This weekend's Oscar weekend, filled with the primping and transformation that accompanies Hollywood's biggest night. That's also at the heart of the stories that caught our eye in this week's Los Angeles Times Home & Garden section. A tour of muralist Paulin Paris' home is a draw dropping example of trompe l'oeil; add some glamourous touches to your home with finds from One King's Lane; follow editor Reuben Munoz as he transforms some Ikea lampshades; Lara Spencer's new home is a far cry from the traditional Connecticut carriage house she left behind. Links to these stories, and more, after the jump!
Home Tour: Muralist Paulin Paris' whimsical illusions: The muralist, whose work can be seen at Bouchon Restaurant in Beverly Hills, puts his talents to work on his 1000 square foot Venice cottage.
The Deal: One Kings Lane's discounted designer decor: eBay meets Overstock, this new discount website focuses on design with sales that launch at 8 am every weekday morning.
One flea market lamp, three DIY shades: When his friend bought a kitschy tree trunk lamp at the Long Beach flea market, design editor Reuben Munoz saw it as an opportunity to try his hand at creating three different lampshades.
Home Tour: Lara Spencer trades traditional Greenwich for California modern: Lara Spencer, creator of the upcoming show "FleaFlip," wherein teams compete to find and repurpose the best buys, recently moved to Beverly Hills, leaving behind a traditional house and transforming herself into a true Los Angeleno, midcentury house and all.