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80 SANTA BARBARA MIXER A Townhouse In Downtown Santa Barbara Exudes Elegeance With An Indestructible Edge Text by Candace Ord Manroe Photography by Meghan Beierle O’Brien
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A Mill Valley Couple Create A Modern Ski
Retreat In The Sierras With The Help Of A San Francisco Interior Designer And Oakland–Based Architect
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98 STRADDLING THE LINE A Contemporary Home In The Hills Of Malibu Is Filled With Natural Light
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This Tahoe hideaway was designed by Lisa Odyniec of The San Francisco-based design firm, Lisa Odyneic Design who worked on the project with architect Mark Becker of Oakland-based firm Mark Becker, Inc. The three story, four bedroom home was created as a tranquil, second home for family gatherings and ski trips. See story beginning on page 88. Photograph by David Duncan Livingston. ABOVE
The cover of this Winter issue features the master bedroom of a Tahoe second home. The bedroom was kept with simple lives and furniture to not distract from the views. See story beginning on page 88. Photograph by David Duncan Livingston. RIGHT
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It’s a new year and California Homes will be celebrating
our 20th year anniversary in May. We are delighted with the growth of the magazine and look forward to an exciting 2017. California Homes will be adding airport newsstands to our circulation and once again going bi-monthly with our November/December 2017 issue. Until then we will continue with our special interest publication, The Essential Guide to Architects and Builders, out in March, followed by the 20th year Anniversary issue in Spring, and the Summer and Fall issues. I think you’ll enjoy this Winter issue featuring exciting California-based designers, including Lisa Odyniec of San Francisco, Caroline and Steve Thompson of Cabana Home in Santa Barbara, Kelly Schandel of Los Angeles and Tineke Triggs, also of San Francisco. All of us here at California Homes send best wishes to everyone for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017.
Kavita Daswani was born in Hong Kong and lived in London and Paris before moving to Los Angeles, where she is a contributor to a range of global lifestyle, fashion and design publications. A former fashion editor for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, and Asian correspondent for Women’s Wear Daily, she currently writes design, travel and lifestyle stories for the Los Angeles Times, JustLuxe.com, international editions of Vogue, Conde Nast Traveller and Architectural Digest, and Prestige in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. She is also a former lifestyle and fashion correspondent for CNN International and CNBC Asia. She has published eight novels, which have been translated into 17 languages. See her story on a Malibu contemporary home beginning on page 98.
DAVID DUNCAN LIVINGSTON David is the photographer of more than seven books of home design and architecture. His interior and reportage photography captures the essence of the homes he photographs for designers throughout California. David makes his home in Mill Valley with his wife Florence, toddler Luca and Nougat the floppy eared hound. When not photographing you can find David in his garden with Luca. See his photography for the cover story featuring a Tahoe home beginning on page 88.
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Kendra Boutell’s writing career began with the Great Recession. Before the downturn, she worked in sales and marketing for San Francisco’s elite antique dealers. Now she utilizes her knowledge to write for and about the interior design industry. In addition to being Editor at Large of California Homes Magazine, she contributes to other design trade publications including the international BRIDGE FOR DESIGN. See her story beginning on page 106.
I was in New York City for a few months and so surprised to see California Homes on the newsstands at Barnes & Noble at Union Square. There were only two left and I purchased one. Great to see our State regional along with magazines from all over the USA and Canada. Johnelle Walker Newport Beach, CA Loved your Fall issue and the cover was beautiful. I noticed you do feature interior designers from other areas such as Tom Stringer from Chicago. Is that something new or have you always shown work of out-of-state designers? Frank Matthews Coronado, CA Editor: The home was in Palm Desert and that’s good enough for California Homes. We loved Tom Stringer’s work on this vacation home at Marrakesh and our readers did too. Your story on Single Thread, the new restaurant in Healdsburg was well photographed and written. I hope you do more farm and restaurant type food stories. The food shown was hyperseasonal farmed with a micro-seasonal approach and looked perfect. John Quisenberry San Francisco, CA You’ve forgotten Sacramento. We have many areas of beautiful homes and outlying areas of farms and ranches. When will you do something in our part of California. Linda Furman Sacramento, CA Editor: Very soon. We have recently received two excellent projects from your area.
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THE J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM, LOS ANGELES The Getty is proud to present, Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media on view through April 30, 2017. Beginning in the 1960s, artists increasingly turned to news media—both printed and televised— as a rich source of inspiration. Breaking News presents work by artists who have employed appropriation, juxtaposition, and mimicry, among other means, to create photographs and videos that effectively comment on the role of the news media in determining the meaning of images. For more information, please call 310.440.7300 or visit www.getty.edu.
The Norton Simon Museum is delighted to present an installation of Vincent van Gogh’s tender and intimate Bedroom from 1889, a highlight of the Art Institute of Chicago’s superb 19th -century collection, A meditation on friendship, hope and crushing disappointment, Van Gogh’s Bedroom serves not only as a kind of selfportrait, but also as a symbol of the artist’s wandering existence and search for an elusive sense of repose. The second of three versions of the interior scene, the Chicago Bedroom was painted by the artist while at the asylum of Saint-Paul-deMausole at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France, in September 1889, Its installation at the Norton Simon Museum marks the first time the painting has been on view on the West Coast, and it will hang in the Museum’s 19th century art wing, surrounded by the Simon’s own important collection of Van Gogh works, from Dec, 9, 2016 through March 6, 2017.
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853—1890) The Bedroom, 1889 The Art Institute of Chicago, Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection
THE LONG BEACH MUSEUM OF ART
The Museum’s Exhibition: Abundant, Bountiful, and Beautiful: Selections from New Acquisitions at the Long Beach Museum of Art, on view until March 19, 2017, features over 100 works on paper, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, and artist books from modern and contemporary artists. The range of scale, subject, and media attests to the vibrant diversity and energy of art production in Southern California. For more information please call 562.439.2119 or visit lbma.org. ABOVE
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Calendar | MUSEUMS & GALLERIES TIRAGE FINE ART GALLERY, PASADENA
Everything ages, including fine oil paintings and their frames. Over time, the vibrancy and physical condition of a painting will change due to accumulated dust, fireplace smoke and a variety of environmental conditions. With today’s mobile society, many older paintings become damaged during a move or placement in storage. For more than thirty years, Tirage Fine Art Gallery’s restoration and conservation team has applied the finest museum standard methods of artwork preservation to countless compromised oil paintings in many artistic styles. Below are “before” and “after” photos of recently restored 19th century paintings and frames. The gallery is located at One West California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105. For more information please contact the gallery at 626.405.1020 or visit www.tirageart.com. Andy Burgess Lavender House 5 x 7 inches oil on panel Andy Burgess Ultra Modern House 8 x 10 inches oil on panel
SUE GREENWOOD FINE ART, LAGUNA BEACH
Sue Greenwood Fine Art is proud to present Andy Burgess — Modern Houses on display until February 15, 2017. Over the last 12 years, Andy Burgess has achieved recognition as an accomplished cityscape and urban scenes painter. He has enjoyed several solo exhibitions, and participated in many group exhibitions and art fares across Europe and the United States. In his paintings, photographs and collage he explores the city as a place of narrative, both cinematic and graphic, drawing on the traditions of Impressionism, Pop Art, graphic and comic book art. 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
TOP Before female portrait, Female portrait after. ABOVE After resoration sporting scenes.
CODA GALLERY, PALM DESERT
CODA Gallery has moved two blocks up El Paseo to a new 9,000 square foot space on the corner of El Paseo and Lupine Lane in Palm Desert. An El Paseo landmark that has resonated with contemporary art collectors for almost thirty years, the gallery still mirrors the personality of its original founders Connie and David Katz, avid collectors and philanthropists who opened the gallery in 1987. The gallery is located at 73-400 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260. For more information please call 760.346.4661 or visit www.codagallery.com. Photographer Mark Davidson CONTINUES ON P.46 » 30 | CALIFORNIA HOMES
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TOM FAULKNER DESIGNS and makes distinctive and elegant furniture. An award-winning British company, it is known for its beautiful, handmade tables, chairs, lighting and accessories, and its wide range of finishes. Working predominantly in steel, but incorporating bronze, stone and wood Tom Faulkner is renowned for strong architectural lines and distinctive shapes. In spite of his lack of a formal design education his love of geometry, passion for architecture and
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nature, and fascination with Victorian engineering feed into a singular aesthetic of elemental lines and shapes combined with daring proportions and exquisite natural materials. Tom started designing furniture in 1993. His early pieces featured complex and intricate graphic patterns painted onto wooden tabletops, which proved extremely popular. Keen to explore the possibilities of form and shape he began designing tables from scratch, and commissioned a workshop in Wiltshire to make some metal chairs for a display. Intrigued by metal’s inherent combination of strength and malleability. “Metal was a great discovery” he says. “I was immediately seduced by its stylistic possibilities – the fact that you could bend it and twist it into almost any shape you liked – and also by its strength, versatility, and simplicity.” Continuing to work with the same craftsmen, he jumped at the chance to purchase the forge when it came up for sale in 1995, also taking on its two employees. From here the business expanded rapidly and soon moved to larger premises on the site of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s railway workshops – a neat twist of fate that brought Tom’s interest in Victorian construction and metalwork full circle. Here, an expert team of welders, painters and artisans craft Tom Faulkner furniture to the highest possible standard, with no compromises on quality or finish. Materials are sourced from the UK where possible, while some of the more rarefied marbles are shipped from Italy. CH www.tomfaulkner.co.uk
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World Traveller Maja Lithander Smith curates a collection of unique and one of a kind pieces. PHOTOGRAPHY BY AUBRIE PICK
FOUND by maja offers home furnishings and accessories from
designer Maja Lithander Smith. Located on San Francisco’s Sacramento Street, FOUND specializes in one-of-a-kind handmade products, created in partnership with designers and craftsman from around the world. Curated and collaborative collections include silk Ikat pillows, custom Moroccan rugs, furniture, brass and silver lanterns and art from London’s Subject Matter Gallery.
