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!

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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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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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P2 Design is featured in an editorial ideabook on the homepage of Houzz: “So Your Style Is: Black, White and Read All Over” for the creative placement of newsprint on the kitchen island. This home in Santa Monica Canyon has been recognized for the innovative renovation of a traditional California ranch style home in collaboration with interior designer Jarlath Mellett (published in Angelino Magazine, March 2011).


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January 19, 2015 – P2 Design of Newport Beach has been awarded “Best of Houzz” for Design by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. P2 Design was chosen by more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling, and design industry professionals


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LUXE interiors + design MAGAZINE

“Modern Classic”, designed by Karen Putman of P2 Design, was featured in the Fall 2014 Los Angeles issue of Luxe Magazine.

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Modern Classic – A Los Angeles residence reflects the traditional sensibility of its neighborhood while revealing a contemporary and inviting interior.

Although a couple’s newly built house might look right at home alongside the traditional 1930s and ‘40s homes of its Little Holmby neighborhood in Los Angeles, it was designed decisively with a modern-day lifestyle in mind.

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