Creating an At-Home Gallery Wall

We can thank the French for yet another chic idea. The gallery wall, formerly the salon wall, made its debut in the 1600s as a way of showcasing students' artwork. These displays varied in size, color and content. Soon after, salons served as a source of community engagement offering an exciting place to view cultural, political and thought-provoking art. Placement on the wall was everything—with the best selections garnering the ...

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Ten Unique Vase Ideas

It’s the perfect time of year to snip from a cutting garden or purchase flowers at the market to arrange. Instead of reaching for the ubiquitous glass vase or ceramic container, think outside the box (or vase, in this case) and go for one of these inspired vessels for an arrangement instead. Check your shelves and cabinets for similar pieces you already own, whether vintage, second-hand or antique shop finds. Find ...

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Fixer Upper Queen LEANNE FORD Comes to Your Living Room in a Whole New Way

Dive deeper with Leanne Ford AND other celebrities with stellar home decor and design side gigs. When we think of celebrities, it’s often on the red carpet wearing fabulous clothes with hair and makeup to match. We don’t think of them tucked in at home enjoying comfy downtime. When we do picture them there, it is likely surrounded by perfectly laid out and accessorized rooms arranged by a well-known decorator. While ...

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Kitchen Remodel 101

PLANNING A KITCHEN REMODEL? Before embarking on the project, consider seven different key areas that cover both form and function. We spoke with Eli Kaspi of Pure Builders, Inc. in Calabasas, California to determine what each of these areas are. Plus Eli shared how to to keep things in perspective and make sure nothing is being overlooked. Here, all the kitchen remodel 101 info you need to know. Consider flow throughout ...

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Organizing the Closet

Given this pandemic, we all have a lot of time and our hands. While we are wishing we could be out there seeing friends, working, supporting businesses, it's just not productive right now. But what is, is taking care of at-home projects that need tending to. Like organizing the closet. It seems like many of us live with closet space that is the ultimate “before” photo, especially in the bedroom. ...

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Winter White Flowers

WINTER WHITES AND THEIR VARYING SHADES HAVE LONG BEEN A FAVORITE OF WINTER FASHIONISTAS. And it’s no wonder that like many artistic expressions, floral arrangements take inspiration from runways and designer look books. WLM Entertainment Editor Courtney Sixx drew on these winter white combinations to create a spectacular yet simple display of winter white flowers. It's an arrangement perfect for decorating any winter tablescape or delighting a hostess. The best ...

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The Pure Project

ELI KASPI COMES FROM A FAMILY OF BUILDERS. He remembers,“I was always fascinated with building things. I grew up around carpenters, builders, electricians and plumbers. I loved seeing the process and how it all would come together phase after phase.” Kaspi opened Pure Builders Inc. in 1993. It has grown continuously for over 20 years. Here, the story behind the Pure Project, as we like to call it. The concept From the ...

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Setting a Holiday Table

Setting a holiday table for friends and family to gather around creates a special joy. As the holidays approach, plans form for menus, guest lists and creative ways for setting the holiday table. Living in Southern California allows for expanding the dining room experience to the outdoors, even in the winter. Here, the focus is on combining bucolic pieces with copper ones for a rustic and elegant result. And by ...

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Bohemian Rhapsody

Photography and Text by Karen Snyder Designed and Styled by Karen Snyder of Sanctuary Home Decor and Jennifer Currier of Soiree Event Designs Rentals, MTB Event Rentals & Linen Lenders As summer temperatures rise and daylight fades a bit later each evening, an al fresco dinner party is an opportunity to take in the beauty of the season while enjoying the company of your guests in a magical and idyllic setting.   Using the backdrop ...

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In-Store Designers

It’s a perpetual decorating dilemma: leafing through catalogs and magazines and wondering why the rooms in your home can’t ever come alive like those in the pages of the magazines. On top of the anxiety of not knowing how to pick the right pieces is the stress of thinking it will cost a potential fortune to replicate it. The struggle is real. The good news? Creating the ideal room is ...

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