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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Modern Home Build in a Traditional Neighborhood

A family’s contemporary take on a home renovation fits right in to its traditional neighborhood Most residents of Westlake Village describe their peaceful suburban haven in one adjective: traditional. It’s an apt description for both the family vibe of the town as well as the architecture. The homes here are indeed traditional by Southern California standards. Spanish and Mediterranean style, with the occasional Cape Cod and English Tudor. It was one ...

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Top Tips for Styling Kitchen Cabinets

Glass-front kitchen cabinets are super on-trend, but only when they are set up just so. Here, top tips for styling kitchen cabinets into dapper showcases for everyday kitchen wares. Glass-front kitchen cabinets are a wonderful opportunity to display favorite dishes or collections. But they also present a styling challenge to keep them from looking cluttered or messy. Success comes from the ideal combination of color, order and form. To help you ...

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Working with Vision Boards for Your Next Decorting Project

An inspired way to develop, organize and communicate decorating ideas by working with vision boards Planning a re-do in one room or undertaking an entire home reno? Gather thoughts and inspo with the same tool favored by decorators to set up their master design plans. A mood board, also referred to as a vision board, is an arrangement of images, materials, textures and colors that evokes the style and color palette ...

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Modern by Design

HD Buttercup is one of the early tenants of the hip downtown Los Angeles Arts District and is at the forefront of the movement toward modern luxury in the design field. Its mission —“To inspire you to go for the unexpected. Encourage you to get personal when you decorate. Dare you to be different. Give you everything you need to turn a house into a home”—reflects HD Buttercup’s dedication to ...

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All-star realtor Madison Hildebrand set his sights here

When we first met Madison Hildebrand, uber successful realtor and a star of the hit Bravo TV show “Million Dollar Listing,” it was more of a lay-down than a sit down. At our cover photo shoot, Madison was striking a pose stretched out in the modern bathtub (fully clothed!) of one of his multi-million dollar Malibu listings, perfectly at ease among the 5 bedroom, 8 bathroom estate set on a ...

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