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Contents 14 C PEOPLE Who’s who behind the scenes of fall’s C Home—plus, a few of their favorite California places.
17 DOSSIER In-demand firm Maine Design opens a treasure-filled new shop. A presidential collection hits Christie’s New York. The season’s color trend delves into a gray area. Margot Frankel’s artistic nature.
The latest from design darling Kelly Wearstler’s well-appointed world. The newest home goods collaborations prove two is better than one.
40 HOME ON THE RANGE The sprawling retreat of California natives Brandi and James Perse and their family offers a stylish twist to living on the land.
50 GROUP SHOW
In the San Fernando Valley, artists Diane Wiedenmann and Frank Ockenfels 3 craft a new kind of family home—a gallery-like space that is at once rustic and edgy.
58 SECOND WIND When a couple of devoted homeowners bring their beloved Atherton digs back from the brink, the results are nothing short of a revelation.
Atop East Bay Hills, Williams-Sonoma Home’s Lainey Hollis and chef-authorlifestyle guru Ayesha Curry design a domestic slam dunk.
70 OUT OF THE BLUE
On the edge of the Pacific, Beyond Yoga founder Jodi Guber Brufsky and her family create the perfect place to be positively relaxed.
76 BOLD MOVES
In Del Mar, a neglected ’70s bungalow becomes a contemporary family dwelling filled with bright punches anchored by natural woods and endless ocean views.
82 COLLAGE Yves Béhar’s new frontier.
ON OUR COVER BRANDI AND JAMES PERSE photographed by Sam Frost. Brandi wears a Chanel dress from Maxfield and boots by Cavalleria Toscana. James wears a James Perse navy suit, T-shirt and shoes. STYLIST Kristin Hans Fernandez. HAIR Marcus Francis at Starworks Artists. MAKEUP Elaine Offers at Exclusive Artists.
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Lainey Hollis “It was a dream designing the Currys’ home, which was inspired by the natural Northern California landscape,” says Marin County-based Lainey Hollis of imagining the interiors for 2016 NBA MVP Steph Curry and his family in “Home Court,” p.64. Hollis leads Williams-Sonoma Home’s in-house design team as VP of product development. C SPOTS • Heart’s Desire Beach in Tomales Bay State Park • The de Young in S.F. • Lark Theater in Larkspur for a great mix of films in a historic building
Christine Lennon “I have a weird city-person obsession with barns, and those on the Perse property (yes, barns plural) are just about perfect,” says L.A.-based writer and editor Christine Lennon, who details the expansive ranch property of Brandi and James Perse in “Home on the Range,” p.40, and the Malibu residence of Beyond Yoga founder Jodi Guber Brufsky in “Out of the Blue,” p.70 (“The art collection is bananas!”). Lennon also writes for Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Porter and Town & Country, and will debut her first novel, The Drifter, in February. C SPOTS • Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch in St. Helena— everything you expect a casual winecountry restaurant to be and more • The Turtle Conservancy in Ojai is pure magic • The Now massage boutique in L.A.
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Yves Béhar “After 15 years of designing lighting, task chairs and office systems with Herman Miller, I thought it would be fun to apply this experience to designing a boutique-size space in my neighborhood with partners and friends,” says award-winning entrepreneur Yves Béhar of the impetus behind his new co-working space, Canopy. Béhar shares his California inspiration in Collage, p.82. C SPOTS • Rye bar in S.F.—the best mixologist shop in town • Fort Point underneath the Golden Gate Bridge to witness the power of nature and human engineering all in one place • Jessica Silverman Gallery in the Tenderloin
Karyn Millet “The minute I walked through the door, I knew this house would make a super fun and stylish story: [There were] artful surprises around every corner,” says L.A.-based photographer Karyn Millet of capturing Jennifer and Jason Davis’ Del Mar residence in “Bold Moves,” p.76. Millet’s work has appeared in publications such as Condé Nast Traveller UK, House Beautiful and Traditional Home, as well as tomes Natural Style and The Well-Dressed Home. C SPOTS • Art’s Table restaurant in Santa Monica • The Yogurt Shoppe in Pacific Palisades • Westside School of Ballet in Santa Monica
HOLLIS: BETTE HOLLIS. LENNON: DARCY HEMLEY. BEHAR: FUSEPROJECT. MILLET: SABRINA HILL
“The house is an evolving art project and so full of life,” says lensman Sam Frost, who captured the eclectic Tarzana home of artists Diane Wiedenmann and Frank Ockenfels 3 (“Group Show,” p.50), as well as the rustic Hidden Valley residence of Brandi and James Perse (“Home on the Range,” p.40). Frost’s client list includes Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Haute Living and Women’s Wear Daily. C SPOTS • Foodshop pop-up dinner club in Venice • L.A.’s California Science Center, to be in awe of the world and its magic with my 3-year-old daughter • Falling deeper in love with photography at Fraenkel Gallery in S.F.
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When husband-and-wife design team Katie and Jason Maine set out to find a brick-and-mortar for Maine Design, they had one requirement: “We wanted a place where clients could really see and touch everything,” says Jason. “We thought,
‘Let’s just start selling what we’re passionate about!’” Dubbed Home House Co-Op, the showroom opened its doors in Los Angeles this spring and “embodies our aesthetic of mixing old and new,” says Katie. The couple, who met while working for designer Michael S. Smith, established their interiors firm in 2007, but only
A selection of antique furnishings from HOME HOUSE CO-OP, including George Istyle walnut chairs, an Irish giltwood table and a 1930s plaster mirror.
Dossier recently launched a furniture line. The locally made collection is inspired by French masters like Royère and Prouvé, and includes a cast-glass lamp and an eggshell lacquer coffee table. “They’re the missing pieces to our projects,” says Jason. 765 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 323-469-7200; homehousecoop.com; mainedesign.com. • MAILE PINGEL Below, from left: Hammered bronze bench, faceted two-door oak cabinet, and cerused oak armchair covered in sheepskin, prices upon request. A muslin-covered English sofa and antique Irish William IV dining table.
SISTER ACTDossier (turn) Gwynneth and Megan Alldis are bringing expertise in fine arts and photography/videography, respectively, to new roles as creative directors at their family’s beloved 30-year-old Carmel design shop, Tancredi & Morgen. Continuing their parents’ faithfulness to handsourced antiques and artisan objects, the sisters’ refreshed inventory features modern bohemian finds (colorful Peruvian blankets, tasseled Marisa Mason jewelry) alongside timeworn standbys (old French hotel silver, vintage American factory lights). The pair, who are planning pop-ups in Oakland and Los Angeles this fall, have been honing their curatorial instincts since childhood. “Our parents taught us well,” says Gwynneth, “albeit through many 5 a.m. starts at flea markets all over the world.” 7174 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel, 831-625-4477. TA N C R E D I A N D M O R G E N . CO M
WATERWORKS Rockport leather strap pull, $180. Below: Stockton walnut pull, $94.
