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116 THE SAN FRANCISCO DECORATOR SHOWCASE HOUSE - SHAKEN NOT STIRRED
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The pool area at the Pasadena Showcase House 2016, features outdoor furniture from Tidelli. See story beginning on page 122. Photograph by Catarina Monniere.
RIGHT The casually elegant Garden Room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase House 2016 features a woven rope armchair from John Himmel. To capture the changing sunlight, Heather Hilliard and Stephen Keyes collaborated with Philippe Grandvoinet Decorative Finishes for the whitewash, lime wall treatment. See story beginning on page 116. Photograph by Michele Lee Wilson.
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44 BOOKS Past Perfect: Richard Shapiro Houses and Gardens By Richard Shapiro, Mayer Rus and Mallery Roberts Morgan
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DEGEN PENER Welcome to the Summer issue of California Homes. Included in this issue is a section on kitchens and baths entitled “The Essential Guide to Kitchen & Bath.” There are so many possibilities when designing a kitchen or bath today that almost anything goes as you will see in this special section. This issue is partly dedicated to the showcase houses that were open in California February through June. We are proud to feature the Christopher Kennedy Showcase House held during Palm Springs Modernism Week, the San Francisco Decorator Showcase House and the Pasadena Showcase House. We know you’ll appreciate all the wonderful work done by some of California’s best interior designers, including some recently discovered new talent. In addition to a view of incredible homes in California we are always happy to cover California wines and I think you’ll find the story on the Napa Valley written by wine editor, Kenneth Friedenreich, very informative. Summer is here in California, so enjoy all that this state has to offer including our beautiful beaches and mountains.
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Degen Pener is a contributing editor for culture at The Hollywood Reporter and the West Coast Editor of Cultured magazine. Pener was most recently the culture editor of The Hollywood Reporter overseeing style and lifestyle for the weekly magazine. He currently contributes to a range of publications on such topics as the environment, the arts, philanthropy and design, including Elle Décor, C Magazine, LA Confidential and The New York Times. He began his career at New York Magazine, where he was an associate editor of the “Intelligencer: gossip column. See his story on architect May Sung’s loft home beginning on page 98.
Manolo Langis is an architect by training and a photographer through life. With his keen sense of space, paired with his aesthetic eye, he captures architecture and nature at their finest moments. Roots from Spain, upbringing in Montreal and now based in Los Angeles for the past twenty years, Manolo thrives and continues to be featured in multiple national and regional publications. www.langoworks.com See his photography beginning on page 98 of this issue.
Kilho Park is a former Unites States Navy photographer with four deployments in five years under his belt and honorably discharged. Now professionally based in Santa Barbara, CA, he specializes in corporate and private client photography, while still actively shooting commercial, family portraiture, editorial, fashion, fine art and non profit photography. He has a two year old daughter and a fiance and loves living beachside while playing an occasional round of golf and hitting the surf. The first of several of his works to come can be seen on page 130 of this issue.
Letters The cover of your Winter issue was superb. I live in the lake area of Illinois in a small town but love reading regional magazines from around the country. I buy California Homes at Barnes & Noble when visiting Chicago. I enjoy our traditional home a block from Fox Lake but the contemporary on the beach at Malibu looks divine. Cathy Weitzel Fox Lake, IL
California Homes does a great job of portraying the beauty of California. Just received your Spring, 2016 issue and was impressed with the story on the home at Sandyland Cove. What a lovely location, and beautifully designed by interior designer Monique Lafia. Marilyn Gray Fallbrook, CA
I noticed many magazines feature before and after stories on homes. I find these stories interesting and would like to know if you have any planned in the future. There are plenty of remodels in California you could run in your magazine. Bob Stoddard San Luis Obispo, CA
Editor: We have never done a feature on before and after but youâ€™re right, maybe we should plan on doing so.
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PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN CENTER
First Hand highlights the diverse ways in which architects, designers, and artists use their hands as sources of inspiration, contemplation, and production. Assembling an impeccable selection of drawings and artwork from the L.J. Cella Collection, the exhibition draws our attention to how architects convey spatial ideas in two dimensions and how artists use fiber, wood, and clay to create three-dimensional objects. Featuring exquisite architectural drawings by Daniel Libeskind, Carlos Diniz, and Lawrence Halprin alongside elegant artworks by Alma Allen and Sheila Hicks, the exhibition reveals how spontaneous drawing, meticulous craftsmanship, and humble materials can become essential components in the creative process when transformed by the artist’s hand. The exhibits runs through September 6, 2016. For more information please call 760.423.5260 or visit www.psmuseum.org.
THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART – LOS ANGELES
Barbara Kasten Construct 32, 1986 Cibachrome 40 x 30 inches Courtesy of the artist
Barbara Kasten: Stages is the first major survey of the work of Chicago-based artist Barbara Kasten, is on view from May 28th 2016 through August 14th 2016. Widely recognized for her photography, this exhibition highlights Kasten’s nearly five-decades-long engagement with abstraction, light, and architectural form. The exhibition makes links between her more well-known photographic series of studio constructions and architectural interventions and her earliest fiber and mixed-media works, cyanotype prints, forays into set design, and new photographic works that continue her investigations of color, line, texture, and space. This presentation of the exhibition at MOCA Pacific Design Center will focus on her early furniture design-based sculptures. For more information please call 213.626.6222 or visit www.moca.org
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SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
The transformed and expanded San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) opened to the public on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Purpose-built to showcase the museum’s celebrated collection, the new SFMOMA was designed by the architecture firm Snøhetta. With nearly three times more gallery space than before, the museum is opening with 19 special exhibitions, including a curated selection of 260 postwar and contemporary works from the distinguished Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, the first presentation of more than 600 works promised through the museum’s Campaign for Art, cherished favorites from SFMOMA’s permanent collection and works specially commissioned for the new museum. The expansion includes 170,000 square feet of new and renovated indoor and outdoor galleries tailored to the collection, enabling SFMOMA to display more of its outstanding holdings of modern and contemporary artworks. For more information please call 415.357.4000 or visit www.sfmoma.org. Snøhetta expansion of the new SFMOMA, 2016; photo © Henrik Kam, courtesy SFMOMA
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Geoffrey Krueger Above & Below 36 x 60 inches Oil on Canvas
Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present Plane.Site, a cross-generational exhibition of modern and contemporary artists organized by Sam Orlofsky to inaugurate the San Francisco gallery. Plane. Site explores the dynamic exchanges between drawing and sculpture, in the work of artists from the modern post-war period to the present day. To that end, each participating artist is represented by a work in both two and three dimensions. The exhibition is ongoing through August 27, 2016. The gallery is located at 657 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. For more information please call 415.546.3990 or visit www.gagosian.com.
SUE GREENWOOD FINE ART
Located in Orange County, California, Sue Greenwood Fine Art was established in 2005. In a relatively short span of time the gallery has gained recognition for its focus of contemporary realism and figurative artists with a particular emphasis in painting and sculpture. The gallery represents forty-four highly refined and distinctive emerging, mid-career and established artists from across the United States. On view from July 20 through August 30, 2016, Summer Group Chill featuring artists - Suzy Barnard, Kay Bradner, Lance Morrison, Geoffrey Krueger and Jason Kowalski.
Kay Bradner Snowy Plovers 18 x 23.5 inches Oil on Aluminum
The gallery is located at 330 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. For more information please call 949.494.0669 or visit www.suegreenwoodfineart.com
HEATHER JAMES FINE ART
Heather James Fine Art is pleased to announce their stunning exhibition, Picasso / Calder. The exhibition brings an astonishing collection to the gallery of mostly privately owned artwork by Picasso and Calder in a range of mediums to highlight the artistsâ€™ inventive and prolific careers. The Picasso pieces illustrate the range of his astonishing powers of invention. He continually innovated and refreshed his work by experimenting with one style after another. More than 60 Picasso pieces are on display, including a number of paintings, prints, works on paper, and ceramics. In addition almost two dozen Alexander Calder works are on display. The exhibition runs through September 2016. The gallery is located at 45188 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260. For more information please call 760.346.8926 or visit www.heatherjames.com. 26 | CALIFORNIA HOMES
Rachel Whiteread Yellow Edge, 2007-2008 Plaster, pigment and resin 7 11/16 x 15 3/16 x 18 1/2 inches ÂŠ Rachel Whiteread. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery. Photograph by Mike Bruce.
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A Sonoma–based Porcelain and Clay Artist Finds His Calling Making Works of Art BY JENNIE NUNN
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CERAMICIST LYNN MAHON once thought he
wanted to pursue a career in business or resort management. But, things quickly took a different direction for the Glen Ellen native in college. “I was enrolled as a business major, but I changed because I realized I really enjoyed ceramics more, and could see it as a lifestyle,” says Mahon, a Sierra Nevada College graduate. “At the time, I starting
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meeting several very influential ceramicists and experiencing the community they had created and the way they lived immersed in the craft daily. Like them, I too enjoyed the medium of working with my hands in clay.” Mahon, who opened his studio in Mt. Veeder more than 12 years ago, now has a selection of works from plates to vases displayed at locations throughout the Bay Area including Jiun Ho in San Francisco and the Grand Hand Gallery in Napa. And, he admits he hasn’t wavered from his initial decision to become a ceramic artist. “Going back to my early working days, I have always enjoyed connecting to people and ceramics still gives me that,” adds Mahon. “I love creating vessels, and the hard work that comes hand-in-hand. It can vary from a delicate bowl, to a very large sculpture, and the process excites me. Any time I can share my work with someone interested and feel their reaction to it, that is what keeps me going and wanting to push even more.” CH www.lynnmahon.com 30 | CALIFORNIA HOMES
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WELL MADE HOME A Custom European Style Workshop with California Style
Stylish duo Melanie Mount & Kelly Willrich opened their custom design workshop the WELL MADE HOME in January 2016. A full service window treatment, furniture and home furnishings workshop that is open by appointment only. Their love of color, print and pattern draws them to textile designers such as Peter Dunham, Carolina Irving, Lisa Fine, and Kathryn Ireland to name a few, who are influenced by a European sensibility but understand the casual California lifestyle. Their next venture CUSHION SHOP was born out of their belief that no room is complete without pillows. Opening this summer; a European-style atelier that offers bespoke dĂŠcor pillows tailored to perfection. CH Both locations are located in the Marin Country Mart 2257 Larkspur Landing, Larkspur, CA 94939 www.wellmadehomefurnishings.com Call for appointment: 415.578.2959
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The renowned Brazilian outdoor furniture company has opened a flagship in California. Tidelli participated in the Pasadena Showcase House with several installations of their collection. www.tidelli.com Costa Mesa, 714 825.0054
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Caroline Cecil Textilesâ€™ beautiful new collection of handprinted fabrics has arrived. This season she looked to the South Pacific for design inspiration. Her new Balinesia line celebrates the rich plant life, historic temples and ancient textiles of the South Pacific in a gorgeous palette of copper peach, natural linen, monsoon navy and teal.Traditional patterns have been reinterpreted from geometric border prints to delicate dotted stripes that hint at the reptilian, she presents a modern take on the historic icons of the South Pacific. Each design begins as an india ink painting, and is translated onto premium ground cloths with a traditional hand screened printing process. Caroline is passionate about the way in which her fabrics are printed and is proud to offer a line that celebrates the art of the hand-made through and through.
