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DISPATCH

The little black book of all things new and fabulous in the local community. Radar

For Iranian-born designer Saba Yazdjerdi, her debut furniture collection is deeply personal.

INNOVATION Trailblazing companies embrace new ways of working.

AS TOLD TO Today’s leading designers and architects reminisce on industry legends.

SPOTLIGHT

With the Park Avenue Armory as backdrop, avant-garde lighting pieces cast a spectacular glow.

Living

KITCHEN + BATH For these standout kitchens, intentional features and colorful schemes take center stage. THE REPORT Luxe raids the archives for interiors with unforgettable, artisan-crafted details.

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178 Set in Stone In Santa Monica Canyon, playful design meets Old World style and Arts and Crafts inspiration.
190 Tudor Session An architect transforms his family’s Hancock Park home but stays true to its history.
by Jessica Ritz Photography by Manolo Langis 202 Cultural Crossroads Artist Ken Gun Min reflects on Los Angeles’ cultural richness in kaleidoscopic, mixed-media works.
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by Amy Dickerson 206 Three’s a Party A one-of-a-kind Costa Mesa compound reimagines the modern farmhouse with pop vibes.
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by David Tsay/OTTO Styling by Liz Strong FEATURES Special Section 155 Luxe presents a compilation of talented design professionals whose dynamic work has been featured in the pages of our magazine over the past year. L U X E S O U R C E C O M C O N T E N T S
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Making the List

Welcome to our annual GOLD LIST issue, where we recognize design talents from across the country who have had homes featured in our pages throughout the past year. With the pandemic in our rear view, I am back to traveling across the country to connect with the incredible folks who create these stunning projects. Their gift lies in knowing how to be imaginative and inventive, source the most beautiful products and materials, and bring it all together for their clients.

Our editors and I are awed by the scope and style of projects that we publish, and we greatly admire the design teams behind them. Check out who made this year’s list. They are some of the best in design.

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The Signature Collection from Noelle Isbell

Bring everything you love about summer into your home - all year round! Introducing The Signature Collection from Noelle Isbell.

“Laid back Australian summers were the inspiration for my new collection,” says Isbell. “My love affair with Australia began when I married an Aussie and we began regularly making the trek down under. We can’t get enough of the clean, casual, relaxed designs and the breezy, fresh, open spaces. The playfulness of fringe-top umbrellas, the chic boutiques and the carefree days spent working less, playing more and loving the outdoors.”

Uncontrived. Crisp. Simplistic. This new collection inspires a timeless oasis using custom, handcrafted artisan pieces designed in clean, modern forms with a fusion of natural elements. Whether you’re designing your new construction build or refreshing your home, these versatile pieces anchor any room and play well with your treasured collectibles.

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MEET THE MAKER

British artist and philosopher Shantell Martin may call New Jersey home, but her new Los Angeles studio is having a profound effect on her work. After a furniture collection with Hoek and candles with Joya, she is creating music-driven performance work while readying myriad design launches. shantellmartin.art

What are you liking about L.A.? It’s a bright, open and playful city. I feel more relaxed here and it’s taken me in new directions, like working with sound. In my new performances, I invite guests, do an introduction and create a landscape of music with words from the audience—a spoken piece.

Yours is an especially collaborative studio. Yes, my work can be solitary, but with collaborations I get to show up, and that’s exciting. The point of being an artist is to make things and share them. Design is a nice way to bring art into people’s homes, too.

What’s ahead? A font named Shantell Sans. I’m dyslexic and reading and writing were hard, but I remember the typefaces that were more friendly. I’ve created one from my handwriting which will be free via Google Fonts. I’m also self-producing a line of mirrors that will be available on my online store, and later in the year will come blankets and towels for Rumpl.

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THE GEORGIAN

This January sees the reopening of The Georgian in Santa Monica, just in time for its 90th anniversary. The renovation was spearheaded by owners Jon Blanchard and Nicolo Rusconi of Blvd Hospitality, and design firm Fettle. The hotel’s 56 rooms and 28 suites were refreshed, as were the famous front terrace, dining room and bar. New public spaces include the Library, Writer’s Room and Gallery, which will showcase international artists. Because many original details were lost over the years, the emphasis was on saving what had remained, like crown moldings and tilework, while adding period-inspired elements. These include wood paneling and Art Deco-style furnishings, much of which were inspired by photographs found in the Santa Monica Conservancy’s archive. thegeorgian.com

meet the maker: studio photo, michelle mosqueda; portrait, matt doyle. transformation photo: courtesy the georgian.

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San Diego native Maggie Holladay founded online design shop Claude Home in 2018 with a focus on vintage wares—but now the Los Angeles-based creative has added pieces of her own design. Working with artist Chandler McLellan, Holladay has launched a furnishings line with an A-shape wood stool (“A classic look that can transition into a variety of spaces,” she notes.) and an upholstered bed and bench available in mohair or linen. Also in the shop are Italian cashmere pillows (above), mohair throws, and tabletop items crafted by McLellan, including carved marble bowls (top), bookends and incense burners. True to her start, Holladay will still carry select midcentury fi nds. claudehome.com

CROFT HOUSE

Croft House has launched not one but three product releases that celebrate their contemporary, made-in-L.A. ethos. The Morro collection focuses on natural oak and includes an oval dining table, bench and credenza—the latter featuring leather-wrapped doors and spherical stone door pulls. For the Milo line, the brand’s designers opted for Douglas fir, giving a desk, bookcase and wall shelves simple but decorative cutout detailing. Meanwhile, the Norah collection (left and above) uses industrial steel to create a clean-lined accent table—customizable with glass, wood or leather tops—and a sleek, leather-wrapped bu et that lends itself to any room in the house. crofthouse.com

CARMEN ELLIS

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Designer Carmen Ellis’ latest collection, the Illumination Series, reveals her fascination with the human form. “I design objects that have a life all their own,” she says. Her stoneware pieces include the Hand Vessel, so called for the hands that clasp its rim, and the Face Vessel (right), a mask-like wall pocket which is also available as a sconce. But it’s her cast-bronze objets that truly highlight her Surrealist tendencies. The Flora & Fauna lamps are crafted in the form of a woman’s body with crossed legs (one model at the knees, the other at the ankles) and work as an asymmetrical pair, while her Footed candleholders (above) look as though they might tiptoe across the table. carmenellis.com

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OPEN HOUSE

PARACHUTE’S NEW WEST HOLLYWOOD SHOP

Parachute has opened in the heart of West Hollywood’s La Cienega Design Quarter. Visitors will find the bedding, bath and decor essentials for which the company is known, as well as new releases, including their Fair Trade Certified rug collection and debut furniture line that launched late last year. The latter is inspired by midcentury Danish classics and comprised of thoughtfully crafted sofas, tables, chairs and lighting—all with an emphasis on clean lines, plush comfort and sustainability. (Many of the pieces are made-to-order to avoid overproduction, and fabric choices include PFAS-free options.) But what really sets this location apart is the inclusion of the company’s first in-house Design Studio, created to help support their ever-growing trade program. All visitors, including design professionals, can schedule in-person appointments to access tools like swatches and tear sheets—and even custom room plans— to curate their selections with greater ease. parachutehome.com

ON VIEW

“FIELDS OF DESIRE” AT FLEXFORM

“I love the process of making architecture within a team environment, but painting is a cherished solo experience that allows me to make mistakes without fear and to freely explore new concepts,” explains architect Leo Marmol, cofounder of celebrated architecture firm Marmol Radziner. “The act of painting is often how I’m able to work through difficult emotions—the final painting becomes the purest expression of that experience,” he continues. The architect, a Venice resident, paints in the abstract expressionist manner, and is drawn to broad, gestural fields of color and highly textured forms. “Lately, I’ve become enamored with cold wax, which I hand-mix with oil paint and use in thick applications to build up the surface of my works.”

An exhibition showcasing his work, titled “Fields of Desire,” opens at Flexform in West Hollywood on February 2 and features paintings that he describes as “meditations on the emotional content of color.”

The show runs through February 18. flexform.it

on view: studio photo, benny chan; artwork: s olemn secret , 2022 , oil and cold wax on board, 20" x 30", photo by benny chan. open house: courtesy parachute.

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Pillars of Strength

POIGNANT AND POETIC, A NEW FURNITURE LINE HONORS AN IRANIAN DESIGNER’S FAMILIAL ROOTS.

Culture and design have always felt entwined for Iranian-born architect and furniture designer Saba Yazdjerdi. She honed her skills developing cultural venues in her native Tehran, including the award-winning Argo Factory, a century-old defunct brewery reimagined as a contemporary art museum. Now based in San Francisco, Yazdjerdi’s work continues to explore Iran’s heritage through the lens of modern day design. Her recently released furniture line, Pahlevoon Series, inspired by the millennium-old Persian martial art of Pahlevan, reinterprets the sport’s traditional training gear still in use by practitioners today.

Equipment like the mil wooden clubs originally used to strengthen bygone mace-wielding warriors—were a familiar sight at her beloved grandfather’s house. “We were not supposed to touch them,” laughs the designer. “But I would

sneak in with my cousins and try to lift them.” She retained her childhood fascination with the sport that her grandfather helped revive, drawn to its sculptural paraphernalia and chivalric ethos. “Pahlevan means ‘hero’ in Farsi,” she explains. “The title is only given to someone with modesty, strength, respect and selflessness.”

Each piece in the collection subtly underscores these heroic principles. For her Mil-stone bench, the bleached-ash wood mil supports a delicate jewel slab of orange onyx. “Choosing a material that was beautiful and elegant, but also heavy was really important to convey that sense of vigor,” she says. Yazdjerdi also sees her work as a tribute to her grandfather and a way of continuing his legacy. “As a designer, it’s important to reclaim our Iranian identity, and introduce the culture, poetry and thousands of years of history to the world.” sabayazdjerdi.com

Below: Mil-stone, the latest piece created by designer Saba Yazdjerdi for the Pahlevoon Series, symbolizes the strength and spirit of the Iranian community. The bench is composed of bleached-ash wood, orange onyx and bouclé. portrait
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Avezou and founders of French creative studio La describe themselves as “curators and Avezou says. The duo work artists and and it into she continues. A recent collaboration with artist Côme Di the root-like structure of fungi, which was used as an architectural material to build a domed pavilion at Milan Week last year. “A experience that

Week last year. “A physical experience that calls on our senses may have a higher impact on our psyche and understanding of a topic,” Avezou notes. la-succulente.com

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make pieces that create radical Phillip Raub, CEO of furniture Model No. Following the farm-to-table concept, the Oaklandcompany focuses on domestic, local sourcing and production. approach is intentional, of a compostable nature,” Raub explains, their use of reclaimed woods a supplier outside the city and 3D-printed designs featuring a plant resin made from agricultural waste. Model No.’s product line wide ranging, in addition to custom projects with architects and designers looking for an alternative traditional methodology. “Our is set up to move quickly— we don’t keep stock; we’re made which also minimizes our footprint.” model-no.com

“It’s time to make pieces that create radical change,” says Raub, CEO of furniture manufacturer Model No. the farm-to-table concept, the Oaklandbased company focuses on domestic, hyper local and “Our is intentional, of a nature,” Raub noting their use of reclaimed woods from a outside the and a resin made from waste. Model No.’s line is wide ranging, in addition to custom with architects and for an alternative to traditional “Our model is set up to move we don’t we’re made to order minimizes our carbon

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Third-generation textile maker Kathryn Sanders is revolutionizing digital printing from her Missoula, Montana, studio. “Whatever idea you have about digital printing will vanish when you hold our textiles,” she says. Sanders has reimagined performance fabrics—utilizing water-based, non-toxic inks and techniques requiring less electricity. “If used correctly, digital textile printing can be as powerful a tool as the loom,” adds Chief Creative O cer Leana Becker, who is overseeing a new bespoke program for interior designers. The studio works with artists (especially those from underrepresented communities) and established brands like Philomela to bring unique designs to life. “We have unlimited colors and the ability to change scale at the touch of a button, plus digital printing is the most sustainable way to print textiles today,” Sanders explains. westernsensibility.com

Magali Avezou and François Maugin, founders of French creative studio La Succulente, describe themselves as “curators and engineers,” Avezou says. The duo champions work by emerging artists “researching durability, diversity and migration, and translating it into aesthetic, tangible forms,” she continues. A recent collaboration with artist Côme Di Meglio explored mycelium, the root-like structure of fungi, which was used as an architectural material to build a pavilion at Milan Design
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Cathy Kincaid on Robert Kime

Antique fabrics and furnishings bring history and gravitas to a room. No one knew that better than Robert Kime. He was really one of the first designers to incorporate antique textiles into his work and to use an ottoman as a coffee table, which is something we take for granted now because we see it so often. His rooms are relaxed—that’s the key. They are a true English-country look; soft, relaxed, elegant and classic at the same time.

