Monthly Archives: November 2011

This article has me looking at my floor in a new light.

I’ve always had a thing for patterned floors. I think they remind me of my travels and how different patterns can have different meanings. It’s fun to think of the floor as an accessory that helps to bring furniture alive. We’ve seen a wide range of floors in the sneak peeks, but today’s Best Of is a look at some fun alternatives. — Anne

Image above: The dining room in the Barcelona home of Lisi and Alex

Image above: Enrique Arellano and Libia Moreno’s entryway in their Mexico City home

Image above: Catherine Weis’ hand-painted floors

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There are 20 more patterned floors after the jump!

Image above (and the two below): The amazing patterns in the Marrakesh home of Caitlin and Samuel of Popham Design

Image above: Entry hall in the Paris apartment of Elodie Laleous

Image above: Kajsa Aronsson’s colorful kitchen

Image above: Kimberly Austin’s hexagon-tiled kitchen floor

Image above: Ramin Shamshiri’s kitchen leads out to a courtyard, where the family spends most of their time.

Image above: Elisabeth Dunker’s Swedish kitchen

Image above: Jessica Helgerson uses tiles to create a reverse border treatment.

Image above: Karen Barlow’s polka dot Cath Kidston stair runner and salvaged tile floor from an old cinema foyer

Image above: The Barcelona “office” of Lila & Tom

Image above: Detail of the same floor at Lila & Tom, where each pattern resembles a rug

Image above: Max Wanger’s black and white kitchen floor

Image above: Caitlin Mociun’s big checkboard floor

Image above: Faux woodgrain bathroom floor in the home of Angela and Barkley of Post 27

Image above: A subtle touch on Raina Kattelson’s daughter’s floor

Image above: Sandra Haischberger’s open kitchen

Forget the brand. Now they won’t even buy his house!

Ed Hardy House in HP drops in price (again)

October 21, 2011 //

Christian Audigier Chops With a Catch, LA Archi-Photos, Live ActionLA Noire


HANCOCK PARK: Rhinestone tattoo art aficionado Christian Audigier (he’s the guy behind Ed Hardy) has chopped his Hancock Park house for the second time since listing it a year ago, but there might be a catch. In October 2010, Audigier was asking $8.299 million; he yanked the house off the market almost immediately, but relisted in May 2011 asking $8.265 million. Now he’s gone all the way down to $7.65 million. BUT there’s no longer any mention of that Rolls Royce Phantom 5 that was previously included in the listing. [Redfin]

If you are selling or thinking about selling read on…

Home staging in Los Angeles – Seller Benefeits (from The Consumer Guide to Real Estate Stating by Real Estate Staging Association)

  • Professionally staged homes present and show better than competing houses for sale, including new construction homes and higher-priced houses.
  • Staged properties will sell faster when compared with houses that have not been staged. From the date of listing until the day of closing, home staging
    shortens this time frame, even in a slow real estate market.
  • Staged properties can increase the number of offers and selling price in hot markets.
  • Buyers view professionally staged listings as “well-maintained’.
  • Buyers’ agents recognize that professionally staged listings are “move-in” ready and are inclined to show staged properties.
  • Photos of professionally staged listings look better on the MLS, as well as in
  • Professionally staged listings “STAND-OUT” in prospective buyers’ minds.

We (Real Estate Staging Association) studied 97 homes previously on the market on average 181 days before the homeowners gave up trying to sell on their own and called in a professional home stager. Those same homes were staged,
relisted and sold on average in 60 days after staging. This is 67% less time on the market.

Do you love Cheese?

If you love cheese like we do then read on…Wally’s cheese and specialty food department has been greatly expanded, and is now located in our new digs, across our parking lot in an adjacent building. Our goal is to become the #1 cheese store in Los Angeles. Jenny Knotts, Wally’s Cheese Specialist for the past five years, is anxious to add to The Cheese Box’s already formidable roster of rare and hard-to-find cheeses and specialty foods, such as the cheeses she procures from Jean d’Alos in Bordeaux. Jenny is now ably assisted by the enthusiastic and experienced Bradley Watkins and Sophie Mosgrove, so you are assured of receiving personalized one-on-one assistance whenever you stop by to learn (and sample!) of their latest discoveries.

Wally’s supplies some of the best restaurants in Los Angeles with artisan cheeses, and we offer you that same exclusive selection.

The Cheese Box hours: 10am – 7pm, Monday – Saturday; 10am – 6pm, Sunday

· Artisan Cheese Platters for your next event
· Cheese and specialty food tastings each Saturday – free of charge!
· Sandwiches made to order
· Rare and hard-to-find Chocolates


Grilled Aged Gruyere and Emmental on Brioche $6.99 Grilled Truffle Cheese on Brioche $7.99 Grilled Smoked Ham and Aged Gruyere on Brioche $7.99 Tuna Salad and Aged Gruyere Melt on Brioche $8.99 Tuna Salad, Field Greens and Mayonnaise on Ciabatta Roll $7.49 Fresh Mozzarella on Ciabatta RollWith Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Pesto, Fresh Basil, Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil $7.99 Wally’s Hero on Ciabatta RollCapicola, Salami, Mortadella, Prosciutto, Provolone, Sun-Dried Tomato, Field Greens, Pepperoncini, Mayonnaise, Mustard, Oregano, Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar $8.99 American Hero – Turkey Breast, Provolone, Condiments on Ciabatta Roll $8.99 Prosciutto, Aged Gruyere, Field Greens and European Butter on Ciabatta Roll $8.99 Caesar SaladRomaine Lettuce, Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese, House made Dressing and La Brea croutons $6.99