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MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, SANTA BARBARA
On view: Sunday, August 14, 2016 to Sunday, January 1, 2017. Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara presents avalanches volcanoes asteroids floods, a newly commissioned multi-sensory and site-specific installation by the vibrant New York/Berlin-based artist collective, assume vivid astro focus (avaf). Avaf will produce an immersive and tactile setting that comprises a range of mixed media, including printed rugs mixed with hanging fabric, theatrical backdrops, and wall coverings. A stimulating experience, audiences will be invited to interact with the space by laying on the ground, listening to or playing music, rearranging elements, and creating their own performances using the provided materials and environment. For more information please call 805.966.5373 or visit www.mcasantabarbara.org.
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Chapman Universityâ€™s brand new Hilbert Museum of California Art opened in March 2016 in Orange, California. The museum houses and exhibits a worldclass collection of California Scene paintings donated to the University by Mark and Janet Hilbert of Newport Beach, California. This is the only museum in the nation to showcase the work of the California artists who visually captured the history and culture of the Golden State, from the 1920s to the present day. The first exhibition, curated by California Scene expert Gordon McClelland, is titled Narrative Visions: 20th Century California Art From the Hilbert Collection, and features an overview of works from the collection by acclaimed artists Emil Kosa Jr., Lee Blair, Mary Blair, Millard Sheets, Phil Dike, Fletcher Martin, Rex Brandt, Phil Paradise, Milford Zornes, and many more. For more information please call 714.516.5880 or visit www.hilbertmuseum.com
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Past Perfect: Richard Shapiro Houses and Gardens By Richard Shapiro, Mayer Rus and Mallery Roberts Morgan In this exquisite monograph, designer and antiques dealer Richard Shapiro demonstrates the alchemy required to create a home that seems cultivated over many generations. Shapiro has mastered the art of crafting refined, cultivated spaces that transport their inhabitants to distant lands and past epochs. Designers and homeowners who wish to endow their homes with authentic European charm and character will be inspired by Shapiroâ€™s gift for conjuring Old World savoir faire. The book focuses on Shapiroâ€™s two magnificent, much-imitated homes, which provide a broad array of examples related to living graciously with antiques, replicating the aura of antiquity, and the complex challenge of marrying centuries-old building materials with new construction. Shapiro shares ideas from his work as a designer as well as lessons learned from years of collecting and selling antiques and fine art. As a manufacturer of furnishings with a distinctly European sensibility, he also brings to bear a thorough knowledge of production processes and finishing techniques based on Old World archetypes. With breathtaking new photography, the book functions as a master class, filled with illustrations and takeaways for readers, offering practical ideas and creative inspirations for channeling the glories of the past to enrich the present. To create your own Shapiro inspired interiors you can visit his new Los Angeles showroom in the La Cienega Design District. Richard Shapiro Studiolo, 800 North La Cienega Boulevard 310.275.6700 www.studiolo.com Past Perfect: Richard Shapiro Houses and Gardens By Richard Shapiro, Mayer Rus and Mallory Roberts Morgan 272 pages 10.4 x 1.2 x 12.8 inches Hardcover: $55.00 ISBN-13: 978-0847847402 Rizzoli International Publications 44 | CALIFORNIA HOMES
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Designed to showcase and celebrate where our food and drinks come from, the Farm-to-Fork Festival brings us face-to-face with the people who are feeding our region and the world. The free festival hosted on the city’s iconic Capitol Mall boasts a delicious selection of Farm-to-Fork offerings that are produced and available in the Sacramento region. Attendees will find food, wine and beer from regional eateries and purveyors, as well as live music, five live cooking demonstration stages, a kids’ zone, interactive booths from local grocers, farms and ranches and more. For more information please call 916.808.7777 or visit www.farmtofork.com
The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show is the oldest continuously operating international art and antiques show on the West Coast. The Show features approximately sixty dealers from across the United States and Europe, offering for sale an extraordinary range of fine and decorative arts from around the world representing all styles and periods, including furniture, silver, ceramics, glass, jewelry, rugs, textiles, paintings, prints, photography, books, sculpture and objets d’art. Opening Night Preview Gala is Wednesday, October 26, 2016. The Show runs from Thursday, October 7 to Sunday, October 30, 2016 and is held at the Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center. For more information please call 415.989.9019 or visit www.sffas.org.
Eat Drink San Francisco Eat Drink SF is San Francisco’s premier annual food, wine, and spirits festival that celebrates the Bay Area’s world-class chefs and restaurants. Four days of events showcase our incredible dining region and the quality of cuisine we are known for: Thursday, August 25, 2016, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm @ Folsom Street Foundry: EDSF’s Taco Knockdown presented by Milagro Tequila. Top restaurant chefs compete in a creative battle for the taco title. Friday, August 26 – Saturday, August 27, 2016, 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm & 12:00 – 3:30 pm: Three Grand Tasting events. Festival Pavilion is transformed for the ultimate culinary affair. Guests will enjoy tastes from more than 35 restaurants. Sunday, August 28, 2016, 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm: A special Grand Tasting to celebrate the Golden Gate Restaurant Association’s 80th anniversary and honor the legacy restaurants in the Bay Area. For more information please call 415.829.2316 or visit eatdrink-sf.com.
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Festival of the Arts, Laguna Beach The Festival of Arts Fine Art Show returns July 5 through August 31, 2016 with 140 of Orange County’s most renowned artists. As California’s longest running outdoor fine art show and one of the nation’s most highly acclaimed and attended juried exhibitions, visitors and art connoisseurs can expect to find the highest echelon of art and artists at the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts. At the festival you will find works of art from Barry Robin and Christopher Jeffries. For the last 40 years Orange County native Barry Robin has worked with wood nearly his entire life. At only 13 he began by helping his father build wooden boxes to hold aerospace components and later began to delve into fine woodworking as an apprentice yacht carpenter in Newport Beach, CA. Christopher Jeffries creates unique contemporary designs inspired by the simplest of human interactions. He states, “I think of my installations as a snapshot of images expressing past experiences and relationships I have developed throughout my lifetime. Jeffries honed his artistic talents through extensive international education. For more information please call 949.494.1145 or visit www.foapom.com.
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Lighting Design LEFT Slumped glass orb pendants soften the narrow rectangular hallway. BELOW LEFT Iron chandelier and scones hold up the weighty rock wall and wood beams. Photograph by Dawn Williams Design. OPPOSITE A rustic cabin getaway draws on the client’s love of horses in this whimsical chandelier. Photograph by Dawn Williams Design.
SEEING THE LIGHT Lantern Masters Happily Takes On Lighting Challenges BY KATHY BRYANT
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“WE ENJOY WORKING WITH CLIENTS on a personal level,” says Lantern Masters, Inc. owner, Jackie Olesker as Sharyn, her daughter and partner, nods in agreement. The family business includes husband and wife team, Jackie and Stuart Olesker along with daughter, Sharyn Olesker. They have been designing lanterns, chandeliers, sconces, pendants and custom lighting for architects, designers and their clients for almost four decades. A natural fit for Stuart, combining his engineering background and an appreciation for architectural elements, he entered into the world of lighting manufacturing and designing decorative lighting. Swiss born architect Le Corbusier described a building “as a receptacle for light and sun”, seeing the value of light in modern architecture for creating emotional reactions. He knew that correct lighting creates a pleasant psychological feeling for a viewer while it also serves as a practical purpose of casting light on a space. Still holding true today Lantern Masters achieves both form and functionality. Many of their lighting designs are works of art and like a fine piece of jewelry complement the space that it occupies.
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“WE LOVE DOING WHAT WE DO BEST, CREATING LIGHTING THAT IS FUNCTIONAL ART.” —JACKIE OLESKER, PRESIDENT, LANTERN MASTERS
As would be expected, Lantern Masters has had some interesting challenges over the years. A case in point is their “Hyperion” lantern. Their clients drove daily across several of the old Los Angeles bridges and fell in love with the lanterns on them. In order to capture the client’s vision, Stu and Jackie visited many of these old bridges and photographed the lighting in order to pick up on some of the key elements. Choosing details that best suited the new home’s Old World architecture they created the perfect lantern. And this was before digital cameras! As with any new design, the first part of the challenge “IS” the design, the next challenge is how to bring the design to fruition? What materials should be used? Should we forge the lantern, chandelier or sconce? Should we form the fixture using sheet metal or cast it, or a combination of several manufacturing techniques? Whatever manufacturing method chosen, the quality of fine craftsmanship is always present in every Lantern Masters fixture. Another lighting challenge is how do you create the right lighting for a very specific space? Lantern Masters tackles each project uniquely so their clients get exactly what they want. Another case in point was a Lake Sherwood couple with a 2-story entry with an
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octagonal 2nd floor landing. A chandelier on the 2nd floor didn’t provide lighting for the 1st floor and if the chandelier dropped into the area below the landing there would not be enough light for the 2nd floor and all you would be able to see was chain. The couple wanted to see decorative lighting anywhere they stood. The solution was a 2-part rock crystal chandelier designed to fit into each space yet connected to only 1 junction box. This needed to be engineered as the upper chandelier was also holding the weight of the lower chandelier. These are only a few of the challenges Lantern Masters has encountered over the years. Lantern Masters office/studio is in Westlake Village, Ca. With over 850 light fixture samples, and ornamentation to help you to create and/or collaborate on the next Lantern Masters lighting design, this is a must visit for their clientele. Loving what they do, Jackie, Stuart and Sharyn are ready to take on your next project. CH Decorative lighting is equally as important on a commercial building. Gold ornamentation defines the details on this lantern.
