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  • Up in the air: Floating decor that makes an impact

    By Jonathan Fong

    5 days ago

    When it comes to decorating, I’ve got hang-ups — in a good way. You see, I love to hang objects from the ceiling. And I’m not talking chandeliers or mobiles. I’m more inclined to hang delicate objects en masse, like feathers above a bed, silk rose petals above the aisle at a...

  • The rose gold rush and other hot décor trends

    By Jonathan Fong

    2 weeks ago

    A few weekends ago, I drove to the Anaheim Convention Center for the 2016 Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) Megashow, the largest trade show for the arts and crafts industry in North America. Some people live for Comic-Con; I’m all about CHA. There, I’m a kid in a candy store (or,...

  • From drab to fab: A bedroom makeover for the new year

    By Jonathan Fong

    January 6, 2016 | 2:10 pm

    Above: Before / Below: After. Photos by Jonathan Fong

    My favorite room to decorate for clients is the bedroom. It’s where everyone spends about a third of their life. It’s the first thing you see when you wake up and the last thing you see before falling asleep. I truly...

  • The top 7 perks of being Jewish in December

    December 3, 2015 | 2:21 pm

    Growing up, ours was the only house on the block with a menorah glowing in the window. This should have put me on the fast track to Christmas envy, but it didn’t. I respected Christmas but was never jealous of those who celebrated. In fact, watching my neighbors actually gave me a...

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  • Home: 10 Common decorating mistakes and how to fix them

    By Jonathan Fong

    September 2, 2015 | 11:20 am

    Decorating your home is a very personal thing — we all have different tastes. There are some common design mistakes, however, that many of us make. The good news is that even if you’re guilty of one or more of these faux pas, they’re easy to fix.

    Pushing all the furniture against...

  • Affordable tips for decorating kids’ rooms

    By Jonathan Fong

    July 24, 2015 | 4:20 pm

    I have decorated a lot of kids’ rooms in my day. I love it. I find that decorating for the pint-sized set can be a lot more fun than decorating for grown-ups because I get to incorporate a big dose of color and whimsy into the design. And what I’ve learned is that adding color and...

  • How I created America’s most hated kitchen

    By Jonathan Fong

    July 15, 2015 | 2:10 pm

    You have not lived until you have been called “tacky and tasteless,” or been labeled as someone who has created “the ugliest thing I have ever seen.” But those are the sort of comments I get every time my Warhol-inspired kitchen appears on a decorating website. 

    The first time it...

  • Customize your home decor with digital printing

    By Jonathan Fong

    April 15, 2015 | 11:44 am

    Seven years ago, when I designed a room at the Greystone Mansion Designer Showcase in Beverly Hills, I upholstered the walls with fabric I’d had custom printed with giant photographs of magnolias. The ability to easily custom print fabric with digital images was relatively new at...

  • Nine ways to display your books on a shelf

    By Jonathan Fong

    March 19, 2015 | 10:49 am

    I recently received a decorating S.O.S. call from a friend. She had just bought a beautiful set of bookcases, and as soon as they were installed in her living room, she eagerly placed all her books on the shelves. But something wasn’t right. It all looked a little blah. Unfinished....

  • Design lessons from Oscar-nominated movies

    By Jonathan Fong

    February 18, 2015 | 5:28 pm

    This year’s crop of Oscar contenders is filled with memorable performances, meditations on life and death, nail-biting suspense and, yes, valuable decorating lessons. If you’ve ever sat through a movie and wondered not whether the butler did it, but where the butler bought that...

  • Decorating to improve your love life

    By Jonathan Fong

    February 12, 2015 | 11:01 am

    Admit it. The first time you visit the home of someone you’ve just started dating, don’t you love to snoop around the place to get some clue about this potential mate? You might look at the pictures on the wall, the books on the shelves, maybe the style of furniture to get an idea...

  • The Vanishing Tree

    By Sharon Rosen

    December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    The lush, fragrant green trees penned up in their Christmas tree lots waiting to be liberated, taken home, and decorated are like a

    siren song to school kids everywhere. My daughters are no exception.

    "I wish we could have a tree in our house. They're so pretty," one of my...

  • Celebrating the “Torah cycle”

    By Abby Gilad

    October 4, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The eighth day of the holiday of Sukkot is actually a separate holiday called Shemini Atzeret. It means "the eighth day of the assembly."

    The Israelites gather for seven days around the Temple in Jerusalem, and they are just not ready to go home yet, because they are having so much...

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