Benedict August Projects

Benedict August Projects: Master Bath Getaway!

by krystyl alexander on September 13, 2012

We transformed this typical tract home bathroom into a luxurious spa retreat!

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Benedict August Projects: On Display!

by krystyl alexander on September 6, 2012

It’s all in how it’s displayed!  Our client came to us needing help organizing her bookshelves and here’s what we came up with…  


While this kitchen lives in a historic high rise building built in 1929 when we arrived on the scene it wasn’t very pretty.  With the addition of millwork, trim, hardware and stone this galley kitchen can now stand proud, reflecting it’s former glory.  


Benedict August Projects: G.I. Joe Room

by krystyl alexander on August 1, 2012

Who doesn’t love an interesting collection that’s thoughtfully displayed?  If a picture is worth a thousand words then certainly a glimpse at a collection speaks volumes about it’s owner.  So when our client approached us about designing his man cave to highlight his impressive collection of classic G.I. Joe action figures, we jumped at the […]


Benedict August Projects: Pageantry Kitchen

by Benedict August on March 19, 2012

Here’s a kitchen in a Long Beach home for a bustling family of four! When they approached us with their unique needs, they had already been around and around and had concluded the task couldn’t be done.  They wanted to open up the space by taking out a wall and eliminating the laundry room, but […]


Shop Talk: Back-Painted Glass Island

by Benedict August on January 26, 2012

We recently featured the office we designed for Anderson Real Estate Group here on Tarnish & Tinsel and thought it would be fun to highlight a piece of the design that has garnered a lot of “how’d you do that?” responses.  The back-painted glass island is exactly that: an island covered in clear glass that […]

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Nursery: it’s all mapped out!

by Benedict August on January 10, 2012

Homeowners Torey and Jeff longed for a nursery that was anything but typical for the adoptive baby soon to join their family.  In our first meeting they didn’t show us magazine clippings of rooms adorned with teddy bears, no fabric swatches with bumble bees, no choo choo trains, no princesses and no Disney characters.  Not […]


1907 Nenno House

by Benedict August on January 4, 2012

We recently finished working on the historic Nenno House of 1907 which now serves as offices for the Richard O’Hara and Associates accounting firm.  This was a collaboration with Cindy Brassett of Brassett Interiors who asked us to design and install period appropriate board and batten wainscot in the foyer, main hallways, stairway, and reception area.  […]


Anderson Real Estate Group

by Benedict August on November 28, 2011

When Anderson Real Estate Group, Long Beach’s top producing realtors, wanted to celebrate their move to a new office they gave us the task of creating a vibrant, inspirational workspace for six people in just 238 square feet of space.  With such tight parameters many pieces had to be custom.  We began with a 31 […]

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