Contact them at 818.706.1990 or email@example.com - www.lanternmasters.com
Seven-foot artisan-made standing Buddhas from Bali. BELOW Suad Cano and client interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard sit on a custom Berbere World Imports bench. Flat weave rug Moroccan pillows and an embossed bone mirror complete the vignette.
BERBERE WORLD IMPORTS
World Traveler; Buyer Extraordinaire; Highly Educated; Are All Attributes That Suad Cano—Owner of Berbere World Imports Showroom in Los Angeles— Embodies BY VANESSA KOGEVINAS
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BERBERE WORLD IMPORTS’ current success is unequivocally
the direct result of Cano’s deep passion for art adventures and travel, which have taken her to some twenty-two countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and beyond. These days she embarks on two to three buying trips a year, keeping her to-the-trade clientele of interior designers (think Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Kathryn M. Ireland and Cliff Fong), landscape designers, set decorators and event planners in mind. “I am very close to many of them,” she says, “and have learned their styles, what they like, what they want, their direction. That’s really my interest,” she continues, “but I sometimes also find things for me,” she laughs. “My house in Venice [California] is continually changing!” Her discerning eye and keen sense
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LEFT Old World terracotta pottery from Greece and Turkey (foreground) surround a tall antique Spanish terracotta wine storage pot. BELOW An antique Indian door, stone-carved Shiva heads from Bali and a bronze sculpture from Morocco.
generates containers full of hand-picked, hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind eclectic furnishings, accessories, lighting, pottery and textiles that are shipped from foreign countries to California. Born in Baghdad, Iraq, Cano came to the United States when she was very young. “I feel very native to California,” she says. “I received my degrees—college and master’s—in this country.” A master’s degree in psychology and social work landed her a career focused on young children— mostly in the depressed areas of East Los Angeles and South Central. However, there was another calling tugging at her heartstrings. “I didn’t feel very connected,” she explains. “I would use my vacation time to travel and I would bring back things from the countries I visited. My first such trip was Mexico, because it was the closest and the cheapest to get to!” Her findings were of such apparent interest to others that she started selling them. “It was more of a hobby honestly,” Cano says. “I had a forty-by-forty-squarefoot storefront that I would take people to around my career schedule. Little by little, both Cano and her husband segued from their careers—he in the justice department—to selling the treasures found on travels. On one of Cano’s trips to Morocco she sought out Berber weaving—native to North Africa—and befriended a local artisan who owned a company called Berbere Imports. “I said to him, ‘I am going to carry the same name as your company’ and he said ‘that would be fantastic!’” Therein the name of her business had been chosen. Over the following two decades, Cano’s Berbere World Imports went from it’s small storefront to a three-hundredsquare-foot space on Beverly Boulevard to a SUMMER 2016 | 55
three-thousand-square-foot space on Robertson Boulevard to the fifty-thousand-square-foot warehouse they now occupy in Culver City. In fact, they continue to evolve and are slated to move to a new space in Inglewood this August. “No matter what, when you travel to a foreign country you always have to have a great deal of respect for the people you are meeting with,” she shares. “Their culture, their habits, their religion.” Beyond her innate passion for travel and talent for sourcing, this collector is also as humble as she is wise. “I love my business. I look forward to coming to work every day and I don’t see myself ever retiring from the business because, really, I see it more as a hobby.” An incredibly successful one at that. CH Antique doors from Egypt and India, Moroccan textiles, primitive tables from Indonesia, Indian inlay coffee tables, bronze-and-wood handcarved seated Buddha from Thailand, and pillows from Iraq are just some of the offerings in a corner of the Berbere World Imports warehouse.
“NO MATTER WHAT, WHEN YOU TRAVEL TO A FOREIGN COUNTRY YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF RESPECT FOR THE PEOPLE YOU ARE MEETING WITH.” —SUAD CANO
Berbere World Imports, 3049 S. La Cienega Blvd., Culver City, CA, is currently holding moving sales, which are open to the trade and to the public through August. www.berbereworldimports.com
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is a freelance design and travel writer whose work has appeared in
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publications as diverse as Architectural Digest and Milieu. She was senior design editor of Traditional Home and Country home magazines and has published 20 books on interior design. Her latest, Mick diGiulioâ€™s KITCHENS, was published in the Fall of 2015 by Pointed Leaf Press. See her story in the special section of this issue on Kitchens & Baths.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO KITCHEN & BATH
• AMAZING KITCHENS With Many Choices, Today’s Kitchen Is Stylistically On Its Own BY CANDACE ORD MANROE
• TRENDS A Collection Of New Products For The Bath And Kitchen • BOOKS REVIEWED BY SUSAN MCFADDEN
The Perfect Bath By Barbara Sallick
• ROCOCO & TAUPE Great Design Is Where It Begins
• PENNINGTON STUDIOS Allow PPS To Introduce You To A World Of Possibilities Beyond Your Expectations
• ARCLINEA WPA San Francisco
• CONCEPT STUDIO Since 1987, Concept Studio Has Been A Leader In Innovative Architectural Hard Surface Design and Procurement • CLIVE CHRISTIAN A Statement Of Inspiration And Craftsmanship
• THE ART OF THE BATH With Many Choices, Today’s Kitchen Is Stylistically On Its Own BY BROOKE SHOWELL
• SNYDER DIAMOND Gessi: Leading The Way In Wellness
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This Bauformat kitchen uses Pamplona 341 pure white UV coated with a high gloss lacquer for the cabinets. The cabinets on the front of the island use Calais 218 Summer silky matt. The cabinets on the back wall have built in LED lighting and the backsplash behind the shelving is a high gloss acrylic with custom printing. The counter tops are a pure white quartz material. Appliances by AEG.
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for indoor-outdoor living decades ago, back in the ‘70s when other regions began copycatting the enviable blurred boundaries between inside and out bestowed by our sun-kissed climate. But whereas the family room was the longtime gatekeeper to the outdoors, today the kitchen has stepped up its role. It may not be the only portal for merging indoor and outdoor living, but it’s a primary one. If an existing kitchen doesn’t have some connection to the outdoors—whether it’s a Southern California breakfast room that extends into a poolside patio or a working kitchen in wine country that opens onto a loggia with a pizza oven—the top renovation on the list is to create not just transparency, but access, by opening up the kitchen. Homeowners are rethinking their existing floor plans with modifications that allow entry to the outdoors through this all-important hub of the home, and they’re seeking new homes with kitchens that breezily unfold to the fresh air outside. Once the escape hatch to outside is established through glass doors, the kitchen is stylistically on its own, conforming to the taste preferences of its owners more than to any pressures for what’s popular. This reflects the ever-growing sophistication of the home industry overall. When great design exists in every style category, the options not only are unlimited, but it’s also hard to make a mistake. If you like the idea of grounding your kitchen in moody darkness, look no further than beautifully ebonized cabinet and wood floor finishes. At the opposite end of neutral, the all-white kitchen is alive and better than ever with new-found elegance: White cabinetry, richly or simply molded according to a home’s architectural style, is
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STATEMENT PIECES ARE BEING SOUGHT OUT, THOUGH THE PENDANT FIXTURE, FAR FROM PASSÉ, HAS ENTERED THE REALM OF CLASSIC. Designer Rozalynn Woods worked with architects BPlusU to completely gut and reconfigure this kitchen in order to open it up and take advantage of the gardens and light. All appliances are Viking except for the Kitchenaid dishwasher. The cabinets are custom made out of Beech wood. The island is all Samsung acrylic composite, including the counter. The lighting is recessed LED with the exception of the three pendants over the island. A television is hidden in the center of the island and can be remotely raised by a lift.
rendered seamless mixed with quartzite backsplashes and Calcutta marble countertops. Stone aggregates like Caesarstone also can complete the white look on countertops or backsplashes. They come close to sporting the look of pure stone with some benefits in durability and price. Glass tiles for backsplashes are options for a light, sparkling effect, but glossy white subway tiles are never out of fashion. Stainless steel continues as the mainstay in appliances, becoming trimmer and more tailored as more kitchens feature European designs. Hoods are gaining importance as sculptural design elements, whether enlarged to extend beyond the stove or trimmed down to a minimal. Increased functionality is a theme in the most upscale spaces as homeowners opt for features like automatic water faucets (ideal for children who can’t reach the faucet) or Kallista’s “multiere” sink, which features a high-power corner drain that allows the sink to perform multiple functions with a built-in cutting board.
ABOVE Another Bauformat kitchen that features cabinets using Columbia 430 White Silky Matt. The handles are pre intergraded stainless steel grip handles. The upper cabinets are an illuminated LED glass bottom shelf wall unit. The side paneling and countertops are a high-pressure melamine and the color is Catania Oak 136. All Bauformat kitchens comes with standard Blum Hinges and Blumotion soft closing doors. The appliances used in this kitchen are AEG. LEFT Designer Peggy Platner used custom cabinetry, honed Absolute Black granite counters, stainless steel tile backsplash from Mission Tile, and Wolf and Miele appliances from Snyder Diamond, for this kitchen in Pacific Palisades. Lighting, called Grote, made with hand cut crystals, is from PDMT, a company out of the Netherlands.
