A Staged Home Can Sell for 20% More—Here’s the One Item to Include in Yours

By Lydia Geisel Kirsten Blazek’s ranch-style home in Pasadena, California, used to be the definition of vanilla. But the bland white exterior and granny interior (the space had barely been touched since it was built in the 1950s) worked in her favor when she purchased the place in late 2017. “It was nondescript. Luckily it… Keep reading

Here’s what $1.79M buys in Los Angeles

By Jenna Chandler Musicians Lourdes Hernández and Zach Leigh, the couple behind event venue The Ruby Street in Highland Park, are looking to sell a 1920s Mediterranean-style “cottage” that they’ve overhauled over the past two years. Featured in Domino and the Spanish edition of Architectural Digest, the home now sports oak floors in a herringbone pattern, Smeg appliances, recessed lighting and… Keep reading

What Is Mid-Century Modern, Anyway?

By Lydia Geisel It’s an undeniable fact that “mid-century modern” has become an essential part of our everyday design vocabulary. But what would you do if an acquaintance at a cocktail party asked you for a minute-something description of the style? Could you do it? Despite our obvious and enduring obsession, the term “mid-century modern” (first… Keep reading