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Iconic Architect Marc Appleton Builds
His Own Home In Santa Barbara
Text by Vanessa Kogevinas Photography by Matt Walla & Kilho Park
72 NEWPORT BEACH DREAM HOME Owners Robin And Steve Strickler Work With Architect Gene Kiyotoki To Build A Home For A Retreat From Busy Schedules, But Also A Place To Entertain Family And Friends Text by Carrie Storke Williams
Photography by Ryan Garvin Photography
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This Waterfront Home In La Jolla Has Ocean Views In All Directions Text by Kristen Castillo
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88 A QUEEN ANNE HOMECOMING
Designer Eugenia Jesberg Gives This Home
New Life – Making It Happy Again Text by Kavita Daswani
Photography by David Duncan Livingston
Features NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017
Designer Eugenia Jesberg used a barrel sofa by Holly Hunt in mohair with pillows in fabric by Manuel Canovas in the living room. A Morrow table lamp in selenite from the Spirale Collection sits atop an antique chest from the client’s personal collection. See story beginning on page 88. Photograph by David Duncan Livingston. ABOVE
Architect Marc Appleton, after designing hundreds of homes for clients, finally, along with his wife Joanna Kerns, built their own home in Santa Barbara. See story beginning on page 62. Photograph by Matt Walla.
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54 Stark Carpets Appeals To The TopTier Design Community BY KAVITA DASWANI
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Once again we come to the end of another year, this our 20th anniversary, and time to sincerely thank all our readers including subscribers and those of you who purchase California Homes on the newsstands across the state. We would also like to thank our loyal writers and photographers, all who make it possible for us to publish California Homes Magazine. We will continue to entertain you in 2018 with issues dedicated to the latest in design trends and stories on interior design and architecture, introducing you to new talent and the well established. In this, our first bimonthly issue in several years we are proud to cover Marc Appleton , certainly one of California’s most prestigious architects, at his own home in Santa Barbara. We thank Marc for allowing us in for a personal interview about his life. In addition I know you’ll enjoy reading about a contemporary home in La Jolla, a magical Belvedere redesign and a beautiful family home in Newport Beach. We hope you enjoy the homes in this issue and the entertaining story on Los Angeles caterer extraordinaire, Lulu Powers. She shows us how you can entertain for the holidays in the comfort of your own garden. Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year. Susan McFadden Editor in Chief
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KAVITA DASWANI 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 Belvedere home beginning on page 88.
KRISTEN CASTILLO Freelance writer Kristen Castillo has won over 50 professional journalism awards, including three Emmy’s and two national awards. She’s the President of the San Diego Press Club and Vice President of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Pacific Southwest chapter. She’s also the editor of San Diego Style Weddings. See Kristen’s story on a contemporary La Jolla home beginning on page 80 of this issue.
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 David’s photography in the Belvedere story beginning on page 88.
Your fall issue was, as usual, full of beautiful homes that I enjoyed viewing, but the Entertaining story by Erika Lenkert was especially “entertaining”. I have spent many vacations in the Napa Valley and found this story particularly charming. Thank you for continuing to portray California and especially our beloved Napa Valley. Jonathan Roberts Sacramento, CA Loved your story on Napa’s wine tasting room, Brown Downtown. We want to visit the Napa Valley as soon as possible to show our support after the devastating fires and will begin with a few glasses at Brown Downtown. Maria Renfro Ventura, CA My wife and I enjoyed your fall 2017 issue, but I could not resist the impulse to point out a number of inaccuracies in your travel article, Delights of Northern Italy. I grew up in Bologna and my wife is from Milan, so take out word that the “Campari aperitif” is not the “Italian way to start a meal”. In fact, the so called “aperitivo” (alla Milanese) is a separate ‘meal’ in and of itself, where wine/beer/cocktails are accompanied by spuntini (sliders). Perhaps more importantly, spaghetti alla Bolognese (note the “alla”) does in fact exist, falling under the general category of “pasta alla Bolognese”. Please pardon the pedantic tone but I simply wanted to point out these details for the benefit of your
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The Moods of California exhibit explores the diversity of the California landscape. The exhibition features scenes of Arroyo Seco, San Diego County, Monterey, the Mojave Desert, and Yosemite Valley through the eyes of some of California’s most distinctive landscape painters such as J. Bond Francisco, Edgar Payne, Paul Lauritz, and William Wendt. The exhibition runs through February 8, 2018. For more information please call 949.476.0294 or visit www.irvinemuseumcollection.uci.edu.
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SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
From the 1940s until his passing in 2008, Rauschenberg worked with everything from photography to items scavenged from New York City streets to vats of bubbling mud. More than 150 of Rauschenberg’s artworks, including prints, sculptures, paintings, and Combines (works that incorporate painting and sculpture), will be on view in the retroABOVE spective Robert Rauschenberg: Rauschenberg Collection, 1954/1955 Erasing the Rules, celebrating the Robert Oil, paper, fabric, wood, and metal on canvas artist’s continual experimentation Collection SFMOMA, gift of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson. with materials and collaborative working processes. The exhibition demonstrates how, with razor-sharp humor and intelligence, Rauschenberg broke down boundaries between disciplines, anticipated many of the defining cultural and social issues of our time, and redefined what art could be for the generations of artists who followed. Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules, is on view at SFMOMA from November 18, 2017 through March 25, 2018. For more information please call 415.357.4000 or visit sfmoma.org. 28 | CALIFORNIA HOMES
Marc Chagall David with a Mandolin, 1914 Oil on paper mounted on cardboard 19 11/16 x 14 3/4 inches Private collection, © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART
Chagall:Fantasies for the Stage, now at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is the first U.S. exhibit to spotlight the principal role that music and dance played in Marc Chagall’s artistic career. The performing arts were a significant source of inspiration for Chagall throughout his long career: he depicted musicians in many of his paintings, collaborated on set designs for the Ballet Russes in 1911, created murals and theatrical productions for the Moscow State Jewish Theater in the 1920s, and designed costumes and monumental sets for ballet and opera in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Concentrating on four theatrical productions, the exhibit comprises 41 vibrant costumes; 100 sketches; a rare 1942 film footage of the ballet Aleko; and a selection of Chagall’s paintings depicting musicians and theatrical scenes. On view until January 7, 2018. For more information please call 323.857.6000 or visit www.lacma.org.
Calendar | MUSEUMS & GALLERIES GALLERY 16 -SAN FRANCISCO
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Ryan Jones Mellow Yellow Oil on Canvas 36 x 48 inches
Ryan Jones SPF 30 Oil on Canvas 48 x 60 inches
Joanne Artman Gallery is pleased to announce “The Back Room” A Group Exhibition including artists Anna Kincaide, Jane Maxwell, and Ryan Jones, on display until December 31st, 2017. Month after month, JoAnne Artman Gallery exhibits new work in their front gallery spaces by their featured artists in a thoughtful and thematic way. The gallery is located at 326 N Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. For more information please call 949.510.5481 or visit joanneartmangallery.com.