An important part of functionality is storage. Appliance garages that hide the blender or coffee maker at the touch of a button or with the more old-fashioned swipe of the hand are increasingly on the consumer’s musthave list. So are cabinets and drawers that are subdivided into compartments or otherwise customized for specific storage needs such as spices or pot lids. Architectural niches are becoming a more common design feature around the stove, where it’s important to have quick access to cooking oils. Hydraulic lifts are on the rise in cabinet construction, and pot-fillers are another feature that provides more efficient funciton. This year’s trend away from trends (yes, that’s what we said!) means nothing is ruled out. Stainless steel or white
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THIS YEAR’S TREND AWAY FROM TRENDS (YES, THAT’S WHAT WE SAID!) MEANS NOTHING IS RULED OUT. RIGHT Ever growing innovation, and exquisite beauty meets the heart of the home with Aran Cucine.
aren’t the only high-quality options in sinks. For homeowners wanting to add a zing of color to their kitchens, Kohler has introduced a new enameled cast iron sink by Jonathan Adler in Piccadilly Yellow (we’d call it canary), Greenwich Green (think kiwi), Palermo Blue (turquoise), and Annapolis Navy (with a hint of indigo). Lighting is a huge design opportunity for kitchens, especially over the island and above the breakfast table. Statement pieces are being sought out, though the pendant fixture, far from passé, has entered the realm of classic. CH
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ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS A Collection of New Products for the Bath and Kitchen
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Sculptural and minimalist faucet design bring beauty and function to the sink. www.dornbracht.com
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Streamlined, minimalist shower fittings designed by Sieger Design, showcase expert craftsmanship, exceptional quality and superb functionality. www.dornbracht.com
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Modern and efficient sink design with discreet storage. www.dornbracht.com
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1 1. STUDIO F.A. PORSCHE | POGGENPOHL
The Architecture of the P7350 collection departs from the horizontal lines of conventional kitchens in a completely new interpretation. www.poggenpohl.com
2. WHITE WAVE | ZEPHYR
An elegant vertical-style hood, Wave features a slim profile that complements kitchen dĂŠcor styles from transitional to modern. www.zephyronline.com
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The Italian style and craftsmanship of this orange range will add personality and a focal point to your kitchen. www.bertazonni.com
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The Perfect Bath By Barbara Sallick In The Perfect Bath, Barbara Sallick, co-founder of Waterworks, blogger and life-long design devotee, explores the process of designing a dream bathroom in great detail alongside beautiful images. Sallick, who has been hailed as the “grand dame of bathroom design,” stresses that today’s bath is an expression of personal style whether you call it your sanctuary, retreat, oasis, or spa. In fact, in Chapter One she suggests that perhaps no room in the house requires as much planning as the bath complete with a checklist of all of the questions you should ask yourself about functionality, plumbing, infrastructure, lighting, comfort factors and storage. In the next chapter she creates the blank canvas for the room covering color, materials, surfaces as well as balance, scale and proportion. She then provides the tools and building blocks by illustrating the materials available, creating the blueprint for the design of the room, and provide the finishing touches with decorative elements and furnishings. Design and decoration are the subject of Chapter Three to achieve a deeply satisfying outcome. In Chapter Four she shares exceptional case studies and talks with seven of today’s top designers and architects including Suzanne Lovell, Pamela Shamshiri, Thomas O’Brien, Lee Mindel, Gil Schafer, Tim Clarke and Steven Gambrel. Creating the perfect bath is one of the most important aspects of a renovation or new home construction. The Perfect Bath is sure to not only be a visual treat for readers, but will also become an essential, lasting resource of inspiration. The Perfect Bath By Barbara Sallick 256 pages, 150 color photographs 9 x 11 inches Hardcover: $42.55 ISBN: 978-0-8478-4893-5 Rizzoli International Publications
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The San Francisco showroom WPA is a favorite of many of the bay areas top architects and designers. For 30 years, renowned architect Antonio Citerrio has been the sole designer for Arclinea, coordinating the collection, image, and evolution of its products and brand. Citterio continually rethinks elements for the residential kitchen, often in collaboration with professional chefs, to realize innovative solutions aiming to improve quality of life for the homeowner. The Arclinea kitchens are driven by their commitment to the environment, using high quality materials that are manufactured using sustainable practices and measures. All of our products are built to last, reducing overall environmentl footprint and waste. Arclinea | 2 Henry Adams Street, Showroom 160 | San Francisco, CA 94103 | 415.543.0771 | www.wpasf.com
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Concept Studio Inc.
SINCE 1987, CONCEPT STUDIO HAS BEEN A LEADER IN INNOVATIVE ARCHITECTURAL HARD SURFACE DESIGN AND PROCUREMENT With a philosophy of balancing abundance and restraint, they take a purist approach to design by blending contemporary and traditional elements into timeless environments. Concept Studio work with incredibly talented architects, developers, contractors and interior designers throughout the United States to provide discerning clients with the residences of their dreams. In addition to sourcing and fabricating the highest-quality products to suit every clientâ€™s need, they are committed to maintaining architectural integrity and providing unparalleled service. Their work is not complete until every detail has been tended to and very expectation exceeded. In addition to Concept Studio they have opened Planks, a new bespoke flooring/tile/stone entity in Corona del Mar adjacent to their old location. Here, their selection is greatly audited, with an emphasis on what is new, chic and playful. Concept Studio Inc. | 3195 Red Hill Avenue, Suite G | Costa Mesa, CA 92626 | 949.759.0606 | www.conceptstudioinc.com
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A STATEMENT OF INSPIRATION AND CRAFTSMANSHIP The new Clive Christian Alpha & Metro Deco designs were truly realised by the desire for a Deco influenced contemporary style. The added ingredient of opulence from a bygone era at both the Kips Bay 2015 & 2016 Show homes became the perfect place for the new design styles unveiling. Whilst delving into the notable heritage of the Clive Christian Perfume Company, images in the archives dating to circa 1930 were discovered. These Images heralded a new launch, embodying the elegance of the Deco period. Finished in black & cool walnut wood and partially hand painted in an opulent Mother of Pearl white paint, we wished to showcase not only our handmade cabinetry but also to highlight our personalisation and bespoke services. Speciality marquetry and veneer inlaid details have become a very special part of every Clive Christian design. By combining our traditional methods of extraordinary British craftsmanship, bespoke customisation and by partnering with some of the most respected names in the world of interiors, we have created truly decadent rooms - a genuine reflection of the quality and style of this glamorous bygone era brought straight into modern times at the heart of the home. Clive Christian | San Francisco, CA 94549 | 415.795.2100 | email@example.com | www.clivechristianinteriors.com
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Rococo & Taupe
GREAT DESIGN IS WHERE IT BEGINS Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the team at Rococo & Taupe are masters in the art of kitchen and bath design. Their award winning designs are beautiful, functional and tailored to each client’s personal style. With over 25 years of experience in residential design and construction, the experienced team at Rococo & Taupe is devoted to the client from the initial planning phase until the finishing touches are complete, thus simplifying the design and building process. Owner and designer Keith Quiggins explains the key to success at Rococo & Taupe is collaboration; client and designer working together to create a home that is both personalized and unique. The studio in downtown Menlo Park features gorgeous kitchen and bath vignettes in classic traditional, transitional, and contemporary styles. Beautifully crafted cabinetry, stunning counter tops and splashes, the latest appliances and even “The Galley Sink,” a multi functional work of art, are all a must see! To experience Rococo & Taupe for yourself, visit the design studio in Downtown Menlo Park. Rococo & Taupe | 844 Santa Cruz Ave | Menlo Park, CA 94025 | 650.308.9690 | www.rococoandtaupe.com
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Pamela Pennington Studios
ALLOW PPS TO INTRODUCE YOU TO A WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES BEYOND YOUR EXPECTATIONS Since 1975, Pamela Pennington Studios (PPS) has been producing award-winning interior design throughout Northern California. With an emphasis on contemporary styling, PPS applies their expertise in interior design to each project, creating unique spaces that reflect each client’s individuality. Expertise in color, lighting, space planning, sustainability, as well as the detail they impart to custom cabinetry and furnishings, brings clients back for more. Whether the project is new construction, a remodel, or simply “sprucing up”—they’ll take care of it, so you don’t have to. PPS prides themselves on client relationships. They listen to each client’s unique requirements and devote themselves to bringing to life what lies beyond those ideas. Repeat clients are their greatest reward. Many clients feel that their spaces have been transformed, exclaiming, “I never dreamed I could live like this!” Pamela Pennington Studios | 947 Industrial Avenue | Palo Alto, CA 94303 | 650.813.1797 | www.pamelapenningtonstudios.com
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TAP INTO A DESIGN PHILOSOPHY THAT DEFINES AN ULTIMATE RETREAT TEXT BY BROOKE SHOWELL
to stay plugged in 24/7, the bath remains a safe haven where one can simply close the door to not only tidy oneself but to disconnect, deliberate and daydream—even if just for a moment. While the kitchen is often a home’s gathering place or command central, the bath is an inherently private space dedicated to personal daily ritual. It’s the setting of not just primping and preening, but some of our best thoughts and deepest self-realizations. Luxe or laid back, contemporary or old-world, it is anything but standard. Small (in most cases) yet highly significant, the bath is where we prepare for the day ahead with an invigorating thermostatic shower and unwind at its conclusion by sinking into a deep soaking tub. It is where parent bathes child under an elegant gooseneck faucet, teen does her daily beauty ritual at a well-lit vanity, friends engage in whispered intimate conversations or a couple huddles together over a shared marble sink. It where we provide guests all the small conveniences, whether thoughtfully chosen scented soaps or perfectly fluffy hand towels, to make them feel welcome. It can serve as a tiny gallery of predilections: Like many, my own bath serves dual purpose as a veritable apothecary, where little pots of night cream and pretty fragrance bottles displayed like prized jewels happily greet me on a shelf each time I enter. The right bath evokes strong emotion, whether it’s energy, joy or tranquility. At its surface, a pure, clean and crisp bath is a beautiful melange of tile, glass, ceramic, nickel and brass, but its essence is a highly complex system that fulfills the room’s ultimate function—to effectively and efficiently deliver water for its many uses. Before the conveniences of modern indoor plumbing, one’s daily toilette took place over a basin until it was given its own room. Though N A WO R L D T H AT V I RT UA L LY R E Q U I R E S US
the standard bathroom has not veered significantly in the last hundred years, homeowners tasked with building a bath from scratch have the luxury of creating a retreat specially tailored to their lifestyle, preferences, habits and space constraints. Creating just the right bath, whether powder room or master suite, accounts for a large piece of a home design or renovation’s total budget, as it is essential to each occupant. Function dictates design, and a skilled architect, contractor and plumber are as essential as the sink itself to translate a vision into an organic flow and easy livability. Today’s good fortune of myriad options for materials, furnishings, fittings and fixtures come many necessary decisions requiring a deep level of thought. Single or double washstand? Separate stall with overhead shower or hand-sprayer combined with tub? Under-sink storage or stand-alone closet? Colored tile or classic white? The endless possibilities of modernday details—custom sculptural hardware, heated floors, cove lighting, electric TV mirror—offer an additional layer of choice and can elevate the bath to art. Even the toilet itself is a pivotal design element worth careful consideration. A home’s overall aesthetics are often the best tools guide you toward the most fitting bath style: the clean lines of Japanese minimalism streamlined with natural wood and stone, a French-inspired cast iron tub and antique chandelier with grandeur, or California Mediterranean-style inlaid mosaic. Perhaps more than anywhere else, this is the place to indulge design fantasies: whimsical wallpaper, plentiful linens, sleek tissue boxes and trays, a place to sit and apply makeup or interesting trims and moldings. Here on the West Coast, quintessential marine palettes, windows that enable an ocean breeze to circulate, a spa-like rain shower or an outdoorsy hand-placed pebbled floor may best reflect the local ethos. CH
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GESSI: LEADING THE WAY IN WELLNESS Since 1992, Italian firm Gessi has been producing some of the world’s most artfully crafted bathroom and kitchen faucets, sinks, tubs, showers and accessories. Snyder Diamond was one of the first American showrooms to represent the brand and is proud that a professional partnership has also become a longstanding friendship between owner Russ Diamond and the Gessi family. From their verdant setting in the Piedmont region at the foot of the Swiss Alps, Gessi manufactures thoughtful designs for innumerable international residential and yacht installations, as well as luxury hotels like the W London and Armani Milan. All the while, it maintains exacting environmental standards, including solar panels to heat the factory and recycling production-process water to irrigate its park-like facilities. For their latest line, Fascino, which translates to charming, the company has created a clean-lined silhouette that is at once contemporary and traditional. It exudes Gessi’s signature harmony of balance, something that’s won the company scores of fans— and awards. The collection includes a full range of faucets for the bathroom and kitchen, accessories like towel bars and soap dispensers, and even a side table. In the words of renowned industrial designer Prospero Rasulo, a frequent collaborator with Gessi, every product is “a small daily sculpture.” Snyder Diamond | 432 S Arroyo Pkwy | Pasadena, CA 91105 | 626.795.8080 | www.snyderdiamond.com
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Masculine Loft ARCHITECT MAY SUNG CREATES A HOME WITH RICH, NATURAL DETAILS TEXT BY DEGEN PENER | PHOTOGRAPHY BY MANOLO LANGIS
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The living room area includes a Room & Board sofa, Restoration Hardware dining table and chairs and a chandelier by Hilary Nagler of Flea Market Rx. A glass-door rolls up to give access to the terrace.