From left: TANCREDI & MORGEN. Antique Tuscan confit pots, made in Italy, from $285.
FINISHING TOUCH Luxury bath and kitchen company Waterworks celebrates the Golden State’s multiple personalities with its newest line of hardware. Where Wilshire offers urban details, Napa captures countrified elegance. Rockport is curved like our state’s coastline and Ojai is a study in artsy modernism. Says Peter Sallick, CEO and creative director, “These new designs reflect a California lifestyle with sophisticated styles of new, warm materials like wood and leather that can be used as accents as well as a range of scales and types allowing the new designs to work in multiple applications.” 8431 Melrose Pl., L.A., 310-289-5211. WAT E RWO R KS . CO M
WRITTEN BY LESLEY JACOBS SOLMONSON AND LEILANI MARIE LABONG. HOME HOUSE CO-OP INTERIOR: JESSICA SAMPLE. TANCREDI & MORGEN (2): MEGAN AMELIA ALLDIS
Clockwise from left: MARGOT FRANKEL in front of Impasto #2, bark on canvas, 2013. Materials in her studio. Grande Monte Mar ll, detail, bark on canvas, 2014. Triptych #1, prints, 2015. Feminine Mystique, sticks on paper, 2013.
ing a full-time artist. Habits from her first calling manifest themselves in her home studio, where she lives with her husband, Netflix lawyer Joel Goldberg, and their 17-year-old daughter, Julia. A mood board pays homage to heroes like Georgia O’Keeffe and Amedeo Modigliani, and twigs are meticulously categorized by length alongside metal votives holding eucalyptus and southern magnolia seeds. Recently she has taken to photographing her muse up close, yielding painterly images that, in their mesmerizingly detailed patterns, conjure everything from impressionistic seascapes to interstellar footage from NASA. The works caught the attention of the higher-ups at Snapchat, who acquired six, as well as a mixed-media piece on loan for their Venice office. Frankel’s collectors now hail from as far away as Finland, and her work will appear on the big screen in December, in Collateral Beauty, directed by her brother David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada). Given the symbolism of her chosen medium and its environmental applications—notably California’s drought and its dire effect on forestation—what began as a more personal investigation has since taken on more meaning: “I’m trying to bring us back in touch with all of the things that are right in front of our faces,” she says. margotfrankel.com. • MELISSA GOLDSTEIN
Acting on INSTINCT, artist MARGOT FRANKEL establishes a second career that’s firmly rooted in NATURE Margot Frankel credits her Chihuahua, Zip Code, with her artistic awakening four years ago. “I was out walking my dog and I started noticing all of this bark on the ground,” says the Cheviot Hills-based artist. “The range of colors and textures just amazed me.” Frankel felt a curious compulsion to act on the attraction. “One day I was like, OK, I’m going to put bark up on the bathroom wall—there was wallpaper with a nature theme there already, the scale seemed doable, and if needed, it could be removed fairly easily.” That organic installation—nearly three weeks of off-and-on gluing and layering sycamore, pine, eucalyptus, palm and corymbia tree bark—led to others, and then commissions through word of mouth. Trees have always factored into Frankel’s career, albeit in less raw form: She started out in publishing, becoming art director for Departures and Town & Country and later, creative director for C, before becom-
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A view of Napa Valley from the OVID property.
First Crush A decade after S.F. interior designer Nicole Hollis kitted out St. Helena’s Ovid winery—her studio’s inaugural project—with trappings such as black chalkboard walls and Pyrex-inspired lighting, she returned for a revamp. Staying true to the laboratory-inspired style she developed to honor the owner’s “working winery” vision, the designer added glass flaskware by New Factory to glimmer in the dark and moody environs, Réaction Poétique accessories and centerpieces by Jaime Hayon for Cassina, and used earthy textiles from March to complement the winery’s reclaimed-timber architecture by Howard Backen. “The design already had a great patina,” says Hollis. “I just added a little more edge.” N I CO L E H O L L I S.CO M ; OV I DV I N E YAR DS.CO M
From left: Custom Adirondack chairs designed by NICOLE HOLLIS. The wine library. A JAIME HAYON tabletop for CASSINA flanked by Cab armchairs by MARIO BELLINI for Cassina.
From left: One from a pair of eagle standing lamps supplied by TED GRABER INC., from $5,000. Nancy Reagan’s cashmere blanket, from $200. One from a set of 10 hardwood dining chairs, from $2,000. The “RR” pillow made by Ted Graber for President Reagan’s 70th birthday, from $1,000.
The private collection of Nancy and Ronald Reagan is coming to the Christie’s New York auction block with a decorative component that has collectors’ pulses racing. Look for collaborations from celebrated West Coast interior design duo Ted Graber and Billy Haines, including Haines-designed furniture and an “RR” monogrammed needlepoint cushion by Graber. L.A.based interior designer Oliver M. Furth, who began his career at Christie’s and will be part of a LACMA panel on Sept. 13 touching on both Haines’ legacy and the first lady’s overarching style, says: “Billy Haines changed the course of American design…incorporating a certain 20th-century modernity, and a healthy dose of Hollywood glamour, thus creating the foundation for ‘The California Look.’ It’s a rare treat for these pieces to come to auction, and exciting to see the story they tell of President and Mrs. Reagan!” CH R I ST I E S.CO M /R E AG AN
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THAT’S AMORE “I’ve always loved Milanese architecture and many of our new pieces are inspired by their masterpieces,” says L.A.-based designer Natasha Baradaran, whose fall collection, Curva, takes cues from architectural marvels such as Piero Portaluppi’s Villa Necchi Campiglio as well as midcentury Italian furniture. The 13-piece collection will make its S.F. debut at the De Sousa Hughes showroom this fall. 2 Henry Adams St., Ste. 220, S.F., 415-626-6883. NATASHA N ATASHABARADARAN.COM; D ESO USA H UGH ES .CO M
BARADARAN Collana mirror, $10,300.
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WRITTEN BY LESLEY JACOBS SOLMONSON AND LEILANI MARIE LABONG. OVID (4): LAURE JOLIET. REAGAN INTERIOR: JOE SCHMELZER. NATASHA BARADARAN MIRROR: STEPHEN BUSKEN
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SOFT TOUCH This season, San Francisco designer Jessie Black is pushing boundaries in her Sacramento Street boutique. Best known for pairing luxury materials and a neutral, calming palette, the Australia native is introducing modern home essentials crafted with new elements. Offerings span oversize cashmere blankets, woven in Italy from dye-free yarns, to locally made Carrara marble notebooks. 3252 Sacramento St., S.F., 415-757-0202. J E SSI E B LACK .CO M
LITE+CYCLE Bergamot candle, $78.
