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TOC 1 FALL 2014 WINDSOR’S WORLD, p.74.

Who’s who behind the scenes of fall’s C Home—and their go-to picks for California design.

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VanIvey gives San Franciscans reason to break out the good china. Peace, love and Sandoval room spray. Walls that talk: Trove’s photographic coverings and Londubh’s rare finishes. The real deal Spanish Revival in Montecito, exquisite East-West chandeliers, the season’s brightest auction, and curated living tips from up-andcomer Tyler Dawson. Plus, where to shop now.

22 LANDSCAPE

Court time: the latest backyard trend. Architecture blooms for one L.A. florist. Gifts, from gardenias to garden hoses.

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24 TREND

Whiteout: a timeless accent that you’ll never want to erase.

29 INSIDER

As Greenwich’s Doyle Herman arrives on Melrose Avenue, its green thumbs take on the Wild West.

39 WELCOME HOME

A designer’s abode: lab or sanctuary?

40 AN ARTIST & HIS MUSE

Parisian designer Jean-Louis Deniot finds true finesse in a golden age Paul R. Williams estate.

48 RAISING THE BARN

San Francisco’s Walker Warner Architects dream up a Portola Valley retreat that’s refreshingly modern—and belies its pastoral façade.

54 A DAY AT THE LAKE

Fashion designer Jenni Kayne-Ehrlich updates her childhood Lake Tahoe home for the next generation.

62 FULL HOUSE

Perched atop Telegraph Hill, Jen Kelly and Will Wick’s dramatic San Francisco penthouse offers two designers’ escapist pleasures and family fun.

68 EASY, BREEZY

In Orange County, architect Eric Olsen realizes a creative couple’s vision for a modern farmhouse.

74 WINDSOR’S WORLD

A confident mix of grand and subdued? Here in Brentwood, it’s the Windsor Smith way—and we’re charmed.

82 COLLAGE

John Saladino’s serene splash.

COVER AND WINDSOR’S WORLD: LISA ROMEREIN

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WHO’S WHO BEHIND THE SCENES OF THIS MONTH’S ISSUE, PLUS THEIR FAVORITE CALIFORNIA PLACES

Windsor Smith “The old models don’t really serve us anymore—those formal dining rooms and big-scale living rooms that cost a fortune to decorate but nobody goes in,” says the charismatic Windsor Smith of design’s paradigm shift, seen in her chic Los Angeles residence (“Windsor’s World,” p.74). The 20-year interiors industry veteran has forthcoming collections with Century Furniture and Arteriors as well as a Rizzoli monograph. C SPOTS • Walt Disney Concert Hall in L.A. • Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage • The Libbey Ranch in Ojai

Heather John Fogarty “[Jenni Kayne’s] Lake Tahoe house is chic—with really good art,” says Heather John Fogarty, who penned “A

C People John 1 Saladino

As this issue’s guest designer, John Saladino opens his private Montecito house/studio to

Day at the Lake” (p.54), as well as

show his California point of view (Collage,

“Raising the Barn” (p.48). Fogarty’s

p.82). Here, the award-winning talent conjures

work has appeared in numerous

up everything from sought-after paintings to

publications including Bon Appétit,

product lines to interiors drenched in

Marie Claire and Australian Vogue.

historical reference. C SPOTS • Richard

Raised in Napa Valley, the writer now

Neutra’s 1946 Kaufmann House in Palm

lives in Los Angeles with her husband,

Springs • The Gardens of Filoli in Woodside

their two sons and a Brittany spaniel.

• Big Sur, with a visit to the Post Ranch Inn

C SPOTS • L.A.’s iconic Bradbury Building • Hiking in Joshua Tree National Park • Browsing the textiles at Hollywood at Home in L.A.

Lisa Romerein “I love Jenni Kayne’s style,” says interiors photographer Lisa Romerein. “Every corner of her [Lake Tahoe] house is an elegant surprise. Her warm and sophisticated home was a true pleasure to shoot.” In addition to “A Day at the Lake” (p.54), the celebrated lenswoman with credits ranging from Veranda to Vanity Fair, also captured Windsor Smith’s Brentwood residence (“Windsor’s World,” p.74). C SPOTS • Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown • The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn • The Last Bookstore in L.A.

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KARLYNN VAN DIGGELEN

Bowled Over

Break out the good china every day with unusually intricate, yet durable stoneware from vanIvey Ceramics WRITTEN AND EDITED BY ALISON CLARE STEINGOLD

Fine artist Kristen Ivey van Diggelen, pictured in her San Francisco studio.

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HOT PROPERTY

When James Waldron Gillespie acquired a plot of Montecito land in 1899, he enlisted architect Bertram Goodhue to build El Fureidis. Completed in 1906, the neoclassical estate marks a composite vision of their world travels—including extensive Persian gardens, 10 acres of rare palms and trees, and museumworthy bas-relief sculptures by Lee Lawrie and 24-karat-gold-leaf murals by Henry Wadsworth Moore. It was a grand setting for masked balls and parties, and Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill count among the villa’s distinguished visitors. A century later, following a multimillion-dollar modernization, this piece of history has arrived at market. Emily Kellenberger, 805-252-2773; montecitoparadise.com.

Peace, $45, Shopclass, L.A., studiosandoval.com.

OCEAN SPRAY Sit back and relax with Sandoval Interior Aromatics’ new crystal-infused chill sprays, influenced by and made in California with familiar scents such as palo santo and neroli.

