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Eche Martinez Creates A Weekend Retreat In Belvedere Text by Kendra Boutell Photography by Christopher Stark
THE PERFECT BEACH HOUSE
Designer Kate Taylor Transformed This Beach Bunglow Into A Light And Bright Vacation Home Text by Kavita Daswani Photography by Cynthia Lynn Kim
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A Refreshed Ocean-View Estate Is As Pampering As A Well-Loved Boutique Hotel Text by Candace Ord Manroe Photography by MK Sadler
FRENCH-INSPIRED BERNAL HEIGHTS
Designed For Entertaining Indoors And Outdoors On Chilly San Francisco Nights Text by Kate Riverdale Photography by John Merkl
This French inspired home in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco was designed by Kari McIntosh of Kari McIntosh Design. The homeowners wanted a space for dinner parties and this small table at the end of the dining room offers a quaint view out the windows. See story beginning on page 76. Photograph by John Merkl.
RIGHT The relaxed and casual kitchen by ECHE interior design was restored with attention
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Delicious Metropolis: The Desserts And Urban Scenes Of Wayne Thiebaud REVIEWED BY KATHY BRYANT
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California is known for our outdoor lifestyle and it is that time of the year when we go into high gear, preparing our gardens, patios and outdoor kitchen areas for the coming season. The four homes featured in this issue all have great outdoor areas in which to entertain and so it makes sense to also feature our yearly kitchen story at the same time. Kitchens have been called the heart of the home for years, but now even more so kitchens are the essence of our family life and today’s kitchens are made for entertaining, indoors and outdoors. In this issue we will cover all styles of kitchens and the exciting new materials architects and designers use to enhance the space. We are also looking forward to our July/August issue featuring vacation homes and more outdoor entertaining. Have a wonderful Spring. Susan McFadden Editor in Chief
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CYNTHIA LYNN KIM Cynthia was born a creative person and her father was always taking pictures of her. She feels that’s where the love of photography comes from. After graduating Columbia College in Chicago Cynthia worked in the industry and then founded her own business in 2011. Beginning with travel photography she then entered the world of interiors. When not traveling or shooting, Cynthia is at home with her husband, daughter and two dogs. See her photography beginning on page 84.
ANH-MINH LE Anh-Minh Le’s byline has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, C Magazine, California Home + Design, Cottages & Gardens and Interiors California, among other publications. She also served as the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Silicon Valley and co-founded the independent lifestyle magazine Anthology. See her story featuring visionary Deborah Osburn beginning on page 41.
CHRISTOPHER CLARK Christopher Stark is a commercial and fine art photographer based in San Francisco, California. His work has appeared in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Luxe, California Homes, The New York Times, and San Francisco Chronicle. In the summer of 2017 he was selected to attend an art residency in Venice, Italy, culminating in an international exhibition. His most recent exhibition is at DZINE Gallery in San Francisco. See his photography beginning on page 76.
I’ve been a subscriber for over ten years and just can’t say enough about how much I love this magazine. The homes are beautiful and I also enjoy the interesting features on entertaining. Congratulations on a stupendous publication. Pam O’Neill Irvine, CA Editor: Thank you Pam. It is always so encouraging to receive a letter from a happy subscriber. As a new subscriber I was disappointed it has taken over four weeks to receive my first issue. Hopefully I’ll have the May/June on time. I do like the magazine. John Parker San Francisco, CA Editor: It seems that new subscribers do wait four weeks to receive the first issue. We are sorry but I know when I subscribe to other magazines, and I do have subscriptions to many, I always wait sometimes even six weeks. We will try to do better. I eagerly await every issue of California Homes and am never disappointed. We enjoy the amazing homes but also find your events section very helpful for planning our outings around California. Please don’t loose the passion for our beautiful California present in each issue. Dr. Andrea Roberson Capistrano Beach, CA Editor: Two nice letters in a few weeks. Thank you readers!
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Armando Lerma & Carlos Ramirez Panther Yellow, 2008 Mixed media on metal panel 24 x 30 inches BELOW
Juan Carlos Quintana GoGo Days Are Over, Enjoy The Party While It Lasts, 2010 Oil on canvas 84 x 64 inches
ASIAN ART MUSEUM –SAN FRANCISCO CROCKER ART MUSEUM –SACRAMENTO
The Crocker Art Museum is pleased to announce that “Arte Extraordinario,” a show of twenty nine new Museum acquisitions by a diverse group of rising stars and time-honored trail blazers in the contemporary art world, will remain on view through August 18, 2019. The exhibition covers a wide range of genres from pop and figuration to landscape and abstraction. Works in various media are featured including sculpture, collage, paintings, prints, photography, and works on paper. For more information please call 916.808.7000 or visit www.crockerart.org.
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Au Ho-nien Gulls Soaring over Sea Spray, 1986, (Chinese, b. 1935) Ink and colors on paper
PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM
Hugh Kaptur is a visionary designer who practiced in Palm Springs and the surrounding Coachella Valley area from the late 1950s through the early 2000s. With more than 200 built projects in the area—residential, commercial, and institutional—he played a significant role in the architectural development of Palm Springs. Many of his designs are considered among the most creative and innovative of the era. In 2015, Kaptur gifted his archive of architectural drawings, models, slides, and other materials to the Palm Springs Art Museum and many of the archival materials will be included in the exhibition. Hugh Kaptur: Organic Desert Architecture is on display through June 17, 2019. For more information please call 760.322.4800 or visit www.psmuseum.org. 32 | CALIFORNIA HOMES
The Bold Brush of Au Ho-nien Asian Art Museum presents new ink works from living legend of the Lingnan school . The Bold Brush of Au Ho -nien, an original exhibition at the Asian Art Museum on view from May 31 to August 18, 2019, will showcase 22 scroll paintings from the decades-long career of the Au Ho-nien. The Bold Brush includes nine new artworks created especially for this exhibition in 2018, demonstrating how Au, a living legend now in his eighties, continues to innovate across a range of subjects: from animals and landscapes to expressive figures plucked from millennia of Chinese literature and history. This is the first solo exhibition of Au’s work at the Asian Art Museum. For more information please call 415.581.3500 or visit www.asianart.org.
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The mission of La Bodega Gallery is to create a place that will inspire both beginning and established artists as well as bringing the community together to understand the extraordinary role art plays in everyday life. La Bodega Gallery invites you to celebrate the ever inspiring Frida Kahlo. Over 50 artists will be showcasing original art pieces influenced by Frida. All art will be available to purchase. Serious Art collectors encouraged to arrive early. For private viewings please contact Gallery. Event includes a “Friducha Market” that includes live music & over 15 vendors. The art show & Market opens Junl 6th at 3pm. The Exhibition is up until July 15th. The Gallery is located at 2196 Logan Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113. For more information please call 619.255.7036 or visit www.labodegagallery.com.
