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Kyle Schuneman

Kyle Schuneman is a hot new interior designer out of Los Angeles who is taking the design scene by storm. Get this - he's only 22 years old. And it turns out he has been a fan of our blog for a while. :) Here's a bit of info on this cutie:

  • his designs have been showcased on HGTV (Home and Garden), DIY (Do-It-Yourself), and The Style Network.
  • He designed his first television show, "Creative Juice", at age 20 and helped launch it to the HGTV show it is today to receive many Emmy Nominations and a huge fan following.
  • he has expanded his work into prop styling working for companies like Lipton and magazines like Ty Pennington At Home.
  • starting his design company, Live Well Designs, he wants to project his mantra of "Be You. Live You. Live Well." to the rest of the world and sees himself creating a lifestyle brand of how to live in sexy and chic environments by making bold choices that project the individual and unique style of the person who inhabits them.
  • he recently signed with John Paradise of the Paradise Group to represent his business ventures going forward and is already pitching around his own design show that would make him the youngest designer ever to have his own show.
Impressive right? His work is impressive in it's own right. The proof is in the photos below.


More Joe Schmelzer

Photographer Joe Schmelzer, whom I posted about back in February, wrote the other day to let us know he has added some new photos to his website. They are as fabulous as the photos I posted last time, so how could I say no? He also gave us a heads-up on an interior designer we haven't posted before, so stay tuned for that post later today.



Happy Canada Day to all our Canadian readers out there. This is the biggest party day of the year here in Ottawa (the capital of the country - NO it is NOT Toronto), so I have a couple of options of what to do today. The photo below is one. A trip downtown to hang out with hundreds of thousands of people and watch the fireworks.

Then there is option B, as seen below. Hang out at my parent's place (Rancho Relaxo as we often call it) and get some soooo-not-good-for-you-but-badly-needed sun. This may be an easy choice.


Wendell T. Webber

We've showcased the portfolio of photographer Wendell T. Weber before but after finding his rep's website crammed with even more photos. I thought it was time for an encore. Love the lighting, love the angles and composition but most of all it's so apparent that he just gets colour! Fabulous photos.


Coffee table conundrum

A reader wrote in wondering what to do for a coffee table and has a couple requirements - she doesn't want 2 smaller tables and her other half doesn't want glass. I've been in the same predicament for several months now, and can't seem to find anything suitable, although I will probably go for glass or acrylic since my room is so small. I think coffee tables are a perfect place to add a little bit of the unexpected - a bit of colour, a different style to the rest of the space, a bit of can really do anything. Since our reader already has a blend of styles in her living room - a sofa (contemporary casual - Crate and Barrel-like), chairs (modern), side table (antique mahogany parlor table), and lamp (Tiffany-style), then why not spice things up? I am loving Moroccan tea tables at the moment as a great way to inject a little bit of ethnicity. Or perhaps something Asian flavoured? Below are a wide range of styles for some ideas.

Lynn MorganSköna hem
Sköna hemTed Yarwood
Jack LevyRebecca Bradley
Jay JeffersCountry Home
Jeff HerronGaelle Le Boulicaut
Fotene DesignLocation Works
Andrea LarssonAero Studios
Robert StilinUrban Spaces
Cabinet Jean Louis DeniotHomes & Gardens