| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:05 AM
I am a cheapskate. Frugal is a nicer word, but the truth is I can pinch a penny till Abe gets bruises. So of course I brought my skin-flintiest spirit to my recent renovation of my powder room.
The room had long bugged me, with its outdated vanity,...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Interior designer Brian Gennett turns old book covers into striking mosaics for wall coverings, penny-tile surfaces and home décor objects that have been featured in Elle Decor magazine and are sold at Harbinger on La Cienega Boulevard.
| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Ellen DeGeneres has done it again, this time unloading her 26-acre ranch in Thousand Oaks.
[Updated, 3:05 p.m. PDT Sept. 12: The sale price was $10.85 million, the L.A. Times has confirmed. That's $5.65 million less than the original asking price.]...
| Dec 27, 2013
Michael Halberstam, the co-founder and artistic director of Writers Theatre in Glencoe, is ambitious, likable and determined. That trifecta of qualities, rarer than you might think in artistic directors of non-profit theaters, goes a long way toward...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 1:21 PM
PARIS — The long-established trend toward loft-like living means that having a bed in the middle of your living space is now considered a lifestyle choice, like an open kitchen or a wall-free bathroom. Cohabitation-related sound and privacy issues...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:15 AM
The geometry of a house is an architectural puzzle that can be solved any number of ways. But apart from occasional experiments like the bubble house, most people still live in some version of a box.
Britain-based designer Barry Jackson has come up with...
| Dec 28, 2012
Right about now we all could use a shot of serenity. Make mine a double.
Oh, sure, the holidays are great. And we've survived them. That's a plus.
But what about us sufferers of PHSD — post-holiday stress disorder?
All that family...
| Jan 13, 2013
Three of design's sharpest stylemakers let us in on the things shaping their worlds (and wish lists!) right now.
Paul Makovsky/Editorial Director, Metropolis
Home Furnishing: Finn Juhl's walnut Tray Table, which has a reversible top with a color on...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Perhaps you recall the must-see-to-believe story of the Designer Dollhouse Showcase, for which top Los Angeles architects and interior decorators revealed the obsessive-compulsive gene that drives them to get every last detail just right, even if the...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Ellen DeGeneres’ on-again, off-again love affair with her equestrian spread in the Hidden Valley area of Thousand Oaks seemed to be on again in April when Elle Decor featured the ranch retreat. Now the 26 acres are back up for sale at $10.995...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:58 AM
When the pious parishioners of Abingdon Church arrived for Sunday services in the mid-1700s, they stepped into one of the most breathtaking architectural spaces in Virginia.
Erected nearly a century earlier, the house of worship had risen from the...
| May 8, 2013
| 9:15 AM
When the well-to-do congregation of Ware Parish began planning a new and much bigger church during the early 1700s, they did so with no small ambition.
What the vestry designed - with the help of a now unknown builder - was destined to become one...