Snow White Kitchen

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We love this all white kitchen designed by LA’s Erinn Valencich. The curvy counter and mirrored mosaics are a playful counterpoint to the handsome lines of the cabinetry and sliding doors.

Question: Does an all-white kitchen work in climates where there’s snow on the ground for 4-6 months of the year?

#JustCurious

Masterful Mixing

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Dave Benbow, manager and buyer for one of LA’s hottest La Cienega design shops, Mecox Gardens, has his own design philosophy: ‘Nothing matches but it all goes together.’

Dave likes to mix price points. Above, he pairs fluted wood lamps from Target with a woven console table and repurposed stools. ‘It keeps everyone guessing,’ Dave says.

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See how Dave’s approach works very well, we might add, in his stylish living quarters.

Good looks aren’t enough to impress design expert Dave Benbow. Layers mean comfort so he looks for ways to introduce them into his projects.

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To read the full article on Dave’s home tour, check out Masterful Mixing, Issue 3 Jul/Aug 2011.

At Home with Suzanne Rheinstein

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Looking stylish in a black linen ensemble and chunky gold bangles, renowned LA-based interior designer Suzanne Rheinstein takes Kimberley Seldon on a private tour of her gracious Hancock Park home and garden.

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Suzanne’s living room is luxurious and serene. She spotted the blue and white striped Regency chaise in a London shop window and insisted her husband pull over so they could run in to make the purchase.

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‘I design rooms clients can live in, and in this house we live in the family room’, says the designer. We can see why. Who wouldn’t want to relax on that cozy velvet-striped sofa with some late night reading?

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Natural lighting, soft hues and luxurious cotton print drapes accent the elegance of the master bedroom.

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To read the full article on Suzanne Rheinstein, check out Industry Profile, Issue 3 July/Aug 2011.