THE SIGNATURE GALLERY– LAGUNA BEACH
Known for her bright and joyful florals, On June 8th, Cara Moran will be visiting our Laguna Beach Gallery to mingle with present and future collectors. Browse her latest work and enjoy complimentary refreshments from 6:30–9:00pm during this evening art show. While she has absorbed the diverse approaches of contemporary and historical artists, Cara developed a style all her own, capturing the fleeting beauty of the natural world with the quickest of impressions. Using almost exclusively palette knife, the texture she achieves makes her work three dimensional. But it’s the fourth dimension, the intangible quality that captivates the viewer and holds him spellbound. The gallery is located at 220 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. For more information please call 949.376.4244 or visit www.thesignaturegallery.com.
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The Bedford Gallery is pleased to announce Tradition Interrupted, an exhibition that explores the methods used by artists to conflate contemporary ideas with traditional art and craft in a range of media, from rugs and quilts to metal and ceramics. After hundreds, sometimes thousands of years of crafting and creating, many traditional practices continue to visually define a culture. Merging ageold customs with innovation, the artists in this show redefine or reclaim culturally historic ideas to create hybrid works for our contemporary world. Tradition Interrupted is on view until July 23 2019. The gallery is located at Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94596. For more information please call 925.295.1417 or visit www.bedfordgallery.org. TOP
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The Noble Wedding fan, 1715–1725, (sticks) Italy Leaf of vellum and paper with opaque watercolor and gilding; sticks and guards of carved and incised mother-of-pearl; glass jewel and silvered copper alloy rivet. BELOW
Shepherd and Shepherdess fan, 1730–1740 (leaf), ca. 1765 (sticks) Italy Leaf of paper with opaque watercolor and gilding; sticks and guards of carved, incised, and gilded ivory with applied mother-of-pearl; glass jewel and copper alloy rivet.
FOWLER MUSEUM AT UCLA
DE YOUNG MUSEUM –SAN FRANCISCO
Fans have served as accessories of fashion and utility since antiquity but reached their peak production and use in eighteenth-century Europe. Made from and embellished by precious materials such as ivory, mother-of-pearl, and silver and gold leaf, eighteenth-century fans also featured designs that reflected the spirit of their times. Fans addressed current events as well as themes of broad interest, including biblical and mythological tales and romanticized domestic and pastoral vignettes. Fans of the Eighteenth Century explores this quintessential period of fan production through a selection of examples from the permanent collection. Fans of the Eighteenth Century is on view until June 30, 2019. For more information please call 415.750.3600 or visit www.deyoung.famsf.org.
UCI IRVINE MUSEUM COLLECTION
UCI Irvine Museum Collection presents Poems Without Words, on view until August 10, 2019. “Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.” These words were written by the Greek biographer and essayist Plutarch (46-120 AD) nearly two thousand years ago. By definition, all the arts are sensual, meaning that they are pleasing to one or more of the five senses: vision, hearing, taste, smell and touch. While poetry can be read or spoken, paintings are uniquely accessed through our sense of vision. If Macaw and Cockatoos, painted by Jessie Arms Botke (1883-1971) in 1926 were a poem, it would have a jarring tone accented by the loud discourse between the macaw and one of the cockatoos. The poem would exhibit a colorful rhythm provided by the vivid colors of the lavender blue wisteria, complemented by the rich gold leaf in the background. For more information please call 949.476.2565 or visit www.irvinemuseumcollection.uci.edu.
The Fowler Museum is please to present, Guatemalan Masks: Selections from the Jim and Jeanne Pieper Collection on display until October 6, 2019. This exhibition features 80 masks depicting animals, folk personae, and historical figures that are deeply rooted in Guatemalan religiosity and popular culture. Throughout the country, people perform spectacular masquerades during Indigenous festivals, Catholic feast days, and secular events. These public dance-dramas are jubilant expressions of devotion and community identity. Also included are examples of timeworn handwritten scripts that guide the performers as well as photographs of dances taken by Jim and Jeanne Pieper during research trips. The masks, scripts, and images bring to life mythological, legendary, and archetypal characters that integrate Indigenous, colonial Spanish, and postcolonial Guatemalan themes. For more information please call 310.825.4361 or visit www.fowler.ucla.edu.
Jessie Botke Macaw and Cockatoos Oil paint and gold leaf
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Delicious Metropolis: The Desserts and Urban Scenes of Wayne Thiebaud Text by Wayne Thiebaud What a clever idea it is to take Wayne Thiebaud’s most notable bodies of work — desserts and cityscapes—and place them in a book side by side to illustrate similarities between them. There is a delightful whimsy to the book that finds layers of Neapolitan cake echoing shadows on a late afternoon street. The swirls on a wedding cake are reminiscent of circling overpasses on a freeway. Two four-flavored ice cream cones resemble clouds over the city. The pastels of sponge cakes, fruit jellies and icings match candy-colored California houses that Thiebaud has called home. The soft light on the steep San Francisco streets looks almost as tasty as a desserts in a circle cake case.
Why are these works so iconic? As Thiebaud has said,” When I painted food products it is interesting to notice that they were painted from memory. I did not have the objects in front of me.I made it a point to paint the pies, the gumball machines, the cakes, etc., as I remembered them.” Michael Zakian, Director, Frederick. R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, states in his short essay in the book, “Because he used basic geometric forms as the heart of his food, they transcend traditional realism.” This is especially evident when you view food paintings next to cityscapes. This book is a delicious treat for Thiebaud’s fans and new-comers. Along with nearly one hundred color illustrations of his paintings, the book has ten insightful essays by curators, critics and artists offering insights into this important American painter. Delicious Metropolis: The Desserts and Urban Scenes of Wayne Thiebaud Text by Wayne Thiebaud 144 pages 9 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches/Color images throughout Hardcover $30 U.S. ISBN: 978-1-4521-6993-4 Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco 38 | CALIFORNIA HOMES
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clé founder Deborah Osburn BY ANH-MINH LE
WHILE DEBORAH OSBURN has embraced various pursuits over the years, tile and the craftsmanship it entails have been constants. The latest manifestation of this passion of hers: the 12,000-square-foot San Rafael headquarters of clé, which she started as an online tile store six years ago.
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A medley of Zellige tiles— in weathered white, natural, secret lagoon, vintage rose and gold—comprises a striking floor pattern. Square tiles in barn are combined with rectangular tiles in black; both are made of cement.
ABOVE The Timorous Beasties collection includes the 12”x12” Vertical Stripe motif.
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This summer, clé will launch the Point tile in a mocha, caramel and curry colorway. BELOW Wall-mounted brass sequins, available in two sizes, are part of artist Erica Tanov’s line with clé.