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“The spaces we live in have a profound effect on our well being. Colors, textures, and materials are just some of the tangible elements that affect how we feel in our daily lives. But creating a truly inspiring environment goes beyond look and feel. It is essential to know how energy flows through every room, and how light interacts with every surface. We distill individual preferences, translate personal styles, and incorporate worldly fascinations to help each client realize their dream of living in a home that brings them deep joy and an inspired quality of life.” - KARI ARENDSEN, PRINCIPAL
Intimate Living Interiors has received multiple national and international awards while creating distinctive, enduring and life-changing spaces for clients through the US and abroad. Kari’s design vision draws from a multitude of resources, with influences stemming from her extensive travels and life experiences. She and the ILI team have mastered the art of creating the perfect living environment–blending the reclaimed with the refined, the unexpected with the essential.
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1. TARTAN | HERMES
An architectural version of the standard the Irish illustrator Nigel Peake takes weaves from the land of his birth and doodles them in colored crayons and watercolors. Hermes Nigel’s Tartan is available through showrooms. San Francisco, Kneedler Fauchere Los Angeles, Kneedler Fauchere www.hermes.com
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Designed by San Francisco based Interior Designer Steven Volpe for McGuire. The name Harn references a coarse linen, and is a nod to the highs and lows of the patinaed metal – the texture that makes this piece so special. Delicately topped with a removable leather writing pad; the pencil drawer is lined in the same leather. www.mcguirefurniture.com 38 | CALIFORNIA HOMES
3. GOLD | DEGOURNAY
Gold brings warmth and glamour to Portobello & Windswept Blossom patterns from the London based artisanal wall covering line. West Hollywood, Nicky Rising, 8625 Melrose Avenue, 310.289.1385 | San Francisco, 3683 Sacramento Street, 415.800.7978, www.degournay.com
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A selection of furnishings to bring the Alps to your next design project or home 1. Alpine inspired trim from the Barbara Barry Chalet Collection for Kravet. www.kravet.com. 2. Rustic tyrolean waxed oak chairs circa 1900 from Epoca. 1700 16th Street, San Francisco 415.864.6895 www.epocasf.com. 3. Winter White is a fashion trend this season and this selection of luxurious fabrics by Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca will bring warmth and elegance to any room. www.sandrajordan.com. Los Angeles, Holly Hunt, Pacific Design Center 310.659.3776 San Francisco, Shears & Window, San Francisco Design Center, 415.621.0911. 4. The Ella with an Antiqued Silver finish sets off the details of this cast bronze sconce and is finished off with ivory beeswax drip candle covers. Lantern Masters, www.lanternmasters.com, 818.706.1990. 5. From the California Homes archives a Tyrolean inspired Chalet in Tahoe created by San Francisco based interior designer Kathy Best. www.kathybest.com 6. The Bear Sofa in electric blue cowhide from the artisans at Soane Britain. www.soane.co.uk San Francisco showroom, 2 Henry Adams Street, San Francisco Design Center, 415.590.3260.
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Inspired by antique quilting, Bargello is full of motion, waves and curves. There is a contrast between the smooth fluid fabric and the sharp edgy design that brings this textile life. Rayon and cotton blend.
Runway shows often predict what goes into our wardrobes. This season’s models draped in luscious velvets inspire us to go beyond the closet to furnish our homes.
San Francisco: Shears & Window, San Francisco Design Center. Los Angeles: Kneedler-Fauchere, Pacific Design Center. www.jimthompsonfabrics.com
2. HEWN TEXTILES
Madeline Stuart Collection’s “Wilson” Chair upholstered in Lingstat Garden Party, 100% Crush resistant cotton velvet and draped in Modern Pecora, 100% Wool. San Francisco: HEWN, San Francisco Design Center. HEWN Textile Collection, www.hewnxsf.com
3. PIERRE FREY
From the Italian mills of Fadini Borghi, Dante in Grigio Blu, an Art Deco styled geometric diamond pattern. The Genoa velvet is composed of a Viscose Bemberg pile. San Francisco: Shears & Window, San Francisco Design Center. Los Angeles: Kneedler-Fauchere, Pacific Design Center. www.pierrefrey.com
4. MADELINE WEINRIB
Velvet Ikat Lucy in Emerald, a hand cut silk velvet woven in Central Asia. The double-warp process in which the silk threads have been coiled and looped by hand creates a plush, pile-like surface. San Francisco and Los Angeles: Madeline Weinrib, San Francisco Design Center. www.madelineweinrib.com
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3 1. SAN FRANCISCO WATERCOLOR DONG KINGMAN (AMERICAN, 1911-2000)
A view of San Francisco from Telegraph Hill, depicting in the distance the Golden Gate Bridge with apartment houses in the foreground. Signed and dated ‘Kingman 71’ (lower left). Watercolor and graphite on paper. Croquis d’homme (verso) unsigned. “I’ve lived in San Francisco for years and I never get tired of the breathtaking views. This piece reminds me of how lucky I am to live in such a special place. I like the Mid Century feel of this piece. I’d use it in an office or study to give the room a view.”
2. EQUESTRIAN PAINTING BY GEORGE HENRY LAPORTE
A racehorse with jockey up. Signed ‘G.H. Laporte’. Oil on canvas. 25 x 30 inches. “I just love the classic palette and the scale of this race horse with its jockey. I have never gotten over my love for equestrian pieces and this one is such a fine English example. It would be perfect for a library or above a bar.”
Designer & Proprietor Janelle Loevner’s Top Picks from the Upcoming Bonhams Sale SAN FRANCISCO BASED JANELLE LOEVNER is the principal of Anthem Design Group and the propretior of the popular Anthem Home and Anthem Bed & Bath on Sacramento Street in the affluent Presidio Heights neighborhood. This spring she is spreading her wings with a third store in Menlo Park. She started her design career working on contract projects in Chicago. After moving to New York she discovered her passion was for residential design with projects in NYC and Greenwich CT that focused on interior architecture and construction. California Homes Magazine asked the designer to select her favorite pieces from Bonhams upcoming sale “The Elegant Home.” For more information on The Elegant Home sale please visit www.bonhams. com. Sale date: February 27, 2017 Los Angeles.
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3. A JULES LELEU GILT-BRONZE-MOUNTED MOTHER OF PEARL AND EBONY INLAID MAHOGANY AND MARBLE CONSOLE TABLE CIRCA 1938
“This stunning piece has a very feminine feel. I love the elegant lines and delicate inlay. I’d use it in a ladies dressing room for a touch of French flair. The mirrored back makes it the perfect place to display a collection of, well anything!”
4. A CONTINENTAL NEO-CLASSICAL MAHOGANY SETTEE 19TH CENTURY
“This piece could be placed in an entryway, bay window or mudroom. Its open back makes it appear so light and casual. I’d add some great custom pillows to warm it up and make it more Contemporary.”
5. AN AUSTRIAN SECESSIONIST MAHOGANY LONG CASE CLOCK CIRCA 1900
“The Austrian Secessionist period is one of my all time favorites. The sheen and clean lines of this piece and its modernist presence makes is such a showstopper. It would be so spectacular in a clean Contemporary space.”
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In the exhibition, Lloyd Hamrol/Joan Perlman: A sky in the palm of a hand, Lloyd Hamrol’s large-scale felt sculptures and Joan Perlman’s abstract paintings and prints provide a platform to consider the shared ideas and sharp distinctions between two artists’ investigations of materials, process, impermanence, and landscape. Taken from a line in the W.S. Merwin poem “No Shadow,” the exhibition’s title alludes to the conundrum of reconciling intimacy and distance as well as the ephemerality of observable moments and entities. The exhibit is on display until February 19, 2017.
Joan Perlman Untitled, 2015 Gouache on Yupo 9 x 12 inches
For more information please contact 626.568.3665 or visit www.pmcaonline.org.
Terri Friedman If you are hit on the head with a kaleidoscope, does that mean you see stars? (detail), 2016 Acrylic, wool, and cotton fibers
THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY ART MUSEUM
The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) presents Art Wall: Terri Friedman on view from August 25, 2016 through February 12, 2017. For the second in BAMPFA’s series of site- specific works commissioned for the 24 x 64 foot Art Wall, Director Lawrence Rinder invited East Bay artist Terri Friedman to create what she calls a “yarn painting.” This ten-panel, mural- scaled textile of hand-tinted and commercially dyed organic and synthetic fibers, entitled, If you are hit on the head with a kaleidoscope, does that mean you see stars?, is the largest artwork Friedman has made. The title refers to the artist’s desire to create ‘la wake-up wall, something that might speak to time and place.” For more information please call 510.642.0808 or visit www.bampfa.berkeley.edu.
