ModShop’s Mid-Century Modern Retreats in Palm Springs, CA

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For most Californians you ask, they’ll say their life motto is, “Work hard, play harder.”

 

ModShop’s owners and designers, John and Taryn Bernard do exactly this. For over 16 years the duo developed a custom furniture company once called Room Service, which has now transformed into the brand ModShop. For them, it’s not just about selling furniture and eclectic accessories, but about selling a comfortable and relaxed lifestyle.

A Peak into Newlywed Lauren Condrad’s Beverly Hills PenthouseMarch 2015

From her days on Laguna Beach, to starting her own fashion line, New York Time’s best selling author Lauren Conrad has matured into a style and lifestyle icon for today’s young modern working woman. The newly married Conrad recently renovated a perfect penthouse in Beverly Hills, instilling her love for love, fashion, and all things design into every room. Check out the before and after photos to see how Conrad implemented her style and personality into her new home, going from drab and outdated, to fabulously bright and airy.

The Dean Hotel – Providence, RIMarch 2015

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The Dean Hotel has a surprising history in Providence, Rhode Island.

 

Before it ever boasted well-designed rooms, the space was used as a church mission and ironically, a brothel. The hotel was the first hotel project by Brooklyn-based ASH NYC, a hybrid interior design and real estate developing company co-founded by Ari Heckman and Jonathan Minkoff.

 

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Designing With NeutralsMarch 2015

 

 

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Beige doesn’t have to be boring.

 

Designing with color is always a great way to bring a pop into any home or interior space. Color attracts the eye and triggers a rapid response from our brains. But, not everyone enjoys decorating his or her space with color. Neutrals can bring in just the same amount of excitement into a room as color can, by way of textures, layers, and accents. Especially here in Southern California, people love neutral rooms with natural textures. Continue below for 5 nifty tips for securing the perfect neutral space.

Lingerie StoreMarch 2015

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The Lingerie Store is an 1800 square foot retail store in Westlake Village, California. The goal was to create a modern, seductive, and edgy space that highlights a unique selection of product and entices their desired customer.

Dr. AshjianMarch 2015

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Dr. Ashjian’s office is a 2500 square foot medical office located in Glendale, California that includes 3 private offices and 4 exam rooms, as well as central reception area. The client specifically wanted an industrial style that did not look like the typical medical office. The challenges of the space were the shape and space planning, and the extremely high 16’ ceilings with exposed features.

Sugar FoodsMarch 2015

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Sugar Foods is a multinational food products company located in Sun Valley, California that needed a redesign of their 2000 square foot merchandizing center to tailor to their clients specifically. In order to help the client attract more of their own consumers, showcase their sales, as well as increase client interaction with the assembly process, we used concepts driven from technology such as digitalization, while staying true to the manufacturing plant by being minimal and practical. Spaces needed were a large area for a working assembly line and storage, conference room, and adjacent supervisor offices.

RamonaMarch 2015

Located in Arcadia, California, this 80000 square foot, new construction, single family home boasts 6 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a home theater, gym, wine cellar, and pool house.

 

Caisson Studios concentrated on a contemporary design that spotlights asymmetry, balanced by intersecting forms. Sticking to a monochromatic color palette lead to using more textural materials accented by innovative lighting concepts.

Rental Living SolutionsMarch 2015

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Big city living is hard. High rent, lack of parking, and pretty tight restrictions on what you can change about your rental space is enough to deter many from the hustle and bustle of the city, but for those who enjoy it, do not fear! With the help of Aileen from At Home in Love, and Kyle Schuneman via Sunset Magazine, we have concocted a list of 10 simple solutions for those who don’t mind a little DIY and creative thinking in order to make their space feel like home. Read on for these great tips on how to transform a standard space into your own.

 

All About Grout!March 2015

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Most people spend so much time looking for the perfect tile to install into a space, yet take such little time considering what type of or color grout to use with it. But, grout deserves more attention and more respect. This Old House tile contractor, David Goodman says, “Not only does grout fill the voids, it makes the floor, wall, or counter top stronger by bonding the tiles together and preventing the edges of a tile from chipping or cracking.” Grout works to determine the functionality and durability of a tiled floor, especially in high traffic, heavy moisture areas such as the bathroom and kitchen. It also, however, plays a very key aesthetic role in how the tile is perceived, whether the concentration is on the tile itself, or the pattern and sequence of the tile across a surface that comes from the grout lines.

 

Read on for major considerations when selecting the perfect complimentary grout.

Yo! Home – A Whole Home in One RoomMarch 2015

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As the population of the world rises, people are not necessarily looking for larger living spaces. Many are downsizing based on available space, cost of living, and understanding practical living. However, do you think you can manage living comfortably in just ONE room?

 

Founder of Yo Sushi and Yotel, Simon Woodroffe believes family homes of the future will feature mechanized floors and furniture that will appear out of walls, floors, and ceilings to create multifunctional spaces at the touch of a button.

 

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