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SHOW TIME I am very excited to attend the Maison de Luxe Show House at the Greystone Estate in Beverly Hills this December. There will be a ton of talent from across the country designing rooms in the iconic estate. Amazing design and it’s for a good cause: raising funds for The Friends of Greystone. maisondeluxeatgreystone.com
STYLE FILE Similar to my design style, my fashion taste runs wide. I like to mix it up and stay current. Some days I’m modern with a bohemian twist, other days I can go classic city or even beach chic. No matter the look, my wardrobe is always completed with unique jewelry and topped off with a great pair of heels! Currently, I’m loving OC local Gina Van Ocker’s jewelry. 949.244.8831
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IT COMES TO ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN, SIGHTSEEING AND REVELING IN THEIR STATE. INTERIOR DESIGNER LISA M C DENNON DIVULGES ON HER FAVORITE EARTH-HUGGING LANDSCAPE, GO-TO GIFT SHOP AND FASHIONABLE JEWELS.
PARK IT Although a recent trip to Manhattan has me enamored of historical architecture, embellished stone and glass skyscrapers, Southern California’s skyline is better known for its expansive earth-hugging design and landscape. My all-time favorite place is Heisler Park; it’s a real hidden gem. Just blocks from my home, I start my days there with early morning workouts at Rock Pile Beach. It’s as if I’ve been transported to a Hawaiian oasis. The meandering paths, park areas and crashing surf are fabulous. Go to watch the sunset. lagunabeachinfo.com 4
ODDS AND ENDS Areo Home on Ocean Avenue in Laguna Beach is one of my favorite local shops. For years, it has been my go-to for gifts, books, frames, candles and objets d’art for clients. They carry items from HomArt, imports from Asia and tons of unusual pieces that have an ethnic flair. Ask for the manager, Ashley Washburn, who is terrific. And, if you do pick up a gift, have it wrapped with their signature brown paper and wax seal. areohome.com
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RUSSELLSHUBIN INDUSTRIAL CHIC I love stopping at Cleveland Art, which is located in a great and gritty warehouse downtown. The shop specializes in repurposing industrial objects and surplus as functional furniture and design pieces. There’s nothing quite like Jason Wein’s custom handblown glass lighting. I’ve ordered several anamorphic glass shapes for custom lights and trays. Ask for Ace Misiunas. She is very knowledgeable about every object in their warehouse. clevelandart.com 2
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ART SCENE I’ve been frequenting the Geffen Contemporary Museum in Little Tokyo since the 1980s. The permanent collection is amazing, but I go for the temporary exhibits, which always leave me in a contemplative state. The building is an old warehouse renovated by Frank Gehry in the ’80s; he left much of the original structure and integrity of the warehouse intact. The large scale of the interior is the perfect backdrop for the eclectic range of installations. Make a day of it and cap it off with a bit of sake and sushi in Little Tokyo. moca.org 3
THE GREAT ESCAPE The Montage in Laguna Beach is one of my favorite escapes. It’s akin to going to a spa where the focus is to refuel and accomplish nothing. My wife and I also like the fact that downtown Laguna is filled with restaurants and shops that we can just slide in and out of with no agenda. One of our favorite stores is Kerry Cassill; I personally like the beach vibe fabric designs for bedding. montagelagunabeach.com 4
NATURAL SURROUNDINGS The Getty Villa is one of the best destinations to experience the outdoors and connect with nature. It’s walking distance from my home in Sunset Mesa, but feels like somewhere on the Amalfi Coast. The exterior grounds have a number of well-manicured courtyards and gardens offering stunning vistas of the ocean. Head there mid-morning and enjoy breakfast on the deck. getty.edu
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ASIAN INFLUENCE I love mixing antiques—especially Oriental items—in with my current design projects to pay homage to the wonderful designers and artists from the past. In San Diego, Genghis Khan is a treasure trove of Asian antique furnishings, including altar tables, chests and cabinets. Their abundant array of accessories, such as stone and woodcarvings, garden elements, vintage fabrics and architectural ornaments, are hard to resist! gkfurniture.com 2