THROW DOWN Doshi Levien has joined Spanish rug purveyor Nanimarquina to present Rabari. The thoroughly modern, folk-inspired rugs riff on the embroidery of India’s Kutch region—namely, the vibrant assemblages of Nipa Doshi’s aunt. Price upon request, available through MOS/My Own Space, La Jolla, 858-459-0099.

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VANIVEY (2): KRISTEN VAN DIGGELEN. MONTECITO: TOM PLOCH

FROM LEFT Baroque bowls, $70-$115 each; Yerba Buena shallow bowl, $115; Muybridge bowls, $60-$115 each. Custom monogrammed pedestal bowl, $150.

ver the years, painter Kristen Ivey van Diggelen has spent less time with canvas— her first love—and more time crafting molds attached to or over the potter’s wheel. The Bay Area native and fine artist launched vanIvey Ceramics as a primary business in 2013. Today, van Diggelen—nine months pregnant—is putting that wheel and 3,000 pounds of plaster molds in storage before a bicoastal shift to the Carolinas, where she’s set to expand production this fall. Though her workshop has been right in Bayview, San Francisco, her rustic stoneware expresses a distinctly European sensibility: monogrammed platters and cake stands, refined footed bowls and unfussy dining sets, all glazed in uncomplicated white, accents painted in cobalt. The Old World has made an impression, both genetic and literal. She takes silicon putty molds of mirrors and knobs her Dutch grandfather collected as ornamental patterns for plates. “[He] painted a tile for every child born—and he had 11 kids,” she explains. “He built his own little kiln, too. I didn’t realize how much my family is part of what I do now.” vanivey.com. •


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rentwood-based Grace Home Furnishings is ready to hit the road this fall for its new showroom in Palm Springs, and we couldn’t think of a better complement to the Uptown Design District than a dose of their regency-kissed traditionalism. 1001 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, gracehomefurnishings.com. • The cache of chic names at design gallery Twentieth has room to breathe in a relocated home down Beverly Boulevard, and with this opening, artist Daniele Albright and designer/curator Stefan Lawrence have launched their own line of small-production pieces, Videre Licet. 7470 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 323-9041200; twentieth.net. • Finnish textile powerhouse Marimekko has found a worthy display partner in Canadian home goods store EQ3, whose shiny white storefront on Potrero Hill shows off its poppy prints and exuberant wares. 2299 Alameda St., S.F., 415-431-8100; eq3.com. Grace Home Furnishings, Palm Springs. Videre Licet Woolly Bella chair, $24,000, Twentieth, L.A. Marimekko’s EQ3 collection.

ABOVE

COVER UP

Say goodbye to powder-room paisley with window films, dyed carpets and stone “paper” by Trove. The company’s realist abstractions play with nature’s random beauty and visual depth, like an architectural garden eclipsed by shadow, or leafy rinceau scrolls so detailed, they almost appear in relief. troveline.com. Rinceau, $16/square foot, available through Holly Hunt, L.A., 310-659-3776.

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HAMMER TIME Brighten existential gloom with this gorgeous floor lamp by Giacometti, the toast of Los Angeles Modern Auctions Auctions’ anticipated fall sale. Oct. 12; lamodern.com. Alberto Giacometti, Lampadaire à tête de femme, bronze, est. $80,000-$120,000. LOS ANGELES

Daily Delights

This fall, boutique owner/designer Chay Wike opens an airy downtown retail studio/ showroom that faces the iconic blue of the Eastern Building (aka Acne Studios). Lindon Schultz of Red Desert, architect/engineer for nearby Dosa, shares the space; together, they’re spinning prototypes, most notably a platform bed that doubles as a coffee table. Creative Wendy Polish has helped with art direction and branding, and Wike will expand Chay’s lifestyle collection. Look for teas made with Polish’s sister, who runs Wilwand Tea Co. in Atascadero; kitchen cloths and tea towels; pillows and blankets. There’s also chaybutter.com, her recipe-packed new companion blog that raids the fridges and pantries of pals like Amanda Chantal Bacon, Annie Campbell and Kirsty Hume. “We all have three to four things that we cook best,” explains the self-taught cook and former actress, “so A, let’s expand our repertoire, and B, translate that to other home cooks.” 323-938-1885; chayonline.com.

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FROM LEFT The appointment-only retail showroom. Chaybutter.com. Chay Wike.

GRACE HOME: TEAMWORK DESIGN. TWENTIETH: DANIELE ALBRIGHT. GIACOMETTI: LOS ANGELES MODERN AUCTIONS (LAMA)/MARIO DE LOPEZ. WIKE AND SHOWROOM INTERIOR: WENDY POLISH

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Hang On A mesh of crystal octagons, Lolli e Memmoli’s Viet hangs like an Eastern lantern and shimmers in a panoply of violet, golden or gray hues.

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L.A.-based Londubh Studio has specialized in finishes for interiors and furniture for more than a decade. Surfaces are hand-tinted and matched—some applied directly, such as a tile-like carpet on stone; or to moveable parts, like Alhambra-inspired decorative screens of Ecoply. Says artisan Lisa Donohoe, “We push the limits of the techniques to emphasize that decorative finishes are art and not simply the faux finishes or sponge painting too often associated with what we do.” 323-835-1176; londubhstudio.com.