In the early 1980s, after earning a degree in sculpture, Osburn worked in a tile showroom. Now—having also launched an organic baby toiletries line, helped found a charter school and raised two sons—she’s back in that environment. This time around, though, Osburn is presenting her singular vision. The new clé locale contains a showroom, offices and an R&D lab dubbed The Guild. Born out of Tile Envy, a blog Osburn created a decade ago, clé initially offered hundreds of designs. Today there are thousands, including exquisite collaborations with artists and designers such as Erica Tanov and Timorous Beasties. Collections with Fornace Brioni and Kutleh arrive this month, and an endeavor with de Gournay is slated for fall. Among the showroom’s rotating vignettes are an installation inspired by Lisbon’s Santa Clara 1728 hotel and a rendition of an Upper East Side entry. As she prepares to welcome visitors, Osburn notes that “this space isn’t so much a space to see and feel, but rather, a playground to challenge and explore one’s ideas of architectural surfaces.” CH clé Studio, 2143 Francisco Blvd E, San Rafael, 415.887.9011, www.cletile
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hotelier and restauranteur Jeff Klein’s interpretation of a chic European residential-style hotel. He tapped iconic California architect Marc Appleton [San Ysidro Ranch restoration] to turn the former group of bungalows into one property. He then brought on Londonbased interior designer Rita Konig, known for her British charm and an excellent eye for color to complete the renovation. In the age of Airbnb, Klein wanted to offer a more personal touch with a welcoming lobby, communal living space, large rooftop terrace and modern kitchen, all within 10,000 square feet. Guestrooms are livable and comfortable with oak floors, cozy fireplaces, bespoke furnishings, and marble sinks. Large windows open the rooms to natural light and offer panoramic views of the city.
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A Trifecta of Talent Creates Understated Luxury at No. 850 in the Heart of West Hollywood No. 850’s lobby lounge and bar offer an excellent wine menu curated by Klein and his team. Just above the bar guests will find a private living area with an inviting fireplace, antique leather armchairs and colorful fabrics. The communal kitchen serves breakfast and will be home to several guest appearances from Los Angeles chefs. CH No. 850, 850 North San Vicente Boulevard, West Hollywood, 424/313.8650, www.number850.com
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GLOBAL CONCEPT Sister Brands Baker and McGuire Bask in the Glamour of their New San Francisco Showrooms
THE NEW SPACE was designed by Tristan Butterfield, in collaboration with Architect Paul Haigh of Haigh Architects. The 16,500 square foot space was designed to reflect the company’s vision of defining bold new directions for the two brands. “We believe that showrooms should present a visual delight for our customers, a cornucopia of stunning design ideas to express the ultimate and highest luxury,” says Butterfield The high glam Baker showroom, one of the first locations of a Baker global roll-out plan, presents a one-stop shop for the design community. Several of Baker’s past and
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present prestige Interior Designer collaborations are featured, such Jean-Louis Deniot, Barbara Barry, Thomas Pheasant, Kara Mann, and Laura Kirar. Also available is its latest addition the Edward Wormley collection by Dunbar. The 7500 square foot McGuire showroom is the primary headquarters for the iconic California born brand and is all about showcasing the furniture is a quintessentially West Coast design atmosphere. The uncomplicated and fresh space includes new introductions from its collaboration with Marmol Radziner and other collaborations with Steven Volpe, Laura Kirar, Jonathan Browning, Barbara Barry, and Bill Sofield. Both showrooms share a commitment to craftsmanship and quality. Baker and McGuire, 101 Henry Adams Street No. 350, 415.861.8866, www.bakerinteriorsgroup.com
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GEOFFREY DE SOUSA brings connoisseurship to every project he designs and has gained national and international recognition for creating interiors that are cosmopolitan and warmly modern. With the Jordan Winery dining room and its adjoining areas, De Sousa and his staff reimagined the 18th centuryFrench design, retaining its best architectural features while introducing new design elements. He and his staff worked closely with John Jordan and Todd and Nitsa Knoll, the husband-wife team behind Jordan’s culinary hospitality program, to reimagine the space, which is central to both Jordan’s winemaking philosophy of making elegant, food-friendly wines and to the chef’s culinary philosophy of bringing a snapshot of the surrounding countryside to the plate.
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“We always enjoy working with spaces that have strong architectural features and a story to tell,” Geoffrey De Sousa, proprietor of Geoffrey De Sousa Interior Design and De Sousa Hughes. “The Jordan dining room is now not only an homage to old-world France, but it’s also a portrait of the surrounding estate and the chef’s philosophy.” The original interior design of Jordan Winery’s dining room and guest suites, led by John Jordan’s mother in the 1970s, featured antiques and other elements that celebrated 18th-century French design. A minor remodel in the mid-1990s continued in this style. Today, buttercup yellow walls with sherbet green fabric in framed molding are now a deep grey [Benjamin Moore French Beret] with an elegant wallpaper pattern called Midsummer Night from Wall&co created by Milanese graphic designer Lorenzo De Grandis that brings the outdoors in. Mahogany brown chairs were disassembled and completely reimagined with embroidery by a renowned, haute couture artist based in London, who studied with Alexander McQueen that celebrates nature; all woodwork has been painted. All of the new lighting selected is from Jonathan Browning Studios, pulling inspiration from French Beaux-Arts classicism. Local Sonoma artisan Randall Tuell of Tuell + Reynolds was hired to create a bronze surround, hearth trim, and tools to give the fireplace a modern touch. DeSousa constant support of local artisans worked with Nickki and Will Callnan of NBC Pottery to create custom vases and “estate garden plates” that will be used for food pairings. The addition of a playful statue “Piethian Apollo” by New York artist Stephen Antonson form his pie-faced bust series, aligns with Jordan’s reputation for its fun culture and is a favorite artisan of DeSousa.” CH www.geoffreydesousa.com www.jordanwinery.com
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Napa Valley Wine Auction Katy Perry and Ayesha Curry Will Headline Napa Valley’s Biggest Wine Fest For collectors of wine, the best place to be in early June is always under the massive white tent on the lawn at Meadowood Napa Valley that’s home to Auction Napa Valley’s live bidding. In fact, the entire weekend, from Thursday night to Sunday, is always a playground for those with cellar space to spare and the means to fill it (and for those who enjoy watching that spectacle). Frontrunner among the country’s charity wine events, the Napa auction is offering up its 39th iteration this year, from May 30 to June 2, 2019. Details, including ticket package options, can be found at auctionnapaval-ley.org.
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Dreaming of bling for Spring: The Contemporary Crafts Market is a dream come true. Enter an oasis of fine craft in the heart of Pasadena. Explore hand-crafted jewelry, ceramics, blown glass, furnishings and textiles you won’t find anywhere else. Meet acclaimed artisans at this three-day public, juried event. Discover the skill and timeless traditions infused into everything you see. Each work of functional, decorative and wearable art is one-of-a-kind, made by hand and could be yours! The event is being held June 7-9, 2019 in Old Pasadena at the Convention Center, Exhibit Hall. For more information please visit www.craftsource.net.
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Wine, food, music, sea and sun. These elements create the quintessential wine tasting experience at the California Wine Festival. A true world-class resort city, Santa Barbara attracts sophisticated visitors from around the world many of whom spend a few days by the beach tasting great California wines. A hip crowd of thousands of wine lovers flock to our three-day Festival, making this one of the most desirable consumer wine events of the year. California’s best wineries pour hundreds of vintage red and white wines, complemented by dozens of the region’s top chefs and specialty food purveyors serving gourmet appetizers along with live music and an ocean view. The event begins on Friday, July 19, 2019 from 6:30-9pm at Chase Palm Park Carousel House. This romantic evening of rare wine tasting begins with a champagne reception under the stars at Santa Barbara’s charming old-world Carousel House. For more information please visit www.californiawinefestival.com.