Gallery 16 is pleased to present Together We Make Things Happen, an immersive solo exhibition by Oakland-based artist Nathaniel Parsons. The title of the show reflects the artist’s interest in how we come together to coexist. The artist presents over 100 pieces spanning nearly 25 years of his career, offering viewers an exploration of his unique approach to artmaking. Parsons will transform the gallery with an ambitious installation, a complex web of past and present works that blend into one another. The work can be seen as a type of totem pole that combines diverse stories into one overlapping narrative. In native traditions, totem poles weren’t objects of worship, but devices for community storytelling. Similarly, Parsons’s art, made with found materials, deflects reverence and instead honors coexisting histories. Together We Make Things Happen is on view thru December 21, 2017. The Gallery is located at 501 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94107. For more information please call 415.626.7495 or visit www.gallery16.com. ABOVE
Nathaniel Parsons Together We Make Things Happen, 2017 Oil – pencil on canvas, framed 49.5 x 60 inches
LISA KRISTINE GALLERY - SONOMA
Acclaimed humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine documents humanity in more than 100 countries on six continents, instinctively identifying the universal human dignity in all of us. Lisa elevates significant social causes—such as the elimination of human slavery and the unification of humanity—to missions. Her work resonates in the heart and moves us to act. Lisa has gained broad recognition for her collaboration with the NGO Free the Slaves. This breathtaking body of work, illuminating human enslavement, is brought together in Slavery, published in 2010. Lisa has received global attention for shining a light on contemporary slavery across media platforms.
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LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART
On view until February 4, 2018, Polished to Perfection presents approximately 150 works from the collection of Donald K. Gerber and Sueann E. Sherry. Built over the course of more than four decades, the collection contains works crafted by the most accomplished Japanese cloisonné masters of the time including Namikawa Yasuyuki (1845–1927), Namikawa Ssuke (1847–1919), Hayashi Kodenji (1831–1915), and Kawade Shibatar (1856–1921). The artists represented in this exhibition raised the art of cloisonné enamel to a level of unparalleled technical and artistic perfection. For more information please call 323.857.6010 or visit lacma.org.
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The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) presents the world premiere of Nature’s Gift: Humans, Friends & The Unknown, an immersive experience featuring a large-scale, commissioned work by Los Angeles based Friends With You--the fine art collaborative including Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III. Internationally Nature’s Gift: Humans, Friends & The Unknown recognized as pioneers in Rendering courtesy of Friends With You Portraits the field of experiential art, Photograph by Ira Chernova Friends With You is best known for creating experiences that draw audiences into a magical world where the line between imagination and reality are blurred. OMCA’s exhibition will feature a new commissioned installation titled Nature’s Gift. A light-filled, interactive environment and multi-sensory experience for all ages, visitors will escape into the work through a rainbow passageway that figuratively transports them into an alternative world. Nature’s Gift is on view through January 21, 2018. For more information please call 510.318.8400 or visit www.museumca.org. RIGHT
Rob Badger and Nita Winder Field of wildflowers, California Poppy, Lupine and Desert Goldfields, with snow on the San Bernardino Mountains BELOW
Rob Badger and Nita Winter California Leopard Lilies
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Through a display of breathtaking images by California photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter, Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change addresses the effects of changing weather patterns on a universal symbol of beauty: the wildflower. Featuring over 45 landscape photographs taken across the state, this traveling exhibition is a visual survey of California’s diverse and delicately-balanced ecosystems that reveals the effects of global warming and other human impacts on our native botanical plants. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Rob Badger and Nita Winter have been capturing the essence of the human spirit and the transcendent beauty of the natural world in images for over 30 years as Winter Badger Fine Art. Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change will be open through Jan. 28, 2018 at the California Museum. For more information please call 916.653.7524 or visit www.californiamuseum.org.
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USC PACIFIC ASIA MUSEUM
USC Pacific Asia Museum is pleased to announce its grand reopening on December 8, 2017 with the special exhibition Winds from Fusang: Mexico and China in the Twentieth Century as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. In addition to the special exhibition, the building will reopen with a refreshed 21st century look, featuring an updated gallery flow and a new visitor center and gift shop. The museum’s temporary closure for the seismic retrofit of its 1924 Chinese Qing Dynasty-inspired home strengthened the building’s foundation and added additional gallery space for special exhibitions. A new selection from the museum’s collection of 17,000 objects from ABOVE across Asia and the Ignacio Aguirre Pacific Islands, spanning Emiliano Zapata hecho prisionero por more than 5,000 years su lucha en favor de Los campesinos, 1947 will also be on view for Linoleum cut the grand reopening. 15 3/4 x 10 5/8 inches Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Jules and Gloria Heller TOP
Diego Rivera The Dream (Suefio), 1932 Lithograph 20 1/4 x 15 1/4 inches Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. J. J. Cohn
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Notebook | VISIONARY “I design houses not for an architect’s ego, but for the beauty of life, the joys of family, and, not least, a heartfelt celebration of place.”
From the Suzanne Tucker Home Collection, Papyrus has a touch of deco with a nod to Egypt; Zola showcases the exquisite handwork that is a trademark of Julia B.; The Venezia collection is a jewel collection that will become heirloom pieces.; The Roma collection brings a unexpected pop of color.; The seductive patterns of Tangiers from the Suzanne Tucker Home Collection.
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the combination of Asian simplicity mixed with a European tradition of extraordinary craftsmanship to life with inventiveness, freshness and style. In a world increasingly dominated by mass, machine-made products, Julia is committed to her mission to re-introduce the quality, craftsmanship and joy of truly hand designed and handmade artistry into her customers’ homes and daily lives. Julia B. has introduced a collaboration with Suzanne Tucker Home featuring a collection of luxury hand crafted bed linens, designed in collaboration with the award winning San Francisco interior designer Suzanne Tucker. This collaboration evolved organically from a loyal and longstanding vendor/designer relationship to a creative partnership rooted in a joint appreciation and love for fine craftsmanship, luxury textiles and elegant, sophisticated designs. All Julia B. embroidery and appliqué is crafted entirely by hand, following the centuries old French legacy of craftsmanship that has been passed down for generations, resulting in handwork of the finest quality. CH www.juliab.com
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PROPER HOTEL The Kor Group and Kelly Wearstler take on a Mid Market Landmark and create a new design driven hotel
SAN FRANCISCO WELCOMES a new design hotel, Proper. High priestess of
Hollywood Regency Glam Kelly Wearstler has brought life back to a beloved flatiron building in San Francisco. The crumbling facade has been stripped away to reveal Beaux- Arts ingenuity, and local artisans, who employed centuries- old techniques to brilliantly showcase its accumulated history, have painstakingly restored the historic lobby. “The spirit of pre-modernist European influence, hand-selected vintage furnishings, and works by local artists are all part of the warm, inviting design mix,” said Wearstler. The 131 guestrooms rooms have a residential feel showcasing a collection of Proper’s favorite things, like Aesop bath products, Vifa speakers, Aireloom mattresses, and Bellino fine linens.
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PUT ON YOUR APRON. Turn knobs, open doors, or even prepare a favorite recipe. Sometimes feeling – and doing – is believing. RECIPES, NOT PITCHES. The Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom was designed strictly for kitchen inspiration, product education and play. It’s a refreshing approach that completely removes the pressure to buy.
