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Does The Inside Match The Outside? Why Redecorating Is Important For Your Soul

Xorin Balbes | Posted 08.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Xorin Balbes

The next time you walk around your house, take the time to really look. What do you own? Why do you own it? What does it say to you about who you were? What does it say to you about where you are going?

Ask Xorin: Studio Strategies

Xorin Balbes | Posted 05.28.2011 | Los Angeles
Xorin Balbes

When we change the size of our environments, whether we are scaling up or scaling down, adding a floor or moving from two floors to one room, we become more conscious of how we occupy space and what we use it for.

Ask Xorin: Backyard Bliss

Xorin Balbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Xorin Balbes

Having a balcony in the city is such a wonderful thing. A connection to the outdoors exists right out your balcony door, and creating a space that maximizes this potential is a must.

At Home With Love

Xorin Balbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Xorin Balbes

Have you taken care to make your space romantic and loving for yourself and your special someone?

Ask Xorin: 1+1 = 3

Xorin Balbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Xorin Balbes

Painting is a simple and inexpensive room makeover strategy. Paint opposite walls instead of adjacent walls to give the room a nice feeling of balance.

Ask Xorin: Back to the Present

Xorin Balbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Xorin Balbes

Ask Xorin is a weekly home and self improvement column created by award-winning architectural conservator, designer and philanthropist Xorin Balbes an...

Ask Xorin: Loft Life in Brooklyn

Xorin Balbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Xorin Balbes

When I work with clients with an eclectic collection of furniture, I often recommend staining or painting the floors a dark color so that the pieces of furniture really pop.

Open House/Sowden House

Xorin Balbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Xorin Balbes

Last month I took the TV show Open House LA on a tour of my home to share a little bit about my design process.

Roots and Flowers

Xorin Balbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Xorin Balbes

Our homes are a mirror of who we think we are; why not set them up to be a mirror of who we want to be?