WRJ Design Wins Mountain Living Home of the Year for an Unprecedented Third Time

Laveta Brigham

Rush Jenkins and Klaus Baer, of the Jackson Hole-based interior design firm WRJ Design, are the only firm to ever earn Mountain Living’s prestigious Home of the Year award three times. The spectacular home features sophisticated, alpine-style interiors and is described as “the pinnacle of indoor/outdoor living.”

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Every year Mountain Living magazine crowns the design team that best represents the “epitome of home design” with its Home of the Year award. Jackson Hole-based firm WRJ Design, along with Poss Architecture + Planning, Gallo Builders, Robert Singer and Associates Lighting

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Los Gatos Home Features Modern Design

Laveta Brigham

LOS GATOS, CA — This home features modern design with large decks offering views of the surrounding mountains. Features include a kitchen that opens to a family room and living room/dining room. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances and a breakfast room with large windows for views into the trees.

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  • Address: 17300 Debbie Rd, Los Gatos, California
  • Price: $2,189,000
  • Square Feet: 5350
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4 Full and 1 Half Baths
  • Built: 1992
  • Features: Meticulously designed, built to capture the beauty that surrounds it. Open floor plan, contemporary design, abundant natural light. Grand entrance has 2-story ceilings
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Shop the show homes’ looks through Qualico’s Design Q

Laveta Brigham

Three new home builders are making all the furniture and accessories in their show homes available for purchase to anyone — whether they buy a home or not.



a living room filled with furniture and a fire place: Design Q offers for sale the furnishings seen in show homes by Pacesetter Homes, Sterling Homes and StreetSide Developments.


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Design Q offers for sale the furnishings seen in show homes by Pacesetter Homes, Sterling Homes and StreetSide Developments.

Qualico builders Pacesetter Homes, Sterling Homes and StreetSide Developments are selling the carefully curated show home pieces through Design Q, Qualico’s design centre. As a retail division, Design Q Shop began in August and is an idea perhaps long overdue.

“Design Q started seven or eight years ago,

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How This Medieval French Town Is Still Impacting Interior Design Today

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From Veranda

The tiny commune of Aubusson, France, rarely makes an appearance on must-see travel lists, but history buffs and design aficionados alike should consider adding it to their French itineraries. Aubusson lies in France’s Creuse region, about an hour-and-a-half east of Limoges, the town made famous for its porcelain. However, Aubusson has its own namesake craft, weaving, that became so popular, the city’s name became a commonly used term for the rugs and tapestries produced there.

Aubusson became renowned for its carpets and tapestries as early as the 16th century, when they began to appear in royal residences. The

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Check out this Design District warehouse that was converted into a home priced at nearly $2 million

Laveta Brigham

Drive by 2231-33 Valdina St. in the Design District, and you’d probably think it was an artist’s studio. It’s a warehouse with a gated entrance, a simple exterior and garage doors across the front.

But someone lives there.

In fact, it’s a set of multiple units. Keith Johnston, who owns Unit 102, was part of the early development of the warehouse and helped get it rezoned for residential living. Johnston, who is an entrepreneur, investor and the CEO of Branded Inc., has listed his home for $1,975,000. It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and enough interior space for the current

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Tour 36 new Portland area homes for sale with the latest looks, designs

Laveta Brigham

If you’re curious about the benefits of being the first owner of a new home or seeing the latest design trends, attend the free Fall Metro Portland New Home Tour, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, and Sunday, Oct. 25.

The tour showcases 36 homes built over the region in a variety of architectural styles and price ranges. There’s even a shipping container home outfitted by the Interior Design Society.

“Because people are spending so much time in their homes, many homeowners are looking to remodel their existing home or purchase a new home,” says Adrian

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Ranch’s lower level includes family, rec rooms and bedroom suite

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COVER HOME:



a house that is parked on the side of a building: The ranch home has about 4,060 sq. ft. of living space with 3 or 4 bedrooms. The home sits on a corner lot, and its side-entry garage is accessible from the cul-de-sac while the house faces the main roadway. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY KATHY TYLER


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The ranch home has about 4,060 sq. ft. of living space with 3 or 4 bedrooms. The home sits on a corner lot, and its side-entry garage is accessible from the cul-de-sac while the house faces the main roadway. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY KATHY TYLER

598 STORM COURT, TIPP CITY

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What appears to be a quaint brick ranch opens into a spacious living space with a finished lower level allowing for floor plan versatility.

Listed for $493,900 by HER Realtors, the ranch at 598 Storm Court has about

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Home design: Carving out room for a bathroom in the attic and more space for family dining

Laveta Brigham

Tim Pingree and Lucas Robertson, cofounders of SHAKE Architecture: Construction, were able to spend months drawing iterations for the first floor of a circa 1848 Greek Revival town house, a home in Charlestown that Pingree’s friends had purchased upon relocating from Australia. “It was a luxuriously drawn-out design process that was discussed over many dinners there,” says Pingree, who first met the couple (and his own wife) at Williams College.

Pingree knew they would pull the kitchen out of the narrow back annex into the main part of the first floor, melding it with the living area at the front

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The Property Brothers’ Best Home Office Designs Ever-Including Drew’s Den

Laveta Brigham

Since the pandemic began, many people have made the transition from office workers to work-from-home warriors. This can be a difficult change, especially if your home lacks an office.

And now, with the end of social distancing still far off, it’s time to invest in an upgraded workspace—and Drew and Jonathan Scott of “Property Brothers” can help!

After all, these reality TV stars have carved out cool home offices in many of the residences they’ve renovated, large and small. So if you’re in need of some ideas, look below for some of the gorgeous home offices they’ve built.