I’ve always admired the drawing room he designed for Swangrove at Badminton Estate. The walls are painted a very

pale gray. There’s a soft floral linen on the drapery and an antique oriental rug with faded warm colors. In photographs, even the cosmos appear at ease—they’re starting to droop just a bit in their vases. It’s so inviting; it makes you want to pull up a chair and Robert truly believed that rooms should be so comfortable, you don’t want to get up and leave.

The first time I met Robert was with John Rosselli at the Decoration & Design Building in New York City. He was a typical charming Englishman. Then at my London book signing in 2019, who shows up but Robert! We had the best time. We visited and chatted about books, and what was new in his shop—the usual things you talk about with a friend.

Storytelling through objects gives a room meaning and history, and Robert was such a gifted storyteller. I think that’s what antique fabrics, furnishings and accessories do to a room—they make it more interesting and also give the space a sense of timelessness.

When I look at Robert’s work, all of the different types of decorators come to mind. Some are like set designers, looking to create a totally new experience with dramatic transformations. Others work with things the client loves to conceive a room that is constantly evolving and changing. Robert was the latter. It’s been said that he always thought of himself as more of a collector than a designer, and I think that’s because deep down he was a curator at heart.

A cheerful bedroom at The Gunton Arms in Norfolk, England, decorated by Robert Kime with wallpaper and textiles from his line. photo: simon brown.
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Carleton Varney was a real magician when it came to color; he understood its intensity and lasting power. Whether we want to admit it or not, pattern and color are stimulating. Carleton knew that. It’s what spoke to him, and—through the rooms he created—it’s what is still speaking to us today, in everything from his residential projects to resorts like The Greenbrier and The Colony Palm Beach.

The Greenbrier has such a majestic scale; Carleton really respected the bones of the resort. At the same time, he made it feel intimate through his use of saturated hues and vivid patterns. He once said that he hoped people would someday want hotels to be more than just lodging, that staying at one should be an event.

I think he would be happy to see the direction in which design is moving. There’s a resurgence of traditional motifs, fanciful prints and bold colors. You can even trace his influence to some of the newer talent today. They’re taking risks and stepping out with a little more flamboyance, which takes great confidence and panache, all qualities which Carleton had in spades. For someone like me who’s been in the business for 40 years, witnessing that continuum in design is wonderful. It’s exciting for our whole industry. There’s exuberance and good energy that you can trace back to designers like Carleton. He would have been thrilled knowing he laid the groundwork for that.

Not only was Carleton a man of style, but he was also known for his graciousness. It was that charisma that added to his ability to enliven rooms with such personality. He once said, ‘There’s so much ugliness in the world. If I can inspire people to look at their environment and help them to make it prettier, then I have succeeded.’ I love that sentiment.

In a Palm Beach villa designed by Carleton Varney, a bright rug mimics the waves of the ocean, while the painted mural includes one of the decorator’s favorite motifs: palm trees.

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Robert A.M. Stern on James Polshek

When Jim Polshek became dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in 1972, I was already teaching on the faculty. Jim had accomplished a lot as an architect and had a good sense of what the school needed after the student protests of the late ’60s.

When you’re the dean of a school, and good at the job, you should not only be a curator of talent, but also of diverse points of view. Right away, Jim did just that. He had a sense, perhaps coming from his days as a student at Yale, that an architecture school was an important part of a university. He had studied under George Howe, Eugene Nalle, Louis Kahn and Philip Johnson. When Jim arrived at Columbia, with the exception of

Romaldo Giurgola, the school did not have architects of the same high caliber. But he brought in different talents, like Kenneth Frampton and Mary McLeod, and put the school back on the map.

Later, Jim acquired a reputation as a preservation architect. He always said he didn’t believe in preservation architecture because he felt any good architect should be able to build sympathetically onto an older building. He had some interesting ideas, and with the support of James Marston Fitch, who started the preservation program at Columbia, Jim formally added “Preservation” to the school’s name. Before that, it had just been the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning—this helped Columbia become something important, especially in New York City.

Jim’s impact on the profession can be traced to one of his earliest projects: the

Teijin Institute for Biomedical Research in Japan—his first big commission. In those days, the connections between Japan and the United States were very slender. The war was still fresh in everyone’s memory. But Jim went with it and designed this extraordinary series of buildings, meticulously crafted in reinforced concrete. It was quite sophisticated architecture. To this day, it is one of his best buildings.

It can be difficult when you start out so strong, but not for Jim. He made his mark with many memorable projects like the planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History and a tower above 500 Park Avenue, which again, was a good example of a new building marrying itself to an older one. I studied many of his projects carefully, and while I may have taken a different direction, I always learned from them and from him.

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Setting the Tone

EXPERT ON ALL THINGS COLOR, AUTHOR

Red is a kiss, a caress, a loving embrace. Red is also a warning and sometimes a welcome. It is a symbol of power and a badge of shame. Red is deeply personal, drawing us into the sensations of our own body as well as toward our attraction to others. It stands for the warmth of the hearth and the scornful flame of vanity. It is beauty. It is violence.

When we “see red,” the flush of anger pushes us to charge like a raging bull and yet bashful blushes are signs of modesty or shyness. On the other hand, the red-blooded among us bravely wade into danger in the name of love, duty and justice. And when those fires burn too hot, red can become a smoldering signal of transgression and decadence, like

A recent study suggesting that athletes wearing red win more often helps explain why, for many centuries, it is the color of kings and captains. Charlemagne even wore red from head to foot to underscore his new authority when crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 800 CE.

Red is also a sign of luxury and until the development of synthetic dyes in the late 19th century, saturated red textiles required great expense and effort, often set aside for the richest members of society. And designers of every era have harnessed its power in dozens of ways to bring the color of human life into the home. Billy Baldwin created a luxurious, immersive garden of

reds for Diana Vreeland’s living room and David Easton deeply infused his adaptation of historical styles with red’s heat.

In a more intimate context, red kindles our passions; think crimson dresses and lipstick. Recent branding for fashion labels like Valentino and Louboutin have used the color to evoke sex and power. In red’s seductive and warming embrace, we revel in its sensuality and potency, and in full doses or as a strategically deployed accent, red awakens the senses and makes us feel alive. cueva de las manos photo: javier etcheverry, alamy stock photo. textile phot o: keith recker. john william godward photo: roy miles fine paintings, bridgeman images. mark rothko photo: national gallery of victoria, melbourne. © 1998 kate rothko prizel & christopher rothko / artists rights society (ars), new york. bridgeman images.

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Aqua, designed by Fabrice Berrux, takes an audacious turn with its signature, limited-edition offering. Its base of Rosso Levanto marble from Liguria originates in the quarry vein reserved exclusively for Roche Bobois. Nanoparticle technology makes the velvety matte-red laminate top deceptively durable. Only 200 of these tables will be produced, each numbered and signed by Fabrice Berrux. roche-bobois.com

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Noce, from the European Elegance collection, features a handcrafted black walnut finish. This is more than just a product, it is a passion that becomes custom designed furniture for the floor. legnobastone.com

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NATALIA MIYAR X FROMENTAL

Tell us about the inspiration behind Ambia. I was commissioned by the Masterpiece London art fair to design a dining room. Knowing my heritage, they asked me to do something with Cuban influence. Soon after, Tim Butcher, Fromental’s co-founder and creative director, approached me and said, “I’d love to do a wallpaper together.” So, I started creating this idea in my mind to have an enormous artwork on the walls inspired by Cuban painter Wifredo Lam’s work. And that is how this abstracted, curvilinear design came to be. It’s not a flat print—it’s got raised elements with buckskin textures and hand-foiling. There’s a rich depth to the colors.

What makes Fromental a unique partner? Their enthusiasm for craft. My mother instilled a desire to not do what everybody else is doing, and Fromental is willing to be adventurous and elevate ideas. Tim even refers to himself as a weaver. There’s a handmade quality to Fromental’s work as if it came from the earth. Plus, there’s something fun about collaborating on a paper that’s different than anything either of us could do on our own.

How is designing a wallpaper and interior similar? It always starts with the brief—a combination of client, geography, architecture, history of place—and the context that I’m working in. From there, it’s about how I express that in the most elevated way that makes sense for everyone. nataliamiyar.com, fromental.co.uk

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Interior designer Natalia Miyar conceived the Ambia wallcovering in collaboration with Fromental’s co-founders Tim Butcher and Lizzie Deshayes. The immersive design is available in four colorways and handmade by artisans in the UK.
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What was the process like for this collection? I was beyond excited to collaborate with Calico because we have worked together many times over the years. They have set a high bar for designing wallpaper that evokes a presence beyond materiality—like a grass cloth or silk that just adds texture. When bringing a pattern and story to a room, it’s hard to come up with a concept that feels like the right scale and won’t overpower the space. I didn’t realize how difficult it is to do that well, and I have a newfound respect for those who do.

The designs are largely inspired by light. Did a certain place or time inspire you? I’m really drawn to shadows created in unexpected ways. With Bask, I had

this idea of being outside in the sun and feeling the warmth suffusing you, like being under a pergola. It’s not a specific place as it is a vibe. Then with Sylvan, it was more specific to skiing over the years and loving the view of the landscape, and bare birch trees, from the chairlift. You have the most beautiful shadows playing on the snow’s surface that are so pure.

Where do you envision these wallcoverings being used? I’m always looking for wallcoverings with color schemes, patterning and scale that can work in a myriad of spaces from a bedroom, even if it’s a feature wall, to a powder room where you might want something bolder, overscale and unexpected, to a kid’s room. I try to think of different contexts and settings for wallcoverings. kellybehun.com, calicowallpaper.com

Sylvan, shown in Shadow, covers the walls of a light-filled living space. Designer Kelly Behun stands before samples of the two designs that make up the collection with Calico Wallpaper (right). Bask in Nocturne (below). photos: william jess laird.
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Talk to us about your studio. Brynn Gelbard: Londubh Studio specializes in surface design. My co-founder Lisa Donohoe has been in the decorative arts for a long time, originally working at a high-end New York studio doing work for designers like Ken Fulk and Peter Marino. I worked in independent film production, and we met on a project.

Lisa Donohoe: When we started the company, we wanted to push the envelope and keep experimenting with decorative applications—the potential is truly endless.

Tell us about your friendship and collaboration with Illuminare Studio. Brynn: Yes! Judy Amicangelo of Illuminare Studio has been designing car interiors since the ’80s, working with Mercedes, BMW and Porsche. She swims against the tide and is a real force. She taught us a lot when we launched our first collection of wallpaper, but this new release is all leather which is her specialty. We worked with a 130-yearold factory in upstate New York on the production. Lisa: When we got the first samples back, they took our breath away. Our work is very maximalist, and with these leathers we had an opportunity to explore something new.

And the designs? Lisa: The Greased Lightning pattern feels rock-and-roll, but there is a lot of architectural influence as well. For example, Neowise was inspired by a comet that was photographed over Newgrange, a 5,000-year-old Stone Age monument in my native Ireland. Brynn: Each pattern is created from steel plates engraved with motifs and then embossed onto leather. We started with two designs because they work best with the intricate process and hope to reach a different audience than perhaps our work has thus far. illuminarestudio.com, londubhstudio.com

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The leather wallcovering Greased Lightning in Black. Neowise in Tan and Greige (top and right). Londubh Studio co-founders Lisa Donohoe and Brynn Gelbard (above). portrait photo: aaron snyder, other photos: courtesy londubh studio.
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Tell us about your background and how it influenced this collection. I grew up in Montana, but I knew there was more out there. I went to school on the East Coast, spent time in Florida, and now I live in New York. I was exposed to natural elements growing up on a ranch, but I didn’t embrace it at the time. Then once I started working as an interior designer in places like Telluride and Jackson Hole, I was able to appreciate the natural environment and the beautiful views of my clients’ homes. I’ve always been one to believe that your interior should reflect your locale.

