House Hunters Renovation Product Review


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A few months back I designed a kitchen that was featured on season 3 of the HTGV show House Hunters Renovation. Once it aired, I received a flood of emails from people asking about the materials I used. So I thought I would go ahead and post it on the blog for all the curious minds out there! Honestly some of these are my favorite “go to” brands and products and I use them often!

In this design I used Benjamin Moore paint.  I love using Benjamin Moore paint because of it’s high quality and beautiful selection of colors. I get questions about the specific colors I used and they are listed below.

For the plumbing fixtures, Delta faucets are both beautiful and functional, especially with their Touch20 technology that allows you to turn your faucet on and off by simply touching anywhere on fixture. I selected their brushed nickel finish even though I used brushed bronze (GASP!) for the hardware on the cabinets…. but I have no problem mixing the metals!

Next is the glass back splash which was the highlighted materiel for the kitchen. The product is manufactured by a company called Hirsch Tile.  Their glass mosaics are unique and it added so much texture and interest to the overall kitchen. Check out their unique material sizes and options on their website. The one I selected for this design came from the Sillouette series.

The hardware was from Schaub and Company and in particular I chose the Northport Collection which features 4 classic finish options.  I chose to use a brushed brass color finish because I felt like this was something unique which most people don’t use and it also tied in the gold colors from the glass back splash. It gave a really elegant touch to the cabinets. See the photo below for more information on the products used in this kitchen.


Benjamin Moore “In the Midnight Hour”
Delta Pilar Touch20 Kitchen Faucet in Arctic Stainless Finish
Hirsch Glass Silhouette Collection XCI132
Cabinet Hardware:
Schaub and Company Northport Pull in Brushed Bronze Finish

The light fixtures in this space are both from Rejuvenation. The industrial styling and brass finish gives the space a lot of character and charm.

The counter stools came from World Market and were the perfect color and scale for this kitchen. The image below features more information on these items.

And lastly were the solar shades on the 2 windows which come from The Shade Store. This company makes one of the best solar shade products on the market in record time and with great quality. I use these all the time!


Pendant Light:
Rejuvenation George Pendant in Old Brass Finish
Counter Stool:
World Market Mia Counter Stool
Rejuvenation Reed Sconce in Old Brass Finish

If you have any more questions about this kitchen or would like to inquire about having your kitchen designed by A.S.D. Interiors, please email us at

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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Designing with GREY & ORANGE

Grey has been a color that is popping up everywhere now-a-days in interiors and fashion. It is the perfect hue to create a well balanced color palette. From a very light grey to a deep charcoal grey, it will add a sense of balance to the entire room by enhancing accent colors in the space. Grey is a fresh approach to achieving that warm yet sophisticated interior space.

One of our favorite color combos at A.S.D. is orange and grey. Orange is a such a bright and cheerful color and with the help of a shade of grey, it enhances its beauty and elegance. Take a look…

La Dolce Vita Blog featured a dining room that is a perfect example of why grey is a beautiful color and lets the other surrounding colors pop! Notice the charcoal grasscloth and its relation to the orange and yellow artwork.

La Dolce Vita

This contemporary living room, feautured in Lonny magazine, created a splash with the orange accents on several shades of grey.

Lonny Magazine

A bright and welcoming nursery created a fun,  yet sophisticated space with the use of grey, white and pops of orange. Stripes on the accent wall added a contemporary flair to the simplistic design. feautured an adorable office space with great use of pattern and color. To keep a space looking fresh, it is key to have great light and colors that play well off of eachother like the room below.

Get the look..

Products found from vendors such as West Elm, CB2 and Room & Board!

HGTV’s “House Hunters Renovation” episode 4

Last Sunday HGTV aired a new episode of “House Hunters Renovation” that I was so honored to work on!! It was an absolute pleasure working with the HGTV team and of course the wonderful homeowners, Bill and Meredith, on this kitchen renovation! You guys all made it such a blast and I will always remember how great the experience was!

For some of you looking for a few snap shots, take a look below for a couple before and after images of the kitchen renovation…

This kitchen needed some major color and updating! After getting an idea of what Bill and Meredith were looking for in their kitchen… I had a plan! Below is the sketch for my concept on the kitchen design.

By choosing warmer color tones in walnut and grey, the kitchen came to life. Adding a colorful glass and slate back splash tile gave a contemporary touch especially since I decided to install it vertically instead of horizontal!! Matched with the quartz counter tops for the island and main kitchen, along with industrial details like the reclaimed wood mirror and swivel bar stools, this kitchen got its masculine vibe. And who could forget the beautiful accent wallpaper in the dining area that tied the theme together!

A.S.D. Interiors

We searched for products that had an industrial edge but also a natural element to them. Thanks to the vendors below we were able to achieve our goal: Here are just some of the vendors….West Elm, CB2, Target, Crate & Barrel, World Market, Home Decorators, Astek Wallcovering, The Shade Store, BEHR and Amarock.

A big shout out to A-List Construction! You made the designs a reality and we could not have done it without a quick and professional team likes yours! Find them online at

Visit A.S.D. INTERIORS for more inspiration and contact info!

Inside Scoop on HGTV Design Wars – Episode 4

Thank you SO much Cohen family and HGTV for letting me into your home and selecting me to design the wreck room for the girls!! It was such a fun room to design and I’m so happy to have been given the opportunity to do this for you all. For those who missed Episode 4 of Design Wars on HGTV, or if you are looking for a re-cap, below are images and some info that I wanted to share.

HGTV Episode 4 - Design Wars - Designed by Shirry Dolgin

The goal was to take an unused space and transform it into a youthful and fun place for the girls to enjoy with their friends, have sleep overs, and just hang out! Here is the sketch I did of my design and below are some additional pictures of the final room.

Sketch for the wreck room
Sketch for the wreck room

It was important to carry the spirit of these energetic girls in the room. I did this through the bright color scheme, flocked magenta wallpaper, stripped purple area rug, and the chartreuse drapes and desk chairs. I balanced all this color with the bright white desks & locker storage, white mirrors, and the glass chandelier. They girls are super active and play tons of sports, but they also take part in activities such as arts and crafts and watching movies with all their friends. Therefore, this room needed to have A LOT of functionality. When laying out the space plan, the first thing I decided was to dedicate a desk space for each of them so that they wouldn’t have to worry about sharing the coveted computer time! While designing the rest of the floor plan and selecting the furniture, I chose multifunctional seating, and kept in mind size, weight, and storage! These were important in selecting the final pieces.

I sprinkled things all around the room that the girls would use for inspiration and added elements such as the chalkboard wall where they could draw and write note, and the open shelves above their desks to display family photos and other awards and trophies. All in all, the room needed to be fun!

Chalk board wall
Flocked wallpaper and accessories

Hope you enjoyed the design and the show! I would love to hear your feedback! So feel free to comment or email me directly. If you missed the show, I’ll be posting a small clip of it on Youtube in a few days, so check back in for it!