“I am a big believer in reinvention,” says LITE+CYCLE founder Kristi Head of her company’s new collection of essential-oil candles. Housed in reusable glass vessels with decorative gold lids that double as a match-striking surface, the modern L.A.-based line comprises five plant scents including the Urban Forest candle, inspired by Head’s affinity for exploring Griffith Park, and her personal favorite, Vetiver, thanks to its powerful emotional grounding benefits. LI TEAN DCYC LES H OP.COM
JESSIE BLACK Montpellier Totem, $5,950, and Pom Pom woolen blanket, $560.
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Launched in 2012 in the U.K., Lotus Belle tents opened operations in San Francisco earlier this year to ship directly to California campers. Their luxuriously spacious canvas tents are adored for their futuristic silhouettes, which provide all-season protection. Just ask fashion stylist B. Åkerlund, who is taking the new hybrid deluxe model to Burning Man, or Big Sur’s Treebones Resort, which offered the yurt-like lodgings as a glamping option at Big Surreal Festival this summer. From $400; also available for rent. LOTUSBELLE.COM
Known for their mastery of elaborate porcelain figurines, Lladró has expanded their lyrical Naturofantastic collection to table lamps. The series is influenced by themes familiar to our state—the ocean’s coastline recurs in the shapes of the range; the architecture of the sea is seen in coral-accented candlesticks. The new lighting pieces blend function and decorative art, employing organic forms that curve across the porcelain surfaces and echo the design elements of the overall collection. 234 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-385-0690. 310-385-0690 L LA D R O.CO M
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1. AERIN Classic shagreen serving tray in Dove, $365, aerin.com. 2. DONGHIA Dune fabric, price upon request, donghia.com. 3. RH MODERN Concrete Pier table, from $3,495, rhmodern.com. 4.FENDI CASA Metropolitan Ottoman Dormeuse, from $7,900, luxurylivinggroup.com. 5. MINOTTI Winston chair, $8,217, minottila.com. 6. ROSEMARY HALLGARTEN Kos rug, $105/sq. ft., thomaslavin.com. 7. HERMÈS Col Roule Maxi handbag, $3,925, hermes.com. 8. STUDIO CARTA tight-weave Italian cotton ribbon in Ice, $9/5 yds., shop angelaliguori.com. 9. ARMANI CASA square frame, $245, armanicasa.com. 10. CISCO PRINTS Coco fabric in Grey, $130/yd., ciscohome.net. 11. CONSORT DESIGN cashmere pillow, $200, consort-design.com. 12. FARROW & BALL Purbeck Stone No. 275, from $97/gal., farrow-ball.com. 13. APPOINTED 2017 desk calendar, $26, appntd.com. 14. PROENZA SCHOULER Fall/ Winter 2016.
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SAN FRANCISCO FALL ART & ANTIQUES SHOW Now in its 35th year, the Show presents 60 of the finest international art and antiques dealers, a renowned lecture series, loan exhibition, book signings, talks and tours. It’s a must-see destination show for collectors and enthusiasts of art, antiques and design. Oct. 27-30, Preview Gala Oct. 26. Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason, S.F.; sffas.org.
THE RUG COMPANY Visit The Rug Company’s new Los Angeles showroom in the heart of the design quarter on Melrose Avenue. Situated across from the Pacific Design Center, the showroom is ideally located for the interior design community, a modern space dedicated to exquisite handmade rugs, inspiring design and flawless service. 8727 Melrose Ave., L.A.; therugcompany.com.
ANTIQUE DIAMOND & ENAMEL BUTTERFLY BROOCH, CIRCA 1890S. COURTESY OF LAWRENCE JEFFREY
GRACE HOME Grace Home Furnishings offers full-scale interior design services along with their Grace Home Collection© of custom furniture and fabric at their Los Angeles and Palm Springs locations. Founded in 2000, the showrooms feature classic style that encompasses midcentury modern to updated traditional. The Amanda Cabinet, shown, features ribbed antique mirror doors and a beautiful ivory and dark walnut finish. 11632 Barrington Ct., L.A., gracehomefurnishings.com.
LLADRÓ The pet waiting for us when we arrive home, our faithful stuffed toy during childhood, the lovable characters from fairy tales…Lladró, the Spanish porcelain company, has transformed the animals that are part of our lives into charming pendants in the Animal Heroes collection, now joining its Little Jewels line of small porcelain jewelry. Discover them at the Lladró Boutique in Beverly Hills. 234 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-385-0690; lladro.com.
Jeremiah Brent, Poppy Brent Berkus and Nate Berkus at the Janie and Jack Summer 2016 Collection celebration.
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1. OLLI ELLA macrame bassinet, $449, olliellausa.com. 2. SANDY WHITE FOR CAVERN HOME Best Coast wallpaper in Sunset Blvd., $185/roll, cavernhome.com. 3. + 4. SERENA & LILY Cambria Pom storage, from $58, and Seahorse headboard, from $495, serenaand lily.com. 5. LENNON & MAISY FOR PBTEEN pillows, from $35, pbteen.com. 6. RH BABY & CHILD Bear bookcase, $1,249, rhbabyandchild.com. 7. BEND GOODS X NATHAN VINCENT Longhorn, $2,500, shop.bendgoods.com. 8. CHRISTOFLE Beebee money box, $210, christofle.com.
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Interior designers and spouses Jeremiah Brent and Nate Berkus, with their 1-year-old daughter, Poppy, recently traded their New York digs for a house in L.A. Here, Brent reveals how the design duo is decorating for three: How have you translated your style into Poppy’s new room? We tried to make her nursery soft, but not “junior.” There are some really adult pieces in there that I think she’ll have her whole life—mirrors, credenzas that we turned into changing tables, things that can transition with her as she grows up. Nothing too precious, but still beautiful. Tips for keeping a little girl’s room fun yet congruent with the rest of the house? I get nervous when people have themes. I like to come up with a tone for a room. With Poppy’s room it still feels like part of our house, it’s just much more playful. The palette is very tight and muted. We don’t want it to feel over the top, but it still has to have some sort of whimsy to it. Your best secret for child-friendly decor? Baskets are a man’s best friend. They are everywhere in our house. The room will be chaos during the day, but then come 7 p.m. everything is in a basket and tucked away, and it’s grown-up time. jeremiahbrent.com; nateberkus.com. •
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Checking in on KELLY WEARSTLER’S glamorous world—from Hollywood hospitality projects to coveted COLLABORATIONS Edited by ANDREA STANFORD
Left: Lustre pipe, $180, and Precision pipe, $115, by BEN MEDANSKY FOR KELLY WEARSTLER. Below: Staccato by KELLY WEARSTLER FOR THE RUG COMPANY, $209/sq. ft., therugcompany.com.
