Kevin Corn’s decidedly personal approach stems from his remarkable ability to marry his client’s practical needs with their desires and memories of how a home should feel.
Kevin is heralding what he calls “a return to gracious living,” a philosophy that informs every aspect of his work from his client rapport to creating interiors that serve as retreats for their owners and that graciously welcome their guests.
"I really do think that the successful design project involves creating a total lifestyle for my clients and I love to provide ideas and solutions that they haven't thought of", says Kevin.
Prior to opening his full-service design studios, Kevin spent six years with Ralph Lauren’s Creative Services Division, where he was responsible for the design and décor of many of the Polo stores.
Projects include residences in Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, Aspen, Lake Tahoe and Idaho as well as hotel projects in Palm Springs. Home accessories and furniture pieces have been produced and have received great attention from national media as well as the online blog community.
In an effort to give you a sneak peek into the highly anticipated window displays at LEGENDS OF LA CIENEGA 2011: CELEBRATE ART, we asked the Legends designers to share the inspiring thoughts and aesthetics behind their Legends window in the La Cienega Design Quarter. "The Legends Style Sheet" sponsored by Jean de Merry, presents a series of fun and unconventional interviews with our participating window display designers.
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George Stubbs (1724-1806) was an English painter, best known for his paintings of horses. He briefly apprenticed to an engraver and painter, Hamlet Winstanley, but soon left and was self-taught thereafter. He worked as a portrait painter but studied human anatomy at York County Hospital. He had a passion for anatomy from his childhood and one of his earliest surviving works is a set of illustrations for a textbook on midwifery. He published The Anatomy of the Horse and the original drawings are in the collection of the Royal Academy.
Stubbs horse drawings were seen by leading aristocratic patrons as being more accurate than those of other painters. His most famous work is probably Whistlejacket, a painting of a prancing horse painted with a plain background. Stubbs went on to paint portraits of lions, tigers, giraffes, monkeys and rhinoceroses, which he was able to observe in private menageries. He did produce a few historical pictures and did go on to paint portraits of dogs, hunts and packs of hounds.