Every decor fan (or fiend) has one.....tear sheets or images of a favorite design project that you go back to again and again. I think this project by Michael DePerno (website) has to be my absolute favorite of all time. It was the cover story for Elle Decor's May 2003 issue (link to article). That cover has lived on various inspiration boards since I got my copy of that issue. It's such a timeless look, that it's hard to believe that these interiors were created 10 years ago. ( At his website, he has photos from an earlier shoot for an L,.A. magazine. It was fun to see the evolution from the bare bones of the design to the finished project as he layered in more accessories, washed out color, and details.) They, alas are no more. Mr. DePerno moved to Sonoma. His current mid-century home was published by Elle Decor last summer (link to article).