WEARSTLER’S FALL C LIST • DESERT TRIP in the Coachella Valley. I am looking forward to this once-in-a-lifetime gathering of legendary musicians—the desert is the perfect setting. Oct. 7-9 and 14-16; deserttrip.com. • A CURRENT AFFAIR pop-up vintage show at the Cooper Design Space in Downtown L.A. It’s a treasure trove of incredible finds. I go to every season’s show. Sept. 24-25; itsacurrentaffair.com. • TEAL—my color choice for the season. It exudes confidence and has a mystique about it. My new fabric and wall-covering collection features teal, and I’m using it for a new hotel property I’m designing in San Francisco. Paired with dark, rich woods and burnished bronze, it looks so sexy and luxurious. kellywearstler.com.
From left: Reclining Lady, $8,500. Graffito fabric in Teal Pearl, $196/ yard. Wetherly Lounge Chair for LEE JOFA in Stroke fabric, $5,610.
Above: Turquoise Sedona side table, $11,000. Below: Fine bedding in Bluff with appliquéd pillows, from $100, bloomingdales.com.
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Left: Interior living space designed by Wearstler at the recently opened HOLLYWOOD PROPER RESIDENCES, livehollywoodproper.com.
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OCTOBER 27-30, 2016
TWO of a KIND
From EARTHY CERAMICS to HIGH-CONTRAST wood surfacing, the season’s ultimate decor ELEMENTS see designers and makers joining FORCES PAPER TRAIL San Francisco-based design purveyor Heath Ceramics is expanding its home goods collection to include wallpaper, thanks to boutique company Hygge & West. Inspired by Heath’s signature glazes and techniques, the capsule collection’s 16 graphic styles are hand screen-printed on clay-coated paper. “We love how their mission is to make high-quality wallpaper in the U.S. and bring it to a wider audience,” explains Catherine Bailey, co-owner and creative director of Heath Ceramics. “They’re a small, womanowned company with whom we share so many values.” H E AT H CE RA M I CS.CO M ; H YG G E AN DW E ST.CO M From far left: Wallpaper by HEATH CERAMICS FOR HYGGE & WEST, Arcade in Cayenne, $190/ roll, Arcade in Gold, $140/roll, and Strike in Navy, $140/roll.
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For designer Barbara Barry’s 11-piece collection for San Francisco-based furniture giant McGuire, which spans sectional sofas to swivel dining chairs, she cast her favorite escape, Ojai, as her muse. “Living with ease and with quality is, for me, the highest form of luxury,” says Barry of the items designed with details like rattan, maple and antique-brass finishes. “And Ojai, with its relaxed lifestyle, seems to pair perfectly with the natural and well-crafted furniture that McGuire has always made.” MCGUIRE F URNIT URE.CO M
“We drew inspiration from our ocean and desert surroundings, going with a palette of earth tones, muted greens, sunbeat browns and warm grays,” explains Mr. Merz founder and owner Shawn Merz of his limited-edition towel collection with L.A.-based design studio Commune. Offered in two styles, Loop and Turkish, the textiles, which feature subtle vertical stripes and diamond patterns, are handwoven in Turkey, and require nearly eight hours of labor each to complete. CO M M U N E D E SI G N .CO M
Clockwise from top left: The Ojai mountains. BARBARA BARRY FOR MCGUIRE Coyote side table, from $1,795, Ladera coffee table, from $3,995, and Ojai bar/counter stool, from $2,595.
MR. MERZ + COMMUNE Loop towel, $189, and Turkish towel, $89.
WRITTEN BY JENNIE NUNN. BARBARA BARRY AND MCGUIRE (4): MCGUIRE FURNITURE. HEATH AND HYGGE (3): COURTESY OF HYGGE & WEST
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SUNSTRUCK Old World style and modern ease blend seamlessly in interior designer Michael S. Smith’s collaboration with lauded outdoor furnishings manufacturer Brown Jordan. Based in Los Angeles, where people know a thing or two about outdoor living, Smith brings his personal experience to the drawing table with the Arbre and Deia collections. “Each represents a distinct design point of view,” says Smith. “Arbre was inspired by the Faux Bois technique of relief carvings, which is a favored craft of mine. The Deia was inspired by summer travels to Mallorca and the unique design discoveries from the island.” Brown Jordan Showroom, 8521 Melrose Ave., W.H., 310-659-0771. B R OW N J O R DA N .CO M
Inside (turn) Clockwise from left: WINDSOR SMITH FOR JAMIE BECKWITH Hot to Trot in Noisette and Rouge, Color Blocked in Gris, and Windsor Stitch in Blanc, each $45/sq. ft. MIRI MARA FOR KENDALL CONRAD Milano vase, $340, and Bologna vase, $320.
TAKING SHAPE Los Angeles design maven Windsor Smith joins forces with Nashvillebased Jamie Beckwith for a new five-pattern Couture collection of quartersawn white-oak surfacing for walls and floors (available in various stain and nailhead trim options) that riffs on chevron patterns, zippers and geometric, puzzle-like silhouettes. “Our collaboration epitomizes ‘California Cool’ with the mix of organic wood, geometric shape and clean, natural finishes,” says Beckwith. JAMI EBEC KWITH COLLEC TION.CO M
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FIRED UP “Made in California” is very much the credo of Kendall Conrad, founder and owner of the eponymous Los Angeles-based luxury accessories brand. Conrad saw an opportunity to marry her style with the pared-down elegance of Carpinteria-based Miri Mara Ceramics. The result is a rustic but sophisticated collection of handleless tea mugs, vases and bowls in white, black and brown hues, as well as varied textures like snakeskin (a nod to Conrad’s handbags). “The textures and finishes are all done by hand one at a time and have a very primitive/modern aesthetic,” says Conrad. Kendall Conrad, 1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310-399-1333. K E N DA L L CO N RAD D E SI G N .CO M
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From left: MICHAEL S. SMITH FOR BROWN JORDAN Harewood collection and Arbre bench, prices upon request.
