Monthly Archives: November 2014
Cultural Influences Inspire Will & Jada Pinkett-Smith’s California HomeNovember 2014

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While their last name may be common, Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith’s California mansion is anything but ordinary. In spite of recent rumors, a rep for the couple recently confirmed that the duo does not plan on putting their home up for sale anytime soon. A few years ago the power couple took time to discuss their family oasis with Architectural Digest, sharing their design inspirations and cultural influences with the magazine.

Experience Nature in an Upscale TreehouseNovember 2014

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Talk about going green! Treehouse Paradise, located near the Redwood Forest in Southern Oregon, allows guests to truly get in touch with nature.

Inside Donna Karan’s Sleek Upper West Side ApartmentNovember 2014

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In her latest endeavor, Karen Lehrman Bloch, the author of the upcoming interior design book titled “The Inspired Home: Interiors of Deep Beauty,” has selected 25 interiors belonging to individuals who truly have an eye for style. One of these sleek pads is the Manhattan apartment of fashion designer Donna Karan.

 

Architect Turns Plane into Luxe HomeNovember 2014

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Here on our blog, we’ve examined one-of-a-kind houses, from tree house lodging to castles, but none have taken flight quite like today’s topic. Architect David Hertz created a livable Malibu home out of a 747 aircraft for his client Francie Rehwald. In 2005, the two traveled to the Mojave Desert, also known as a retirement home for aircrafts that can no longer fly, where Rehwald purchased the airplane’s parts for $50,000.

Creating a Chic Home OfficeNovember 2014

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Although working from home has gained more popularity in recent years, successful individuals have been accomplishing this task for decades. Take 20th century Modernist architect Alvar Aalto for an example. His house, equipped with a modern studio, can show you how to intertwine your home and work space while retaining balance between the two.

Shades of Grey Are Popular in the HomeNovember 2014

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Although gray has been showing up in pop culture lately–with the fame of the novel “50 Shades of Grey” and the prevalence of Hollywood actors like George Clooney and Matt LeBlanc opting to keep their natural hair colors—the hue has been prevalent in the design world for a long time. The hue’s popularity goes back to the mid-twentieth century, when influencers such as style icon Christian Dior used the color in his salons to make his colorful creations pop. Dior loved the color so much that paint company Benjamin Moore even named a lacquer “Dior Gray.” Within the past decade, designers have gained a continuing appreciation of this complex hue that allows them to both create a neutral background and eye-catching accents.

Top 7 Designers to Watch in 2015November 2014

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Rue Magazine is releasing its 2nd Annual “Top 7 Young Designers to Watch” for 2015! They are proud to put these young designers in the spotlight as they are truly shaping the future of design. They are the definition of “the future is looking bright” as they each come with unique ideas and perspectives, and a whole lot of style. Read below for the full list of the 7 Young Designers we should all be keeping an eye on this year!

Modern Technology Shapes the Idea of Home DesignNovember 2014

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As we move further into the 21st century, home design keeps getting sleeker and sleeker. In addition to the ever popular “skinny furniture” in terms of aesthetic, we no longer need clunky items that once housed larger forms of technology, including elaborate entertainment centers and computers.

Benefits of Hiring a Professional Interior DesignerNovember 2014

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Are you hesitant to tackle a large-scale home decorating project by yourself? That’s what the expert Los Angeles interior designers at Caisson Studios are here for. We can implement projects in your home, ranging from complicated kitchens to stylish bathrooms. Design and architecture website Freshome.com spelled out just some of the benefits to hiring a pro to complete your renovations.

Interior Design Inspiration for the Boutique Hotel Style at HomeNovember 2014

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Boutique hotels have been one of the fastest growing sectors of the hotel industry over the past decade and, judging by their popularity, that growth is likely to continue. The term boutique was first applied to a hotel by the owner of the original Morgans Hotel in Manhattan, and the concept behind it was a simple one; to provide guests with a complete lifestyle experience. This was achieved, as it is in most boutique hotels, by employing top interior designers and artisans, and creating unique interiors that appeal to a guest’s sense of exclusive good taste.

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