What do you want your personal getaway space at home to be? A "man cave"? A "she shed"? Or just simply a getaway space for both?
While admittedly, I thought perhaps tonight involved drinks concocted by local mixologists to compliment the illustrious nature of tonight’s kickoff to DWELL on Design, it seems it simply implicated an idea of having a fireside chat with immensely talented designers whilst sipping on bubbles or wine (or water).
Most of us start to panic at the thought of an out-of-town guest coming to our toy-filled houses, but you can relax with these quick guest room ideas by our go-to design guru, Adrienne Mascaro. In under 15 minutes, you can transform your kids' room from a toy landfill to a chic visiting den (and still have time to get the kids dressed)!
THIS year's Pasadena Showcase House of Design is a bit like Paris Hilton dressed for a court date: staid and respectable on the outside but still a party girl at heart. Using the 1938 Boddy House's original Hollywood Regency look as inspiration, designers have given the Descanso Gardens landmark a glamorous makeover. At times it's as fun-loving as a headline-hogging heiress -- but with more class. From the four-poster Lucite bed in Cynthia Bennett & Associates' guest suite to the hand-painted plumage feathering the walls of Carolyn Oliver's dressing room, the house glows with the same kind of vintage style many Angelenos want to merge with their contemporary decor.
It's a fact of life that teen and tween girls spend 95 percent of their lives behind the closed doors of their bedrooms. Or at least so it seemed back in the 1960's when my friends and I were growing up. Our rooms represented safe harbor from a turbulent world that couldn't possibly begin to know what made us tick. They were the comfy havens in which we poured out our hearts onto the pages of pink diaries, crammed for algebra tests, daydreamed about movie stars we wanted to marry, and wistfully speculated whether our real parents ' gypsies or exiled royals perhaps ' had dropped us off on the front doorstep long ago and would return at any moment to whisk us off to a more colorful life.
Wendell Castle Palette: The Palette, from Wendell Castle, is offered in zebrawood and other exotic woods, with brightly colored lacquer options. The versatile Palette measures 72"l x 20"d x 18"h, and is available in three design configurations – four drawers and two doors, six doors or four drawers – and can be used as a dresser, console, media cabinet or office cabinet. Adrienne Mascaro, owner of Studio Blu Interior Design in Marina Del Rey, California, found the Palette to be, “so sophisticated with its clean lines and sleek finish. The flexibility of sizes was just what we needed in order for it to work . . . also, Thomas Lavin was such a wonderful representation for this line. They were so professional and showed us throughout the order how they really care about their customers. The client is thrilled!"
Hermosa Beach residents for more than 10 years, Kari and Dennis Doody replaced their original shelter with a brand new, entertaining-friendly, Spanish revival home.