Beth Whitlinger, ASID, CID, IIDA

Company: Beth Whitlinger Interior Design, Inc.
27061 Burbank
Foothill Ranch, CA 92610-2505 map
Phone: (949) 916-4551
Email: beth@bwid.com
Website: www.bwid.com

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Designer Profile

Having been a designer for over 30 years, Beth has been fortunate to work on a myriad of design projects from auto dealerships to luxury residences, restaurants and hotels to high rise apartments and virtually every other type of project in between. Our particular strength is to bring a sense of calm and organization to your project, helping you to bring the dream of your interior environment to life.

"I take a more architectural approach to an interior space, not adding decoration unless the structure of the item calls for it. I believe in the adage "form follows function" and think that excessive decoration can not only clutter a space but render an item difficult or uncomfortable to use."

Beth's work has been featured in numerous publications including Space Magazine, the Orange County Register, the Los Angeles Times, Orange County Home, Coast Magazine and Better Homes and Gardens. She has appeared several times on HGTV's "Designers Challenge" and KGMV "What's New Hawaii".

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Services Offered

We are pleased to offer all aspects of interior design including:

Design Consultation
Space Planning
Lighting Design
Finish Selection and Interior Specification
Windowcovering Detailing
Architectural and Cabinetry Detailing
Project Management
Purchasing Services
Custom Product Design
Accessory, Antique, and Art Procurement
Coordinate Installation and Delivery Services

Awards & Publications

Beth has won numerous awards and appeared in many publications over the last 30+ years. Some of them are:

Platinum Award for Best Small Space in 2002 - Orange County Home Magazine/ASID Competition
Platinum Award for Best Media Room in 2005 - Orange County Home Magazine/ASID Competition
Gold Award for Best Home Under 3,500 square feet in 2008 - Orange Coast Magazine

Design Bureau Magazine
Smart Money Magazine
Orange Coast Magazine
Coast Magazine
ICON Magazine
Walls, Windows & Floors Magazine
Space Magazine
Orange County Home Magazine
Home by Design Magazine
Electronic House Magazine
Window Fashions Magazine

