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The secrets to building a bathroom with character and cool.
Going for a bold palette might feel daunting but it’s worth the risk – especially in a guest bathroom. These smaller spaces are the perfect opportunity for polychromatic madness given the short amount of time these rooms are used. Decorating the bathroom is also a time to be inventive and unpredictable with finishes and small pieces, so opt for a mix of eclectic styles and tones
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A bungalow goes through a floor-to-ceiling overhaul, taking it from all-over-the place to black, white and hip all over.
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A Dark and Dated Condo Gets a Bright, Coastal Makeover
Designer Stefani Stein revamps a Marina Del Rey beachside retreat.
By: Anna Kocharian
It didn’t take Stefani Stein much more than one step into her clients’ condo to know that it would need a head-to-toe makeover. “It was so dark and so dated,” the designer says. “The colors were intense throughout. It was just too much.”
And though her clients had reached out to her primarily to renovate the kitchen of the 1,430-square-foot condo, located in Marina Del Rey, California, Stein was soon enlisted to overhaul the entire home. The result was a complete transformation from an ultra-traditional, heavy color palette, and ornate everything to one that embodied a simplified, modern, and classic take.
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Brass and silver sconces had their time to shine — this year belongs to lights lacquered with patina, a gorgeous green-blue film that typically forms over copper. Designer Stefani Stein shares why she picked these fixtures for her clients' powder room. "I love the patinated finish of the sconces and the subtle depth they provide against the Stiffkey Blue walls," she says. "They create a nice counterpoint to the polished brass finish of the plumbing and hardware."
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This is borderline blasphemous, but we have to admit it: We're ready to transition our homes for fall. Don't get us wrong, we love the sunny shades and breezy linens that come with summer, but we're ready to fully embrace the cozy textiles and moody hues that mark the beginning of fall. Naturally, the major home décor authorities have stocked their shelves with the season's latest offerings, which begs the question: What items are those ahead of the curve adding to their shopping carts now that fall is upon us?
To find out, we tapped seven interior designers for insider insight into the trends to shop and the trends to skip this October. With thoughts on everything from the cozy throws that'll make any space more inviting to the best paint colors for fall, there's plenty of inspiration for embracing the season's most coveted trends, big and small, ahead. Keep scrolling to discover exactly which trends the pros are buying into this fall (and which they're holding off on).Read More
COLOR + PATTERN | HGTV FACES OF DESIGN 2018
From happy hues to wallpaper and fabrics, these designs push boundaries to create stunning one-of-a-kind spaces.
How to Embrace Wabi-Sab
Learn all about this Japanese trend of happily accepting life's imperfections, and get some ideas on how to incorporate the wabi-sabi trend in your own home.
By definition, wabi-sabi doesn't necessarily have a design connection. It's an ancient Japanese framework rooted in Zen Buddhism that celebrates the imperfect beauty of nature, with all of its natural flaws and blemishes. When embracing the wabi-sabi approach in your home, you can finally ditch your endless pursuit of the perfect vignette or sexiest shelfie. Wabi-sabi design means saying yes to imperfection, natural objects, texture and unique materials.
Inside a Los Angeles Home for a Young Couple
For this home, interior designer Stefani Stein of Stefani Stein Inc. was asked to create comfortable spaces with a neutral palette for a young couple expecting their first child. "This design direction perfectly complimented the architecture of the 1930's home in the Los Angeles’ Brentwood neighborhood," says Stein. "We wanted to honor the original details such as the ribbon moulding and wainscot, but with a direction that felt fresh, age appropriate and reflective of their California casual lifestyle.” says Stein. Bringing in contemporary artwork, hand-picked fabrics and wallpapers, and adding a touch of vintage, Stein has created seamless spaces perfect for a family to grow into.
In a perfect world, we'd all have immaculately styled coffee tables—ones with perfect monochrome stacks of fashion books, designer candles, and towering floral arrangements. Yes, in the age of Instagram, our innate determination to keep up with the Joneses has extended to the living room.
In the real world, however, our coffee tables better resemble a mashup of remotes, miscellaneous magazines, kids' toys, and other random objects. In everyday life, function takes precedence over form. So how do we strike a balance between stylish and manageable?
