Get to Know SOCO: An Inside Look at Modani!

Introducing: Kseniya Milius!  Kseniya is the OC Showroom Manager at the renowned contemporary showroom Modani.  As a dedicated Modani team member, Kseniya went above and beyond this past year and helped everyone navigate through the unprecedented times of the pandemic – enabling Modani to remain in business by rebuilding her entire sales team and retraining staff members.

Read below to learn more about her passion for working in the design industry and why she loves South Coast Collection.

 

1. Why do you love working at SOCO and/or what’s a favorite memory from your time working at the center?  From creating amazing relationships with the PR + Marketing teams and neighboring showrooms, to the memories made during fun events such as Day of Design, weekly Farmers Marketand live performances, SOCO has become a very special hidden mall nook for me!

2. How did you get into the design industry? I had the opportunity to start my Interior Design journey with HD Buttercup where Ilearned so much about styles of furniture, color effects and space concepts.  A few years ago, I was offered a Sales Representative position at a Modani which was new to California at the time.  Once I saw the furniture selection, prices,and design concepts, I never looked back! Modani is not only a great place to work but is the perfect place for shoppers to relax and shop with joy.

3. Why are you passionate about what you do?  I am passionate about what I do because I love helping and educating anyone who wants to learn! Many visitors don’t know how to piece a room, house, or patio together and they are so happy to have design experts explain to them patiently without forcing a sale.

4. What is your favorite store at SOCO (besides your own)? After Modani, my next favorite showroom would be HD Buttercup and Lightopia as its definitely an experience to walk through so many amazing light fixtures.

5. Is there anything you would like to say to the Costa Mesa community at large? I love Costa Mesa because it is a mixed city of beach lovers and working travelers – at Modani we have options for everyone’s lifestyle!

 

 

 

 

Introducing: SOCO’s “Masters of Design” Series

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SOCO, Southern California’s destination for interior design inspiration,
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In this exclusive video series, you’ll go behind the scenes and into
SOCO’s world-famous showrooms, tour the homes and projects of
some of OC’s top interior designers, hear about the latest trends and
news in design, and more.

Welcome to SOCO’s Masters of Design!

 

Spring into Comfortable + Contemporary Design with BoConcept

The days are getting longer, a tiny bit warmer, and blossoms are popping up on trees all around Orange County.  There is no doubt about it, the first hints of spring are in the air.  And after the year we have had, Spring Cleaning takes on a whole new meaning.  It feels so good to be shedding the old and creating new spaces within that are clean and fresh.  

When you are ready to create a new comfortable, contemporary space, make sure you check in with BoConcept.  Started in Denmark just shy of seventy years ago, BoConcept has grown into one of the world’s most global furniture retailers with stores in 65 countries, and on six continents.  While they are recognized for their design and quality, they are known for their commitment to individuality, offering most pieces in dozens of fabric choices.  

BoConcept’s new Capsule Collection features several sofas available in multiple configurations and upholsteries with beautiful new coffee tables for a sophisticated new look in your living room.  Open Monday through Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.  Let BoConcept give your interiors a breath of fresh air this spring season!

 

Your Resource to Binge-Worthy Design Media is Finally Here – SOCO’s Masters of Design!

We at SOCO are excited to be bringing you an all-new series for interior design fans and gurus alike – SOCO’s Masters of Design (M.O.D.)!  As Southern California’s destination for interior design inspiration, we are bringing you another binge-worthy design resource that will bring your Instagram feeds and Pinterest boards to life. 

In this exclusive video series, we’ll take you behind the scenes and into SOCO’s world-famous showrooms, tour the homes and projects of some of OC’s top interior designers, learn about the latest trends, and more.  We’ll talk to today’s true design masters and give you the tips and resources to master your own domain. 

Be sure to click here to sign up and be among the first to watch our premiere video – you won’t want to miss this!

 

Modani Furniture Showcase for Presidents’ Day Sale

Modani Furniture is showcasing a selection of fine furnishings for their Presidents’ Day sale, taking place now through February 15th.  The Modani philosophy is to build classic, well-made furniture with a focus on sleek lines and geometric shapes, creating timeless pieces that will stand up to changing trends.  Regardless of whether your home is traditional or contemporary, Modani’s furnishings will complement and complete your look.

 

This week’s sale features their Kobe sofa, which is available in a handful of configurations, meeting your space requirements.  The special pricing is available both online at https://www.modani.com/sale and in the store.   Modani offers free standard delivery for all orders $1500 & above within 70 miles from our stores and is open Monday though Sunday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm.

 

 

 

Portola Coffee Roasters and Valenza Chocolatier Collaborate on MOCHA BOMBS for Valentine’s Day

If you’re on the hunt for theperfect Valentine’s Day gift, look no further!  Portola Coffee Roasters has teamed up with Valenza Chocolatier to create a mouthwatering MOCHA BOMB – a fun yet “grown up” version of the highly sought-after Hot Chocolate Bomb.  The new MOCHA BOMBS make for an incredibly decadent gourmet experience that satisfies caffeine and chocolate cravings.