And then Hartmann & Forbes called to collaborate. What are some of the materials and techniques at play? They’re not just printed designs—they are textural. Hartmann & Forbes’ materials were exactly what I was looking for in my projects. Our collaboration is a natural pairing. Sycamore, for example, is layered with laser-cut cork, sisal, silverpainted paper and metallic embroidery, while Rocks is made with faux suede and stitching that creates a three-dimensional

trompe l’oeil effect. And because the wallcoverings have reflective materials, the light hits it in a way that changes the colors and patterns throughout the day.

While inspired by the outdoors, these designs aren’t limited to country settings, right? This collection allows for a largescale installation of mother nature’s patterns anywhere! We took some of the rusticity out of the materials, which people tend to associate using in mountain regions, and added sophisticated elements like foils and shiny threads. These natural patterns would lend themselves beautifully to a more elegant, refined interior. lkid.com, hartmannforbes.com

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Lisa Kanning’s collection for Hartmann & Forbes consists of four wallcoverings and three window treatments. Pictured here is Birch and below is Marsh and Rocks.
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Introducing Whitney Walker, founder of Austin design firm Farrington Lane and creative mastermind behind this 100-yearold Dutch colonial entryway in nearby Waco. Walker transitioned from working as a buyer and merchandiser for One Kings Lane in Los Angeles to interior design in Charleston before setting up shop in Texas. A natural treasure hunter with a love of color, Walker’s work is marked by an English-meetsSouthwest sensibility. farringtonlane.com

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California interior designer Meghan Eisenberg’s timeless yet playful style is on full-display in this 1920s Los Angeles Tudor-style home’s cozy breakfast nook, and it’s the clients’ most-loved room to boot. With design prowess in her DNA—she’s the granddaughter of a mid-century architect and daughter of an interior designer— Eisenberg was destined for a career in decorating, founding her eponymous company in 2019 after stints at residential and commercial firms. meghaneisenberg.com

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Byron Risdon started his career in New working for a number of prominent designers before starting his own firm in Washington, in 2016. A self-described ‘feeling designer,’ Risdon believes in creating comfortable, spaces that are always aesthetically Case in point: this apartment’s living true pandemic project for a teacher looking downsize—where work-from-home versatility meets a modern mix of materials. byronrisdon.com

Risdon started his career in New York City for a number of prominent before starting his own firm in D.C. in 2016. A self-described Risdon believes in creating comfortable, livable spaces that are pleasing. Case in point: this living room—a true for a teacher to downsize—where work-from-home

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CONTEMPORARY LIGHTING MADE OF NATURAL MATERIALS ILLUMINATES THE STORIED INTERIORS OF THE PARK AVENUE ARMORY. WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY KATHRYN GIVEN AND SARAH SHELTON PHOTOGRAPHY BY PATRICIA HEAL

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Brent Warr’s Katie table lamp is compact enough to work in a range of environments while remaining functional. Shown atop the wood Paleta pedestal from Arhaus, both the shade and base are made of cast plaster and punctuated by playful semi-spheres for added dimension. When illuminated, the natural imperfections of its uneven surface reveal arresting shadows and color variations. Warr, an Auburn University graduate who is based in Atlanta, also offers the design in custom colorways. objectivegallery.com , arhaus.com

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Porcelain’s materiality is reimagined with Polish-born interior designer-cum-ceramicist Natalia Landowska’s Cashew Cream wall sconce. The fixture is covered in multiple layers of glaze resulting in a delicate flaky texture that gives the piece an organic, earthen quality. At her circa-1900s Brooklyn studio, each thin, shell-like form morphs in the kiln and no two glazes appear the same after firing, ensuring that each design is a unique creation. natalialandowska.com
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Behold the Helena Floor lamp by Brooklyn-based ceramicist Danny Kaplan in collaboration with In Common With. A study in aesthetic purity, the fixture’s seductive form is achieved through coil-building, whereby rings of clay are stacked and then smoothed before firing. The matching shade conceals seven light bulbs, which can be dimmed by turning the brass knob crowning the top. Shown here in Stone, the lamp is available in six colorways and three brass hardware finishes. incommonwith.com

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Designer Ryan Korban’s much-anticipated debut collection for RH Contemporary consists of five lighting pieces, including the Garonne Grand sconce. Pictured here against the layered walls of the historical Park Avenue Armory, the stately fixture channels traditional 1930s French silhouettes, while its sleek lines and matte finish echo a modernized, minimalist sensibility. The sconce is handcrafted with steal and finished in a smooth plaster. rh.com
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Old meets new in Barbara Palatin-Doyle’s Charta Alba I table lamp. For the sculpted base, the Studio Palatin founder was inspired by 17th- and 18th-century designs as well as humble brown wrapping paper from an Amazon box. Palatin-Doyle, who splits time between New York City and her native Austria, worked said paper into unique crinkled forms before enlisting Augarten Wien, a 300-year-old porcelain factory, to bring the stunning white shape to life, which is topped with a handmade Japanese Hosho paper shade. lizobrien.com

TACTILE FORMS

The White Fins pendant is handmade by Atlanta maker Dana Castle of Crosland + Emmons. Each piece is composed of white stoneware and threaded through a brass stem that can be adjusted to the desired position, encouraging one to engage with the light like an evolving piece of art. Castle avoids color as not to distract from the raw beauty of her material, and finishes each design in a chalky white glaze that “adds a softness without hiding the evidence of the hands that made it.” croslandandemmons.com
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When talent, skill, passion, teamwork and collaboration meet, great design follows. Founded by the celebrated architect Trevor Abramson in 1987, Abramson Architects’ vast portfolio of exceptional residential, commercial and public projects has placed them at the forefront of the industry and inspired their unprecedented evolution and growth. “I moved from New York to join the firm in 2004,” says partner David Pascu. “In addition to Trevor and myself, we now have two additional partners—Bjorn Schrader and Marco Marraccini—and a team of 35 architects doing residential, commercial, institutional and medical projects across the United States and Canada.” Despite Abramson Architects’ impressive size and scope, working in close concert with their clients remains at the core of the firm’s mission. “Our clients are essential to the creative process and their needs and desires inform our thoughts from day one,” Pascu shares. “With that in mind, we

speak with clients frequently and meet with them throughout their projects so that they remain involved in each step of the process along the way. Building strong relationships lets us understand how our clients work, play and live, and is the key to delivering successful projects that elevate the everyday and stand the test of time.”

What style best defines your work?

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Share influences that have inspired you creatively.

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I’ve also visited Fallingwater, where I was blown away by Wright’s attention to detail.

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Technology has given us amazing tools we never had before. One example is Enscape, which is a live, 3D rendering program that allows our clients to navigate and visualize the proposed design in their own time.

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When designer Bradley Odom was tasked with renovating this Atlanta kitchen for a chef and his young family, he played into the European sensibility of the residence, a Spanish Revival built in 1903. “We wanted to stay true to the home’s architecture,” says

Odom, who reworked the space to include a new pantry, more storage and larger w indows that bring in light and take advantage of backyard views. With function top of mind, Odom arranged the long, narrow room with two movable islands—one for prep and one for serving—and a layout that provides easy access to the refrigerator, range, sink and dishwashers. Glass cabinetry replaced a cluttered desk area, providing display space for the homeowners’ collection of Astier de Villatte ceramics, durable bluestone flooring stands up to the wear of family life and a

backsplash of uneven tile lends texture. Meanwhile, a former laundry room was transformed into the new pantry, complete with a hidden door concealed within a wall of cabinetry painted a dramatic shade of aubergine that complements the kitchen’s greenish-gray cabinetry. “The clients were adamant about not wanting a white space and they set the tone, which is sophisticated and moody,” Odom says. Art also played a critical role, with two wooden game plaques-turnedsconces acting as the starting point for the entire scheme. bradleyodom.com

Previous page: In an Atlanta kitchen by designer Bradley Odom, Visual Comfort & Co. pendants illuminate movable islands for prep and serving. The cabinetry is painted Benjamin Moore’s Kitty Gray, while the backsplash tile is from Renaissance Tile & Bath. A hidden door reveals a jewel box pantry donning Dark Walnut by Benjamin Moore. photo: mali azima.
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COLOR STORY

Fora Marina del Rey, California, kitchen, the pièce de résistance happens to be an appliance: a beautiful, blue range and coordinating vent hood by L’Atelier Paris Haute Design. The homeowner worked with the company, who specializes in bespoke ranges, cabinetry and fixtures, on the bold selection. “We landed on a custom 95-inch range with a 63-inch vent hood in Brilliant Blue that includes drawers for utensils and spice storage,” explains co-founder and creative director Maria Moraes. In addition to four gas burners, the range features a coup de feu for simmering and slow-cooking, a lava-stone barbecue and two ovens—not to mention stainless-steel countertops extending beyond the appliance for added prep space. According to Moraes, the finish color required much deliberation, and several di erent tones of blue were considered while the rest of the palette, including a brick backsplash and oak cabinetry and flooring, were kept neutral to let the range shine. Recently, the brand’s options became even more diverse: Their spectrum of colors has expanded to include five more shades (including Gossamer Pink, below), all of which is inspired by Parisian style. leatelierparis.com

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Tale ofTwo Kitchens

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As part of the renovation of a Tudor-style residence in Atlanta, Lathem Gordon and Cate Dunning of design firm GordonDunning imagined not one, but two kitchens for a couple with a young child. The initial plan was to simply relocate the space—situated near the pool area—to a more central, family-friendly area of the home, but, in the end, the couple decided that having a second kitchen and bar area for entertaining better suited their lifestyle. As such, the

designers reconfigured the layout, added paneling and painted the cabinetry, walls and ceiling a deep green shade. “This cozy English bar moment is an homage to the home’s architecture,” Gordon says. “There’s a den and fireplace nearby, so it feels like the right part of the house to give you a hug before going out into the sunshine.” Meanwhile, the original living area was reworked to seamlessly flow into a new main kitchen. “Because you can see the space

from the living room, we wanted it to be clean and beautiful,” Gordon explains, adding, “the wife is very chic, and the barstools are a nod to her love of French style.” In fact, the client’s main requirement was a Lacanche range from France. Allowing it to take center stage, all other appliances are paneled, including the vent hood and walk-in pantry hidden behind what appears to be cabinet doors, making for an airy, streamlined aesthetic. gordondunning.com

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A SALUTE TO THE ARTISANS TURNING DESIGN DREAMS INTO REALITY.

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Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s famous dictum, “God is in the details,” is one we happen to agree with at Luxe We could fill a small library with the exquisite custom creations we’ve had the pleasure of publishing over the years. Allow us to start here—by plucking fantastic spaces from our archives and hearing from the craftspeople behind their defining features.

Caroline Lizarraga began her painter’s journey in college, flipping flea market finds for resale. After studying decorative arts, she founded her eponymous Bay Area studio. Here, Lizarraga’s one-of-a-kind art takes the form of classic harlequin-style, painted-and-glazed floors in a San Francisco home designed by Lynn Kloythanomsup of Landed Interiors & Homes. carolinelizarraga.com photos: haris kenjar.
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PATRICIA ARNILLAS, CONTRAPOSTO ART STUDIO

Tricks of the trade: I studied Fine Arts in Lima, Peru, where I was born. Incidentally, my professors were from Italy, Austria and Germany, and I learned 15th -century techniques, such as creating tempera using natural pigments mixed with egg yolk. This training made me resourceful and proved useful when I moved to New York City in the 1980s and discovered decorative painting. Secret sauce: I have become renown among my clients for creating murals on fabric and burlap to which I apply my own concoction of pliable plaster in layers. It strikes the viewer as mildly rustic and organic, yet contemporary. On view: This mural was inspired by the vegetation surrounding a residence in Greenwich, Connecticut, by designer Erik R. Smith and architect Eric J. Smith. The homeowner wanted to bring the forest into her dining room, so I spent time on the property observing, taking photos and drafting the landscape. patriciaarnillas.com

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Custom fix: Clients often come to me for stencil work. Other times, they want a painted scene on grass-cloth, or maybe they can’t find the perfect color or wallpaper. That’s where I come in! Arts evolution: While painting cabinets for a construction company in Palm Beach, I was exposed to murals, gilding and other decorative techniques. On one project, I remember walking through the living room and seeing artisans painting the walls like an Arabian tent. There were folds in the corners, drapings and tassels—all trompe-l’oeil. I was amazed. That was the moment I decided to step it up. Constant muse: The Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Miami. Each room h as layers of hand-crafted details. My dream project would be working with a team to restore that building. On view: This dining room designed by Caroline Rafferty was a favorite project. The floor’s colors, sheen and tessellated pattern were a stunning design choice. @amelia.rossi.llc

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Mission statement: We are a metal fabricating company specializing in everything from doors and windows to railings, gates, range hoods and specialty items.