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Even the floors were a sleek white, made glossy with an epoxy finish. “When I walked in, I was like, ‘Oh my god, what do you do with this big blank space?’” says architect May Sung, co-founder of SUBU Design Architecture of her client’s large one-bedroom loft in Santa Monica. Much longer than it is wide, the 1,750-square-foot condo — previously an office — felt like a “long bowling alley,” Sung recalls, with the expanses of white giving the eye nowhere to rest. So Sung set about breaking up the space into zones for the owner, a thirtysomething banker and surfer who moved to Southern California from the East Coast six years ago. Most prominently, she designed an immense island for the kitchen, which sits at the center of the entire unit. Sixteen feet long, the island is itself divided into areas: one for eating, one for drinking, one for reading. “I love playing with proportions. This gave me the perfect opportunity. We wanted to create an anchor that would act as a stage for living. It sets the stage for everyday life.” says Sung. The island is composed of galvanized plumbing pipes and pipe connections (“Literally from the plumbing store,” she says) and large 4x12 salvaged beams bolted together. They are heavily weathered and, in one spot, the aging process has left a splintered hole that goes all the way through the board. “I said, ‘Are you sure you don’t want to fill it especially since it’s in the kitchen?’ ” Sung recalls asking her client. He said he liked it as it was. “It’s great to work with someone like that. Someone who really gets it.” Sung chose large Thomas O’Brien lighting fixtures to hang over the island. “The pendants cannot be wimpy.” And she installed open shelving in the kitchen area. “It allows the space to open up and shows off the backsplash material. Also, open shelving forces one to be neat—it’s a great trick to avoid clutter. Adding texture like this was the first thing the owner told Sung that he wanted. A native of Minnesota, he loves the outdoors and was looking for a home with rich, natural details. One of his own pieces of furniture, a timeworn wine-bottle holder, set the template for the year-long project. “I spied it leaning against a wall and asked if this was the sort of texture he was imagining,” says Sung. Throughout the apartment now there are surfaces that are artfully chipped, nicked, aged, gouged and scratched. “We wanted to create depth and history,” she says. Sung installed hand-distressed oak floors; had a slab of sandstone hand-carved into a sink for the guest bathroom; cladded walls and cabinets in reclaimed wood; and put in towel rods and other fixtures in the master bath made from vintage bathroom piping. An obsessive researcher online for new sources, she was thrilled when she T WA S W H I T E A L L O V E R .
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ABOVE / OPPOSITE The kitchenâ€™s custom island is made of reclaimed wood and galvanized plumbing pipes. Other details include a Walker Zanger countertop and backsplash, Thomas Oâ€™Brien pendant lights, Restoration Hardware bar stools, DuChateau wood flooring, GE oven and hood, Waterworks faucets and cabinets with Rocky Mountain hardware. RIGHT The master bath features a Waterworks tub, Ann Sacks porcelain wood pattern tile, towel rods and light fixtures by Hilary Nagler of Flea Market Rx and a sink from Kohler.
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The immense custom bed is made from reclaimed railroad ties. Night tables are made from blackened bent steel plates, table lamps are by Damien Weaver from DWV Vintage Lamps, the painting is by artist Lana Yumi Chun. The bedroom also features ConcreteWall wallpaper and LED lighting. The guest bath features a hand-carved sandstone sink, a vintage Italian gas lamp from Obsolete, a vintage mirror from Mortise & Tenon and faucets by Waterworks.
found a wallpaper that looks like unfinished concrete, which she used on one wall of the bedroom. “Most people can’t even tell that it’s not,” she says. Sung surprised her stone subcontractor by asking him to chisel the edges of the Walker Zanger limestone countertop in the kitchen. “He was like, ‘What?’ I wanted him to rough it up a little bit. The edges are purposefully uneven and worked through, giving the kitchen counter a masculine medieval surface,” says Sung. In the bedroom, Sung created an enormous custom platform bed that’s just as statement-making as the kitchen’s island. (Both were fabricated by general contractor Tommy Von Lokeren.) Built out of reclaimed railroad ties, it measures 12 x 12 feet, sprawling more than three times the area of a standard king size mattress. “she says. “The client is athletic and outdoorsy. He also has a high stress job. The earthy tone of the materials is chosen to bring calmness. It’s an oasis that is masculine.” Even with all the rustic wood design details, however, the loft still feels like it belongs in its urban environment, thanks to the clean lines and bold block shapes of the furnishings. “Our vision was to create a luxurious industrial space to complement the existing open palette. One of the challenges was to capture the client’s love of natural materials, without looking like a lumberjack’s cabin,” says Sung. “The texture create depth and history. We also looked for fixtures that the has an early 20th Century industrial vibe. All of the material had to be genuine and true to the vision, while respecting the industrial nature of the space.” CH www.subuda.com
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The earthy tone of the materials brings calmness,” she says. “It’s an oasis that is masculine.” —ARCHITECT MAY SUNG
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RIGHT Interior designer Michael Berman selected an angled sofa and generous armchairs from his Michael Berman Limited Collection for one of several seating arrangements in the living room, as well as commissioning floor-to-ceiling lampsâ€”all to compliment the large scale of the space. Michael Berman Textiles for pillow fabric and Michael Berman Limited accessories all provide dimension and pattern.
Palm Springs Modernism Week Show House THE CHRISTOPHER KENNEDY COMPOUND SHINES FOR A THIRD YEAR
TEXT BY VANESSA KOGEVINAS | PHOTOGRAPHY BY LAURE JOLIET
thousands of architecture, design and art enthusiasts slip away to the sun drenched, culturally charged city of Palm Springs for Modernism Week. The Christopher Kennedy compoound—in its third consecutive year—did not disappoint as one of the week’s ‘must-see’ attractions. Beyond ample design offerings, its mission of raising funds for Palm Springs Modernism and other preservation efforts, this year, rang in to the tune of $86,000. California Homes proudly served as regional media sponsor in conjunction with national media sponsor Traditional Home and local media sponsor Palm Springs Style. Kennedy selectively invited fifteen interior designers and secured over fifty sponsors to bring the Indian Canyons-located 4,000 square-foot, three-bedroom, three-bathroom residence to life. He shares that the mission of The Christopher Kennedy Compound is to re-establish Palm Springs as a wellspring for world-class architecture and interior design by renovating a classic property using the best of today’s technology. “The design had to resonate V E RY F E B R UA RY,
with Palm Springs,” he says, “but it could not be cliché or expected. The owners, Jerry and Marilyn, are not flashy people. I wanted the home to exude quiet, comfortable modernism and relaxed glamour.” The living room designed by Michael Berman, adjoining dining alcove by Martyn Lawrence Bullard, and kitchen by the show house’s namesake, Kennedy, formed the heart of the house. In the living room, which gives out onto the pool and golf course beyond, Berman created two seating areas, as well as incorporating an existing sunken bar. “The goal was to keep the feeling of mid-century modernism combined with contemporary and vintage furnishings;” says Berman. “To keep the look fresh and modern, but also give it a feeling of being assembled by clients who really love art, objects and a mix of furnishings.” Lawrence Bullard’s dining room popped with emerald greens, vivid patterns and mirrored elements, offering a sophisticated richness while drawing in the vivid green of the golf course. “A disco dining room experience,” Lawrence Bullard says, “put together to highlight my Haviland-Limoges dinnerware
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For the kitchen, Christopher Kennedy turned to Cosentino for Dekton countertops, Eggersmann USA for cabinetry, Phillip Jeffries for a wallcovering, Ferguson for lighting, Zuo Modern for barstools, and photos.com for artwork.
collection, and reflect the fun side of Palm Springs living and its international appeal.” The kitchen—anchored by a floating-top island—sparkled in white broken up by walnuttoned lower cabinetry. Floor-to-ceiling glass on one wall gives out onto an exterior dining patio and pool, blurring any indoor/outdoor divide. Patrick Dragonette’s den was a decidedly neutral, quiet space with subtle punches of color and a handful of unexpected moments. “I wanted to create a calm and peaceful environment for relaxing,” says Dragonette. The residence’s three bedrooms—master by Julia Buckingham, teen by Carson Kressley and guest by Justin Shaulis—treated visitors to three very distinct styles. Buckingham’s velvety, tie-die,
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zebra prints and patterns were in stark contrast to Kressley’s lollipop-hued blocks of color. Shaulis presented a more urban aesthetic, bringing a New York twist to Palm Springs, in a color palette evoking a desert sunset. Bathrooms abounded. An all-white, textureinfused master bath by Kelli Ellis; a sleek guest bedroom bath by Justin Shaulis; a preppy ensuite teen bedroom bath by Trellis Home; a glamorous den-adjacent bath by Keith Fortner, and a powerfully moody powder room by Michael Boyd. Kelly Lee’s master suite dressing room transported the visitor into a whimsical leafy oasis paying homage to The Beverly Hills Hotel, while Denise McGaha’s vibrant laundry room off the kitchen boasted lacquer teal cabinetry and over-
In the dining room designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard, a vintage Venini glass chandelier is suspended above a table set with Baccarat Vega Pattern glasses and Lawrence Bullardâ€™s HavilandLimoges Hollywood dinnerware. Custom vintage Paul Evans dining chairs from Moore & Giles.
