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March 2020

Found 9 blog entries for March 2020.

As you might have heard (every second of every day), we’re currently experiencing a global pandemic that’s requiring a whole lot of us to leave the office and create our own little workspace at home. And as much as we love the idea of doing work in our PJs on the couch, creating a stylish and inviting work-from-home area can do wonders for our daily motivation and productivity, especially during such uncertain times. 

But if you’ve never had to think about designing a home office before, then it can feel a little overwhelming, particularly if you don’t have much space to work with. To make it way easier, we rounded up some of our favorite home offices on Instagram, which prove that you don’t need much square footage or time to create a work-from-home

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With spring just around the corner, many of us are looking to refresh our abodes for a new season. One of the primary obstacles that we often face when tasked with seasonal interior updates is a lack of storage. After all, few things cramp an interior style more than the clutter and chaos that can result from inadequate storage space.

Well, high-end furniture design company, Henrybuilt, wants to help you with all of your storage woes with its new line of furniture, featuring sneaky, high-design storage solutions. 

Dubbed Primary Objects, the collection comprises more than 50 pieces of elevated furniture that combine sleek, minimal design with abundant storage opportunities. The line offers everything from gorgeous kitchen islands to armoires to

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Nestled in the Hollywood Hills, Outpost Estates is a Los Angeles neighborhood bordered by Mulholland Dr., Franklin Canyon, Runyon Canyon Park, and Cahuenga Boulevard.

In 1853, Don Tomas Urquidez built a three-room adobe house on the site where the neighborhood is now located. Soon after, General Harrison Grey Otis, founder of the Los Angeles Times and veteran of the Spanish-American War, purchased the property from Urquidez. Otis built a clubhouse on his newly acquired property that he designed for entertaining and dubbed “The Outpost.” 

Charles E. Toberman acquired the property in 1924 and spent the next 20 years developing it as a luxury residential neighborhood. Toberman required that all residences on the property be built

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You don’t need us to tell you that the world can feel pretty stressful, especially at the moment. With many of us quarantining ourselves, either by choice or requirement, during the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s the perfect opportunity to work on cultivating an interior that promotes a sense of peace and well-being. And it’s much easier to do that than you might think. 

From clearing your clutter to creating a peaceful reading nook, the following tips will transform your home into the calming, wellness retreat you deserve. 

 

Clear the Clutter

Simple open concept black white design

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Followers of Marie Kondo are already aware of the life-changing magic of tidying up, and so is science. Studies have found a direct link between the stress hormone, cortisol, and

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Calvin Chester Straub was an American architect who helped shape Southern California’s postwar, modernist architectural style. Born in 1920, Straub graduated with a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1944. Upon graduation, Straub served in the Navy during the remainder of WWII before returning to Pasadena to resume his architecture career. 

In 1946, Straub took a teaching position at USC, later becoming dean of the university's College of Architecture. During his time at USC, Straub focused on architectural responses to social issues, including low-income housing needs. This focus helped shape his architectural style, which emphasized function,

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This week (March 8-14), marks the National Sleep Foundation’s annual Sleep Awareness Week, which aims to celebrate and promote healthy sleep practices. Considering that 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. don’t get adequate nightly sleep, it’s more critical than ever that we do what we can to get the sleep we need to feel strong and healthy. 

And when we say “need”, we mean it. We often minimize the importance of sleep in favor of getting more done during the day, but when we’re sleep-deprived, whatever we do takes a major quality hit. Studies suggest that sleep plays a critical role in memory and learning, and a lack of sleep can have a negative impact on our mood, judgment, and motivation. And not only does sleep deprivation affect the way we think and feel,

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Floral Park is an idyllic neighborhood located in Santa Ana that's known for its tree-lined streets, sprawling lawns and gardens, and strong communal feel. Bounded by Memory Lane, 17th Street, Broadway, and Bristol, Floral Park is also well-known for its active neighborhood association, which works to maintain the original charm and unique character of the community while preserving its abundant historic homes. 

historic Floral Park Santa Ana

The neighborhood is comprised of more than 600 vintage homes built primarily between the 1920s and 1950s. Over 200 of the houses in Floral Park are listed on the Santa Ana Register of Historic Properties, representing a wide range of architectural styles, including English/Tudor and Spanish.

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Born in Los Angeles in 1919, Robson Chambers is an American architect who helped to create California’s unique, desert-modern architectural style. Chambers received a degree in architecture from the University of California in 1941. Shortly after graduation, Chambers went on to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII, helping to design Camp Pendleton in Oceanside. 

After the war, Chambers briefly worked as an independent architect before joining the firm of modernist architects Albert Frey and John Porter Clark in 1946. By 1952, Chambers was a partner in the firm, with the three remaining partners for five years until Clark left to focus on non-residential work. 

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Despite Clark’s absence,

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With their airy, exhale-inducing feel and sleek, minimal silhouettes, it’s tough to rival the timeless style of mid-century interiors. But anyone who’s designed a space knows that loving an aesthetic and actually executing it are two very different things. 

In addition to choosing an overarching aesthetic, you also need to consider factors like your color, layout, and lifestyle preferences. A mid-century space full of black, white, and wood may be perfect for one person, while someone else prefers vibrant colors and textural layers for a more boho-mid-century feel. 

Fortunately, Instagram offers a ton of inspiration for every kind of mid-century enthusiast. Whether you’re looking to update your current look or you’re

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