Lafco’s Founder Talks Bringing Apothecary Vibes and Home Design iInto Candles

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

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Jimmy Fallon, Cara Delevingne’s Tonight Show Home-Decor Chat

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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

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Home design ideas: Decorating a bedroom with challenging sloped ceilings

The sloped ceiling in designer Diane Mohamed’s bedroom posed a challenge for her.Danielle Robertson

This is the biggest bedroom that Diane Mohamed has ever had, and due to the sloped ceiling, the most challenging to decorate. “It looked cavernous, cold, and characterless,” says the founder of MOMO Interior Design. Mohamed knew she’d need to go bold, but was also committed to a predominantly black and white palette. “I wanted to stay neutral for the longer lasting items, then bring in color with accessories so I can swap them out from time to time,” she says. Her choices did the trick. “Every time I open the door, it brings me happiness,” she says.

1 The shag loss is a neutral base with lots of personality. “When the sunlight hits it, there’s a lovely shimmer,” Mohamed notes.

2 The bedding, which includes a crushed velvet comforter from West Elm and

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How to Design Your Home to Prevent Common House Malfunctions

It’s always important to take preventive measures to avoid common house malfunctions. By taking a few simple steps, you can help ensure that your home runs smoothly and doesn’t suffer from any major problems. In this article, we will discuss some of the best ways to design your home in order to prevent common malfunctions. We’ll cover everything from retaining walls to irrigation systems, so you can be sure your home is as safe and functional as possible!

Retaining Walls

Does your home sit on a slope? If so, then you may want to consider building a retaining wall. Retaining walls provide proper drainage and can help prevent soil erosion and erosions, two very common problems that can cause serious damage to your home. In addition, retaining walls can also add some extra style and curb appeal to your property! However, when designing and constructing a retaining wall, there are

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Architectural DesignArchitecture design is a scientific and creative concept of building buildings and understanding varied constructing materials and kinds. Quality assurances in building building are usually not only a authorized requirement from the architectural or design skilled but additionally from the product fabricators. Aluminium window and door fabricators are required to assure their merchandise and workmanship in order to trace the design, fabrication and installation of specific home windows and doorways in buildings.

BIM, or building data modeling, has modified the panorama of challenge management and enables smaller groups of architects and engineers to work on bigger projects all while having a clearer overview of the development process. However, Retail BIM Modeling might be price prohibitive when approaching many local design firms. Fortunately, outsourcing the design development to a company abroad can considerably scale back costs as the shopper can choose an business chief from a wider pool of companies with … Read more