Badges of Honor

2017 began with a bang when Houzz informed us that we won the coveted Best of Houzz award for the fourth consecutive year! Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design with over 40 million monthly users! This colossal audience consistently turn to Houzz for home improvement inspiration, ideas, advice and even to research and purchase products and professional services. Earning a design badge means our work is among some of the most popular with their users. This is an amazing honor considering the size of the audience and competitive company we are in!

Click on the above thumbnails to see our Best of Houzz 2017 award winning work in the staircase, home bar, family room, entry and hall categories, or click this link to see our work along side the other Best of Houzz 2017 winners on

100,000 Saves!!

100,000 is a big number. So when informed us that their audience of 35+ million viewers had saved our photos to their idea books over 100,000 times, it took us a minute to wrap our heads around the news. Once the enormity sank in, excitement followed. We feel incredibly proud and honored to have our work not only viewed but saved in so many idea books within the community. We look forward to contributing more design inspiration with every new project – Happy Saving!

Here is our most popular image on, with just under 38,000 saves when this post was written:

Our other top 5 saved photos on (Top left) Stairs = 13,009 saves, (Top Right) Office = 11,054 saves, (Bottom Left) Bar = 9,679 saves, (Bottom Right) Mud room = 9,255 saves

Charitable pARTy!

P2 Design has been honored to support P.S. Arts, an organization dedicated to funding year long arts education programs to underfunded school districts in and around Southern California. In the now 25 years they have been around, P.S. Arts has grown from serving 285 students in 1 school to over 20,000 students in 50 different local schools! Their 25th anniversary was a reason to celebrate, bringing leaders from the art, design and entertainment communities together for a fun evening to honor and recognize the amazing contributions P.S. Arts has been making in arts education.

Karen Putman was featured on the May 4, 2016 P.S. Arts blog post “Spotlight on the pARTy! 2016 Design Community”

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Click here to read the entire blog post.

To learn more about this incredible organization, visit them at Or, to check out more fun photos from the event, please see below or view their event album on Facebook by clicking here.

Peace of Mind

The brand Mercedes is synonymous with luxury, dependability and “Peace of Mind” as reiterated in their latest television commercial about certified, pre-owned vehicles. Since P2 Design strives to achieve a similar brand reputation, Karen Putman was pleasantly surprised when she noticed one of the homes she designed flash in the background of this ad. No matter how brief this 5,000 square foot custom family home sitting on a serene tree lined street in Pacific Palisades is shown, it is flattering to be associated with an iconic company like Mercedes!

Click here to view the entire commercial

To see more photos of this home, click the thumbnails below, or visit “Toyopa Drive” on the Portfolio Page.

Exterior Motives in House Beautiful

A beautiful home designed by Karen Putman of P2 Design can be seen in the April 2016 issue of House Beautiful Magazine. Interior designer Elizabeth Dinkel showed this home as an example of how she uses a pop of color on the exterior to make a rich statement.

Click on the thumbnails below to see the full exterior of this home, along with a few other P2 Design spaces that make bold color statements.


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Click here to read the full press release


What do Chrissy Teigen and P2 Design have in common? They both appear in the September 2015 issue of Angeleno magazine!

A stunning, 5,700 square foot custom home designed by Karen Putman is being advertised in the magazine by The Partners Trust. This gorgeous home is prominently located on Sunset Boulevard, in the Bel Air area of Los Angeles. It is currently under construction and expected to be completed in Winter 2015.

Custom Designed for Family Fun

When it comes to designing a home intended for a family, understanding the client’s vision and lifestyle is essential. This collaborative process serves as the springboard for our design inspiration. We then integrate all of the ideas to create a perfect custom home that will not only be a beautiful space to live in, but also enhance the flow of their daily living.

254oceanodr.0181Clients with children often welcome a touch of humor and whimsy into the design. recently featured a few of our custom homes in an article about this very idea. Whether it is a back pack friendly mudroom or a kid friendly computer/craft space equipped with a sliding barn door to conveniently hide messes, there are lots of creative ways to address practical needs while showing off your family’s unique personality.

Click on the gallery below to check out some of the fun, custom features we created for our clients or click here to read the full article on


A Taste of Beverly Hills Reality

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If you are thinking this house looks familiar, perhaps it’s because you saw it on Bravo’s hit reality show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The home was once inhabited by Taylor Armstrong, one of the original cast members, who was on the show for the first three seasons. During that time, camera crews often captured Taylor enjoying herself in this gorgeous home designed by Karen Putman. While this home is no longer a backdrop for television drama, it is sure to be enjoyed in reality for many years to come.

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