Origin story: I went to college for theater design; my studies included set design and metalwork. After graduating, I moved to Atlanta to work in film and started making furniture for friends on the side. My business grew out of a garage 27 years ago into the organization we have now.

On view: This railing is part of a project on Sea Island, Georgia, with Thad Truett and Suzanne Kasler. We worked to develop a design to follow the flowing structure of the compound curving staircase. Road ahead: I’m inspired by my talented employees, who are the future of this craft. I think everyone in design recognizes that artisans are harder to find these days. We have to find ways to inspire young people to continue these traditions. calhounmetalworks.com

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In-house specialties: Custom doors, windows, moldings, shutters, gates, light posts, stairs, paneling and any other type of architectural millwork. Family affair: My great grandfather started this company in

a small town in Mississippi, but a mass fire destroyed everything. He packed up his family, and what little they had left, onto a horse and wagon, and moved operations to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1918, to start over. We’ve been here honing this craft ever since. Day in the life: We never know what’s coming next, which keeps things exciting. One day we’re making custom wine racks and the next, we’re building 18-foot-tall mahogany shutters. On view: So many amazing wood pieces were fabricated for this project with Phillip Sides, including the living room’s beautiful white oak-paneled walls. marshallmillwork.com

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JOHN OPELLA, MINIUM DECORATIVE ARTS & DESIGN

Sweet spot: Murals incorporating gold, plaster and lacquer on wall surfaces, furniture and glass. Road map: I’ve studied fine art, architecture and interiors over the years. First, while working for artists and later, working at design studios. My craft combines these experiences, from collaborating with designers at the early stages of a project to executing them on-site or in-studio. Inspired by: 20 th -century design, from the Art Deco of Dunand and Catteau to the modern movement of Le Corbusier and Eileen Gray. On view: This home bar mural was commissioned by designer Marie Flanigan for a client who collects tequilas. It is a moody evening l andscape with gilt agave plants. My business has offices in Brooklyn and Portland, but I love getting to work with Marie because she is based in Houston, where I grew up. Plus, it’s fun to see how she transforms spaces in new and interesting ways. miniumdesign.com photos:

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KIRBY SINCLAIR, SEGRETO FINISHES

Next generation: My mom, Leslie Sinclair, started Segreto Finishes about 30 years ago, so I grew up surrounded by art. When I was in school, I worked on the different teams within our company to learn more about various finish techniques. Before we opened our showrooms, our house was a revolving door of design and experimentation. Top line: We are a decorative arts and architectural finishes company, with a team of design, operations and artistic personnel, who work together to create beautiful surroundings for residential and commercial projects. We install different types of plasters depending on what our clients are looking for aesthetically, and how the plaster will be used. Material love: I’ve become addicted to plaster over the years. I love the organic feeling it provides; even our whitest plasters feel warm and inviting. On view: This image shows a bathroom of black tadelakt plaster, which is an all-natural, water-resistant lime plaster that can hold darker pigments. We loved collaborating with general contractor DJ Palmore and designer Ashton Taylor on this project. Talk about two inspiring people! segretofinishes.com

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L SCOTT MENZEL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Carpinteria, CA scottmenzel.com

I FIORELLA DESIGN, LLC Castro Valley, CA fiorelladesign.com

I RAILI CA DESIGN Corona del Mar, CA railicadesign.com

H CAVANAUGH CONSTRUCTION CORP. Coronado, CA cavanaughconstruct.com

A CHRISTIAN RICE ARCHITECTS, INC. Coronado, CA christianrice.com

H BENBURB CONSTRUCTION Corte Madera, CA benburbconstruction.com

I MORRISON INTERIORS Costa Mesa, CA dminteriors.net

H SC HOMES, INC. Costa Mesa, CA schomes.com

A TEALE ARCHITECTURE Costa Mesa, CA tealearchitecture.com

A SHUBIN DONALDSON Culver City, CA shubindonaldson.com

L KLP GARDEN PARTNERSHIP Cupertino, CA klpgardenpartnership.com

A HAYER ARCHITECTURE Del Mar, CA hayerarchitecture.com

L CLEAVER DESIGN ASSOCIATES Lafayette, CA cleaverdesign.com

L LANDCRAFTERS, INC. Laguna Niguel, CA landcrafters.com

H THE FARRELL COMPANY Los Altos, CA thefarrellco.com

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A ABRAMSON ARCHITECTS Los Angeles, CA abramsonarchitects.com

I ANNETTE ENGLISH + ASSOCIATES Los Angeles, CA annetteenglish.com

A ASSEMBLEDGE+ Los Angeles, CA assembledge.com

L BENNER LANDSCAPE DESIGN Los Angeles, CA benner-design.com

I DISC INTERIORS Los Angeles, CA discinteriors.com

I DKB DESIGNS Los Angeles, CA definingspaceandstyle.com

H DOBKIN CONSTRUCTION Los Angeles, CA dobkinconstruction.com

L FIORE LANDSCAPE DESIGN Los Angeles, CA fiorelandscapedesign.com

I LISA STRONG DESIGN Los Angeles, CA

I MAGNI KALMAN DESIGN Los Angeles, CA magnikalman.com

I MASSUCCO WARNER INTERIOR DESIGN Los Angeles, CA massuccowarner.com

L STEPHEN BILLINGS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Los Angeles, CA sblastudio.com

I SUSAN MITNICK DESIGN STUDIO Los Angeles, CA susanmitnick.com

A TIMOTHY JOSLIN ARCHITECT PC Los Angeles, CA timothyjoslin.com

H TYLER DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION Los Angeles, CA tylerdev.com

H TODD TURLEY CONSTRUCTION Los Gatos, CA toddturleyconstruction.com

I ANDRIKA KING DESIGN Manhattan Beach, CA andrikaking.com

H ELITE DESIGN BUILDERS, INC. Manhattan Beach, CA elitedesignbuilders.com

A TOMARO ARCHITECTURE, INC. Manhattan Beach, CA tomaro.com

L KEITH WILLIG LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Menlo Park, CA keithwilliglandscape.com

I SULLIVAN DESIGN STUDIO Menlo Park, CA sullivandesignstudio.com

L NATIVE VALLEY LANDSCAPE DESIGN Napa, CA nativevalleydesign.com

A CYNTHIA CHILDS ARCHITECT, UNIQUE CUSTOM HOMES Newport Beach, CA ccarchitect.com

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I FLINN DESIGNS

Newport Beach, CA flinndesigns.com

H LEGACY CDM INC. Newport Beach, CA legacycdm.com

H MN BUILDERS Oakland, CA mnbuilders.com

A BAY AREA DESIGNS Palo Alto, CA jenniferleedesigns.com

H CLARUM HOMES Palo Alto, CA clarum.com

A DAHLIN Pleasanton, CA dahlingroup.com

L AHLES LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Rancho Santa Fe, CA 858.756.8963

H MARK V. AGEE CONSTRUCTION

Rancho Santa Fe, CA markvagee.com

H MUNSCH HOMES

Rancho Santa Fe, CA munschhomes.com

L JONES LANDSCAPES Redondo Beach, CA joneslandscapesla.com

A SDG ARCHITECTURE Redwood City, CA sdgarchitecture.com

I SHELLEY & CO. INTERIOR DESIGN Ross, CA shelleyandcompany.com

I JENNIFER ROBIN INTERIORS San Anselmo, CA jrobininteriors.com

I LAUREN NELSON DESIGN San Anselmo, CA laurennelsondesign.com

L STUDIO GREEN San Anselmo, CA studiogreen.com

I MCCORMICK & WRIGHT San Diego, CA mccormickandwright.com

I STUDIO H DESIGN GROUP San Diego, CA studioh-int.com

A ARCANUM ARCHITECTURE, INC. San Francisco, CA arcanumarchitecture.com

H BRUNNER CONSTRUCTION San Francisco, CA brunnerco.com

H CAIRN CONSTRUCTION INC. San Francisco, CA cairnconstruction.com

I CATHERINE KWONG DESIGN San Francisco, CA catherinekwong.com

H CLAYTON TIMBRELL & COMPANY INC. San Francisco, CA claytontimbrell.com

A DAVID BUERGLER ARCHITECT San Francisco, CA davidbuergler.com

I FISHER WEISMAN BRUGIONI San Francisco, CA fwb-sf.com

I JAY JEFFERS San Francisco, CA jayjeffers.com

H JEFF KING & COMPANY San Francisco, CA jeffkingandco.com

A JILL LEWIS ARCHITECTURE San Francisco, CA jilllewisarchitecture.com

I KELLY HOHLA INTERIORS San Francisco, CA kellyhohlainteriors.com

I KENDALL WILKINSON DESIGN San Francisco, CA kendallwilkinson.com

I MAREA CLARK INTERIORS San Francisco, CA mareaclarkinteriors.com

A H NOVA DESIGNS + BUILDS San Francisco, CA novadesignsbuilds.com

A RED DOT STUDIO ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN San Francisco, CA reddotstudio.com

I REGAN BAKER DESIGN San Francisco, CA reganbakerdesign.com

A RICHARD BEARD ARCHITECTS San Francisco, CA richard-beard.com

L SCULPT GARDENS San Francisco, CA sculptgardens.com

A SUTRO ARCHITECTS San Francisco, CA sutroarchitects.com

I TUCKER & MARKS San Francisco, CA tuckerandmarks.com

H PALMER CONSTRUCTION San Juan Capistrano, CA palmerconstruction.com

H BRELLIN COMPANY San Rafael, CA brellinco.com

A WILKINSON ARCHITECTURAL GROUP San Rafael, CA wilkarchitect.com

H NEW WEST BUILDERS Santa Ana, CA 714.412.5263

L BOSKY LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Santa Barbara, CA boskyland.com

H LEONARD UNANDER ASSOCIATES, INC. Santa Barbara, CA unanderconstruction.com

I CHRISTINE MARKATOS DESIGN Santa Monica, CA markatosdesign.com

H WRIGHT CONTRACTING, LLC Santa Rosa, CA wrightcontracting.com

H BK CUSTOM BUILDERS Saratoga, CA 408.690.5313

A MEMARIE ASSOCIATES Saratoga, CA memarie.com

I SARAHLIZ LAWSON DESIGN, INC. Saratoga, CA sarahlizlawson.com

I KOBUS INTERIORS Sausalito, CA martinkobushome.com

H HERBST CONSTRUCTION, INC. Solana Beach, CA herbstconstruction.com

I INTIMATE LIVING INTERIORS Solana Beach, CA intimatelivinginteriors.com

A JOHN P. JENSEN ARCHITECT Solana Beach, CA johnjensenarchitect.com

I KERN & CO. SUSAN SPATH INTERIOR DESIGN Solana Beach, CA kerncodesigns.com

I 22 INTERIORS Studio City, CA 22interiors.com

H ROBERT MORKEN CONSTRUCTION Tahoe Vista, CA 530.386.1512

H MARTIN-STEPHAN BUILDERS, INC. Thousand Oaks, CA martin-stephanbuilders.com

I BAYON DESIGN STUDIO Tiburon, CA bayondesignstudio.com

L ROCK & ROSE NURSERY + LANDSCAPE Truckee, CA rocknrose.com

L VANDERTOOLEN ASSOCIATES Walnut Creek, CA vandertoolen.com

I JESS DIAB STUDIO West Hollywood, CA jessdiabstudio.com

I STUDIO LIFE/STYLE West Hollywood, CA studio-lifestyle.com

L NICK DEAN LANDSCAPE DESIGN, INC. Woodland Hills, CA nickdeanlandscapedesign.com

