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August 2019

Found 13 blog entries for August 2019.

Source: la.curbed.com

HGTV acquired the original Brady Brunch house after getting into a highly publicized bidding war for it with Lance Bass of *NSYNC fame. The network made plans to renovate the house for an upcoming mini-series that features the whole process in addition to cameos from six of the show’s original stars. 

Susan Olsen (Cindy), Mike Lookinland (Bobby), Eve Plumb (Jan), Christopher Knight (Peter), Maureen McCormick (Marcia), and Barry Williams (Greg) will accompany TV personalities from “Property Brothers” and “Good Bones” in an on-camera walk-through of the home, sharing their memories and commenting on the home’s updates. 

Last November, HGTV programming executive Loren Ruch shared his enthusiasm for the renovation: “What’s so

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Source: East Side Costa Mesa Cliff May home, represented by Todd Bousman

Cliff May is an American architect who famously pioneered the California Ranch House. May was born and raised in San Diego, where he began designing and building Monterey-style furniture. Without a formal architecture education, May began designing homes, completing his first home in 1931 at the age of 23, which was a one-story tile-roofed house with a courtyard inspired by his family's adobe ranch house. 

Despite the Great Depression, May quickly sold his first design and continued to develop his groundbreaking style. May’s designs emphasized livability over facade. He sought to create homes in perfect harmony with the way that people wanted to live, maximizing the experiences

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Source: fashionablehostess.com

There comes a time in most of our lives when our idea of a good time evolves from late-night bar hopping to gathering a few friends for dinner at a reasonable hour. Yes, the dinner party is among the cardinal signs of adulthood, allowing us to hang out with the people we like most without yelling over loud music or paying the bartender gobs of money. 

But just because you know you prefer chill dinner parties to crazy nights out doesn’t mean you know how, exactly, to host one. For example, do you have proper serveware? A place to put cocktail ingredients? Enough napkins, coasters, and placemats? There are a ton of factors to consider.

Fortunately, there are a number of stylish tools that make throwing a sophisticated

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There are boundless benefits to living in a high-rise condo or apartment. To start, many high-rises are right in the heart of a city, keeping you within walking distance to great places to eat, shop, and experience. They also often come with sweet amenities, like 24-hour gyms, pools, and front-desk security. Plus, the nature of a high-rise home is that it’s, well, high, so you typically have a stellar view of your surroundings. 

If you currently live in a high-rise condo, then chances are you’re reaping all of those benefits and then some. However, they do come with a few drawbacks, such as less square footage than a typical house, potentially noisy neighbors, and limitations when it comes to construction and renovations. Fortunately, by applying a few

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Source: @burningman

This Sunday, August 25th, one of the most prominent, unique, and talked about annual events in the country, Burning Man, will take place for the 33rd time. If you’ve never been there, it can be tough to wrap your mind around what, exactly, the event is; in fact, many people who have been there will say the same. That’s because Burning Man is sort of its own living organism, evolving and shifting each year depending on who attends and what they contribute. But there are a few common themes and activities that you’ll find no matter what year you attend. 

The event takes place each year in Black Rock City, a temporary city in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada that’s erected solely to serve the event. The Burning Man mission includes

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Source: miniboxselfstorage.com 

Few things are more stressful than moving. There are expenses to consider, a million logistics to manage, and boxes upon boxes of your most precious items to keep track of, so it makes sense that moving tends to seriously stress people out. 

Fortunately, a lot of that stress can be significantly reduced with the right planning, preparation, and organization. But with so many moving parts, it’s tough to even think about how and when to start planning and the best organization steps to take. Lucky for you, you don’t have to. 

We pulled together our foolproof tips for reducing the stress of moving and maximizing the feel-good vibes that come with starting a new chapter. Simply apply the following tricks to make your

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Source: kellywearstler.com

It’s not an overstatement to say that Kelly Wearstler is among the most prominent interior designers in the world. Born in Myrtle Beach, Wearstler attended college in Boston at the Massachusetts College of Art before moving to New York to intern for Milton Glaser. Upon graduating, Wearstler moved to Los Angeles where she opened her own interior design firm in 1995. Uniquely, a year prior to opening her firm, Wearstler posed as September’s Playmate of the Month, which helped her pay off her student loans and open her own business. 

Shortly after opening her firm, Wearstler decorated the home of real estate developer Brad Korzen, whom she later married. This project led her to design many of the residential and hotel

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Source: @CrestwoodHills

Crestwood Hills is an LA neighborhood that was developed in the Santa Monica Mountains above Sunset Boulevard in 1946. The way it came to be makes Crestwood Hills among the most unique neighborhoods in California. In postwar LA, four veterans and musicians decided to pool their money to buy an acre of land and build homes on each of the four corners surrounding one communal pool. 

The idea of these friends coming together as a community to afford land and amenities that they couldn’t afford alone caught the interest of more and more people. What started as four friends grew to include 500 people, many of whom were artists of various types, who wanted to create a sort of utopian commune. These 500 people came together to form

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IKEA finally released their coveted 2020 catalog and it has one very specific theme: sleep. In a press release for the catalog, IKEA commercial manager Antonella Pucarelli said, “At IKEA, we believe you can’t underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep. We know that everyone needs the physical and mental reset great sleep provides to feel our best and live our lives to the fullest—and that’s something everyone should be able to afford.”

“In our 2020 catalog, we’re on a mission to ’save our sleep’ by providing easy, affordable solutions to help sleep-deprived Americans get the fresh start they need.” And when it comes to sleep-deprived Americans, there are a lot us; in fact, the CDC reports that one-third of Americans regularly don’t get enough

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Source: futuristarchitecture.com

The unique silhouettes, inventive details, and typically eco-friendly designs of contemporary architecture draws many to this architectural style. Unlike traditional architectural styles, contemporary architecture doesn’t adhere to one particular aesthetic; instead, it can include any elements that are new or trending, resulting in uniquely innovative designs that reflect the decade and culture that they’re in. 

If you love contemporary architecture, then chances are that you’re also into contemporary interiors. But loving contemporary design and actually achieving it are two very different things. The fluid, evolving nature of contemporary style means that there are no set rules to follow to achieve the look;

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