Behind The Scenes With The Design Team at Landsdowne

An Interview with Cassandra Timotti Interior Designer of Shea Homes of Northern CA,
Landsdowne Model Homes at Bay Meadows

CDC Designs believes in creating that perfect balance of interiors and lifestyle, creating settings that offer a blend of the aspirational and the accessible. Clearly, they are onto something!  CDC Designs is consistently recognized by Interior Design Magazine in their list of “100 Giants” and frequently featured in industry publications – including the most recent issue.

Cassandra in Skylofts at Origen

Cassandra Timotti, Project Manager, Cassandra joined CDC Designs in 2001 as a designer, her past experience was designing in the restaurant industry. Over the years, Cassandra has shown her passion and talents for design on dozens of projects and has been promoted throughout her career to her current Project Management role. She coordinates with the Creative Department in the conceptual beginning stages of the projects and then oversees with her designers all the details and execution of the homes all the way to the installation phase. Her designs are continually winning awards and her clients ask to work with her time and time again.

Q: How would you describe your personal style?

In two words…ever evolving. My style is reflective of my life at any given time. Right now I live in a bungalow near the beach, so I’m constantly in summer shift mode.

Q: Share 3 bits of design advice that you would give a new homeowner moving into their new place:

1.    First, don’t be overwhelmed by it! If you only purchase things you truly love whether it’s from retail, flea markets or specialty shops your personal style will begin to show and there will be a common thread that ties it all together and shows your unique tastes.
2.    Focus on the main living and everyday spaces first. The kitchen and great room are two of the most used rooms, so start there first.
3.    Get inspiration from magazines and on-line, Houzz and Pinterest are great places for ideas.
4.    Keep measurements of your rooms with you at all times, you never know when you might find that perfect piece of furniture or art.

Q: What Landsdowne Model Home is your favorite and why?

The Plan 1. It was designed for a single female buyer with a “Pretty in Punk” theme. It will be a high-style unique design that still is attainable for the buyer to do themselves.

Q: Who would you most like to collaborate with on a project?

Kelly Wearstler, I’m completely inspired by her designs. They are like walking into a piece of art. She has a classic yet forward and funky vibe.

Q: My 4 favorite paint colors this year are:

Mineral for a neutral, and for a pop of color I’m loving emerald green, H20-melon and Istan-blue.

Bay Meadows is celebrating our new models by giving away more than $500 in prizes to our Facebook fans. Click here to enter our exciting home design-themed Facebook sweepstakes! You could win a $500 gift card to Room&Board, or one of five $25 gift cards to The Container Store.

We asked CDC’s, Cassandra Timotti what she’d recommend from our give-away partners:

Q: What Container Store products do you recommend to homeowners who are just moving in and want to stay organized?

Their kitchen drawer and closet organizers are the best!

Q: What would you recommend from Room & Board to fit well within a Landsdowne Model Home by Shea Homes?

They have some really unique and limited edition artwork and their lamps would be perfect for these homes!

Mark your calendars: Landsdowne’s three model residences open August 17th.

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