TYLER DAWSON ON CRAFT

This talent was recently one of six designers in the American Craft Council’s “Make Room: Modern Design Meets Craft” installation. tylerdawsondesign.com. • THE FUTURE PERFECT, S.F. Elegant, conceptually driven pieces. They couldn’t be nicer. • TENOVERSIX, L.A. A little bit of everything, including an ombré rope collar for my dog. • JENNI KAYNE HOME, MONTECITO So many lovely handcrafted items, including Alma Allen bowls. • HEATH CERAMICS, L.A. They make even my saddest cooking attempts look respectable. • NICKEY KEHOE, L.A. Accessories, ceramics and linens displayed with furniture and lighting. This shop just makes me happy.

Dossier (C List) A Sacramento St., S.F., dining room. Venice-based designer Tyler Dawson.

FROM TOP

Londubh’s black Venetian plaster with gold-leaf stencil took a year to perfect.

SAN FRANCISCO

LE SMOKING At Cavalier@Coup: the Censer by Apparatus Studio. Cinnamon Projects incense wafts through a porcelain dome over a brass/leather chalice. Available this October. SAN FRANCISCO

ISLAND STYLE $820; cavalier goods .com.

Who wouldn’t want to emulate the March aesthetic at home: white walls and shelves, oiled steel pot racks and custom hand-hewn worktables dolled up with marble or saddleleather knife caddies, and AGA cookers in colors as British as pewter and racing green? It makes perfect sense that Sacramento Street’s most exquisite destination for upper-echelon culinary provisions now jumps fully into kitchen design. 415-931-7433; marchsf.com. Union Studio fabricates March’s worktables.

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SACRAMENTO STREET DINING ROOM: DREW KELLY; STYLED BY MIRANDA JONES. DAWSON: TIM MELIDEO. CAVALIER: INGALLS PHOTOGRAPHY. MARCH: MARK JOHANN

Viet 60 and 45, from $13,000, available at Minotti, L.A., 310-278-6851; minotti-la.com.


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Arterra Landscape Architects project on Whiskey Hill. RIGHT An Evens Architects’ storage system in Manhattan Beach.

LOS ANGELES

A NEW LEAF Budding floral designer Krystal Chang

draws from her architectural practice to inform her arrangements. “Structure and form are the first things I consider,” she says. Here, she balances wild and formal using dahlias against bright cornflowers, lavender scabiosa, nigella pods and tuberose with loose Queen Anne’s lace filler. The foraged foliage is from a honey locust tree and dwarf umbrella tree. krystalchang.com.

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CONTAINER STORES

Garden F Club TUBULAR! Garden Glory hoses, nozzles and racks come in gold, silver, white, even bubble-gum pink. From $111; scandinaviandesign center.com. STAKE DINNER Mark your veggies with Thomas Keller’s copper plaques and seed sets. $8; tkrg.com. BLOOM BOX Billie Holiday would drool over these delivery boxes of a dozen-plus fragrant gardenias from S.F.-based High Camp Supply. From $119; highcampsupply.com.

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or colossal concrete with color, seek out Half Moon Bay’s Mary Martha Collins. marymarthacollins.com. In San Francisco, find minimalist style (with maximalist size) at Atelier Vierkant, a year-old Belgian showroom. ateliervierkant.com. What’s more, join David Rizzo at Roger’s Gardens in Corona Del Mar for a containers workshop on Sept. 13. rogersgardens.com. San Francisco’s Atelier Vierkant.

WHISKEY HILL: ARTERRA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS/MICHELE LEE WILLSON. MANHATTAN BEACH: MANOLO LANGUIS. TKRG: VICTOR M. SAMUEL

HOLDING COURT

A typical pairing in wine country: bocce ball in one hand, glass of cabernet in the other. All you need for a residential court is 91 by 13 feet for regulation (or 60 by 10 feet for fun). Explains Erik Evens, partner at KAA Design Group/Evens Architects (evensarc.com), “[A court] can be integrated into many gardens, both modernist and traditional in style, without overpowering. The installation and the equipment are not elaborate or expensive.” Look for landscapers who specialize in the installation of hard surfaces like oystershell (see jennabayer.com and boccebrew.com). The wine is up to you.


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DOSSIER trend Heidi Merrick Sandshell throw pillow, $295, heidimerrick.com.

Designheure pendant lights, atelilou.com.

Tina Frey Designs resin bucket, $220, Tina Frey, S.F., tinafrey designs.com.

Russell + Hazel One Day at a Time set, $30, Please Do Not Enter, L.A., 213-263-0037.

Wishingwell Art sugar dots, $16, food52.com/ provisions.

Fall forWhite Dossier (Trend)

Stephen Antonson Shard table, Therien & Co., L.A., 310-657-4615.

Talk about versatility—sharp contrast against metallics, unexpected leather tassels, and a John Dickinson throwback in plaster and resin Michael Anastassiades table light, $1,381, The Future Perfect, S.F., thefutureperfect.com.

Michael Verheyden Duet vase, $695, Garde, L.A., gardeshop.com.

abcdna Fusion ivory silk throw, $795, ABC Carpet & Home, N.Y., abchome.com.

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Paola Navone for Crate & Barrel chaise, $2,799, crateandbarrel.com.

Isabella Wolfe Blaze chest, Niche, L.A., isabellawolfe.com.

SUGAR DOTS: MARK WEINBERG

Chad Wys, from A Pair Of Faces (Diptych), 2013, chadwys.com.