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Calendar David Wiesner Mr. Wuffles!, pg. 8, 2013 Watercolor and India ink on paper David Wiesner Art & Max, pg. 25, 2010 Watercolor, acrylic and poster paint on paper
SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART
Organized by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA), David Wiesner & The Art of Wordless is the first comprehensive retrospective devoted to this internationally recognized master of the picture book. The exhibition includes nearly 80 original watercolors handmade by David Wiesner for 11 of his most famous books, including three for which he won the prestigious Caldecott Medal: Tuesday (1992), The Three Pigs (2002), and Flotsam (2007). Wiesner is one of the most highly acclaimed picture book artists in the world and is only the second person in the history of the award to have received it three times, David Wiesner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling opens on January 29 and continues thru May 14, 2107.
Andy Burgess Lavender House 5 x 7 inches oil on panel Andy Burgess Ultra Modern House 8 x 10 inches oil on panel
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Sunnylands: America’s Midcentury Masterpiece By Janice Lyle, Foreword by Michael S. Smith Walter and Leonore Annenberg visited the Palm Springs area in the 1960s, bought hundreds of acres of desert and created a midcentury estate that paid homage to English country stately homes, the California desert and 1950s architecture and design. In his foreword, interior designer Michael S. Smith refers to the estate as both “elegant and cinematic.” And indeed it is. Designed by A. Quincy Jones, one of California’s most important architects, it houses the only completely preserved interior by Hollywood’s decorator-to-the-stars, William Haines. Sunnylands contains a wealth of information about this legendary estate with hundreds of photographs and architectural drawings. What’s particularly fascinating are the close up shots of the historic rooms and of Haines use of trapunto quilting, biscuit tufting and museum-mount lamps. The Annenbergs were deeply involved in the project so published letters show the back and forth between the Annenbergs and Haines and give insights into the creative process. As Smith says, “This icon of American country house building, with its flower-filled guest rooms and glamorous public spaces, reflects an enduring Palm Springs style—not the cliched assemblage of cold, midcentury modern furniture and objects, but a refined, worldly aesthetic that reflects a kaleidoscope of extraordinary interests and experiences.” Sunnylands is open to the public and presents a time capsule of what life was like here where Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Frank Sinatra, Richard Nixon and other politicians, movie stars and corporate leaders meet and relaxed in an almost cocooned environment. And the estate and grounds are still used by dignitaries and the general public alike. It was wonderful that this masterpiece estate has been preserved and this book adds to its legacy. Sunnylands: America’s Midcentury Masterpiece Written by Janice Lyle; Foreword by Michael S. Smith 256 pages; over 250 color illustrations Hardcover: US $60/CAN $75 ISBN: 978-0-86565-331-3 REVIEWED BY KATHY BRYANT | PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK DAVIDSON
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Barclay Butera Modern Living By Barclay Butera Well-known for his approachable elegance and glamorous, coastal-chic interiors, Barclay Butera explores how to incorporate a transitional, contemporary twist into a chic, unfettered interior design in his fifth coffee table book, Barclay Butera Modern Living. Presenting sixteen homes— from mountain retreats to desert abodes—Butera proves that traditional antiques can be seamlessly mixed together with modern pieces. The spaces are at once comfortable, serene and elegant with pops of the unexpected. Truly effortless and beautiful, the projects not only inspire, but also educate by example that contradictions can exist together to create harmonious interiors, while radiating and catering to the lifestyle of their inhabitants. Barclay Butera Modern Living Written by Barclay Butera 196 pages, 160 color photographs 8 1/2 x 11 inches Hardcover: US $40/CAN $55 ISBN: 978-1-42364-222-0 Gibbs Smith REVIEWED BY VANESSA KOGEVINAS
Martyn Lawrence Bullard: Design & Decoration By Martyn Lawrence Bullard Famed and esteemed interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s second book, Design and Decoration, chronicles and showcases some of his most impressive projects of the last four years. His ability to mix a broad range of design, and bring a sense of luxury and glamour into spaces for modern living is exemplified in this book. Packed with inspiration—the eye-catching, color and pattern popping work also brilliantly displays his penchant for studying and collecting vintage decorative arts and pedigreed antiques. It takes the reader around the world showing Lawrence Bullard’s exceptional talent of successfully swinging from style to style while catering to each individual client. Projects include The Red O Restaurant—a flagship for master chef Rick Bayless, the Château Gütsch—a five-star boutique hotel in Switzerland that used to be home to Queen Victoria, Tommy Hilfiger’s holiday home, and a restoration of a 12th-century castle in Umbria for a Russian Oligarch. A true global expedition and exhibition with one of the finest interior designers of our day. Martyn Lawrence Bullard: Design & Decoration Written by Martyn Lawrence Bullard Foreword by Tommy Hilfiger 240 pages, 250 color photographs , 9 x 12 inches Hardcover: US $50/CAN $65 ISBN: 978-0-8478-4738-9 Rizzoli New York REVIEWED BY VANESSA KOGEVINAS
Interior Design Master Class Edited by Carl Dellatore Grouped by theme—Theory, Structure, Style and Process to name a few—Interior Design Master Class is an essential guide and collection of knowledge for interior designers. Featuring essays—one hundred to be exact—by some of the world’s top designers from Barbara Barry to Robert Couturier and Mario Buatta to Madeline Stuart this book is a true treasure trove, which shares the featured designers’ wisdom gained through their experiences. Each essay is paired with images of the designers’ work to illustrate the topic being covered. A reference guide in the same esteemed vein as The Decoration of Houses, Interior Design Master Class is a tome that can be referred to repeatedly as interior designers navigate their craft.
REVIEWED BY VANESSA KOGEVINAS
Interior Design Master Class: 100 Lessons from America’s Finest Designers on the Art of Decoration Edited by Carl Dellatore 352 pages, 300 color photographs, 9 x 11 inches Hardcover: US $50/CAN $65 ISBN: 978-0-8478-4890-4 Rizzoli New York
A Modern Master of Classical Design BY MARY JO BOWLING
Ocean Tower located at Alys Beach, Florida is inspired by the architecture of Antigua, Guatemala. OPPOSITE The Turnberry Residence forms are influenced by the country houses of England but find their local expression through the material combination of Texas limestone, white oak and tile.
Ocean Tower, Alys Beach. LEFT Michael Imber. BELOW Classical pool pavilion. OPPOSITE Turnberry Residence exquisite ceiling detail.
MICHAEL IMBER WAS BORN AND BRED IN TEXAS , and his classical, yet
modern ranch and country houses dot the plains like so many tumbleweed. There’s something pleasingly familiar and site appropriate about his work; clearly he speaks the Lone Star lingo. But with the opening of a San Francisco office, the award-winning architect is set to expand his vernacular. And, according to him, it won’t be that much of a stretch. “In many ways, Texas and California have a similar history,” he says. “They were both somewhat culturally isolated, they were both once part of Spain and Mexico, and they share similar landscapes that have forged a fortitude in the people. The architecture reflects all of that.” For Imber, who says the heritage of a place influences all of his work, it was a natural second home. But that’s not to say he considers his current home of San Antonio and his adopted San Francisco one in the same. “San Francisco is among the most beautiful and unique cities in the world,” Imber says. “Working on some projects here, and now opening this office, helps us understand the city and the transitions it’s going through. It also helps us better know the
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“SAN FRANCISCO IS AMONG THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE CITIES IN THE WORLD.” landscape, which ranges from cool, foggy urban landscapes to wide open, sunny spaces.” The new setting is providing him with some new cultural references to incorporate in his work. “I love the texture and character of the Bay Area,” he says. “Clinker brick, shingled houses in the style of Willis Polk or Ernest Coxhead—I look forward to referencing this West Coast character while looking toward the future.” CH
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ABOVE Edgecliff in Montecito has successfully worked with local architectural regulations to create a project that compliments the local environment. LEFT In addition to being a master Architect Michael Imber is a talented artist.
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Designer Profile RIGHT Custom pillows using Eskayel fabric adorn the living room sofa. Accessories from Pottery Barn. BELOW Interior designer Lauren Christine Henno and her client, Sarah Kelly, relax by the living room fireplace. photgraphy by Christianne Taylor. BOTTOM Assorted pillows in the living room. OPPOSITE An acrylic chair from Apt2B is paired with a high-gloss whitefinish desk from Worlds Away in the office. A wood stool from DIANI. Living, a rug from ABC Carpet & Home and assorted artworks complete the space.