I DEL GAVIO GROUP Woodside, CA delgaviogroup.com

H MARK KELLEY CONSTRUCTION CO, INC. Woodside, CA kelleycustomhomes.com

Colorado

L DESIGN WORKSHOP Aspen, CO designworkshop.com

A I FORUM PHI Aspen, CO forumphi.com

L LIFT STUDIO Aspen, CO liftstudiolandscape.net

A I MENENDEZ ARCHITECTS + INTERIORS Aspen, CO menendezarchitects.com

A I ROWLAND+BROUGHTON Aspen, CO rowlandbroughton.com

H BECK BUILDING COMPANY Avon, CO beckbuilds.com

I CASEY & COMPANY INTERIOR DESIGN Avon, CO caseyco-id.com

H SHAEFFER HYDE CONSTRUCTION Avon, CO shaefferhyde.com

A CCY ARCHITECTS Basalt, CO ccyarchitects.com

L MARPA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE + CONSTRUCTION Boulder, CO marpa.com

A MOSAIC ARCHITECTS & INTERIORS Boulder, CO mosaicarchitects.com

A BHH PARTNERS, PLANNERS AND ARCHITECTS Breckenridge, CO bhhpartnersco.com

H KORU LTD. Carbondale, CO korultd.com

H 5280 CONTRACTING Castle Rock, CO 5280contracting.com

A H I CHALET Denver, CO chaletcolorado.com

L DAVE JOHNSON LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Denver, CO johnsonlandart.com

H DOMANI HOMES, INC. Denver, CO domanihomes.com

I DUET DESIGN GROUP Denver, CO duetdesigngroup.com

I KALEIDOSCOPE DESIGN Denver, CO kaleidoscopedesigndenver.com

I NOBLE DESIGN GROUP Denver, CO nobledesigngroup.com

H PURE CONSTRUCTION Denver, CO pureconstructiondenver.com

A SALTED: ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN Denver, CO saltedarch.com

A STUDIOHOFF ARCHITECTURE Denver, CO studiohoff.com

A S3 ARCHITECTURAL GROUP, LLC Eagle, CO s3ag.com

A BERGLUND ARCHITECTS Edwards, CO berglundarchitects.com

L DENNIS ANDERSON LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Edwards, CO 970.390.3745

I JACOBS + INTERIORS Edwards, CO jacobsinteriors.com

I COLLECTIVE DESIGN Frisco, CO collectivedg.com

H PINNACLE MOUNTAIN HOMES Frisco, CO pinnaclemtnhomes.com

H OLD GREENWICH BUILDERS Glendale, CO oldgreenwichbuilders.com

A MITCHELL ARCHITECTURE Greenwood Village, CO

I STUDIO THOMAS Greenwood Village, CO studio-thomas.com

L DESIGNS BY SUNDOWN Littleton, CO designsbysundown.com

I INSIDE STORIES, LLC Littleton, CO insidestories.com

H METERMATTERS, INC. Littleton, CO

L CERES+ LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Silverthorne, CO ceres-plus.com

A E CUMMINGS ARCHITECT Telluride, CO ecummingsarchitect.com

H FORTENBERRY & RICKS, LLC Telluride, CO 970.728.4321

I KIMILLE TAYLOR, INC. Telluride, CO kimilletaylor.com

A MORTON ARCHITECTS, INC. Telluride, CO mortonarchitects.com

A KH WEBB ARCHITECTS Vail, CO khwebb.com

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Connecticut

I MCGRATH II Greenwich, CT mcgrath2.com

I ATELIER ROAN Westport, CT atelierroan.co

Delaware

A LESLIE KELLY ARCHITECTURE Wilmington, DE 302.777.3335

Florida

H ROSS BUILT CONSTRUCTION

Bradenton, FL rossbuilt.com

A STRANG DESIGN Coconut Grove, FL strang.design

I ASSURE INTERIORS

Coral Gables, FL assureinteriors.com

A CARLOS PALMER

ARCHITECTURE

Coral Gables, FL 786.218.6602

I CAROLINA DESIGN LLC

Coral Gables, FL carolinafreyre.com

A CMA DESIGN STUDIO INC.

Coral Gables, FL cma.design

I CALIMIA HOME Doral, FL calimiahome.com

H HCD GROUP CORP Fort Lauderdale, FL hcdgroupcorp.com

L R.S. WALSH LANDSCAPING Fort Myers, FL rswalsh.com

L NIELSEN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS Jupiter, FL nielsenlandarch.com

H WILLOUGHBY CONSTRUCTION Jupiter, FL willoughbyconstruction.com

I 10.STUDIO

Key Biscayne, FL tendotstudio.com

L EXOTICSCAPE LANDSCAPE

ARCHITECTURE

Key Biscayne, FL exoticscape.com

I WILLIAM B. SCARBROUGH DESIGNS Lakeland, FL 863.205.6738

A AJ/A Miami, FL alfonsojurado.com

A H ARAGON CONSTRUCTION Miami, FL aragonconstruction.net

I B. PILA DESIGN STUDIO Miami, FL bpiladesign.com

H CDC BUILDERS, INC. Miami, FL cdcbuilders.com

L CHRISTOPHER CAWLEY LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Miami, FL christophercawley.com

A I EOLO DESIGN ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS Miami, FL eolodesigns.com

H JOMED CONSTRUCTION Miami, FL jomedconstruction.com

H MOCCA GROUP Miami, FL moccagroup.com

I MONIOMI DESIGN Miami, FL moniomi.com

A PORTUONDO PEROTTI ARCHITECTS Miami, FL portuondo-perotti.com

I ROBERT RIONDA INTERIORS Miami, FL robertrionda.com

A H SA BUILDERS, LLC Miami, FL sabuilders.us

H SANANDRES CONSTRUCTION & CONSULTING GROUP Miami, FL sanandrescg.com

H CGU HOMES Naples, FL cgunlimited.com

H KURTZ HOMES NAPLES Naples, FL kurtzhomes.com

H MARK HICKMAN HOMES Naples, FL 630.915.2487

I MEGAN HICKMAN DESIGN Naples, FL meganhickmandesign.com

A I SDH STUDIO ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN North Miami Beach, FL sdhstudio.com

H TREO CONSTRUCTION North Miami Beach, FL treoconstruction.com

I DAVID MITCHELL BROWN Palm Beach, FL dmitchbrown.com

I ELLEN KAVANAUGH INTERIORS Palm Beach, FL ellenkavanaugh.com

L ENVIRONMENT DESIGN GROUP Palm Beach, FL environmentdesigngroup.com

H ISLAND CONSTRUCTION Palm Beach, FL islandconstructionpb.com

I SCOTT SANDERS LLC Palm Beach, FL scottsandersllc.com

L TODD MACLEAN OUTDOORS Palm Beach, FL toddmacleanoutdoors.com

I BLU INTERIORS Sarasota, FL bluinteriors.com

L BORDEN LANDSCAPE DESIGN Sarasota, FL bordenlandscape.com

H BOSTON LIGHT DEVELOPERS, LLC Sarasota, FL 617.901.4121

L MULLET BROTHERS INC. LANDSCAPING AND BRICK PAVING Sarasota, FL mullettbrothers.com

A PHIPPS HOME DESIGN Sarasota, FL phippshomedesign.com

L RIGHTWAY DESIGN Sarasota, FL 941.809.2806

A I TROP ARCHITECTURE Sarasota, FL troparchitecture.com

H VOIGT BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION Sarasota, FL voigtbrothers.com

I ACCENTRICS INTERIORS Tampa, FL accentricsinteriors.com

A COOPER JOHNSON SMITH PETERSON ARCHITECTS & TOWN PLANNERS Tampa, FL cjsarch.com

A BRENNER AND ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTURE, INC. Vero Beach, FL brennerarchitect.com

H HURYN CONSTRUCTION Vero Beach, FL hurynconstruction.com

I ROD MICKLEY INTERIORS Vero Beach, FL rodmickley.com

I DANIELLE ROLLINS INTERIORS West Palm Beach, FL danielledrollins.com

A LABERGE AND MÉNARD West Palm Beach, FL labergeandmenard.com

Georgia

I DANA LYNCH DESIGN Atlanta, GA danalynchdesign.com

H DERAZI HOMES Atlanta, GA derazihomes.com

H DOGWOOD HOMES, LLC Atlanta, GA 770.231.7668

L HOWARD DESIGN STUDIO Atlanta, GA howarddesignstudio.com

I SUSAN B. BOZEMAN DESIGNS, INC. Atlanta, GA susanbozemandesigns.com

A WILLIAM T. BAKER & ASSOCIATES Atlanta, GA wtbaker.com

I WOLF DESIGN GROUP, INC. Atlanta, GA wolfdesigngroup.com

H KIM L. WOODS CONSTRUCTION INC. Dalton, GA klwconstruction.weebly.com

A H I TERRACOTTA DESIGN BUILD CO. Decatur, GA terracottadesignbuild.com

H COLE CONSTRUCTION Milton, GA coleconstructionga.com

H HENRY COLE CONSTRUCTION, INC. Newnan, GA 770.755.4051

I AMTOWER INTERIOR + DESIGN Roswell, GA amtowerdesign.com

H BROOKS CONSTRUCTION GROUP, LLC Savannah, GA brooksconstruct.com

H WATERS BUILDING + DESIGN, LLC Savannah, GA watersbuild.com

Idaho

A BRUNELLE ARCHITECTS, INC. Hailey, ID brunellearchitects.com

H MAGLEBY CONSTRUCTIONSUN VALLEY Ketchum, ID maglebyconstruction.com

Illinois

H HOMES BY JAMES, INC. Arlington Heights, IL homesbyjamesinc.com

I AMY KARTHEISER DESIGN Chicago, IL amykartheiserdesign.com

H ATHENS CONSTRUCTION CO, INC. Chicago, IL athensconstruction.com

I BRUCE FOX DESIGN Chicago, IL brucefoxdesign.com

I BRYNN OLSON DESIGN GROUP Chicago, IL brynnolson.com

L CHICAGO ROOF DECK + GARDEN Chicago, IL chicagoroofdeck.com

L CHICAGO SPECIALTY GARDENS Chicago, IL chicagogardens.com

A I CRAIG & COMPANY Chicago, IL craigandco.com

I DEVON GRACE INTERIORS Chicago, IL devongraceinteriors.com

A FILORAMO TALSMA ARCHITECTURE Chicago, IL filoramotalsma.com

I JAMES THOMAS INTERIORS Chicago, IL jamesthomaschicago.com

L JAYSON DEGEETER LLC Chicago, IL jaysondegeeter.com

I JESSICA LAGRANGE INTERIORS Chicago, IL jessicalagrange.com

H LUXURY RESIDENCE GROUP BY POWER CONSTRUCTION Chicago, IL luxuryresidencegroupbypower.net

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I MICHAEL DEL PIERO GOOD DESIGN Chicago, IL michaeldelpiero.com

I PAM MAHER DESIGN Chicago, IL pammaherdesign.com

I STEVE + FILIP DESIGN Chicago, IL steveandfilipdesign.com

I STUDIO GILD Chicago, IL studiogild.com

I SUZANNE LOVELL INC. Chicago, IL suzannelovellinc.com

I TOM STRINGER DESIGN PARTNERS Chicago, IL tomstringer.com

A WHEELER KEARNS ARCHITECTS Chicago, IL wkarch.com

A MICHAEL ABRAHAM ARCHITECTURE Clarendon Hills, IL michael-abraham.com

A JMSTUDIO Evanston, IL jmsperti.com

A I MORGANTE WILSON ARCHITECTS Evanston, IL morgantewilson.com

I ANDREA GOLDMAN DESIGN Glencoe, IL andreagoldmandesign.com

A MUNSON ARCHITECTS Highland Park, IL 847.212.7005

I AXB INTERIORS Hinsdale, IL axbinteriors.com

H MG CUSTOM INC. Johnsburg, IL 847.951.4153

H LEGACY CUSTOM HOMES, LLC Lake Bluff, IL legacych.com

L MARIANI LANDSCAPE Lake Bluff, IL marianilandscape.com

I LYNNE BEYER DESIGN Lake Forest, IL lynnebeyer.com

I MEGAN WINTERS DESIGN Lake Forest, IL meganwinters.com

I LAUREN COLLANDER INTERIORS Naperville, IL laurencollanderinteriors.com

H EIGHTY-EIGHT DESIGN + CONSTRUCTION Oak Park, IL eightyeightinc.com

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G O L D L I S T

H VON DREELE-FREERKSEN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY Oak Park, IL vdfconstruction.com

