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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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A Primer on Testing and Selecting Color for Interior Walls

Choosing the best interior colors for your project can be one of the more personal and challenging decisions you’ll make.  There are many  dynamics and nuances to consider and to apply.  Light and the surrounding colors have the greatest effect on our perception of color.  The base color, texture, and finish will also effect the […]

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Chinoiserie In History And In Our Homes Today

Chinoiserie - Inspiration for Chinese style in interior design

Chinoiserie In History And In Our Homes Today Porcelain is a ceramic made of a fine clay called kaolin. When mixed with other materials and fired at high temperatures, kaolin produces a hard and durable ceramic. The Chinese began the development of porcelain towards the end of the Han dynasty (25-222 B.C.). Our continued use […]

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