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Interior Design

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  • Break out the mirror balls

    As trendsetting time periods go, the '70s were the best of times (the Bicentennial, roller disco) and the worst of times (we repeat, the Bicentennial, roller disco). The decade also spawned enduring styles for the home. Some were classic designs that...
  • Dust off the divan

    Dust off the divan
    THE living room rarely lives up to its name. Unless one resides in a studio apartment, it is a room not so much for day-to-day living as it is a backdrop, the place we gather to take pre-prom and holiday greeting card snapshots. Usurped as an activity...
  • When casting the couch

    IT took Eddi Henry two years to find the perfect sofa for her airy loft in downtown Long Beach. She envisioned a contemporary sectional that would serve as the centerpiece of her high-ceilinged, window-dominated living room. She wanted more than...
  • Ottomans come to the table

    IT isn't a couch — those have backs and arms, don't they? And when was the last time you saw a button-tufted, leathercovered cocktail table? So what is this large upholstered entity sprouting like an irradiated tuffet in so many Los Angeles homes?...
  • Bring some flair to the table

    FRESH design ideas are giving tables a stylish presence. Over the last year, there have been innovations in table shapes, tops and details thanks to advances in technology and sophisticated finishing techniques. Silk screening can give a coffee table a...
  • For years, I've barely thrown anything out

    SOMETHING'S growing in my garage. "Please remove the junk," say the landlords. I promise the landlords I'll deal, but somehow I don't. When I try — and I do try — I stand paralyzed, unable to tug even one rain-soaked cardboard box, wilted...
  • Seize control of your closet

    Judd ABRAMS says he is a clean freak, the kind of person who has valued order since he was a kid. But when his fiancée, Nicole Sassaman, met him a year ago, Abrams' collections of old guitars, cameras and tribal masks were scattered throughout his...
  • Putting the fab back in confab

    A small army of decorators, painters, paper hangers and lightbulb changers descended on the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. Their mission: to fluff things up for WestWeek. West what? The annual event, which closes today and actually lasts just...
  • Eat, drink and take notes

    Eat, drink and take notes
    You know the feeling. It's been a long day, you're wrung out, you can't wait to get off this maddening freeway and into the enveloping warmth of the living room, sink into the sofa next to the fireplace, drink a nice, dry martini before dinner under the...
  • Plotting a page-turning setting

    CREATING an ideal reading environment is like giving yourself a gift. Blessed with the perfect chair, lighting and accessories, you can create a haven that is all your own. The key? Make it comfortable and flexible, says interior designer Velvet...
  • 'In' is out when it comes to lasting color schemes

    Question: I'm having a hard time deciding how to paint a room. What colors are "in" right now? Answer: If you want an attractive color scheme for a room — something that will last longer than a shirt — don't follow trends, says designer...