H TRI-K DEVELOPMENT Palos Park, IL tri-kdev.com

H WUJCIK CONSTRUCTION GROUP, INC. Skokie, IL wujcik.com

L MIDWEST ARBOR CORPORATION Spring Grove, IL midwestarborcorp.com

Louisiana

A JEREMY CORKERN STUDIO New Orleans, LA jeremycorkernstudio.com

Maryland

I JAMIE MERIDA INTERIORS Easton, MD jamiemerida.com

Massachusetts

L REED HILDERBRAND Cambridge, MA reedhilderbrand.com

Michigan

I BONNIE WU DESIGN Ann Arbor, MI bonniewudesign.com

H COOLEY CONTRACTING Traverse City, MI cooleycontracting.com

L KTLA-DESIGNS Traverse City, MI ktla-designs.com

Missouri

I ANNIE KERN INTERIORS Kansas City, MO anniekerninteriors.com

Montana

H HIGHLINE PARTNERS Big Sky, MT highline-partners.com

H THE PRG GROUP Big Sky, MT theprggroup.com

A I CLB ARCHITECTS Bozeman, MT clbarchitects.com

L DESIGN 5 LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Bozeman, MT design5la.com

L FIELD STUDIO LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS Bozeman, MT fieldstudiola.com

A REID SMITH ARCHITECTS Bozeman, MT reidsmitharchitects.com

A STUDIO H DESIGN Bozeman, MT studiohdesigninc.com

H LOHSS CONSTRUCTION Gallatin Gateway, MT lohssconstruction.com

A WORKADAY DESIGN Kalispell, MT workadaydesign.com

I COOKE INTERIORS STUDIO Whitefish, MT 406.471.8679

L FORESTORATION Whitefish, MT forestoration.com

H MINDFUL DESIGNS Whitefish, MT mindfuldesignsinc.com

New Jersey

H BEACH CRAFT CONSTRUCTION LLC Allenwood, NJ 908.675.6326

A RICHARD GRAHAM ARCHITECTS Brielle, NJ grahamarchitect.com

I J. PATRYCE DESIGN & COMPANY Hoboken, NJ jpatrycedesign.com

A ANDREW FETHES ARCHITECTS, PA Oradell, NJ af-arch.com

A H STONEWATER ARCHITECTURE Summit, NJ stonewaterarch.com

New York

L JOSEPH W. TYREE LANDSCAPE DESIGN INC. Bridgehampton, NY josephwtyree.com

I RAJNI ALEX DESIGN Bronxville, NY rajnialexdesign.com

H RDM RENOVATION Brooklyn, NY rdmrenovation.com

H RENOVATION PARTNERS Brooklyn, NY 917.460.8080

H EASTERN CHATEAU East Hampton, NY easternchateau.com

A JOSEPH CERAMI & ASSOCIATES Hampton Bays, NY josephcerami.com

H TRUE NORTH DEVELOPMENT Huntington, NY truenorthli.com

I A.A. BAKER DESIGN Locust Valley, NY aabakerdesign.com

I TIMOTHY GODBOLD LTD. Long Island, NY timothygodbold.com

I BECKY SHEA DESIGN (BS/D) Long Island City, NY beckyshea.com

L MARSHALL PAETZEL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Mattituck, NY mplastudio.com

I AUGUSTA HOFFMAN STUDIO New York, NY augustahoffman.com

I CARLYLE DESIGNS New York, NY carlyledesigns.com

I DENISE KURIGER DESIGN New York, NY dkdltd.com

A DJ ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT, PC New York, NY djapc.com

I FOLEY&COX New York, NY foleyandcox.com

I GARROW KEDIGIAN INTERIOR DESIGN New York, NY garrowkedigian.com

I GNE ARCHITECTURE New York, NY gnearchitecture.com

A I IKE KLIGERMAN BARKLEY New York, NY ikba.com

I JESSICA SCHUSTER DESIGN New York, NY jessicaschuster.com

I KA DESIGN GROUP New York, NY kadesigngroup.com

I KATIE RIDDER INC. New York, NY katieridder.com

A KAY LEONG, ARCHITECT New York, NY

A I MARIO EGOZI ARCHITECT New York, NY marioegoziarchitect.com

I NICOLE FULLER INTERIORS New York, NY nicolefullerinteriors.com

I RAYCHEL WADE DESIGN New York, NY raychelwadedesign.com

I RYAN LAWSON, LLC New York, NY ryanlawson.com

I SARA STORY DESIGN New York, NY sarastorydesign.com

I SASHA BIKOFF INTERIOR DESIGN New York, NY sashabikoff.com

I THOM FILICIA INC. New York, NY thomfilicia.com

H J&J JOHNSON Queens, NY 718.392.3033

H NEW YORK RESIDENTIAL GROUP, INC. Ridgewood, NY 917.603.1414

H FORDEN & CO. BUILDERS Sag Harbor, NY fordenandco.com

L SUMMERHILL LANDSCAPES Sag Harbor, NY summerhilllandscapes.com

A VAL FLORIO ARCHITECT PLLC Sag Harbor, NY valflorioarchitect.com

I WINTER MCDERMOTT DESIGN Sag Harbor, NY wintermcdermott.com

I MONICA FRIED DESIGN Scarsdale, NY monicafrieddesign.com

H BK KUCK CONSTRUCTION Southampton, NY bkkuckconstruction.com

North Carolina

I KATHY SMITH INTERIORS Belmont, NC kathysmithinteriors.com

L FREEMAN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Charlotte, NC freemanlandscapearchitecture.com

I J LAYTON INTERIORS Charlotte, NC jlaytoninteriors.com

A PURSLEY DIXON ARCHITECTURE Charlotte, NC pursleydixon.com

H I KINGSWOOD CUSTOM HOMES Pineville, NC kingswoodhomes.com

Oregon

I HARPER HOUSE DESIGN Bend, OR harperhousedesign.com

A KAREN SMULAND ARCHITECT Bend, OR ksmulandarchitect.com

L SZABO LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Bend, OR szabo-la.com

H TREVIN DUEY CONSTRUCTION Sisters, OR trevindueyconstruction.com

South Carolina

I ALLISON ELEBASH INTERIOR DESIGN Mount Pleasant, SC allisonelebash.com

H CLINE HOMES Mount Pleasant, SC cline-homes.com

L NAVY YARD CHARLESTON DEVELOPMENT CO. Mount Pleasant, SC navyyardcharleston.com

A RUSH DIXON ARCHITECTS, LLC North Charleston, SC rushdixon.com

Tennessee

H MONTGOMERY CLASSIC CONSTRUCTION Brentwood, TN montgomeryccllc.com

A I LAUREL POWELL DESIGNS Chattanooga, TN laurelpowell.com

H WATERS-HOLLAND RESIDENTIAL BUILDERS Chattanooga, TN watersholland.com

A P. SHEA DESIGN Franklin, TN pshea.com

L U X E S O U R C E C O M

L DUKE DESIGN GROUP, LLC Nashville, TN dukedesigngroup.com

A DURDEN ARCHITECTURE Nashville, TN durdenarchitecture.com

H M. P. DANIEL CONSTRUCTION Nashville, TN 615.430.6696

I MCALPINE Nashville, TN mcalpinehouse.com

I NATALIE HAGER INTERIORS Nashville, TN nataliehagerinteriors.com

I R. HIGGINS INTERIORS Nashville, TN rhigginsinteriors.com

Texas

A I ALEX ROBINETTE, ARCHITECT Austin, TX alexrobinette.com

H ARROWHEAD CONSTRUCTION Austin, TX arrowhdtx.com

I FERN SANTINI, INC. Austin, TX fernsantini.com

I J.FISHER INTERIORS Austin, TX jfisherinteriors.com

L LANDWEST DESIGN GROUP Austin, TX landwest.com

A LARUE ARCHITECTS Austin, TX larue-architects.com

I LIZ MACPHAIL INTERIORS Austin, TX lizmacphailinteriors.com

H RB CUSTOM HOMES, LTD Austin, TX 512.791.2800

H RED TAIL CONSTRUCTION Austin, TX 310.962.5784

H REYNOLDS CUSTOM HOMES, INC. Austin, TX reynoldshomes.com

I SCW INTERIORS, LLC Austin, TX scwinteriors.com

L SITIO DESIGN Austin, TX sitiodesign.com

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SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS OF CALABASAS, SURROUNDED BY THE MALIBU COAST, WINERIES AND SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST ELEGANT ESTATES, THERE IS CALIBU VINEYARD.

A 7,300-square-foot showhome and residence, it features beautiful, state-of-the-art surface materials as seen at The International Surface Event, North America’s largest floor covering-centric gathering for the industry. But of course, Calibu Vineyard also proves a mecca to experience so many aspects of design, with premier partners having brought their best to its doors. It all happened as the creation of designer Jennifer Farrell, with The International Surface Event/ Informa Markets in collaboration. And now, an exclusive look is just beyond the turn of this page.

PROJECT PARTNER THE INTERNATIONAL SURFACE EVENT/ INFORMA MARKETS INDOOR APPLIANCES + PLUMBING FIXTURES FERGUSON BATH, KITCHEN & LIGHTING GALLERY TILE + PORCELAIN SLABS EMSER TILE STONE + QUARTZ SURFACES BEST CHEER STONE LIVING ROOM FURNITURE EICHHOLTZ OUTDOOR APPLIANCES LYNX BY MIDDLEBY HARDWOOD FLOORING + RUGS MOHAWK AND KARASTAN ADDITIONAL PARTNERS LAMPS PLUS | CREATIVE MAGNETIC FLOORING ANDERSON/TUFTEX | 11 RAVENS SIGNATURE HARDWARE | BALDWIN HARDWARE RUSTICA | CUSTOM COMFORT MATTRESS CALIFORNIA CLOSETS | ARHAUS S P E C I A L A D V E R T I S I N G S E C T I O N

In a high-end home, many of the elements that most define the design as a luxury one are not necessarily the most obvious. They are the details that elevate a space beyond basic function while delighting with a unique and lovely aesthetic. This is where Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery comes in. The showroom provides the widest selection of celebrated brands in a hands-on environment that makes choosing the perfect products a joy. No wonder Jennifer gravitated toward Ferguson for Calibu Vineyard’s appliance and decorative plumbing needs. In the end, three iconic brands became indicative of the showhome: Monogram, House of Rohl and Signature Hardware. As Ferguson area sales manager Stephanie McInnis puts it, “We worked closely with Jennifer and the teams from these beloved companies to bring statement pieces to the residence.”

“My favorite selection is the House of Rohl Victoria + Albert limestone bathtub in the primary suite. Jennifer selected the Tarpaulin Grey matte finish for the exterior and it is gorgeous.”

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“In Jennifer’s vision, we’ve brought two concepts to life for Calibu Vineyard’s surfaces: a classic luxe feel and a sense of being one with nature.”

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The argument could be made that surfaces are the visual foundation of a home, and that’s why Jennifer took her partnership with Emser Tile seriously. “She artfully collaborated with us to pair products and even gave deep consideration to how the grout would play a role in her vision,” says Emser’s vice president of marketing, Mara Heras. This made Calibu Vineyard a dream project for the team at Emser, where a fervor for the beauty and function of such materials is alive and well. With nationwide locations boasting the world’s finest tile and natural stone, the company is a comprehensive resource for interior and exterior surface selections. In the showhome, Passion Azul tile perfectly complements the custom kitchen sink, and every space is thoughtfully detailed with a stunning surface.

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Top A combination of Expanse Arabescato White, Mizu Taupe, Pocono Oak and Hanami Gray proved ideal for the primary bath. Left Who said the laundry room had to be all function and little form? At Calibu Vineyard, captivates as a wall feature. Photography Cameron Carothers

“When we first heard of the 19-foot waterfall island in the kitchen, we knew Namib Fantasy had to be the star of the show.”

