1. Who is your biggest role model?When I was growing up, my father. Today, I am inspired by leaders with the vision and decisiveness to create what is new and innovative. I think Steve Jobs is a great example—his vision changed the way people lived.2.

If you’ve been to the Viceroy (Palm Springs, Miami, Anguilla, Santa Monica), the restaurant at Bergdorfs in NYC, The Avalon, or The Tides in Miami, then you’ve experienced the gold-dipped and glamour-glazed style that is Kelly Wearstler.

The first ever LA*SHO opens Friday night at Think Tank in the Arts District of Los Angeles. Part party, part design show, it brings together contemporary designers and makers from around the country.

All photos courtesy of: Evan Koester from Crestron Each panelist shared their own use of individual platforms, such as Pinterest and Instagram, as well as reminding the audience of the importance in considering both blogs as well as magazines, such as California Home + Design’s online presence, when

Los Angeles: city of angels, home to Hollywood, year-round summer, and an unfaltering town of who’s who. But if you want to be in the know right now, the two names you should be familiar with are Barney and Fred.

Christian's designs are rich in vivid colors and happy patterns, and he credits his presence on various social platforms for a number of recent opportunities, including designing a bathroom for the California Home + Design Small Space Big Style Showhouse in 2012.

Sure, Black Friday is coming up and all sorts of stores will be hosting discounts and deals to die for, but this is what we truly wait for all year.

Designed by Gregory Ain and Garret Ekbo in 1953 for a radio/TV announcer, this intact mid-century in Studio City has never been on the market until this week.

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