David A. Keeps

Travel and Design Journalist, TV Producer and Host

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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...
The Rolling Stones | 1stdibs Introspective
Gathering together some 50 years' worth of photographs - many of them never before seen - by the likes of David Bailey, Andy Warhol and David LaChapelle, a new book from TASCHEN...
Marc Jacobs' Bull Terrier Tells All
DOG / fun & fashion I don't think much of it, to be frank. He's just my dad with a busy job and I just like to eat a lot and snuggle. I've got nothing but love for Choupette!...
Top 5 Interior Design Trends for 2015
Mixed Metals In London, designer Kelly Hoppen says mixing warm metals, such as copper and rose gold, with cool ones like silver is particularly hot right now. Los Angeles...
Smart ideas, designs to make more of your home
From rediscovered design classics to brand-new innovations, from the ceiling to the floor, 15 easy pieces and smart ideas for making more of your house in 2015. Spring bouquets...
Designer Tom Dixon: 'I can't see brass appliances being very far away'
In contemporary design, all that glitters is no longer silver. Nor is it nickel, chrome or mirror-polished stainless steel, the similarly cool metal tones that have outsold...
Looking for a 15-foot-tall macramé owl? Have we got a trend for you
THE RESURGENCE OF two American handicrafts last popular in the era of H.R. Pufnstuf-macramé and free-form weaving-may make certain people want to fashion themselves a noose. But...
No Frame Required: Art That Doubles as Home Décor
IF YOU WANTED, you could outfit every room in your home with décor designed by blue-chip artists, whether it's an Yves Klein table (filled with his signature blue pigment) for...
Idyllic California Retreat - Veranda
Grandeur need not be measured in square feet and ornate details. "There's a certain nobility in simplicity," says Greg Stewart, principal at Orlando Diaz-Azcuy Design Associates...
The Fight Over the Flatscreen TV
How designers are tackling the dreaded object. Remember that in their infancy, TV sets were largely immobile, connected by wires to roof antennae and rooted in the...
ELLE DECOR Goes to Coastal California
Historic gems, luxurious resorts, and storybook towns-from Malibu to Monterey By David Keeps Winding from the modernist compounds of Malibu through the redwood rusticity of Big...
Style Compass : Cliff Fong
By David Keeps. Drop in on a Los Angeles interior designer whose beloved showroom and cool, collected aesthetic have earned him such clients as Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi.
David Oldroyd's Design of a Minimalist Russian Hill Aerie
A 17-floor apartment with 270-degree views places city and skyline at center stage By David A. Keeps Photography by Matthew Millman When you can see four bridges, 10 church...
The Great Outdoors " Athletes Quarterly
Athletes Quarterly brings the very best of fashion, automotive, jewelry, real estate, home electronics and travel to the athlete community with every issue.
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...
Modern Los Angeles Villa
In a modern Los Angeles Villa, the tranquil interiors are as sublime as the art on display. Nestled amid ficus hedges, Italian cypress, and olive trees, designer Daniel Cuevas's...
Style Compass : Oliver M. Furth
By David A. Keeps. Now just 32, this L.A. native son worked with a who's who of designers before going out on his own to create spaces for Ariana Huffington and major Hollywood...

Los Angeles Times

Our 'Million Dollar Decorators' challenge: Shop Kmart, Marshalls
They shop, they drink, they dine, they kvetch. They turn otherwise ordinary rooms into polished interiors, and then ... they go shopping again. They are the stars of Million...
La Brea shopping: New stores revive old district
Have more than a dozen new stores made La Brea Avenue a shopping magnet once again? For more than two decades, a roughly 1.5-mile stretch of La Brea between Melrose Avenue and...
Haute dog! Stylish pet furniture that suits your home decor
We dote on our pets, snapping up designer dog beds and kitty condos (with the hope they will stop clawing and curling up on our favorite sofas and bed pillows). All that gear...
We've certainly been 'Mad' for modern
In its nearly eight years on the air, AMC's period drama "Mad Men" became must-see TV for design professionals and decor fans and, arguably, a boon to the home furnishings...
'True Blood' set design sees changes on the home front
SET PIECES: "TRUE BLOOD" As "True Blood" speeds along into Season 4, witches may have joined the cast of vampires, shape shifters, werewolves, fairies and cat people, but...
Set Pieces: The Neutra house in Mike Mills' 'Beginners'
After snagging a Golden Globe and a SAG award, Christopher Plummer seems like a good bet for the supporting actor Oscar for his portrayal of Hal, a 75-year-old retired museum...
Set Pieces: The 1930s California interiors of HBO's 'Mildred Pierce'
"Mildred Pierce," director Todd Haynes' five-hour miniseries based on the James M. Cain novel, has been accused by some critics of being overly languid, like taffy stretched too...
Set Pieces: The look of 'Tron: Legacy'
They had me at the trailer. For weeks now, the previews for "Tron: Legacy" have offered a striking look at what digital-age decor could look like. Though the film, which opens...
Set Pieces: Behind the scenes of 'The King's Speech'
On paper, a film about a stuttering monarch and his speech therapist seems as exciting as watching paint dry. Yet "The King's Speech" delivers not only riveting drama, but also...
Set Pieces: Jefery Levy's home sets the stage for 'Me' and 'The Key'
For veteran indie filmmaker Jefery Levy, working from home has never looked so good. The producer-director-writer-actor’s lavishly-decorated, historic Beverly Hills...
Interior designs for 'The Gift' furnish elements of tension
In the psychological thriller "The Gift," which opens nationwide Friday, writer-director and star Joel Edgerton taps into a specific strain of Southern California property lust:...
'Anthology' author on Eames designs and who could play the couple
Charles and Ray Eames "were as careful with their words as they were with their designs," says author and scholar Daniel Ostroff, whose latest book, "An Eames Anthology:...

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