| Jul 14, 2014
| 2:52 PM
While George W. Bush was at his easel, searching for his inner Rembrandt as he and his wife settled into their post-presidency years, Laura Bush was nurturing her own artistic dream — perfecting a home worthy of a cover story in Architectural...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Unless you're a builder, it's not easy to personally create a house that will embody current design trends. In fact, if you had those construction and design skills, you might be more inclined to create something more trendsetting than trend following....
| Mar 28, 2014
| 3:37 PM
The woman behind the interiors of many of Baltimore's significant buildings celebrates this year the 15th anniversary of the founding of her business, Portnoy Levine Design Associates or PLDA.
Raised in Connecticut and educated at the Pratt Institute in...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In the old-money-obsessed 1980s, Mario Buatta was one of the go-to designers for the rich and famous. His love of English country decorating and glossy floral fabrics earned him the title “The Prince of Chintz.”
Buatta's luxurious interiors,...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Jim Trefz and Ron Fanelle have brought the orange groves and avocado trees and brilliant sunshine of California to their new home in Madison and given it all a mid-century modern flair.
When the longtime California residents bought the 1,600-square-foot...
| May 25, 2014
| 2:52 PM
Frances W. Riepe, a former interior decorator who had been a trustee of Ladew Topiary Gardens, died May 16 of congestive heart failure at her home in the Brightwood retirement community in Lutherville. She was 91.
The daughter of Francis Asbury Warner...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 7:15 PM
A successful Orange County interior designer with aspirations of catering to high-end shoppers has expanded his business to a new two-story showroom in Costa Mesa.
Marc Pridmore Designs, 3089 Bristol St., displays a variety of furnishings but also...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Ever stay at a wonderful hotel and dream of replicating that style at home?
Travelers often covet the fluffy bedding, chic furnishings, deep soaking tubs and fancy showerheads that are standard these days at many hotels.
With Valentine's Day fast...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 2:59 PM
JERI JEAN MC CUMSEY
Jeri Jean McCumsey of La Quinta, CA, passed away on February 3, 2013, after an 8 year battle with cancer. Her family will never experience a sadder day in their lives, the day Robert lost his teenage sweetheart and her sons lost...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 9:47 AM
Stephanie Bradshaw Inc., the Baltimore-based design company, is moving into the Clipper Mill area of the city from its current Cockeysville location, which was home to the firm for two years.
"I'm excited to bring my business into the city and to be a...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 5:27 PM
When Elaine Redfield arrived in Fullerton in 1950, it was a culture shock. Mainly because, in her view, there wasn't much culture at all in Orange County.
"When I came here, the county was a great wasteland, really, culturally and intellectually," she...