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Designer Review: Hutton Wilkinson and Tony Duquette

Designer Review: Hutton Wilkinson and Tony Duquette

The partnership of Hutton Wilkinson and the late Tony Duquette is a special one that goes back almost a lifetime. Wilkinson was in seventh grade when he first discovered the famous Tony Duquette in a LA Times Home magazine article featuring the artist and his wife of 46 years, Elizabeth. Duquette was a famous artist and designer known for his ... Read More »

Celebrity Homes: Paula Deen’s Savannah Estate

Celebrity Homes: Paula Deen’s Savannah Estate

Celebrity chef Paula Deen owns a gorgeous waterfront home, known as “Riverbend”, just outside of Savannah, Georgia. Paula Deen’s Savannah estate includes the 14,500 square foot main home in a French Carribean style, two cottages, and a 10,000 square foot barn (boasting several guest rooms, an eight car garage, and a chicken coop!). She previously gushed to Oprah that Riverbend was ... Read More »

Designer Review: Anthony Baratta

Designer Review: Anthony Baratta

Anthony Baratta is a New York interior designer who claims to get his inspiration for his interior designs from fine artists, such as Matisse. He was born in New Jersey and graduated from Fordham University with a BA in Art History. He and his partner opened the design firm Diamond Baratta Design in 1994. In 2002, they were selected as ... Read More »

Celebrity Homes: Cindy Crawford’s Malibu House

Celebrity Homes: Cindy Crawford’s Malibu House

Last year supermodel and entrepreneur Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber bought a mansion in Malibu for $6 million. Recently, they listed the home for a whopping $15.45 million! Cindy is known for her modeling career as well as her furniture and health and beauty products. Now, she can also add house flipping to her resume. Cindy Crawford’s Malibu ... Read More »

Designer Review: Vicente Wolf Associates Inc.

Designer Review: Vicente Wolf Associates Inc.

In the 1970’s, Vicente Wolf bounced around various careers until he was in the right place at the right time and discovered interior design. He met established designer Bob Patino who quickly became his mentor. Design was a natural fit for him. He grew up in Cuba with family who worked in construction so he was introduced to architecture at ... Read More »

Celebrity Homes: The 1920’s Hollywood Hills Jeremy Renner House

Celebrity Homes: The 1920’s Hollywood Hills Jeremy Renner House

Actor Jeremy Renner, best known for “The Hurt Locker”, “The Bourne Legacy” and “The Avengers” series, is also known for his house flipping skills. He partners with his “Hurt Locker” co-star, Kristoffer Winters, and together the pair has redone and sold about a dozen houses over last decade. Their latest project is a 1920s Hollywood Hills home located just below ... Read More »

Tell Me a Short Story: The Beach House

Tell Me a Short Story: The Beach House

*Drrrrring* Carla could hear the last school bell of the year chime through the Coronado Middle School halls. She was sitting, waiting patiently in the parking lot for her son. Now that it was officially summertime, the two of them were leaving immediately to go on a two hour drive north to Carlsbad. This wasn’t a fun trip. Carla’s mom ... Read More »

Designer Review: Carole Shashona

Designer Review: Carole Shashona

Carole Shashona is a very unique designer who is known as a style guru and a wellness designer. She designs jewelry and offers her products at upscale department stores including Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, and Bloomingdale’s. She’s also an interior designer, but with a spin: she’s a feng shui expert. She has clients that include stars such as Reese ... Read More »

Celebrity Homes: Jenna Bush Hager Long Island Beach House

Celebrity Homes: Jenna Bush Hager Long Island Beach House

Jenna Bush Hager may be known for being the daughter and granddaughter of two U.S. Presidents, but she’s also made a name for herself as a TODAY show correspondent and editor-at-large for Southern Living magazine. Recently Jenna and her husband Henry bought a summer home on the north shore of Long Island. The home has beautiful harbor views and is ... Read More »

Tell Me a Short Story: The Wind

Tell Me a Short Story: The Wind

Calista was walking down the stairs one step at a time, carefully holding onto the banister. She hated living in a two-story house. Every time she was alone, she would hear the creaks and moans of the house and feel the hair on the back of her neck stand up. It wasn’t fun, but her parents left her here alone ... Read More »