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Join Southern California’s favorite kitchen/bath icon, Russ Diamond, of Snyder Diamond, as he moderates a panel on the very best ways to outfit a contemporary kitchen for chefs, caterers, design stars and the most discerning ‘foodies.’ Russ will be joined by star designer Barbara Lazaroff; Laurie Haefele of Haefele Design, a kitchen specialist, who has designed truly inspired kitchens for A-list celebrities and some of the world’s most famous architects; and Della Gossett, executive pastry… Read More

We had a wonderful time at Westweek 2015 at the Pacific Design Center! Highlights included the Architectural Digest keynote panel, the book signing with California Homes Magazine, the social media panel at Crestron Electronics with Design Milk and Christian May, selfie sticks with Domaine Magazine at the Reagan Hayes showroom, Seon Ghi Bahk’s charcoal art at CMay gallery,  cocktails at Janus et Cie, posing with Mary McDonald and her gorgeous floral textiles… Read More

Snyder Diamond, the venerable designer kitchen and bath company of Southern California, transformed its Santa Monica showroom into a showcase for the senses on October 18, 2014. Luminaries of the design and architecture community joined in celebrating president Russ Diamond on the company’s remarkable 65 years in business. Tableaus of top-of-the-line cooking ranges and polished bath vignettes were transformed into a spectacular music-revue floor show complete with classic, jazz and rock bands,… Read More

We took a fabulous spring trip to San Francisco. Here are our favorite snapshots. Enjoy! Ushering the top LA architects and designers around the new San Francisco Miele Showroom. L to R: Miele Regional Manager John Stampley, designer Lori Dennis, architect Takashi Yanai, Snyder Diamond’s Russ Diamond Snyder Diamond hosted a fabulous lunch for 16 top designers, architects and builders at the famous Slanted Door in the Ferry Plaza Building. Lunch about… Read More

L.A.’s biggest stars in design and architecture converged at SOLI Architectural Surfaces in the heart of the La Cienega Design Quarter during Legends of La Cienega for a rare discussion of their grandest projects ever built. Speaking on the keynote panel “Grand Estate: The Art of Building Big,” designer Kerry Joyce discussed adding warmth to oversized interiors, Finton construction president John Finton shared stories of building the largest estates in the southland,… Read More

On Thursday, March 13, 2014, design guests of Snyder Diamond gathered for a private reception at Robert Berman Gallery in Santa Monica. On exhibition for the evening was the newest collections from THG-Paris, the leading French atelier for the luxury bath, including the opulent Baccarat Petale de Cristal fittings made of fine French crystal. An array of food and wine celebrating the Picardy region of northern France, where THG craftsmanship began over… Read More

WestWeek 2014 (held at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles March 19-20, 2014) provided a fabulous opportunity to connect with dozens of design friends and showrooms, including Thomas Lavin, who hosted Lori Dennis’s Design Camp. We heard about all the new projects underway from Martyn Lawrence Bullard and Madeline Stuart, and enjoyed a gourmet ‘designer’ box lunch following. I also had a chance to meet the noted designer Gary Hutton, who is… Read More