LAUREN CHRISTINE HENNO
A Santa Barbara designer creates a lively cottage near the ocean BY VANESSA KOGEVINAS
| PHOTOGRAPHY BY MATT WIER & ALEX VERTIKOFF
FOR A CHARMING YET slightly tired house on the Mesa in Santa Barbara,
up-and-coming local interior designer Lauren Christine Henno implemented a neutral backdrop punched up with colorful accents to create a fresh and cheerful gem for her client, Sarah Kelly, a Partner at real estate firm Riskin Partners in Montecito. “The house portrays her personality,” says Henno of her client. “It’s very lively. She has a full-of-life demeanor about her.” With Kelly being drawn to ‘happy’ colors, the two set out to incorporate blues, pinks, turquoises and purples that pop from carefully selected textiles—pillows, rugs, blankets— throughout the residence. “I love the fact that interior design encompasses multiple arts forms—textiles and fabrics, spacial planning, art and framing,” says Henno, who carefully
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curated new pieces to allow for select pieces of Kelly’s furnishings from her previous onebedroom residence to be seamlessly folded in. “I always say it’s like playing dress up for the day because I don’t design for myself,” says Henno. “I design for my client, their aesthetic and what is going to make them happy.” The two let what they identified as Kelly’s overarching inspiration of ‘Soho Glam’ guide their design. “I love white,” says Kelly. “White couches, marble, chairs, but done with color.” One bedroom is white with various shades of pink punches, while another has blue accents. Her master bedroom takes on a ‘coastal, beachy’ feel with the white being complimented by sea foam green pillows and other coastal hues. The living room exudes a Bohemian feel with a rug from Morocco, wood-and-cast-iron coffee table and shelving, and accessories ranging from glass and metal stars to a Buddha to locally-sourced driftwood. The bright and cheery office was designed “as a space that inspires,” says Henno. “I wanted Sarah to look forward to a bit of work.” Henno and Kelly’s collaboration delivered exactly what they set out to do. “I entertain a lot and guests feel really comfortable.” says Kelly, “It’s chic, it feels like me and I enjoy it every day.” CH A deep blue fabric from Indonesia covers an accent pillow and a black-and-white pillow from Amber Interiors both pop against the whites of the guest room. TOP RIGHT A CB2 basket filled with crystal fire logs from Cabana Home, oversize floor pillows, and blankets collected by Kelly create an inviting spot for the fireplace area. RIGHT An organic sphere lantern is suspended above a marble-top table surrounded by chairs from Restoration Hardware in the dining room. ABOVE
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SHELLEY STARR HOME Artistry at Every Turn
BY CAREY WILLIAMS
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARILEE FRASER
IF YOU’VE VISITED Montana Avenue in Santa Monica
TOP Marilyn Chaiset. ABOVE The elegant store, Shelley Starr Home on Montana Avenue, showcasing products from Starr’s furniture line, as well as curated home decor items. RIGHT Shelley Starr.
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lately, you may have seen the corner gallery-like design store of noted designer Shelley Starr. Shelley Starr Home is an elegant home boutique poised on the corner of Montana and 14th street which features selections from Starr’s stunning new signature furniture line. Walking into Shelley Starr, one is immediately taken by the clean white accents, timeless furniture, cool grey hardwood floors and luminous original light sculptures throughout the shop. Quiet, modern elegance defines her style at every turn. Starr has clients from all over the world, though she specializes in designing California homes of virtually any lifestyle. From breathtaking estates to chic metropolitan penthouses or ocean front chateaus, she easily adapts to any architectural style. Starr is a unique artist as she serves her clients as both design advisor and creator, simultaneously. Her classic and timeless furniture line, including the contemporary Kelly End Table and sensual Marilyn Chaise, exhibits
elegant hand-made fabrics with original textures, and can be customized to any specifications. Multi-dimensional and sophisticated, her line has worked seamlessly in elegant contemporary homes, as well as in transitional and traditional estates. Starr’s line includes a dazzling array of fine design accents and sculptural light fixtures, such as artful chandeliers that weave and intertwine like fine museum pieces, adding a romantic glow through the windows of her store. According to Starr, “My new design line is the result of an ongoing quest for beauty, elegance, and undeniable originality. Each piece is handcrafted by artisans in Los Angeles, and displays a truly meticulous level of detail. I also insist on absolute comfort, as well as style. I’m always pleased to see my customers and design clients return here again and again, to continue adding to their home collection.” CH
Kelp BVE Hanging Fixture. TOP RIGHT Interior view of Shelley Starr Home on Montana Avenue. TOP RIGHT Kelly End Table. ABOVE
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PASADENA SHOWCASE HOUSE of DESIGN APRIL 23 - MAY 21, 2017 Prestigious interior and landscape designers have renovated a beguiling 1916 English estate, preserving its architectural heritage while updating it for modern living. For tickets:
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Wattles Mansion Annouces the 2017 Designer Showcase The spring of 2017 marks the second year of the Wattles Mansion Designer Showcase. The 2017 theme will demonstrate through interior design how to reinterpret a historic home for today’s contemporary lifestyle. The title of this year’s showcase is Hollywood History: The New Classics. The magnificent Wattles Mansion was built in 1908, and was the original home of famous financier Gurdon Wattles who bankrolled much of early Hollywood. It’s a classic Mission Revival masterpiece designed by Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey, who also designed the Huntington Library. Wattles Mansion features 47 acres of formal botanical gardens on a picturesque hill far above Hollywood Boulevard. The Wattles Mansion Showcase will be unveiled on March 22, and open to the public March 23 — April 16, 2017, Thursdays through Sundays, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For more information please call 818.508.5200 or visit www.wattlesshowcase.com.
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The Sixth Annual San Diego North County Adobe Home Tour
The Sixth Annual Adobe Home Tour features three Escondido and two Poway homes that celebrate the enduring appeal of ancient building methods and materials restored for 21st century lifestyles, as well as inspiration for gardeners looking for practical ideas that don’t sacrifice color or greenery. On Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 11 am to 4 pm you will be able to visit six stunning homes built between 1950 and 1975. They feature some of the most interesting and innovative adobe architecture of the time. For more information about the tour, please call 619.733.4977 or visit www.adobehometour.com.
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February 13 | Preview Gala 6–9 p.m. Benefiting Modernism Week $75 in advance | $95 at the door Advance tickets at modernismweek.com
February 14-16 | Show & Sale Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission $20 Advance tickets at palmspringsmodernism.com or at the door
Palm Springs Modernism Week
Modernism Week’s signature February festival will take place February 16-26, 2017, highlighting midcentury modern architecture, art, interior and landscape design, and vintage culture in the Palm Springs area of Southern California. For the twelfth year, the annual 11-day festival will feature a wide array of events including the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale, nightly parties, and iconic home tours in more than 25 neighborhoods including the Signature Home Tour on both weekends. For more information visit www.modernismweek.com.
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WestWeek At The Pacific Design Center 50th California International Antiquarian Book Fair The 50th California International Antiquarian Book Fair, recognized as one of the world’s largest and most prestigious exhibitions of antiquarian books, returns to Northern California to celebrate its 50th Anniversary, Friday, February 10 through Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Oakland Marriott City Center. Thousands of Rare Books and Manuscripts; Special Seminars and Events; Hundreds of Booksellers from Around the World. Featuring a Special Exhibit from The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley. For more information please call 800.454.6401 or visit www.cabookfair.com.
Pacific Design Center’s WESTWEEK Spring Market is the West Coast’s definitive showcase for global design. Debuting an array of luxury furnishings and interiors resources designed by today’s foremost design innovators, the two-day event, March 22, and Mar 23, 2017, introduces the latest offerings from among 2,200 product lines presented by 100 boutiques to international showroom manufacturers. A comprehensive series of programs and events featuring the nation’s leading shelter publications, editors and tastemakers provide information and education to nearly 4,000 WESTWEEK trade professionals attending from across the west and around the globe. For more information please call 310.657.0800 or visit www.pacificdesigncenter.com.
Santa Barbara Wine Festival The 2017 Santa Barbara Wine and Food Festival™ will take place along the banks of Mission Creek at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on June 24, 2017. Mingle with winemakers, bakers, and chefs in the sunshine, under the oak trees. Guests will enjoy the best of Central Coast Wines and try their luck in their “Every Cork Wins!” raffle. One hundred percent of the net proceeds from the Wine Festival supports nature and science education for adults and children. VIP Lounge: Members: $125; non-members $150 includes 1 hour early access to the Wine Festival, Private lounge, Two exclusive wineries, Chef Pete Clements savory bites, Sparkling wine and more. For more information please call 805.682.4711 ext 110 or visit www.sbnature.org.
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Pretty in Pink at the Indian Canyons Palm Springs Vacation Home Rental. Available by the week, month, or season.
Luxury vacation home rental where it’s all about relaxing in the sunshine
The interiors of this Palm Springs Vacation Home Rental bridge the gap between staying at your own house and being on vacation. All the comforts of home - but way, way, way better! The outdoor living spaces on the other hand - are designed for over-the-top decadence and fun! Disco lights in the pool, shufﬂeboard court and your own private putting green. There’s a custom built outdoor dining table with a ﬁre feature in the center - surrounded by ten hot pink chairs! In fact, there’s a design thread of pink throughout the entire property. This is exactly what people want when they come to Palm Springs. A little fantasy, a taste of Mid Mod, a dose of feel-good style - and a whole lot of luxury! Pretty in Pink has all that and more. This 4 bedroom / 4 bath home sits on the golf course in the Indian Canyons - locally known as Millionaire’s Row. Pretty in Pink feels like an exclusive resort. The pool yard is completely walled for privacy and features a swank heated pool with an integrated waterfall spa and tanning shelf. Shade umbrellas, chaise lounges, hanging swing chairs and al fresco dining spots dot the perimeter - making it feel so much like an upscale resort that you’ll be looking for the cabana boy! Luxurious sleeping quarters with hotelquality mattresses, smart televisions and fabulously bold designer wall covering in every bedroom. 2 spectacular king masters with deluxe en suites and direct pool access. The queen guest room is a dream. There’s an additional king guest room that can be converted to two twin beds upon request.
