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September 2018

Found 11 blog entries for September 2018.

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Dating back to the early 20th century, Spanish-style architecture in the United States is typically referred to as Spanish Colonial Revival (SCR) architecture. The distinctive style stems from traditional Spanish architectural themes found in early American colonial settlements from Spain.

SCR was most popular in the U.S. from 1915-1940. Its popularity is largely attributed to the Panama-California Exposition in 1915 in San Diego, which most famously showcased the work of architect Bertram Goodhue and gave the style national acclaim. The style is mostly found in California, Florida, and some parts of Texas.

Features of a Spanish Colonial Revival Home

Spanish Style Architecture Features

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Thick, Stucco Walls


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Due to its sprawling nature, there are many different sides to Los Angeles depending on what you’re looking for. But if you’re looking for a hip neighborhood with trendy stores and delicious eats housed in buildings donning funky graffiti, then look no further than Silver Lake.

But Silver Lake hasn’t always been a go-to destination for hipsters and trend seekers. The neighborhood has seen a lot of change over the decades. In the 1950s and ‘60s, Silver Lake was largely a middle-class Latin community comprised of workers from downtown LA’s manufacturing hub. But many of these workers later lost their jobs to global outsourcing to places like Taiwan and China, causing the neighborhood’s demographic to drastically

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Not only do plants add timeless sophistication, texture, and movement to a space, but they also purify the air we breathe while proving to others that we’re capable of caring for another living thing. Plus, plants are among the few (and perhaps only) pieces of decor that can truly blend with any aesthetic, from minimal and contemporary to maximal and traditional.

But simply having plants is a lot different than styling them to perfection. If you’re stuck on ways to integrate more greenery into your design, consider the following simple and stylish solutions.

Plant Clusters

Plant Cluster Design from Airows

Plants are rare in that you really can’t have too many. And when you group ‘em all together, like this design from Airows, they look

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Julius Shulman photographing Case Study House no. 22, West Hollywood, 1960. Julius Shulman photography archive. The Getty Research Institute, 2004.R.10 // Image Source: casualoptimist.wordpress.com

Julius Shulman is among the most iconic architectural photographers to date. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Los Angeles, Shulman attended UCLA and University of California - Berkeley where he honed his photography skills and earned extra money by selling his photographs to fellow students.

In 1936, Shulman was enlisted by a friend to work for architect, Richard Neutra. When Shulman showed Neutra one of his photographs of the Neutra-designed Kun Residence in LA, Neutra recruited him to take more architectural photos, ultimately launching Shulman’s career.

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When a lot of people think of Palm Beach, the term “retiree" typically comes to mind before “hipster”. And while Palm Beach still holds onto elements of a retirement-friendly culture, there’s also a growing hipster scene that’s bringing a slew of trendy restaurants, late-night bars, and art galleries along with it.

Whether you’re completely averse to the term “hipster” or you secretly identify as one, you’re sure to find a good time at the following Palm Beach indie treasures.


Grilled Cheese Gallery Palm Beach

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Most Palm Beach residents are familiar with imoto’s sister restaurant, Buccan, but the lesser-known imoto, with its lack of signage and unique Japanese speakeasy vibe is a

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The guest room is an often overlooked but incredibly important room in a home. It’s easy to use it as a sort of storage space for the things you no longer like or need, but when it’s given just a little love and attention, it can really make the difference in your visitors’ stay and overall comfort. Not to mention, it’ll really impress people with your killer hosting skills.

The following items will transform your guest room into an ultra inviting oasis for loved ones, and look great doing it.

Clear Glass Carafe ($24.95)

crate & barrel clear glass carafe

No one likes to bump around in someone else’s house in the middle of the night to find water. With a carafe like this one on the nightstand, your guests won’t have to.

Buy This Now >

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Art Deco Style Architecture

Art Deco, AKA style moderne or, simply, “Deco", sprouted up in the 1920s before becoming wildly popular in the United States and Europe in the 1930s. First exhibited in Paris at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes in 1925, the luxurious materials and fine craftsmanship created ornamental Art Deco homes, buildings, and decor embellished with everything from chevrons and ziggurats to floral and sunrise patterns.

The unique approach combined style adaptations, like Cubism and Fauvism, with global influences from such places as China, India, and ancient Egypt, to create a style that was uniquely modern (at the time) and historic. The materials used were

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Named after Irish philosopher, George Berkeley in 1866, Berkeley, California has a reputation for being a free-spirited college town with a hippie-infused feel. And there’s good reason for that: The city has a rich history of social activism, most prominently in 1964 when the University of California - Berkeley banned political literature, sparking a massive protest by students that would later be dubbed the Free Speech Movement. Shortly thereafter, the Vietnam War ensued, inviting much opposition from Berkeley students and residents who continued the city’s history of protest by regularly protesting the war and its activities.

Fast forward to today and you still see a city with a healthy level of student activism and a free-spirited culture, but

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Whether you’re reveling in the summer heat and hoping it’ll never end or you simply can’t wait for sweater season and pumpkin spice lattes, the fact remains: fall is just around the corner. And just as you transition your wardrobe from season to season, it’s a good idea to give your space the same treatment.

Of course, knowing you want to create a seasonal transition in your space is different than knowing how to do it. Turns out, it’s actually a lot simpler than you might think. The following ideas are straightforward, affordable, and will instantly give you and your home a happy and cozy fall feeling, even if you’re clinging to summer with all your might.

Swap Your Throws

chunky knit throw blanket for fall


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With no formal design schooling and a taste for the eclectic, Ken Fulk has become the go-to designer for the wealthy elite, like billionaire Mark Pincus and Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom. Fulk grew up in a small town in Virginia before moving to San Francisco over two decades ago. Despite his English and history degrees from the University of Mary Washington, Fulk pursued design from a young age and he’s left his mark on many spaces large and small, from hotels and restaurants to residential houses and lofts.

Fulk’s style is particularly unique in that it’s not very clearly defined; instead, it moves and evolves based on his clients’ personalities and his inspiration of the moment. One thing all of his spaces have

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