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Notebook | GIFT GUIDE ENTERTAINING AT HOME
Kathryn At Home serves as the ultimate guide to entertaining, featuring the designerâ€™s own tips and tricks for easy and elegant hosting for all kinds of occasions. www.kathrynireland.com
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TALL GLASS RING DECANTER
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LOREN MARTINI GLASS
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INSPIRATION A selection of favorite gifts on the holiday lists of the editorial staff of California Homes
MARGO SELBY TEXTILES
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Notebook | GIFT GUIDE MARGO SELBY TEXTILES
Margo Selby studio is a woven textile design company in London’s Bloomsbury that produces exceptional quality textiles for interiors. Domingo/Yerba reversible throw. www.cabanahome.com
Slovenian designer Nika Zupanc’s Sunset Mirror incorporates two hand-polished castbrass palm fronds framing a 20” glass surface. www.gardeshop.com
Hand dipped Colonial Blue taper candles. www.marchsf.com
Part of Nika Zupanc’s third collection for Sé Collection, her intention was to “make a family of pieces loosely based around the idea of the Olympics and sports clubs”. www.gardeshop.com
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Ben & Aja Blanc produce handcrafted, limited edition furniture, lighting and objects out of their studio in Providence, RI. The image of the moon is lit with LEDs from within and enclosed in glass. www.gardeshop.com
TIME TO RELAX
Do you need a little alone time after all of the holiday festivities? Slide into this beautiful Victoria and Albert Warndon freestanding bathtub. Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, www.fergusonshowrooms.com
MARCIN RUSAK FLORA LAMP
Table lamp made from dry and processed flowers cast in resin, hand made brass structure and mouth blown, sand blasted glass. www.gardeshop.com
BARCLAY BUTERA BUNGALOW CANDLE
Buteraâ€™s design-signature is distinctive; classic with a fresh twist that is flawlessly integrated into his luxurious candle line. Tangy grapefruit with notes of cassis and sugar cane. www.barclaybutera.com
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The Bohemian-inspired collection features designs taken from traditional rugs, embroideries and Kantha quilts.
2. ATELIER SHEER COLLECTION
Seamless sheers woven with natural linen and rayon luster yarns.
3. HEARST CASTLE COLLECTION
Pindler partnered with an Italian mill that has developed a new specialty technique by combining jacquard weaving and digital printing.
4. PENDLETON COLLECTION BY SUNBRELLA The collection -whose story unfolds across the plains of American history – and is now exclusively available to the trade through Pindler.
THE COMPANY, which first began as a
one-man operation run by Matthew M. Pindler, has grown tremendously since Matthew and his son, Carl Pindler, joined forces to form Pindler and Pindler Inc., launching its first showroom in 1947. Now, the third-generation family-owned business is led by Chairman & CEO, Curt Pindler. Most of the company’s collections are exclusive to Pindler, which include high-end collections as well as a plethora of Indoor/Outdoor collections.
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60 YEARS OF ADVENTURE AND DISCOVERY
This Forty Year Old Forward Looking Company Shares New Trends BY KAVITA DASWANI
FOR SOME HOMEOWNERS IN THE THROES OF RENOVATING, tiles are often still something of
an afterthought; slap on a basic gray or white into most kitchens and bathrooms, and the space is done. But at Porcelanosa, tiling is a defined aesthetic, the tiles themselves an art form, their selection a question of thoughtful curation. Of note are the collaborations with renowned design brands such as Foster + Partners and Zaha Hadid or with world-class chefs such as Quique Dacosta, and the infusion into tile collections of current design trends - wood-look, metallics, bold geometric patterns. “New for 2018, one of the big trends that Porcelanosa will have is revamping the look of neutral stone tiles by incorporating natural colors (such as beige, grey, and taupe) with unique patterns and dimensions,” said Eloy Selles, Porcelanosa West Coast General Manager. “These tiles will
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work well with all types of spaces - allowing users to mix and match new pieces to update their homes.” That forward-thinking approach has been a hallmark of the company since it was founded four decades ago in a small village in Castellon, Spain, close to the Mediterranean Sea. It remains a family-run business, with a presence in some 140 countries and 400 showrooms, including four in California. New offerings are unveiled at the company’s headquarters every February, and at Cersaie - the definitive trade show for the category - that takes place yearly in Bologna, Italy. That Spain has such a profound tile heritage gorgeous Moorish-inspired tiles are just one reason to visit the country’s gracious churches and old buildings - is something that has played into the company’s aesthetic. “Porcelanosa has different decorative tile
RIGHT Shown is an unexpected combination of wood and stone with Porcelanosa’s PAR-KER® Manhattan Natural and Soho Acero tiles. BELOW The Deco Roche Acero tile features an intricate, ornate design inspired by Spanish architecture. OPPOSITE Porcelanosa’s Seedwood tiles have matching accent tiles. Pictured here is Seedwood Nebraska Tea with Ice Nebraska Tea on the wall.
collections that are reminiscent of the antique hydraulic tile design found throughout classic Spanish architecture.” Selles referenced the company’s Barcelona collection, which he said “encompasses the traditional old world Spanish style. Floral designs, circular patterns and outlines of stars appear in the tiles in the form of warm neutral colors,” he said of the offering, which is designed for floor and wall use. In a similar vein, the company’s Antique collection - in gorgeously muted tones of silver, steel grey and black - can be pieced together to form a vintage-inspired and striking ceramic rug. And with the earthy appeal of wood being a coveted look for many designers, Porcelanosa has created wood-look tiles in their PAR-KER® and Seedwood collections specifically for areas - such as bathrooms where genuine wood use is not an option. “Because these tiles are porcelain, they have a stronger resistance to impact, are easy to clean and maintain, and feature a long-lasting color that doesn’t fade,” said Selles. “Both collections have evolved to include matching decorative tiles, as well as outdoor and antislip versions.” As an offshoot of that, Porcelnosa recently launched the Seedwood collection in a large-format tile, measuring 10 x 59 inches, which can be used to handily cover the ground outside a pool or on a patio. Perfect for that Californian indoor-outdoor vibe. CH www.porcelanosa.com
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Room designed by Jamie Drake featuring STARK, photograph by Marco Ricca. OPPOSITE STARK Sapphire Kesling Midnight from the Symphony Collection, Available on starkcarpet.com.
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An Iconic Company That Appeals To The TopTier Design Community BY KAVITA DASWANI
CHAD STARK, scion of an illustrious rug and carpet family
that has been sought after by eminent designers for their top-tier clients, says that a question he is most commonly asked is a resoundingly basic one: what are his tips for keeping a carpet clean? “Don’t have kids, pets or wear shoes,’’ he says. “But that’s not realistic.” Stark’s grandfather, Arthur, began importing rugs in 1938 under the Stark Carpet marquee, and sold them Wall Street tycoons, who otherwise wouldn’t have had easy access to hand-woven floor coverings from faraway lands. The company remains in the hands of the family - Chad Stark’s father and his uncle, as well as his cousin Ashley Stark-Kenner - have grown the company to the global presence it has today. Stark continues to focus on the design trade; while opportunities arise to segue into retail, Chad Stark says, “there has been no reason to get away from what we’ve always done. We are not chasing that retail dream.” The company has moved forward in other ways; earlier this year, STARK merged its fabric division with
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Room designed by Juan Montoya featuring STARK, photograph by Eric Piasecki. BELOW TOP Scalamandre’s Calais Linen in Indigo from the new La Boheme Collection; available on scalamandre.com. RIGHT
Stair runner pattern by David Hicks for STARK.
