This Frank Lloyd Wright Home Was a Trailblazing Example of Accessible Design |Travel

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law, stipulating that discrimination against individuals with disabilities, in any part of life, is illegal. Forty years before the act, though, Frank Lloyd Wright became one of the first architects to fully embrace a level of accessibility in housing nearing that outlined in the law with the Rockford, Illinois, home he designed for Ken and Phyllis Laurent. Wright was already an accomplished late-career architect by this time, known for structures like the Unity Temple, the lobby of the Rookery Building, the Robie House, Taliesin, the Arizona Biltmore Resort, Fallingwater and Taliesin West.

In 1946, Ken Laurent, then a 26-year-old World War II veteran, became paralyzed from the waist down when doctors accidentally cut a nerve on his spine while trying to remove a tumor. Over the next

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Curate a New Home Design With Help from Grace Mitchell of HGTV’s One of a Kind

Fort Worth native Grace Mitchell, the star of HGTV’s One of a Kind, has been curating her design aesthetic for much of her life. Mitchell started out with a design blog called A Storied Style and wrote for publications at night while her four kids, all under the age of 3, were sleeping. She continued to gain ground in the design world but often wondered where her projects would take her.

“When you’re a creative, there is no straight path to getting your work out there,” she says.

Mitchell’s process and client list have developed, but she never expected her work to be seen by so many people across the nation. One of a Kind follows Mitchell as she merges commercial pool furniture her clients’ individual stories and her own talent into home design.

Mitchell says her show is unique not only for her designs but also because members of

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Elegant Danville | Home + Design

Collaboration on an integrated design led to an elegant Danville home near downtown. The structure, complete with gables and dormers, fits beautifully within the context of this traditional neighborhood. Its subdued elegance clearly respects the quiet streetscape, while supporting larger square footage deep within the modest-size lot.

The rear yard houses the auxiliary garage needed for today’s three-car market 
demand. An office studio within the 
accessory structure establishes the landscape limits of the newly crafted garden court, which in turn is firmly interlocked into the home’s design, locating the loggia and pool on a main symmetrical axis.

A secondary cross axis is created 
between the garage/studio building agence immobilière lyon 6 and the outdoor kitchen pergola. The terminus of the main axis is supported by the raised spa fountain, firepit, and arbor. The pool—reminiscent of a Moorish pond—reflects the garden court structures on each side of the loggia, spa fountain,

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Good home design equals a good vibe

Pulin Shah, a Mumbai-based interior designer is driven by his passion for luxury interiors and lifestyle. Extravagant pieces of art, decorative lights, unique furnishings, and fine detailing add to his signature style.

With over two decades of experience, Pulin has mastered the art of design and creativity. After a decade of appreciable work, many accolades, and experiences at M/S Talati and Panthaky Associated Pvt Ltd, he then joined Kiran Shetty Design Studio, as an Associate Partner. In his tenure, he transformed innumerable residential and commercial spaces across India, into spectacular visual delights that came effortlessly to him. Today, Pulin is a well-known design architect and the founder of his interior and architectural design firm, ‘Kal Designs’.

“A good design has a vibe! As an Interior Designer, I am looking forward to designing opulent homes, offices, cafes, hotels, and educational institutes not just in India, but abroad as well. A few

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