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Welcome Home In this crazy world we live in, home is the place I look forward to the most— although with a calendar full of photo shoots, editorial meetings, events, trips and kids’ activities, I don’t get to be there as much as I wish I could. If you’re like me, it is even more important to make your environs as comforting and soothing as possible for the rare moments you can actually enjoy them. As the seasons change, I constantly tweak the decor in my house—walking room by room to assess what is working and what isn’t. Sometimes I wonder if I should shake things up and switch things around completely or let them be. It is a good exercise in making sure that every time I am at home, I feel balanced and in harmony with my surroundings. Hopefully, this issue of C Home will provide inspiration for you to do the same. When you see Brandi and James Perse’s ranch in Hidden Valley, it’s sure to inspire your indoor-outdoor living. Or maybe Ayesha and Steph Curry’s cozy family retreat in Walnut Creek will set the tone for your next project? We speak to some of the best and brightest in our state’s design circles to bring you what’s new and fresh (and fun!). Because at the end of the decorating day, isn’t having fun and feeling at home the whole point?
Founder & Editorial Director
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Jodi Guber Brufsky and Seth Brufsky’s family home in Malibu Colony, “Out of the Blue,” p.70.
The SPRAWLING retreat of California natives BRANDI
AND JAMES PERSE and
their family offers a
STYLISH TWIST to living on the land
HOME on the RANGE
At the ranch, keeping up with DYLAN, 4, and HENRY, 7, and their rescue dog, Spirit, is a full-time job for BRANDI AND JAMES PERSE. The designer wears a JAMES PERSE tee and cashmere cardigan while Brandi wears a CHANEL sweater from MAXFIELD, TAILORED SPORTSMAN riding pants and CHANELÂ boots.
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From top: Brandi in a James Perse T-shirt with Rusty, a rescued chestnut horse. In the tack room, custom horse blankets printed with A LITTLE RESCUE.
To anyone familiar with the James Perse aesthetic, it should come as no surprise to learn that the designer and his wife, Brandi, like to keep things casual. Perse’s 20-yearold line of sportswear, a collection of easy, comfortable clothes that have become synonymous with low-key luxe SoCal style around the globe, all began with a handful of perfect T-shirts, after all. The truth is that it’s rare to find the Perses at a function where the dress code requires clothing more formal than what James designs. “We live a real family life in Malibu,” says Brandi, whose primary residence is in the coastal enclave. “We don’t go out to parties much. We’re not really involved in the fashion world. We both grew up here in L.A. and we moved to the beach so we could get away from that hectic lifestyle. We like to spend time with family and friends. And we love to escape to the ranch.” While the Perses may live informally, they do not live without serious style, and that is apparent everywhere you look around the 25-acre property in Hidden Valley, an enclave of sprawling horse ranches in Ventura County.
One of the barns meant for entertaining family and friends is also kitted out with building blocks and ride-on toys. Below: The deck extending from the family cottage provides perfectÂ views.
Feature (tbd) The entry to the brightly lit stable is lined with vintage finds. Opposite: The property boasts several shaded entertaining pockets.
Two years ago, they purchased the property as-is—including most of the furniture—from Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, known not just for their celebrity but also for their flawless taste in home design. It’s a very specific kind of place, dotted with small structures including two antique-filled barns for entertaining, small guest cottages, a screened-in yoga pavilion, and a modest family cottage that looks down the hillside to a just-completed, 140-foot-long pool that doubles as the property’s emergency water supply. It is small on ego and huge on rustic charm.
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The fact that the primary function of the property and its beautifully renovated stables and corrals is to host Brandi’s fledgling nonprofit, A little Rescue (an organization that rehabilitates ailing horses found at auction—sometimes just minutes before “kill buyers” snatch them up and send them to the slaughterhouse for meat) makes it even more appealing. “I’m really a beginner when it comes to riding. I took lessons when I was a kid but then started up again with a trainer after my first son was born,” says Brandi. “But I really just connected with the horses. I was amazed
by how intelligent and sensitive they were. I was renting a horse at first, and then decided that I wanted one of my own, but that it had to be a rescue. My trainer took me to my first auction and when I got there, I just knew—I knew I was meant to care for horses.” Louie, the first horse she rescued, is a gray, thoroughbred gelding and the picture of a healthy, well-kept animal. That wasn’t always the case. “When we first saw him, he was 300 pounds underweight, sick and filthy. He had been so neglected,” Brandi says. For the first several months she owned him, she didn’t even approach him with a
Brandi leads Amarilla in a CÉLINE Fall/Winter 2016 wool dress over a James Perse T-shirt and Tailored Sportsman riding pants. Boots by MARGARET HOWELL.
A serene corner in the kitchen and dining barn. Opposite, from top: Henry in CREWCUTS jeans and James Perse T-shirt and Dylan wearing a navy jacket by DENIM DUNGAREE, GO TO HOLLYWOOD pants and James Perse T-shirt, both sport boots by AIGLE. The brand-new 140foot pool will soon be fully outfitted with James Perse outdoor furniture.
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saddle. “I would go visit him every day to brush him and talk to him. He was treated by a vet. He was eating healthy food, and we just let him heal,” she says. The experience was so rewarding that she didn’t want to stop with one horse, particularly after she realized how many animals were in need. That’s what motivated Brandi to find a property where she could do more—rescue more animals, nurse them back to health, give them proper training and then place them with a family or organization that will treat them with love. The little Rescue success wall boasts seven names of horses that have been placed, and the stable is filled with five more waiting for the right match. In a nearby corral, three donkeys, including a mother and her foal (Brayonce and Ivy) that were rescued from a feedlot in Texas, play together with a large rubber ball. The saga of adopting them is documented on the organization’s Facebook page. “We almost lost Ivy to pneumonia before we got her out of there,” says Brandi. Launching a 501c3 that cares for large animals is no small feat, but Brandi is undaunted by the uphill battle. “I think people may see what I’m doing and get the impression that it’s just a hobby,” she says, “but it’s a lot of work, and I am very committed to it. It’s all me. We don’t have fundraisers yet, but I’m figuring it out one step at a time.” In the meantime, the neighs of happy horses can be heard all throughout this bucolic retreat, a vacation home that’s a unique blend of old California and modern luxury. If the horses are as smart as Brandi believes they are, they must realize they are living the good life. alittlerescue.com. •
In the San Fernando Valley, ARTISTS Diane Wiedenmann and Frank Ockenfels 3 craft a NEW KIND of family home—a gallery-like space that is at once RUSTIC and EDGY
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The exterior features an address plate hand-drawn by FRANK OCKENFELS 3. Opposite: DIANE WIEDENMANN, Ockenfels, and their two teenage sons, BECKETT, 17, and COOPER, 15, in the stairwell of their Tarzana home.