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A William Haines sofa from Dragonette Ltd, stools covered in Claremont Furnishing with matching sofa pillows, and a Gabriella Crespi cocktail table from the designer’s collection make up the seating area in designer Patrick Dragonette’s den. LEFT Keith Fortner for Studio Kennedy selected a Mirabelle sink and Dornbracht fixtures—both through Ferguson—for the den bath. A mirror from Desert View Mirror & Glass echoes the lines of sconces by Corbett Lighting through Ferguson. Wallcovering by Hartmann & Forbes.
Patrick Dragonette’s den was a decidedly neutral, quiet space with subtle punches of color and a handful of unexpected moments. “I wanted to create a calm and peaceful environment for relaxing,” says Dragonette.
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Kelly Lee chose a Justina Blakeney for Hygge & West wallcovering as the backdrop for the master suite dressing room. A Kate Spade New York vanity desk, Jana Bek Design lamps, and a Lamps Plus mirror anchor the space.
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A Fromental wallcovering and Fort Street Studio area rug set the tone in the master bedroom designed by Justin Shaulis. Brass accents on the custom bed and side tables by Sublime Living, and a chandelier from Ferguson offer glamour.
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The clean lines of a Bradley Hughes nightstand and bed are in contrast with the more ethereal lines of the Lindsay Cowles wallcovering in the master bedroom designed by Julia Buckingham.
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size palm leaf wallpaper. The entry, by Nova Scotia-based firm 31 Westgate, was a study in varying metal and stone shapes, which was echoed in the irregularly sized slats and artistic assembly of the poolside Kennedy-designed tea house. Rounding out the show house’s plethora of styles, visions and ideas were the outdoor living areas—poolside seating, lounging and outdoor dining—all created by Jamie Durie, who also designed the landscape. “We are actively exploring locations for The Christopher Kennedy Compound 2017,” says Kennedy. “It is beyond my wildest dreams.” The epitome of a show house is one that inspires, provides design solutions and excites artistry—while at once contributing to community and causes. This one was nothing short of that. CH
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Outdoor landscaping and living areas designed by Jamie Durie feature his own Transterior lounge chairs, planters by Porta Forma and plantings by Monrovia. OPPOSITE Porta Forma furniture and a rug by Frontgate dress up a patio. Pillows by Trina Turk.
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SHAKEN NOT STIRRED
A SEXY SHOWHOUSE ON TELEGRAPH HILL TEXT BY KENDRA BOUTELL
San Francisco Decorator Showcase for 2016, featured a James Bond element. At t h e Te l eg r a p h H i l l p ro p e r t y ’s entrance, an art deco mosaic with interlocking martini glasses greeted visitors. Conveniently, olive and lemon trees surround the asymmetrical Italian Renaissance style estate, the perfect compliment to vodka and vermouth. Built in 1930 by architect Pietro Canalli for the De Martini family, this year’s designers metamorphosed .the house into a sexy venue suitable for a bon vivant spy. For the dramatic living room, Antonio Martins commissioned Willem Racké to lacquer the walls white. Black hot rolled steel floors juxtaposed the sleek light walls. At the center of the room a a pair of floating curved Vladimir Kagan sofas faced each other mimicking arched elements of the architecture. Deborah Oropallo’s time traveling photomontage portrait, “Diver” surveyed Martins’ deft fusion of modern art, contemporary furnishings, and antiques. Down the hall in the exotic study, Stephan Jones mixed indigo blue with carob brown, evoking an earthy urban atmosphere. An antique Sultanabad carpet grounded the Turquerie styled banquette upholstered in a hand block-printed fabric from Zak + Fox. Jones and his colleague Hilary Hayes selected Rake, an artisanal textured wall covering from Kneedler Fauchère. Against the tactile surface, they installed eight abstract Sumi ink on Japanese paper paintings by sculptor Brian Wall. In the adjacent powder room, Beth Martin echoed the rich dark study with Phillip Jeffries’ tawny raffia walls illuminated by a row of circular sconces finished in polished nickel. From above a giant cerulean lovers’ eye designed by Martin and painted by Linda Horning gazed voyeuristically from the ceiling.
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ILL A DE MARTINI,
At the corner of the study, Jones angled a Swedish Baroque oval table from Lief in Los Angeles. The worn blue patina on the base echoed the drapery fabric color. The designer paired the table with a Danish Teak 1960’s armchair from Epoca. .
PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID DUNCAN LIVINGSON
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PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID DUNCAN LIVINGSON
Martin’s Eye in the Sky spied on the glamorous powder room below. A steel backsplash accented the Calcutta White marble sink with dark grey veining. Dornbracht’s restrained faucet added form to function. BELOW A woven rope armchair from John Himmel set the tone of the casually elegant Garden Room. To capture the changing sunlight, Hilliard and Keyes collaborated with Philippe Grandvoinet Decorative Finishes tor the whitewash, lime wall treatment. OPPOSITE Honoring the late David Bowie, Triggs’ Master Suite evoked the musician’s love story with his wife Iman. The tranquil suite balanced opposing but complimentary elements. Much like the yin and yang of Bowie and Iman’s relationship. RIGHT
PHOTOGRAPH BY MICHELE LEE WILSON
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PHOTOGRAPH BY AUBRIE PICK
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PHOTOGRAPH BY DREW KELLY
Ascending the staircase to Tineke Triggs’ Master Suite, a massive Abstract Expressionist painting by Tom Lieber in aquatic colors sets the tone of the rooms. Reflecting the mercurial waters of San Francisco Bay, the designer employed a moody blue palette of textiles from Romo Company. In contrast to the cool hues, hot pinks and oranges dominated Anne Lowengart’s Girl’s Room. Sourcing furnishings from online vintage market place Chairish, Lowengart turned to furniture revitalization atelier, Revitaliste, to transform them. A luminous silk Nepalanese rug from Madeline Weinrib anchors the mod assemblage. When the future Bond girl wanted to escape, she climbed down to the spacious Garden Room on the lower level. Heather Hilliard filled the informal white washed space with organic furnishings in a neutral color scheme accented by verdant shades. The seamless indoor, outdoor space lent itself to both group entertainment and the solitary pursuit of a dry martini. CH
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BELOW Memories of her sister’s childhood bedroom inspired Lowengart to design Smoll’s Room Redux. Exploring the transition from child to adult, the Bohemian space played with bold color, chic pattern, and organic artwork. OPPOSITE Highlighting works from Anthony Discenza, Andy Diaz Hope, and Deborah Oropallo, Martins’ living room celebrated the Bay Area’s diverse art community. With the same curatorial eye, the designer selected his artful backdrop and furnishings.
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PASADENA SHOWCASE HOUSE A 1918 MISSION REVIVAL ESTATE IS TRANSFORMED
TEXT BY VIKKI SUNG | PHOTOGRAPHY BY PETER VALLI, CATERINA MONNIERE AND CAROLYN REYES
from its early California style, yet with its foundation rooted solidly in the 21st century, the 2016 Pasadena Showcase House of Design displayed elegant designs perfectly suited for contemporary California living. Twenty-one interior designers and nine exterior designers transformed the 1918 Mission Revival estate, which boasts 16,000 square feet and is complemented by a 2,032 square foot guesthouse. Situated on a 2-acre property, the estate includes mature trees, an outdoor barbecue area, pool and spa, several gardens, as well as a horse corral. A historically accurate color palette of soft, muted hues of gold, fawn and marine grey was in fused into paint, wall coverings, and upholstery throughout the house Cohesive use of colors, textures and finishes evoke the fresh present-day California lifestyle. Architectural details such as coffered ceilings, revitalized wood A K I N G I N S P I R AT I O N
paneling, and wainscoting, were added to further enhance the Mission Revival style. But present day conveniences were installed throughout. The kitchen cabinets featured built in soft close touch sensors for the lift-up horizontal bi-fold doors; state of the art controls in the Guest Suite allow management of ambient lighting; USB ports for charging smart phones and personal electronic devices are available in several locations. The exterior grounds further evoke the Mission Revival style while fostering a casual modern lifestyle. The colorfully abundant Entry garden was restored to the architectural garden style of the period. The whimsical Sculpture Garden and the Pool areas allow
ABOVE Exterior of the Pasadena Showcase House 2016. OPPOSITE Made with the nautical rope, Tidelli Mesh Chaise Lounge and side table were the perfect seating at the Pasadena Showcase House outdoor area.
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Kitchen designed by GH Wood as seen through the original arches. All appliances from Snyder Diamond including Jenn Air, The Galley and KWC Faucets. Photography by Carolyn Reyes. ABOVE The Art of Room Design used deep marine blues and teals and a mix of wood, linen, and brass accents to create a relaxed yet elegant Guest House. LEFT An antique English burlwood vanity adds warmth and character to the ladyâ€™s master bathroom. TOP
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By opening the wall between the master sitting room and bedroom areas, the two spaces are combined to create a luxurious suite. LEFT An antique English burlwood vanity adds warmth and character to the lady’s master bathroom. ABOVE
quiet contemplation and tranquil meanderings amidst the playfulness of the colorful dog sculptures and the oversized acrylic floral displays. The guesthouse mosaic garden utilized a variety of succulents with repurposed pieces of broken tile, bricks and paving materials to create a colorful tableau. The house was built in 1918 by Leon C Riggs, a New York restaurateur. It was one of the first houses built on the 1,700 acres developed by Senator Frank Flint, for whom the subdivision was named. The estate is considered historically “significant” due to its fine design, its good state of preservation, and its contribution to the architectural and historical context of the city of Flintridge. Proceeds from the Showcase House fund arts and music programs throughout Southern California, including the three highly regarded annual music programs: Youth Concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Pasadena Showcase House Music Mobile in partnership with Pasadena Conservatory of Music, and Instrumental Competition. CH
The Napa Valley estate of Joseph Phelps Vineyards.
