January 24, 2010 |
After spending 20 years of decorating huge multimillion-dollar homes, interior designer Ann Fraser decided it was time to apply her design expertise to her own home. She tore down a 1950s single-level home in the Newport Heights area of Newport Beach and in its place built a two-story that looks like a centuries-old plantation-style estate. Features that give it an aged look are numerous. Iron railings enclose an expansive balcony where Mexican pavers were installed upside down to make them look older.
April 8, 2012 |
Few set designers begin production with the intention of creating a deliberately gaudy and tacky stage. However, Thomas Buderwitz, scenic designer for South Coast Repertory's "The Prince of Atlantis," sought to do just that — to "push the boundaries of good taste. " The just-opened play by Steven Drukman follows Joey Colletti (John Kapelos), one of Boston's biggest seafood importers, as he lands himself in a minimum-security prison after getting into trouble with his company.
June 24, 1999 |
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright's personal life was so full of scandal, chaos and high drama that it's remarkable how peaceful his creations could be. The design team from Schumacher, the wallpaper and textile company, sought to capture the sense of serenity and love of nature evident at Wright's last home and architectural laboratory, Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Ariz., in the company's 1999 Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.
June 25, 1989 |
Is a long, blank wall staring you in the face? One that doesn't seem to lend itself to pictures or shelves? One design solution is faux panels. These seldom-used, somewhat formal, decorative notes are actually not so complicated that they can't be done by amateurs, with some help from do-it-yourself manuals. Anyone who can measure and miter-cut wood molding and put up quickie wallpaper or wall fabrics can transform dull-looking stretches of conventional flat paneling, dry wall or plaster.
HOME & GARDEN
April 3, 2008
Mark Mothersbaugh, screen composer and lead singer of Devo, has evolved into an accomplished visual artist. Tonight, he debuts as a rug and wallpaper designer in collaboration with L.A. porcelain firm Walteria Living ( www.walterialiving.com). "Home is where the mutants reside," Mothersbaugh says, explaining his take on decor. From a distance, his patterns might pass for William Morris prints.
HOME & GARDEN
July 6, 1991 |
Question: I would like to wallpaper a portion of our den and I've already bought the paper. I bought it for the pattern, but when I got home I found that it's the kind that you need to paste first. Never having done this before, I was wondering if it's easier to apply the paste to the paper or to the wall. It seems as though putting it on the wall would be better. T.J., Placentia Answer: "You should always apply the paste to the paper," says Bob Kalem of Pacific Decorating Center in Anaheim.
HOME & GARDEN
October 3, 1998 |
Wild animals and their habitats are favorite subjects for oil paintings and fine prints. Now, in a rising use of outdoorsy decorations for interiors, some artists have added another medium to their repertoire--wallpaper. "Wallpaper gives people in the urban world an opportunity to see wild animals the only way they can," wildlife artist Glen Loates of Maple, Ontario, said. "Wallpaper is also a way for me to get the word out to remind people that we have a very enjoyable planet."
May 12, 1995 |
A remarkable solo performance by Jill Remez vividly evokes the historical tragedy of creative women stifled by social convention in "The Yellow Wallpaper" at the Rose Theatre. Adapted by Remez and director Kerry Noonan from feminist author Charlotte Perkins Gilman's semi-autobiographical 1890 short story, this increasingly intense monologue presents snapshots at various stages of a nameless woman's mental odyssey of self-definition.