Today, we're showing you how to style a coffee table to be the centerpiece of your living room, no matter how you use your space.
A Striking Transformation in Silver Lake
If you are like me, the new year comes with resolutions. For many of us, one of those resolutions is related to transformation – eating more healthfully, getting organized or updating our homes. About this time each year, I start to wonder whether my resolution is actually achievable and I search for encouragement to keep me on the right track.
This full home renovation by Stefani Stein for a Silver Lake, California family gives me hope that large transformation is not only possible, but also worth the hard work entailed in achieving it. I promise that these beautiful images will give you the inspiration you need to carry on with your own resolutions.
The kitchen is often the focal piece of a home. Although it can be seen as utilitarian, its aesthetic features shouldn't be overlooked. After you've picked your appliances, found an accent rug, and chosen the perfect cabinets, it's time to consider the backsplash.
Subway tile backsplashes have long been a go-to design element and for good reason. The glossy tiles are timeless and there is a wide spectrum of variations that can be made to match your personality and your home's décor. Branch out with new materials like marble or vary your layout with a herringbone or crosshatch design instead of the traditional horizontal stack bond approach. Take a look at these stunning kitchens for some much-needed design inspo.
4 Bathroom Paint Colors Interior Designers Swear By | MyDomaine
It's no secret that paint can transform a space. Whether you're looking to refresh your small powder room or revamp your master bathroom, a fresh coat can quickly take a room of any size from drab and dreary to open and bright or moody and sophisticated. But, as anyone who's wandered down the paint aisle at their local hardware store can attest, choosing a paint color is easier said than done.
When it comes to selecting the right bathroom paint color, there are a number of factors to consider that are specific to that space, particularly if you're freshening up a particularly small bathroom. Will a dark hue make the room feel sophisticated and modern or cramped and cave-like? Will a crisp shade of white look too cold and stark in a room without windows? Because paint colors can be so hard to envision, naturally, we turned to the pros to narrow down our swatch selection.
Keep scrolling to find out why interiors designers call these the "best bathroom paint colors."
COSY INTERIORS: SLOW LIVING INSPIRATIONS
Slow living is a lifestyle emphasizing slower approaches to aspects of everyday life. This beautiful book shows relaxed home interiors as a reaction to discomforts in materialistic and industrial lifestyles. This are interiors designed and organized around natural materials, friendly furniture and kind distributions to create pleasant atmospheres in today’s living spaces.
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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.
Inside OITNB's Samira Wiley and Wife Lauren Morelli's Cali Bungalow: 'We Had an Opportunity to Be Uniquely Feminine'
“My goal was definitely color,” says OITNB writer and producer Morelli
BY MEGAN STEIN
Samira Wiley, star of Orange Is the New Black and The Handmaid’s Tale, and her wife Lauren Morelli are living a colorful newlywed life in their cozy Los Angeles abode. “The house isn’t huge,” Morelli tells Architectural Digest. “It’s a cozy little California bungalow.” Although Morelli bought the property when she and Wiley had just started dating, the OITNB writer and producer still took Wiley’s opinion into account from the get-go. “I always knew I was going to move in,” Wiley says.
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.
Newlyweds Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli Take AD Inside Their First Home Together
Photo by Emily Berl
When Lauren Morelli first hired Stefani Stein, Morelli's girlfriend Samira Wiley had yet to move into her Los Angeles home with her. But according to Morelli, Wiley was "always a consideration" in her design process. Actress Wiley backs up her wife of just seven months, saying: "I always knew I was going to move in."
The couple first met in 2012 when Morelli, a writer and producer for the Netflix dramedy Orange Is the New Black, wrote an episode that Wiley appeared in (Wiley now appears on another Emmy-winning show, Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, as well as the comedy Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television, which just debuted on YouTube Red on October 25). The pair officially became a couple in 2014, and Morelli proposed in 2016. They married in March 2017.
"Starting a marriage, and coming into a house that you weren't a part of in the beginning, and learning how to make it part of your own is something I'm having to do after the fact," explains Wiley.