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  • Bathroom gets a budget makeover

    Bathroom gets a budget makeover
    I am a cheapskate. Frugal is a nicer word, but the truth is I can pinch a penny till Abe gets bruises. So of course I brought my skin-flintiest spirit to my recent renovation of my powder room. The room had long bugged me, with its outdated vanity,...
  • Look inside the ultimate beach house, done Southern style

    Look inside the ultimate beach house, done Southern style
    Interior designer Phoebe Howard believes in the power and purpose of Southern-style decorating. "Southern style is unique because the South is unique," says the designer, based in Jacksonville, Fla. "Our homes have an important place in our lives. We...
  • Check It out: Get inspired to remodel your kitchen

    If your old kitchen needs some upgrades or improvements and you are considering remodeling it, look to the Newport Beach Public Library for helpful books and other materials. This is a major household project, and you may want to seek out some design...
  • Good rooms wear white

    Good rooms wear white
    What do a homespun picket fence, an archetypal wrap-around porch and layers of frothy molding have in common with a glossy kitchen, a spa-quality bathroom or even the sleek interior of a futuristic space ship? All would look right in white. "No other...
  • Mailbag: Planners limited debate on Banning Ranch

    This is an open letter to the Newport Beach Planning Commission. On March 22, my husband and I were among the standing-room-only crowd assembled at City Council Chambers to hear the two agenda items scheduled by the commission for public discussion ("...
  • Bravo's 'Million Dollar Decorator' dishes out inspiration, advice

    Bravo's 'Million Dollar Decorator' dishes out inspiration, advice
    Martyn Lawrence-Bullard left his home in England for Los Angeles 20 years ago, determined to be a movie star. The acting thing didn't exactly work out. But in one of those delightful turnabouts in life, he is now the interior designer to the stars. Ed...
  • Plans to rebuild OC boardwalk include testing alternative wood

    Plans to rebuild OC boardwalk include testing alternative wood
    Earlier this week, Ocean City's town council selected Louis J. Grasmick Lumber Co. of Baltimore to provide more than 56,000 pieces of yellow pine to rebuild the boardwalk, a contract worth about $600,000. The town also approved plans to purchase and test...
  • The Samaritan Women restores mansion, opens doors for homeless women

    The Samaritan Women restores mansion, opens doors for homeless women
    A long-neglected mansion on the city's west side has been restored to its 19th-century grandeur so that it can provide a home and hope for homeless women. Dozens of volunteers have adopted rooms in the 8,000-square-foot Victorian, built in 1893 by the...
  • Liven up your space with a few easy design changes

    Liven up your space with a few easy design changes
    Tired of your digs? Don’t move house just yet. With a few new items, you can spruce up your current space without hiring decorators, gutting your home or sacrificing your savings account. LET THE LIGHT IN A room can feel dramatically different...
  • L.A.'s postwar art scene: Hot rods and hedonism

    L.A.'s postwar art scene: Hot rods and hedonism
    In September 1945, under a pall of ocher smog and summer heat, Los Angeles entered the postwar world. The city then was bigger, wealthier and more diverse than ever. Its established people — mostly past middle age and conservative, a few who were...
  • Trust your instincts when choosing dishes

    Trust your instincts when choosing dishes
    Ranking up there with other huge, irreversible life decisions — What should I major in? Is this Mr. Right? Should I get a tattoo? — is this critical question: Which dishes should I get? "You have to care," says Shax Riegler, author of "Dish:...