Designer Crush: Jamie Davis of Portola Paints & Glazes
By Michelle Konstantinovsky on 11/12/17
Jamie Davis and his brother Casey may not be designers themselves, but they've got industry experts crushing in a major way. As the co-founders and owners of Portola Paints & Glazes, the duo offer an unrivaled collection of paint locally-made right in their West Hollywood shop using hand mixing techniques. Using their knowledge of pigment, saturation and matching all colors by eye, the Davis brothers design full-spectrum hues that reflect a broader range of light, elevating any environment. We talked to Jamie about everything from family dynamics to musical influences in our Q&A below. read more...
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25 Travel-Inspired Spaces
Nothing inspires interior design more than traveling the world and finding influences in other people, cultures, and customs. See some of our favorite rooms crafted with influences from around the globe, including Moroccan-inspired furnishings, vivid fabric choices, natural textures, and more.
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Inside the colorful bungalow of a ‘The Handmaid's Tale’ star and an ‘Orange Is the New Black’ writer
How actress Samira Wiley and TV writer Lauren Morelli made Morelli’s house their home
Actress Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale) and television writer and producer Lauren Morelli (Orange Is the New Black) have only been married for seven months, but their Los Angeles bungalow looks like it’s a result of years of work tweaking and perfecting.
The couple’s home, featured in Architectural Digest, was home to Morelli before the couple wed, but it was quickly cleared out. “We started totally from scratch, and it's my first adult home, so it felt really nice to let go of the cheap, gross couch,” admits Morelli.
The house’s vibrant, fanciful design is by Stefani Stein, who worked with the pair to create a space that incorporates bold elements (the Lips on White wallpaper by Voutsa in the office; an ombre pink wall in the bedroom) with wood, marble, and white walls “which brought a sense of balance to the composition,” Stein explains.
Making design decisions was uncharted territory for both Morelli and Wiley, and they were glad to have a designer steering the ship. "I'm just starting to learn I can have opinions: 'Yes, I love that wallpaper. Yes, I love this,' Wiley says.
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20+ Small Office Nooks That Work Hard
By Emily Evans
With some careful space planning and creativity, carving out space for a home office is easier than you think. From built-in desks off the kitchen to workspaces hidden behind sliding doors, these clever designers and homeowners know how to make their workspaces work, no matter how small the footprint.