Meet Joseph “JR” Rodrigues, the Brazilian architect and interior designer behind this warm, transitional home in Laguna Niguel. JR began his career in interiors working in stone and tile showrooms where he developed his passion for kitchen and bathroom design, as well as an admiration for natural materials. After obtaining a Fine Arts Degree from Woodbury University, JR worked for a well-established interior design firm and then transitioned into establishing his own firm, Joseph Rodrigues Interiors, in 2020. It was at this time JR began working with PIRCH at the Costa Mesa location.
Have You Ever Met a Woman Architect Before? We’re lucky to know Michele Grace Hottel, owner of her namesake architecture and design firm and host of the “I’ve Never Met a Woman Architect Before” podcast. Michele has been a PIRCH client for several years, and they’re excited to showcase one of her recently completed projects in the San Diego area.
Embarking on a kitchen or bath re-model can be a complex and sometimes intimidating proposition. The key to a successful project is collaborating with the right resources, particularly an experienced professional interior designer and a reliable contractor. As the homeowner you also play a key role in the process and it’s not just writing checks.
Tile is an incredibly versatile surface for the home, adding interest and functionality to floors, backsplashes, showers, fireplaces, and more. It has been a staple within interiors for centuries, with a fascinating evolution of shapes, sizes, materials, colors, and patterns. This year, we will see a departure from cookie-cutter shapes and monochromatic tones of white and grey and a newfound enthusiasm for bolder tile styles with an emphasis on texture, organic shapes, and bold color.