September 7, 2013 |
September is one of the most popular months to move, but busy renters may not feel as if they have the energy or time for DIY projects in a new home. I've pulled together five products that are easy ways to put a personal stamp on a new space. Whether you are moving now or simply refreshing the same ol' place, these quick fixes may give you the look you're after without leaving a permanent mark on your rental. 1. Cutting Edge Stencils: This company's “Geometric/Allover” stencils are a great way to update an old or cheap bookcase.
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August 29, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown has yet to announce whether he will seek a fourth and final term next year, but there are signs that the 75-year-old governor is still just settling back in to the executive office. Brown, whose office is known for its spartan furnishings, eclectic collection of books and an oversized picnic table, has retrieved an old tchotchke from the bowels of the state parks' inventory of California artifacts. The governor, who did not marry until he was 67, brought a bachelor's sensibility to his latest decorating flourish -- a 9-foot marlin caught by his father decades ago -- that now adorns the eastern wall of the lobby of the governor's Capitol office.
July 25, 2013 |
Rx Boiler Room, a new restaurant with a steampunk vibe, is Chef Rick Moonen's latest offering on the Las Vegas Strip. Rx Boiler Room in the Shoppes at Mandalay Place , replaces the upstairs dining area at Moonen's RM Seafood . That space formerly featured a pricier, more upscale menu. Steampunk, a genre found in science-fiction books and movies, is reflected in the new restaurant's décor: It's reminiscent of the industrial revolution in Britain during the 19th century.
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July 18, 2013
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Sidney Berry, a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam and Korean wars who led the U.S. Military Academy during a turbulent period in the 1970s when a cheating scandal rocked West Point months before he was forced to admit the first female cadets, has died. He was 87. Berry died July 1 of complications from Parkinson's disease at a retirement home in Kennett Square, Pa., said his daughter, Nan Berry Davenport. In 1974, Berry, at age 48, was named superintendent of West Point.
July 10, 2013 |
To know one California Pizza Kitchen restaurant is to know them all - the black-and-tan booths, low-pile carpeting and acrylic panels. Now, the 28-year-old mall staple known for a pervasive sense of sameness is undergoing what its CEO calls a "de-chaining," upgrading its image and menu to be more individual, relevant and attractive to foodies. The brand, known as CPK, is opening a prototype eatery Wednesday in the Westfield Topanga mall in Canoga Park, its first new location near its Los Angeles home base in five years.
June 8, 2013 |
Dorothy said, "There's no place like home. " I disagree. Every place can be home. Even that place with the bare walls, the wannabe DJ next door and the A/C unit older than your first car. I've lived in six apartments in seven years. From a studio with blue carpeting to an old Victorian with soaring ceilings, every one of those places I have made my home. That's the point of this new column and video series: to look at design through the eyes of the space-starved, budget-minded renter.
June 6, 2013 |
"Hannibal," the recently renewed NBC drama about psychiatrist-serial killer-cannibal Hannibal Lecter, may be as fiendishly gory as TV gets, but the interior decorating is undeniably elegant. Series creator Bryan Fuller , a partner in L.A. design store Fuller + Roberts , hired production designer Patti Podesta and set decorator Jaro Dick to bring Lecter's deadly lairs to life. PHOTOS: The delicious decorating of "Hannibal" Podesta, whose credits include "Cinema Verite," provided L.A. at Home with a detailed postmortem via email on the show's stylish and atmospheric interiors for this edited Q&A: What was your design brief, and what were your references?
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June 3, 2013 |
An Orange County man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for beating his boyfriend to death with a decorative rock in a plot to steal his car, money and electronics, prosecutors said. Jose Fuentes, 26, was found guilty by a jury in March of one felony count of murder, with sentencing enhancements for lying in wait and committing a robbery and burglary, according to a statement from the Orange County district attorney's office. Fuentes, who was sentenced Friday, was also found guilty of robbery and burglary.
May 24, 2013 |
New York Design Week and the 2013 ICFF -- the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, the nation's most important expo for modern home decor -- that wrapped up this week will be remembered more for its cheerful mood than cutting-edge designs. Although designers continued to push boundaries with materials (recycled refrigerator plastic, thermo-formed Corian) and explore 3-D technology, the new looks were more about color, luxurious finishes (copper was king) and a sense of fun (look out, Jonathan Adler)
May 23, 2013
Looking for design ideas specifically for the kitchen? Or the kids' bedrooms? Or space-crunched bathrooms? The L.A. at Home team has been developing Home Inspiration galleries where you can click through, see different types of rooms and borrow inspiration (and perhaps a shopping resource or two) from real Southern Californian houses, condos and apartments. Today we're starting with the living room. HOME INSPIRATIONS PHOTOS: The living room Bookmark L.A. at Home and look for more Home Inspirations galleries featuring other rooms of the home in the days and weeks to come.