An Elevated Painting Experience
I was blessed to be the final raffle winner of the Employee Appreciation/Week of WOW. The prize was a Painting Party for 3 people at Mr. Mann’s Design Gallery (owned by Craig Mann; husband of Dr. Osmundo Saguil). The party was planned for Saturday, December 4th and I invited my two local sisters (Renee & Zeta) to accompany me. I thought, what a wonderful way to celebrate Renee’s birthday and I kept the outing a surprise from both of them. All they knew was that I won the final DOHC raffle. They hounded me for weeks to tell them where we were going, but I refused. The suspense was absolutely killing them. LOL. I asked them to meet at my house, leave their cars and I drove for the remainder of the day. Upon arrival, we were greeted by Craig and Dr. Saguil (Ossie as he asked to be called) and handed a very refreshing beverage.
We then entered the beautiful reception area and I finally told my sisters that the event was a painting party. They were both thrilled as they had never attended one before and they had the time of their life. The brunch buffet was amazing filled with delicious appetizers and it gave us so many ideas of items to make for our upcoming family gathering. The painting theme was ‘Paris’ and we were then presented with French Berets along with an embroidered painters apron when we entered the paint studio. When Dr. Saguil learned that Renee would be celebrating her birthday, he arranged to serve delicious cupcakes decorated with the Eiffel tower to help celebrate her special day. They were the best cupcakes I have ever tasted. We were wined, dined, and pampered. We laughed, we cried and we made memories that will last forever. Every minute was so enjoyable and there is nothing they could have done differently to enhance the day. Renee said it was her best birthday ever! I have attended other paint parties but this one by far tops them all. Thank you DOHC, Dr. Saguil & Craig Mann for the love you made us feel. I wish that every DOHC employee could experience what we felt during those 2 ½ hours. Here are a few photos from Saturday. Thank you!
'Palm Springs Inspiring' Art Exhibit
Mr. Mann's first solo art exhibition in Palm Springs starts February 1- February 28, 2021 at the Stephen Baumbach Gallery. The art is inspired by the vistas and lifestyles of Palm Springs. From desert sand to mountain snow, from mid-century to twenty-first century, from natural to manmade, the exhibit reflects the diversity of this unique community in the Southern California desert.
Mr. Craig Mann draws his talent from this interior design career. His patrons have even asked him to design their interiors around their acquitions!
Mr. Mann's Design featured in Northstar Appliances
Northstar Appliances by Elmira Stoveworks features Mr. Mann's Design
Retro inspired never looked so contemporary. Read about the design inspirations here. Mr. Mann's Design featured in Northstar Appliances
We're on the cover of Atomic Ranch!
Featured Home in the Spring 2020 Atomic Ranch issue!
Mr. Mann's Design is the featured home in Atomic Ranch, alongside such illuminaries in architecture and design Albret Frey! . The interior design of the Park Imperial South project mirrors the happy and optimistic design of Barry Berkus.
Happy in Iowa
t was a second marriage for both of us, I was excited about getting married but not looking forward to planning it. I had discussed a destination wedding with my fiancé as we wanted to keep it small. But that would have been too expensive for some family members so we decided to keep the ceremony local.
I told my sister I wanted to have a "surprise wedding" meaning I would just show up and celebrate with family and friends, but leave the planning details to someone else. She was more than willing to take on the challenge to create the first ever "surprise wedding". She planned almost every detail, right down to selecting my wedding dress and the bridal parties' attire. My only request was to keep it causal, we wanted everyone to have fun and simply celebrate with us. I had really hoped to get married on the beach with sand between my toes.
She enlisted the help of Mr. Mann's Design for all the wedding ceremony and reception decorations and event planning.
It was awesome to walk down the aisle (which appeared to be sand and sea shells) and take it all in for the first time. I was kept in the dark right up until the time of the ceremony. They knew I wanted a beach wedding so they brought the island beach to me. The lighting and remarkable detail made it feel as if we were on the beach somewhere. The canvas backdrop Craig painted was unbelievable and we will cherish it forever as a keepsake from our special day. The room was absolutely beautiful and we have had so many compliments on both the wedding ceremony and reception. I would highly recommend Mr. Mann's Design to anyone who wants a stress free event planned for any occasion. They made my wedding day better than I could have ever imagined. Thanks Craig, you created a wedding day we will always remember.
Lisa and Mark S.
Yelp 5 Star Review
Another happy Mr. Mann's Design customer, this client asked us to come back and do a renovation to her home.
"We were so happy to use Craig for the second time. Our recent project turned out amazing! He designed the kitchen, laundry room, family room, dining room, living room & powder room. We can't imagine anyone doing a more impressive work than Craig. He tirelessly worked from the design board, contractors, staying in budget, purchasing furniture & decorations, etc to the finished project. He is ALWAYS available & addresses any concerns & questions. He took a very personal interest in our project.
Thank you Craig!"
Mr. Mann's Design Produces Nicky!
Mr. Mann's Design has a new exclusive production at Streetbar in Palm Springs, CA. Titled "Nicky as Carol Channing and Friends," this is a two hour romp in the forgotten genre of a variety show featuring many singers and witty entertainment in the form of Nicky as Carol Channing herself. Come see the show!
Mr. Mann's Design AGAIN featured in Palm Springs Life!
Mr. Mann's Deisgn was AGAIN feature in Palm Springs Life April edition. The editors remarked "a judicious use of bold color makes a successful marriage with a predominantly achromatic backdrop."
Mr. Mann's Design in Palm Spring Life, April 2017
Joybird features Mr. Mann!
Joybird.com loved how we used their furniture in our design so much that they featured the Mr. Mann's Design team in their first 'Make a Statement with Joybird' series. The crew complimented our use of color and wit throughout the home. Check out this link to find out more: Mr. Mann's Design on Joybird
Happy in AZ!
It is with great pleasure that we write this testimonial for Craig Mann. We could not be more delighted with the beautiful furnishings and finishes that Craig selected for our Scottsdale home. Craig appointed every inch of our new Spanish Colonial style 4600 sq. ft. house, creating a stunning, but comfortable, interior living environment. He transformed our front courtyard and back patios, designing intimate seating areas for viewing spectacular desert sunsets, a cozy conversation area around the fireplace and a resort-style setting around the pool and fire pit. Craig is not only extremely talented, he is the ultimate professional. He is organized, efficient, mindful of cost, very resourceful, and tons of fun. He is an ambience artist! (See more at Arizona Project)
Victoria & Steven
Mr. Mann's Design featured in Atomic Ranch!
Mr. Mann's Design featured in Atomic Ranch! Joyful MCM! Mr. Mann's Design featured in Atomic Ranch
Ossie was a great co-chair and host
I co-chaired several charitable events with Ossie. We were successful in breaking corporate sponsorships and attendance records by combining our know-how and connections. The results speak for themselves and I would recommend him highly if you want your event to be the same!
Dr. Kimberley Yang
Live like Mr. Mann!
Live like a dream! The Park Imperial South Project was a featured luxury property through oranjpalm.com. Typical guest kudos are 'fabulous', 'like a dream', and 'we will be back'! Perfectly located in perfect Palm Springs, it's one of only 6 Historic Districts in this architecturally rich city. Live the Mid Century Modern lifestyle, especially during the cold Northern and European winters.
Mr. Mann's Design featured in Palm Springs Life Home + Design
The November issue of Palm Springs Life Home+Design singled out our bold use of color in their small spaces edition! see Palm Springs Life Home + Design November 2016