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Shift to Neutral: LA Jewelry Designer Kathleen Whitaker’s Radical Transformation

When we interviewed Kathleen Whitaker, the notable LA jewelry designer, four years ago about her turn-of-the-century home in LA’s Echo Park, she summed up her DIY remodel this way: “I suppose my jewelry designs are the antithesis of the expression displayed here at home.” Indeed. Back then, while her pieces were minimalist and understated, her home was expressive and vibrant with saturated colors. Today? “It’s flip-flopped. I started a sister collection that explores texture and color, and that created an inverse effect of really committing to reduction and minimalism in our home environment,” she says. “My work and my home, they…

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Help for an Ailing Water Heater

Pat Beurskens has been happy with his heat-pump water heater, but he fears the time is coming when it won’t be able to keep up with demand. He foresees the day when his young daughter will be using more hot water, and Beurskens is finishing out the basement of his Seattle home to be used as a rental. That, too, will increase hot water use. Against this backdrop, Beurskens’s GE Geospring, a model that has been discontinued, is showing signs of fatigue. “Lately,” he writes in a post at the Q&A forum, “the water heater has been maxing out after…

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Trending on The Organized Home: Holiday Hacks

Trending on The Organized Home: Holiday Hacks - RemodelistaIcon - Arrow LeftIcon - Arrow RightIcon - External LinkIcon - MessageIcon - Down ChevronIcon - CloseIcon - Dropdown ArrowIcon - Location PinIcon - Zoom OutIcon - Zoom InIcon - SearchIcon - EmailIcon - FacebookflipboardIcon - InstagramIcon - PinterestIcon - TwitterIcon - Check Mark An icon we use to indicate a rightwards action. An icon we use to indicate a leftwards action. An icon we use to indicate a button link is external. The icon we use to represent an email action. Used to indicate a dropdown. Used to indicate a close…

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Current Obsessions: After the Feast

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The Remodelista Guide to Black Friday and Cyber Monday

We’re not immune to the allure of a Black Friday deal; here are some we’re noting for today, the weekend, and Cyber Monday. Above: Rough Linen is offering 20% off their Orkney bedding collection and free shipping on all orders worldwide 11/23 through 11/25. Shown here is the Orkney Duvet Cover in Natural. East Fork is offering free shipping across their website 11/23 through 11/25 and 20% off all non-pottery items on Monday 11/26. Enjoy 20% off site-wide on orders over $100 (excluding wallpaper) from Rebecca Atwood 11/23 through 11/27. Bonus: If you sign up for their newsletter, you’ll get 30%…

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Kitchen of the Week: A Monumental Marble Countertop

A while back we explored a midcentury mountain house in North Vancouver updated for two history professors by Susan and David Scott of Scott & Scott Architects. Some people (us included) were enchanted by the succinctness of the kitchen with its weighty marble counter and open storage (“I love the rawness here and the materials selected. It’s rare to see this kind of restraint,” wrote one reader); others saw dust traps and the need for a dishwasher. (“Will we snicker about this kitchen with its 1,763 pounds of marble (and no cupboard doors) in 10 years?” someone asked.) We had to return for a closer…

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