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Pasadena Showcase House Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) is a non-profit California Corporation whose members donate their time and talents to produce the annual Pasadena Showcase House of Design. Founded in 1948, and formerly known as The Pasadena Junior Philharmonic Committee, they adopted the Pasadena Showcase House of Design as their annual benefit in 1965. It is one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the nation. The members of PSHA are united by their belief in the power and beauty of music. Their collective goal is to provide funding to programs that benefit the community through diverse music programs that nurture the study and appreciation of music, provide music as a vehicle towards health and healing, offer music education knowing that the study of music enhances other academic subjects, as well as cultural enrichment, and ensure that music is available to a broad range of audiences. The devotion and hard work of PSHAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s volunteers have enriched the lives of countless people and brought a lasting legacy to the community. The 2017 Pasadena Showcase House of Design will begin April 23 and run through May 21, 2017. Prestigious interior and landscape designers have renovated a beguiling 1916 English estate, preserving its architectural heritage while updating it for modern living. For more information please call 714.442.3872 or visit www.pasadenashowcase.org.
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PLANTED PARADISE A Mandeville Canyon Property Boasts Nature’s Finest BY VANESSA KOGEVINAS
| PHOTOGRAPHY BY KARYN MILLET
NESTLED HIGH UP IN THE WINDING ROADS of Mandeville Canyon overlooking Los Angeles sits a recently transformed landscape oasis, showcasing the best of the area’s natural offerings. Upon approach to the house, a long driveway trimmed with succulents weaves through mature trees creating a serene, shaded entrance leading to the sun-drenched motor court area. “It’s a really beautiful property,” says landscape designer Patricia Benner, of Los Angeles-based Patricia A. Benner Landscape Design, who has been creating diverse landscapes in the Southern California area for the past twenty years. Together with the owners of the two-acre parcel, Jackie and Skip Morgen, they reworked and nurtured the land from a tired, neglected spot to one that offers a myriad of exceptional natural experiences.
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LEFT A stone fountain and a statue enhance the outside dining area, which features wicker chairs and a teak table from Restoration Hardware. OPPOSITE CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT
A Gino Miles stainless steel sculpture makes a statement amongst the old growth trees. Lavandula Heterophylla ‘Lavender’ (foreground), red succulent Aeonium Arborium ‘Zwartskop’ (right middle) and Rosmarinus Officinalis ‘Irene Rosemary’ offer color and scent poolside. Landscape designer Patricia Benner.
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Gardens “When we purchased the property,” says owner Jackie Morgen, “the trees and other foliage were dense with overgrowth. Once we opened the property through proper trimming and pruning, we discovered many specific areas to beautify.” From the motor court, a pathway leads around a lawn area to the front entry of their newly renovated, midcentury California Ranch-style house graced with plentiful floor-to-ceiling glass windows, which blur the line between the interiors and the exteriors. The lawn serves as the backdrop to an outdoor dining area and fireplace, and doubles as a separation of the ancient untamed trees that are juxtaposed with the lush green of the grass—the center of which is graced with a Gino Miles spherical steel sculpture. Dotted around the property are thoughtfully curated ‘moments.’ “Each individual area has its own special personality,” say Jackie. For the poolscape, Benner and the Morgens decided that an existing, handsomely mature oak tree, which shades parts of the pool and its surroundings, should remain as the focal point. “On the back side of the house, Jackie’s bathroom floor-to-ceiling glass windows look out onto a slope,” says Benner. “We did a tapestry of different succulents and masses of different types. At the base of the window, you look out at a ‘green carpet’ of Aeoniums. It’s one of my favorite moments.” Weaving through the property is a path that beckons wanderings. Along the way are seating areas and stone fountains, as well as, of course, a cornucopia of plantings and trees. “On a practical level we really enjoy our garden by walking through its pathways and relaxing in the sitting areas,” says Jackie, “but the overall beauty of the property is quite breathtaking, and we are awed daily by the beauty of nature that surrounds us.” CH 78 | CALIFORNIA HOMES
Teak furniture is enveloped by a Laurus Nobilis ‘Grecian Laurel’ hedge, Juncus patens ‘Elk Blue’ grass and a Japanese Maple ‘Bloodgood’ tree on a lower terrace seating area. OPPOSITE TOP A pair of wicker chairs from Restoration Hardware sit in front of a Berlin Lights fireplace set in concrete in a seating area off the outdoor dining space. OPPOSITE BOTTOM Anigozanthos ‘Orange Cross’ grace the motor court and parking area of the property.
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Charley, the owners Airedale Terrier reigns in the Living room. An antique Swedish pier mirror mounted by the French doors glistens across the room from a pair of antique Bergereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s covered in a durable Ultrasuede Zebra-print fabric, illustrating the designâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s confident mix of fine and functional. An antique folding screen evokes the illusion of more windows. OPPOSITE An antique Austrian Biedermeier Chest acquired while living in Prague, imparts rich, buttery warmth to the stair hall. The rabbit painting is by Italian born Kay Lemke.
Santa Barbara Mixer A TOWNHOUSE IN DOWNTOWN SANTA BARBARA EXUDES ELEGANCE WITH AN INDESTRUCTIBLE EDGE TEXT BY CANDACE ORD MANROE | PHOTOGRAPHY BY MEGHAN BEIERLE-Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;BRIEN WINTER 2016-17 | 81
A reading corner in the Master Bedroom features a large abstract landscape painting by Ka Fisher, a linen covered wing chair from Lee, a leather covered ottoman in faux Alligator from Sherrill and an antique bamboo Chinese Chippendale table with lacquered Chinoiserie top. OPPOSITE TOP The custom dining table is seated with antique French chairs. A portion of the ownersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; art collection is displayed en masse to provide a focal point while dining and to minimize busyness with the multiple art pieces functioning as a single design element. OPPOSITE BOTTOM The owners with their Santa Barbra designers. The Living room features an antique French cabinet flanked by an abstract tulip painting of the Cobra School (1948-51), acquired in Amsterdam.
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acquired while living in Europe and an art collection that includes the likes of a Chagall and a Miró, Cabana Home designers and principals Steve and Caroline Thompson happily accepted sophistication as the sweet spot of their overall design. But their strategy involved more than brilliant volleys of existing pieces. To ace the design for these clients, an easy livability was equally important—as was leaving formality, along with the proverbial worries and blues, outside the door. “They have six grandchildren, ages 4 to 16,” Steve explains. “The design also needed to be about performance.” The space itself, a 3-story townhouse in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, was a departure for the couple, who’d lived in a large Montecito house after moving back to the states. “They wanted to try something different. The beauty of the newly built housing downtown is that they can walk to dinner, theatre, movies, shopping, and more,” Steve notes. Cabana Home’s challenge was to recreate the kind of environment the couple was accustomed to in their homes in Montecito and Europe, where they could enjoy the pieces they loved, but in a much different urban space with less sprawling room and more verticality. “Space is at a premium in this urban design. We wanted to eliminate
The rooms symmetry is centered by an antique Swedish crystal chandelier, a pair of Baker sofas, an oval ottoman from Mr. & Mrs. Howard for Sherrill, and a pair of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Perchâ&#x20AC;? chairs from Pearson, all from Cabana Home. Scalloped silver-leaf Console from Therian.
all design elements that would break up the flow. We looked for every architectural and decorative detail to visually expand the space,” explains Steve. A backdrop of crisp white walls with a dark-stained wood staircase and dark casement windows created the ideal starting point. Its simplicity maximizes airiness and allows art and antiques to command attention without competing. For the same reasons, all of the downstairs windows were left beautifully bare. Without dressings, their clean geometry is easier to read, enhancing the contrast to the walls. “That contrast between the stark walls and dark windows also evokes the sensibility of Andalusian architecture,” suggests Steve, who wanted a hint of a European feel without it appearing forced. Honed travertine floors, inherently elegant and understated, welcome the roughest antics active grandchildren can deliver. The rugs that top them also deliver beauty and durability in a single punch. “The woven rug in the living room is bulletproof,” laughs Steve. Others scattered throughout the home sport indoor-outdoor fabric. The bold animal print covering a pair of antique French bergere chairs in the living room also is an indoor-outdoor textile. Even the oval ottoman between the two sofas practically begs for
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abuse upholstered in a faux ostrich leather fabric that easily dispatches spills and scuffs. For all the hard-working upholstery fabrics and flooring treatments, fine antiques have no qualms about holding court. A Biedermeier chest is stationed by the staircase. A ripe plum hue of Murano glass fashions a console table’s bulbous Baker lamp. The room’s chandelier is an antique Swedish crystal and bronze chandelier. “My business philosophy in design is to work with the clients’ collection of furniture and art and augment that collection with those new things that makes it all work in the new space,” says Steve. Honoring the clients’ selection of furnishings meant, at times, enlisting creativity to make things work. Steve and Caroline built up the upholstery on the dining chairs with cushions to avoid cutting the high table down to a more functional height. They updated the sofas with new sandy linen fabric and gentled scalloped the backs to allude to a vintage camel-back style. For a pair of the owners’ antique porcelain peacocks, they designed small Lucite shelves to float in a corner between the windows. “This house ultimately was about getting the right mix,” says Caroline. “It’s a juxtaposition of old and new, empty and full, crumbly and modern.” CH
ABOVE An antique Dutch cabinet finished by Trisha Guild in London with a collection of folk art. TOP RIGHT High drama ensues with a woven Grass Cloth in black and crĂ¨me and matching woven grass shades. Arched mirror and brass and wood lacquered sconces. All from Cabana Home. RIGHT The garden wraps around the townhome providing green views from the homes interior. A flagstone terrace Woven Janus et Cie chairs and a concrete and reclaimed teak dining table. OPPOSITE Rough-hewn beams and smooth plaster walls in the Master bedroom. Ralph Lauren iron bed, an antique Swedish chest with marble top and Persian rug next to a Janus et Cie Lloyd Loom chair. Natural woven grass blinds and wool Berber carpet.
