  It was a great evening, of incredible food, cooked on the finest equipment in the world, and sold at Snyder Diamond, … Continued

WestEdge 2014 Panel (Sat 10/18/2014 1-2 Barker Hangar Santa Monica): The Bottom Line: How to Build a COOL Project without Getting into Hot Water

I am excited to share with you this extraordinary event on Oct. 18th at 1:00 at The Barker Hanger Santa Monica:  How to Build  a cool project without getting into hot water.  In the last few years, as a keynote speaker for Westweek and Dwell, I have met such interesting people.   For the last couple years I … Continued

Lafia/Arvin -Happy Halloween from Greystone

A great evening last night at Greystone – Beverly Hills for “Titans of Business and the Best of Design”, a collaboration of Friends of Greystone and the City of Beverly Hills, with events sponsored by a great design magazine, California Homes Magazine (you should subscribe if you are passionate about Design and Architecture like me!).  Dates … Continued

Valuing Education In Design – Thank you UCLA Architecture and Interior Design Program for “Success Story- Monique Lafia” Publication

With all of the hype and media discussing whether there is value in the cost of higher education for future employment, I beg to differ with that position for many trades and specialties. Particularly Interior Design. Today I am sharing my thoughts on this subject, after being honored by the UCLA – Architecture + Interior … Continued

Salute to Luxury Design Magazines – Our First California Homes Magazine

For one of our first blog posts, we wanted to salute California Homes, which published our first Estate project, a “Cover” publication of Rob Lowe’s Estate in Montecito, CA.   We have had the honor of 4 “Cover” publications featured in California Homes.   Thank you Susan McFadden – Editor in Chief – for featuring us (copies on … Continued

Legends of Design Keynote 2012 Replay:

We were pleased to part of a distinguished panel of fellow internationally published Interior Designers selected by ASID for A Special Key-Note Event at the 2012 Legends of La Cienega: Design Week. The Panel was moderated by Susan McFadden, Editor-in-Chief of California Homes Magazine (in which Lafia/Arvin will have a “Cover” publication of a Beverly … Continued