This year, we mixed traditional and sentimental dinnerware pieces with new and modern pieces to create an updated spin on a traditional Christmas table.Read More
Can you believe Christmas is in a week?!? We are wrapping up projects (pun intended) and trying to get ready for the HolidaysRead More
Wreath making is a fun hands-on activity to kick off the Holiday Season! Our Assistant Creative Director and flower expert, Christa Rose Lipinski, is here to show us how!Read More
'Tis the Season for giving! To help give you some ideas on what to gift this season, our Principal and Owner, Maryanne Hibner is listing off her favorite things from 2017.Read More
We are talking today with our Vice President of Design, Jessica Vertin. She helps us problem solve all of our biggest design dilemmas and keeps us laughing throughout our work day. Jessica is not only our "go-to" gal in the office but she is a wife and mother of 2 little girls. She somehow is able to manage both our design team and her family at home with a great attitude and smile on her face. We are so grateful to have her on our team!
How long have you worked at Hibner Design Group?
JV: Over 5 years; I started out just as a freelancer here and there.
What was the most interesting job you had before going into Interior Design?
JV: Music Supervisor for MTV. Sitting in editing bays and discovering emerging artists was pretty fun in my twenties!
If you weren't working in Interior Design, what would you be doing?
JV: Professional Organizer. I LOVE organizing things... I wish I had time to!
Who do you look to or at for inspiration?
JV: Tumblr / Instagram / Pinterest - Tumblr is the best for inspirational imagery... @theewhitemouse tumblr is my FAVE!
What's your go to cocktail?
JV: Vodka - when I am fancy its a martini- when I'm not its mixed with anything that doesn't have sugar! I am convinced that this will cause me to lose weight.
What's your favorite part of working at Hibner Design Group?
JV: The collaboration! Being a part of everything, traveling and creating interesting and dynamic spaces with this talented team!
Do you like listening to music while you work? If so, what's your favorite?
JV: Definitely, changes every day... Classic Rock, Reggae, Indie, Mariachi, Hip-Hop, Pop, Country... I often listen to Afro Cuban Allstars and lately I have been back in to Jimmy Eat World.
What colors are you loving at the moment?
JV: Green and black.
What’s one thing that every room needs?
JV: A good light bulb.
What materials and patterns are you into right now?
JV: Wallpaper, wallpaper, wallpaper! It makes the room. Even just one wall is enough!
Everyone loves a pretty Holiday drink and we have just the one for you this season! Our Holiday cocktail is a take on an old fashioned with a festive twist!Read More
We love a good Friendsgiving.. it's like a pre-party to your own family's Thanksgiving!Read More
There is so much you can do in Napa Valley, so much so that it can be a bit overwhelming when you only have a weekend to conquer it all. The good news is that if you live in So Cal, a flight to Napa is a quick hour away and you can always come back so don't stress if you only squeeze in a few wineries. I made my trip into a girl's getaway with a good friend of mine and we had the best time exploring, eating and drinking! We visited a small family owned organic winery that we fell in love with called, Tres Sabores (Three Flavors). The owner was on site and fed us fresh pomegranates from her farm and shared with us her story of how she became a winemaker. In speaking with the locals, we learned how important it is to visit the Napa/Sonoma area right now due to the recent fires in those areas. All the wineries are open for business and it's just as beautiful as ever. Unfortunately, there were some wineries and many homes that were lost in the fire but that is why they need tourism more than ever. In such a terrifying and tragic time, it was heartwarming learning the stories of how the community came together to support one another. I highly recommend visiting the smaller wineries for a more intimate tour and opportunity to speak with the locals.
Napa valley is not only known for their amazing wines but also for phenomenal food and amazing chefs. As one local told us, you can't have a restaurant in Napa and stay in business if the food isn't 5 star... it just won't survive. With that in mind, we drove around looking for the cutest place we could find and stumbled across Archetype. From the street, there is a garden-like entrance and a fireplace burning with small bistro tables in front for those willing to brave the cold. Since we are from sunny Orange County, we definitely voted to sit inside where we were greeted by more fireplaces and a fresh neutral palette with greenery everywhere. Not only was our food delicious but our eyes feasted on the fresh and inviting design.
I don't think Napa can be conquered in a weekend but I do think you can get a lot more done than you think and have an amazing time!