NAPA VALLEY REDISCOVERED A Sense Of Place Returns BY KENNETH FRIEDENREICH
IN 1994, JOHN BERENDT PUBLISHED Midnight in the Garden of
Good and Evil, a screaming success. He followed in 2005 with The City of Fallen Angels. The fiction occurs in and around Savannah. The latter non-fiction in Venice—not the one in California. He was asked how both settings though distant in GPS terms also had something in common. “Both are isolated. Both are inward looking. Both turn on tradition. Both have a deep sense of place.” These stories both describe the frisson of good intentions contesting with unsavory ones. The sense of place was violated. I think something akin to such a conflict occurred within Napa Valley, a victim of its own remarkable rise.
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From my first of 20 plus visits, Napa was synonymous with “wine country,” even if it represented a relatively small pile of dirt and grapes. Today more than 400 wineries and growers operate there, and for years only Disneyland has lured more visitors. Yet about 20 years ago, the passion and informality that seemed to highlight wines made with artisanal and regional pride became sullied in the muck of celebrity and impudent money. What really happened was this—Napa Valley winemakers started going for the gold, the high score rating, and believed their own press far too much. Some wineries lost their institutional focus, and their sense of place went into the witness protection program. Any billionair Bozo could buy a winery, and some did. Tradition went the way of the wall telephone in Mom’s kitchen and rabbit ear antennae. But the loss of focus slowly returned and if one looked around, it really never left us. “Don’t cry for me, Pasadena.” So what follows pours a little of my heart into a fine glass, filled here and in a next issue, with wines that kept the faith while navigating reef-strewn channels of the lives of the rich and famous. From a marvelous perch in the Silverado Winery vineyard—a rambling 70s vintage ranch home with a 50’ deck that overlooked the
Joseph Phelps Vineyards also produces world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from their Sonoma Coast, Freestone property. ABOVE The recently remodeled Joseph Phelps Vineyards offers an exquisite setting for the guest experience.
vines towards the eastern hills not far away, we made several concentric circles to find what we came to quaff and to see. The Hess Collection is now 30 years old. But its wine pedigree goes back to the time of Presidents Hayes, Garfield, and Arthur. Panics, wars, the depression, and evil Prohibition interfered with what went down here. Most famously the pile had the prayers of the Christian Brothers for brandy and wine for 56 harvests. Donald Hess viewed this Mount Veeder landscape with foresight and opened the Hess Collection winery in the second term of President Reagan. The property advanced sustainable farming, and the theme continues into its well-esteemed dining program. Hess, who had the good fortune to own a large family fortune, also took to collecting modern and contemporary art. Tax codes incented him to take two floors in his winery and tasting center to show off an exciting if sometimes puzzling array of pictures and sculpture. The old hazards of life in the Golden State made life interesting, however, with fires and most recently the 2014 Napa quake. The winery had to endure the hazards of the marketplace, too. With highly integrated products, Hess existed almost outside its reputation with a line of affordable and ordinary iterations of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, among others. They were good value and just good enough. What lacked were wines with attitude and artisanal passion, a funny thing given the splendid artworks surrounding visitors. Hess moved out of the picture at the moment he could assemble a solid team of winemakers who shared the vision to farm unique blocks to produce outstanding Chardonnay, but also Alberigno, Gruner-Weltliner and other white varietals, and fine Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Syrah, and other reds with distinction—plus some very swell blends. Whatever once was lost in the shuffle of markets the Hess Collection has found with clarity, grace, and style. By contrast Tulocay Wines in the Coombsville sub district of Napa differs dramatically. The tasting room is not a soaring monastic keep as at Hess. It is Bill Cadman’s dining room table. The proprietor began the winery in 1975. At heart Cadmon is an iconoclast. The website points out that the winery is not the adjacent Tulocay Cemetery that has better signage. The crew includes his daughter, Brie, assistant winemaker, Michelle, his helpmate, Buddy the dog, and assorted hands. There’s no sky tram, no gift shop, and no conglomerate suits and ties spoiling the product of long tradition. The 2000 case output includes two Haynes Vineyard Chardonnays—steel and oak—plus gutsy Cabernet and Zinfandel. The Syrah and Pinot Noir are worth writing home about. The Coombs district is a survivor of horse farms; the climate is cool and certainly more moderate than the sizzling valley floor up Routes 29 and 121. This is a place worth visiting but watch out for the wild turkeys. By heading southwest into the Carneros district astride Napa and Sonoma counties, above San Pablo Bay, wine savants will find Schug. This winery stands apart, up a farm road, in the path of strong bay breezes. This is a place to ripen Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes with the assurance that the coastal ethos will result in intense and kaleidoscopic fruit that challenges winemaker Michael Cox not to
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Wine The renewed welcome at Joseph Phelps Vineyards Napa Valley winery. Schug Carneros Estate Winery sits on the western hills of Carneros offering a unique perspective of the district. LEFT
mention his wife’s culinary magic tuned to the music of the varietals. Founded by the late Walter Schug in 1965, this is a down to earth winery with a more than passing echt Deutsch Old World patina. But don’t look for Leni Riefenstahl cavorting amid vines. This is the Carneros district’s marvelous, bracing terroir with its salt air and serious breezes. The tiled wine library past the barrels is a retro variation on a 17th or 18th century hall with wainscot high racks. If you can taste the wines here you are fortunate; and don’t be embarrassed to remark how this room may recall a station in the Metro. The 2013 Chardonnay is largely from the estate and it alternates between suavity and a subtle acidity. The result at $30 is more than incentive to secure a half case. The reserve at $45 more than holds its own against more costly wines that don’t deliver this much pleasure and versatility.
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The clonally contents of the Carneros Pinot Noir of 2014 is so friendly that you should adopt a case. It is bright at first but its complexity and finish make it an excellent representation of this growing area, deftly handled by winemaker Cox. The 2012 estate Pinot Noir is a wine for the table and the cellar. At $45 it need make no apologies for its beautiful notes, piquant berries, and lyrical finish, The 2010 Merlot comes right out of the wheelhouse of late founder Walter Schug, who was wine master for Joseph Phelps Winery for over a decade. The wine, on balance, is a worthy tribute to Schug’s passion and creativity. At $30 this will do the cellar and tonight’s table credit. Joseph Phelps, like Robert Mondavi, rises behind our scene like Mount Rushmore, and both winery centers are landmarks. For our return bout, we started our rediscovery at Phelps in Sait Helena. Few places fit into a landscape better than here. Joe Phelps is one of the people who put Napa Valley at the forefront of American wine. The 600 acre estate in the eastern foothills is a testament to environmental balance with the assurance this will never become an auto mall. The original California redwood winery opened in 1973. I saw it about 1978 and again the early 80s. The John Marsh Davis design is intact, but the winery moved down the property a little. The Davis building was transformed into a visitor center with nine distinct tasting areas, all for the well-heeled. Our tasting in the library reminded me of a room in which one heard bequests from an estate in the office of a trust company. It was elegant and sedate. Indeed, each of the nine rooms created for guests had its own ambience, as if to suggest the rhythms of the vineyard through the year. It is a brilliant evocation and worthy of the place. But we came for the juice. It lived up to its reputation as one of Napa Valley’s pre-eminent brands. Nothing outré here—Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and the oft legendary Insignia. The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir derive from the alternate property, Freestone, on the Sonoma Coast. There the cooler surroundings project a different growing rhythm amenable to the fruits’ development. Of the other three, grown on the home base, I will mention two. The 2014 Sauvignon Blanc acquits itself with distinction—beautiful pale golden light streams through the glass; it gives up aromas of grass and lemon; it favors the palate with hints of apple and sweet melon. The finish is almost too divine for this morning tasting. But who cares? The 2012 Insignia lived up to its press. Dark rubies and a panoply of red overlaid in a weave of texture that opens with the pleasing nose before teasing our palate with myriad layers of black cherry, chocolate, oak notes, and earthy spices culminating in a long sunset of a finish. This is elegant drinking, but it is not prissy. It has the guts of earlier glories. It is what I came back to Napa Valley to appreciate once more. CH
GATHERINGS Barclay Butera Interiors A Mimosa Meet & Greet with California Homes at LCDQâ€™s Legends
Barclay Butera Interiors and California Homes presented a Mimosa Meet & Greet during La Cienega Design Quarterâ€™s Legends in May. The event honored the guest window designers Parker Kennedy Living and Sam Allen Interiors. The Barclay Butera Interiors showroom is located at 918 La Cienega Boulevard, West Hollywood. This was the last day of Legends 2016 and the street was crowded with attendees to all the morning events, continuing into the late afternoon and evening.
1 Raymond Langhammer, 3 Lance Jackson, Mark Boomershine, Creative Director of Barclay David Ecton and Linda McCall, Butera Interiors, Barclay Butera, California Homes CEO of Barclay Butera Interiors, 4 Event atmosphere Sam Allen and guest 5 Barclay Butera and Christina 2 Drew Lage, Jim Warnock of Woodward Hickory Chair, Birte Bant and Dennis Stovall
Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts The Pasadena Showcase House of Design is one of the oldest and most successful House and Garden tours in the country and is visited by approximately 30,000 guests annually. The 2016 Showcase House was thought to be designed by Myron Hunt in 1916 for Senator Frank Putnam Flintis, known as Dryborough Hall. The 2016 Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts premiere presentation was held in April at the La Canada Flintridge Country Club and attended by over 200 patrons and supporters.
1 Showcase designers gather with the Core Team 2 Michael Wrusch of Michael Wrusch Designs and Phill Vonk of D Christjan 3 Cheryl Hardy and Maria Videla of The Art of Room Design with Vincent and Carmel Chow of Foothill Tile And Stone Co 4 L-R (front row) Exterior Co-Chair Holly Shearer, Benefit
Chair Marilyn Campbell Anderson, PSHA President Gretchen McNally, Interior Co-Chair Suzette Cummings (back row L-R), General Operations Co-Chair Debra Qurtman, Interior Co- Chair Susie Aguirre, Exterior Co-Chair Elsa Balding 5 Josh Cain, Dana Marevich, Susie Aguirre, Cathy Arkley, Janie Murphy, Robert Frank, Cheryl Santoro and Barbara Damerel
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GATHERINGS PHOTOGRAPHY BY KILHO PARK
Lunch At The San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara Food, Wine and Good Conversation Were Part Of This Special Luncheon Sponsored By Snyder Diamond and Sub-Zero/Wolf With California Homes California Homes was honored to participate in an afternoon of food, wine and conversation on the wine cellar patio at the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara. The event was sponsored by Russ Diamond, President of Snyder Diamond, and Sub-Zero /Wolf. Wine was served on the patio prior to the sit down luncheon for over 30 of Santa Barbaraâ€™s top interior designers and architects including Marc Appleton AIA, Andy Neumann AIA, designers Ann James, Ensberg Jacobs Design, Caroline and Steve Thompson of Cabana Home, Marge Grace from Grace Designs, Indigo Interiors and many more.