When Diane Wiedenmann and Frank Ockenfels 3 purchased a half-acre lot in Tarzana with unremarkable existing structures, they saw potential, but didn’t have a sense of what should be built. As it turned out, the man with the answer was right next door. Ockenfels, an editorial, advertising and entertainment photographer, and Wiedenmann, an artist and avid gardener, lived in the property’s three-car garage (which they upgraded into an office, art studio and one-car garage), while conceptualizing the replacement of their circa-1950, 900-squarefoot unusable bungalow with a proper house—a project they knew they were in for when they first bought the property. Around the same time, they became friendly with their neighbors, whose son, Dustin Slade, had recently graduated from architecture school in San Diego. “We had talked with Dustin enough about ideas that we knew his aesthetic was similar to ours, and that he was not going to try to overpower us,” Wiedenmann says. The creative pair were seeking design concepts that suited their authentic, unfussy style, and needs as a family with two teenage sons. Another must? A band of clerestory windows in the main living space. The couple’s resulting 2,000-squarefoot, linear-plan home stands in contrast to its older, large-scale neighbors, yet complements its surroundings and site.
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In the dining room, a collage of Ockenfelsâ€™ prints hangs alongside works of fellow photographers like RICHARD AVEDON, JOCK STURGES and AUGUST SANDER. An ironwood table keeps company with Eames molded armchairs. Opposite: Ockenfels inside his home office. Architect DUSTIN SLADE used corrugated metal and rough-hewn wood to create a rustic, yet urban facade.
Pendant lights from DESIGN WITHIN REACH designed by CLAUS BONDERUP and TORSTEN THORUP for GUBI hang above the kitchen island. WEST ELM stools are mixed in with vintageÂ pieces.
Inside the master bathroom, a copper Japanese soaking tub by RAKSHA stands in contrast to a rustic chandelier and succulents. Opposite: The outdoor shower.
Feature (tbd) The corrugated metal and rough-hewn wood-clad structure strikes a balance between the area’s rustic character— horses are a common sight, after all— and being edgy, as befits the artist couple’s creative output. Ockenfels’ moody, evocative portraits and Wiedenmann’s wooden totem sculptures are on display throughout, as well as work by friends, including Robert Longo.
Screaming Man Over Pencil Nude on white plywood by Ockenfels in the master bedroom. Opposite: Pieces from ROBERT LONGO’s Men in the City series.
Slade’s choice of materials illustrates his understanding of Wiedenmann and Ockenfels’ sensibility. Countertop surfaces are an elegant neutral sandstone, perfect for family meals around the open kitchen. He sourced perforated steel that filters out the harsh San Fernando Valley sun—like all of the elements, it’s not at all precious, and the surfaces age beautifully. Select wood planks derive from the former cottage’s foundation—originally part of a nearby church that was disassembled after World War II. “It’s twice reclaimed,” Wiedenmann jokes. The couple chose vintage doors from a salvage yard in Pasadena, leaving worn finishes and other idiosyncrasies intact. Each had to be custom framed, since no two doors are alike. “We’re always outside,” Ockenfels says, so indoor-outdoor flow is maximized. Wiedenmann added to an existing orchard near the front entrance, redesigned the area surrounding the pool and created a minimalist garden at the rear of the property. They describe the latter as “a sanctuary.” There’s a prevailing work-in-progress
vibe, paired with a visible sense of humor. Leftover steel pieces are repurposed as planters as well as a basketball hoop the contractor fashioned for the boys. A metal plate above the front door retains the numbers that Ockenfels spontaneously scrawled when an inspector required that the house address be visible. Says Wiedenmann, “Design on the fly.” •
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In the family room, the Nick sofa, Nate chair and Mason ottoman are from GIANNETTI HOME, the Paraiba rug is from MERIDA and the Piedmont lantern is by THE URBAN ELECTRIC CO. Opposite: A view of the pool and home exterior. The steel-frame windows were painted a shade of pale gray.
SECOND WIND When a couple of DEVOTED homeowners bring their beloved
ATHERTON digs back from the brink, the results are nothing short of (tbd) aFeature REVELATION
They say rock bottom is a beautiful place to start. Annie and Jim Barnett decided to embark on a massive home rebuild in 2013 when the beloved 1950s Cape Cod-style house they bought 16 years earlier finally succumbed to wood rot and termites. “In that state, we knew it could not be ours forever,” says Annie, a photographer. Since the couple was unwilling to relinquish the Atherton property’s idyllic landscape of redwoods, birch trees, dogwoods, and iceberg and Eden roses, they hired the Los Angeles-based husbandand-wife design team of Brooke and Steve Giannetti to help bring about a second coming.
Typical of midcentury houses, the original structure was dark, with plenty of walls, no flow between rooms and no connection to the garden. Though the new build fits plumb within the native footprint, the tremendous volume of the rooms gives the impression of more square footage. “The new house has all the moves of a traditional home, but with the walls gone, the spaces are a completely different, loftlike experience,” says Steve, the architect. Tall ceilings, up to 14 feet high, accommodate an abundance of oversize steel-frame windows: Not only do they imbue the rooms with natural light, they also unite the interior with the FALL HOME 2016 C 59
Left: Antique details from GIANNETTI HOME and BIG DADDY’S ANTIQUES. Below, from left: Round zinc-top table by NOIR; hanging Suzanne Kasler Morris lantern from VISUAL COMFORT & CO. Dining table by SOUTH OF MARKET; chair fabric is LIBECO Milano Oyster; Rococo painted buffet from WATKINS CULVER ANTIQUES.
In the kitchen, the vintage pendants over the island are from A BEAUTIFUL MESS HOME and the Country chandelier is by VISUAL COMFORT & CO. Wicker chairs and accessories are from GIANNETTI HOME. Below: ANNIE and JIM BARNETT.
PORTRAIT: ANNIE BARNETT PHOTOGRAPHY. STYLED BY ERIN TAYLOR
landscape, and give the home the charming appearance of a garden conservatory. To play up the beautiful greenery inside and out, Brooke, the interior designer, kept the decor neutral, but also anchored it with the character of time. “We incorporated the Barnetts’ existing collection of French and Swedish antiques with new pieces made of natural materials that will age well,” she says. Layers of upholstered Belgian linen furniture—from the living room’s matching sleigh-back Giannetti Home Alix sofas to the Mason ottoman in the family room—add monochromatic elegance atop white-oak plank floors. Brooke placed
wicker chairs (traditionally used outdoors) in the kitchen for an alfresco-cafe effect. And the faceted-glass lanterns in the living room, which bear a striking resemblance to modern-day terrariums, are an unwitting representation of the home, which features potted Japanese maples, living topiaries, and seashells the family has collected from beaches all over the globe. This newfound intimacy with nature has proven to be a transformative experience for the Barnetts, who are recent empty nesters. “When we saw our new house for the first time, we burst into tears,” says Annie. “I just kept saying, ‘Why didn’t we do this sooner?’” •
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Atop an antique country fireplace from EXQUISITE SURFACES sits an antique mirror from GIANNETTI HOME. The 19th-century Swedish columns are from C’EST LA VIE, the drapery fabric is ROGERS & GOFFIGON Meltemi Avorio and the hardware is by MORGIK METAL DESIGNS.