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Inside (Opener)

Green Acres

East Coast landscape firm Doyle Herman now gives California an elegant, manicured edge BY JENNIE NUNN

NEIL LANDINO JR.

A formal allĂŠe of sheared taxus along the rear of a French Normandy-style property.

EDITED BY ALISON CLARE STEINGOLD

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Inside (Turn) CLOCKWISE FROM TOP In Greenwich, Conn., slabs of bluestone and mounded Buxus sempervirens lead the way to a pool and pool house hedged with Greenspire trees. Kathryn Herman and James Doyle. Among the cherry trees, Hanneke Beaumont’s Bronze #66, 2004, is strategically placed in a 40-by-120-foot canal. Seasonal plantings contrast the patina of antique urns flanking an entry court in Waccabuc, N.Y.

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athryn Herman and James Doyle, of Greenwich, Conn.-based landscape firm Doyle Herman Design Associates, initially bonded 14 years ago at an Association of Professional Landscape Designers event. Their mutual passion: plants. “At the time, we both had our own businesses, but we instantly became good friends, and have the same sensibilities and love of gardens,” says Herman of the encounter. “James and I are very avid gardeners outside of work, and we’re always on the same page.” So, they joined forces. The results of that collaboration have been everything from a 1928 farm property in Fairfield, Conn., where an antique trough was converted into a water feature; to a brick manor in nearby Greenwich, dotted with tightly clipped, conical shrubs. “We don’t just give people alphabet soup, where it’s about, ‘OK, we’ll use five of those, three of those, or two of those.’ We look to do things in a broader, bolder manner so that it’s clean. Simple,” adds Herman. Now in demand for those high-end residential projects that display mazes of pristine, tailored greenery appointed with privet hedges, the design duo—who also released The Landscape Designs of Doyle Herman Design Associates last year—has grown from two to 15 employees. They recently opened a Los Angeles hub on Melrose Avenue after working on projects in Malibu and Montecito. “We feel very proud to have an office on Greenwich Avenue and on Melrose Avenue, two great streets.” >>


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polished pool sculpture by David Harber does not interfere with the classic lines of a Greenwich residence’s stately architecture. RIGHT, CLOCKWISE

Dogwoods, cherry trees, orchard apple and bleeding hearts. BELOW, FROM LEFT

Starkly modern structures with an 1840s Georgian wall connect via glass passage—the Kilkenny limestone uplit with LED in-ground luminaries. Punctuating a French Normandy-style home in New York are sheared yew and wisteria.

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With this move comes less polar vortex and more possibility. “There is a really strong East/West Coast connection. A lot of our clients are from [California] or have moved there, so it just made a lot of sense,” says Herman, who sources urns, benches and decorative objects from 1stdibs.com, New York, England and various antiques dealers. “There’s more sunshine in California, and we obviously work with a different plant palette—we just have different choices.” Those options abound for a newconstruction, Mediterranean-style home in Bel Air on two acres; and a midcentury modern residence in Trousdale Estates with a Japonesque garden consisting of a pebble stepping-stone walkway, mondo grass, and Japanese and juniper pines. It’s all part of their adaptation. “The mix of architecture is a lot more eclectic here, and you have the coast, beach, rolling hills, canyons,” says Anna Hoffman, business director of the L.A. office. “Still, there’s so much contemporary design work, so often people are looking to us to do something more traditional.” They’re doing their research, too. “We’ve been going every year to Gloucestershire for 14 years to feed our curiosity, and it keeps us challenged,” says Herman. “California and England kind of share a similar climate, and on a recent trip to England, we stayed at a hotel with an olive tree, a loquat tree and lavender. We can’t do any of those three in Connecticut.” dhda.com. •

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This issue is a treasure of beautiful, spirited homes…and the reason might be

that we’re profiling designers’ own spaces. If day in, day out, you are creating perfection for clients, it is fair to venture that your own place will shine. Jean-Louis Deniot’s Beverly Hills manse is one such example; it speaks to who he is and what he covets. As he debuts his book this month with Rizzoli, we tour his stunning estate. Likewise, Windsor Smith’s environments are chic to the core, and we venture into her Brentwood residence to see her recipe for living. Fashion designer Jenni Kayne’s sartorial success has been defined by all the cool girls wearing her clothes on constant rotation. But, it’s her laid-back Lake Tahoe getaway where she can relax and let go. We take you inside the very place she traveled to as a little girl and serendipitously recovered with her family for the next generation. We also look at dreamworthy designs in San Francisco, Portola Valley and Newport Beach. From north to south, the Golden State is a trove of gorgeous MATTHEW MILLMAN

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Jennifer Hale Founder & Editorial Director FALL HOME 2014

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An Artist & his Muse Parisian designer Jean-Louis Deniot finds true finesse in a golden age Paul R. Williams estate BY DIANE DORRANS SAEKS PHOTOGRAPHED BY JONN COOLIDGE

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ABOVE A 1940s Maison Jansen coral lacquered desk. The ceramic lamp is 1950s, and the resin stool is Claudio Salocchi, 1970. OPPOSITE A morning room with a circular leather-clad table and Kipp Stewart chairs; a Swedish portrait is from the 18th century. A 1930s beaded chandelier adds a dose of whimsy.


