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If you're lucky enough to be on the hunt for a rental property in Southern California (and you have deep pockets), you should set your sights on Naomi Watts's and Liev Schreiber's Brentwood home, which the couple is renting out for $20,000 a month. The property features a trellised outdoor living area, pool, gardens, formal living room, open kitchen and family area, and great architectural detailing, among other features.
According to Trulia's blog, it may also have recently housed other A-list stars:
The rumor around town is that Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom were the latest tenants. Orlando and Kerr own in Los Angeles, but it was reported that they fled their home for something more private after being the victims of the "Bling Ring" of thefts that swept Hollywood from 2008-2009.
Keep clicking to tour the home.
We've all received the readily available red roses and baby's breath bouquet at some point in our lives. While the romantic gesture of gifting flowers is always appreciated, the slightly dated look of this combination is often not. The divide and conquer strategy applies perfectly to this situation. With a little snipping and the right vessel, this tired arrangement can actually look chic and surprisingly modern.This arrangement sprung from the creative minds of Timothy Oulton style directors Raoul Morren and Danielle Monti-Morren. It was displayed at a Timothy Oulton event that I attended at H.D. Buttercup in San Francisco, and I just had to snap a picture. To achieve the look, snip the stems off of the roses and cluster them tightly together in a cylinder-shaped, clear glass vase. For even more drama, add a votive candle so that light bounces off of the glass and water. The effect is undeniably sexy and completely unexpected.
We've all got someone (or two or three . . .) on our gift list who rocks to their own special beat. So this holiday season, treat them to something spectacular that's easy on the eyes, music to their ears, and perfectly in tune with their personal sense of style.
Not only do Beats Solo HD headphones deliver the superior sound Beats by Dr. Dre products are famous for, but they also look as good as they sound — drenched in colors that are red like a heart, teal like Miami, white like snow, and lots more.
Challenged with the task of designing a gender-neutral dining space that reflected two very different styles, Nik's Naks founder, Nicole Ben-Dor, started with a table.The wood and iron Horchow dining table successfully merged Nicole's husband's modern industrial taste with her adoration for feminine French country, which sparked the inspiration for the rest of the room's design. Aside from blending their styles perfectly, the sizable table also accommodates frequent dinners with extended family and friends. Upholstered chairs provide a polished look, but are cozy enough to linger in far after the meal is over. Mason jar inspired pendant lighting has a playful country reference but still has enough modern edge for Nicole's husband. Classic white dishware feels clean against the rustic wooden table, while a large black and white safari-inspired photo adds dimension, visual interest, and luck, as Nicole says.
If you like what you see, shop the products below to re-create Nicole's lovely dining room in your own space!
Portrait photo courtesy of Brian Marcus at Fred Marcus Photography
Kate Spade has declared February to be the month of Japanese floral — specifically, the month of Florence Broadhurst's delicious Japanese floral pattern, seen in these photos. Broadhurst is experiencing a well-deserved revival at the moment, with rugs produced through Cadrys, wallpapers decking out fashionable homes and shops, and this collection with Kate Spade, to name just a few.
When you decorate your home, does fashion play into it in any way? Do you follow the rule that you should use your wardrobe as a reference when it comes to choosing the colors for your home? Or do you incorporate patterns from companies such as Marimekko that create textiles for both home and apparel?
Now that your Valentine's Day gifts are settled, it's time to redirect your shopping focus to more self-indulgent purposes. Whether it's a vessel for holding your newly gifted flowers or a set of beautifully patterned sheets, these products will keep you satisfied long after the Valentine's Day festivities have ended. Happy shopping!
I was so pleased to stumble upon a great interview that Bob Vila conducted with designer Celerie Kemble. The long interview is full of great advice, and topics range from color to showhouses to kids' rooms, as well as Kemble's book Black and White (and a Bit in Between).Since so many people get stuck on the rules of decorating with color, I thought that this advice from the interview was particularly helpful:
Know Your Base Neutrals
I think that it's important to know your base non-color so that your whites or your creams are pretty consistent throughout the space, and people forget that. They concentrate on a color, and they miss that the most cohesive element might be having all of your whites (for trim and molding) be the same. The next thing is to look at the value of each color. I don’t believe you have to limit the number of colors or that there are bad color combinations, but you do need to consider the hues, tones, and shades of the colors.
There Are No Wrong Color Combinations
I think all colors could be made to work together, but what people need to do is be sure to vary the intensity and value. If you have five strong, bold colors in one room, it's just going to feel blocky, heavy, and dark. You need some colors that have a slight amount of opacity, transparency, a lightness, a feathering.
That's not all Celerie has to say — keep reading the interview with Celerie Kemble.
My living room needed an overhaul, so recently we scraped together what we could to purchase two new sofas. They're my dream pieces, but their spare mid-century design screamed for a little adornment, and our investment left little in the way of a budget for throw pillows. Additionally, I forgot to account for the cost of what seemed to be simple decor items (often $100 or more) and the fact that I would need more than one! Fortunately for pillow shoppers on a budget, there's a plush supply of inexpensive options out there in a diversity of design styles. We've rounded up some of our favorites under $50 as well as some easy DIY ideas for sewers and non-sewers alike!
Source: California Home and Design
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