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.
Stocking Your Bar(cart)March 2015
At Caisson Studios we understand that a beautifully designed space is great for entertaining and of course, showing off! For those who entertain often, it is important to consider an area to keep store all those necessities that come out when guests arrive! Some great entertaining homes may include a well stocked bar, or even a full wine room. But, as living spaces are becoming smaller, some homes may not have room or budget for such elaborate things, and people are investing in moveable bar carts that accent their rooms, while still being able to slip away from everyday view. Read on for some quick tips from legendary homemaker and all around crafty woman, Martha Stewart, on how to create the perfect bar for easy entertaining.
Kitchen Like a ChefMarch 2015
It may surprise you, but professional chefs endure the same issues in their home kitchens as most. They deal with similar constraints, such as lack of space, limited budgets, and the desire to save energy, which in turn saves money. However, they do differ from the average person in that they are very aware of what they want and how they want their kitchen to act. They are also aware of what is unnecessary in a kitchen – the fanciest new gadgets won’t sway them. Read on for a few tips from the pros to help you get your dream chef’s kitchen achieved.
Southern ComfortMarch 2015
In its newly released comprehensive design guide, Southern Living magazine’s Editor in Chief Lindsay Bierman tells us how to infuse Southern interior design into our homes. Commonly southern homes are known for their inviting porches, parlors, and rich colors, and a long history of elegance meets comfort. Read on for tips to incorporate a bit of Southern charm into your home, no matter what part of the world you may live in.
St. Petersburg: Traditional Architecture Mixes With Developing CityMarch 2015
In recent years, St. Petersburg, Russia has become a mecca for the country’s elite. As Russia’s influence and economic prowess grew following the fall of the Soviet Union, this once-isolated city gradually morphed into a center of commerce and culture.
Become Inspired By the Work of Jujol in BarcelonaMarch 2015
Visitors to Barcelona are always pleasantly surprised to find a city alive with art and architecture. It is the place where renowned artist Pablo Picasso was educated, has important religious sites and even Roman ruins. But the architecture of Gaudi steals the show for most visitors to the city, who have never before seen buildings made in such wonderful structure.
Picking Out the Right Sofa For Your Living RoomMarch 2015
In terms of living room decor, picking out the sofa is the most important decision that you will make. After all, this central piece of furniture will help to dictate the look of the entire space, including the colors used, formality and even placement of other furniture in the room.
Antique Silver Can Add Character to a Modern HomeFebruary 2015
Many people who live in modern spaces are faced with the problem of adding a little bit of charm and comfort to their home. After all, most of us can’t commit to the stark, minimalist aesthetic that was intended for such a modern setting, leaving us to choose decor that’s a little bit more forgiving.
Celebrity Inspiration: Aaron Sorkin’s OfficeFebruary 2015
Designing an elegant office can be hard work, especially as most people who get to the point in their careers where they can dictate the look of their office don’t specialize in interior design. But working with an expert can help to ensure that you achieve the aesthetic that you want effortlessly.
Create a Lush Outdoor Space in your So Cal HomeFebruary 2015
California has seen the effects of pollution and global climate change firsthand, as driving is the most common mode of transportation around the state, making smog a major problem in metropolitan areas. This combined with rising sea levels and the growing concern about environmental changes that have yet to come has made green living a major priority for many Los Angeles residents, who want to do what they can to neutralize their carbon footprint.
Interior Trends – Live Edge WoodFebruary 2015
Though it’s hardly a new style, live edges on wooden furniture are having a moment in home decor right now. As we’ve noted before, many interior designers are turning to the warm, sustainable aesthetic of reclaimed wood for their interiors, and the natural appearance of a live-edge table plays right into that appearance.