Property Features

Airbnb and other vacation rental services have completely changed the way we travel, allowing us to live like a local in locales around the world. But what’s often missing in these experiences is a hotel-worthy design. Airbnb owner Lauren Otero knew that her LA bungalow‘s look was far too basic for its funky Silverlake neighborhood. Due to the popularity of the area, she had solid bookings, but was making significantly less than the average nearby hotel’s per-night rates.  Could design be the culprit? She teamed up with designer James Tabb to find out, transforming the one-bedroom

How would you like to wake up every day feeling refreshed, revitalized, and ready to go to work? Studies show that a well-designed office has a direct positive impact on the health and productivity of employees. To put it plainly, stylish design equals happy workers, and BLND PR has definitely not missed the memo. The boutique public relations firm based out of Hermosa Beach, CA, has mastered the art of working hard and playing hard. Their new office by Laurel & Wolf Luca Pepitone is a clear representation of this motto, filled

When you spend your days changing the face of new media and your nights at home raising an energetic two-year-old, decorating your space probably falls last on your to-do list. So, when Digital Media Exec Sarah Penna’s realtor showed her an off-the-market, modern stunner in Mar Vista, CA, she decided to leave the design work to the professionals. “I was driving myself crazy on Pinterest. I could probably do a hilarious [Youtube] series about things I saw on Pinterest, tried to do, and absolutely failed,” says Sarah. The Before: The After: And she knows a thing or two

Father’s Day is coming. We’re giving you fair warning so that, for once, you don’t resort to the ol’ here’s-a-tie trick. This year, we dare you to go a little more sentimental. Ahead of Father’s Day, we teamed up with custom framing and delivery site Framebridge to gift one deserving Dad a special surprise. Shaun Foos met now-wife Rachel on a blind date at a dive bar, but decided to take things up several notches, proposing in a helicopter over Los Angeles. They now share a cozy three-bedroom home north of the city

Sleeping isn’t something that Meg Resnikoff does much of. Nearly any mom of three young children can sympathize, particularly one with a career like Meg’s. After graduating from Standford University, she went to work for large corporations in both San Francisco and Los Angeles, until she was struck by an “aha” moment that changed the course of her professional life. “After having my second child and being out of the corporate world for a number of years, I really wanted to do something I was passionate about. And there’s nothing I’m more

There is nothing shy about Chef Kris Yenbamroong. His restaurants are a riot of color, his dishes are fiery and bold, and he met his now wife on a night that ended in a bar brawl. But, like in the Thai cuisine he’s famous for, fire and spice flame out without the balance of other flavors. In the case of his curries, that’s tangy lime, sweet coconut milk and bright aromatics. In the case of Yenbamroong, it’s wife Sarah St. Lifer. “We’re coming from completely different places, but you don’t

Home to 450 varieties of trees, the lush city of Sacramento is wildly different from the bustling urbanity of Paris. That didn’t stop Tessa, a digital marketing nomad and her husband Sébastien, a French photographer, from leaving their life abroad to settle among the tall oaks and sycamores of Northern California. “We worked together in Paris. I was the enthusiastic American and he was the stylish, creative type,” Tessa recalls. After traveling the world together and marrying in Paris’s picturesque neighborhood of Montmartre, the pair decided to move to Sacramento

Desi Perkins is not your average makeup artist. With over 1.7 million YouTube subscribers, she has made an incredible career out of performing in-depth makeup tutorials that cover everything from attaining the perfect smokey eye to contouring your face to resemble a Kardashian. With playful humor and a down-to-earth attitude, Desi gives viewers much more than an impressive range of knowledge on beauty techniques and products—her videos provide a peek into her life and make you feel like part of her glamorous world. Get a virtual tour and hear what

When was the last time you looked around your neighborhood coffee shop and didn’t see a single laptop? Have you ever attended a picturesque dinner party void of cellphones? In a world driven by technology, escaping the pressure to be plugged-in is rare, which is why it’s important to have a place where you can kick back, relax, and power off. Jake Strom, a resident of sunny Venice, California, has been lucky enough to find his personal paradise within the comfort of his own apartment. Appropriately named the “Zen Bungalow”

Cathy Sharick was part of the editorial team at TIME.com for nearly ten years when she decided to trade in her city office for a new role, working from home. For many, the transition from high-powered, corporate office to a job at a startup may seem risky, but for Cathy, it was the perfect move. There was just one minor problem — in order to make a smooth transition to working remotely, Cathy needed to transform a tiny storage room in her home into a feasible workspace. As Executive Editor at PowerToFly,

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