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May 10, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
The gig: Interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard is in demand among Hollywood celebrities: Christina Aguilera, Kid Rock and Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne are among his clients. His inviting and eclectic interiors have graced the pages of Architectural Digest, Elle Decor and House Beautiful. His product lines include fabrics, wallpapers and furniture. He's invaded living rooms nationwide on shows such as "Million Dollar Decorator," "The Talk" and "The Young and the Restless. " In the trenches: The path to this abundant success had humble beginnings in London.
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HOME & GARDEN
March 8, 2014 | By Lisa Boone
Heather Ashton has created sophisticated, tongue-in-cheek interiors for West Hollywood's Palihouse Holloway (a taxidermy mallard duck hung from the ceiling) and Caulfield's Bar and Dining Room (devil-horns-and-pitchfork graffiti) in Beverly Hills. That same playful spirit can be seen in the interior designer's Culver City apartment, which reflects her interest in travel and fashion - and her sense of whimsy. "My whole life is about creating temporary spaces," says Ashton , who recently updated the Sixty Beverly Hills.
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December 16, 2008 | Claire Noland, Noland is a Times staff writer.
Dorothy Kneedler Lawenda, an entrepreneur who began importing natural, hand-woven wallcoverings from Asia in 1948 and co-founded an interior design company that became an influential resource for the Los Angeles industry, died Thursday at her home in Los Angeles of age-related causes, her daughter Wendy Kneedler-Senior said. She was 94.
HOME & GARDEN
January 10, 2014 | By Kyle Schuneman
When it comes to living in a small space, double duty is key. No inch can be wasted. Take a recent office I created inside a client's 1920s Los Angeles studio apartment. One main room held the bed, lounge chairs, dressers, bookcase and TV cabinet. Fitting in all these pieces of furniture was no small feat, and we were left no space for a desk - and all the things that go along with working from home. How did we create an office in the studio? The answer was the closet. The closet was largely vacant because a dressing area stored most of the client's clothes.
REAL ESTATE
October 21, 1990
QUESTION: I've always been told that I have good taste, and I enjoy decorating, but I'm somewhat intimidated by the thought of doing my whole new home. I know I need help but I don't want a "decorated" look. How do I find appropriate help? ANSWER: An interior designer can, of course, create the "look" of a room based entirely on his or her unique vision and talent. But it is an unfortunate stereotype that interior designers will dictate that look regardless of the client's wishes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1989
A Pomona Superior Court jury has convicted a Chino Hills interior designer on 14 counts of embezzling thousands of dollars from her customers and writing bad checks. Floriza Cadiente Navarette, 44, was found guilty Thursday of bilking 10 customers out of an estimated $60,000 that she received as payments for new drapes, furniture, upholstery and accessories, most of which were never delivered.
REAL ESTATE
January 1, 1989
Interior design can have more impact on the visually impaired than on those who see normally, according Jean Bast of the San Diego chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. Chapter members have been volunteering their services to redesigning and renovating the San Diego Service Center for the Blind, using techniques and design applications that will transform it into an integrated "way-finding" facility.
REAL ESTATE
March 27, 1988
Space Concepts, a full-service interior design firm, has opened offices at 3198 Airport Loop Drive, Costa Mesa. Fernando de Moraes has the primary responsibility for the design and management of commercial design projects.
NEWS
March 30, 1994
Stephen Barrett Chase, 52, award-winning interior designer, art collector and Rancho Mirage philanthropist. Educated at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Art Center of Los Angeles, Chase began his interior design career with Kasden's in the Los Angeles area and later formed Steve Chase Associates in Rancho Mirage. His work earned him the Hall of Fame award from Interior Design magazine and West Week's designer of the year designation as well as several features in Architectural Digest.
NEWS
April 28, 1990
Richard Tam, 49, California fashion and interior designer who created feminine clothes for mature women. A graduate of Stanford, Tam won fame in his 20s and ran his own West Coast couture house for seven years, making clothing in luxurious crepes, silks and chiffons for women like Ethel Kennedy, Dinah Shore, Polly Bergen, Lena Horne and Dina Merrill. He then moved to Greece to study architecture and interior design, returning to his native San Francisco as an interior designer.
