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How would you like your luxury interior design project to be completed within a 90-day timeline?

Interior designer to the stars AARON B DUKE recognizes the long list of challenges presented by finding a professional interior designer and committing to a long-term luxury design project. Sensing a need for change, we implemented a 90-day timeline for our demanding interior design clientele who desire high-quality remodeling and luxury interior design services for their home within a short time period.

No matter the reason, no matter the occasion, we are happy to work with the contractor and builder to produce stylish results and deliver high-quality results for each and every time-sensitive project.

 

Aaron B Duke provides the first-class experience you expect from an exclusive interior designer. By collaborating with industry leaders we are able to develop one-of-a-kind interiors that leave a lasting impression. I am available to every client from design concept to the final look.

When you need a designer for your home or office, especially when you have a tight timeline, establishing a positive working relationship with a professional is essential.

NOW is the time to get your home ready for Thanksgiving, Hannukah, Christmas, and the New Year.  In just 90-days, Aaron B Duke can completely transform a living room, bedroom, kitchen, dining room, bathroom, any other special space, or your entire home – fashioned only for you.

 

Are you ready for the ultimate luxury experience with a guaranteed timeline?

 

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anna french wallpaper RO VereyQuintessential Home Stylings

Designer, Anna French—whose vibrant designs have been a source of brilliant and bright wallpapers and fabrics since art school in the 1960s—has joined with Thibaut to capture her quintessential home stylings with a new and innovative set of sophisticated products.

Vibrant yet subtle hues and charming patterns emanate glamour and sophistication in her signature wallpapers. Paisleys, block prints, florals, retro patterns and embroideries stay in touch with traditional style, while the colors create a modern look. Whether designing an entire home or a single room, each wallpaper design allows for a seamless flow from one area to the next.

 

 

 

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Young and eager students make up the hopeful next generation of the working world.

They crave a combination of education and experience that will hopefully manifest itself into a viable career option. Desperate to understand their dream jobs, they wander into the working world under the title of “intern”.
 
My name is Joanna Santos, and I’m currently a summer intern for interior designer Aaron B. Duke. I’m currently a student at San Diego State University, studying interior design. I’m also the secretary for my school’s chapter of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers). Despite my comprehensive education, I’ve always known there is no substitute for experience. Eager to learn about more about the world of interior design, I searched for (and thankfully found) my first internship with Aaron here in Los Angeles.
 
Thus far, working with Aaron has been a whirlwind of hands-on experience and practical knowledge that no classroom can teach. The work is demanding and difficulties arise often. However, even with the challenges of being a young intern in a high paced professional world, this internship is confirming what I’ve known all along: I love interior design. To put it simply I love making beautiful things.

 

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The phrase "midcentury modern" was coined in the 1984 book Midcentury Modern: Furniture of the 1950's by Author Cara Greenberg. A broad description of everything from architecture to graphic design, it describes a timeframe specific to 1947-1957.

Many feel that the prolonged popularity of this particular design trend is due to familiarity and a desire for Baby Boomers to reconnect to their childhood. I love midcentury for its use of clean lines and minimalist nature.  Due to the very clean nature of this style, I can feature one or two quality pieces to punctuate color or change the purpose of a room. 

Urban living keeps this style alive and well.  Most of these pieces were designed for minimalistic post-war living in smaller homes. Generation X without ever knowing it has grown up surrounded at home, on television, and in the movies by midcentury modern design.

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In the heart of Los Angles is Nichols Canyon

This densely wooded canyon in Los Angeles County California is full of wildlife is an oasis in a bustling city and a favorite jogging and cyclist road. Nestled below famed Mulholland Drive in the Hollywood Hills, this unique area has become home to busy professionals and celebrities who call themselves Angelinos.  It should be no surprise to my readers that the homes here are airy, spacious and luxurious.

 

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premium shirt staysMy newest wardrobe favorite is these Hold'em premium Shirt Stays.  Made in the USA with soft elastic, I barely notice they are there. They never rub at my legs or tear at the hems of my shirts like some other brands.

Worrying about your shirt coming untucked might seem like a small problem. However for busy professionals whose workday can vary minute-to-minute from high profile client meetings to construction site visits; in and out of chairs, cars and the office to well, wherever the workday takes me. No matter what, staying put-together is a requirement.

A must have for workday luxury, if you wear button down shirts, a high-quality waterproof metal clip is a necessity to keep your shirts in place.  The lever design, with quality elastic that is soft to the touch makes Hold'em's easy to use and comfortable against your legs.  So important for long work days!

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wurkin collar stays 1I like to look professional and polished even when I am not wearing a tie.  Magnetic stays by Wurkin allow me to keep my collars from going spread eagle on warm Los Angeles afternoons. 

Every man should have a set of these stays in his dresser.  I love how these little guys keep my collar right where I place it the morning and I look just as put together at 5 pm cocktails as I did at that 9am coffee meeting!

