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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Wonders In Westlake Social Scene

When Westlake folks take care of their own, amazing things happen. Such was the case one recent night at 101 North’s soon-to-be-revealed late night lounge. North Ranch resident Laney Ziv decided to keep the celebration for her 50th birthday local and tapped in to a few of the best that are Westlake to transform the fabulous (even in a pre-opening state) space with spectacular flowers and event decor by Sarah ...

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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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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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