LA Times Home & Garden Roundup 12.03.09
The holidays are over and it’s time to get back into the swing of things. This month, we’ll be kicking things off with our annual January Jumpstart. Personally, we’ll be taking a good look at our home’s decor and making some changes. This week’s Los Angeles Times Home & Garden takes a look at some popular trends from 2008 that deserve the heave ho in 2009 (we’re guilty of a few), suggests some ways to reuse old film canisters and, since we always start off the year optimistic about how organized we’ll be, rounds up some letterpress calendars that’ll keep us on track. If you’ve resolved that this is the year you’ll actually decorate your home instead of just reading about what the rest of us are doing, find some inspiration from a house in Silverlake furnished entirely from street finds and another with items found at flea markets, thrifts stores and in alleys. After all, one man’s trash — even last year’s trend — is another man’s treasure (getting it for free is on trend). More, pics, and links, after the jump…
Bad Design Trends We Hope Die in 2009: From granite countertops to fake suzanis, here’s a round-up of the design trends Los Angeles based designers hope are out with the old year.
Film Canister Uses: When celluloid dreams die, here’s a way to repurpose those old film canisters.
Letterpress Calendars: Start the year off right with this selection of cool letterpress calendars, all of which are made in LA.
A Home Full of Salvage in Silverlake: In LA, especially at this time of the year, you can find practically anything on the street. Ask Al Teman. Even the house itself — built in 1909, it was red-tagged after the 1994 Northridge earthquake — is salvaged.
Recycled Living: A bohemian L.A. loft is decorated with flea market finds: When it comes to furniture, old is often better and, given LA’s proliferation of thrift stores, flea markets, salvage yards and prop houses, it’s not impossible to find what you want. Just keep your eyes and your mind open. So much the better if you have a loft downtown to display it in like Robert Heller and Elizabeth Kramer.
[images: Eric Boyd for LAT; Debra Prinzing; Gary Friedman for LAT; Spencer Weiner for LAT; Irfan Khan for LAT]