Home interiors

Friday Five with Stefani Stein

Photo: Jenna Peffley

Los Angeles-based interior designer Stefani Stein’s approach to design embraces the idea that every client and space is unique, no matter the project’s size or scale. In 2014, she founded her eponymously named firm and began offering full-service interior architecture and design with an emphasis on a relaxed, yet refined, aesthetic. Using the architectural bones of each project, Stein designs inspiring interior spaces while paying close attention to detail to create one-of-a-kind spaces. She loves working closely with specialized craftspeople and artisans who help steer the narrative of each undertaking from conception to completion. Most recently, Stein

A Chinese Designer’s Private Residence in Chongqing, China

For Gengbo, the design director of YHDQ Design, the memories and tokens from his global travels served as the central inspiration for the renovation of his home in Chongqing, China. Working with an original structure of two lofts, Gengbo removed the majority of the walls to transform the space into an open and light-filled home where the owner’s artworks and findings could take centerstage.

Gengbo then added additional furnishings from Loewe, Foscarini, Moustach, Roche Bobois, and Baxter.

The ethereal dark green tones of the space are matched with a muted white palette to create an overall minimalist expression. With

Minimalist Apartment in Taichung by THEY Department

Apartment in Taichung is a minimal apartment located in Taichung, Taiwan, designed in collaboration between THEY Department, Lore Design, and ShenKe Studio. This space is an extension of the aesthetics of the THEY brand, focusing on geometric shapes and considered design details.

The designers wanted to create a space that would incorporate aesthetics inspired from Japanese minimalism and New York industrial chic – all grounded with an emphasis on negative spaces and minimalism.

By using clean lines, earth tone colors, and wooden textures, the designers presented a living space that would allow the owner to focus on a

Ep. 111: Clever Extra – Creativity & Community in a Time of Crisis

These are strange and difficult times. People are feeling anxious, isolated, and frightened. Clever reached out to friends and familiar voices you know and love from previous Clever episodes to bring you messages of solidarity, hope, and coping strategies. Now, Clever really wants to hear from you – How are you doing with all this? To leave a voice message: call (323) 387-3329 (inside the U.S., anytime 24/7) OR record a voice memo and email it to [email protected] (anywhere in the world). Listen:


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How to Create a More Conducive, Well-Designed Workspace at Home

With more and more people working remotely because of COVID-19, it’s time to transform your everyday living space into a well-designed work haven. Here are five ways to create the home office of your dreams – without breaking the bank.

Design: Kate Lester Interiors Photo: Lauren Pressey

Designate a Specific Work Area

Not everyone has an extra room that can double as a home office, but you can still put the limited real estate you do have to good use. “I’m a huge fan of the office corner that doubles as a nightstand,” says Kate Lester, who runs a

Designed for All Elements, TUUCI’s Outdoor Furniture Is an Easy Choice

It’s a good sign when outdoor furniture and fabrics meant to withstand all types of environments got their start in the marine industry – a Miami boatyard to be exact. TUUCI, founded 22 years ago by Dougan Clarke, creates and manufactures parasols, lounges, and cabanas that are unique, stylish, and innovative. And, they’re ready to bring your own patio or design project up to the next level, no matter the climate zone.

If you’re a designer working on a project that TUUCI’s outdoor furniture could be the right fit for, what might push you over the edge? Let’s start