At Reborn Cabinets, our designers have the task of guiding our clients through the initial stages of their remodel, drawing out a client’s ideas and goals for their space and literally creating a plan to make those things a reality. This takes a very specific kind of creative energy, and sometimes it’s important for creative thinkers to “fill their tank” with an external creative experience.
It was in this spirit that one of our design teams embarked on the very first “Reborn Design Team Outing” to the Hollyhock House in East Hollywood! What an adventure it was! Instead of carpooling, the team opted to take the train from Anaheim, a choice that provided our group a chance to connect a little more, as well as a surprise exercise in teamwork when one of the trains became unavailable! “Taxi!” When our designers arrived at the home, they learned that famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Hollyhock House in 1919. If you didn’t already know his work, Wright is known for his affinity for Craftsmen architecture (though the Hollyhock House looks more like an Aztec temple!) and his holistic design philosophy. Wright didn’t just design the outside of this project, he designed everything—framing, light fixtures, colors, carpets, and even all the furniture! Now that’s attention to detail!
Our group enjoyed a special private, guided tour of the home and the surrounding campus and ample time to take in the historic site. The house has amazing views of the Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood Sign, and the West Side—none of which had been built at the time of Hollyhock’s construction. Finally, the Designer Outing proved to be a “feast for the senses” when it concluded with a trip to one of the very first Fatburgers in Los Angeles! Yum! Thank you to Joni Greene for planning such a fun and inspirational day together!