March & White- Mansion Global Designer's Corner

Designing a Media Room

It’s about more than just seating and screens

Think Outside the Box

“We are seeing a trend toward media rooms that incorporate bar elements as well, which make the space more social and interactive, as well as functional.

We tend to design spaces that don’t typically look like media rooms. Seating should be seriously comfortable yet elegant.

"We love spaces that create mood and ambience. We mix up the lighting with picture lights above art, wall sconces, and most importantly, low-level floor lighting for wayfinding.

"We also always work with a specialist A/V consultant to include the best sound system into the design of the room. We try to eliminate any visual clutter and always look to incorporate clean, built-in solutions where possible.”

 Elliot March of March & White, based in London, New York, and Los Angeles

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Bi-Coastal Design Duo on Why London, New York and Los Angeles Are Safe Bets.

Elliot March and James White say craftsmanship is key for a luxury home anywhere in the world.

Architects and designers Elliot March and James White established their design house March & White in London in 2010, beginning with the interiors of luxury yachts.

They later expanded into designing some of London’s elite private clubs, including The Arts Club and Devonshire Club, and have marked their first foray into New York real estate with 125 Greenwich Street, a building by Rafael Viñoly. The duo designed the building’s interiors, including the amenities space on the top three floors. They now have offices in New York City and Los Angeles.

March & White also worked on the Los Angeles home of reality TV judge and producer Simon Cowell.

We caught up with the duo, both 39, to discuss what international homebuyers now want from their home amenities, the future of London and Los Angeles real estate and more.

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Kishani Perera- LA Times

Before and After: From nondescript to storybook charm  When designer and house hunter Kishani Perera spied a rather charmless 1923 Mid-City home, she knew her first step: Set the home free of its jail bars and frame the entryway with stately columns.  “I could tell it had good bones, just a good feeling to it,” said Perera, who bought the two-bedroom, two-bathroom house for $640,000 in 2013. She’s now selling it for $1.1 million.  After nearly three years of work, the home now sports true cottage charm — and that includes the converted garage, tricked out with four skylights, new windows and a front arbor.  “This has been my passion project,” said Perera, who has designed homes for Harry Styles, Molly Sims, Rachel Bilson and Michael C. Hall, among others.  Read the full article  HERE.    

Before and After: From nondescript to storybook charm

When designer and house hunter Kishani Perera spied a rather charmless 1923 Mid-City home, she knew her first step: Set the home free of its jail bars and frame the entryway with stately columns.

“I could tell it had good bones, just a good feeling to it,” said Perera, who bought the two-bedroom, two-bathroom house for $640,000 in 2013. She’s now selling it for $1.1 million.

After nearly three years of work, the home now sports true cottage charm — and that includes the converted garage, tricked out with four skylights, new windows and a front arbor.

“This has been my passion project,” said Perera, who has designed homes for Harry Styles, Molly Sims, Rachel Bilson and Michael C. Hall, among others.

Read the full article HERE.

 

Riviera White House- THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Ronald Reagan’s Onetime Pacific Palisades Property Asks $33 Million

The former President’s longtime home has been replaced by an estate that marries features like a glass-fronted ‘show garage’ with elements from the Reagans’ original dwelling.

By

CANDACE TAYLOR

Updated March 9, 2016 2:33 p.m. ET

Ronald and Nancy Reagan’s longtime property in Pacific Palisades, Calif.—where Mr. Reagan was famously showering when he learned he’d won the 1980 presidential election—is going on the market for $33 million.

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Kitchen storage ideas from the Kardashians’ organisational fairy godmothers

At the end of last year the world discovered the glory that was the “Khloe Kardashian kitchen” and fell in love with it. As part of her Khlo-C-D series, the reality star showcased her self-confessed “crazy and organised-obsessed” ways – an insanely organised pantry, a carefully thought-out fridge and even perfectly arranged cookie jars. Since then we’ve been kitchen-consumed (and this Helen Green design did nothing to cure that).

Unfortunately, such organised ways don’t come without a little work (and, in Khloe’s case a professional or two). When she moved into her Calabasas home in 2014, she enlisted the help of Details Organizing a.k.a. Mary Astadourian and Jennifer Dynof – the force behind the home organisation of the Hollywood elite, including her sister Kim and Kanye’s closet. 

Here Mary imparts her wisdom on kitchen organisation, including where to start and how to stay on top of things.

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