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Events & Affairs Sawdust Art & Craft Festival 200 Artists. Three stages of live music and entertainment. Art classes and daily demonstrations. Glassblowing. Handson pottery wheel. Craft beer and wine. Outdoor eateries and cafes. Located outdoors in in a cool threeacre eucalyptus grove in the heart of Laguna Beach, Sawdust Art Festival features a picturesque and eclectic hand-built village featuring the fine art and craft of over 200 local artists and makers. For nine weeks during the summer, Sawdust Art Festival draws more than 200,000 visitors. Guests are invited to shop along sawdust-covered paths in a hand-built village of fine art and eclectic craftsmanship. All summer artists are Laguna Beach residents. Open daily: Friday, June 28 through Sunday, September 1, 2019, 10am to 10pm. For more information please visit www.sawdustfestival.org.
Beachside Wine Festival This is California Wine Festival’s signature wine event. Thousands of wine lovers pour into Santa Barbara’s sun-splashed beachside location for a day of sun, sea, wine, food, and music. Wine oenophiles will find hundreds of fine wines, regional craft brews and a dizzying variety of foods to sample. Taste artisanal cheeses, breads, olive oil, chocolates and more. A live band keeps the beat for this all-day feast for the senses where wine and food are king and queen. Voted Top Food & Wine Festivals by Trip Advisor. The event begins on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 1-4pm at Chase Palm Park Oceanside. For more information please visit www.californiawinefestival.com.
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San Francisco Decorator Showcase The story of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase began in 1977, when Nan Rosenblatt, a former San Francisco University High School parent and an accomplished interior designer, and Philip Fernandez, the first president of the school’s Parents Association, conceived the first Showcase to raise funds for University’s financial aid program. Showcase has taken place at some of the most prestigious addresses in some of the most breathtaking neighborhoods of San Francisco. The San Francisco Decorator Showcase is delighted to announce the selection of the 2019 designers who will transform the mansion at 3800 Washington Street in Presidio Heights, located between Maple and Cherry Streets near the Presidio. A collection of 36 of the West Coast’s top interior and landscape designers will remake 33 spaces in 18,000 plus square-foot mansion known as “Le Petit Trianon.” The San Francisco Decorator Showcase is a benefit for the San Francisco University High School Financial Aid Program, and will take place through May 27, 2019. For more information please visit www.decoratorshowcase.org.
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CATHERINE KWONG DESIGN This Pacific Heights Kitchen by Catherine Kwong Design and architect John Maniscalco delivers a stunning modern and minimalist look. Sleek in its design, one almost overlooks the two dishwashers, two refrigerators, and pantry space all concealed within the kitchen’s custom cabinetry. An inset espresso machine by Gaggenau – the client’s mostused appliance – keeps the marble-topped island and countertops clear of clutter. A glass bubble chandelier by Lindsey Adelman hangs above the custom dining table and oxidized maple and leather chairs from BDDW. The materials are key in achieving this modern design. The white oak, expansive slab of calacatta d’oro marble, marmorino plaster, and blackened steel are clean, beautiful, and functional. www.catherinekwong.com www.m-architecture.com
TODAY’S KITCHENS are made for entertaining.They remain functional, of course, but now more than ever architects and designers are taking the opportunity to be creative and show more individual and unique tastes. Classic looks get contemporary twists. Materials are used in unexpected and elegant ways. Rich and intense colors add drama and luxurious finishes update an old school concept that the kitchen is just for cooking. The open-plan home we see so much of these days is the perfect showcase for what always has been the “heart of the home”. The ever expanding space dedicated to the kitchen welcomes family and friends to pull up a chair, creating an environment relaxed and comfortable enough for everyday living, but also a sense of effortless luxury ideal for celebrating with guests. Big, bright windows and doors invite the daylight in and expand the space even further into our outdoor spaces when weather permits, which is more often than not here in California. With a beautiful combination of form and function, kitchens are making a statement and we are eagerly listening. CH
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ARCLINEA This beautiful and seemingly simple Arclinea kitchen from WPA SF is a combination of both classic and bold elements, where every detail has been meticulously crafted. The space is clearly defined with the use of backsplash tile by Porcelanosa and features custom wooden cabinetry, Arclineaâ€™s Principia door style in Fossil Oak finish. The Integrated Principia Handles and toe kicks in PVD black stainless steel compliment the blown glass pendant lights by HennepinMade hanging above the matte lacquer Anthracite island. Countertops are Caesarstone and contribute to the warm down to earth feel of the space. Appliances include Wolf range and hood, Miel dishwasher and Miel French door refrigerator/freezer and Hansgrohe faucet. www.wpasf.com
ATELLIER K When the old becomes new again. Using elements mirroring the 1930s colonial revival architecture, Atelier k designers Kristin Gunnette and Kenneth Boyer create an open and inviting kitchen design with clean lines and light colors. The classic white is given a modern touch with hints of gray throughout, including a custom hood by Vent-A-Hood and Sub Zero appliances. Custom cabinets feature custom plated hardware by Carter Hardware. And the beautiful veined Calacatta Colorado marble countertops and backsplash from Stone Mart softly stray into the mix. Using a variety of refurbished antiques including the Swedish table from Cupboards & Roses and chairs from Dawn Hill the kitchen is given instant character and individuality. An updated lighting design by ARSĂˆNE DESIGN plays nicely to the natural light flowing in from big bright windows. www.atelierkla.com
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BRITTANY HAINES True to their mission, this kitchen interior designed by ABD STUDIOâ€™s owner and principal designer Brittany Haines, is elegantly understated and inviting. A balance has been struck between the architectural style as laid out by Rob Stiles Architecture and the seemingly effortless ease of the space and its subtle luxury. Featuring cabinets fabricated by Dana Rath Fine Woodworking and Custom Cabinets and hardware by Waterworks. The space is anchored by an expansive island made of gorgeous honed arabescato with Mater stools at the ready. The Paul Ferrante pendant lights dark color offers a rich contrast to the bright space. Other standout elements include backsplash tile by Ann Sacks, honed basalt countertops, and faucets by California Faucets. www.abd-studio.com
PHX This large contemporary stainless steel kitchen has windows that showcase a fabulous view. As walls come down and spaces open up, architects like Erik Peterson and Stuart Jon Traynor and interior designer Mary Freel get creative. With the kitchen part of a larger great room, this space was given more of a loft like feel â€“ open and free-flowing. Appliances by Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove blend seamlessly into the custom cabinetry by Goodall Custom Cabinetry & Millwork. The sleek modern design in the kitchen is a natural continuation of the homes elegant style. Lighting and barstools by Restoration Hardware. www.phxarch.com
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WADE WEISSMANN ARCHITECTURE The classic white kitchen never goes out of style. The bright white space showcased here and designed by Wade Weissmann Architecture has natural light flowing in big, bold windows and bouncing around the room. With cabinets individually crafted by Larson Cabinet Shop the look is polished and pristine. An island of contrasting color becomes a standout feature, surrounded by lush barstools that invite guests to linger under lights designed by Visual Comfort. The range is by Wolf Appliances. www.wadeweissmannarchitecture.com
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MONARK HOME Bold design. Standout performance. Prominent features like chrome accents, cast metal knobs, and professional-style handles make the Professional Collection ideal for those who want to make a statement. Enabled with the Thermador Connected Experience by Home Connectâ„˘, select Professional appliances allow for remote start, access to exclusive culinary content with wine pairings, and remote diagnostics. Visit Monark at South Coast Plaza to preview. Locate a showroom at www.monarkhome.com.