A MILL VALLEY COUPLE CREATE A MODERN SKI RETREAT IN THE SIERRAS WITH THE HELP OF A SAN FRANCISCO INTERIOR DESIGNER AND OAKLANDâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;BASED ARCHITECT TEXT BY JENNIE NUNN | PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID DUNCAN LIVINGSTON
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situated along Sugar Bowl Ski Resort in Northern California for Mill Valley couple Phil and Robin Sanderson and their four children just in time for Thanksgiving involved one major thing: a snowcat. “We really plotted carefully,” says longtime friend and interior designer Lisa Odyniec of eponymous San Francisco–based design firm, Lisa Odyniec Design, who worked on the project with colleagues Kristina Hoglund Farber and Alissa Lillie. “The most difficult thing about this project was getting items to the site as there were giant sectionals and a couple of sofas and things that we had to snowcat in, but it was so rewarding.” The Sandersons, who initially owned the site for several years before building, (used by the family during winters for snow camping in a real igloo), wanted to create a quiet, tranquil second home for family gatherings, ski trips, and entertaining. “It’s not a big site, but the rooms feel very spacious,” adds Odyniec of the three-story, four bedroom residence with a gabion wall made of Sierra Granite, concrete floors with radiant heating,
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A gabion wall extends from the outside into the living room. “The Gabion Wall system has been around for a very long time,” says Becker. “I was exposed to it through architects Herzog & de Meuron Architects out of Switzerland. They designed the Dominus Estate in Yountville and that age stuck with me for the Sanderson Home. I wanted to provide a stone element but I also wanted it to be uniquely different to all of the other ski hones in the village.” LEFT Artwork by Stephen Galloway hangs on the wall, while a industrialstyle chandelier hangs over the dining table. The cleanlined kitchen serves as a backdrop for impressive mountain views.
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high-tech tinted windows for privacy, and an outdoor Jacuzzi tub and shower. “They are really sort of no-fuss, and they didn’t want it to be showy. We used quiet texture and tones so that the mountain outside really comes through.” Odyniec also layered the space with hints of significant personal touches made by the couple’s artist friends such as a custom, live-edge Redwood dining table by Lawrence Gandsey, and artwork by Stephen Galloway. In the living room, framed by an impressive gabion wall designed by Oakland architect Mark Becker of Mark Becker Incorporated (who collaborated with Odyniec on the interior architecture including cabinetry, beds, and ski room), a custom sectional sofa is paired with lounge chairs by Holly Hunt, and an 11-by-16 wool-and-silk area rug by Niba. The adjacent dining room features a custom, Redwood table, Knoll Saarinen Executive Armless Chairs, and a branchlike, 9-bubble chandelier by Lindsey Adelman.
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A modern bunk room is ideal for the children, while the ski room with radiant heated floors neatly houses skis when not in use. The cozy, library-like study is defined by an inventive leather wall. OPPOSITE The bathroom is clad in calming earth tones. “We wanted to use quiet textures and tones,” says Odyniec.
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LEFT “The Master Bath space is very horizontal in design, and we had all of the stone run horizontally, to emulate the rock layers/strata of the Sierra,” adds Odyniec. “It is meant to be subtle, but a bit luxurious.”
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“It’s unique because it has so much glazing and it really is a treehouse perch, so it is spatially an interesting experience,” says Odyniec. “It is not a big space, so we kept the lines of the bed low, and built it in to be part of the cabinetry. Also, we kept the furniture minimal, not to distract from the view. We placed a lot of emphasis on the horizontal elements of the room, for example, long low horizontal elements like the headboard.”
For the couple, both avid athletes and cooks, the kitchen design was also crucial. “They didn’t want a white kitchen, but they wanted a light kitchen,” says Odyniec of the space with views of Sugar Bowl’s Mt. Disney and Crow’s Nest Peak, appointed with a Gaggenau range, a 10’6” Neolith island top, and custom, pull-free cabinets to further frame the outside view. “They were very articulate about where items would be stored. The idea was to keep surfaces clear, even of joint lines. Robin cares deeply about health and environmental issues and it is apparent in the way she runs the kitchen. I think the clean lines in the kitchen are also a function of the way Robin approaches cooking and life.
She is efficient and doesn’t like to waste resources.” The home, now a year-round escape for the busy family, has proven to fulfill all their needs including a place for the children to make crafts and projects, quiet spaces for reading and relaxing, and a warm and inviting refuge after a long day at play outdoors or skiing. “I love that there’s no jarring space and it flows really nicely and all of the interiors work together,” adds Odyniec. “There’s a connection between all the rooms. It doesn’t feel like a hotel, and we brought in things that meant a lot to the client, like the dining table and the artwork. If I could have a like project every year, I would say ‘yes!’ It was such a great experience.” CH
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LINE A CONTEMPORARY HOME IN THE HILLS OF MALIBU IS FILLED WITH NATURAL LIGHT TEXT BY KAVITA DASWANI | PHOTOGRAPHY BY DOMINIQUE VORILLON
The dining room and living room share one large open space. The dining table and chairs are by Max Alto and the pendant above the table is from Hudson Furniture. The rug is a custom design by THINKPURE for Christopher Farr. The art above the B&B Italia console is Robert Kingston.
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that, faced with the prospect of conceptualizing the interior of a Malibu home, most designers might instinctively think: ‘beach house’. But the founder of the Santa Monica-based design house thinkpure veered somewhat away from that, instead electing for a modern and crisp setting that perfectly complements the contemporary style of the approximately 5,000 square foot home, and the pristine natural light that surrounds it. “Even though it’s in Malibu, it’s so far away from the ocean, up on the
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hillside, that it doesn’t feel like a beach home,” said Schandel. “It’s too refined. So I wanted to do something with clean lines that was comfortable and elegant.” The clients - a couple who split their time between Southern California and Sun Valley, Idaho, enjoy the outdoors as much as they do entertaining a sprawl of grown children and extended family. Schandel said she aimed to straddle the line between masculine and feminine aesthetics. “The husband is a cyclist and very athletic, so the space couldn’t be too feminine,” said Schandel. As a result, the designer alighted on a palette predicated largely on
The spacious kitchen opens to the pool on one side and a large terrace with mountain views on the other. The kitchen table is from Usona and the leather chairs are Aero Saarinen.
Hanging above the living room sofa is a painting by Udo Noger. The Leonard Sofa from Minotti provides generous and comfortable seating, along with two Quinn chairs and the Still Side Table, also by Minotti. The B&B Italia lacquer and metal coffee table comes with a leather ottoman that is perfect for a foot stool or extra seating in front of the fireplace.
pallid and subtle blues and greys. These teamed well with the rich woods in the house created by architect David Montalba, founding principal of Montalba Architects in Santa Monica. “There was wonderful teak mill work that had already been installed,” said Schandel. “It provided a beautiful canvas for the furniture that we chose.” The seating in the living room is from venerable Italian brand Minotti, with an L-shaped settee and a pair of club chairs in differing shades of grey around a coffee table and ottoman by B+B Italia. Art in the living room includes pieces from Andrea Ramras and Udo Noger. The streamlined, modern themes extend to the dining room, which
flows out from the living space. The focal point here is a Max Alto rectangular dining table made of brushed black oak, surrounded by Febo dining chairs that feature intriguing details like tone-on-tone raised stitching. “It’s stitching that is really designed to be seen,” said Schandel. “It’s another design element.” Overhead is a light fixture from Hudson Furniture that is a trio of large loops suspended by a pair of hefty chains. “The client had actually seen the lighting a couple of years earlier and loved it. There is a certain timelessness to it,” said Schandel. The dining ensemble sits atop a custom-designed rug which
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The modern L-shaped home wraps the rectangular pool and faces both the Pacific Ocean and the Malibu Hiillside. The outdoor sofa and chairs are Kettal and the chaise lounges and ottomans are Paola Lenti.
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The focal point of the bedroom is the elegant gray suede Andersen Bed by Minotti with its luxurious bedding from Frette. Poliform bedside tables sit on either side of the bed with sconces from Marian Jamieson floating above them. The Minotti Monge Bench in leather sits at the foot of the bed and two Aston Lounge Chairs (also by Minotti) upholstered in deep blue velvet provide a perfect spot for the couple to read or enjoy the ocean views.
“Everything really had to be refined and elegant, yet timeless and comfortable,” said Schandel. Schandel co-created with Christopher Farr, part of an exclusive series. The line is called Modern Geometry; the one that graces the floor of the Malibu home is namd ‘aXis’ for its spare, simple pattern. “I had seen something that inspired me towards that pattern and I sketched various ideas and that became the final design,” said Schandel. “I wanted to continue playing with those muted colors.” A lacquered B+B Italia console sits against one wall, above which rests art from Robert Kingston which, like the Udo Noger, is from the Ruth Bachofner Gallery.
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In the upstairs master bedroom, Schandel selected square-topped block-styled bedside tables, striking in their simplicity, from Poliform, and a sleek floor lamp by Christian Liaigre. The Minotti bed is dressed in slate-grey sheets accented with teal blue cushions and a plush throw, all by Frette. “Everything really had to be refined and elegant, yet timeless and comfortable,” said Schandel. CH
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This 34-acre equestrian property was just what the owner wanted because she and her daughter are involved in horse shows. The estate with its board and batten house backs up to a state park with many horse trails.
