Interested in joining our team? Hibner Design Group is currently looking to hire on for both our purchasing department and design team!Read More
This Fourth of July we thought we would keep our party cute and casual. Our goal was to spend less time preparing and setting up, and more time enjoying our friends and family. Check out our how-to's below to see how we accomplished all of this!Read More
Father's Day is quickly approaching. Still looking for the perfect gift? We’ve got you covered! Check out our complete gift guide fit for any dad.
For a Dad who loves entertaining- We recommend the Op Art Dartboard Set and a Teakwood and Tobacco soy candle. Both are perfect for any Dad Den. The Art Dartboard set is a posh take on a pub classic, perfect for a quick game with guests. The Teakwood and Tobacco soy scented candle has lead notes of leather, pepper, and tobacco... need we say more?!
For the stylish Dad- We recommend this Bugatchi Shape Fit Print Sports Shirt. The cool geometric pattern is eye catching yet versatile. Finished with mother-of-pearl buttons for a hint of luxury.
For a Dad who likes to stay connected- We recommend the Apple Watch and Apple Wireless Airpods. Dad can make calls, send texts, and even stream Apple Music right from his wrist. The wireless airpods help keep everything tangle free!
For the adventurous Dad- We recommend the Leatherman Sidekick Multi-tool and the Bose Bluetooth Speaker. Both are perfect for any trip! Instead of having to carry multiple tools, the Leatherman Sidekick includes all essentials in one. The Bose Bluetooth speaker provides Dad with a portable way to enjoy his favorite tunes.
For the “on-the-go” Dad- We recommend the Yeti 30 oz Tumbler. The Yeti tumbler will keep his coffee hot even longer than he needs it to be. It also features a magnetic lid that keeps it spill-proof. Just one less thing for Dad to worry about during his morning rush!
Final tip: Don't forget to check your local breweries for gift certificates. Our favorite is Docent located in San Juan Capistrano!
We hope you’ve had the chance to read all about our amazing time at the BD West/NEWH Fashion Challenge! If not, you can do so here. Now we are taking you behind the scenes to see what it's like to participate in the BD West/NEWH Fashion Challenge!
We received a box of materials from sponsors from the event, which ranged from tiles, fabrics, wallcoverings, and hardware. We were required to use at least one item from each sponsor to create a garment and an accessory piece. We were given a little under a month to find inspiration, finalize a design idea, and submit our vision board. That left us with about two weeks to execute the outfit!
Queen of The Galaxy
Once we received our assorted box of materials, we started brainstorming and browsing online for inspiration. One of the fabrics that we received from JAB Anstoetz reminded us of a cross between the milky-way and a gorgeous crystal stone. There was also a midnight blue glittered wallcovering which got us thinking along the lines of space and the stars. During our lunch breaks, the team snuck in watching old episodes of Project Runway for ideas on construction. All of this inspiration, lead us to our the "Queen of the Galaxy" theme and we hit the ground running!
Hard at Work
The competition was truly a team effort, and luckily, we had a sewist on our team! We spent our spare time gluing, cutting, sewing, spray painting until we had sticky fingers and glitter all over our hands! We had to not only create a garment, but also an accessory. We decided that no queen would be complete without her crown. Nothing seemed more fitting than a crown of stars! We decided to also give her a clutch and scepter that we constructed out of pieces of hardware received from C F Kent.
We are so proud of our Team and how the outfit and accessories turned out! We are also grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in this exciting event and worthy cause.
Our President, Maryanne Hibner, and our VP of Design, Jessica Vertin, recently spent some time in New York City. Come take a look at what Maryanne has to say about their trip...
Yes, I'm a little late with this journal post...better late than never right?
Jessica and I had the amazing opportunity to 'jaunt' over to New York for NYNow to shop, sightsee and basically soak in the beauty of the city. We stayed at 1 Hotel Central Park... highly recommend... no joke, incredible hotel - sweet design, great staff and farm to table food.
We walked everywhere and took the subway from time to time (surprisingly we didn't get lost) but that subway is very confusing to this Cali girl! Good thing Jessica knew how the subway system works. New York is a wonderful City and I hope to visit again soon.
For these two momma's, we enjoyed our 'work trip' which means we got to sleep and get inspired by all the City has to offer. Check out some of the pics below of the hotels we visited.
Fashion! Fashion! Fashion! That's all that has been on our minds here at the Studio for the past month. We just finished hitting the runway for the NEWH / BD West Fashion Challenge on April 5th at the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange in DTLA. We competed against 14 other design teams from some of hospitality’s most well-known design firms to create avant garde designs using miscellaneous design materials that were donated by the sponsors. We received the mystery box of materials only a few weeks before the event and had to imagine what we could do with each of the items to create a show-stopping outfit. It felt like we were on an episode of Project Runway around here except none of us had any idea how to put it all together... all we kept hearing was Tim Gunn say, "MAKE IT WORK!" We settled on "Queen of the Galaxy" as our design concept and selected "Confident" by Demi Lovato as our runway song. We will post more on our creative process and how exactly we did it all soon but for now, come take a peak at the big day!
Hair & makeup was done by students from Paul Mitchell School and they certainly hit the mark!
Can you say #makeupgoals?!
Ava, from our Design Team, was our model for the event and she rocked! It was so fun to watch her strut all our hard work on the runway in front of hundreds of people and all the judges.
See the sparkle on the inside of her train? That's a wallcovering that we hand sewed ourselves and we think it added the right amount of sparkle! Ava's crown of stars was made up of crushed tiles which were wrapped with twinkle lights for a nice glow.