Upon being asked to discuss the ways she and her team contributed to the Calibu Vineyard showhome, Kathy Xu, president of Best Cheer Stone, says, “The magic that can happen when placing several uniquely stunning design elements into one space is remarkable.” Indeed, this is a residence that puts that belief on full display. “The oversize Possini pendants from Lamps Plus that hang above our dramatic soft quartzite kitchen island pair perfectly with the stone,” Xu says. “The Perrin & Rowe satin gold faucet and Signature Hardware brass cabinet pulls also add a striking addition to this vignette.” For this project and many others, Best Cheer Stone makes such lovely coordination possible by providing an impressive selection of exquisite stone. With factories in China and Namibia, Africa, and 25 quarries worldwide, its sourcing of marble, granite, quartz and more is unparalleled. The collection featuring Namib Fantasy is most noteworthy, as BCS has built local infrastructure and training that provides more than 600 long-term jobs, strengthening and sustaining the local community in Namibia, Africa.

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As it celebrates 30 years of providing renowned luxury European furnishings, Eichholtz could not have found a better project to put its unique appeal on display than Calibu Vineyard. “The propery itself is magnificent, with the romantic vineyard, but the aesthetic and materials that Jennifer brought to it elevate the spaces further,” says Eichholtz marketing director US Alyssa Abrams. “We were honored to take part in this opportunity.” They did so by helping Jennifer select pieces that both fit the style and were immediately available through Eichholtz’s industry-leading quick-ship program. “After sharing our insights on recent introductions and the inspiration behind them, Jennifer was clear and decisive,” Abrams says. “This gave us confidence and made her vision come to life.” Indeed, with several hero pieces anchoring the most impactful vignettes in the home, Eichholtz was instrumental in bringing Calibu’s essence to fruition.

Left The living room includes the stunning Ditmar L sofa, Thousand Oaks coffee tables and Rubautelli chairs. Photography Cameron Carothers

LYNX

When in a location as breathtaking as Calibu Vineyard’s mountain-coastal Calabasas site, epic outdoor living is non-negotiable. Happily, Jennifer had the perfect partner to accomplish this in Lynx and its territory sales manager, Ryan Whitlock. “We met Jennifer during an industry event and when we learned of her need for amazing outdoor appliances, the collaboration was instantaneous,” Whitlock shares. With the designer’s ideal layout for an outdoor kitchen in play, the Lynx team helped her to specify an impressive suite of appliances, cabinetry and other features. “We are all about luxurious living and handcraftsmanship,” Whitlock says. “It’s about making delicious meals—from traditional barbeque to the most elegant recipes—on the finest materials money can buy, created by those who know and love their art.” In Calibu, Lynx displayed this ethos with fervor, producing an alfresco culinary center worthy of the most talented chef.

Top & Bottom With the Napoli outdoor oven, Ventana 30-inch double-access doors, 42-inch Professional grill and more, Calibu’s outdoor kitchen is equipped for it all.

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Whether because they complement the paint colors on the wall or the accent colors in the furniture and artwork, the flooring and rugs throughout Calibu Vineyard are a triumph of design and selection. It was made possible by a partnership with Mohawk, a leading global flooring manufacturer that also purveys Karastan rugs. “We have collaborated with Jennifer to provide pieces that enhance every room,” says Kelli Widdifield, senior vice president of marketing. From the TecWood Coastal Couture flooring in White Cap Oak to breathtaking rugs like Evolution Atlas Blue and Tryst Mykonos Cream, the specified products are true standouts. Of the art-worthy rugs, Widdifield shares, “Our artisans, averaging 30 years of experience, add their own personal touch to every piece.” It shows at Calibu Vineyard and beyond.

“Every room’s flooring is filled with color variation, grain patterns and character. This is the timeless magic and majesty of beautiful performance hardwoods.”

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Top The TecWood flooring paired with a neutral yet visually dynamic rug lends the primary bedroom a certain serenity. Right In the den/study, an eye-catching rug defines a sitting area within the larger space.
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“To showcase beautiful brands and products, engage design lovers, create a memorable experience and build a timeless home—that was my vision in creating Calibu Vineyard.” –Jennifer Farrell

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Set in Stone

Cheerfully nodding to England’s Arts and Crafts movement, a Santa Monica Canyon home’s Old World masonry flirts with colorful, contemporary interiors for a one-of-a-kind statement.

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WRITTEN BY MAILE PINGEL PHOTOGRAPHY BY KARYN MILLET Architecture: Jeffrey Dungan, Jeffrey Dungan Architects Interior Design: Joe Lucas, Lucas Studio, Inc. Home Builder: Jay Bruder, Bruder Construction Inc. Landscape Architecture: Patricia Benner, Benner Landscape Design Architect Jeffrey Dungan crafted a European-style home nestled into a wooded canyon. Elliptical openings in the exterior walls capture engaging views of the verdant property. The large planters are from Big Daddy’s Antiques and the lantern is a custom Dungan design.

These are happy people, who possess a wonderful sense of joie de vivre,” architect Jeffrey Dungan says of his clients, a pair of young creatives with two children. The couple has different aesthetic tastes—his lean “castle,” hers a bit more Cape Cod—but they found common ground as Dungan and designer Joe Lucas, their longtime friend and collaborator, envisioned a home that took its architectural cues from the Arts and Crafts movement while offering interiors befitted for modern life. For them, that meant personalitydriven work-from-home spaces and refined yet colorful, easygoing rooms that could withstand a cast of kids and canines.

“The architectural planning—or the ‘dreaming it up’ stage—that was the best part,” the wife recalls. “We sat down with Jeffrey and he asked how we lived and what we loved. It was wonderful to have someone ask us just what we needed.” This project marks the first time that the Alabama-based architect has ever worked in California and that, too, added inspiration. “It’s always exciting to do something new, and these clients wanted to build a type of home not often seen in Los Angeles,” Dungan explains. To wit, his stylistic reference points included 20th-century British architects like Edwin Lutyens and C.F.A. Voysey. “You want a house to fit into its neighborhood, but you still want it to wink at you from the street—and this residence is a little playful and slightly mischievous,” he says with a smile, noting that its success is due to his firm’s project architect, Ed Montano, and designer Michelle Cone as well.

“Most of what we build in L.A. is contemporary homes,” general contractor Jay Bruder adds. “This abode steps back in time, which was really refreshing.” The residence’s striking stonework, overseen by masonry master Steven Leatherbarrow, is another surprising element rarely found in Southern California. “It’s an effort to build a stone house in this area, but it’s worth it. It creates a sense of permanence,” the husband explains. There’s also a feeling of openness due to the presence of an oculus and large steel windows. As a result, natural light fills the space, bouncing off plaster walls by Erin

Leigh of Erin Leigh Paints and Textures that bring in “a more modern California vibe,” Lucas notes. Combining traditional with modern soon became a through line. “This house has a lot of Jeffrey’s signatures: chamfered corners, curves and a soft, mellow feel,” Lucas comments. “His material palette allowed me to mix shapes and textures to make things more interesting.” There are, of course, the classics—formal living spaces and rooms for entertaining—and a kitchen designed for a family that enjoys cooking. But it’s the deeply personal areas that make this house truly function for its owners. A secret bookcase door leads to the husband’s office, (“I love the fantasy realm, Dungeons & Dragons and ancient castles,” he shares.) while the wife’s is tucked away and soundproof, replete with a recording booth for her voice-over work. A little room, or “snug,” off the main living space provides a cozy den to gather “for reading, playing games or doing puzzles,” says Lucas, who also enlisted his firm’s design director, Jessica Spink, and senior designer Kana Liu to realize the home’s aesthetics. “It’s also a great spot for cocktails,” he says, especially thanks to a bespoke Charles Dudouyt-style table which adjusts to different heights. “Our clients brought a few sentimental pieces, but this was a fresh start,” Lucas continues, explaining that he helped them build an art collection that includes works by Edward Ruscha and Andrew Salgado. Meanwhile, the primary bedroom was designed to be an oasis, with a cashmere-flokati rug, white-washed ceiling and soothing garden views. “It’s light and bright, a really special place,” Lucas reflects.

Exteriors were given equal consideration, with Dungan designing entertaining areas such as the “grotto” between the lower level of the house and the pool. There, on summer evenings, the couple can enjoy dinner while watching their kids swim. And landscape architect Patricia Benner’s design harmonizes a nod toward English style with canyon life. “We didn’t want it too manicured, just a beautiful wilderness,” the wife remembers. “Our homes say a lot about us, whether we like it or not,” Dungan concludes. “And if you hire an architect, it’s this architect’s job to find out what’s wonderful about you.” Here, the result is an abode that, as Dungan believes, “is just fun”—which was exactly the point.

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Designer Joe Lucas outfitted the living room with a coffee table from his shop, Harbinger, a concave mirror from The Gallery at 200 Lex, and a chaise upholstered in Zak+Fox’s Esgii felt. The lamps are by Roy Hamilton Studios and the chandelier is from Lucca Antiques.

Left: A Thomas Hayes Studio Jantar dining table and bespoke Pepe chair in a Claremont stripe are joined by a Danish-style sofa from Harbinger in the keeping room. An urn by RF. Alvarez and Sheldon Ceramics sits atop an antique plinth from Blackman Cruz.

Opposite: The family’s dog, Josh, presides over the kitchen, which is enveloped by zellige tile from Mosaic House. A pendant by The Urban Electric Co., Allied Maker sconces and Thomas Hayes Studio barstools nod to a custom Ann-Morris pot rack.

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Above: The wife’s office is equipped with a kitchenette featuring cabinetry painted Farrow & Ball’s De Nimes, Rejuvenation shelves and hardware, and a Waterworks faucet. Above the sink is a vintage sea-glass-framed mirror from JF Chen. The same room’s banquette is topped with bouclé cushions from The Isle Mill. A 1950s French wicker bar cart found on 1stdibs and Lawson-Fenning coffee table round out the scheme. The rug is Marc Phillips.
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In a sunken entertaining area between the house and pool, a vintage French dining table from Harbinger is surrounded by Knot chairs from Janus et Cie.

Designed by Patricia Benner, the home’s landscape strikes a balance between English style and California cool.

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Tudor Session

Well-schooled in the art of historic preservation, an architect transforms his century-old Hancock Park abode with a playful touch.

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Architecture and Interior Design: Sonny Ward, June Street Architecture Home Builder: John Stone, JDSS Construction Company, Inc Landscape Architecture: Christine London, Christine London Ltd. A Cloud chandelier by Apparatus illuminates the foyer. Artwork by Danish painter Per Kirkeby and Shizu Saldamando adorn the stairwell. The bench is vintage, while the rug is from Decorative Carpets by Stark.

ny architect worth their T-square is familiar with the challenge of balancing form with function. For Sonny Ward, this tension turned personal when it came time to find his family a new home. With two children in the mix, he and his husband, entertainment executive Michael Lombardo, were seeking more space and a flat lot—something more practical than their previous stepped and terraced Hollywood Hills abode. Their hunt soon narrowed to Los Angeles’ historic Hancock Park neighborhood, where they “searched and searched forever,” Ward recalls.

The Tudor-style they turned up wasn’t necessarily where they imagined themselves—its Old Worldstyle flourishes, such as leaded windows and multiple gables, aren’t aligned with the modern or contemporary aesthetics they were seeking—yet the 1925 property undeniably checked all the right boxes. It had function and flair, and what alterations it did need were a perfect match for Ward’s skill set, equal parts new construction and historic renovation. Plus, the fact that it was owned by a single family over the course of nearly a century made it a true rarity.

The remarkably intact home also gave him a perfect opportunity to dig in (or, more accurately, geek out) when restoring and recreating its characteristic features. “A lot of L.A.’s older houses have been so altered and mucked with that, by the time you get to them, you often have to undo a lot,” Ward notes. Here, everything from the magnesite flooring to the 100-year-old trees had remained. Updating the extant historic fabric and recreating other elements while infusing the spaces with pieces that spoke to his family’s personality—a mix of bold patterns and textures enriched by a contemporary art collection—was right in his wheelhouse.

Because of the area’s Historic Preservation Overlay Zone status, Ward was especially mindful of design guidelines and regulations, taking particular care with the primary façade. The cast-stone and brick restoration involved repainting the mortar and matching a specific patina. And the architect’s other interventions included widening the rear living room doorway and contiguous outdoor patio, delicately relocating a 75-year-old pepper tree. Ward designed replacements to match the original gutter and scupper parts, plus all door and window hardware pieces were removed and polished.