FRENCH LESSONS Since discovering Bleu Bohème in Kensington, I find myself thinking of it time and again. Chef Ken Irvine’s creation is a nod to France’s past generations mixing the free-spirited Left Bank of Paris with the tradition of rural areas. It is laid-back and has the perfect menu with a charcuterie platter that's hard to beat. Pair it with a great Sauvignon Blanc and good company, and you're all set. bleuboheme.com
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DOING THE DEL I live in Coronado, which is a destination itself, and when I am home I love escaping to the Hotel del Coronado. The minute my feet hit the sand, my heart slows down a few beats and I know I am at the “Del.” Most mornings when the tide is low, I run on the beach that fronts the hotel. Often, dolphins can be seen just off the shore. Then, it’s coffee or breakfast at the Duchess Cottage. It’s easy to escape when you have paradise in your own backyard! hoteldel.com 4
HISTORICAL REFERENCE For such a young city, San Diego has some wonderful architectural history. I have been a fan of architect Irving Gill—a local icon—for many years, and there are still some good examples of his work in existence, including The Bishop’s School in La Jolla. I always appreciate seeing the attention to detail the pre-WWII designers and architects took in building the old San Diego neighborhoods. sandiegohistory.org
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1. Penhurst Chandelier displayed at Linden Rose & Co., a boutique style showroom with beautiful classic lighting. Price available upon request. lindenrosecompany.com 2. Versatile. Modern. Unique. BDG Design Group uses innovative and daring materials that create aesthetically pleasing solutions to meet the demands of architects, designers and their clients. Pricing available upon request. bdgdesigngroup.com 3. THGâ€™s newest collection features crystal handles from the legendary glassmaker, Daum. Since 1878, Daum has worked with renowned artist like Dali and Braque. Priced from $15,700 to $16,628. Available to designers/architects at B&C Select, Laguna Design Center. 949.362.8160 4. New at Fixtures Living, the EVO. Driven by a passion for connecting people around food, EVO provides energy-efficient, circular, flattop cooking platforms designed for interactive, social experiences. fixturesliving.com PROMOTION
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One thing in particular has remained since Hutton Wilkinson took over the late Tony Duquette's legacy: the jewelry is still fearless, as evidenced in Wilkinson’s new book Tony Duquette/Hutton Wilkinson Jewelry, due out this November. The lavish, unapologetic designs can be seen in all their extravagant glory in the gorgeous pages of Wilkinson’s third book. “Tony always said that the difference between animals and humans is adornment,” says the charismatic designer. “We each have to eat and procreate to survive, but how we choose to clothe ourselves is the true difference. That’s magic.” Magic, indeed. Organized by color and material, Wilkinson’s latest oeuvre showcases the captivating explosion of gems—all one-of-a-kind pieces—that is synonymous with the Tony Duquette brand. “This book was written to inspire individuality and creativity in others,” says Wilkinson. “It’s for anyone who aspires to pretty things.” abramsbooks.com
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BUENOS’ BEST Chic-up your tabletop with an Argentinean beauty. Airedelsur’s Marcelo Lucini creates pieces that truly embody his native home and heritage. Handcrafted by Argentinean artisans, Lucini’s coveted home décor line mergers distinctive materials into sleek objects. The punta box, shown, is crafted from alpaca silver, cream goat leather and wood. What an elegant way to corral! airedelsur.com
MUSEUM QUALITY When an artist is revered as one of the most significant painters of his time, there’s only one natural course of action: build a comprehensive museum dedicated to preserving his legacy. On November 18, the Clyfford Still Museum opens in Denver within a cantilevered structure designed by Allied Works Architecture, shedding natural and metaphorical light on an oeuvre that has largely never before been on public display. clyffordstillmuseum.org
CANADIAN FLAVOR Just a stone’s throw over Lake Ontario in Toronto’s business district lies the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company’s first Canadian outpost to date—and the newest location from the luxury hotel brand. Unveiled this past spring, the 53-story Ritz-Carlton, Toronto consists of a hotel, residences, spa and world-class restaurant, all laden with Canadian insignia, including works by local artists and engraved replicas of the country’s symbolic maple leaf. The 23,000-square-foot spa’s co-ed sun room, shown, is awash with natural light and serene hues. ritzcarlton.com
