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The Christopher Kennedy Compound: Modernism Week Show House

Posted on March 8th, 2016

Headerck_showhouse_2016_02For the third consecutive year The Christopher Kennedy Compound: Modernism Week Show House in Palm Springs—held in conjunction with Modernism Week and brought to the public by mediasponsors Traditional Home and California Homes—drew thousands of visitors. They came seeking design ideas, a chance to view some of their favorite designers’ work and the opportunity to visit a classic mid-century property updated with today’s technology—all while contributing to show house’s mission, which is to raise $100,000 for Palm Springs Modernism and other preservation efforts.

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TBT: Maison De Luxe

Posted on February 11th, 2016 by Brittany Friedstein, Photos by Anna Chavez

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The Maison De Luxe designer show house debuted this past fall at one of Beverly Hill’s most glamorous and historic estates, the Doheney Greystone Mansion. Produced by Luxe Interiors + Design,  the property’s large and luxurious quarters became the perfect canvas for twenty three top designers from across the country to showcase their individual style. From bold designs by Timothy Corrigan, to the streamlined aesthetic found in the living room designed by Sarah Story, Maison De Luxe offered inspiration for all, reflecting the creative vision of each designer. Sponsors lent a hand in making the designers’ vision a reality by providing furniture and materials by iconic brands such as Pacific Design Center’s own Duralee and Bausman & Company.

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Americans In Paris

Posted on January 29th, 2016

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Paris has long been regarded as a Mecca for interior design, bringing to the world some of the most iconic and respected names in home decor. This year, the City of Lights hosted it’s 7th annual Déco Off Design “Rendez Vous”, with 106 brands opening their doors to thousands of visitors from around the world. Elegant fabric-clad lanterns decorating stretches of Parisian cobble-stone streets welcomed design professionals, manufacturers, and enthusiasts to this iconic event to celebrate the global design community, discuss the latest and most relevant trends in textiles and furnishings, and experience firsthand the newest collections by some of the industry’s most recognizable brands.

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Kravet & House Beautiful Talk Lipstick And Curated Design

Posted on November 25th, 2015

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Accessories are a sensitive subject, and many designers take sourcing the finishing touches that can make or break a project — that elusive final 20% — quite seriously. Last week, House Beautiful Editor in Chief Sophie Donelson joined a panel of elite designers including Jeffery Alan Marks, Michael Berman, and Barclay Butera at the Kravet Showroom (Suite B624) to discuss what it takes to find the perfect pieces to make a project truly exceptional. The panelists also touched on their curatorial role for Kravet’s recently launched curatedkravet.com, an exclusive resource offering an assortment of hand-picked furnishings and accessories to the interior design trade. These “Curated Rooms” by some of the most well-regarded names in the industry, aim to help designers find inspiration in the form of finished, immersive, and fully shoppable spaces.

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designLAb’s November Opening Bridges Art And Design

Posted on November 17th, 2015



designLAb, PDC’s dynamic contemporary art initiative, opened its doors to the Los Angeles art community on Thursday, November 12th for its final opening of 2015, showcasing innovative work from an exciting and diverse group of local and international artists. The Second Floor of the Blue Building buzzed with excitement as 14 galleries unveiled new exhibitions which included site-specific installations by Spanish sculptor Heras Castan at Boite Noire Gallery, and a bespoke immersive video/sensory experience by Julie Weitz at YoungProjects. Boite Noire’s opening also featured a live performance by artist Miki Yokoyama as she covered a marble sculpture by Castan with black ink, taking breaks to face-paint willing attendees. Read More

Hutton Wilkinson Visits PDC, Recounts Tales Of Elsie De Wolfe

Posted on November 5th, 2015

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At the PDC Fall Market earlier this month, author Hutton Wilkinson had guests wrapped up in his tales of “First Lady of American Design” Elsie de Wolfe. Hutton’s book A Walk to Elsie’s, co-authored with Flynn Kuhnert, is a work of historic fiction that recounts the first 10 years of Tony Duquette’s career and the last 10 years of Elsie de Wolfe’s life (1941 to 1951). All the events mentioned by Hutton and Flynn in that pocket of time are real, as are the people and the places.

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PDC Fall Market Panelists Discuss The Bond Between L.A. And Paris

Posted on November 5th, 2015

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The “Global Glamour” theme continued during the PDC Fall Market earlier this month, when design enthusiasts convened to listen to “The French Connection,” a panel that explored the creative ties between L.A. and Paris.

The Hollywood Reporter’s contributing culture editor, Degen Pener, led the panel of internationally recognized product, art, and design innovators, including Pierre Frey president and creative director Patrick Frey, interior designer Elliott Barnes, art and design purveyors/patrons Nicolas Libert and Emmanuel Renoird, and curatorial director Martha Kirszenbaum.

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