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At Home With… Kendall Wilkinson

October 22, 2013

I’ve always believed in plenty of optimism and white paint,” pronounced the great interior designer Elsie de Wolfe, who revolutionized decorating in California in the 1920s and urged her contemporaries to lighten up. Mme. de Wolfe would have approved of Kendall Wilkinson. The Bay Area designer recently spent two years transforming a hard-edge Modernist penthouse…

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At Home With… William Hefner

August 21, 2013
Los Angeles-based architect William Hefner is not one for hyperbole. He modestly describes a stately home he designed for a lawyer and his wife (an artist) and the couple’s two sons, in the hills of Rustic Canyon: “It’s tall and slender, and doesn’t have a roof, so it reminds me of those Department of Water…

At Home With… Lyndie Benson

July 29, 2013
“I like to say that Malibu is more of a state of mind than a destination,” says photographer Lyndie Benson, a Point Dume resident for the past 17 years. If you were looking for the real Malibu, you’d be well advised to turn to the native Angeleno for clues: She raised two boys here, sent…

At Home With… Liv Ballard

May 21, 2013
Jewelry designer Liv Ballard is a woman of considerable charms. And even though the fiftysomething Mississippi native and mother of two left her home state decades ago, she is still every bit the Southern belle, entertaining guests at her “Hispano-Moorish” home, she says, “whenever possible.” Known as the “Chimorro House” by Tichenor & Thorp, the…

At Home With… Three Top Designers

April 24, 2013
Three Golden State interior designers rely on their former fashion careers to develop awe-inducing room decor. Here, they share some of their favorite home accessories and quick tricks for spicing up a stale space. Alison Blumenfeld Before beginning her own design firm Blumenfeld Interiors, the L.A.-based, San Francisco-bred Blumenfeld started a namesake line of silk…
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