In a ‘Recycled’ House, Details That Will Grow on You
When it comes to daring paint colors, lime green might not be the first option that comes to mind. However, the versatile color, which can span from traditional, bright tones to deep, dramatic hues, is a surefire way to add a unique personality to your home.
“There is always something new to learn at monthly ASID meetings, whether it’s a product, installation technique, communicating with clients, etc. The only con is the cost of joining the organization. While it’s true that everything is available online, with our busy schedules we really don’t have time to peruse all those websites or go to all the showrooms. With the ASID membership, there is easier and more direct access to design resources and industry partners that are applicable to our business. At ASID meetings, you’re able to meet more experienced designers and vendors who can help open doors.” —Goli Karimi, Home Front Build, Los Angeles
In the early 1900s, hillside developments in Los Angeles often used the same design template as the flat lots in the valley below. These layouts – typical for the time period – had the main living and dining rooms facing the street. On the hills, this layout only worked on an uphill lot where the main rooms also faced the view; a downhill lot with a parallel floor plan would face the house across the street instead of the view out the back.