Home Décor

Holiday Season Outdoor Entertaining

We are fortunate to live in Southern California and can utilize our backyards for outdoor entertaining pretty much all year round. We are spoiled with our mild weather, and when there is a chill in the air, we simply cozy up by an outdoor fire pit or add a patio heater. The outdoor ambience—with bistro […]

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C Style: Home Gift Inspirations

This year, treat your loved ones and yourself to any of these fabulous finds that are sure to make memorable and thoughtful gifts. Great with any style, architectural and organic calla lily vases ($165—Michael Aram) Clear your spirit and surroundings by burning Breu Brazilian resin ($145—Costa Brazil) Drop-dead gorgeous skull in a decanter ($1800—Justin Parker) […]

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Aldik Home

Experience the Magic of Christmas Right Here in L.A. More than ever before, the magic of Christmas is a welcome relief. If you didn’t already know about the full-blown winter wonderland right here in Los Angeles, then you have certainly been missing out. For 70 years, Aldik Home has been putting together jaw-dropping displays of […]

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C Style: The Final Touch Means So Much

As I scroll through Instagram, often what catches my eye in that fleeting moment and makes me stop to admire is attention to detail. Even in a split second, the care and detail someone has put into their space breaks through the clutter and makes a strong impression. It may not be obvious at first […]

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Reorganize Your Closet

and Refresh Your Life Now that COVID-19 is thankfully retreating in our state and we’re starting to get out more, it’s time to put away that pair of leggings or joggers you’ve been wearing for the past year. It may be summer, but it’s never too late for a little spring cleaning to show that […]

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C Style: Supply Chain Madness

From chlorine to car chips to even pickles, there’s been a supply chain disruption to almost everything we purchase. And the fracture didn’t skip over the housing sector. Everything from building materials, furnishings, and appliances to in-home gym equipment has been affected. I recently had a client tell me they had to wait 10 months […]

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Studio 9

Helping You Fall in Love Again with Your Home We’ve all spent a lot of time at home this year. If you’re contemplating a remodel or complete do-over, consider Raquel Contreras and Studio 9. The accomplished designer launched her full-service, luxury residential interior design firm in Los Angeles in 2012 and continues to design stunning […]

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Art in Your Garden

Beautify your outdoor space! While nothing can replace the natural beauty of Mother Nature, a few well-placed pieces of art enhance any garden. Popular items include colorful spinners to capture the light and gentle breezes, mosaic sculptures that shine so gracefully, and soothing fountains to add the element of water to the desert-like Southern California […]

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What Is Your Color Design Personality?

Did you know that your favorite color gives insight into your personality type? The colors you use to decorate your home say a lot about you. REDIf you love red, you live life to the fullest with passion and intensity that others don’t possess. You’re exciting, daring, and spontaneous but also have an inner drive […]

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C Style: Summer of Luxury

Summer is my favorite time of the year. It’s typically a slightly slower time for designers as lots of clients are travelling, so I use any down time to live as luxuriously as I can at home. And luxury does not necessarily mean lavish. Everyone’s idea of luxury is different, but for me, I think […]

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Luxury Design with You in Mind: STUDIO 9

Led by renowned Los Angeles interior designer Raquel Contreras, STUDIO 9 invites you to reimagine your interiors this year. Offering full-service, luxury interior design and contemporary single-room, kitchen, bathroom, and outdoor living area remodeling, STUDIO 9 caters to your lifestyle and individual style preferences while always taking into account architectural requirements and sustainability practices. The […]

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Home Is Where the Throne Is

The old expression, “home is where the heart is,” still stands, but now, you can add to it “home is where the tech is.” Since most everything we have in our homes has some kind of tech attached to it, here are some options—yes, even our toilets are high-tech these days. The most popular home […]

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