David A. Keeps

Travel and Design Journalist, TV Producer and Host

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Architectural Digest

Pierre Yovanovitch on His Favorite Childhood Keepsakes, the Power of Pink, and Envisioning His...

"With a strong architectural statement," Pierre Yovanovitch once told AD, "you can go on to build an interior with simple but luxurious furnishings." After a decade working on...

Elle Decor

House Tour: An Arts And Crafts Cottage In Beverly Hills

More than a century old, Arts and Crafts architecture is certainly a venerated style. But it's hardly a fashionable one. "The last time the style was popular was back in the...

House and Garden UK

Grand designs

Interior designer Michael S Smith's modernist house in Los Angeles couldn't be more different from his previous home - a Georgian-style manor - but he loves its 'heroic'...

Departures

Spotlight on The Haas Brothers

With new ideas and radical techniques, Nikolai qand Simon Hass have become design's latest enfants terribles. "Ridiculous." This is how brothers Nikolai and Simon Haas describe...

latimes

Budget design, small-space solutions anchor houseboat makeover

A water-view home with a patch of grass just didn't float Misty Tosh's boat, but when the television producer came upon a 1980s three-story houseboat in Marina del Rey, she dove...

latimes.com

A flair for the whimsical

As children of the Great Depression, Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman had modest dreams: They wanted to own their home and decorate it with beautiful things. In 1952, the couple left...

House Beautiful

Peter Dunham, Newport Beach

David A. Keeps: Ocean blue starts at the front door and flows all the way through the house. Was that inspired by the colors of the bay? Peter Dunham: Well, the house is on Lido...

latimes.com

Long Beach master John Nyquist carves a reputation for midcentury classics

SHIRLEY NYQUIST, the vivacious record-keeper of her husband's furniture-making business, pulls out a typewritten list from 1960 showing a walnut armchair with sculpted back and...

Elle Decor, Cover, Sept. 2012

Charmed Circle: Reese Witherspoon at Home

Reese Witherspoon's Southern charm has lit up such hit comedies as Legally Blonde and Sweet Home Alabama, and her skill and intensity brought her an Oscar for her role as...

Forbes

Redesigns For Living: Joe Doucet Reimagines Headphones, Whiskey And More

JOE DOUCET IS A LIVING BLUEPRINT FOR THE 21ST-century designer. He has produced brand identities for BMW, packaging for Procter & Gamble and concept appliances for Whirlpool and...

latimes

Vintage whimsy

David Weidman's silk-screen artwork helped to define the look of the late 1960s and '70s. But only now, at 89, is he reaching his prime. On a visit to the Long Beach area in the...

latimes

'Flipping Out's' Ryan Brown settles down in Los Feliz

Interior designer Ryan Brown has made a career buying ugly-duckling properties, turning them into beauties and selling them for profit. It's a process that he and his business...

Departures

Brazil's Master Builder

Sao Paulo-based architect Marcio Kogan is bringing his muscular minimalism Stateside. The Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan is not one bit like Howard Roark, the uncompromising...

WSJ

Interior Designer Bunny Williams on Dogs and Elegance

"I AM ALWAYS slightly suspicious of people who don't like dogs in the house," said the New York City-based interior decorator and author Bunny Williams, who is also mother to...

Wall St. Journal, March 2014

Holly Hunt, the doyenne of designer showrooms, shares her wisdom

"THERE WAS A PERIOD in the late '80s, when everything was overly traditional and antiques were selling for millions," said Holly Hunt, the contemporary-design impresario who...

WSJ

Designer Ilse Crawford on the Power of Dimmers and 'The Shining'

LONDON-BASED DESIGNER and educator Ilse Crawford -whose third book, "A Frame for Life" (Rizzoli), came out Oct. 21-is no fan of superficial d├ęcor. After stints working in an...

GardenDesign.com

Sculptor Stan Bitters - Garden Design

Stan Bitters is a 21st-century caveman. In a windowless steel building on an industrial strip of Fresno, California, the 76-year-old sculptor shapes earth, water, and fire into...

House Beautiful

Every Country Home Should Follow These Rules for Rustic Decor

DAVID A. KEEPS: We're deep in the woods here, but this home avoids log-cabin stereotypes. How did you bring such sophistication to a house in the middle of a pine forest? Where...

Veranda

Modern Boston Apartment

This is a tale of transformations. When an empty nester living in a traditional house in a rural Boston suburb decided to move back into the city, she made a second...