This collaborative MOCHA BOMB combines fine chocolate with Portola’s soluble coffee (Terra Incognito Espresso) equivalent to a full shot of espresso to let coffee lovers experience Portola’s leveled-up Mocha at home!Each Mocha Bomb features 62% dark chocolate and is hand painted by local Master Chocolatier Amy Jo Pedone, making it a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or an anytime treat for yourself!

These sweet treats are available now through February 28 at Portola Coffee Roaster inside the OC Mix or online at https://www.portolacoffee.com.  For more information about Valenza Chocolatier, please visit https://www.valenzachocolatier.com

Your Guide to SOCO + The OC Mix’s Must-Have Products

SOCO + The OC Mix is a destination for inspiration and defines the ultimate design experience with showrooms and stores that will inspire all decorators, designers, and creatives.  Combining an array of world class purveyors of home furnishings, outdoor living, appliances and more, the California casual and artisan home accessory stores and showrooms cater to both the public and the interior design trade. 

See below for a guide to the most highly requested, must-have and insta-worthy indoor and outdoor furnishings that have been handpicked by SOCO design professionals.  

 

Bang & Olufsen

Origin acoustic landscape speakers from Bang & Olufsen are the perfect accessory for your outdoor gathering! Visually, they blend in perfectly with your outdoor landscape design. Audibly, they couldn’t stand out more. With their hidden in ground subwoofer and satélite system, you get a powerful sound enveloping your backyard paradise.

The BeoSound Balance oozes luxury whether you get the Oak finish or Marble and Gold. It is the perfect design to compliment any homes style, whether it be sleek and modern or boho chic! The speaker has active room compensation to optimize the performance for whatever environment it lives in.

Design Within Reach

The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman is arguably the most recognizable furniture design of the 20th century.  Cradling the body’s every curve, this duo began as a modern take on a traditional club chair and is something you can sink into for decades to come. 

Ligne Roset:

The Togo Sofa + Chair is a Ligne Roset classic that has been the ultimate in comfort and style for over forty years.  The timeless collection features an ergonomic design with multiple density polyether foam construction and quilted covers, making each piece both visually attractive and physically inviting. A seat dreamt up especially for afternoon siestas or lazy evenings spent in the greatest of comfort, the Togo Lounge is a statement piece that will add unique presence to your space. 

GATHER Home Furnishings

The Sutton Mirror from GATHER Home Furnishings is the perfect piece to add character and beauty to your bare walls. This uniquely crafted statement piece will beautify your space and improve your entire home. 

HAY

The Palisade Collection from HAY is crafted with elegant lines and visual simplicity.  Thanks to its weatherproof powder-coated steel and core strength, this collection is meant to stand up to the elements – making for a perfect outdoor set. 

Roche Bobois: 

Enjoy the outdoors almost at ground level with the Mah Jong Outdoor Collection from Roche Bobois. For the first time, this best-seller is available in an outdoor version, maintaining the endless modular combinations that made it such a success. A metal base with a random perforated pattern supports cushions in refreshing colours. It also features trays on the sides and behind the seats for holding glasses, towels, or sunscreen.

Brown Jordan:

The Brown Jordan Fire Tables inspire communal gatherings year-round with thoughtfully designed ceramic tabletops and sophisticated fire media setting the new standard in luxury outdoor fire tables.  Transitional lines and broad ceramic tops create a livable design that is easily paired with any style of seating. 

Modani:

The Fidji Collection from Modani allows you to turn your backyard into your own personal retreat. This luxurious set with extended three-seater corner sofa provides ample seating for friends and family to enjoy barbecues and outdoor festivities.  Sophisticated synthetic teak paneling exudes elegance while a white matte aluminum frame provides the perfect backbone for comfortable seating.  Plush cushions are wrapped in a high-quality, water repellent, gray mesh exterior for easy lounging.  Enjoy the convenience of a slatted coffee table and side table to place cold beverages and snacks for you and guests to enjoy.

The Shade Store and Nate Berkus Launch New Roller Shade Designs

Lucky for you, The Shade Storehas expanded its collection with Nate Berkus by adding all new Roller Shade materials!  The new assortment features unique, carefully curated patterns that feel time-worn yet sophisticated.  Inspired by a timeless Mediterranean palette, the collection offers a modern take on classic designs and its combination of patterns and tonal colorways are designed to deliver an array of opportunities.  Layer these shades with The Shade Store’s extensive collection of Drapery styles and create a beautifully dressed window that will elevate your home.

The Shade Store, a wholly curated custom window treatment service, brings the best to your windows by providing high-end design assistance and support. From Blackout Roller Shades that are perfect for rooms where naps are taken, to Light Filtering Roller Shades that create an inviting oasis of light and comfort, The Shade Store has it all.