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THE GRASS ISN’T ALWAYS GREENER: 5 Tips for eco-friendly SoCal landscape design

By: Andres Acosta Photo: Doug Shemer, Groundswell Landscape If the grass is always greener on the other side, it’s probably fake. With record low rainfall bringing a historic drought to Los Angeles, maintaining the picture perfect lawn has become harder than selling a screenplay in this town. If your neighbor’s grass is truly much greener [...]

This Is What LA Could Look Like In 2033

Outsiders stereotype Los Angeles as car-addicted, polluted and lacking in public transit. But the City of Angels has undergone major changes over the past few decades. LA is moving toward a greener future, friendlier to pedestrians, metro users and bicyclists. There are various development projects planned, particularly in downtown and Hollywood, which are becoming more [...]

By | 2016-03-24T16:45:02+00:00 March 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

LA Times Home of the Week: Light and bright in Venice

Outdoor features of the three-bedroom, three-bath house include a lounge with fire pit and an edible garden. (Brandon Arant) - This contemporary twist on a Craftsman classic is an illuminating exercise in old-meets-new design. The original 1915 bungalow and a modern addition were fashioned to follow the movement of the sun, naturally lighting the interiors [...]

By | 2016-03-24T16:45:54+00:00 March 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ten Tips: An Elegant Bedroom Oasis

Kim Scodro combines her appreciation for the classics with modern sensibilities in one of the country's most prestigious showhouses, and shares with us how to create the master suite of our dreams. Complete with its own crystal chandelier and custom chaise lounge chairs, designer Kim Scodro created a romantic master bedroom for the Lake Forest [...]

By | 2016-03-24T16:46:31+00:00 March 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Home of the Day: Fresh, modernist inspiration in Silver Lake

  This new home in the artistic enclave of Silver Lake was inspired by modernist architecture and features walls of glass, clean, minimalist lines and creative use of color. Designed to take advantage of the Southern California climate, the open-concept floor plan blends indoor-outdoor living via abundant natural light and a partially covered patio. Address: 1732 Westerly [...]

Storage Solutions for the Home That are Stylish

Keep your home looking organized and de-cluttered 24/7 this spring with the help of these six stylish storage solutions. A Custom Closet     Custom Closet, California Closets (prices vary). 8117 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, 310-566-3280 Book a consultation with these masters of all things closet, who will personally assess your needs and maximize organization space. A Bar [...]

By | 2016-03-10T17:39:43+00:00 March 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

8 Things Your Interior Designer Wishes You Knew

If you’re a décor nerd who’s finally saved up the cash and the nerve to work with an interior designer, we’re sure you’re stoked. Finally, someone to transform all of your amateur ideas and HGTV fantasies into something tangible, professional, and beautiful. But if you don’t know a Chesterfield sofa from a Chesterfield cigarette, you might be panicking about [...]

By | 2016-03-10T17:31:12+00:00 March 10th, 2016|Tips for Homeowners|0 Comments

A Complete Guide to LACMA’s First Piece of Architecture, the Most Spectacular House in LA

On Wednesday, the LA County Museum of Art announced its first-ever architecture acquisition: the Sheats-Goldstein House high in the hills of Beverly Crest, designed by John Lautner and owned and loved for decades (and now promised to the museum) by a man named James Goldstein. It's the fulfillment of a long-held promise to give it [...]

By | 2016-02-19T14:20:09+00:00 February 19th, 2016|architecture|0 Comments

French-Inspired Cuisine Served Poolside At This Restaurant

Over at Viviane, the throwback cocktails and elevated Continental-Californian cuisine are a perfect fit for the sexy Mid-Century Modern vibes that exude from this poolside restaurant. The recently opened eatery is nestled inside the Beverly Hills Avalon hotel and also spills out by the hotel's hourglass-shaped pool, taking over the shuttered Oliverio restaurant space. The [...]

By | 2016-02-19T14:16:32+00:00 February 19th, 2016|General LA|0 Comments

Rocker Dave Navarro picks up a sleek contemporary in Larchmont

Guitarist Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction fame has bought a house in the Larchmont neighborhood of Los Angeles for $2.9 million. The two-story contemporary, built last year by FMB Development, features 20-foot ceilings, a floating wood-and-steel staircase and a freestanding wine wall that divides the open-area floor plan. A chef’s kitchen has pendant lighting, a [...]

By | 2016-02-19T14:12:06+00:00 February 19th, 2016|kw, Los Angeles Real Estate|0 Comments