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Decor store owner mixes estate sale, thrift, resale, new items for eclectic look
The Oregonian    Share    Share on
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Stephanie Sheldon, owner of the design shop Noun in Portland, Ore., has a gift for blending estate sale finds with newer pieces to create a stylishly eclectic look. And that's exactly what draws customers — you could even call them fans — to her unusual store. She recently put those same talents to work inside her 1964 ranch home, which shows a sleeker side of Sheldon's design personality. More

Minimalist style breathes life into home decor
Tulsa World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The trend of sleek as chic does not appear to be going anywhere — and the minimal lifestyle is flourishing in fashion and, particularly, in homes. Clutter-free by design, the minimal style has surged in popularity in recent years for a wide range of people. "What surprised me was that it's not just young people" attracted to the style, said registered interior designer Brett Logan of Logan Designs in Tulsa, Okla. More

60 seconds with designer Stephen Sills
The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As the first creative director of the Apthorp, the landmark residential building occupying an entire New York block, interior designer Stephen Sills is masterminding the renovating equivalent of a celebrity makeover. But Sills, a soft-spoken Oklahoma native known for his tranquil color palettes, sophisticated use of antiques and dramatic modern art — and a client list that includes Vera Wang, Anna Wintour and Tina Turner — remains comfortably above the fray. More

Design ideas from wall to wall
San Antonio Express-News via Houston Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When Michael Imber started conjuring ideas for a house meant to inspire, he didn't stray to exotic lands or fanciful sources. Rather, he turned to the laundry room. "How do you take something everyday and utilitarian and make it romantic as hell?" he asked himself as he began sketching concepts for the 2011 Southern Living Idea House in Horseshoe Bay on Lake LBJ. Then, with the goal of creating a true Southern house imbued with European charm, his mind drifted to the garden. More

Gorgeous guest rooms
Architectural Digest    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For a weary traveler, a stylish, well-appointed guest room gives a sense of comfort hotels can't match. Architectural Digest editors have gathered a dozen chic examples that would make any visitor want to stay awhile longer. More

Living large in a little place
Hamptons Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Stop thinking a place is "small," as if that's a bad thing. This will alter your mind set away from believing you have to fix it. Embrace your space as is. While it's true that clever editing and space saver ideas rule, it's also true that in a small space, you can get away with wonderful outrageous style statements that tried in a larger area would be overwhelming. More

'Million Dollar' star Mary McDonald on closets, baby bonnets, projects
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Los Angeles interior designer Mary McDonald once declared, "I try to force everyone to be more glamorous," and her signature Hollywood Regency/glam look is definitely not for shrinking violets. In this article, the femme fatale member of Bravo's Million Dollar Decorators discusses upcoming projects and how working with design flash-sales site One Kings Lane has allowed her to shed old decorating skins. More

SHH creates cool, calm, classic interior for townhouse
Dexigner    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Interior Designer Susan Knof of SHH has created a new home for private clients in Hyde Park, London, which combines understated elegance with practical and flexible spaces for real family usage, set within a classic, white stucco Victorian townhouse. "The overall brief for the interior was non-prescriptive in terms of detail, but was more about feel," Knof said. More

3 interior design mavens you should know
The Huffington Post's Black Voices    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Alongside the foodie craze, living beautifully has spawned a movement of its own. And while black designers have remained, for the most part, a blip on the shelter magazine radar — arguably the pinnacle of design acclaim — some are actually making a way in the largely white-dominated field. More

Interior design deal-maker leaves his mark
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Keith Granet, a tall, broad, poker-faced man unknown outside the home industry and polarizing within it, has become to decorators what Swifty Lazar was to screenwriters and stars. To name just a handful of Granet's clients: Rose Tarlow (Oprah's reported designer), Thad Hayes (Leonard Lauder), Monique Gibson (Elton John) and Timothy Corrigan (Sarah Jessica Parker). Granet is routinely lobbied by decorators to get them television shows, place them in the aisles of Bed Bath & Beyond and mold them into the next Nate Berkus. More

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