Scalamandre, fusing together both brands’ product lines; Stark is president of the new entity, while Louis Renzo is CEO. “We loved each other’s businesses,” said Stark. “We saw a lot of common ground.” For a company that works exclusively with interior designers, Stark has captivated people who are not in the field and simply love design. The brand’s Instagram page, curated by creative director STARK-Kenner is routinely filled with gorgeous photos that go beyond what’s on the floor. (The handle has close to 260,000 followers). The success of the brand’s social media presence is part of its overall philosophy; the images are of projects completed by interior designers, using STARK products, but showcasing the entire aesthetic of the space. “Our designers are more creative in they way they use our product than we are,” said Stark. “We are in our wheelhouse - not in set or interior design. And we like to leverage people who are better than us at something.” The set-up, he says, is
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win-win; the designers have a chance to showcase their vision to tons more people, while a younger demographic gets a chance to see STARK in a multitude of ways. “Social media keeps the energy revitalized,” he said. “I get people coming up to me, saying, ‘My grandmother loved Stark.’ I say, ‘I want you to love it too,’” he said. Yes - but how does he keep those carpets clean? It’s all about the durability of the fabric, he said, and of technological innovations. To that end, next spring - the brand’s 80th birthday - the company is poised to launch an industry first - a carpet specifically for outdoors. “You can wash it down with a hose,” he said of the proprietary product. “It can be next to a pool, on a patio or balcony. It does feel like there’s something historical about it.” CH www.starkcarpet.com
Events & Affairs Winter Fantasy Sawdust Art & Craft Festival – Laguna Beach Our festival grounds will be transformed into a winter wonderland where 175 artists create, display and sell original creations over the course of five weekends. The Winter Fantasy offers the most unique holiday shopping in all of Southern California. Art media includes jewelry, clothing, fused and blown glass, ceramics, woodwork, forged metals, painting, photography, sculpture, clothing and textiles. The festival runs for five weekends: November 18 through December 17, 2017 open 10am-7pm.
Mattia Bonetti Dining Table ‘Introspection Round’
Mai-Thu Perret The clouds gather round the blue caves, dew trickles on the orchid clusters, 2017 Glazed ceramic 17 x 20 x 4 inches
Mattia Bonetti Side Table ‘Cumulus’
For more information please call 949.494.3030 or visit www.sawdustfestival.org.
FOG Design + Art Fair – San Francisco The fifth annual edition of the FOG Design+Art Fair will take place January 11–14, 2018 at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. The Preview Gala benefiting the newly transformed and widely heralded San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Celebrating today’s most significant creatives and leading contributors to the worlds of design and visual arts, the fair assembles 45 leading international galleries; prominent 20th-century and contemporary design dealers; a weekend of exciting programs; and 21POP, a special installation created by Stanlee Gatti. For more information please call 800.454.6401 or visit fogfair.com.
109th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights Join over a million viewers as you watch beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes sail along the harbor in the 109th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. As the 109th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade moves its way through the Newport Harbor this December, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Committee, with the leadership of The Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, announces its new parade starting and ending point at Tip of Lido Isle. The parade will begin at approximately 6:30 pm each night from December 13 – 17. Residents and visitors will have optimal viewing of the beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes sail in the parade from the Dine & Watch waterfront and Dine & Walk dining options within walking distance of the many public viewing spots. For more information please call 949.729.4400 or visit www.christmasboatparade.com. NOV/DEC 2017 | 57
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Beth Webb: An Eye For Beauty Rooms That Speak To The Senses By Beth Webb Written with Judith Nasatir, Foreword by Clinton Smith “Light is essential to life, and it’s one of my absolutes for transforming a house into at home,” states Atlanta interior designer Beth Webb in her new book. Beth Webb: An Eye for Beauty is a testament to her love of light since it suffuses the book’s 12 featured residences located from Atlanta to Costa Rica. Walls are painted in soft colors, natural light streams through windows and floor coverings complement the soft ambience. These rooms do speak to the senses and most have an aura of casual luxury since Webb feels that interior design involves much that isn’t seen as well as beautiful things you can. She cites Marcel Proust as an influence with his idea of marrying the sensory experience to the remembrance of things past. Her philosophy that beauty in a home should appeal to all the senses is beautifully illustrated throughout the book. Divided into chapters extolling sight, touch, sound, taste and scent, the book shows how to turn a room into a sensory delight. Her style is fairly minimal, with the accents on specific art works, floral arrangements and furnishings. These are not fussy rooms, but, instead, rooms that are inviting and airy and cleverly layered with her clients’ past and present. Hints of her Southern heritage with its accent on home and land abound and it is during her early life on a farm in Alabama that she learned the elegance of simplicity. The farm was built in 1920 and it is that period that she is still drawn to. “In my own spaces, my priority is always to create order, beauty and peace, a place where I’m able to breathe deeply and rest my mind,” Webb says. The same is true of the rooms in this book. Beth Webb: An Eye for Beauty Rooms That Speak To The Senses By Beth Webb, Written with Judith Nasatir, Foreword by Clinton Smith 256 pages; 175 color illustrations Hardcover: US $50.00 ISBN: 978-0-8478-6020-3 Rizzoli New York 60 | CALIFORNIA HOMES
Vintage Gracie wallpaper panel adorns living room. TOP MIDDLE Gentleman’s office has shiplap panels. TOP RIGHT Contrasts heighten the sense of touch. ABOVE Antique antler shelvers add form and texture. TOP LEFT
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LEFT The pool pavilion of architect Marc Appleton’s and wife Joanna Kerns’s Santa Barbara property. BELOW Marc Appleton.
ICONIC ARCHITECT MARC APPLETON BUILDS HIS OWN HOME IN SANTA BARBARA TEXT BY VANESSA KOGEVINAS | PHOTOGRAPHY BY MATT WALLA
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PHOTOGRAPH BY KILHO PARK
FEW DAYS IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE overlooking an olive orchard sprinkled with lavender while vacationing in a house with his wife, Joanna Kerns, and some friends, was all the inspiration architect Marc Appleton needed to come up with the initial plans for his family residence in the Santa Barbara area. He and Joanna, a director and actress known for her role in the television show Growing Pains, had bought the land many years prior—about two decades ago now and before they were married—on which stood a 1960’s tract house that wouldn’t survive a renovation. “This is the first house that I had ever designed for myself or my family,” says Appleton. “I had done hundreds of other houses for clients, and I had such a good time doing them that I never
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BELOW Fortuny-upholstered armchairs and cast iron and leather stools from Patti Skouras are blended with heirloom furniture in the living room/library, which is anchored by a fireplace featuring an Exquisite Surfaces stone mantle. OPPOSITE Marc Appleton and Joanna Kerns in the rose arbor outside the dining room.
