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KCA International Brings Luxury to Hilton Hotel Abu Dhabi

KCA International Brings Luxury to Hilton Hotel Abu Dhabi

Hilton Hotel discovered a new meaning of luxury with KCA International. We will show you why. KCA International were commissioned to
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IMM Cologne: 7 Facts You Will Want to Know Today!

IMM Cologne: 7 Facts You Will Want to Know Today!

The pathway to IMM has begun, and here are some facts you should know. IMM Cologne is getting closer by the
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These Are the 8 Best Christmas Gifts for Interior Designers!

These Are the 8 Best Christmas Gifts for Interior Designers!

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas." Which means we need to start talking about gifts. This Christmas, surprise the
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Warning! Maison & Objet Has a New Favorite Mid-Century Rug

Warning! Maison & Objet Has a New Favorite Mid-Century Rug

Maison & Objet invited designer Philippe Model to make a selection of his favorite pieces, and this is his favorite
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Da Fonseca Design Gives You the Recipe for Successful Luxury Interiors

Da Fonseca Design Gives You the Recipe for Successful Luxury Interiors

It takes expertise and the right touch to create a successful luxury interior. Luckily, Da Fonseca Design have mastered that
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BDNY 2017 Is Over, and Now What? This is What You Missed!

BDNY 2017 Is Over, and Now What? This is What You Missed!

BDNY's last day was yesterday, and we have put together all the highlights so you didn't have to. The best hospitality
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This Interior Design Showroom Boasts the Best of Mid-Century Design

This Interior Design Showroom Boasts the Best of Mid-Century Design

Mid-century modern design made its way across the ocean, and the Dominican Republic interior design scene just became richer. Does the
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Our Thoughts on Pop Art Decor and Why Don’t You Have it Yet?

Our Thoughts on Pop Art Decor and Why Don’t You Have it Yet?

Pop art is a big part of the mid-century modern style and today we are unveiling our thoughts on the
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Los Angeles luxury mid-century home

Los Angeles luxury mid-century home

Walking into celebrity photographer John Russo’s mid-century home in Los Angeles is like stepping onto a cloud. “He was really excited about doing a complete white palette”, says interior designer Erin Valencich. “He wanted everything light and bright. Very clean and austere.”  

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This was the second design project for the pair, who’ve worked together professionally on and off for six years. “His first house was Spanish style and incredibly charming,” the designer says. “When he purchased this midcentury home, he wanted a complete new look”.  

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To bring the 1957 two-bedroom, two-bath home into the modern day, Valencich and Russo renovated pretty much everything. “We opened up the kitchen and gut renovated it. We painted the floors, renovated the bathrooms, and painted it all.” They also added a one-bedroom guesthouse below the main house, which sits on a hill in the treetops, with great views of the city.

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Valencich thought it important to warm up the space, though, so she added touches of color and natural elements to break up expanses of white.

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Many of the “pops” are John’s own abstract photography, as well as paintings by his artist father, Dan Russo. Valencich also added warmth with accessories like glass bottles from More Fire Glass Studio, rugs from Amadi Carpets, and assorted throw pillows from Room & Board.

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The midcentury modern architecture of the home, she says, “set the stage for a clean-lined space and slightly sparse furnishings.” Given the home’s simple detailing, “each piece’s shape was important against the architecture and the clean palette,” the designer says, so she sought furniture that could hold its own. A group of petrified wood stools, a sculptural black side chair by Siglo Moderno, and the designers’ own Pasadena Chairs all worked to create special standout moments throughout the space.

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In every room, on every wall, around every corner, you get the sense this home was thoughtfully curated—not overly collected but designed with restraint and strategy. The partnership of a talented designer and an artist with an eye for composition is everywhere you look.

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“White is clean, ethereal, and makes me happy,” Russo says of his color palette of choice—which is a peaceful, soft retreat from the color-happy sets he sees daily, shooting celebrity magazine covers around the world.

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