1 Christine Anderson, President 4 Russ Diamond, Sherry Givili and Communications Arts &Design, Inc. Randy Warner of Sub-Zero/Wolf 2 Barbi Zimmerman of Zimmerman 5 Russ Diamond speaking during the Construction, Santa Barbara and sit down luncheon at the San Ysidro interior designer Debra Lynn Henno Ranch
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3 Russ Diamond, President Snyder 6 Susan McFadden with Santa Barbara Diamond, architect Marc Appleton, designer Ann James Susan McFadden, Editor, California Homes , Sherry Givili of Sub-Zero/ Wolf and Jo Campbell Fujii
7 Jeff Chojnacki of Snyder Diamond 8 Santa Barbara designers Lauren Christine Henno and Debra Lynn Henno 9 Caroline Thompson of Cabana Home, Santa Barbara 10 Susan McFadden with Santa Barbara architect, Andy Neumann 11 Welcoming guests with Steve Thompson of Cabana Homes at head of table
12 Elsbeth Del Pero of California Homes, Genny Cummings of Indigo Interiors, architects Cass Ensberg and Tom Jacobs of Ensberg Jacobs Design and architect Andy Neumann 12 Margie Grace of Grace Design with a group of attendees 13 Architect Marc Appleton speaking about his work done at the San Ysidro Ranch
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Kathryn M. Ireland’s Desserts + Dancing Wraps Up Legends Week Late Thursday evening after the final Legends event, Kathryn M. Ireland and Ruth Gay of Chateau Domingue hosted “Desserts + Dancing” at Kathryn’s Washington Boulevard studio. The party was attended by top designers and industry professionals including House Beautiful’s Sophie Donelso, Coastal Livings’s Ellen McGauley, Leslie Newsom Rascoe, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Cliff Fong, Erik Lindstrom, Nicking Rising and many more. A perfect ending to an exciting four days of LCDQ’s LEGENDS. 4
1 Leslie Newsom Rascoe and Lori Dennis 2 Sophie Donelson 3 Martyn Lawrence Bullard and Kathryn M. Ireland 4 Kathryn M. Ireland and John Hart 5 Ellen McCauley 6 Corbin Bernsen, Amanda Pays and Oliver Bernsen 7 Ruth Gay and Shawnna Fatjo
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Contacts PAGES 98-105
THE MASCULINE LOFT Architecture: May Sung www.subuda.com PAGE 100-101
Sofa: Room & Board www.roomandboard.com Dining Table: Restoration Hardware www.restorationhardware.com Chandelier: Hilary Nagler of Flea Market Rx www.fleamarketrx.com PAGE 102-103
Countertop and backsplash: Walker Zanger www.walkerzanger.com Pendant lights: Thomas O’Brien Bar stools: Restoration Hardware www.restorationhardware.com Wood flooring: DuChateau www.duchateau.com Oven and hood: GE www.geappliances.com Faucets: Waterworks www.waterworks.com Cabinet hardware: Rocky Mountain www.rockymountainhardware.com PAGES 104-105
Table lamps: Damien Weaver DWV Vintage Lamps Painting: artist Lana Yumi Chun Wallpaper: ConcreteWall www.lanayumichun.com Lighting: LED www.waterworks.com Italian gas lamp: Obsolete www.obsoleteinc.com Mirror: Mortise&Tenin www.mortiseandtenon.com Faucets: Waterworks www.waterworks.com PAGES 106-115
PALM SPRINGS MODERNISM WEEK SHOW HOUSE www.thechristopherkennedycompound. com PAGE 106-107
Michael Berman www.michalbermanlimited.com Sofa and armchairs: Michael Berman Limited Collection Pillow Fabric: Michael Berman Textiles PAGE 108
Christopher Kennedy www.christopherkennedy.com
Countertops: Dekton | Cosentino www.cosentino.com Cabinetry: Eggersmann USA www.eggersmannusa.com Wallcovering: Phillip Jeffries www.phillipjeffries.com Lighting: Ferguson www.ferguson.com Barstools: Zuo www.zuomod.com Artwork: photos.com PAGE 109
Martyn Lawrence Bullard www.martynlawrencebullard.com Glasses: Baccarat www.baccarat.com Dinnerware: Haviland-Limoges Hollywood Dining chairs: Moore & Giles www.mooreandgiles.com PAGE 110
Keith Fortner for Studio Kennedy www.christopherkennedy.com Sink: Ferguson www.ferguson.com Fixtures: Dornbracht | Ferguson www.ferguson.com Mirror: Desert View Mirror & Glass Sconces: Corbett Lighting | Ferguson www.ferguson.com Wallcovering: Hartmann & Forbes www.hfshades.com Paul Dragonette www.dragonetteltd.com Sofa: Dragonette Ltd www.dragonetteltd.com Stools: Claremont Furnishing www.claremontfurnishing.com PAGE 111
Kelly Lee Wallcovering: Justina Blakeney for Hygge & West www.hyggeandwest.com Vanity desk: Kate Spade New York Lamps: Jana Bek Design lamps www.janabek.com PAGE 112
Justin Shaulis www.justinshaulis.com Wallcovering: Fromental www.fromental.co.uk Rug: Fort Street Studio www.fortstreetstudio.com Custom bed and side tables:
Sublime Living www.sublime-living.com Chandelier: Ferguson www.ferguson.com PAGE 113
Julia Buckingham www.buckinghamid.com Nightstand and bed: Bradley Hughes www.bradley-usa.com Wallcovering: Lindsay Cowles www.linsaycowles.com PAGE 114
Furniture: Porta Forma www.frontgate.com Rug: Frontgate www.frontgate.com Pillows: Trina Turk www.trinaturk.com PAGE 115
Outdoor Landscaping & Interior Design: Jamie Durie www.jamiedurie.com Lounge chairs: Transterior www.jamiedurie.com Planters: Porta Forma www.frontgate.com Plantings: Monrovia www.monrovia.com PAGES 116-121
SHAKEN NOT STIRRED SAN FRANCISO DECORATOR SHOWCASE Sponsored by San Francisco University High School www.decoratorshowcase.org Stephen Jones Interiors Desk & Coffee Table: Lief www.liefalmont.com Desk Chair & Mirror: Epoca www.epocasf.com Fabric: Zak + Fox www.zakandfox.xom Wallcovering: Kneedler-Fauchere www.kneedlerfauchere.com Martin Design Group www.martingroupsf.com Dornbracht faucet & Duravit toilet @ Bath & Beyond www.bathandbeyond.com DaVinci Marble www.davincimarble.com Wallpaper: De Sousa Hughes & Phillip Jeffries www.desousahughes.com & www.phillipjeffries.com Wall Sconces: The Urban Electric Company www.urbanelectricco.com Heather Hilliard Design Floors & Decorative wall finish:
Philippe Grandvoinet Decorative Finishes www.philippebrandvoinet.com Accessories: Antique & Art Exchange & Epoca www.epocasf.com Lanterns: Hewn www.hewnsf.com Dining Chairs: Lucca Antiques www.luccaantiques.com Tineke Triggs www.adlsf.com Painting: Tom Leiber @ Dolby Chadwick Gallery www.dolbychadwickgallery.com Fabric: Romo www.romo.com Bedding: Cabana Home www.cabanahome.com Antonio Martins Interior Design www.antoniomartins.com Decorative Painting: Willem Racke www.willemrackestudio.com Lighting: Hewn www.hewnsf.com Fabric: Sandra Jordan Alpaca @ Shears & Window www.shearsandwindow.com Sofas: Coup d’Etat www.coupdetatsf.com Annie Lowengart Interiors www.annlowengart.com Charish www.chairish.com Restoration: Revitaliste www.revitaliste.com Rug: Madeline Weinrib www.madelineweinrib.com Fabric: Robert Allen www.robertallendesign.com Fabric: Robert Allen www.robertallendesign.com Wallpaper: Nobilis @ Kneedler-Fauchere www.kneedlerfauchere.com Floor lamp: Aesthetic Décor @ Hewn www.hewnsf.com PAGES 122-125
PASADENA SHOWCASE HOUSE www.pasadenashowcase.org PAGE 122
Outdoor furniture: Tidelli www.tidelli.com PAGE 124
Kitchen Design GH Wood Design www.ghwooddesign.com Appliances: Snyder Diamond www.snyderdiamond.com SUMMER 2016 | 133
GATHERINGS Stark Carpets And Rugs Stark Carpets And Rugs Partner With California Homes To Celebrate Their New Spring Collection As guests entered to celebrate Stark’s new premiere rug spring collection, Sapphire, they were greeted by owner Chad Stark. California Homes Magazine was the host, and sponsors included Swiss Watch Gallery and Fine Jewelry, Crawford Custom Homes, celebrating their 35th anniversary building the most luxurious homes in Orange County, Mark Scott Landscape and Architect, and Hi-Time Wine Cellars. Appetizers from Il Farro restaurant in Newport Beach were enjoyed by guests as they listened to the Pinch Me Band and enjoyed libations. Stark’s showroom at SOCO in Orange County features an amazing assortment of the finest rugs and carpets.
1 Stark Carpets and Rugs Showroom 2 Denny Muusse and Martyna Trembinska 3 Marco Albertini, Marlene Locke, Rick Allen, Susan McFadden, Adam Khan, Denny Musse, Linda McCall and Anita Borrelli 4 Ottavio Muraca , Victor Morales and Domenico Maurici 5 Adam Khan, Chad Stark and Denny Muusse 6 Ronnie Lane and Natalie Lane, Rick Campos, Kimberly Smith, Dick Crawford and Errol Dejager 7 Leyla Finkle, Darlene Halaby, Kimberly Smith, Dick Crawford, Diane and Dan Luna, John Wallace Benecke, Mattieu Pascalin and Martyna Trembinska 8 Nico Qawam, Karen Kinsmae, Monique Frasche, Cid Braga, Audrey Duncan, Adrienne Miller, Adam Khan, John O’Brien, Wendy Cohen, Domenico Maurici and Linda McCall
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