MARC APPLETON Opting for reclaimed materials in this kitchen designed by Enos Reese & Co. with Appleton & Associates was one way to introduce a unique touch to a space that can sometimes feel impersonal. The use of salvaged hand-hewn 19th century beams is consistent with Appletonâ€™s tradition of subtly reinterpreting materials to evoke a presence from the past. The stainless steel counters and appliances and open shelving bring a touch of modern brightness to the rich colored wood cabinets, floors and beams and the Santa Barbara Sandstone walls. www.appleton-architects.com
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PETER GURSKI DESIGN The focal point of this kitchen by Peter Gurski Design is without a doubt the incredible almost 15â€™ island in the middle of the room. Inspired by the talented Fitucci Cabinetry, the island was custom built to provide ample space for the homeowners to shoot Instagram cooking videos. Gurski also custom built the vintage inspired etagere to store dry goods. A touch of textural contrast was added by installing fois bois wallpaper above the range. Appliances by Wolf and Sub Zero provide a flash of metallic shine against the bold blue lower cabinets adding unexpected drama to the space. www.petergurski.com
ECHE This relaxed and casual kitchen by ECHE interior design was thoughtfully restored with the original midcentury simplicity and understated beauty of the property top of mind. With his signature attention to detail the room features a range of materials creating texture and interest throughout. The delicately handmade recycled glass tiles by Fireclay serve as the backsplash and play nicely against the Caesarstone countertops. The metallic appliances pop against the cool pale tones and include the gas range by Wolf and the ModernAire Ventilation System. Architecturally interesting pendant lights by Y Lighting hang above the Cerused gray oak island with a Ceasarstone Concrete countertop, adding depth to the room as well as space for family and friends to gather. And the natural light flowing into the space highlights a sense of warmth and relaxation expertly crafted for this weekend retreat. www.echemartinez.com
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“For outdoor dining I wanted a feeling of peace and tranquility without losing a sense of true refinement.” - HOMER OATMAN
OATMAN ARCHITECTURE Patio dining at its finest. Using the luxurious outdoors as its backdrop, this residence designed by architect Homer C. Oatman, feels both peaceful and relaxing without losing a sense of true refinement. In collaboration with Maureen Dawn the table is set. Featuring furniture from Restoration Hardware, place settings by Pottery Barn, and a personal touch – antique Korean writing desks holding giant clams from the Dawn family. The stunning dark wood beams are reclaimed Douglas Fir sourced from Vintage Timberworks and obtained from an abandoned 150 year old factory in New England. The intricately carved stonework designed by Oatman was fabricated by Chiarini Stone and Marble. ADG custom designed and fabricated the light fixtures. www.oatmanarchitects.com
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BLUE LAGOON ECHE MARTINEZ CREATES A WEEKEND RETREAT IN BELVEDERE TEXT BY KENDRA BOUTELL | PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHRISTOPHER STARK
In the sunroom, Eames classic molded plastic side chairs encircle a Saarinen dining table. The peacock blue of the chairs provides a bold contrast to Benjamin Moore’s Dune White wall paint.
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esigner Eche Martinez infuses his work with cosmopolitan flair. For a weekend retreat on the Belvedere Lagoon, he distilled the essence of summer holidays. Selecting a color palette of sand, driftwood and aquatic blues, the principal of ECHE reflected the expansive water views of the home. Modern minimalist furniture complement the mid-century architecture. Before the designer could work his magic on the interiors, the structure required an extensive three-year renovation. Working with Holscher Architecture and landscape architect Jennifer Bloch, the down-to-the-studs remodel includes a new three-tiered ipé deck with built-in stainless steel hot tub. From the private waterfront the homeowners, a young San Francisco family with high-paced and demanding careers, have canoe access to the tranquil lagoon. Martinez set the tone for his design at the front door where he painted the sash cobalt blue. Entering the vaulted living room A. Rudin’s sectional upholstered in an indoor-outdoor fabric from Perennials provides ample and practical seating. For the coffee table, a vintage ship propeller with glass top adds to the nautical ambiance along with seaworthy materials of rope and burlap. Ink on mylar drawings by Katina Huston of abstracted bicycle wheels reference the recreational wonders of the Tiburon Peninsula.
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Sunny Cle tiles and curving wallpaper (Seascape, Winter by Walnut) brighten the bathroom; wood and brass warm up a white display shelf; a beaded chandelier and colorful artwork by Melanie Severin (via Minted) lends pattern play in the formal dining room.
ABOVE Nicolò Sertorio’s enigmatic photo from his series “Once We Were Here” pairs with a side chair designed by Jeffrey Alan Marks. LEFT The master suite is a tranquil retreat with a cream-colored woven wool carpet and streamlined upholstered bed. A pair of Thomas Bina designed nightstands with concrete tops flank the bed.
The pearl colored wall paint and Italian hand sawn larch floors of the living room continue into the open plan dining and kitchen areas. Bottega side chairs in off white leather surround a grey walnut Parsons dining table. A blue-skied contemporary landscape by Mark Bowles surmounts a 1970s-inspired greige oak sideboard. For visual continuity, Martinez installed Bottega stools around the kitchen island. A pair of futuristic pendant lights by Danish designer Poul Henningsen illuminate the space. Beyond the floor to ceiling glass doors, the exterior living areas integrate fluidly. For the conversation grouping, Martinez selected transitional stainless steel and teak furniture from Link. To reference the interiors, he upholstered them in the same outdoor, indoor fabric that he used in the living room. When the tween and teen children are not outdoors on the deck, they can escape to their sunroom. Art plays an essential role in this space with a cerulean blue diptych by Tom Bolles. Martinez mixed a modular sofa upholstered in navy linen with Palecek’s whimsical Paxton Saucer chair and stool, fabricated from hand-woven natural seagrass and rope. A photograph by Lisa Levine depicts figures rhythmically swimming through cyan waters on a brilliant summer day. CH
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Martinez used a sheer white sunscreen casement fabric to frame the spectacular views of water and land in the dining and living rooms. OPPOSITE Along with the new deck, the house required a new foundation, heating, and solar systems to restore it to its original midcentury simplicity and understated beauty.
Striped Perennials upholstery and a global HRI rug puts sophisticated pattern into an otherwise neutral room.
