Online design helps transform Cheviot Hills home from 'vanilla box' to alluring, traditional showplace | Drapery Connection


By Bonnie McCarthy

It took Leura Fine less than three months to transform the new 4,500-square-foot Cheviot Hills home she shares with her husband, venture capitalist Paige Craig, from an uninspired “vanilla box” into a showcase of design and personal style.

She’s not a magician. Fine is the founder of Laurel & Wolf, the Los Angeles-based online design service that matches professional interior designers with clients, who then work together via the internet.

For Fine’s part, she knew exactly what look she wanted. “I’ve been calling it neo-traditional Mediterranean,” said Fine, “because it’s a Spanish-style house and I grew up in the South, so I love slightly more traditional furniture, floral draperies and a formal living room – things like that.”

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