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Milk painted wood cabinetry by Stancil Studios, hand-hewn fir and hemlock ceiling beams, Italian limestone flooring and a maple wood butcher block topped island create a warm kitchen. OPPOSITE A collection of bird prints by Swedish Professor of Medicine and naturalist Olof Rudbeck and a gilded Indian fabric family heirloom at the landing adorn the entry and stair hall. ABOVE
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missed doing a house for myself.” However, although happily settled in Los Angeles, Marc and Joanna agreed it was time to put their next steps in place. “She is very fond of northern Italian and southern French farmhouses and we’ve been on vacation in those areas,” continues the architect. “It seemed to me it could fit in Santa Barbara.” And so Villa Corbeau was born. Nestled on 1.75 acres, the compound is comprised of six separate yet related structures— a main house, garage/guesthouse, studio, cabana, pergola and potting shed, which look like they have been on the property for much longer than their thirteen years. The landscaping perfectly complements the house, which Appleton describes as “kind of simple, rough and eclectic. We didn’t want a designer house. It’s a people and dog friendly type of place. Very comfortable, removed and private.” Appleton grew up in rural areas. His parents built the first Cliff May-designed house on Old Ranch Road in Los Angeles in the 1940s. “We had six acres, and horses, goats, chicken and ducks,” he shares. “It was kind of like living in the country back then.” When his mother deemed Los Angeles ‘too crowded’ the family moved to a ranch in Arizona. “Although I was learning how to play a hot game of marbles and swear fluently in Spanish, my parents had a better vision for me and my brother, and we were sent to private schools on the East Coast.” College at Harvard University and graduate school at Yale University followed, yet it took the U.S. Army deeming Appleton’s feet not suitable for standard Army issue boots (high arches) that led him to find his calling. “I was an English major in college and I was lined up to go to Vietnam,” he shares. “I casually thought, ‘If I survive Vietnam what would I like to do?’” Having been a good artist and painter his whole childhood and having scored well in the math portion of his SATs, a light bulb went off. “Architecture!” Upon graduating from Yale he headed to San Diego to work for architects Jack MacAllister and David Rinehart, before moving to Los Angeles and landing with Frank Gehry. “Frank has been a good friend and we have stayed in touch over the years,” he notes. After three years, Appleton decided that “maybe it was time for me to hang up my own shingle and give it a go,” which he did, establishing Appleton Partners LLP – Architects in 1976. He quickly outgrew his first office and a next one. In 1997, he moved to his current Santa Monica office location, and shortly thereafter in 2000 he established a branch office in Santa Barbara for his retirement. “That didn’t work out,” he laughs. Both offices are still thriving.
“This is the first house I had ever designed for myself or my family,” says Appleton. Ever prolific in his projects—whose diversity and lack of a ‘signature style’ he feels distinguishes his firm—Appleton has not slowed down creatively, but rather has set up his business to allow him a bit more freedom. “Several years ago the firm became a partnership. I wanted to share the ownership. First Kenneth Mineau and now Andrew Scott are current partners,” he says. “Both have been with the firm for many years.” He and Joanna, who have three children between them and remain happily married after twenty-two years, are devoted to varied philanthropic endeavors including work with Planned Parenthood, Direct Relief, The Santa Barbara Historical Museum, and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art—to name a few. He has penned multiple books including Ranches: Home on the Range in California and Master Architects of Southern California 1920-1940, Gordon B. Kaufmann, both released in 2016. With all of these plans in place for retirement Appleton remains realistic. “I can focus on design, and working with the staff and selective clients in my golden years, if you will. Like most architects though, I have found we don’t retire. I’ll be very happy not to own the firm that I’ve created, but just to work there. I might even have a nine-to-five job one day.” CH
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The dining room rose arbor. BELOW Leather and wood chairs from Lief surround an antique table in the dining room, which is grounded by a rug from Stark.
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Dream Home NEWPORT BEACH
OWNERS ROBIN AND STEVE STRICKLER WORK WITH ARCHITECT GENE KIYOTOKI TO BUILD A HOME FOR A RETREAT FROM BUSY SCHEDULES, BUT ALSO A PLACE TO ENTERTAIN FAMILY AND FRIENDS TEXT BY CARRIE STORKE WILLIAMS | PHOTOGRAPHY BY RYAN GARVIN
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never imagined their two professions would work so well together until they built their dream house in Newport Beach. Robin, an interior designer and owner of noted Southern California design firm DesignWorks, and Steve, an engineer, merged their talents to create a chic and welcoming home in a charming neighborhood just minutes from Newport’s Back Bay nature preserve. Robin designed the
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home’s interiors, while Steve managed the building process and took the lead in designing the backyard and pool areas. Originally, their vision for the home was a Coastal Craftsman, but their architect Gene Kiyotoki had plans for a Hamptons-inspired one-story stunner that merged East Coast style with West Coast living that ultimately won the couple over. As a team, with contractor Mark Kemmerer of Markem Construction and landscape Architect Drew Kunde, they built the home from the ground up to meet their needs – which included lots of bright, light open spaces, room for alfresco entertaining including a pool and outdoor fireplace, a wine cellar, and a vestibule for the ultimate private master suite. “The lot is right at the curve of our cul-de-sac and it was definitely a
The living room’s soaring ceilings and tightly edited mix of furnishings create a serene and welcoming gathering space. BELOW The home’s Hamptons meets West Coast ambiance creates design delight in the kitchen. Lighting provided by Urban Electric. LEFT
challenge to have a large great room and keep everything – the living areas and bedrooms - wrapping around the backyard and pool,” said Robin. “But Gene and Mark were able to make our vision a reality and we are so proud of how the home turned out.” The spacious, 3600 SF three bedroom, three bath home is a peaceful retreat for the now empty nesters, although their older children love staying in the two guest rooms with a jack-and-jill bathroom. In the design business for over 25 years, Robin knew exactly what she wanted in a home, and that included lots of French doors opening to the backyard - and of course a fabulous great room. The challenge was how to make the dining area in the great room feel separate from the kitchen. Robin used an unique wood transom
that really helps separate the two spaces and create defined areas for relaxing in the large-scale living space. The interiors of the home are a lovely white with pops of grey and black, giving it a timeless feel that is perfect for a life lived close to the beach and bay. “There’s nothing we love more than having our family and friends over to enjoy the wonderful year-round weather here,” said Robin. “This home really is our quiet retreat from our busy schedules. It is calming, serene, and exactly what we envisioned that we’d build, together.” called Modern Geometry; the one that graces the floor of the Malibu home is namd ‘aXis’ for its spare, simple pattern. CH
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The light and airy master bedroom marries coastal driftwood tones with a winning juxtaposition of crisp white furnishings, millwork and rich hardwood floors and beams. The wing chair in the bedroom is from Hickory Chair, available at Witford Home.
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A view through the sun-drenched master shows the inviting gardens and pool. Designed to welcome guests year-round, the home includes deluxe guest rooms and space for family and friends to relax and visit.
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ROOMS with a VIEW
THIS WATERFRONT HOME IN LA JOLLA HAS OCEAN VIEWS IN ALL DIRECTIONS TEXT BY KRISTEN CASTILLO | PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIM BRADY
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ABOVE The living room’s decor includes a custom sofa, Spark linear fireplace and Hellman Chang console table from Thomas Lavin Showroom. OPPOSITE A private, custom recessed shower folds up when not in use. All of the wood is IPE, a durable wood that naturally weathers.
H I S L A J O L L A B E AC H H O US E I S W H AT P EO P L E D R E A M A B O U T.
Open the front door and see the ocean in every direction. The highlight is looking to your right and gazing at Bird Rock, a rock formation, just north of Pacific Beach. The home, which was built in 1952 always had amazing views but it needed more privacy and modern amenities. The new homeowners lived in the one-story, 1,325 square foot cottage for a year before renovating. This provided them time to see what they liked and decide what they wanted for their remodel. The couple needed more living space, including a guest room, and a two-car garage, as well as a roof deck, an outdoor shower and lots of privacy. The owners hired architect Tim Martin who collaborated with Ryan Hill, president of Hill Construction with Kyle Schroeder, Hill Constructions’ project manager; Robert Wright, principal and co-founder of McCormick & Wright interior design and Kate Lindberg, senior interior designer at McCormick & Wright. The team had weekly meetings with the owners as they modified the original plans. The biggest challenge was getting approval from the California Coastal Commission. The home was built on a bluff that today wouldn’t be approved for construction. Martin and Schroeder, who were meticulous in meeting both the Commission’s standards and the homeowners’ vision, made upgrades to the existing seawall and bluff face.