A nook in the living room has chairs from Los Angeles based Lawson-Fenning, upholstered in performance fabric from Loro Piana Interiors. Pillows are custom made from C&C Milano. The round side table is from Noir Furniture, atop which is a lamp from Circa Lighting by Kelly Wearstler through Visual Comfort. The entrance features a Dutch door painted in Stone Blue from Farrow & Ball. Hanging hooks are from West Elm.
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THE PERFECT BEACH HOUSE DESIGNER KATE TAYLOR TRANSFORMED THIS BEACH BUNGLOW INTO A LIGHT AND BRIGHT VACATION HOME TEXT BY KAVITA DASWANI | PHOTOGRAPHY BY CYNTHIA LYNN KIM
the Laguna Beach house was perfect; it was going to serve as a delightful second home for a busy financial CEO in Chicago who for years had been seeking a serene West Coast getaway in this area. The 1,300 square foot cottage was right on the beach. “It really was a little gem,” said designer Kate Taylor, founder of Kate Taylor Interiors. “But it was also dark and crowded and not cohesive.” The house, originally built in 1940 with additions put on in the 1990s, was ripe for a renovation. “We stripped it down to the studs,” said Taylor, who worked with architect James Ward Henry II and builder Oligino Construction. “We reconfigured the kitchen and bathrooms. It’s completely different to what it once was….yet it still has a quaint, beach bungalow appeal that the client and I wanted to maintain.” R O M M O ST P E R S P E C T I V E ,
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After a transformation that lasted 15 months, the two bedroom-two bathroom home is now “light and bright and modern,” said Taylor. “We didn’t want it to feel overly nautical; some beach houses do go in that direction,” she said. “We wanted it to feel sophisticated and kept it neutral with pops of color.” Taylor had a shorthand with the client, with whom she’d worked on two other homes, including his main residence in Chicago, which is in a vintage residential building. He wanted his West Coast abode - he visits about once a month - to feel different from his Chicago residence, which Taylor describes as “elegant, polished and luxurious. “He comes on vacation to Laguna Beach and wanted something that was low maintenance and easy,” said Taylor. “Comfort and livability were the most important things. I wanted it to feel totally different from his main home, but still have personality and be clean and modern and have a California vibe.” The entire second floor is the owner’s master suite, done in soothing
The wall by the stairway to the second floor master suite is decorated with surfboard art from DecoSurf, in between sconces by Design Within Reach. Small white table is by Serena & Lily.
The round brass-framed mirror in the entryway is from West Elm, above a Danish mid-century console found through 1stdibs.com. Sofa is from Room & Board, with custom pillows from C&C Milano, Restoration Hardware ottoman and Tufenkian rug.
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ABOVE The dining nook features a custom banquette while the table is from Room & Board. Chairs from Design Within Reach, custom pillows from C&C Milano. The art is an oil on canvas painting by Glenn Ness, acquired through Sue Greenwood Fine Art in Laguna Beach. BELOW Tiles from Artistic Tile and Ann Sacks, Carrara marble countertops, Wolf appliances and hardware from Emtek. The stools are by Arteriors.
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The guest bedroom features a bunk bed from Room & Board and bedding and rug from Annie Selkie. Wallcovering on the ceiling is Surfboards by Studio Four NYC. The mid-century dresser is from 1stdibs.com. Art by Jason Kowalski through Sue Greenwood Fine Art.
shades of grey and white. The bed is from Crate & Barrel and nightstands from Room & Board. A Tufenkian rug anchors the space, and there are interesting additions like the fine art photograph of milky white waves crashing against rocks, taken by Los Angeles photographer Jason Lawrence Olive. Downstairs, the living room features a pale couch from Room & Board, custom pillows from C&C Milano and a cosy living room nook has chairs upholstered in Loro Piana Interiors fabrics. The second bedroom, also on the lower floor, has bunk beds from Room & Board, specifically for the client’s nieces and nephew when they visit. Other fun and locally-relevant touches include a long board art piece affixed to one wall, and a painting of a blue Volkswagen done by Jason Kowalski, who once studied art in Laguna Beach. Pieces in the house were acquired through local galleries, mainstream retailers or sites like 1stdibs.com. Taylor said the transformation was not without its challenges; structural curveballs included finding ways to open up the kitchen. Her client also wanted an outdoor shower. “It was a huge hurdle,” she said. “There was a lot of back and forth. But he got the shower.” CH
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The 1,300 square foot Laguna Beach home, first built in the 1940s, had to be ripped down to its studs and rebuilt. OPPOSITE A bed from Crate & Barrel is flanked by nightstands from Room & Board with lamps by Circa Lighting through Visual Comfort. The end-of-bed bench is by Jayson Home.quiandae vent quae eum
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Antique 12-foot-high Mexican hacienda gates open to an entry courtyard paved in Sweetwater Mesa flagstone. Hand glazed clay tiles grace the staircase risers with vibrant color to break up the neutral palette of darks and lights.
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A REFRESHED OCEAN-VIEW ESTATE IS AS PAMPERING AS A WELL-LOVED BOUTIQUE HOTEL TEXT BY CANDACE ORD MANROE PHOTOGRAPHY BY MK SADLER
Every corner of the house is compatible with Scandinavian wood-centered minimalism; Staprans describes the house as a “friendly space for cooks, dogs and books.”
A change in the ceiling from the living room’s all-wood vaulting to exposed beams on plaster occurs in the dining room, signaling the distinction between the two spaces, which share an axis and an open doorway. “The house has a lot of antique pieces I found over the years,” says homeowner Cathy Bindley.
“People say it’s a great party house because there are literally four or five separate areas [not only the main living room, shown here] where guests can hang out, depending on their mood and the vibe of the party,” says Bindley.
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pampering as a well-loved boutique hotel. A bocce ball court and putting green are its newest playtime perks. For architect Doug Burdge and clients Bill and Cathy Bindley, it’s a special case of friends with benefits. “Because we’re friends and my wife and I visit them socially, designing their home was a labor of love. There are two schools of thought on whether it’s a good idea to work with friends or family, but at the end of the day, I think it’s the better scenario. It was worth going the extra mile to get to enjoy this home.”
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Bill, a director with Gulfstream Pictures at Warner Brothers Studios, and Cathy, a local realtor with Sotheby’s, bought the hillside acreage across the street from the ocean about 20 years ago. They called Burdge when they were ready to tear down the original house and rebuild with a plan that better facilitates their lifestyle needs for ease and entertaining, their two non-negotiables. “The design begins with an arrival courtyard that’s like entering your favorite boutique resort hotel,” says Burdge. “Classic gates from an old hacienda open to an organic garden of olive trees, a fountain and a sitting
ABOVE A brown scalloped awning enhances the presence of a custom exterior door.