STONE COLD Get ready to rock your wall…and your world. Phillip Jeffries’ new handcrafted wall covering collection, Geology, lets you sheath your walls with the earthy look of outdoor slate without the bulk and installation challenges of the real deal. The innovative wall coverings company developed a microthin veneer of authentic honed slate adhered to a flexible panel that easily applies to walls and even bends around curves. Six colorations are available in the collection, ranging from subdued gray to variegated patterns and shimmering metallics. phillipjeffries.com
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MODERN MARVEL HL23, the new landmark building by acclaimed Los Angeles architect Neil Denari, welcomed its first residents this past summer in Manhattan's reinvigorated West Chelsea neighborhood. The 14-story structure houses 11 full-floor residences—including two duplexes—with sweeping views of the High Line park, thanks to floor-to-ceiling, low-iron windows. The sleek exterior is a perfect fit for the modern, clean interiors by Danish designer Thomas Juul-Hansen. Adding to the narrative of the building, HL23 collaborated with April Magen, of Magen H. Gallery, and Nicholas Kilner, of Sebastian + Barquet, on selecting midcentury modern furnishings to adorn some spaces. hl23.com
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SKIN DEEP Maker of sumptuous leather goods, Moore & Giles has introduced a lust-worthy material line by modern-meets-traditional interior designer Kara Mann. From rich French nubuck suede and buttery aniline leather to polished German calfskin, the new collection features three distinct styles—Crave It, Need It, Want It—each with a different inspiration and finish. The new skins have roots in fashion, borrowing inspiration from iconic pieces like the Gucci moto jacket, Hermès Birkin bag and rockerchic leather pants, just like the designer herself, who was recently named to “The Vogue 100,” a group of influential leaders in the industry known for their distinctive taste. mooreandgiles.com
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BOOK SMART After two years of construction, and many more years of planning, the West Hollywood Library—part of Phase I of the West Hollywood Park Master Plan—is now open. Helmed by architects Steve Johnson and Jim Favaro, the 32,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art library boasts stunning architectural touches, such as a carved ceiling, and LEED Silver certification. weho.org
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Tony Duquette’s sunburst fixtures cast a twinkling glow on gray hues and silver metallic walls at the recently opened 2,200-square-foot private event space adjacent to Chicago’s Michelin star-rated Sepia. Gary Lee Partners, who designed the restaurant, was tasked with creating a sophisticated complement to the eatery’s sexy-cool interiors. The design team added stylish details, like a vintage 1910 walnut and pewter bar and an oversized antiqued gilded frame mirror that spans the back wall, which add a dramatic milieu to the versatile event space. sepiachicago.com
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BIRD’S EYE VIEW Dallas-based luxury home manufacturer Allan Knight is known for its inventive mix of materials, like the natureinspired Eda Tori Chandelier, shown, that pairs hand-carved wood in a platinum gilt finish, with aged iron and delicate rose quartz. The latest from the brand includes additions to their heralded Palm Beach furniture line that marry glitzy silver leaf with modern acrylic. allan-knight.com
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ARTISTIC STREAK Set a colorful table with whimsical textile designer Lulu de Kwiatkowski’s latest playful creation: a fun and flirty dinnerware and tabletop collection designed exclusively for Neiman Marcus. The line of plates, mugs, bowls and chargers is imbued with striking water-colored patterns and lively hues, hand-drawn by Lulu and riffing off the artist’s book of mixed collages, Lulu. Bursting with flora and fauna, the collection is inspired by de Kwiatkowski’s constant muse—none other than Mother Nature herself. neimanmarcus.com