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The kitchen features custom cabinets, white quartz counters, and Andreu World stools. A dumb waiter connects to the rooftop deck. RIGHT The front courtyard includes a tall privacy wall, fountain and rock garden. Custom front gate by artist David Ardle. OPPOSITE A view from the deck includes Bird Rock, seen on the right. The neighborhood is named for this rock formation. ABOVE
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Both levels of decks have fire pits and ocean views. The downstairs deck has a sliding privacy gate. OPPOSITE The den, just off the living room, has a Murphy bed and transforms into spare bedroom with a sliding door/wall system. ABOVE
Martin describes the neighborhood as “eclectic,” and says every house here stands on its own. “The exterior of this particular home is traditional with some contemporary detailing and flares,” says Martin. “But once you go through the front gate, it’s all contemporary.” Martin’s remodel focused on bringing the outdoors in: “We wanted to take advantage of all these views but at the same time we wanted it to feel private.” The renovation was swift – just 10 months. Construction started in September and finished the following July, just in time for the homeowners to enjoy their remodeled home for the rest of the summer. The project stayed on course because everyone worked together so well. “Owner, architect, interior designer – we were all a team,” says Schroeder. “Our goal was to complete the project as efficiently as possible.” CH
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Queen Anne Homecoming
DESIGNER EUGENIA JESBERG GIVES THIS HOME NEW LIFE â€“ MAKING IT HAPPY AGAIN TEXT BY KAVITA DASWANI | PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID DUNCAN LIVINGSTON
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In the living room, woven shades with edge binding from Hartmann & Forbes can be closed on sunny afternoons. From Metaphores is the ‘LaGune’ custom bench in velvet. The blue circular glass table to the right is a ‘Lens’ model from Holly Hunt, adjacent to the Ironies ‘Turku’ lounge chair with leather ‘Cow Tao’ seat cushions by Jerry Pair Leather.
LEFT Walls in the light-filled dining room are covered with Cole & Son’s Fornasetti ‘Nuvole’ custom wall mural. The table is from Robert James Collection, surrounded by O. Henry House ‘124’ leather chairs with nail trim detail. Curtains are ‘Trieste’ from Glant. The chandelier is from the client’s personal collection.
UGE NIA JESBER G modestly describes her involvement in a project in Tiburon as giving it “a fresh coat of paint.” In truth, however, the founder of EJ Interior Design had a critical role in the transformation of the historic Queen Anne house, which dates back to the 1890’s. A decade ago, the owners of the gracious fivebedroomed home, located close to the top of Belvedere Island, enlisted the aid of Jesberg to effect a sweeping restoration. (EJ Interior Design worked with IR Hadley Construction on that project.) The family - husband, wife and two children - then moved, but retained ownership of their beloved Queen Anne property and rented it out. After the husband passed away, his widow and their children returned to the house in 2014. Jesberg, based in Mill Valley, was again asked to come in, and freshen up the property. “We wanted to go with something fresh, light, modernized,” said Jesberg, who grew up in Pasadena. “The traditional architecture of the house juxtaposes the more contemporary art, furnishings and textiles.” The major structural work undertaken several years earlier was still in pristine condition, so Jesberg said she and her team tasked themselves with adding new pieces where they were needed, moving existing pieces around and, yes, that proverbial coat of paint. “It was important to give the place new life, to make it seem different, and to make it happy again,” said Jesberg. This was achieved through a number of creative ways; the grey and white wallpaper in the dining room, for example, has a painterly cloud pattern across its surface, the colors picking up pale wood of the table and light chairs, an artwork on the wall adding a refreshing pop of color. Given the home’s location, with its views across the bay, “the wind comes sweeping through there, and there is
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the idea of bringing nature in,” said Jesberg. “It brings a sense of movement to a static environment.” Jesberg, herself an art and antiques aficionado, sought out statement pieces for the project; these include, in the living room, a blue glass Holly Hunt ‘Lens table, adjacent to a striking silver and white Ironies ‘Turku’ lounge chair. On the wall, a simple Robert Long Lighting custom Evergreen sconce while on the hardwood floor is a ‘Tracery’ rug by Kelly Wearstler, the pattern inspired by the natural veining of marble. Despite the pale color palette and modern aesthetic of the house, Jesberg says her priority 92 | CALIFORNIA HOMES
was to make the home comfortable and easy to live in. “It’s a very active house,” she said. “Although it’s white, it’s children- and dog-friendly. We used all natural materials that can be cleaned. Every room is intended to be used, and nothing is too precious. Even the dining room table is the family’s primary table, and is used on a daily basis.” And another pleasant outcome of the reunion project; the client “got the art bug herself,” said Jesberg. “We worked together with an art consultant, and she was motivated to educate herself in that period of time, adding new pieces, and moving the old into other spaces.” CH
BELOW In the living room, a custom glass fireplace screen is beneath a pair of Coral Kiki sconces from Moth Design in white. OPPOSITE A barrel sofa by Holly Hunt in mohair with pillows in fabric by Manuel Canovas. A ‘Morrow’ table lamp in selenite from the Spirale Collection sits atop an antique chest from the client’s personal collection.
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An alternative view of the living room with stairs to the upper and lower levels. On the wall, Robert Long Lighting ‘’Evergreen’ sconces. Beneath the Holly Hunt ‘Lens’ table and Ironies ‘Turku’ lounge chair is the ‘Tracery’ rug from Kelly Wearstler. RIGHT A Design Within Reach pendant chandelier has mother- of-pearl discs. On the wall is a mirror from Made Goods, and the faucet and towel bar come from Waterworks. The rosewood vanity is from Artistic Tile showroom. LEFT The fresh, modern aesthetic of the bedroom is created with a custom upholstered headboard made from ‘Verdure’, by Threads Fabric, a Christopher Spitzmiller lamp, Ironies ‘Breton’ bedside tables in polished bone. The bed is covered with pillows, including ‘Fern’ by Galbraith & Paul, strewn atop an ‘Ava’ quilt from Matouk. The window seat cushion and bolster fabric is from Larsen. The ‘Ramone’ sheepskin bench is from Bradley USA and the area rug is ‘Mesa Cruz’ from Rosecore. ABOVE
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A Holiday fete is anything but traditional at the home of chef-to-the-stars Lulu Powers. Vintage hotel silver atop a fuchsia and red plush textile is ready for a feast of oysters and filet mignon after a signature vodka and passion fruit “Sneeky” to launch the good cheer. PHOTOGRAPH BY MANOLO LANGIS
Lulu Powers Works Her Enchanting Magic For A Holiday Feast BY DAWN MOORE
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AS GUESTS DRIFT IN to Lulu Powers’ candle-lit home, the accolades begin even before the first “Sneeky” is served. “I could smell the lamb chops where I parked four houses away!” “I really hit the ‘neighbor jackpot!’” “Lulu is really some kind of magical unicorn - everything she touches sparkles.”
