Interiors

Beverly Hills Condo Designed by Erinn Valencich

This beautiful condo, designed by L.A.-based Erinn Valencich, a designer, stylist, and frequent television host, reveals how textures and subtle patterns can boost the character and warmth of modern rooms. Erinn designed the space for a newly married couple, who appreciate good design. “She loves soft colors, and a modern yet feminine approach with textureRead more

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TradHome, a New Online Magazine, Launches Today

If you like the online magazine Lonny and you also like the print magazine Traditional Home, then you’ll probably love TradHome, a new online hybrid of these two publications, which launches today. The editors of the new digital magazine call it their “love child” and say that it combines the style and imagination of bothRead more

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Modern Classic Furniture at Good Prices

If you live and California and you love modern furniture, you might want to stop into one of the Room Service stores in LA, Newport Beach or San Francisco. They’re having a sale on pillows,  lamps, home accents and custom furniture orders until 3/15. Even if you don’t live in California you can still takeRead more

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Bespoke Bohemian: English Style with a (Rock Star’s Sentimental) Twist

We’ve been fans of the music of Bryan Ferry since the Roxy Music days, so it’s not surprising that the living spaces in his London apartment would appeal to us, too. We saw these photos of his two-bedroom artist’s studio in the Chelsea area online earlier this week in a story that appeared in WSJ.Read more

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Decorating Ideas That Ease the Transition from Summer to Fall

Now that the unofficial end of summer is right around the corner, I’m starting to think about ways to ease the transition from one season to the next in my living room and terrace. I asked Susan Feldman, one of the founders of One Kings Lane, an online home furnishings resource, for ideas on keepingRead more

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Chic and Affordable Organizing Systems

So far, the most challenging of my home improvement projects has been the process of sifting through our closets and drawers and de-accessioning the things we no longer need. On the other hand, exploring the range of systems for better stowing the things we intend to keep has been fascinating. After looking into the organizingRead more

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Living with Art

My husband, Anil, and I are great art lovers—not so much from an academic perspective, it’s more of a visceral thing for us. In other words, we know what we like when we see it. Still, it’s always interesting to learn about the ideas behind good art, so we’re lucky to have Sundaram Tagore asRead more

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Improving Sleep with the Right Mattress

What a difference a mattress makes! Overnight, I went from tossing and turning on a mattress that was hard as a rock to slumbering like a baby on one that is soft as a cloud. I’m also pleased to report that Wish #1 on my Wish List has now been fulfilled thanks to Anthony Page,Read more

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Color Trends in the Home for 2011

My choices in color for the home are rarely driven by trends, but I always love observing them anyway. They often reflect economic or global trends that help you see design within a larger context. And integrating a new color is one of the easiest ways to make a space look fresh. Since I’m inRead more

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Using Color to Create Character in a Room

Since I’m on the verge of repainting several rooms in my home, I’ve been thinking a lot about color lately. I’ve also been talking to a lot of color experts to get their insights on how they use it to create a mood and enhance the character of a room. When designer Nestor Santa CruzRead more

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