TINEKE TRIGGS UPDATES A LAKE DISTRICT EDWARDIAN TEXT BY KENDRA BOUTELL PHOTOGRAPHY BY DREW KELLY
LEFT In the living room, Triggs painted the walls, ceiling, and trim, Benjamin Mooreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cosmopolitan, a soft gray with warm undertones. Upholstery fabrics from Cowtan & Tout pick up the same color. Throughout the house, the designer sourced art from Simon Breitbard Fine Arts in San Francisco. She found accessories locally at F. Dorian, Anthem, and Plantation.
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Triggs worked with Cook Construction on the extensive kitchen remodel. Cotton White Pental Quartz covers the counter where the designer paired a Grohe Concetto kitchen faucet with a Franke undermount stainless steel sink. OPPOSITE The zigzag motif on the dinning chair fabric and banquette throw pillows mimics the kitchenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chevron tile backsplash. Triggs installed Hartmann & Forbes woven shades throughout the open kitchen, dining, and family rooms.
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to the north and the ethnically diverse Inner Richmond to the south, San Francisco’s Lake District offers an eclectic mix of nature, culture, and commerce. Its upscale residents partake in the best of urban and pastoral life. Tineke Triggs’s design clients selected the child friendly neighborhood for a multigenerational home. They found a charming Edwardian with good bones needing an update. Adjusting to the tastes of a 21st century family, Triggs, and her firm Artistic Designs for Living transformed the four level house from the outside in. Painting the exterior surfaces a matte charcoal punctuated by a high gloss persimmon front door. For the interior Triggs continued the color story with dove-gray walls, white oak floors, and bold touches. On the main floor, Californian artist Myke Reilly’s expressionist abstract commands the living room. The black and white painting surmounts a sleek silver travertine mantel bracketed by built-in vitrines. An ebonized fretwork cocktail table echoes Reilly’s calligraphic forms. Triggs flanked the table with streamlined upholstery covered in platinum tinged textures. Jean de Merry’s sculptural Noir Lumiere Chandelier crowns the room while a tactile Tibetan wool carpet from Stark grounds it. I T H T H E S Y LVA N PA R K P R E S I D I O
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ABOVE A shelf vignette mixes Taschen’s book, “Scandinavian Design” with sleek orange lacquer boxes and organic forms. OPPOSITE TOP LEFT For the powder room, Triggs flanked a custom mirror fabricated by master metalworker Peter Jeal with a pair of blackened brass sconces from Boyd Lighting. Horn and bronze handles from OCHRE embellish the walnut stained vanity. OPPOSITE TOP RIGHT Formerly the basement, now an in-law apartment, the designer maintained visual continuity with the main floor by using the same warm gray on the walls.OPPOSITE BOTTOM LEFT : Triggs updated the Edwardian staircase with a contemporary metal zigzag baluster and geometric patterned stair runner. OPPOSITE BOTTOM RIGHT In the newly built attic bath, a vanity painted Benjamin Moore’s brilliant Pilgrim Foliage coexists with the palest gray walls. A Streamline Moderne style mirror reflects the shower area.
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In one of the daughter’s rooms, a pale purple ceiling meets offwhite walls and trim. A pair of twin beds with amethyst upholstered headboards flanks a built in bookcase. Lilac damask Roman shades add sophistication to the youthful room.
The design team reconfigured the building ’s early twentieth century floor plan of separate dining and kitchen areas to an open multi use space. An inviting eating nook replaces formality with a built in banquette and white Tulip Saarinen Dining Table. Transparent acrylic side chairs add additional seating. Triggs juxtaposed the pewter shell with Polish artist Andrzej Karwacki’s brilliant hued triptych. A light fixture composed of borosilicate glass rods illuminates the corner. For impromptu dining, family and friends perch on upholstered brushed nickel counter stools at the Kitchen Island or lounge in the adjoining media room. On the second floor, Triggs reiterated the nuanced shades of the entry level in the master suite. A framed focal wall features a Phillip
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Jeffries grasscloth as the backdrop for a fully upholstered bed in a Great Plains textile. The designer hung a mid-century style chandelier of polished nickel with radiating glass spheres for the bedroom’s jewelry. In contrast to their parent’s neutral palette, macaron inspired pastels accent the two young daughters’ rooms. When visiting their grandmother, the girls descend the stairs to a ground level apartment. The elegant greige suite includes a sitting room. Triggs placed a faux zebra rug beneath a contemporary sectional and transparent waterfall table. Above the grouping, a forest photo by Mill Valley native, Markham Johnson celebrates the beautiful woodland parks of the San Francisco Bay Area. CH
Warm gray walls and ceiling enfold the Master Bedroom. L shaped polished nickel sconces provide evening light while relaxed Roman shades in a Rogers & Goffigon textile filters daylight.
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LACMA EVENT Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival Awards On Saturday September 24th, established and emerging filmmakers, artists, and influencers in the Iranian community and beyond attended a special event at LACMA. The annual Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival Awards Ceremony and Reception celebrated the best in Iranian short films. The winning three films included: First place: Fan, Director: Ali Delkari ($10,000 cash prize winner). Second Place: The Last Tar, Director: Yashin Nahani ($5,000 cash prize winner). Third place: From the Eastern Lands, Director: Sarah Tabibzadeh ($3,000 cash prize winner). To watch all the winning films, please visit FarhangFilmFest.org. 2
1 The screening was hosted by stand-up comedian and filmmaker, K-von 2 Mary Apick 3 Presenter Gohar Kheirandish 4 Alireza Ardekani and Azam Ali 5 Navid Neghahban
BUGATTI HOME COLLECTION An exciting event held at the Petersen Automotive Museum
Bugatti Home Collection by Luxury Living launched at the Petersen Automotive Museum on November 9th. It was a lovely celebration and attendees included actor Dermot Mulroney and top designers such as Barclay Butera. 3
1 Bruce Makowsky, Raffaella Vignatelli and Guest 2 Cory Martin, Giovanni Lindni and Paul Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Esperance 3 Inconic Cobra Chair for Bugatti Home Collection by Luxury Living 4 Raffaella Vignatelli and Ally Coulter of Luxury Living Group with Barclay Butera 5 Kristi Nelson, Shaun Thompson, Dermot Mulroney and Raha Ashrafi
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DESIGN ON TAP AT SNYDER DIAMOND Master Architects Inaugural Book Signing and Party A book signing party was hosted by Snyder Diamond in Santa Monica celebrating the debut of GORDON B. KAUFMANN and the premiere volume of the new series Master Architects of Southern California 1920-1940. A new 12-volume series by Marc Appleton, Bret Parsons and Steve Vaught that showcases the work of the Golden Eraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most important residential architects. Guests enjoyed Champagne, cocktails and stations of wonderful food while waiting for their book to be signed. 4
1 Bret Parsons, Russ Diamond, owner of Snyder Diamond, Marc Appleton and Steve Vaught 2 Gerald Olesker, Gary Drake and Dean Larkin 3 Dessert served 4 Christine Anderson and Jeff Chojnacki, owner of Snyder Diamond 5 Betty Goodwin and Jackie Steinberg 6 Champagne 116 | CALIFORNIA HOMES
7 David Dalton, Brooke Gardner, Julie Brezina, Krista Everage, Andrew Tullis and John Margolis 8 Colin Dusenbury and Donna Livingston 9 Jennifer Convy and Russ Diamond 10 Russ Diamond and Krista Everage 11 Jan Word, Tom Callaway and Nancy Goslee Power
GATHERINGS ANNUAL GATHERING The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Northern California Chapter honored interior designer Alexa Hampton at their annual San Francisco Fall Antiques Show Luncheon.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY AGENCY MOANALANI JEFFREY
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1 Susanna Allen and Nancy Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Conner 2 Coby Everdell and Suzanne Tucker 3 Alexa Hampton 4 Gwendolyn Rayner and Hillary Helfrich 5 Richard Beard and Annie Lowengart 6 Suzanne Rheinstein and Chris Meany 7 Allison Muir, Julie Lloyd and Amanda Seymour 8 Food served 9 Allison Caccoma, Coby Everdall and Stephen Sutro
GATHERINGS ASID LOS ANGELES California Homes Magazine Joins ASID LA for a Festive Night of Awards at the Oviatt Penthouse in Downtown Los Angeles
The Annual Installation Dinner for ASID Los Angeles Chapter Board and Award Winners was held at the Oviatt Penthouse in downtown Los Angeles. California Homes was proud to be a media sponsor of the event that included a tour of the historic building. 2
1 Darra Bishop, 2017 President Los Angeles Chapter, ASID 2 Donna Livingston 3 Todd Carpenter and Wendy Jung, Caesarstone US 4 Kelly Azzarello, Allied ASID, Laura Muller, Allied ASID and 2016 President Los Angeles Chapter ASID, Cathryn Taylor, Allied ASID 5 Cristian Gomez, Natasha D’Souza, Jeanne Chung, Christel Ferguson, Allan Dallatorre, Michele La Flesch, Brad Haan 6 Cloudia Rebar, Eleanor Schrader, Susan McFadden, Suzanne Furst, Elsbeth Del Pero, Krista Everage 7 Bella’s Dolls 8 Anne Wait, ASID, and 2017 ASID Los Angeles Board of Directors, Frank Slesinski, Allied ASID, Rachel Winokur, Allied ASID, Mitch Sebolsky, Industry Partner, Ernie Roth, Allied ASID, Shelby May Fowler, Industry Partner, Flavia Fereaz, Student ASID, Kelly Azzarello, Allied ASID
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Barclay Butera Interior Design A Fall Kick-Off Party Rocks Guests at the Barclay Butera Fall Kick-Off party enjoyed Champagne, wine and a signature drink courtesy of Ethan Wayne. Catered by Saltwater Catering and sponsored by California Homes, attendees had the opportunity to enjoy the Barclay Butera showroom until the wee hours. 4
1 Kimberly Smith,Barclay Butera, Leyla 4 Barclay Butera, Michelle Lusin and Finkle, Dick Crawford, Susan McFadden Rob Glass of California Homes, Mark Scott, Marco 5 Allen Matlin, Graeme McKenzie, Albertini, and Linda McCall of Aubree Dieckmeyer, Ben Bonin and Elle California Homes Blackburn 2 Ray Langhammer, Annette Drew and 6 Bianca Lettieri, Roberto Tiscareno, Scott Bertani, Nancy Minichiello Ronnie Lane, Natalie Lane and 3 Holly Hensen and Lisa Samuels Roy Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien
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7 Keren Zuniga, Marco Albertini and Hilton Perry 8 Sam Slater, Laiza Altaf, Barclay Butera, Gian Vex, Cherie Luna, Lauren Kirsch, and Ray Langhammer 9 Denny Muusse and Adam Khan 10 Alfredo Martel, Leo Da Cruz, Adriel Cogdal, Audrey Duncan, Tatiana Mandelli and Michael Modro
11 Dianne Lewis Allen and Rick Allen 12 Homer Oatman, Laura Robinson Oatman and Huma Sulaiman 13 Elena Martinez, Pete Evans and Shu Shu Owaynat 14 Taylor Crary, Leyla Finkle, Barclay Butera, Linda McCall of California Homes and Ray Langhammer
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VILLA DEMILLE Award Winning Designer, Xorin Balbes Opens his Showcase Home, Villa DeMille for Project Angel Food Over 120 guests were present for cocktails and hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres to raise funds for Project Angels Food. Guests were privy to a early showing of Villa DeMille in the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles, designed and developed by Xorin Balbes. The home was recently completed and will be open for several events during the next few months.