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persian rug treasures

Persian carpets are renowned for their richness of color, variety of spectacular artistic patterns and quality of design. In palaces, famous buildings, mansions, and museums the world over, a Persian carpet is amongst the most treasured possession.

 

These rugs transcend style and aesthetic, each piece is a great investment for a luxury home

 

The history of Persian Carpet, a culmination of artistic magnificence, dates back to 2,500 years ago. The Iranians were among the pioneer carpet weavers of the ancient civilizations, having achieved a superlative degree of perfection through centuries of creativity and ingenuity. Fathers have handed down the skill of carpet weaving to their sons, who built upon those skills and in turn handed them down to their offspring as a closely guarded family secret. To trace the history of Persian carpet is to follow a path of cultural growth of one of the greatest civilizations the world has ever seen. Learn more about the history of Persian carpets by clicking here.

 

 

 

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luxury guest towelsYou've chosen an interior decorator that understands you only want the best for your family and friends. Well, Aaron B Duke also understands that you demand lasting quality when it comes to luxury linens.  Abyss Habidecor provides that high-end quality in every piece of fine linen their artisans produce.

There is only one passion, the passion for happiness – Diderot

As an ode to the cotton flower,
Which has offered us so much,
We want to surprise you and share our handicraft with you,

- Abyss and Habidecor

This Portuguese manufacturer understands our philosophy of Living in Luxury by using only the finest Egyptian Cotton in rich colors that will match every bathing area, even those of our most discerning clients.

A&H sets the tone for fun or relaxation with colors inspired by voyages to exotic locations. Deep tones derived from the majesty of nature and fantastic fauna every hue carefully designed by the creative minds and human emotion of A&H artisans.

This Bel Aire poolside casita's restroom features a built-in padded changing bench with storage drawers welcoming guests to get comfortable and take one of these A&H towels out to enjoy the Olympic size lap pool or relax in the hillside spa designed by our partners. When they are done they may wash off in the stone shower with matching ecru A&H bath towels.

Our design philosophy dictates each designer encourage clients to create timeless interiors. In doing so, we recommend they choose accessories that are not only functional but that are beautiful and of the highest quality as well. Will you spend more money now?  Certainly, but you will have beautiful linens that that last you a lifetime, freeing you from the worry of welcoming loved ones into your most private of spaces. 

By allowing Aaron B Duke to help relieve these types of day to day worries, you allow not only yourself but all those you surround yourself with to begin Living in Luxury.

 

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sendra duke western bootsOver the years, I have come to appreciate quality and craftsmanship of luxury goods made by hand by artisans who are the experts at their craft.  We live in a society where goods are mass produced, so handmade items, once a community standard and necessity, have become a sought after luxury.  

In October of 2015, while researching men’s fashion on Pinterest, I came across a pair of these cowboy boots; and thought, I had to have these.  Upon further research, on Sendra's website (sendra.com) I found that the company “Cuts and sculpts the leather, embroiders or pierces every motif setting a boots essence. Then the artist mixes these elements and gives each and every single boot its own character and unique identity. To make a pair of Sendra it takes 250 steps, among them, the named “Goodyear Sewing” stands out as the key in the making process providing the brand’s characteristic resistance joint.

The Goodyear system is considered as a double sewing, which joins the shank and the sole, for quality in every step you'll take. On the other hand, an interior sewing holds the outer leather to the insole and the welt, while another interior sewing ties the welt and the sole for strength and durability. Every boot is provided with a tracking number to identify, which contributes to give them a unique identity.”

Just reading the description of the steps they take to make each boot by hand made me want them even more.  So, I set out to find them.  They did not have a retailer close to me in Los Angeles, which I found surprising.  I wrote them and found that they do sell them on Amazon.

Sendra Duke BootsWell, I had to start my collection with Sendra Men's Duke Western Boot – Duke is my last name after all.  Thanks to Amazon Prime, I had them in two days.  They are one of my favorite boots in my collection.  When I opened the box, I inspected each one.  They were impeccably designed and fabricated.  Of all the boots I own, these are the most comfortable.  I would wear them every day if I could; so of course, I bought a second pair.

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“There is something about a luxury brand that makes it a luxurious experience. Sometimes it’s the look and feel, the beautiful advertising, the texture, a pretty font, the service your receive, the money you pay - and sometimes it’s a little bit of everything. Many times, it’s an experience you can’t quite put your finger on but you know it was special.”

 

The Art of the Luxury Experience

The Human Effect

When I started Aaron B Duke, I branded and marketed myself as a luxury lifestyle design and architectural coordination studio.  But what does that mean?

For me, it is offering design solutions that elevate and enhance the quality of life for my clients.  I am helping them create a luxury experience in their home; art, furniture, textiles, rugs, accessories, lighting, interior architecture, space planning, finishes, etc.

 

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