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The 25 Best Interior Designers in Los AngelesBuildDirect Blog: Life at Home

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A Los Angeles home is more than just a home, especially for those involved in the entertainment business. From intimate dinner parties to blowout bashes, a gorgeous and glamorous residence serves as an all-important hub for both business and pleasure. With this in mind, it follows that the interior designers in this star-studded city are often as famous as their celebrity clients. These elite aficionados know how to create a luxurious environment where deals can be sealed and influencers can make their mark. They can easily adapt to the wide range of architecture styles boasted by L.A., making it a unique, distinguished, and highly individualized region.

If you’re wondering who this all-star cast consists of, we’ve got you covered. From Malibu to Hollywood Hills and beyond, here are the 25 hottest interior designers in Los Angeles right now. Listed in random order, these

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Hatch, the DesignPublic.com blog on modern design, style, fashion, interior design and more.

Well we’ve reached mid-April. Now that the tax returns have (hopefully) been filed, there should be some time to complete some projects around the house. Once the pollen has been cleared, it’s a great time to complete a few projects around the home. If you don’t even know where to start, here are a few little projects that you can complete in a few hours.

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1) Cull through the books and magazines. You can take this one shelf at a time, and at the same time, get some much-needed dusting done as you empty each shelf. Donate books you’ll never read again to Little Free Libraries around the neighborhood. If you’ve been hoarding magazines, there are plenty of art teachers out there who would would love to have them for class. Once you’ve edited it down, have some fun rearranging the books you’ll keep and your favorite object in a

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18 Predictions for 2020 Exterior Home Design | Blog

We’ve come up with 18 predictions for 2020 exterior home design. That said, as 2020 is quickly approaching it’s important to be aware of what’s coming down the pipeline and how you can achieve the latest look.  Many clients are asking for updates and we want to be sure we make the best decisions for each home exterior. We’ve sent our best brick&batten designers on the hunt to discover what you should be focused on in your 2020 house design.  Fast forward to spring, what will we be noticing in home exteriors?


18 Predictions for 2020 Home Design:

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Mid-Century Modern Homes

Homes are moving to a more simplistic design.  Out with the McMansions and in with the mid-century modern type structures.  Big open windows and lean toward nature.

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Ranch Styles with Front Porch Space

Because of the move toward simplicity, we are noticing more of a

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Interior Design Blog

12 Best Interior Design Finds At IKEA

IKEA. The behemoth discount furniture retailer that we loathe… and love. It’s the one-stop shop for designing a space on a budget.

April 8, 2020

Best LED Desk Lamps Recommended by Interior Designers

At times, people experience eye strain and fatigue. Such issues can be avoided by ensuring that you have acquired a good desk lamp. The desk lamp should illuminate your working area well, and you will not experience eye strain and fatigue while working. A great desk lamp also improves your productivity levels.

April 8, 2020

Best Gifts That Will Wow Your Hostess

Any good guest knows that the number one rule of attending a holiday party is to never show up empty-handed. A bottle of wine is fine but giving a thoughtful gift that elevates your hostess’s home will show that you appreciate their effort – and guarantee you a

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Blog | Mid Century Design & Decor Guide

The furniture and decor introduced in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s were clean, sophisticated, and inclusive. Despite the passage of time, mid century designs have remained a staple in interior architecture. In this guide, we’ll cover the fundamentals of how to realise a mid century modern décor and where to shop for the pieces you desire.

1. Interior Design Inspirations
To kick things off, remember that great interior design draws bits and pieces of influence from different styles, so include some elements that are outside of the mid century boundaries.

2. Pick the Right Colours
Selecting colours is always the first step to planning your interior, since it leads your furniture and decor selection. Mid century colours tend to combine darker neutral tones with saturated accent colours.
Remember to follow the usual interior design colour picking tip, also called the 60-30-10 rule. Your room colours should be 60% dominant base

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The Design Files | Australia’s most popular design blog.