Atop EAST BAY HILLS, Williams-Sonoma Home’s Lainey Hollis and chef-author-lifestyle guru AYESHA CURRY design a domestic SLAM DUNK SETH SMOOT Written by CATHERINE BIGELOW Photography by
Design maven LAINEY HOLLIS blends functionality with stylish contemporary design to create an inviting space for both adults and young children, with new furnishings exclusively from WILLIAMS-SONOMA HOME. Tibetan border hand-knotted rug, Nassau coffee table and Hyde chair.
AYESHA CURRY and daughter RILEY, 4, in the living room with husband STEPHEN CURRY holding 1-year-old RYAN.
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High-gloss paint on the shelves contrasts Stephen’s coveted possessions, from trophies to favorite books to his bobblehead collection. Mason woodtop desk and Pieced Chevron Hide rug. Below: Treasured family photos adorn the breakfast nook wall, beside the custom antique brass drum pendant and Vineyard dining table.
Feature (tbd) Throughout the thrilling 2015-2016 season, Ayesha Curry passionately cheered on her two-time MVP, NBA champion husband, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry. But the hazel-eyed beauty, a former actress, knows something about being MVP herself. After all, she’s a devoted mother to two young daughters (Riley, 4, and Ryan, 1), and is the very definition of serial entrepreneur: She manages a lifestyle blog (ayesha curry.com), a kitchen collection (olive oil, aprons), a YouTube cooking channel (“Little Lights of Mine”) and a fooddelivery startup (gathermeals.com). If that’s not enough to exhaust mere mortals, she is also just wrapping up her BBQ-centric pop-up restaurant, International Smoke, at the San Francisco test kitchen of Michelin-star chef Michael Mina. In September, the self-taught rising chef debuts her first cookbook, The Seasoned Life: Food, Family, Faith and the Joy of Eating Well (Little, Brown and Co., $27). And later this fall, she’ll star in a new Food Network show, Ayesha’s Homemade.
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Clockwise from left: WILLIAMSSONOMA HOME pieces complement a framed heirloom rug that the Currys received as a wedding gift. Textural contrasts combined with the Currys’ appreciation for fashion inspired Hollis to incorporate alabaster and brass finishes, mixed with mohair, cashmere and suede fabrics.
The home’s color palette, including the living and dining room above, takes cues from the grounds’ olive trees beloved by Ayesha. The dining room features the Maxwell chair and the Square framed lantern in oiled bronze.
SETH SMOOT FOR WILLIAMS-SONOMA HOME. DESIGNED: LAINEY HOLLIS. STYLED: BRYAN BUTLER
Dramatic design tension is achieved throughout the home by contrasting materials like the James leather lounger with hand-knotted rugs.
When it comes to home design, Ayesha proves her mettle as a team player, too. In April, the Curry family moved to Walnut Creek, where they reside in a 7,900-squarefoot, Mediterranean-style manse designed by Lainey Hollis, vice president of product development for Williams-Sonoma Home. “I wanted cool but functional,” Ayesha explains. “I worked very closely with Lainey, sending her ideas and working with mood boards she created, to achieve that look, which also expresses an elegant, welcoming homeyness.” Surprisingly the residence is not (yet) tricked out with a basketball court. But, the two-acre property accommodates a 2,300-bottle wine cellar, media and billiard rooms, five bedrooms and four fireplaces. Hollis integrated the Currys’ unique pieces “ranging from a framed heirloom rug they received as a wedding gift to Stephen’s MVP trophies,” she says, with furnishings from the Williams-Sonoma
Feature (tbd) Home line. “Ayesha’s personal style inspired the design,” she adds. The experience, says Hollis, was “incredibly collaborative.” Equestrian themes and artwork sourced by the designer are a nod to Ayesha’s passion for horses. Olive trees surrounding the home (one of Ayesha’s favorite elements of the property) sparked the overriding color palette. The girls’ rooms and playroom are kitted out by another Williams-Sonoma line, Pottery Barn Kids, in soft pinks and purples, decorated with butterflies and even equipped with a kitchenette— just like mom’s. In the Curry abode, home is where Ayesha is whipping up pan-seared steaks, her beloved go-to recipe. “We spend a lot of time in the kitchen entertaining family and friends,” she says. “My favorite room in our house is the breakfast nook because it’s framed by a wall of cherished family photos.” •
OUT of the BLUE On the edge of the PACIFIC, Beyond Yoga founder Jodi Guber Brufsky and her FAMILY create the PERFECT PLACE to be
No small windows—only huge, open panes of glass to take in the view; underlit stairs to illuminate the yard, just steps from the beach; an unobstructed sight line to the cool, blue Pacific from her bed. These were just a few of the things on Jodi Guber Brufsky’s very specific checklist for her Malibu Colony beach house. The creator of activewear line Beyond Yoga grew up in L.A. in a family that bought and renovated houses frequently (her father is veteran Hollywood producer Peter Guber)—so passion for details and confidence in her design aesthetic comes naturally. “The house I grew up in was always under construction,” she says. “My parents bought and built homes of all different styles: a Japanese house in Malibu, a ranch in Colorado, a plantation in Hawaii. So when I married my husband, Seth— who was set on living in Malibu—and we bought this property, it was a major luxury to have the opportunity to build a house of our own,” says Brufsky, who
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Now a fully acclimated beach dweller, JODI GUBER BRUFSKY strolls on the deck of her Malibu Colony home in a dress by VALERJ POBEGA. The Catâ€™s Cradle chaise longues are by ROSE TARLOW MELROSE HOUSE FOR SUTHERLAND.
The dining room gets a special touch with custom-made chairs boasting a Cavallini laser-cut skull by EDELMAN. A Lumiere Chandelier by JEAN DE MERRY hangs above a Washington Park dining table by Seattle designer TERRY HUNZIKER from SUTHERLAND.
Feature (tbd) Above: The Brufsky clan, including CAROLINE, 16, Jodi, GEORGIA, 13, SETH, and their dogs, Lula and Reggie, in the house’s sleek kitchen. Pendant lights by JOHN POMP. A YOSHIMOTO NARA drawing hangs in the background. Right: A CRISTOPHE CÔME console and Party by DOUG AITKEN make a strong first impression in the entry.
collaborated with interior designer Lynda Murray on the project. For Brufsky, whose philosophy in business and life is to be present, balanced and grounded, her path to gratitude was not at all straightforward. Disengaging from a busier life in “the city” 40 minutes away was something of an adjustment. “It took me a minute,” she says. “I, like most people, suffer from serious FOMO— fear of missing out…Then I realized it was a gift,” she says. “I could disconnect from that fast-paced world and then only go back to it for things that were really important.” Removing herself from the hustle of that lifestyle has also led to a creative boost with Beyond Yoga. In addition to growing the decade-old brand through new fabric introductions and complementary collaborations with the likes of Kate Spade, Brufsky is committed to spreading body-positive messaging through all that Beyond Yoga does, as well as through serving on the board of I Am That Girl, a
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Clean, white walls and angular nooks are the perfect backdrop for the Brufskys’ museum-quality art collection, which includes pieces like Dark Wave by SHEPARD FAIREY and a vintage light installation by CHARLOTTE PERRIAND.