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OPPOSITE The “Sneek Easy” bar area is both beautiful and potent with exotic elixirs and vintage accessories. LEFT Lulu in shimmering damask invites guests to the space that was once the porte cochere. ABOVE Sparky oversees the hors d’oeuvres prep. BELOW Always in the freezer, tonight’s “surprise” ice cubes hold baby peppers.
It’s safe to say these testimonials are just the latest in a star-studded catering career that includes clients like Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Arianna Huffington, Madonna, and Bill Clinton. Lulu’s easy going style (“She makes things people want to eat!” notes another guest) belies her extensive knowledge of food, expert chef’s skills and calm in the face of potential calamity. Tonight, while arranging the grapes and manchego, she learned that the evening’s star hors d’oeuvre - fresh Clevedon Coast oysters from New Zealand - had just been in a crash totalling the car. Twenty minutes later, the oysters - and their wrangler - arrived via Uber unscathed. Lulu never missed a beat. “My first memory of entertaining is of refilling drinks from the bar and serving mushroom croustades at my parents’ parties. Even at eight, I knew the party was a success when people were laughing and still having fun at 1:00 a.m. when I’d finally put myself to bed!” Mom Patty created a successful catering business with no formal training, and hired Lulu and her siblings to chop and slice inspiring her love of cooking from an early age. But it was her charming and mischievous father Jimmy who would say, “I am just going to have myself a little sneeky” when he’d come in from working his vegetable garden who coined the term which would become a noun amongst the intelligentsia. Lulu’s next book will be dedicated to the whimsical moniker, because a Sneeky is not just a glass of wine or shot of bourbon. Oh no. It’s an intoxicating jamboree for all the senses with it’s high-octane spirits, colorful ingredients, and tinkling ice cubes including a surprise twig of NOV/DEC 2017 | 99
rosemary or actual cranberry suspended inside. The happy-making after-effects are almost besides the point. “First, I use ingredients people can readily get or have on hand. Tonight, I had passion fruit handy and vodka, so that’s what I used. I also always adorn my drink with something - whether it’s grapes or a blackberry or even a piece of squash. For the Bird in Hand Sparkling rose served with dinner, I added gardenia’s borrowed from my neighbor’s tree. Yes, I’ve been known to “borrow” from my neighborhood…” Since winters in SoCal are only distinguished from other seasons by the start of holiday music and the prolific appearance of root vegetables, Lulu likes to focus on more comfort food to set the cheer. “Around the holidays, I think of all the yummy things I like to eat that organically bring warm colors to the mix. Like a winter salad - I think of butternut squash, pomegranate seeds, roasted chestnuts.” And then add one quirky ingredient. “Lulu has one of the top palates of any chef I’ve ever worked with,” notes Jenny Rush of Santa Monica’s Blue Plate Oysterette. That said, The Entertainologist (aka Ms. Powers) is the first to say cooking is not essential for great entertaining. “One of the chicest parties I ever went to served only potato chips, prosciutto and Prosecco. I hear over and over again how intimidating party giving is. I just say what is more fun than sitting at a formal table and being served Belcampo Burgers and fries in a silver bowl? Use what you own. Everything doesn’t have to match; use lots of low lighting and candles then between the warm glow of both the candles and the Sneekys, fun will ensue.” Lulu’s table scapes are as rich with personal touches as her 1927 Spanish bungalow shared with husband Stephan Danelian and Bichon Frise pups Mr. Pickles, Teddy Kennedy and Sparky in Los Angeles’ historic Miracle Mile
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OPPOSITE It’s all about the color. A pomegranate seed atop fried sage on figs with mascarpone and a “borrowed” gardenia accenting Bird in Hand sparkling rose entices all the senses. LEFT Embroidered napkins, mismatched hotel silver and magenta cockscomb stamp the tablescape with personal style. BELOW The entrance courtyard is almost too inviting to leave thanks to lush planting and equally lush seating covered in Sunbrella fabrics.
“Everything doesn’t have to match; use lots of low lighting and candles then between the warm glow of both the candles and the Sneekys, fun will ensue.”
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Entertaining RIGHT/BELOW Sublime Clevedon Coast oysters made even more glam perched on ice in a vintage silver compote accompany manchego, grilled herb bread and petite peppers stuffed with pimento cheese. OPPOSITE “When you come to my house, you never know who will show up. I love to socialize with good conversation.” Made all the easier with individual bottles of LA distilled Our Vodka.
district. Her philosophy is a table should be theater - both enchanting and welcoming. “I used a client’s incredible tea service for crudites once… asparagus popping out of the coffee pot and the green beans spilling from the creamer.” For an offbeat Christmas theme, red and fuschia plaid mohair scarves from Zara are draped over a bold black and white stripe topped with mismatched vintage hotel silver. Handwritten notes on chalkboard easels engage guests as they look for their seats, but the finishing touch of colorfully embroidered napkins from Walker Valentine keep it luxe all the way through to dessert. As the evening winds down, what does Lulu want guests to be talking about in the car ride home? “That they just had a great time and will never turn down the next invite!” Most likely, her guests are already clearing their calendars. CH
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The Menu SNEEKYS -Bird in Hand Sparkling Pinot Noir Rose with a Gardenia -Passion Fruit Martini with my specialty ice cube
HORS D’OEUVRES -Clevedon Coast from New Zealand and Kusshi from Washington state Oysters with Blue Plate Oysterette Cranberry Mignonette -Farmers Market Grapes, Manchego with a Candied Kumquat Syrup, Dehydrated Persimmons, Pomegranate seeds -Christmas Burrata with Grilled Herb Oil Bread -Petite Peppers with Lulu’s Favorite Pimento Cheese -Figs with Mascarpone, Baked Prosciutto, Fried Sage with a Current Balsamic Drizzle
DINNER -Madonna’s Favorite Marinated Lamb Chops -Garlic & Herb Filet Mignon -Honey Mustard Salmon -Salt and Vinegar Potatoes with Hot Paprika Aioli -Haricots Verts with Herb Butter -Seasoned Forbidden Black Rice -Market Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette -Bird in Hand Chardonnay and Shiraz
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IT’S THE MOST
Palm Springs Is The Perfect Place To Celebrate The Holidays BY CAROLINE RYDER
WHO SAYS YOU CAN’T DO THE HOLIDAYS IN THE DESERT? Certainly not Liberace — during his 1950s heyday, he liked to celebrate Christmas at his home in the Deep Well neighborhood of Palm Springs, transforming his abode into a winter wonderland complete with fir trees, snowmen, icicles over the pool, and a roaring fire for roasting chestnuts. But you don’t have to go to Liberace lengths to enjoy Christmas in the desert—in fact, as the many snow birds enjoying Cactus Juice Cocktails by the pool will attest, holidays in Palm Springs tend to be, well, easy. Sound like a fantasy? Well, imagine decking the halls with boughs of holly—in a dreamy, spotlessly clean midcentury Palm Springs home with its own pool and spa. Design aficionados look no further than ACME House Company’s impressive portfolio of midcentury vacation rentals—they’ll even throw in Christmas decorations and a Santa appearance on Christmas Eve if you ask. www.acmehouseco.com
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ABOVE/LEFT “Franky’s Hideaway - a midcentury vacation home rental in Palm Springs managed by Acme House Company. The four bedroom three bath home feauters a very private yard with pool, spa, fire pit lounge, covered dining pavilion and mountain views.” TOP The author Caroline Ryder spent the holidays at Franky’s Hideaway with her family, including Debbie Hairy the poodle.
