Home Décor

Upholstery 101: The Right Stuff!

When I was a freshman in high school, my mother hired an interior designer to redo the furnishings of the ranch house that she and my father had built in the hills above the San Fernando Valley. She decided to do this to surprise my dad who was away for six months on location in […]

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Top Trends from Westside Tile and Stone, Inc.

The tile industry continually changes in terms of color, textures, and sizes. As homes become increasingly larger, so do tiles. One of the newest trends is concrete-looking, large-format tiles. Many homeowners want to replicate the industrial look of poured concrete in their homes and offices. The polished format has also returned, as tiles from Italy […]

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My Favorite Space

HOWARD WEISSMAN: CABANA SUN ROOM Photography by: Ivan Hive: Pristine Portrait Howard Weissman’s favorite space in his sweeping Westlake Village home is the Cabana Sun Room. His aim was simply “to capture the beauty of Lake Sherwood and the surrounding Santa Monica Mountains.” With a little help from renowned international designer Julia Wong, Howard created […]

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Latest Trends to Watch from IDN Flooring

Flooring trends change from year to year as homeowners acquire new tastes and technology allows for a larger variety of designs. According to IDN Flooring in Canoga Park, dark hues struck the right note with home-owners this year and last. Flooring finishes ranging from jet black to light gray remain very popular. Always keep the […]

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Here Comes the Sun: SunPower by Green Convergence

While energy companies come and go, solar energy is clearly here to stay. It seems a natural solution for homeowners living in sunny Southern California. Even many areas throughout the country with far less sunshine than Los Angeles continue to expand their solar energy usage. SunPower by Green Convergence provides quality solar panels, energy solutions, […]

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Newest Trend In Lighting: LED Collections for Indoor and Outdoor Spaces

By Lori Berezin No matter how beautiful your home décor, it all looks flat without the proper lighting. One of the hottest trends to-day for both indoor and outdoor spaces is LED lighting. LED stands for Light Emitting Diode, which simply means it emits light electronically. When compared to standard bulbs or halogen lights, LEDs […]

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Demystifying the Process of Working with an Interior Designer

So, you’ve decided to hire an interior designer. Congratulations! If this is your first time working with a designer, you might have some questions: How do they charge? What do they charge? Are they making money off of the things they’re selling me? What, when you get right down to it, does a designer actually […]

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Refresh Your Space with a Custom Silk Tree

When it comes to livening up your space, the first thing that usually comes to mind is brand new furniture. That expensive proposition is usually what keeps people from following through with updating their space. Thankfully, there is a better option. Rather than spending thousands of dollars to replace old furniture, more and more people […]

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Agoura Sash & Door Brings the Outdoors In

Barn doors are not just for barns anymore. According to the interior designers at Agoura Sash & Door, sliding barn doors are one of the hottest trends in home design. From room dividers to closets and bedrooms, these fashionably functional space-savers have gained popularity since 2016. First of all, they don’t need as much room […]

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Home is Where the Smart Phone is

In keeping with our theme this month, let’s take a look at how smart your technology really is. Is it possible to use your computer to design or redesign your home? The answer is, of course, yes. That’s why I’m here. You have probably heard of Pinterest, right? It is very popular for sharing photos […]

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At Factor Surfaces Finishing Touches Make the Room

By Lori Berezin A frequently overlooked aspect of interior design, the application of texture to enhance a room, takes center stage at Factor Surfaces. Known as Pacific Tile and Stone since 1988, the company was rebranded as Factor Surfaces in 2015. The Factor family has run the business since 2005. Factor Surfaces designers utilize a […]

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The Home Staging Rage

By Tammy Randall Wood, ASID Interior Archaeology In a recent interview, real estate tycoon and star of ABC’s Shark Tank Barbara Cor­coran stated that “home staging used to be a luxury, and now, it’s mandatory.” For those of you who haven’t had to put a house on the market in the last 25 years, home […]

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