Arches, a trait of the California style, grace most apertures including the master bath’s tub entry.
area.” They also lead to an over-the-garage 750 SF guest house, which is pivotal in how smoothly the property functions. “Because the guest house has a full-size kitchen, nine out of 10 times it’s where the kids hang out while they’re going in and out of the pool. It means you can spend all day poolside without having to trek to the opposite side of the house just to get something to drink or go to the bathroom,” Burdge explains. “It serves the dual purpose of guest house and cabana.” Like the guest house, the architecture of the 5,800-square-foot main house is what Burdge calls a “classic Santa Barbara, California, style.” It includes a red tile roof, white stucco façade, wrought-iron railings, archways and other Spanish Mediterranean features, all predicated on the California Style famously honed by the late regional architect Wallace Neff. A handsomely carved custom front door, arched and rustic in the Spanish style, opens into a sweeping two-story foyer dramatized by a serpentine floating wrought-iron staircase, a wrought-iron balcony and incomparable ocean views beckoning from the opposite end of
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the house. “It was imperative that we immediately capture the entire coastal view in the foyer,” notes Burdge. Light bounces off the foyer’s dark-stained Saltillo tile floor, which flows into equally dark hardwood flooring in the living areas. The rich chocolate floor finishes visually connect with distressed Douglas fir beams exposed at the ceiling. The dark features contrast with the all-white walls and mainly all-white ceilings. In the living room, the vaulted ceiling is covered entirely with wood. This lends it a defining coziness and distinguishes it from the dining room that’s just beyond through the open, gently arched wide doorway. The placement of the grand piano also serves as transition between the living and dining areas, further helping to break up the big open plan. During the recent refresh, Burdge’s wife, Laura, who owns a local home furnishings design shop, helped Cathy replace the lighting and certain furnishings. All interior designs were a joint effort by Schuyler Samperton, laura Burdge, Lisa Houge and Jeannette tang. The redo wasn’t complete without some outdoor flourishes. All that remained on the original property after the demolition of the
The master bedroom exudes quiet grandeur with its vaulted beamed ceiling, turned tester bed, white linens and subtle rug. Codie, posing on the settee, is one of the familyâ€™s three dogs.
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original home, was the tennis court. Then when the Bindleys built the new home, they added the pool. And now, a bocce court, vineyard and putting green fill out the three acres. Landscape architect Jerry Hritz wove grape vines and other quintessential California plants into the mix so the property appears established and authentic. “I always experience a sense of pride when I’m there,
whether it’s for a nice glass of wine or a big birthday party,” says Burdge. “It’s exhilarating to see first-hand how the architecture solves the problems—to see people of different age groups enjoying themselves and using the spaces as they were intended to be used. For an architect, getting to return after the project is done and witness its success is the ultimate form of satisfaction.” CH
Architect Doug Burdge.
RIGHT The orientation of the Malibu house is the Pacific Ocean.
LEFT The pool is one of the few areas unchanged during the recent redo.
The guest houseâ€™s great room is informal with its all-white painted wood ceiling. Outfitted with a kitchen, itâ€™s ideal not only for overnight guests, but for family use on days spent in and out of the pool just outside.
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DESIGNED FOR ENTERTAINING INDOORS AND OUTDOORS ON CHILLY SAN FRANCISCO NIGHTS TEXT BY KATE RIVERDALE | PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN MERKL
The small formal living room features a sofa from Lee Industries covered in Cowton & Tout velvet. The chairs and trio of cocktail tables are Eric Kuster through HEWN.
H E N H O M E OW N E R S – a sales professional and tech executive–hired interior designer Kari McIntosh of Kari McIntosh Design in 2017 to bring their home to life, they had just purchased the newly renovated modern Edwardian dwelling in the bustling Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. “I had a blank canvas to work with,” says McIntosh, “a dream project for a designer.” Creating a home to suit the couples busy lifestyle, including their beloved French Bulldog Lola, was the main objective, where hostings dinner parties--both inside and out--was of prime importance. The homeowners wanted a space for dinner parties with friends and family, so, taking cues from what she had just seen at Maison Objet in Paris, McIntosh started in the dining room first. “I knew something elegant was needed to anchor the room,” said McIntosh, “the custom walnut table is from Europe and juxtaposed with modern sculptural chairs, it was the perfect starting point.” A light from Circa Lighting’s new Tech Line was perfect for the low ceilings. To be sure, the bespoke blue and violet wallcovering--hand-painted ombré painted by Caroline Lizarraga Decorative--are the highlight of the room. The metal sculpture by Matt Devine accents the room, without competing with the stunning surroundings.
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The guest bedroom features a bunk bed from Room & Board and bedding and rug from Annie Selkie. Wallcovering on the ceiling is Surfboards by Studio Four NYC. The mid-century dresser is from 1stdibs.com. Art by Jason Kowalski through Sue Greenwood Fine Art. LEFT/ABOVE
A custom walnut table from Europe anchors the dining room. A light from Circa Lightings new Tech Line was perfect for the low ceilings.
ABOVE The dining nook features a custom banquette while the table is from Room & Board. Chairs from Design Within Reach, custom pillows from C&C Milano. The art is an oil on canvas painting by Glenn Ness, acquired through Sue Greenwood Fine Art in Laguna Beach.
Adjacent to the dining area is the small formal living room. The sofa is Lee Industries covered in Cowtan & Tout velvet, the chairs and trio of cocktail tables are Eric Kuster (with Garrett Leather Curly Hide) through Hewn. “I was concerned about a formal living room,” admits McIntosh who added a flooring by The Rug Company and art by Katy Kuhn (through Simon Breitbard Fine Art). “But I think it turned out perfectly for my clients.” The master bedroom says McIntosh was inspired by homeowners love of travel. McIntosh was excited to use statement headboards. “I sought out a headboard with layers of textures for my clients.” Jewel tones were reinforced by the choice of bedside lamps and a custom chandelier by local Robert Long Lighting for a play on mixed metals. White mirrored bedside tables are Mr.Brown/Julian Chichester. For outdoor entertainment, this Bernal Heights home has a roof deck with panoramic views of the bay. “Anyone who knows San Francisco understands just how chilly it can be,” says McIntosh, who found a fire pit from a Belgian vendor at Maison Objet. “All the best fire and heat lamp options are coming from Europe,” adds McIntosh,” since they are used to designing for colder climates.” CH
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The roof deck with views of the bay is perfect for outdoor entertaining.
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The walls of the decorative powder room are covered with ombrĂŠ wallpaper. The master bedroom was inspired by the homeowners travels.
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Travel FAR LEFT The Eiffel Tower has been beckoning visitors since its founding in 1887.
The Hotel Lutetia’s Quinoa Bio is an organic salad with cucumber, fennel and kalamansi dressing.
During the warm months, S.S. Joie de Vivre visits Giverny.