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Travel December’s mild temperatures make for a perfect Christmas morning hike in Tahquitz Canyon, with its two-mile loop trail leading to Tahquitz Falls and back. BELOW Enjoy the glimmering lights of the Mountain Station Christmas tree as you tuck into turkey, ham or lasagna in a winter wonderland setting on Christmas Day. The Aerial Tramway’s Ride ‘n’ Dine package includes tram fare and a holiday buffet at Pines Café in a relaxed setting, with rides beginning at 8 am on Christmas Day. BELOW LEFT Take a ride on the world’s largest rotating tram car, two-and-a-half miles up the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon to the winter wonderland of Idyllwild. LEFT
And while the rest of the planet is stressing about last-minute gifts and irascible in-laws, you’ll be taking advantage of the myriad December spa specials at the world-class springs and mid century resorts dotted throughout the Coachella Valley. There’s the spa at L’Horizon, whose low-slung, angular architecture by William Cody dates back to 1952; the Palm Springs Yacht Club at Parker Palm Springs where, in 2003, hotelier Jack Parker hired designer Jonathan Adler to conduct an iconic $27 million remodel (theparkerpalmsprings.com/palmsprings-yacht-club). And don’t forget Two Bunch Palms Resort and Spa, a former hideout of Al Capone’s, where you can lounge in the hotsprings grotto until way past your in-laws’ bedtime. Be warned, it will be a non-threatening 70 degrees most days, which may be jarring for the ice-loving remembers of your clan—luckily, you can send them ice skating daily at The Renova Rink at the
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River in Rancho Mirage, (theriveratranchomirage.com/rink-at-theriver/), or take them to make good old-fashioned snow balls at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway (1 Tramway Road, Palm Springs), which transports passengers from the floor of the Coachella valley up to the white-capped top of the San Jacinto peak in Idyllwild. The Valley Station and unique Tramway Gas Station (at the the bottom), finished in the mid 1960s, were designed by Albert Frey and Robson C. Chambers; the Mountain Station (at the top), built in 1961, was designed by prolific modernist E. Stewart Williams. A mere twelve and a half minute tram ride (and five biomes) later, you’ll find yourself building snowmen, snowshoe hiking, and sledding in an alpine wilderness — which will be fun, until you remember your glimmering pool and the holiday spiced cranberry margaritas that await you, down below. CH
HADLEY OLIVIA LUXURY MATTRESS SHOPPE Great Food, Wine & Music Were Enjoyed By Guests At This Celebration At The San Juan Capistrano Showroom Of Hadley Olivia Luxury Mattress Shoppe Hadley Olivia Luxury Mattress Shoppe partnered with California Homes for an evening embracing the wonder of a peaceful slumber. Guests enjoyed appetizers by Saltwater Catering while sipping wine and champagne and enjoying jazz by Rich Callaci Music. Guests were also offered a test ride in a Model S and Model X Tesla and tried on beautiful jewelry from Swiss Watch Gallery and Fine Jewelry and Watches. Sponsors included Porselanosa USA, Crawford Custom Homes, Tesla, Swiss Watch Gallery and Saltwater Catering. A portion of the proceeds went to the charity, Second Harvest Food Bank. A drawling took place and some of the guests won gift certificates from Barclay Butera, Bluewater Grill and selected wine collection from Crawford Custom Homes. Tickets to attend the 44th Annual Corona del Mar Home Tour and a weekend test drive from Tesla were given away to one lucky
1 Hadley Olivia Luxury Mattress Shoppe Showroom 2 Susan McFadden and Paul Meissbach 3 Ronnie and Natalie Lane exploring the new Tesla 4 Leyla Finkle, Kimberly Smith, Ronnie Lane, Linda McCall, Nancy Minichiello, and Gloria Crockett 5 Natalie, Hadley Olivia and Ronnie Lane,
Morgan Boozer, Ron SR Lane, Patti McClean, Kim Lee, Susan Giles and Brad Lane 6 Hadley Olivia 7 Cheryl Kelly, Blair Chu, Ronnie Lane, Libby Huyck and Jenny Grafif 8 Lonnie and Pat Anderson, Ariel Kovacs, and Sandi Hunter 9 Kameron Radovanovic, Denny Muusse, and Marlene Locke
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LEGACY OF STYLE Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Northern California Chapter Celebrates Inaugural Legacy Awards
The Northern California Chapter of the Institute Of Classical Architecture & Art honored interior designer Suzanne Tucker during its inaugural Legacy Dinner on Monday, September 18, 2017 at San Francisco’s Veteran’s Memorial Green Room. ICAA Northern California announced the establishment of the Suzanne Tucker Scholarship Award, which will be specifically for Northern California interior design students and professionals to participate in the Institute’s intensives at the national and international level. It was a sold out event with clients and colleagues flying from all corners to show their deep appreciation for Suzanne Tucker’s timeless style, passion for the decorative arts and contribution to the design community. 4
1 Krista Coupar and Paul Wiseman 2 Marc Appleton and Suzanne Tucker 3 Patrons and friends 4 Meriwether McGettigan and Coby Everdell
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5 Mary and Bill Poland 6 Amanda Ahlgren and Will Lange 7 Andrew Skurman and Suzanne Tucker 8 Charlotte Moss and Tim Marks
GATHERINGS LIGNE ROSET/POLIFORM Kaz Design Group Representing Ligne Roset, And Poliform Celebrate A Grand Opening in La Jolla
The grand opening reception for Ligne Roset/Poliform included a live DJ along with a selection of fine wines, spirits and hors d’oeuvres. The showroom is located at 7726 Girard Avenue in La Jolla and is an important addition to the famous Girard Avenue. 1 The Ligne Roset | Poliform showroom has a total of 6,000 square feet and is located at 7726 Girard Ave. 2 The Ploum sofa by Ligne Roset was admired by many for both its sophisticated design and comfortability. 3 Antoine Roset, President of Ligne Roset, and Amir Kazerani, CEO/founder of Kaz Design Group, on the
FALL PARTY AT SHERLE WAGNER New Color Therapy Spa Tub By Bain Ultra Is Unveiled
TOGO sofa by Ligne Roset. 4 Grand opening reception included a live DJ, along with a selection of wines, spirits, and hors d’oeuvres. Backdrop: The Wall System by Poliform. 5 Guests marveled at the Ubik closet system by Poliform.
The West Hollywood design community celebrated luxury, color and all things spa during Sherle Wagner’s Fall Party in September. Pleased to announce BainUltra® luxury spa tubs, are now available at their West Hollywood Showroom, Sherle Wagner, in partnership with Bain Ultra, treated guests to bubbly, catering from Jones on Third and a drawing for a weekend spa getaway at The Oaks in Ojai to experience the spa tubs. Bain Ultra’s Illuzio, the next generation in chromatherapy featuring an invisible LED system of radiant beams of color and an aromatherapy diffuser, was unveiled during the evening festivities. Sherle Wagner flagship showroom is located at 839 N. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069. 2
1 Bain Ultra ILLUZIO chromatherapy bathtub with invisible LED lights unveiled at event. 2 Kathryn Rotondi, Carolin Keenan and Brandon Smith
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3 Victoria Reitz of Victoria Reitz Interior Design and friend 4 Shawn Meaux, Jeff Gegerman, Anna Jonsson Connell and Halli Freireich
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