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

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

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

With the Lone Star State’s “Everything’s bigger in Texas” reputation, one might expect the homes to be just that —BIG. But, what do you do if you fancy a cozy urban retreat? Well, then you set up camp at Richman Signature Properties’ Parc at White Rock. Located near picturesque White Rock Lake and trendy shops and restaurants, Parc at White Rock splits the difference between urban bustle and natural chill. Richman Signature Properties enlisted Laurel & Wolf to help customize the look of their rentals. Residents now have the opportunity to choose from a curated assortment of paint colors and work

If you’ve ever searched for a rental property, you know that it’s hard to find one that actually cares about design. Ugly light fixtures, ho-hum paint colors and cheap finishes are generally the name of the game. That’s why the swank Richman Signature Properties Aurora apartments in Tampa have given us a serious case of real estate envy. Picture this: An urban loft just a stone’s throw away from the beach, complete with a resort-style swimming pool and a fireside lounge. Residents get to choose from a hand-selected collection of on-trend

When asked to pick a favorite room inside her newly renovated Oakland home, interior designer Brett Foken adamantly objects. “That’s like asking someone if they have a favorite child! Each one is so special in its own unique way.” And she’s right. Every inch of Brett and husband, Brandon’s 1900 Craftsman home is a true labor of love (just look at the state of their “before” photos!). From the custom built-ins and crown moulding to the wood columns and ceiling beams, Brett fought to preserve as much of the home’s vintage charm as possible, while

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