In the living room, McCOLLIN BRYAN stools, leather upholstered CHRISTIAN LIAIGRE chairs and a sculptural CASTE Flint standing lamp create a cozy seating area, but the real focal point is TODD MURPHY’s triptych painting, “Untitled” (woman with birds).
nonprofit promoting self-esteem. Brufsky, her husband and her teenage stepdaughters have settled nicely into their sleek, modern house, enjoying family time together and entertaining a steady stream of friends. A self-described “water baby,” Brufsky feels nurtured by the ocean and is in the water as much as possible. The couple’s impressive modern art collection reflects the complex feelings they have about wealth, identity and spirituality. A Banksy Buddha statue—featuring the symbol of peace and tranquility in a neck brace with a black eye—rests next to the fireplace. A skull carved into sheets of dollar bills, by artist Scott Campbell, hangs on the wall. In the powder room, a collection of irreverent cardboard signs by artist Alejandro Diaz is on display. One says, “No shoes, no shirt, you’re probably rich,” and another, “Some of my best friends are flakes.” “It was a journey to get here. I had my struggles,” says Brufsky, who paraphrases Brené Brown when she describes her newfound contentment. “Belonging is about being yourself and knowing that you are where you’re supposed to be.” •
An image by fashion photographer CASS BIRD, a lifelong friend of Brufskyâ€™s, hangs over the fireplace in the master bedroom.
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BOLD MOVES In Del Mar, a neglected
becomes a contemporary family dwelling filled with BRIGHT punches anchored by NATURAL WOODS and endless ocean VIEWS
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In the dining nook, the banquette is finished in LELIEVRE Illusion fabric in graphite from STARK; the Balloon pillows are FORNASETTI. A LINDSEY ADELMAN fixture hangs over a KNOLL Eero Saarinen table and Platner chairs.
In the kitchen, Revolver stools by LEON RANSMEIER FOR WRONG FOR HAY from THE FUTURE PERFECT. The whiteoak chevron flooring is from DUCHÂTEAU and Laser White marble from TUTTO MARMO. Overhead, a SERGE MOUILLE three-arm light fixture supplements the natural light.
In early 2014, en route to a weekend getaway in Palm Springs, Jennifer and Jason Davis, then of Rancho Santa Fe, took a rainy detour to see a pre-market 1970s house in Del Mar, hoping it would be the family home they had been searching for. At first glance, it wasn’t. But somewhere between the dilapidated exterior and the dense, overgrown landscaping, they still managed to envision, says Jennifer, “a spectacular, personality-packed house” that even their three teenage daughters would find cool. “We walked through
Clockwise from top: The bed is custommade by KELLY HINCHMAN. The walls are covered in Swirls paper by ROBERT CROWDER & CO. and the area rug is Tracery by KELLY WEARSTLER FOR THE RUG COMPANY. In the entry hangs a ceramic wall piece by MQUAN. In the living room, a HERVÉ VAN DER STRAETEN fixture hangs over a PEDRO FRIEDEBERG chair.
From top: The outdoor patio hosts EMU RETROUVE white wire chairs with SCHUMACHER Chiang Mai fabric, a GEORGE SMITH outdoor Chesterfield sofa, and a fireplace from DESIGN WITHIN REACH. The custom brass railing is balanced by an APPARATUS STUDIO Pivot Sconce and 9 Moving Lips lenticular photo group from BLACKMAN CRUZ.
the forgotten, tree-house-like space and felt something,” says Jennifer, a creative consultant. Three hours later when the couple pulled into their desert hotel, they were in escrow. Jennifer’s longtime friend, interior designer Kelly Hinchman of San Diegobased Studio H Design Group, readily grasped what she calls “the potential of such a funky, run-down disaster of a house.” A lengthy gut and remodel resulted in a midcentury-inspired exterior of cedar cladding with a sophisticated matte-black steel fascia—a quiet facade that belies the home’s gutsy interiors. A black, life-size pig by Moooi greets visitors to the den, a playful space where Jennifer and Jason, a real-estate investor, watch reality competition shows on matching Eames lounges covered in richly hued Jim Thompson Malachite fabric. In the living room, a gold Hand chair by Pedro Friedeberg occupies a quiet corner, its palm open as if to receive the chrysalis-shaped Hervé Van der Straeten pendant suspended above. To echo the netlike composition of the bronze light fixture, the draperies in
the space are made from the wide-open weave of Cat’s Cradle by Donghia. In a modestly sized 2,400-square-foot house, such a heavy dose of design could have been overpowering, were it not for a few savvy maneuvers: Several outdoor decks, complete with panoramas of the Pacific, increase the square footage by nearly half and disperse the home’s eccentricity. And much of the upstairs decor, down to the dramatic blue marbled wallpaper in the master suite, is inspired by the ocean, providing a natural counterpoint to the more lighthearted pieces. Finally, Hinchman smartly set the fearless tableau within a neutral envelope of whiteoak chevron floors and white tongue-andgroove ceilings. “This keeps the house fresh,” says the designer. “And the punchy parts punchy.” • Clockwise from left: Fibreclay pots by Australian-based DESIGN TWINS. The Davis family (front to back): JENNIFER, JASON, PEYTON, 14, ALEXIS, 17, and OLIVIA, 16. JANUS ET CIE lounge furniture with a side view of the Pacific.
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Inspiring pieces assembled by YVES BÉHAR at CANOPY, a co-working space opening in Pacific Heights this September.
“The San Francisco pioneering spirit caught up with me as soon as I arrived in the Bay Area 20 years ago. People work on ideas here; it’s not just a job, there is a bigger motivation driving us. A current design project, Canopy is an inspiring [co-working] space in every way, from natural light to both open, collaborative spaces and private, focused areas. The inspiration for me was to
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create a design bridge between contemporary furniture that supports modern ways of working, mixed with local classics such as Heath tiles, August Smart Locks and Juicero, and to add pioneers such as Joe Colombo, Stilnovo, Alexander Girard, Chadwick and Eames. All this in a boutique space, with a neighborhood feel, to continue to work on our California dreams.” canopy.space.
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