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Color Pops!
Drew Limsky | October 8, 2013

“They clearly weren’t afraid of color,” interior designer Sarah Monaghan says of the owners of this recently completed Orange County project, a bold, three-bedroom home set on a sun-splashed cul-de-sac in picturesque Villa Park. As a...

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The Language of Design
Maile Pingel | October 8, 2013

After an exhaustive search of Los Angeles’ ritziest neighborhoods, an international business executive and his partner finally found their perfect home. Nestled on an exclusive cul-de-sac in Trousdale Estates, the residence...

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Rewarding Pursuits
Maile Pingel | October 8, 2013

The Los Angeles Antiques, Art + Design Show Opening Night Party has long been one of the city’s most desirable tickets, and this year it is doubly so. The October event, a fundraiser for the Decorative Arts and Design Council of the...

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A Night to Remember
Amanda Friedman | October 8, 2013

As the daughter of legendary media mogul Ted Turner, Laura Turner Seydel has been a tireless crusader of environmental causes for nearly her entire life. Her father famously co-created the Captain Planet television series and...

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Heightened Vision
Ann Jarmusch | October 8, 2013

Upon first glance, one would never guess that this elegant, Mediterranean-style Rancho Santa Fe home—filled with coffered ceilings, marble fireplaces, subtle decorative painting and iron chandeliers—was actually built by a...

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Retreat Performance
AnnaMaria Stephens | July 9, 2013

New York architect William T. Georgis calls his vacation home in La Jolla the Akropolis, a playful nod to his Greek heritage and to the property’s location on a steep Mount Soledad hillside perched high above the Pacific. Like...

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Manifesting Destiny
Maile Pingel | July 9, 2013

“If you don’t want to take your shoes off, don’t come over,” jokes photographer John Russo. “I’m a nervous wreck with this white floor!”

Guest-proofed or no, Russo’s house is precisely...

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Beauty and the Beach
Carrie Storke Williams | July 9, 2013

Charlie Chaplin once said—to paraphrase—if a thing of beauty must be explained to be understood, its creator missed the mark. Chaplin would’ve loved this home, which sits just across the lane from his former...

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Star Worthy
Jenn Thornton | July 9, 2013

Who better to judge the current season of HGTV Design Star (now dubbed HGTV Star) than long-standing network luminary Sabrina Soto? Perfectly at home in this orbit, this tastemaking daughter of a decorator does not mince words. “I...

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Worth Keeping
Joanne Furio | July 9, 2013

In such a disposable society, saving something is rarely worth the effort for most. And though many architects and designers may try to avoid it, sometimes it’s easier to tear down and start all over, rather than reinvent the design wheel of an...

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Light Keeper
Rima Suqi | July 9, 2013

With a career spanning more than two decades in three states, lighting designer Robert Lewis didn’t seem to really hit his stride until he moved to California seven years ago. From his L.A.-based workshop, he’s crafted custom light fixtures...

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Artful Living
Jennie Nunn | May 3, 2013

For interior designer Michael Booth, co-founder of San Francisco-based firm BAMO, the backstory on working with real estate developer and art collector Byron Meyer to transform a vacant, two-bedroom, 3,300-square-foot penthouse in SoMa’s...

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