Need lots

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How to Stylishly Decorate a Room in Your Favorite Color

Laveta Brigham

SUPERIOR BLEND In the living room of her family’s vacation home in the South of France, interior designer Kate Hume skillfully layered textures and finishes into the décor’s mostly green palette.



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Frans van der Heijden

IT DIDN’T START as a plan at all,” said Kate Hume of the predominantly green palette in the living room of her family’s vacation home. That said, the Amsterdam-based interior designer admits she might have been unconsciously influenced by the view of trees and open field provided by the windows of the house, located in the Quercy region of France. Next month, the eclectic

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21 Family Room Decorating Ideas, Ranging from a Quick Refresh to a Total Overhaul

Laveta Brigham

The kitchen’s reign as the heart of the home has gone on long enough. This year, it’s time to reclaim your family room—or living room, den or whatever you call the space where your sofa and coziest armchair reside—as the ultimate hangout. Whether you’re looking for a quick refresh or a total overhaul, we’ve got the inspo you need. These family room decorating ideas run the gamut, with options for every skill level and style.

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Inside a Danish Design Star’s Serene Copenhagen Home

Laveta Brigham

At the Copenhagen studio of architect David Thulstrup, meetings are typically a tactile experience. To communicate his vision to clients, this Danish design star covers long tables with visuals, material samples, and ephemera—pebbled panels juxtaposed with chrome, yellow-plated zinc with caramel leather, blackened steel with glossy red lacquer. Touching each surface, seeing them side by side or loosely layered atop of one another, his guests can immediately experience the nuance and poetry that Thulstrup brings to his internationally renowned practice, which spans residential, hospitality, and retail projects. “As a Dane, design is about finding comfort and hygge, making space feel

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On Bringing The Joys Of Travel Home

Laveta Brigham

Restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic have not only dramatically altered travel across the globe, they’ve also sparked interest in rethinking the design of the personal spaces where people are now spending more of their time.

Carol Kurth, FAIA, ASID, a principal of Carol Kurth Architecture + Interiors in Bedford, New York, is an award-winning architect and interior designer. Her extensive portfolio of luxury places to live, work and play are notable for their creative integration of site, form, structure and materials. 

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Meet Netflix’s Latest Design Stars From ‘Dream Home Makeover’

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Watch out, HGTV: Netflix now has a slew of hit home design shows, and the latest features a cute couple in Utah who, much like Chip and Joanna Gaines, are rapidly building a home design empire.

“Dream Home Makeover” follows Shea McGee and her husband, Syd McGee, as they juggle their interior design business, Studio McGee, and their furniture and decor brand, McGee & Co.

With Shea in charge of everything creative, and Syd pulling double duty as CEO of both companies, this power couple has their hands full.

And although their show just premiered on Oct. 16,

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Home design inspiration: A meditation room and space to gather for Diwali

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Joyelle West

Initially, Soni Konduru wasn’t certain that she wanted to set aside an entire room in her Chestnut Hill home for a zen zone, but, when the pandemic hit, she was glad she did. Not only does everyone in the family use it for prayer or meditation, it’s become a quiet space where her 20-year-old son and 16-year-old daughter hang out and read. “People use it around their own schedules for ritual time, and it’s also become a hideaway,” the design principal of Daastann says. During Hindu celebrations such as Diwali, the five-day festival of lights that begins November

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How mobile app ‘Design Home’ is selling furniture through a video game

Laveta Brigham

Shopping for home decor just got an upgrade with a mobile video game that lets players buy furniture and decor within its e-commerce store.

The popular design-oriented video game, “Design Home,” recently introduced an in-game e-commerce channel that allows players to buy home accessories from the virtual spaces they fashion. At a time when people are more absorbed in their surroundings and home design, induced by the

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Coronavirus and Home Design – The New York Times

Laveta Brigham

The coronavirus pandemic is already shaping home design trends, with special-function rooms and products that serve needs particular to the pandemic rising in popularity, according to a recent survey by the American Institute of Architects.

Every year, the institute surveys about 425 individual architects or firms in the business of custom-home building or renovation. Participants are asked to indicate whether requests for certain types of rooms and products are increasing, decreasing or stable. Trends are identified by noting the increases and offsetting them by the decreases. This year’s results were gathered in July.

“I won’t say it was unexpected,” said

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GMC Hummer EV electric pickup design leaks in ad ahead of unveiling

Laveta Brigham

The design of the GMC Hummer EV pickup truck has leaked in an ad ahead of the unveiling event later today.

Update: GM has now fully unveiled the truck. Check it out here: GM unveils Hummer EV: 350-mile electric supertruck with $80,000 super price tag

GM is preparing to unveil the GMC Hummer EV, which it describes as an electric “supertruck”, tonight at 8 PM ET.

The automaker has been teasing the vehicle for months with video and teaser images, but we haven’t got a full look at the electric pickup’s design until now.

We’ve now got our first look

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2021 Mercedes S-Class Shows Exterior Design, Interior Tech On Camera

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Toyota Venza Limited Exterior Design

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With a striking new debut, Toyota is breaking the sameness barrier in the midsize two-row crossover utility vehicle (CUV) category.

The all-new 2021 Venza delivers an intuitive driving experience with smooth acceleration, predictable handling, and low noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH), all wrapped in a sophisticated design.

The all-new 2021 Toyota Venza comes equipped exclusively with the Toyota Hybrid System II powertrain and advanced Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive.

Along with comfortable urban and highway performance, Venza is expected to have impressive fuel efficiency, with a preliminary manufacturer-estimated 40 MPG combined fuel economy in LE trim.

The 2021 Toyota Venza, which

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