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5 Interior Design Armchairs to Bring Sexy Back to your Living Room

5 Interior Design Armchairs to Bring Sexy Back to your Living Room

Get your living room some sex appeal moves w/some super hot interior design armchairs that'll make you blush! So, let's see,
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Our 10 Favorite Mid-Century Inspired Stands at 100% Design September

Our 10 Favorite Mid-Century Inspired Stands at 100% Design September

The day has finally arrived! 100% Design September kicked off this morning and we couldn't be more excited! As we
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Why 100% Design September is the Furniture Fair to Be This Week!

Why 100% Design September is the Furniture Fair to Be This Week!

This week, London will be the main stage to dozens of design exhibitions and events to celebrate and promote the city
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Find Out The Best Hotels to Stay during London 100% Design September

Find Out The Best Hotels to Stay during London 100% Design September

100% Design September is just around the corner and you will need a place to recharge your batteries after an
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Get all James Bond W/ These 5 Mid Century Modern Design Furniture

Get all James Bond W/ These 5 Mid Century Modern Design Furniture

You want to be the new James Bond and as good friends we are, we want to be your Q,
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Find Out the top Brands to See at 100% Design in September

Find Out the top Brands to See at 100% Design in September

100% Design in September, the largest trade show for designers and architects in the United Kingdom is just around the
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Maison et Objet 2017 Recap: All the Best Moments!

Maison et Objet 2017 Recap: All the Best Moments!

It is a sad day for the design lovers in Paris, Yes! Maison et objet 2017 has just ended it,
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Tristan Auer: Let’s Meet the Designer of the Year

Tristan Auer: Let’s Meet the Designer of the Year

Maison et Objet is happening right now and with all the strength and success, but like always this interior design
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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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