Casual Formality

Though the family who calls this dwelling home lives in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, the home itself defies the traditional expectations of this wealthy enclave. The decor, executed by West Hollywood–based interior designer Tracie Butler, introduces...

Sweet Dreams

When a professional couple living in Vancouver, British Columbia, began to look for a new condominium with interiors that suited their taste and physical requirements, they quickly found themselves back on their own doorstep. It soon became obvious that nothing...

Peace and Quiet

It’s often said that your garden is your private sanctuary. In a perfect world, that’s certainly true. But the harsh realities of urban living—like nosy neighbors, unwanted wildlife, or the glare of city street lights are much more likely to present obstacles when...

A Room With a View

In an idyllic setting such as California’s Newport Harbor, design installations should be a breeze. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case in this bedroom suite remodel by interior designer Warren Sheets. Although the goal was to capitalize on the exceptional view, the...

Planning Your Taxes For 2013 Now!

Now that you’ve gotten your 2012 income taxes filed, now is a good time to consider what actions you can take to minimize the tax bite for 2013.  Here is a good article from a recent Wall Street Journal issue about this issue: Tax Tips for Life’s Big...