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The only thing on Mad Men more attractive than Don Draper in a slim cut suit are the shapely legs and smooth curves…of the furniture. The wildly popular AMC TV show cemented a renewed love affair with the clean lines of midcentury modern decor, from polished teak bar carts to classic Eames and Wegner chairs. The show’s incredible attention to detail means that set designers had to source or recreate everything from desk clocks to shag rugs to cocktail stirrers. Now that the show is over, all that amazing loot has been sitting in warehouses just waiting for a new

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

It takes a lot of trust to invite an interior designer into your home, to let them express who you are and how you’re going to live in your space. But Estee Stanley has had the ultimate training: styling celebrities. “Picking out a couch for someone is nothing compared to seeing them in their underwear,” Stanley says. After dressing everyone from Jessica Biel to the Olsen twins, Penelope Cruz to Justin Timberlake, Stanley began helping clients design their homes as well. “Interior designers are like DJs, remixing our own style to

Originally from Ukraine, Laurel & Wolf Designer Nadia Gordon believes that the secret to a successful project lies in seeing through her customer’s vision, deciphering their wants and needs, and finally supporting them through the process until the project is completed. According to Nadia, “The biggest mistake a designer can make is to impose their vision on their clients. One may end up with a beautiful space, but also a space that is foreign to their customer.” This truth has enabled Nadia to become a self-proclaimed, “design chameleon that is able to to change and re-adapt to

Ah, paint. Whether you need to conceal the mysterious marks left on the wall by the last homeowners or tenants, make your space feel cozier, or you’re just plain old bored with the current look of your living room, there is nothing quite like the effect a fresh coat of paint can have on a room. Best of all, it’s an easy way to transform your living room without breaking the bank. From eclectic to traditional, we’ve got you covered with these 12 brilliant paint techniques. 1. Enlarge your living room with reflective,

It’s finally here. That long awaited check has made it into your bank account and you are ready to go wild. But before you blow all that extra cash on celebratory margaritas, check out some of these savvy ways you can improve your home, and in turn, your life. 1. Go ahead, get those impressive coffee-table books you can never justify splurging on.  Coffee-table books are one of those things you never want to buy yourself, but they are a totally worthwhile addition to your living room. They make a great statement piece and

Spring has sprung, and it’s a great time of the year for a bedroom overhaul! Brighten up your space with some new fabrics, art and furniture. We’ve put together a classic, colorful bedroom to help inspire the makeover you’ve been dreaming about without breaking the bank. OUR RECOMMENDATIONS: This genuine French antique crystal and brass chandelier is a show-stopping fixture that’s sure to add elegance and warmth to any bedroom. A richly upholstered bed is both classic and luxurious. The tufted headboard offers the perfect solution for adding texture to a flat design. Enjoy sipping tea

#LADesignSummit: Get There!

By: Casey Gerber

March 25, 2015

If you follow us on Twitter, you’ve seen the buzz about the incredible event we’re hosting at 800MAIN in Venice on Thursday, March 26th. (Yep, that’s tomorrow!) We’re so excited to bring together companies and individuals that surprise, inspire, and delight us to discuss all things design and tech! Didn’t get tickets, or is LA is a little far for you? Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to stay up to date on everything we discuss throughout the day!

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