SEDUCTIVE PARIS The City of Light And Environs Are Always Evolving And Envolving BY KATHY BRYANT
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PARIS IS A SEDUCTIVE CITY of hidden alcoves and tiny cobblestone streets off major boulevards. There are glimpses of 19th century apartments behind massive Art Nouveau doors and small gardens for where you can be a flaneur. Yet at the same time it is assertive with the massive Eiffel Tower and Sacre Coeur beckoning from afar. Perhaps it’s this yin and yang that draws thousands of visitors every year. And what’s old here is always new again. Such is the Hotel Lutetia which recently reopened on the Left Bank after a four-year closure, the only five-star palace hotel there. From the minute our taxi dropped us off at this stately, white edifice, we were entranced. The hotel has been called the Ocean Liner of the Left Bank since it has loomed above its neighbors, opening in 1910. This Art Nouveau icon has seen visitors such as James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway and residents including Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. The vision behind the redevelopment was to make the hotel lighter and brighter and more contemporary while at the same time enhancing the historic parts like the frescoes, old gilding and mouldings. They relied on archival pictures to restore some of the historic painted-over frescoes like those in the Belle Epoque Bar Josephine (my favorite space) while still sponsoring contemporary artists like Fabrice Hyber with his “Hyber Heroes” in Salon Saint Germain. We almost gasped when we entered our room since it looked over a small park and
In-suite butlers are available to all guests staying in suites onboard the S.S. Joie de Vivre. This personal touch adds to the experience.
ABOVE The French Bistrot in the Joie de Vivre has traditional French dishes like pates, French onion soup, black mussels Normandy style and creme brĂťlĂŠe.
The Bar Josephine features floor-to-ceiling Art Nouveau frescoes and is an icon of Belle Epoque France. After dark you can enjoy signature drinks while you listen to live jazz.
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Travel Many of the rooms at the Hotel Lutetia have expansive views, like this deluxe room.
BELOW Hotel Lutetia is the only five-star palace hotel on the Left Bank. Since 1910, it has been the place to stay for artists, writers and celebrities.
The 17thcentury masterpiece Chateau de Vaux-leVicomte was a tour highlight for many of the passengers on the Joie de Vivre. This chateau inspired Louis XIV to create Versailles, which is also on the itinerary. Photo by Kathy Bryant.
Faubourg. The Left and the Right Bank offer such different Parisian experiences. Another old/new way to experience Paris is on a Uniworld River Cruise. At first this might seem highly unusual, but it is really a brilliant way to go. The Seine has transported visitors for centuries, and the new luxurious ship, S.S. Joie de Vivre, offers the best of all worlds. Docked at the Quai de Grenelle, the ship is a posh hotel with easy access to Paris sights with the Eiffel Tower about a mile walk away. Some of the offered tours from the ship are “Do As the Locals Do” which was fun even though I’d been to Paris many times. The guide gave us new insights and steered us down small passages I had never visited before. For
the Bon Marche. We had a balcony for enjoying the view while feeling as if we were at least part Parisian. The room, of course, had all that would be expected of a palace experience: comfortable beds and pillows, separate closets and outlets for electronics. Breakfast is served in a separate dining room and has an accent on healthy eating. For dinner we ate at the Salon Saint Germain and tried their Menu Saint-Germain. After dinner, we headed to Bar Josephine for French wine and jazz piano music. Get there early to reserve a spot, because this bar fills up fast. Brasserie Lutetia, restored to its original 1910 layout, recently opened with chef Gerald Passedat at the helm. For us, a visit to Paris isn’t perfect without a visit to Le Bristol on the Right Bank for a martini in their cozy bar and a gourmet meal in 114
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adventurous souls, the ship also had bikes available. The Joie de Vivre was docked in Paris for around four days and specialized tours were offered to the Belle Epoque masterpiece Palais Garnier opera house and Notre Dame. Some of the other tours featured authentic Parisian cuisine, insider museum views, and the Moulin Rouge, among others. There were even side-car excursions. One of the major bonuses of staying on the S.S. Joie de Vivre is that some days the ship sailed and easily took us to historic sights that would have required special planning. We spent an amazing day in Rouen, eating at Julia Child’s favorite restaurant La Couronne, established in 1345, and then hearing a children’s choir in the Cathedral of Rouen which was painted so often by Monet. Another day was spent at Versailles with tours to usually closed royal apartments. The 12th-century Chateau La Roche Guyon, just steps from the ship, was a revelation. Our clever guide Barbara humorously told the chateau’s history, ending with it being Rommel’s headquarters during World War II. During the warm months, the ship sails to the Normandy beaches and Monet’s Giverny. Our favorite visit was to the Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, the seventeenth century chateau that gave Louis XIV the idea for Versailles. Still privately owned, it is a masterpiece whose chateau and formal gardens are considered among the most beautiful in France. After our tour, we were treated to a private champagne reception and met the current owner of the chateau. He credited American donations with helping the restoration. Back aboard the ship, we had a daily breakfast and lunch buffet. Dinners were special with featured meals being local experiences. These included roasted venison, homemade
ABOVE Michelin starred chef Eric Frechon’s living bread at Hotel Le Bristol harkens back to days when bread was both tasty and nutritious.
So many of the rooms at the Hotel Lutetia have wonderful views of Paris landmarks, parks and rooftops. Since the hotel is on the Left Bank, it’s an easy walk to museums, shops and bistros.
duck terrine and roasted duckling. There were always vegetarian and wellness menus. Each meal included premium French wines picked by the ship’s sommelier. And so after our ten-day sojourn to Paris and environs, we felt that, unlike poor Marie Antoinette, we could have our cake and eat it too by combining a hotel stay at Lutetia with a Uniworld cruise to make a perfect Parisian holiday. CH MAY/JUNE 2019 | 113
GATHERINGS MCCLEAN DESIGN: CREATING THE CONTEMPORARY HOUSE A Luxurious Celebrtion to Launch Architect Paul McClean’s New Book Under a pink sky fit for a motion picture, over 130 guests gathered to celebrate the launch of Paul McClean’s book, McClean Design: Creating the Contemporary House. The event took place at one of the firm’s recently completed projects in the exclusive Bird Streets of Los Angeles. Guests marveled at the stunning home that so effortlessly blurs the lines between indoors and outdoors, while enjoying delicious bites courtesy of Temptations Catering and time with the talented Paul McClean. In his new book, McClean Design: Creating the Contemporary House, the Irish-born architect takes us behind the scenes of twenty-four of his ultra-modern homes completed in the past fifteen years. The reader is granted access to McClean’s vision for each project, from design strategies to sketches. McClean’s stunningly luxurious homes grace every page of this 240-page book, allowing readers to be swept into a world of not only sleek contemporary architecture, but also of lavish features such as champagne vaults, wine cellars, cigar rooms and movie theaters.
1 Paul McClean signing his book. 2 Armando Petretti and Kelly Schandel 3 Saskia McClean and Paul McClean 4 George Kurczyn and Paul McClean
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GATHERINGS PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM ARTrageous Auction Reaches It’s Goal ARTrageous—a unique art auction and exhibition at Palm Springs Art Museum was a great success! Selling almost every artwork on view, Museum organizers reached their goal of raising over $500,000 for the benefit of exhibitions, acquisitions, programs and general operations. The museum thanks Dr. Jane and Robert Saltonstall, Donna McMillan and Heather James Fine Art for their efforts in supporting this year’s ARTrageous event. “ARTrageous has become one of our most popular and engaging philanthropic initiatives,” said museum CEO Mark Prior. “For art lovers, it offers a curated opportunity to add to their personal collections while also providing critical support to the museum’s longstanding position as the cultural hub of the Coachella Valley.” All proceeds from the auction directly benefit the museum’s exhibitions, programming, education and performances.
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