Home of the Week: Bird Streets aerie offers a design showcase

Built for interior designer Ron Collier, this modern perch in the Hollywood Hills’ Bird Streets was later owned by celebrated art patron Merry Norris, who commissioned Barbara Barry to style the interior during her ownership.

Among Berry’s first design projects in Los Angeles, the residence is museum-like with its gallery walls, high ceilings and sun-drenched rooms. Pocketing doors in the living and dining rooms open directly to a pool deck. Westward views extending as far as the ocean can be observed from the second story, particularly in the master suite and its sitting room.

The details

Location: 1473 Oriole Drive, Los Angeles, 90069

Asking price: $5.995 million

Year built: 1982

Architect: Gus Duffy

Living area: 4,501 square feet, three bedrooms, four bathrooms

Lot size: 7,449 square feet

Features: Gallery walls; high ceilings; skylights; hardwood floors; pocketing doors; formal living and dining rooms; office; master suite with sitting room; office/artist’s studio;

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Slate owner Sarah Phaneuf - OLIVER PARINI

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The word “slate” has several meanings. It refers to a building material and a color. The material — a stone that easily splits into flat pieces — is natural; the color is rich. Slate is also the name of a home décor and furnishings shop on Church Street in Burlington. And, for owner Sarah Phaneuf, the word has added significance: It represents a new start, a clean slate.

“It felt fresh,” she said of the name. “We’re doing fun, new things.”

That new start applies to the store owner herself: Three years ago, Phaneuf, 51, moved to Vermont from Arcata, Calif. There she’d founded Baroni Designs, a jewelry business that employed 35 people and worked with artisans in three countries, and opened a home and

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Kelly Clarkson Offers French Country Wayfair Home Decor Line

Kelly Clarkson, like many celebrities before her, has partnered with a furniture and home goods retailer to sell products meant to reflect her personal style. This time, her expensive Wayfair line promises French countryside but really delivers modern farmhouse, an extremely popular and extremely boring interior design aesthetic accessible to anyone with a car, considerable disposable income and an Ashley’s Homestore in their strip mall. (That is to say—much more expensive than thrifting, and yielding cookie-cutter results.) But it’s not fair to knock it till I try it, so let’s examine some of the pieces, one-by-one. At the very least, I’m happy to report that the fireplace filled to the brim with books stacked spine-in (pictured above) is not for sale.

Item #1:

This table is fine for an upstate (doesn’t matter which state, just up) AirBnB, but I find it hard to justify the $700 price tag. You

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Frank Lloyd Wright ‘virtual classroom’ offers design lessons for K-12

In the time of social distancing, learning has taken on a whole new dimension. Namely, it’s happening at home, and it’s happening online. For any young architecture and design fans cooped up at home right now, an intriguing new virtual education opportunity is on the way.

Starting April 15, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is launching the “Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Classroom,” a six-week program designed to help students (K–12) use the iconic architect’s life and work as a jumping off point for learning.

The foundation worked with Arizona’s Paradise Valley School District to develop the curriculum, which it describes as “STEAM-focused mini-lessons” that pull in a variety of subject matters from art to math to a little bit of design theory.

The first lesson, which is available now, is like a mini design history lesson that focuses on Wright’s life. After watching a video, students are asked to

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Grange home with 1970s and ‘80s design trends offers househunters a trip down memory lane

The Grange property at 18 Parkview Ave was a 1980s show home. Pic: realestate.com.au

It looks like a standard suburban home from the street but step inside and you’ll be treated to a blast from the past.

The Grange property at 18 Parkview Ave screams 1970s style with flamboyant geometric wallpaper, shag pile carpet and wood-panelled walls.

Hints of what would become popular styles in the 1980s, including chintz wallpaper and pastel hues, can also be found throughout the house.

The exterior is unremarkable … unlike the interior styling! Pic: realestate.com.au

Ray White Grange agent Nick Beneke said the owner had preserved the home’s interior since the day she moved in back in 1981.

“The house was a 1980s show home and it’s in complete original condition,” he said.

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