House Hunters Renovation Recap

Before picture of HGTV kitchen remodel
Before picture of HGTV kitchen remodel

A young couple hopes to move out of their parents’ houses and into a their own home in Los Angeles.Episode HHUTR-313H

It was such a blast working on this kitchen renovation. This was one of those designs that COMPLETELY changed the space from a drab 1970’s eye sore to fresh and up to date modernized kitchen. Below are the after pics from today’s episode of House Hunters Renovation.

When I first walked into this space I knew right away that something with the layout needed to change. It was as if there were a huge block in the middle of the room stopping this kitchen from its full potential. And then it hit me…. Open up the entire kitchen by eliminating the peninsula and get double the space!!

After picture of Ani and Allens kitchen remodel
After picture of Ani and Allens kitchen remodel

So that’s exactly how I designed the kitchen. I also used the hallway closet space to recess the kitchen pantry and refrigerator. This was a huge factor in allowing all that open space to breath.


Next was the color palette and it truly started off by the amazing glass tile backsplash. It has so much variation in color, sparkle, metallic hues, and wow factor. In terms of the cabinetry, I already knew that the clients Ani and Allen really wanted a light color in their kitchen. So I chose a clean and crisp bright white to allow the other materials to shine! I even designed the countertops with a bright white quartz so that it didn’t chop up the kitchen.

One of the most exciting details in the kitchen is the use of the brushed bronze finish in the pendant light, wall sconces, and door handles. It’s an unexpected change to the basic nickel finish which so many people use, and it adds a very unique and elegant touch.

So after tons of hard work and energy Ani and Allen get to enjoy their wonderful new and contemporary kitchen.

HGTV kitchen remodel
HGTV kitchen remodel
HGTV kitchen remodel view of the backsplash tile, glass upper cabinets, and sink area
HGTV kitchen remodel view of the backsplash tile, glass upper cabinets, and sink area
HGTV kitchen remodel designed by Shirry Dolgin and work by A-List Construction
HGTV kitchen remodel designed by Shirry Dolgin and work by A-List Construction

Thanks again to all the HGTV crew! You all rock!!

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Thank you West Elm…

Just wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH to West Elm for sharing the room I designed on there blog!! I use there products all the time and I’m thrilled that they have selected to feature my work!!
Check it out here. I’ve added a few more pictures of that room for you to check out below…

Shirry Dolgin on West Elm blog
Shirry Dolgin on West Elm blog

View of the fireplace, designed by Shirry Dolgin
View into the kitchen, designed by Shirry dolgin
View of dining room, designed by Shirry Dolgin
View of living room, designed by Shirry Dolgin

HGTV’s Design Wars…

HGTV's premiere of Design Wars

Thank you so much HGTV and the Kernell Family for letting me into your home to design a new family room for you!! What a fantastic experience! You are such a deserving family and I was thrilled to have designed a space for your family to grow in and enjoy for years to come!!

Below I’m sharing some of the details about the family room I designed on the show…I will be posting a follow up blog with images from the master bedroom shortly 🙂

There is so much that goes into the process of designing a space. Although on TV it seems to come together like magic (and we all love a little bit of TV magic) I wanted to share a few details of how I transformed this family room. I started with family as my inspiration!! They are young, vibrant, and full of positive energy and I wanted to capture that in the design. So COLOR was my main focus! You will see below the rendering I did along with a material board of all the furniture I selected. With three young children, it was so important to make sure the furniture was kid friendly and extremely durable.

Shirry Dolgin HGTV "Design Wars"
Shirry Dolgin HGTV "Design Wars" Concept Board

Once I selected my furniture floor plan for the space, I then nailed down the color palette of burnt orange, charcoal grey, and a combination of deep green and blue tones. One of the jumping off points for this color palette was the 3 series art piece I placed on the wall above the sofa. Art is always a great jumping off point to find your color palette!! I quickly realized that lighting was an issue in the room and that’s why I decided to hang 2 contemporary pendant lights over the main portion of the furniture. I was able to to this because the room was tall enough to allow for the height of the light fixtures. I could have opted for recessed lighting, but I wanted to add something more visual from above!

Next it was decision time to figure out what to do with their old fireplace, which was looking out of date a really drab. Keep in mind I was on a budget and a time frame, so I needed to find a way to pull the colors together without breaking the bank! I chose to paint the accent “orange” in the fireplace niche to draw up the color orange which is present in the area rug. Then I painted the charcoal grey over the existing brick to make that part of the room feel more contemporary. Lastly, I sprinkles the room with wonderful family pictures, colorful accents, and furniture that’s multifunctional to serve this family and their daily needs.

Snap Shot of HGTV Design Wars family room design by Shirry Dolgin
Snap Shot of HGTV Design Wars family room design by Shirry Dolgin

Thanks again to HGTV and the Kernell Family for this great experience! You all rock!

Selected as the featured designer on the Elle Decor Registry!

Elle Decor Designer Registry

So excited to be selected as the featured designer on the Elle Decor registry today!!! What a great honor to be included among so many other fantastic designers! Thank you so much Elle Decor!

Bar Is Open! 5 perfect bar options for your home…

As an Interior Designer, I am constantly asked, “How can I make this space better for entertaining?” There are several ways to do so, to create a functional and fun environment for yourself and your guests. Today, many retail stores are providing bars that can provide all your needs that a built-in bar can provide. Below, we have shared with you a few of our favorites, why we like them and where to get these pieces!

Above is a West Elm bar cabinet, great for storage and pleasing to the eye. Here at A.S.D. we love the fact that it has a top shelf for decorative items and room for the items your currently using. Put out at tray of cheese and crackers with your wine and you are set for the night! They both have storage for up to 15 hanging stemmed glasses and 12 cubicles to store liquor and mixers!

The Curved Front Bar above is inspired by an Art Deco design. We love this look because it is classy and has the ability to fit into a wide variety of homes. The storage space is amazing, capable of holding 10-15 wine glasses adjustable shelves, and side cabinetry. A beautiful bouquet of hydrangeas would be the perfect touch to this piece.

Restoration Hardware has come out with what they call “Vintage Wallpaper Factory Bar Cart”. Although this cart doesn’t have at much storage as the others, its charm makes up for it. This piece will have everyone talking, especially when you serve your guests a glass or two of wine with it!

Above is The Monaco Bar Cabinet that can be found at Crate&Barrel. This highly functional cabinet has shelving capable of holding 40 bottles! What’s not to love?? This walnut finish and ribbed detail on the front is the perfect addition to your living and dining room spaces.

Crate&Barrel has another great piece called the Marin Bar Cabinet. A combination of Asian inspiration as well as mid century modern was put into the furniture piece. The weathered elm gives it more natural look. The interior is full of surprises including built in shelving of all sizes on the doors and in the center for your bar ware and bottles. We love how the shelves are adjustable and the top has hooks for hanging stemware!

These pieces will complement your entertaining spaces very well AND are perfectly handy for the holiday season that is soon approaching.