According to her Archival Decor website, Michelle Pattee's artwork and pillows are, "...hand made locally in California." With a vast selection of organic hemp and velvet pillow designs to choose from, I think the two below are my favorites -- for today anyway. See more for yourself. Click here .
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What's the quickest way to update or overhaul a space? Designers frequently say that a coat of paint offers immediate impact. For me, using textiles is also a natural choice because texture and colorful patterns can evoke strong feelings that accent a new paint scheme. To that end, the following images are from L.A. designer Pat McGann's shop in the La Cienega Design Quarter . Pat mixes vintage and new fabrics, rugs and furniture to create comfortable and slightly exotic spaces. I hope you like these photos taken of her L.A. store. To learn more about Pat's design, textiles and antiques, click here . all photos- riviera view In the above room, I love tthe mixture of masculine and feminine notes.
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Below is an interview with painter and architect, Dan Janotta, who recently spoke with Riviera View about his painting process. Hermosa Walk Street RV: When did you begin painting? DJ: As an architect, I’m exposed daily to traditional design and digital graphic applications. While pursuing my bachelor and graduate degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign I also learned traditional approaches to art. As students, we were required to have some watercolor and figure painting classes and I’ve always been a good illustrator and liked drawing by hand so I was never afraid of it. Weave Bookcase In the 90s, I began designing furniture and was quite successful. I had a gallery on Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach called Janotta Furniture and we also showed in galleries in San Francisco and Fort Lauderdale. Furniture design was a good creative outlet, but it was expensive because I had to pay someone to build my designs. Back then a prototype