He then devised various solutions to respect the residence’s physical integrity while still servicing the demands of his family. While the kitchen is now thoroughly modernized and wallpapered in a lively pattern, he opted to keep its original cozy table nook, adding leather to the existing bench. Gatherings often take place in the intimate downstairs library replete with a formidable, original fireplace and Prohibition-era bar. And upstairs, a “meet in the middle” room serves multiple functions. Inspired by modernism and wanting to tie the abode’s 1920s roots to other events from the same period, Ward tapped artist Scott Waterman to create an immersive mural inspired by Bauhaus costume designer Oskar Schlemmer. Then, in several bathrooms, the architect meticulously recreated classic ’20s tile dimensions, favoring small-format selections with subtle tweaks to material and scale, using McIntyre Tile. (The brand new primary bath, in contrast, is strikingly contemporary.)

Lombardo and Ward’s art collection is a mix of works by emerging L.A. artists and other pieces they’ve collected throughout the years. The duo doesn’t follow any particular playbook for amassing art, prioritizing acquiring a variety of creations in different media that resonate with their sensibilities instead. Drawings, paintings and collages by local artists Shizu Saldamando, Jay Lynn Gomez and Patrick Martinez, for instance, reflect their interest in Chinatown gallerist Charlie James’ compelling roster.

Because the backyard was “completely covered in,” Ward recalls, he tapped a frequent collaborator, landscape designer Christine London, to bring a sense of order and intention to the exterior. “We created a strong visual relationship with the garden from the interior, setting up axial or compositional views, and an easy everyday functionality for the indoor-outdoor flow,” London explains. “We integrated mother nature with playful elements for two young children.” In addition to a swimming pool, she designed a lotus and koi pond at the rear of the lot, where the same fish that inhabited the couple’s previous Hollywood property now live. Ginkgo, pomegranate and citrus trees round out a scheme that skillfully integrates mature heritage trees.

“My collaboration with Sonny and Mike was highly creative, with out-of-the-box thinking, historical information and disciplined design underpinnings—and it was enormous fun,” London reflects. And if there’s any sentiment summarizing success, it’s that.

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Holly Hunt sconces flank the living room entry, which showcases architect Sonny Ward’s favored mix of vintage furnishings with contemporary art such as works by Per Kirkeby and Anthony Pearson. The drapery fabric is Fortuny and the paint color is a custom Benjamin Moore mix.

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Above: Walnut’s hand-silk-screened Succulent wallcovering envelops the dining room. A chandelier sourced from Rewire is suspended above a dining table, both vintage, and a set of A. Rudin dining chairs. Painter Keith Mayerson’s Untitled (Keanu on the Roof) completes the scene.

Opposite: Sunbrella fabric covers the seating in the breakfast room as well as the walls. The mixed-media piece is 25 and Still Alive (Omar) by L.A.-based artist Patrick Martinez.

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Right: Ward opted to keep the original kitchen nook intact, complete with its single-leg table.

Zig Zag wallpaper from Walnut adds a spirited touch, and a painting by Italian artist Francesco Campanoni is perfectly framed in the niche.

Opposite: In the kitchen, cabinetry by Showcase Cabinetry is paired with original polished-nickel hardware. The countertops and backsplash are Carrara marble.

A heritage tree was painstakingly relocated to expand the rear patio area, which now includes a swimming pool lined with glass tiles from Ann Sacks. Vintage Paul László furniture and David Cressey ceramics nod to various eras of seminal Southern California design.
“This collaboration was highly creative, with out-of-the-box thinking, historical information and disciplined design underpinnings—and it was enormous fun.”
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CULTURAL CROSSROADS

In Los Angeles, artist Ken Gun Min’s eclectic works channel the city’s undercurrents.

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Diverse communities have long converged—or even crashed together—in Los Angeles. It’s fertile ground for Ken Gun Min, whose kaleidoscopic mixed-media art intersects different worlds. Through his eyes, Asian art history toys with the Western canon, pop iconography merges with folklore, and Asian queer masculinity mingles with melancholy.

Traversing different environments is familiar territory for the artist, a Seoul native who lived in Europe and San Francisco before moving to L.A. The space he resides and works in today is a microcosm of his hybridity, full of vintage furniture, figurines, flowers from his garden and colorful porcelain—from Nippon pieces to European chinoiserie that “mimics the Asian aesthetic through the Western gaze,” he notes.

Materials and their cultural significance are integral to his practice, which combines Korean pearl pigments with oils more common in Western art. He applies these on various linens, including one traditionally used in Korean burial rites, or raw canvas treated to resemble rice paper. He then embroiders Korean silk thread and found objects such as salvaged fabrics and crystal beads from his beloved grandmother, who taught him to sew. Having survived Japanese occupation and the Korean War, she imparted on him “how to be an artist, but even more so how to live as a human being among rapid changes,” Min reflects.

Upheavals underscored his recent show, “Silverlake Dog Park,” at the Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, for which he created a sublime world inspired by L.A. neighborhoods. Isolated during the pandemic and reeling from the loss of a relative, Min wanted to “construct an imaginary space to navigate these tangled feelings,” he shares. There is love and adoration in his sensual portraits of Asian men and male nudes enveloped in lush Californian flora. But there is also wistful grief in the dogs wandering through this “very emotional landscape,” the artist notes.

With a January group show at Craft Contemporary (plus exhibitions throughout L.A., another solo one at Shulamit Nazarian and an Expo Chicago booth in 2023), Min plans to explore more histories underlining his city, from its queer roots to its immigrant enclaves, all while situating his own gay, Asian identity. Because, Min says, in all his cross-cultural explorations, he is “always trying to find that connection with people and place.”

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Artist Ken Gun Min’s practice mixes a variety of media, including collage and paint on ceramics (left and below). In a notebook, the rich inspiration for his reflections on history, identity and culture coalesces into sketches (bottom).

THREE’S A PARTY

Designed with a trio of structures that function as one, a young family’s playful Costa Mesa compound is a fresh twist on modern farmhouse style.

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Architecture: Christopher Brandon, Brandon Architects Interior Design: Raili Clasen, Raili CA Design Home Builder: Ross Savage, KRS Development, Inc. The clients requested a punk rock atmosphere for the pool house, which features a pink neon sign of a favorite lyric from Queen. RH’s Aegean aluminum lounge chairs sit on the deck.

omeowner Kenzie Vath— with her pink hair, Iris Apfel glasses and penchant for WhIsBe’s street art—likes to think outside the box.

“I may work in a corporate environment, but everyone knows I’m very eclectic,” she says with a smile. “I like a little bit of funky in my life.” So, when she and her husband, Collin, bought a simple, one-story house on an enviable double lot in Costa Mesa, Kenzie immediately began dreaming about how she could make their home feel both respectful and appropriate within the context of its modest, traditional neighborhood— while still showcasing her singular style.

The Vaths’ first move involved tapping architect Christopher Brandon to reimagine the property and realize Kenzie’s out-of-the-box vision: a modern farmhouse complete with contemporary and industrial elements. Remodeling the existing house didn’t make as much sense as razing it and starting over, which allowed the couple to gain what they really wanted—a home oriented around a bigger backyard designed for family fun and entertaining. Because Kenzie and Collin—parents to three-year-old Hudson, Brooklyn, aged one, and a newborn named Lenox—wanted ample living space, they originally presented Brandon with inspiration for a two-story structure. But ultimately, neither them nor the architect could reconcile this idea in a neighborhood chock-full of one-story ranch houses and beach cottages.

Instead, Brandon devised a thoughtful and visually alluring architectural scheme. “Rather than building a two-story home, we broke it down into three single-story structures,” he explains. “To avoid having this big, new house seemingly appear out of nowhere, we built a small farmhouse structure that looked original—like it had been slowly added on to and modernized over time.” This central, white-brick building, which boasts a metal roof and wooden dormers, houses the large, open common areas. Beside it is a bedroom wing reminiscent of a white-clad beach cottage. And on the opposite side sits the garage, which is styled like a modern barn with vertical cedar siding. All three are united by two materials that delivered on the couple’s contemporary inclinations: corrugated metal and plenty of glass.

“They love glass, and wanted lots of it,” Brandon recalls. “When we reduced the house to one level,

I wasn’t disappointed because I knew we’d have ample opportunities for volume and light.” The architect designed each room to usher in as much sunlight as possible, creating a seamless indooroutdoor connection. He even delineated the kids’ playroom from the living room with steel-andglass partitions, giving the children their own place to play while remaining visible to the parents. Meanwhile, 14-foot-tall ceilings in the public spaces allowed for a wall of sliding glass doors with a line of clerestory windows above.

“When you walk in through the front door, it’s almost like stepping into a resort, because you’re drawn toward the oasis-like backyard,” enthuses designer Raili Clasen, whom Kenzie called upon to create interior spaces that would deliver as much personality as the home’s architecture. “It’s not just a house. It’s a moment. It makes you feel like you’re ready for a party,” she adds.

To that end, Clasen was inspired to create a stunning bar within the open living room-andkitchen that would function as the ultimate staycation spot—and as the calling card of the home’s public zone. “I always imagined this abode full of people, because these clients love to entertain. I wanted to make their bar an experience—like going up to order a drink at a gorgeous hotel,” the designer says.

“I believe that every space should have something that makes a fun statement or represents the owners,” Clasen notes. “The rooms here are mostly neutral to allow one or two elements to stand out.” In the kitchen, for example, that eye-catching element is the Moroccan Mosaic & Tile House backsplash, while, in the kids’ bathroom, it’s rainbow tile on the floor, walls and ceiling.

And she treated the outdoor spaces as extensions of the interior ones, too, outfitting each area for dining and lounging with large groups. A pass-through window leads from the prep kitchen to the outdoor bar, while the deck lines up with the door to the couple’s Airstream, which doubles as a guesthouse. “Chris positioned it perfectly, so that if we ever want to take it out, we just pull it right through the garage and go,” Kenzie comments. The pool house takes on what Clasen describes as a punk rock vibe and fittingly serves as a music room filled with instruments for all to enjoy. “I was never interested in whatever was trending—I was more interested in what was ‘us,’ ” Kenzie shares. “In the end, we got a house that’s truly an expression of who we are.”

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“WE BUILT A SMALL FARMHOUSE STRUCTURE THAT LOOKED ORIGINAL— LIKE IT HAD BEEN SLOWLY ADDED ON TO AND MODERNIZED OVER TIME.”
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The children’s den is delineated from the main open living area by a dramatic glass-and-steel paneled wall. A Saparella sofa by Ligne Roset and Green Design Gallery coffee table anchor the space, while a Taya basket by Expedition Subsahara and West Elm rug add pops of color. Above: Moroccan Mosaic & Tile House’s Chawen backsplash tile punctuates the kitchen and is complemented by black Zimbabwe aged-granite countertops and white oak cabinetry. Industry West’s Clara barstools line the island. An RH Globe chandelier hangs above. Opposite: A bespoke rope light fixture by Southern Electric adds drama to the bar. Designer Raili Clasen repeated the same Chawen tile used in the kitchen backsplash for the toe kick, this time in a reverse colorway.
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Above: In the primary bath, a freestanding Victoria + Albert tub from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery is accented with antique brass hardware from Watermark. An ethereal Vertigo pendant crowns the room. Left: Sherwin-Williams’ Pure White lends the primary bedroom a tranquil and serene vibe. A custom built-in bed and floating nightstands in neutral tones set off glass-and-steel doors, while Cloud chairs by RH flank a stump coffee table from Australia. The bedding is Parachute.
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Right: The homeowners commissioned artist Chris McNeil of Look Signs to paint the graffiti wall in the powder room, while Warhol’s Flowers from Flavor Paper wraps an adjacent wall and ceiling. “We have people say this is their favorite room in the house,” says owner Kenzie Vath.

Opposite: The deck seamlessly connects to the couple’s Airstream, which doubles as a guesthouse. The outdoor dining space boasts an Aegean table by RH, Komodo chairs from Teak Warehouse and a custom fire pit. A pass-through bar area allows access from the prep kitchen to the barbecue.

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