The year is 1962 and architectural duo Krisel & Palmer are completing the design for a brand new condominium in the desert paradise of Palm Springs. With its butterfly roofline, horizontal orientation, and patterned cinderblock cladding, Canyon View Estates was quintessentially midcentury in design. But, for the time, this was no ordinary condominium. Made to feel more like single-family homes than stacked vacation units, the properties at Canyon View reinvented condo living and helped put Palm Springs on the map as the midcentury modern capital of the world. Fast forward
Remember the good old days when “bed time” was a four letter word that you’d do almost anything in your power to get out of? Oh, how things have changed! Now, hitting the hay is a daily event we look forward to almost as much as happy hour or dessert. So what do you do when you have to put a wide-eyed child to bed when you’re semi-asleep yourself? Well, you follow these rules for making your kids’ bedroom a haven for sleepy time. To put our tips to the test, we teamed up with the sleep experts
As she glides around her light-filled Los Angeles living room, it’s abundantly clear that E! News host Catt Sadler has chosen the right profession. “Telling people’s stories has always been my passion. Believe it or not, being in front of the camera is my safe space,” she says. But no matter how comfortable you are in front of the camera, every celeb needs a safe space to come home to. For some A-listers that may mean sweatpants, takeout and a big comfy couch. For Sadler that means a glam look
Photo via Architectural Digest During football season, America reacquaints themselves with their favorite NFL teams and players. We know their positions and their stats. We might even know how large their salaries are. But what do their lives look like off the field? Pretty freaking gorgeous. We rounded up the best of the best for you scrolling pleasure. If there were a Super Bowl for interior design, these NFL players’ homes would surely be the winners. Hines Ward Considered one of the greatest wide receivers in the history of the Pittsburgh Steelers, this
When we heard that Queen Bey and Jay were about to add two little ones to their musically royal family, we dropped everything and started designing our dream spaces for the little ones. We had James Tabb tackle creating a look that’s all Beyonce, while Kimberly Winthrop imagined a space that’s all Jay-Z. Check out the designs and tell us where you fall. Are you Team Bey or Team Jay? Their Sister’s Nursery Although they haven’t released images of daughter Blue Ivy’s nursery, we do know that Bey purchased one badass crib for her.
Tech enthusiast, Annie Kadavy knows a thing or two about bringing tired, age-old businesses into modern times. Just look at her impressive resume working with industry innovators like Warby Parker and ClassPass. So when it came to her own home, Annie was on a mission to bring her historic 1900s walkup into the future in a truly innovative way. “The house was built right before the big earthquake that hit San Francisco, so it’s been remodeled several times over the last hundred-plus years. It’s like a lot of San Francisco homes, with all of the original moldings, but our style’s a bit more modern.
To many, business trips mean room service, hotel bars and company-paid dinners. Not a bad deal every once in a while. But when you’re jetting off to a different city for work nearly every week, the hotel life can get old fast. Such was the case for Arena Ventures, a seed stage venture capital firm based in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Though Arena’s four-person team of investors live in L.A., their work frequently takes them to the country’s tech capital, where they meet with startup founders and visit various
Can’t make it through a Monday without a triple Venti coldbrew? Then it might be time to change up your office design. Studies show that happy spaces lead to happy employees, who in turn, are more productive AND inspired. Coworking space Industrious got the memo and enlisted Laurel & Wolf to transform their downtown LA offices. “We believe that people should be excited and proud to come to the place they work, and that that surge of good feelings will translate into their daily work,” Industrious National Launcher Leah Alexander
We feel so lucky to have been invited into the homes of some truly special people this year. So as it draws to a close, we’re looking back on all of the amazing clients and spaces that made 2016 magical. From a country music star’s southern glamour den to a food blogger’s quirky bakeshop to a magazine editor’s new office, these are the makeovers that made our year! A Glam Office for Cosmo’s Editor-in-Chief Michele Promaulayko, the recently appointed editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine has style for days. We helped her bring the boldly
Photo by Jordan Afshin “Darling” doesn’t come close to cutting it when describing blogger Jessi Afshin‘s new Austin apartment. Sure, there’s a super sweet side to it, but there’s also that other side that screams fun and fierce, just like the blogger herself. With an interior design style that’s constantly evolving and a schedule that leaves little time for herself, Jessi needed a comfortable, yet sophisticated space to come home to. That’s where Laurel & Wolf came in. “Since I didn’t have time to design a living room myself, I was more than excited to hand