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ORLDLY designer Jean-Louis Deniot acquired a residence in Los Angeles a decade ago, and since then he has immersed himself in the vivid cultural and social life of this vibrant and glamorous city. Recently, he secured an elegant house overlooking Beverly Hills, designed in 1938 by the noted architectto-the-stars Paul Revere Williams. In the golden age of cinema, Williams created residences for such stars as ZaSu Pitts, Luise Rainer and Frank Sinatra. The house, surrounded by a pretty garden, had been beautifully maintained but needed a subtle update, a modified floor plan and new amenities. Deniot conducted research on Williams’ signature style, and then brought his inherent French sensibility to the interiors. With a one-year remodel, he created a series of cohesive rooms that are California-light and fresh, with a subtle Paris perfume. Today, a whiff of Jean-Michel Frank drifts in the air. A dream-sequence color palette of pale taupe, ivory, sand, off-white and pale grays offers a soothing backdrop with a pronounced French accent. Juxtaposed with the modulated wall colors are a series of sculptural Vladimir Kagan sofas, graphic new work by contemporary L.A. artists, supercharged African artifacts, custom-made Nepalese rugs designed by Deniot, chic Maison Jansen treasures, and the airiest raw-silk curtains. “My goal was for the original architecture to stand out, so that it is not evident where I actually altered elements,” says Deniot. “I worked with Paul Williams always in mind, as if he was still making the decisions. I have high respect for his architecture. I then implemented the decor with all my European influences, which suited the house style perfectly.” The goal was to protect the original elegant aesthetic but also to show in a very subtle way its Hollywood heritage. “I certainly did not want a full-on Hollywood Regency look, which is fun, but not the look I wanted,” says Deniot. “I did not want midcentury. I played with my own influences—French, neoclassical, along with vintage American classics—trying to achieve the perfect balance between style, history and contemporary living. Once the canvas of the architecture was prepared, I added my version of how a Paul Williams house should look today.” The living room is in effect a grand salon. With a Vladimir Kagan sofa in the bay window, a chaise longue, and comfortable chairs, it has versatile seating for many occasions, Deniot notes. “I wanted to create interesting interactions and perspectives for all guests. The new Jean de Merry daybed was added for maximum attitude, and other pieces play contrasts between sharp and loose, precise and organic shapes.” Deniot knew that houses designed by Williams attracted generations of stars—actors Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball and Jack Oakie—all with limited exposure to European classical architecture but with daily familiarity to the fantasy decor of film. Williams could sketch and plan light interpretations of popular French Regency and French country, as well as varied Mediterranean vernacular architecture (there are suggestions of all three in this house). Today his work is highly desirable to L.A. real estate connoisseurs. •

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Jean-Louis Deniot (above) spent months planning and a year reshaping the 1938 residence, adding new terraces and restyling the pool house.

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Warmed by the master fireplace is a pair of Harvey Probber slipper chairs and brutalist coffee table by Daniel Gluck; the candlesticks are Japanese.

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A Hollywood Regency–style faux bamboo headboard and a 1940 French Maison Carlian sofa in Loro Piana cashmere/wool. OPPOSITE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT The master bedroom’s Karl Springer parchment console and gilded mirror. “It’s very well-equipped but not intended to be a design statement,” says Deniot of the new kitchen. Sally Anderson sculptures, an Edward Wormley sofa and 1950s Jacques Adnet lamps. The pool house’s large Curtis Jeré fish sculpture, Willy Daro coffee table and Stiffel bronze lamp pay homage to the original period of the house. IMAGES AND TEXT EXCERPTED FROM © JEAN-LOUIS DENIOT: INTERIORS BY DIANE DORRANS SAEKS, RIZZOLI NEW YORK, 2014.


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Landscape designer Janell Denler Hobart planted a low-water evergreen meadow using graphic clusters of Pennisetum spathiolatum. OPPOSITE Elizabeth Hill created a quiet reading spot with comfortable chairs and an ottoman from Sutherland.

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Doors are designed to open and spill out onto a lawn. BELOW The catering kitchen features Gaggenau ovens, a Thermador cooktop and a Perlick wine refrigerator; counters are Caesarstone, cabinets by Wood-Mode and backsplash is tile from Ann Sacks.

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DMIRED FOR ITS LUSH rolling hills, native oaks and staggering rugged beauty, Portola Valley has long been home to horses and high-tech investors alike. Tucked away on the eastern slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains, not too far from better-known San Mateo hubs like Mountain View and Palo Alto, the town boasts a quiet, rustic charm. “The property had horses at one time,” says architect Greg Warner, principal of Walker Warner Architects in San Francisco. “My clients’ notion was that the simple form of a barn was very appealing and in keeping with the character of the surroundings.” The homeowners, whose traditional, Nantucket-style shingled residence sits across a wooded grove on the four-acre property, wanted a space where they could work as well as escape to on weekends. They enlisted Gentry Construction, Walker Warner Architects to design the 5,200-square-foot retreat, and interior designer Elizabeth Hill of Selby House LTD to collaborate. “At a distance, the barn has a rural character, but as you get closer the building becomes much more sophisticated and contemporary,” Warner says. Looking at materials alone, the style transitions: reclaimed oak from Kentucky barrel barns, ebonized mahogany and standing seam metal roofing painted to look like zinc. Walker Warner designed three connected structures to house an office, guest suite and a great room, which the family uses for entertaining and charity events as well as watching Giants games on a 13-foot-wide television. The elegant master suite, with its spalike bathroom, is so tranquil that the couple often sequesters there. A sleek catering kitchen connects the office and main living quarters, and the adjoining garage doubles as a recreational room. “The vintage roadster in the garage is like a piece of art, and the next bay has a pool table,” Warner says. “The space is used differently and playfully. You might look at the buildings and think they’re a cluster of old barns.” The goal was a neutral, contemporary environment. “The general style was to be light and bright with crisp lines and big gestures of space to hold large pieces of art,” says Hill. “We did not want a lot of bold colors in the art to distract.” The architects worked with landscape designer Janell Denler Hobart to capitalize on the property’s stunning vistas, adding expansive windows that almost appear to recede. Hobart planted a predominantly low-water evergreen palette including California lilacs, coffee berry and strawberry trees. “The emphasis on mass planting and controlled seasonal color brings serenity to the garden experience, year-round,” Hobart says. Warner adds, “Nothing about the design competes with the natural beauty of what you see out the window.” •

