LA Times Home & Garden Roundup 01.24.09

LA Times Home & Garden Roundup 01.24.09

Abby Stone
Jan 24, 2009

12409-lat01.jpgWith President Obama's term not even a full week in, we're already seeing changes. Michael S. Smith, who's been hired to redecorate the Obama's living quarters, will be making significant changes inside the White House; this week's Los Angeles Times Home and Garden section asks three different designers to reimagine other rooms inside the President's home. Change at the highest level creates a ripple effect that is felt everywhere. House tours of a Bart Prince-designed home in South Pasadena and the renovation of the Pasinetti House in Beverly Hills reveal new interiors. More, pix and links, after the jump...

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What if you were decorator in chief?: The Los Angeles Times asks three decorators to try their hand at redesigning prominent rooms in the White House.

The Bart Prince House: The layered designs of Bart Price reveal themselves only upon closer examination.

The Pasinetti House: Built in 958 by reknowned Romanian architect Haralamb Georgescu, the house has been recently renovated by restoration architect Aaron Torrence of Design Plus Construction.

Ligne Roset Spindle table fuses modern, classic style: The best change takes the old and fuses it with the new. That's the definition of modern. The Scout spotlights a table by Ligne Roset that does just that.

Period's vintage furnishings updated and on sale: Vintage furnishings turned on their head. If you're in the market for new furnishings, check Period's offerings.

Kitchen designers focus on functionality, costs: In the kitchen, it's time to scale back and focus on the kitchen's function, not just its bells and whistles.

[images: Alessandra Branca; Judith Lance; Kirk McKoy for LAT; Ricardo DeAratanha for LAT; Ligne Roset; Period; Lauren Beale]

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