Author Archives: Lauren55

11 Must-Haves!

Must-Haves in accessories and furniture

This month we’re going to have some fun with some must-haves in accessories and furniture that are great fun to share. I selected these pieces because they are bold, stand-alone, or, terrific accents. I also chose them because they are all available right now at retail. So yes, you can purchase them yourself, and they’re […]

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We’ve All Heard Of Minimalism, But What Is Maximalism In Interior Design?

We’ve All Heard Of Minimalism, But What Is Maximalism?

We’ve All Heard Of Minimalism, But What Is Maximalism In Interior Design? Basically, you could say it is the exact opposite. In interior design, maximalism design stems from the mindset of “more is better,” creating rooms that are often punctuated with bright colors, numerous patterns, textures, and a sense of luxury. The antithesis of minimalism, […]

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Pantone Color of the Year 2020—Already?

Pantone Color Trends for 2020

You read that right.  We’re talking about the speculation over the 2020 Pantone Color of the Year, in July.  You ask why?  Because it is rumored to be inspired by the ocean, my favorite source of inspiration for all things creative and personal.  A nature-inspired palette. A Footwear News article reported that Laurie Pressman, Vice […]

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The story of a remodel.

“Before and After” projects are always so dramatic, and this one is no exception. This home was a mid-century style located in a nice, quiet residential neighborhood in Los Angeles The entire project started with a very dated kitchen. It reached way back! You can see linoleum floors and Formica countertops.  I think the cabinetry […]

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Modern Freestanding Tubs

The history of the bathtub is a complicated subject. From a 3000-year-old five-foot long tub on a pedestal found on the island of Crete, to self-draining Greek baths, and from Roman bath houses to Victorian clawfoot bathtubs, the origin of the free-standing tub may never be known.  And do we care?  It’s their function and [...]

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