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Jenni Kayne-Ehrlich in The Row sweater and Imogen + Willie jeans, on a custom travertine table by Doug McCollough. A Mongolian lambskin throw from Jenni Kayne Home; indigo pillow from Nickey Kehoe. The Ed Ruscha lithograph was a Father’s Day present from Jenni and her sisters to their dad. OPPOSITE Kayne-Ehrlich with Tanner in their Old Town canoe.

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Kayne-Ehrlich and Tanner head to the beach. A Swans Island blanket covers the arm of a Restoration Hardware Belgian slip arm sofa. An AGA range turns out muffins that get Tanner’s stamp of approval. Nine Space Turkish towels hang from Pottery Barn hooks. A hutch from childhood holds her mom’s treasures.

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Kayne-Ehrlich found the oval farm table at Lucca Antiques, the Swedish dining chairs at Lief, and the antique pendant at Obsolete. Flanking a William Yeoward vase, antique wooden mallards from East Meets West are well-suited for lake life.

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UMMERS SPENT ALONG THE SHORES are the stuff of dreams—those endless, lazy days of swimming and sand castles awash in California sunlight. Beverly Hills native Jenni Kayne-Ehrlich lived that fantasy at her family’s home on the southern edge of Lake Tahoe. “They sold it about 10 years ago. Our lives had changed, and we had all moved on,” Kayne-Ehrlich recalls. “After having kids [Ripley, 3½, and Tanner, 5½], I got very nostalgic for the home, and my sister Saree and I talked about renting a house in the same area.” Searching for rentals online, the sisters discovered their childhood house was on the market. The family purchased it together, and Jenni was tasked with renovations. The Cape Cod-style abode had not been updated since the 1980s. Kayne-Ehrlich redid all six bedrooms, the five bathrooms, and opened up the kitchen to look onto the living and dining rooms. “The kitchen is our favorite part,” she says. “We do a lot of cooking. It’s the room where everyone is hanging out together. Tanner especially loves to help me bake!” Kayne-Ehrlich’s husband, high-end real estate agent Richard Ehrlich, works in Los Angeles during the week and joins the family on weekends. “Our friends come up with him, and we’re constantly cooking and entertaining,” she adds. When it came to decor, Kayne-Ehrlich kept things clean and simple. “I wanted it to feel like a lake house, with lots of blue and white and comfortable sofas,” she says. “It’s OK if you come in with sandy feet.” She used Swedish antiques and Belgian linens throughout, plus Swans Island throws at the end of every bed (“to channel a little Americana”). Together, the sisters curated the art: a mix of pieces from sister Maggie’s Kayne Griffin Corcoran gallery and work by friends that includes photographs by Liza Ryan, Rick Ehrlich (Jenni’s father-in-law) and Jed Lind—one of Jenni and Richard’s closest friends. “The photography really speaks to looking outside, bringing the landscape in with lots of water and nature,” she says. Kayne-Ehrlich most treasures memories of playing on the beach and taking boat rides with her siblings, and she’s hoping her children will follow in her sandy footsteps. “We have a bowl of sea glass we collected from years of walking the shore with my mom. Ripley and Tanner and I have carried on that tradition,” Kayne-Ehrlich says. “Being together again in that house has been magical for our family.” •

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A Brazilian hammock is a favorite relaxing spot. Ripley’s dress is by Oscar de la Renta; Tanner wears a Trico field shirt and Bonpoint pants. OPPOSITE The kid-proof breakfast nook with Carolina Irving Aegean Stripe linen cushions, and vintage indigo pillows from Galerie Half.

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“I wanted it to feel like a lake house, with lots of blue and white and comfortable sofas. It’s OK if you come in with sandy feet.”

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Peter Dunham ikat adds a hit of blue to a Barbara Barry chair. A reproduction Swedish bed from Lief, dressed with Matteo linens. In the master bath, a Sunrise Specialty soaking tub and Barbara Barry stool beneath a Barbara Barry mirror and an Urban Archaeology fixture. Labradoodle Chachi, and KayneEhrlich’s sister’s rescue, Patagonia.

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Dramatic aspen and pine trees cover the property.