Orange County Register
LA Times

Kravet Design Share
Interior Decorating
Crystorama
Our Picture Window

Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate

"One Room Three Ways" by Better Homes and Gardens Books

"Designer's Challenge" 2003 & 2004 on HGTV
"What's New Hawaii" on KGMV Maui

2014 Philharmonic House of Design Master Bedroom - Dana Point
An extensive remodel for this Orange Park Acres equestrian ranch style home created a true Great Room from a cramped 90's styled family room. Changing the colors from burgundy, green and gold to a lovely monochromatic palette of soothing neutrals accented with black, helped to create the feeling of spaciousness and luxury. Overstuffed upholstery pieces were replaced with clean-lined classic forms visually opening up the space. An antique Chinese bed platform used as a coffee table provides a bit of whimsy. This spacious and open room is perfect for entertaining.
An easy and inexpensive update to this Orange Park Acres Powder Room included changing the faucet from brass to satin nickel; adding a luxurious brocade wallpaper with a metallic ceiling; removing the dome ceiling light fixture to make way for a spectacular crystal and linen chandelier; replacing the crackle effect on the vanity cabinet with a metallic wash and Modulo stencils; and eliminating the antique brass vanity hardware in favor of lovely satin nickel and crystal pulls.
The homeowner of this ranch style home in Orange Park Acres wanted the Kitchen Breakfast Nook to become a large informal Dining Room that was an extension of the new Great Room. A new painted limestone effect on the used brick fireplace sets the tone for a lighter, more open and airy space. Using a bench for part of the seating helps to eliminate crowding and give a place for the grandkids to sit that can handle sticky hands. Custom designed dining chairs in a heavy duty velvet add to the luxurious feeling of the room and can be used in the adjacent Great Room for additional seating. A heavy dark iron chandelier was replaced with the lovely fixture that was hanging in another room; it's pale tones perfect for the new scheme. The window seat cushions were updated in a serviceable ostrich print taupe vinyl enhanced by rich cut velvet brocade and metallic woven pillows, making it a perfect place to sit and enjoy the outdoors.
Kitchen remodels are one of the best investments you can make in your house. This kitchen started out as a plain Jane, builder standard, with oak cabinets and off-white walls. The client wanted a Napa feel with a contemporary flair and lots of color. Using a highly patterned slate, we injected a lively feeling to this room that carries throughout the house.
A grand kitchen in a Cypress Shores spec house
French Chateau was the order of the day for this extensive kitchen remodel in an equestrian neighborhood. Lovely details enhance a state of the art gourmet center with everything a cook could need.
A flood was the impetus for doing the remodel in this Canyon Crest kitchen overlooking Lake Mission Viejo.
A very small galley style kitchen in a Turtle Rock condo is remodeled in a French Country style.
Updating a builder standard kitchen in this Las Flores tract home gave this room personality, kid-friendliness, and ease of use.
Stone, glass, metal and ceramic tile details customize this master bathroom in a Cypress Shores spec house.
Going from a dismal, dated master with flourescent lighting in this 1960's Cowan Heights bathroom to a sweeping open spa-like space makes the client feel like they are on vacation every day! (See more before and after photos on our website.)
We loaded up this room in Covenant Hills, Ladera Ranch, with all the adult toys you could want in a Old World style setting using hand finished woods, reclaimed glass tile, and custom designed iron details.
A major remodel to the master bathroom of theis 50's era home in the Foothills. The ceiling was raised, eliminating flourescent lighting and a closed in feeling to the room. This retreat now boasts a lovely exterior door to a deck, a shower/Roman tub combination; a walk-in closet; and gorgeous granite, travertine, glass, and metal details.
A tract home family room is transformed into a state of the art media center for a busy family. Fully automated, an 80 screen is housed in the ceiling until needed; draperies close at the touch of a button; and the lights dim to pre-set levels.
A luxurious neo-classic bathroom in Santa Ana Heights, with a gigantic Roman tub boasts a flat screen tv with retractable art, custom chandeliers, shagreen front vanity cabinets with durable Cesarstone tops, and a host of water treats in the dual shower.
This contemporary bedroom in a high-rise by the Orange County airport has an executive feeling with a flair. Outfitted with all the techie gadgets you could want, they are all artfully concealed.
Laguna Beach dining room
Laguna Beach den
An overhaul to an 80's living room in a cliff side house on the coast married the client's French antiques to the contemporary architecture. Using clean-lined transitional pieces with little pattern blended the two disparate styles. Relying on visual textures rather than pattern, we created a calm and serene environment that did not detract from the breath taking views.
Laguna Beach living room
Back Bay bedroom remodel
Back Bay bathroom remodel
PHOD 2003 Design House gentleman's study
A casually comfortable game room in a St. Regis Sea Villa vacation home.
St. Regis Sea Villas dining room
St. Regis Sea Villas great room
St. Regis Villas guest room
St. Regis Sea Villas kid's room
St. Regis Sea Villas master bedroom
Trabuco Canyon powder room
Cypress Shores spec house powder room
Dana Point Condo family room, kitchen and dining room.
Dana Point Condo guest bathroom
Dana Point Condo guest bedroom
Dana Point Condo kitchen
Dana Point Condo master bedroom
Our latest project is a 2,000 sq.ft. renovation in the hills of Trabuco Canyon. Our goal was to transform the existing traditional, cookie cutter home in dated beige and peach tones, into a contemporary, cutting-edge bachelor pad.
The master bedroom has immaculate views. Solar shades help captivate them. Custom furniture and bedding add a crisp contrast against the dramatic black wall. Custom closet doors add architectural interest to the room, the deign of which is carried throughout the house.
The master bathroom was updated with contemporary fixtures and rough stone edgy sinks. New lighting and an incredible designed shower serves the owner as a relaxing retreat after a busy working day.
The family room was renovated to fit the owner's needs and expectations. From removing structural walls to adding custom furniture and accessories, it became one of the best features of the house.
The dining room gained a bold red wall to compliment the cool gray custom stained floors. Comfortable furniture makes possible a quick transformation into an exciting game setting.
Utilizing most of the client's existing furniture, we transformed this space into a warm and cozy environment. Reupholstering furniture is a quick and easy way to give your interior a facelift!
Located on the water of Newport Beach, this great room was brightened using lighter paint colors and materials. Selecting new fabrics to reupholster the client's existing furniture pieces updated the room, while keeping their favorite furniture pieces in the space.
Two seating groups were created in this elongated great room that is ideal for entertaining purposes along with the spacious and open floor plan.
Utilizing the frames of the client's existing upholstered pieces, we selected new fabrics to brighten up the space. Custom glass and iron tables were designed to create a light and airy atmosphere while creating variation and interest throughout the room.
A kitchen remodel was in order to captivate the gorgeous ocean view.  In doing so, the original wall between the kitchen and the great room was demolished to open up the space and bring in natural light.  With the new, open floor plan, the ocean view can be seen from many areas of the house.
This Newport Beach kitchen was in need of a facelift.  With a wall obstructing the ocean view, oak cabinets topped with deep green countertops, and very traditional fleur de lis ironwork over the range, the original kitchen design was very dark and closed in.  The client’s main request was a brighter space.  To accomplish this, the wall between the great room and kitchen along with the ironwork was demolished to bring in the natural light.  Distressed, cream cabinets surround the contrasting darker island to add interest to the kitchen while also lightening up the room.
The nook chairs were updated with a Palladium leaf stamping on the ivory leather to brighten up the space as well as lightening up the walls with new, fresh paint colors.
Updating your existing furniture can bring your room to life!  These dining chairs have been reupholstered with new leather stamped with Palladium leafing and trimmed with oil-rubbed bronze nailheads.