And that's a wrap!
We were so excited to participate in a fun and out of the box challenge like this and the opportunity to support the LA and OC NEWH chapters. All of the teams did such an amazing job! Also, a special thank you to all who came and supported us - especially, the winning bidder of our outfit, CF Kent Contract! Congratulations to Puccini Group for the win!
With a growing project list, major goals for the year, and new business endeavors brewing, we are in need of more team members! Hibner Design Group is looking for an experienced interior designer with multi-family/hospitality experience. We are looking for a hard-working, self-motivated designer with exceptional taste, a good sense of humor and a positive attitude!
KEY GOALS & OBJECTIVES: The role of this position is to collaborate on design and manage high end projects, including conceptualizing design schemes all the way through to production of construction documents.
- A strong passion for design and a relentless pursuit of quality work. Excellent organization skills and a thoughtful follow-through. Creative detailing, great communication and mentorship with other teammates.
- Broad knowledge and experience in designing environments of varying sizes and scopes, including developing a quality set of construction documents.
- Knowledge of interior materials/finishes and understanding of fabrication and construction administration.
- Proficient in REVIT, CAD, InDesign, Sketch-Up, BlueBeam and the full Microsoft and Adobe Suite.
- Demonstrates the ability to work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of architects, designers, and engineers to effectively deliver and coordinate interior designs.
- Candidate shall also demonstrate an ability to communicate design strategies and concepts to current and prospective clients.
EDUCATION: Minimum of a 2-year Associates Degree in Interior Design
EXPERIENCE: 4-5 years of interior design experience in multi-family/hospitality
SALARY: Dependent on experience
AVAILABILITY: Immediate availability
HOURS: Full Time
Please send your resume and cover letter with the subject title "INTERIOR DESIGNER POSITION" to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to include any relevant work in your email, a link to your portfolio, website or blog, Instagram, Pinterest, or anything that makes you stand out.
We are so honored and excited to share that we have won the NAHB Best in American Living Awards for our work on Malden Station!
Malden Station, an apartment building next to a Metrolink train station and Fullerton, California’s SOCO cultural district, was named the Multifamily Community of the Year in the 2017 Best in American Living Awards (BALA) today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
The project design mirrors and contributes to the young, edgy and artistic culture of Fullerton. Built on the site of a former citrus packing house dating from Orange County’s agricultural era, Malden Station backs onto the former Santa Fe Railway tracks and the newer Metrolink passenger rail station.
The building’s exterior evokes the evolution of the city in three materials: the red brick of its industrial past, siding for its trendy present, and acrylic paneling for its lively future. Large murals facing the railway pay homage to the city’s history. Lounge chairs on rails and ornamental box cars on tracks take up the railway theme.
The adjacent Metrolink station, the nearby SOCO District with its array of restaurants, entertainment venues and bicycle shop, and the building’s onsite amenities, including a clubroom, pool, spa, gym, lounge and shops, encourage a lifestyle less dependent on the automobile.
“Malden Station has a nice street presence and fun elements that give it character,” said Tom Kopf, NAHB 2017 Judging chair and 2017 Best in American Living Awards subcommittee chair. “The project has had an outstanding impact on the community.”
The project was designed by Architects Orange of Orange, Calif., interior designer Hibner Design Group of Irvine, Calif., and landscape architect Sitescapes Landscape Architecture of Costa Mesa, Calif. It was built by CW Driver of Pasadena, Calif., and developed by Pinnacle Living of Irvine.
In its 34th year, BALA recognizes outstanding achievement by builders and design professionals in all sectors of the residential housing industry including single-family production, custom, rental, affordable, interiors, remodeling, community and international. Award winners were announced at the annual NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando.
Additional information about the 2017 BALA winners, including photographs of the projects, can be found at bestinamericanliving.com.
We are excited to announce that our project with Lennar and Withee Malcom Architects is a finalist in the NAHB 2017 Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards program for the Best Mid-Rise Apartment Community! You can see more images of our exciting project, Highland Residences here !
ABOUT THE NAHB 2017 Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards:
Adaptive reuse, plentiful amenities and sustainable and green building practices were some of the trademarks found in this year’s finalists for the 2017 Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards, which honor superior achievement in apartment and condominium development, design, marketing and management.
“Today’s consumers have almost unlimited possibilities when choosing a multifamily community, so builders and developers must go above and beyond in this competitive market to attract customers,” said Steven E. Lawson, president of The Lawson Companies in Virginia Beach, Va., and vice chairman of NAHB’s Multifamily Council. “This year’s finalists represent some of the best our industry has to offer, we commend these companies for their ingenuity and forward-thinking approaches to the multifamily industry.”
The industry experts who judged the competition found that many of the finalists incorporated a variety of unique amenities for their residents, including dog washing stations, game rooms with a twist and upgraded fitness rooms.
Many of the finalists also renovated old buildings that were previously used for another purpose other than housing, and were still able to keep the charm of the original structure. The multifamily industry has long been known for its commitment to sustainable and green building practices, and the finalists were able to incorporate these elements into many facets of their communities, including rain gardens, green roofs and on-site car and bike sharing programs.
A panel of 11 multifamily industry veterans selected finalists in 27 categories, along with an overall Multifamily Community of the Year, with awards categories ranging from excellence in building and marketing to individual and corporate achievement. These finalists represent 175 different organizations with projects located in 26 states.