| May 31, 2007
IN the design empire of Los Angeles, where Modern is king and where clean lines and empty spaces have come to define so many castles, it's something of a surprise to see a resurgence of frescoes, murals and other painterly effects. But sure enough, Cher...
| Dec 16, 2008
Dorothy Kneedler Lawenda, an entrepreneur who began importing natural, hand-woven wallcoverings from Asia in 1948 and co-founded an interior design company that became an influential resource for the Los Angeles industry, died Thursday at her home in...
| May 24, 2007
New York — DIPPED in a garish green rubbery coating, the ornate Louis-style dining chairs from Six Inch of Belgium looked like irradiated doggy chew toys. The white fiberglass centipede reared on its legs was really Scolopendra, a 7-foot floor...
| May 16, 2010
Luxury shoe designer
Elisa Rishwain, 65, who designed luxury shoes under the Elisa Ferare nameplate, died April 25 at her home in Los Angeles after a three-year battle with cancer, her son Brian said.
Born in Stockton on Oct. 28, 1944,...
| Mar 21, 2009
Michael Taylor (1927-86) invented what was three decades ago dubbed the California Look: white interiors with stone floors and over-scaled, sculptural furniture, often upholstered in simple yet sumptuous chenille. "In response to the casual West Coast way...
| Jan 9, 2009
Nowadays, few home sellers –– and especially those trying to avert foreclosure –– have spare funds to hire a "stager," a professional trained in the art of making a property look as beguiling as possible to prospective buyers....
| Dec 4, 2009
A Central Florida home breaking the Mediterranean-style mold that's been so popular in the area for the last couple of decades? How refreshing!
That was Jose Cabrera's reaction when he was commissioned to design the interiors for a large new house on...
| Jun 9, 2009
An agreement approved by a federal judge suspends, at least for now, the distinction between "interior decorator" and "interior designer," a little-known provision of Connecticut law since the 1980s.
In the stipulation signed Friday, Consumer...
| Jul 1, 2009
A federal judge has struck down a provision of Connecticut law that dictates who may use the title of "interior designer."
Judge Mark R. Kravitz, in a decision issued Tuesday in U.S. District Court in New Haven, ruled that the statute is unconstitutional...
| Aug 11, 2008
SOON, IT will all return: the mammoth egos, the nasty feuds, the career fates that teeter on choosing just the right fabric swatch. Bravo is bringing back its reality competition set in the dangerous world of interior design. And this time, "Top Design"...
| Apr 20, 2008
Francis Scott Key junior Kelley Farley is one of the top softball players in Carroll County, hitting well over .400 this spring after last year earning first-team All-County honors as an infielder.
Her true passion, however, is field hockey, a sport she...