TRAVEL
July 12, 2013
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BUSINESS
May 10, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
The gig: Interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard is in demand among Hollywood celebrities: Christina Aguilera, Kid Rock and Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne are among his clients. His inviting and eclectic interiors have graced the pages of Architectural Digest, Elle Decor and House Beautiful. His product lines include fabrics, wallpapers and furniture. He's invaded living rooms nationwide on shows such as "Million Dollar Decorator," "The Talk" and "The Young and the Restless. " In the trenches: The path to this abundant success had humble beginnings in London.
NEWS
April 24, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
On paper Altai, a new interior design and men's apparel and accessories shop that opened its doors here last week, sounds straight out of “ Portlandia ”: It's a high-end boutique run by a combination midwife-interior designer-landscape architect from the U.K. who also happens to dabble in custom furniture and high-end luxury menswear while her boyfriend builds bespoke motorcycles from the ground up in the back room. But luckily for the city's fashion-forward men and design junkies of both genders there's no punch line -- just a whole lot of cool new merchandise, some of which is in a stateside bricks-and-mortar store for the very first time.
NEWS
April 2, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Once it was a hostel for stewardesses and pilots , but now Honolulu's newest hotel is positioning itself as an alternative to Oahu 's beachfront, family-filled resorts. The Shoreline Hotel Waikiki is the newest property of boutique hotelier Joie de Vivre , the San Francisco-based company that operates more than 30 fiercely individual hotels, many in California. The Shoreline is its second property off the U.S. mainland, along with the Coconut Waikiki Hotel , about three blocks away.
BUSINESS
December 9, 2012 | Laura J. Nelson
The gig: Since being named president of Evite in 2009, Hans Woolley has been in charge of modernizing the pioneer of online social planning. The West Hollywood firm, owned by Liberty Media, has about 16 million to 18 million unique users a month who create, send and manage email invitations. But by the time Woolley was named to the top post, the then-11-year-old company had fallen behind new rivals such as Facebook Events. Last month, Evite launched Postmark, a line of high-end, customizable e-cards -- the company's first new offering since its founding in 1998.
BUSINESS
December 6, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Interior designer to the stars Waldo Fernandez has flipped a restored 1961 house in Hollywood Hills West for $1.325 million. The Midcentury Modern-style Warshawsky Residence, designed by architect Volker Traub, was an investment and renovation project for the serial home remodeler. Sited to take in city and canyon views, the 1,452-square-foot house features walls of glass, a fireplace, a den, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Fernandez started as a set designer on the 1960s films "Doctor Dolittle" and "Planet of the Apes.
REAL ESTATE
May 3, 1992 | EVELYN DE WOLFE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The approximately 7,000 interior designers in California have the remainder of 1992 to apply for a new state certification that is intended to increase their credibility and that of the profession. The listing of "Certified Interior Designer" was added to Section 5800 of the California Business and Professions Code under a bill introduced by Sen. William A. Craven (R-Oceanside) that became law Jan. 1.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 22, 1990 | DIRK SUTRO
Evelyne Rissolo, a San Diego State University interior design student, got a call last week from Paige Rense, editor-in-chief of Architectural Digest. Rense told Rissolo she had been selected as a winner in the magazine's first student design competition. Cash awards of $5,000, $3,500 and $2,500 went to the top three finishers. Six runners-up, including Rissolo, each received $1,000. Students nationwide submitted more than 600 entries.
NEWS
November 20, 2012 | By Caitlin Keller
The Bel Air Bar and Grill has re-opened for lunch and dinner service after an 18-month renovation. Susan Disney Lord directed the renovation along with Killefer Flammang Architects and interior design team Ralph Gentile Architects . The LEED-certified restaurant's new digs include a revamped interior and a brand new second-level private dining room. Diners enter the restaurant lobby through a two-story red bougainvillea glass-box atrium, designed by artist Amanda Weil of Weil Studio , before proceeding into the ground floor restaurant or up a clear glass stairway to the second level that features views of the Getty Center.
NEWS
October 24, 2012 | By David A. Keeps
At a Van Nuys auction house earlier this month, bidding on a seemingly simple 1940s aluminum and brass floor lamp by Greta Grossman rose to $10,000, then with the crowd buzzing, climbed past $15,000. Then $20,000. And $25,000. By the time the gavel fell and the applause in the room had died down, an unidentified bidder had bought the lamp for $37,500 -- a record for Grossman and a sign of how this pioneering female designer, once a footnote in Midcentury Modern history, is on her way to becoming a household name.
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