During her husband’s four years in office, Melania Trump and her interior designer, Tham Kannalikham, declined interview and photography requests about the decorating of the second-floor rooms and private quarters of the White House. But photos in the new 60th anniversary edition of “The White House: An Historic Guide” reveal that there was a whole lot of swagging, fringing and gilding going on upstairs.
All presidential families leave their mark on the White House, although they don’t know how long their design changes will stay in place. This 26th edition of the official guide — published by the White House Historical Association, which funds much of the refurbishing — was released July 28, the birthday of former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy. She nurtured the idea of the White House as a living museum and conceived the guidebook in 1962 to give visitors a comprehensive
Jeff Lewis Talks Business And Growth With His New ‘Hollywood Houselift’ Reality Series On Amazon Freevee
Jeff Lewis has been designing, remodeling, and building homes for more than two decades. One major difference from others in his field is that much of Lewis’s professional process and the drama that can come with working on a home has been filmed for our viewing pleasure over the past 15 years.
Lewis, 52, first made a name for himself in both the home design industry and the reality television scene with his hit series Flip Outwhich ran on the Bravo cable channel from 2007 until 2018. These four years later, Lewis has returned to television, where he continues to work around Los Angeles providing the desired “nips and tucks” to his famous celebrity clients’ homes on Hollywood Houselift with Jeff Lewiswhich is now streaming the entire first season on Amazon Freevee.
On his new reality
Interior Designers: Madison Lanci, of Milana Custom Homes
Builders: Brandon Lanci, of Milana Custom Homes
Architect: Daniel Currea, of DC-Studio Architecture and Planning
Photographers: Jonathan Scott, of Gulfstorm Films & Photography
Madison and Brandon Lanci have brought hundreds of dream houses to life for others as the owners of Tampa-based Milana Custom Homes. So when it came to creating their own living quarters, they had plenty of experience and a clear vision for what they craved coming home to.
“I wanted somewhere that was warm and inviting,” says Madison, who designed their house. “We have a big family and I wanted open spaces for us to gather and entertain.”
A big family indeed, the Lancis have four children, Milana, 7; Noah, 4; Haven, 3; and Zane, 1; as well as an
Thirty years strong, and smelling fresher than ever.
Distributor-turned-beauty brand Lafco is feting its 30th anniversary, and what started as a celebration of European apothecaries has turned into a bastion of home fragrance that has also expanded into body and skin care.
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Jon Bresler, the brand’s founder and president, isn’t done moving the needle. “What we’re seeing in home fragrance is that, as the candle market and diffuser market become saturated, there’s been a race toward what the next best device is for diffusing fragrance in an environment, and we’re starting to see the rise of at-home diffusers,” he said. “Clearly, that is part of the Lafco trajectory in the future.”
“I want to continue evolving this business by reinforcing Lafco’s position as the leader in art glass presentation of candles and home fragrance products,” he continued.
To that end, the brand’s roots are in an
Photo: Architectural Digest/YouTube
Instead of converting it into a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cara Delevingne has chosen to live in the $10.8 million questionably decorated Gramercy Park triplex she bought from Jimmy Fallon. As she told Fallon on The Tonight Show this week, she loves the decor — basically the Overlook Hotel in The Shining with a maximalist color palette. “I’ve kept it all. It’s creepy,” she said. “I tried to design my house in LA basically like that without knowing that house.”
Delevingne is telling the truth! She has described her LA home — an English-country-style mansion built in 1941 for the founders of the Vons supermarket chain — as an “adult playhouse” and it lives up to the reputation: There’s a costume dress-up room, a Lynchian poker room, and, naturally , a ball pit. She cites escape rooms and Hugh Hefner as influences, both of which are