Architecture

This family home in Preston by Sibling Architecture has the fizzy sherbert palette of a lolly jar, but with all the trimmings of a modern fa…

Interiors

Finding a good-looking, reasonably-priced rug is hard. Here is a hefty list of some of our favourites – and they’re all under $2k!

Modernist Australia

The former home of a renowned Australian architect, recently updated by Zen Architects goes up for sale in Eltham.

Interiors

A tired 1980s Malvern home gets an awe inspiring, colour-rich makeover by Doherty Design Studio and Ari Alexander Design Group.

Studio Visit

The Melbourne-based artist takes us around her temporary studio in Cornwall, England, where she recently completed an artists residency.

Homes

Melbourne PR whiz Kate Dinon shares her stunning family retreat in Balnarring, with interiors by Chelsea Hing.

Shopping

A little bit Flintstones and a little bit Mario Bellini, the team behind Curated Spaces launch their

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12 Tips for Home Exterior Design in 2019 | Blog

12 TIPS for Home Exterior Design in 2019

We have cultivated some projects and come up with 12 TIPS to help with your house exterior design.  A beautiful house exterior is just as important, if not more important, than a beautiful interior.  Maybe it’s time to show your house some love with simple changes that create a big impact!

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Front Load Garage Tips:

Do you have the dreaded front load garage? Your garage takes up too much real estate on the front of your home to just ignore it…. It’s like the elephant in the room.  That said, we say either hide it or make it beautiful! There are so many options now for garage doors that if you are ready to replace you can find something beautiful.  If you’re not ready to replace, just add garage hardware or paint your existing garage.  This will make a world

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Easy Accent Wall Ideas for Your Living Room – Wall Designs Blog: Murals, Graphics, Decals, Stickers

What you put on your living room wall can make or break the whole ambiance of the room and set the tone for the rest of your home’s decorations. If you find the right fit for your family’s needs and tastes, you’ll find that you might start spending more time at home than not. Knowing how to design a living room wall can be a highly productive skill for you to learn so that you can make your home a true oasis or fun spot for guests and family to enjoy. If you’re looking for the best way on how to design living room walls, check out our top tips below.

Get the Logistics

This might be the first step for any home project, not just wall designs for living rooms. You’ll need to first check with any landlords or rental agreements if you don’t own your home about what

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Themify Flow: WordPress Theme Builder

Jun 11, 2015 3 Comments

I haven’t updated this blog for the longest time. Today I have something very exciting to present. I’ve been working very hard with the Themify team on a new theme builder for WordPress called Themify Flow. It is a lightweight, fast performance framework, which allows you to build responsive themes. Everything is done within WordPress with an intuitive drag & drop interface. No PHP or CSS coding required. Watch the video below to see how it works. It is a free open source project. Give it a shot!

Free MiniCards From Moo.com

Aug 07, 2012 1 Comment

I’ve partnered with Moo.com to offer a free set of 100 MiniCards. It is absolutely free. All you have to pay is the shipping and handling fee. You can print up to 100 different images in one pack. Hurry now, this offer expires

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Interior Design History: Decorating Styles Through the AgesBuildDirect Blog: Life at Home

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For as long as humanity has been a species, we’ve decorated.

From the ancient cave-paintings of our hunter-gatherer ancestors, to the fluted columns of early Western civilization, to modernist architecture into the 20th century, and now to 21st Century eclecticism, we’ve taken pride in our homes and in our communities by celebrating the wonders of aesthetics and practical design.

Are there any common threads in the history of interior design and exterior design? What have the Ancient Egyptians got in common with the Art Deco cities of the 1920s jazz age? And what design elements are we utilizing today in the bright and shining 21st Century that echo our illustrious interior design and architectural past?

Well, I hope that this brief history of design will shed some light on where we’ve come from, and where we’re going.

Take a look!

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So, what are

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