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Perched atop Telegraph Hill, Jen Kelly and Will Wick’s dramatic San Francisco penthouse offers two designers’ escapist pleasures and family fun BY DIANE DORRANS SAEKS PHOTOGRAPHED BY DOUGLAS FRIEDMAN

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LESS THAN A MINUTE. That’s how long it took Jen Kelly, vice president of creative development at Restoration Hardware, and her husband, Will Wick, interior designer/Battersea antiques store owner, to decide on their lightfilled Telegraph Hill penthouse. Its expansive terrace, alluring bay views and airy rooms—quintessentially San Francisco— would be perfect, they agreed, for their four children, Miles, 19, Sabine, 17, Luisa, 12, and Isabela, 7. Their instant attraction was also underpinned with practical matters like having five large bedrooms, an open kitchen and a large family room. The modernist building was designed in the 1940s by noted architects Hertzka and Knowles. The penthouse was updated and remodeled 20 years ago by Walker Warner Architects and most recently by Kuth Ranieri Architects. Two highly opinionated interior designers under the same roof might suggest a clash of styles, but under Kelly’s direction, the decor is dramatic, frisky and cohesive. “Yes, we are two married designers, but the penthouse was my responsibility and the current look is very much my design, my styling, my approach,” she says. “We have plenty of heated debates but generally agree with each other. I notice that under Will’s subliminal influence I’ve calmed down, gained more restraint and edited with more polish and authority. I learn endlessly from Will’s breadth of knowledge.” Each space, highly biographical, is filled with the contents of two design-crazed decades. “I love rooms with black and brass and color and print, as well as tribal pieces and organic elements, and we’ve mixed them with more classic and sleek pieces,” she explains. The contrast of refined and rough-hewn, glamorous and folkloric creates tension and harmony, like 1960s Ponti curves against African carvings. “I’ve collected from around the world—Florence, Brussels, London, Los Angeles, Morocco—and I love to start with one amazing piece, like the canopy bed in Luisa’s bedroom.” From dinner parties to someone practicing guitar or playing the inherited 1920s Steinway grand piano, the house creates great creative energy. “I have never decorated in a way that is because of kids,” says Kelly. “They’ve grown up with design. In fact, they are now pretty bossy with their own ideas.” The results are stylish and relaxed. “We see the sunrise over the Berkeley Hills, and watch aircraft carriers and cargo ships gliding past. The Bay Lights on the Bay Bridge are so close it feels like private artwork.” Adds Kelly, “It’s like being on vacation every day.” •

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Kelly and Will Wick, and their children, Miles, Luisa, Isabela (on piano) and Sabine. LEFT The family room’s Milo Baughman sofa, covered in long-haired sheepskin.

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1960s dining room chairs by Gio Ponti with Scalamandré upholstery; Abbey Carpet rug; painting by Gustavo Mello. RH terrace tables and sofas with Perennials fabric. Luisa’s bedroom: Turkish bedcovers from Sue Fisher King and bronze Organic Modernism chair; pink and navy rug by Ben Soleimani for RH Baby & Child.

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Understated RH vintage washed Italian linen sheeting, a Turkish cotton bedcover, and the custom-designed linen canopy give the bedroom a soothing mood. Kelly raided her husband’s gallery, Battersea, for the 1940s white glass lamp, West African beaded chairs, and the pair of Karl Springer “Onassis” parchment desk/dining chairs. The carved lamp desk lamp is RH.

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In Orange County, architect Eric Olsen realizes a creative couple’s vision for a modern farmhouse BY MELISSA GOLDSTEIN PHOTOGRAPHED BY KARYN MILLET

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Minnie takes a breather in the living room; a World War II-era American flag belonging to Ryan Clasen’s grandfather takes pride of place in Ryan’s office. OPPOSITE A weathered wood path leads to the fire-engine red door where Raili and Ryan Clasen stand.

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HE STORY OF interior designer Raili Clasen’s family dream home doesn’t begin with a surprise revelation. “It wasn’t an ‘Oh, it has such great bones’ situation,” says the co-founder of style-minded housewares brand Alice Supply Co., and former fashion executive. “It was a bad 1960s remodel.” Still, Clasen and her husband, Ryan, Converse’s sales director for the western region, had their hearts set on Dover Shores, a neighborhood in Newport Beach where a dozen of their 11-year-old son Rees’ friends and families live within shouting distance. (Clasen’s son from her first marriage, Wyatt, 18, will attend University of Arizona this fall; and her daughter, Calyn, 22, lives in Colorado.) She also relished the opportunity to work with Eric Olsen. “He was my first call,” Clasen says of the architect she’d earmarked after seeing his own house on a design tour. The renovation lasted an ambitious six months. “We stuck with the existing foundation, but took it down to the studs,” says Olsen, who replaced the roof with a vaulted, standing seam metal version to raise the ceilings from 8 to 15 feet in places. He also added an interior exposed-wood trellis for rustic warmth. A brick wall runs from the front door to the back patio. “It’s like art to me,” says Clasen. The interiors blend crisp elements of California wine country—specifically the William Rawn Associates-designed Carneros Inn—with a sleepaway camp vibe and a dose of Scandinavian aesthetic. “My whole family is from Finland, so I love clean white walls,” she adds. The spiritual center is the open-plan kitchen, living and dining rooms, where diagonally laid, white oak floors, antique German maritime light fixtures and pine flatboard siding (painted gray) give way to oversized Moooi lights, a set of Paul McCobb chairs and an army cot repurposed as an inviting bench. “I love that communal living feeling of different rooms working together in one massive space.” The flow of friends and family through the backyard to the grand room is nearly constant. “We built the house like this to bring everyone here.” •

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Architect Eric Olsen drew the plans to accommodate a tower of stacked firewood built into the wall.


