This Interior Designer Covered the Walls of Her Pasadena Home with Panel After Panel of Bold Wallpaper

When interior designer Kirsten Blazek (of A 1000xBetter ) and her family purchased a “traditional on the outside and dated on the inside” four-bedroom, three-bathroom house in the charming Linda Vista neighborhood of Pasadena, California-the home is located less than a block from the Arroyo overlooking the Rosebowl and Brookfield Golf Course-all Blazek saw was… Keep reading

A Bland Ranch House Transformed Into a Southwestern-Inspired Paradise

By Kristen Bateman When designer Kirsten Blazek was looking for a home to settle down in, she decided on a ranch home in Pasadena, California. And while charming, the home—originally built in the 1950s in a midcentury-modern style—remained without updates ever since. It definitely needed a serious gut renovation. Kirsten set out to create an entirely new space inspired… Keep reading

A Staged Home Can Sell for 20% More—Here’s the One Item to Include in Yours

By Lydia Geisel Kirsten Blazek’s ranch-style home in Pasadena, California, used to be the definition of vanilla. But the bland white exterior and granny interior (the space had barely been touched since it was built in the 1950s) worked in her favor when she purchased the place in late 2017. “It was nondescript. Luckily it… Keep reading

After a Soulful Remix, a Mid-Century Ranch Asks $2.4M in Southern California

By Kathryn M. Originally built in 1950, this ranch-style house near the edge of the Arroyo in Pasadena, California, remained in the hands of one family before the current owner, Kirsten Blazek—founder and creative director of home staging and interior design company A1000xBetter—gave it an expert upgrade. “The property stands out due to its exceptional,… Keep reading

A Beautiful California Modern 1950 Ranch in Linda Vista, Pasadena

This breathtaking custom-built California Casual Modern 1950 Ranch remained in one family until its current owners painstakingly renovated and reimagined it, while preserving its Linda Vista heritage. Designed by acclaimed interiors firm A1000xBetter, the home holds a special place near the edge of the Arroyo above the iconic Rose Bowl. The peaceful natural setting, serene… Keep reading