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1 Pool area of Villa DeMille 2 Writer, Elizabeth Lindsay 3 Guests enjoying wines and appetizers 4 Xorin Balbes, owner of Villa DeMille, Richard Ayoub, Executive Director, Project Angel Food, and David E. Ryu, Councilmember,City of Los Angeles 5 Mary Ann Singer, Council Member David E. Ryu and Nate Singer 6 Peggy Balbes, Henry Balbes Xorin Balbes and Council member David E. Ryu 7 Randy Fuhrman, Steve Kifer and Patrick Ratcliff 8 Melissa Lawner and Billy Rose
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Contacts Frette www.frette.com Bedside tables: Poliform www.poliformusa.com Sconces: Marian Jamieson www.marianjamieson.com PAGES 106-113
FAMILY FRIENDLY Interior Design: Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke Triggs www.adlsf.com PAGE 102-103
Paint: Benjamin Moore www.benjaminmoore.com Fabric: Cowan & Tout www.cowtan.com Art: Simon Breitbard Fine Arts www.sbfinearts.com Accessories: Anthem www.antheminteriors.com Plantation www.plantationdesign.com PAGE 104-105 PAGES 78-85
SANTA BARBARA MIXER
Interior Design: Steve and Caroline Thompson, Cabana Home www.cabanahome.com
Painting: Robert Kingston www.robertkingston.com
Painting: Kay Lemke www.kaylemkeinteriordesign.com
Architecture: Mark Becker www.markbecker.com
Sofas, ottoman & chairs: Cabana Home www.cabanahome.com
STRADDLING THE LINE
Silver leaf console: Therian www.dessinfournir.com PAGE 82-85
Cabinet: Trisha Guild London www.designersguild.com Woven chairs, Loom chair and table: Janus et Cie www.janusetcie.com Iron bed: Ralph Lauren
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Interior Design: Lisa Odynice Design www.lisaodynicedesign.com
Interior Design: Kelly Shandel www.thinkpure.com PAGES 98-99
Dining table & chairs: Max Alto Hanging pendant: Hudson Furniture www.hudsonfurnitureinc.com Custom rug: THINKPURE for Christopher Farr www.christopherfarr.com Console: B&B Italia
Sofa,chairs and side table: Minotti www.minotti.com Coffee table: B&B Italia www.bebitalia.com Kitchen table: Usona www.usonahome.com PAGE 102-103
Kitchen Remodel: Cook Construction www.cookconstructionsf.com Hardware: Grohe www.grohe.com/us Shades: Hartmann & Forbes www.hfshades.com PAGES 106-107
Book: Taschen www.taschen.com Custom mirror: Peter Jeal www.peterjeal.com
Sofa and chairs: Kettal www.kettal.com
Sconces: Boyd Lighting www.boydlighting.com
Chaise longue and ottomans: Paola Lenti www.paolalenti.it/en
Horn & bronze handles: OCHRE www.ochre.net
Bed & bench: Minotti www.minotti.com Bedding:
The Summer Lodge was rated #2 in European hotels in 2016 by Condé Nast Traveler readers. It will be closed from January 2 to 25, 2017.
LIVING THE LIFE OF THE ENGLISH GENTRY
The five-star Summer Lodge Country House Hotel in Dorset is the perfect getaway BY KATHY BRYANT
AFTER YEARS OF WATCHING English period dramas set in fabu-
lous country estates, I fantasized about having that lifestyle, if only for a few days. I found the perfect place to do just that: the five-star Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa in Evershot, Dorset. My friend and I stayed there and were cosseted a la Downton Abbey, but without any drama. This Georgian Grade II listed house built in 1798 and located on four acres is right in the middle of Thomas Hardy country. Hardy, an architect by profession as well as a writer, was involved in the house’s planning and a country pub he designed, The Acorn Inn, is right across the street. Summer Lodge has been a member of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection since 2003, so guests know that the architectural integrity of this listed building is intact with the interiors echoing 18th century splendor while having 21st century conveniences. The result is an ideal blend of tradition and modernity. A member of the Relais & Chateaux,
the hotel was voted the Number 1 hotel in the UK by Conde Nast Traveler readers in 2015. There are twenty guest rooms and four suites, each with a different decor. Rooms have fabric walls which add to the coziness and also help in soundproofing. Belgian linens, antique furnishings, fresh fruit, views of the countryside and a welcome soft light in the bathroom are a few of the perks for those staying here. We had a fireplace, reading lights and glossy magazines to read in bed. Although it was tempting to relax in our room after the long flight and the three-hour drive to get to the Summer Lodge (passing Stonehenge on the way), we decided to explore the property. There are historic pictures on the walls to give a feel for the house’s past, including one of the cast of Sense and Sensibility who stayed here while filming in the area. Walking the grounds of an English country house on a beautiful day is one of the joys of a visit. The grounds here have a water feature,
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produce garden, green lawns and little nooks for sitting. Tennis, croquet and a swim in the pool are other options if sitting is too boring. After a brisk walk, visit the blue Drawing Room overlooking the garden and have tea or a cocktail. Afternoon tea is special here featuring Dorset clotted cream. Some might prefer the Whisky Lounge with its look of a gentlemen’s club with dog pictures and leather chairs. Dinner in the formal Dining Room is under the direction of Chef Steven Titman who works with Red Carnation President and Founder Bea Tollman to use local ingredients in this three-rosette restaurant. I enjoyed a Rhone wine with my foie gras and Dorset lamb while my friend had Cornish turbot. The vegetables in the salad were from the produce garden and the cheese was local. Breakfast was very British and served in the Conservatory overlooking the gardens. Fresh fruit, egg dishes and porridge are among the choices. In this room and throughout the hotel, colorful fabrics coordinate with the paintings and antiques. We ventured off the property several times using a local taxi company. Montacute House, a Renaissance manor house built of stone in 1588, has seen few has changes in its four-hundred-year history. I recognized the grounds and interiors because they were used in PBS’s “Wolf Hall” as well as “Sense and Sensibility.” The top
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The Conservatory is a cheerful place to breakfast even on rainy days due to the colorful fabrics and flowers. OPPOSITE BOTTOM
The grounds are fun to explore and include a kitchen garden. The Drawing Room is a perfect place for afternoon tea or a before dinner cocktail. BELOW The Georgian, Grade II listed Summer Lodge is on four acres of landscaped grounds that adjoin a 600-acre deer park. LEFT
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floor is an arm of the National Portrait Gallery. Montacute is 14 miles from the Summer Lodge. Sherborne with its castle, Abbey, medieval and Georgian buildings is 12 miles away. In the town center there are independent businesses selling everything from hand-crafted goods to high fashion. Another day we took a double-decker bus from Weymouth to Lyme Regis. During the summer this is a hop on, hop off bus so you can visit many little villages along the way. Unfortunately in the fall/winter it only runs every two hours. The Summer Lodge in particular and Dorset in general were revelations to me. I only explored a small part of it so I definitely want to go back. CH www.summerlodgehotel.co.uk www.nationaltrust.org.uk/montacutehouse www.sherbornetown.co.uk www.visit-dorset.com
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