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ABOVE An Almond x Linus Summer Bike hangs below a trio of vintage landscape oil paintings. ABOVE, RIGHT In the guest room, an antique iron bed was powder-coated red; rattan fixtures are from Crate & Barrel.

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The most popular hangout: Adirondack chairs around the fire pit; the tipi is an extra spot for seclusion. A weighty bookend tops an Ed Ruscha coffee table book. A trough sink is mounted on white tile; the designer hunted in a salvage yard for the door. An Almond surfboard alongside an early ad campaign photo by surf brand Roxy, where Raili Clasen worked previously.

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WINDSOR’S WORLD A confident mix of grand and subdued? Here in Brentwood, it’s the Windsor Smith way—and we’re charmed

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When the kids left for college, their hangout room lost its PingPong table—but Smith didn’t dare change the Ralph Lauren Bone Black walls; custom ottoman and sofa by Windsor Smith Home. OPPOSITE In the Georgian traditional pool pavilion, Smith chose a custom terry Perennials cushion (that doubles as a daybed) for the navy-painted Calypso rattan table.

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ILDED, TUFTED AND HEWN are of equal aesthetic value to few—one of them being Windsor Smith. Nowhere is that more apparent than her Los Angeles residence, an experimental lab for the veteran designer’s philosophy of down-to-earth glamour. In 2007, she and her husband, Anthony Buttino, a real estate developer, were looking for a place with a tennis court for their boys (Trinity, now 22, and Oliver, now 21, were top-seeded players at city-champ Palisades High). “It had terracotta floors and no moldings,” Smith says of the sycamore-shaded Brentwood property on close to an acre. “Certifiably the most unattractive in a 12-block radius!” Smith pushed the limits of spit-and-spackle. Off the elegant motor court, with its satisfying crunch of basalt-mix pea gravel underfoot, there’s a charming mudroom and three-car garage. She planted boxwoods for soft structure and skeins of climbing wisteria and roses in back. Not afraid of a bold finish, Smith painted the exterior a striking blue-black (Ralph Lauren Cardiff Blue with three dollops of pure black per gallon). Past the lofty limestone foyer, Smith polished her new traditional look. Books are chromatically arranged on the built-ins, tufted slipper chairs are feminine and plush and rugs are layered. That said, the kitchen best exemplifies Smith’s savvy, with tin ceilings and midnight-blue cabinets against hotel silver, hex tile floors and vintage chairs. “We can cook for up to 22 people—that table just keeps stretching out and out. That’s where we all end up,” she says. The family can cook a Jidori chicken from Farmshop on the La Cornue rotisserie for a quick dinner, and the fridge isn’t without iced tea brewed using fresh-cut verbena. The dining room, meanwhile, has transformed into a game room anchored by Italian modernist-style seating, a bar, and a lilac leather backgammon table she designed for Goop. Rooms are intended for use—like the open-air pool pavilion whose screen pulls down for movie nights. Smith’s use-it-or-lose-it mentality doesn’t mean sparse—especially in the hangout room, with its gallery wall and far-flung treasures from New Guinea and Nigeria. “I’m not a fan of cavernous closets that you can throw stuff in and forget about it and just buy more.” But, she adds, “I like stuff. I like having things that are familiar, that have a story behind them. I’m old-school in that way.” During the day, a pleasant buzz permeates the design studios which harbor her architectural offices; product division for the likes of Kravet, Century Furniture, Arteriors in 2015, and Windsor Smith Home; interiors plans for serial clients such as Gwen McCaw and Gwyneth Paltrow; and Room in a Box, an ingenious service for online clients. This master of entertaining is also gearing up for her annual Thanksgiving tennis tournament, a campy, costumed affair for about 110 kids, parents and design pals. What’s the secret to someone who can throw a wedding-size party, run a business and write a Rizzoli book while finding time to snip herbs and select soaps for the powder room—all without taking herself too seriously? She explains, “Today, everyone has a ‘his’ and ‘hers’ separate everything. That can’t be good for a family; it can’t be good for a life. I’d rather have a small house and a big life than a big house and a small life.” •

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“Right around this time of year,” Smith says, “I reorganize the bookshelves. I like to do them all by color, a little type A-ish.” The sofa and custom ottoman are Windsor Smith Home; the zebra stools are Holly Hunt.

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A vanity in the master bedroom resides next to a grand canopy bed covered in Bergamo fabrics.

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Oliver on the tennis court. The treillage powder room pays homage to a house Smith worked on that was originally a Sister Parish design. Sculpture from R.T. Facts in the sycamoreshaded pea gravel motor court. Punctuating the foyer’s Calcutta and Lagos Azul limestone is a Windsor Smith Home round settee; savonarola chair from 1stdibs.com. The Venetian silver lantern with puttis has traveled with the family to three different houses.

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The kitchen’s midnightblue cabinets and walls make a statement against Thassos marble hex floors, silver serveware and shaded chandeliers by Baker; eclectic mismatched leather chairs offset the traditional vibe.

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COLLAGE LAUDED DESIGNERS SHARE THEIR CALIFORNIA MOOD

JOHN SALADINO

My garden is as California as I can imagine: an outdoor setting with a pergola whose columns emerge from a swimming pool bathed in golden light, with an outdoor sofa and table (my own designs) for dining alfresco. •

NANCY NEIL

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