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FOREIGN AFFAIRS It’s the private playground for jet setters—a legendary island where infinity pools proliferate and villa staff are at the ready. Mustique is most definitely a destination where dreams are built (both metaphorically and architecturally). The island’s 74 private villas are diverse in design style: there’s the über-modern Taliesin by Canadian architect Jack Diamond; Manolo Mestre’s Mexican-influenced Sheherezade, and Japanese-styled Shogun by Arne Hasselquist. The Moorishinspired Toucan Hill, shown, took the owner 10 years to complete, from its mosaicked fountains down to its eight-star-motifs throughout. mustique-island.com
CASUAL ELEGANCE Nestled on a residential street, a few blocks off Santa Monica Boulevard, you’ll find the intimate showroom of designer Rachel Horn. Known for her effortless bohemian style, Horn’s Los Angeles shop carries her inspired line of home décor and antiques. Set up in a quaint bungalow, the space is chock-full of hand-carved case goods and intricate furnishings that hold dear spots in the designer’s heart. “My showroom is a wonderful mix of all the things that I love,” says Horn. Case in point, the one-of-a-kind starburst mirror, shown, is from an artisan in the designer’s childhood home of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. rachelhorn.com
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Luxe sat down with longtime p.e. guerin fixture martin grubman for an intimate look at the history, philosophy and artistry behind the brand, started by master craftsman pierre emmanuel guerin when he left France for new york city in 1857, a cache of tiny chisels and hammers in hand. over 150 years later, p.e. guerin still stands in a four-story building on jane street whose simple façade belies the exquisite custom fixtures and hardware the company creates for clients around the world. the process remains much as it was when guerin himself first established his shop, and a visit to the foundry—the only one in existence in new york city—is akin to a trip back in time.
From historical reproductions to whimsical Flights oF Fancy, Fine decorative hardware Firm p.e. guerin FaithFully creates its handcraFted masterpieces just as its Founder did beFore the turn oF the last century.
HOW DO YOU PRESERVE THE gUERin HERiTAgE? it’s a family business, and always has been. guerin’s great grandnephew, andrew ward, runs the company, and we maintain a staff of about 60. many come to us as apprentices. the process is the same as when guerin was creating his own pieces. we still use his original tools—some are even older than the company—and when one breaks, we repair or recreate it ourselves. it’s not like we can go to the hardware store and replace it. the molds are handmade using patterns from our archive; we have an entire room full of them, stacked in boxes and on shelves from floor to ceiling. there are probably 100,000 different designs.
WAlk US THROUgH THE AcTUAl PROcESS. every piece in the shop is created, start-to-finish, by hand. we cast exclusively in sand—we go through about six tons a year—and each mold can only be used once. an impression is made in the sand using a pattern, or an actual model, and the metal is poured into the sand. that produces a raw casting, which gets hand filed and braised before going to a finish filer who smooths and refines it. after that it goes to a chaser, or chiseler, who uses chisels and hammers to re-delineate the design. the piece is polished and sent back to the chaser for more detail and texture—that’s what gives it its life-like nature—before it’s polished again, plated and patinated.
HOW MUcH cUSTOM WORk iS DOnE? a lot. one time someone came in and said, “i love hippos. can you make me a hippo faucet?” and i said, “sure!” someone else came in and said, “can you make me an elephant doorknob?” it happens all the time and no matter the request, we find a way to do it. every goofy thing you’ve ever heard of, we’ve made it. we collaborate with designers, architects and historians. guerin’s original work can still be seen in the hall of records and the villard houses in new york city, and in many historically significant buildings across the country. more current work can be found in the new york city public library—that was a restoration commission—tom Ford’s store on madison avenue and in museums.
DiScUSS YOUR cOMMiTMEnT TO cRAFT. there’s a character inherent in metal that can only be achieved by hand. you cannot accomplish it through other means. i analogize it this way: a machine-made sweater is perfect and looks just like all the other machine-made sweaters. but a handmade sweater—while not perfect—has a quality that draws you to it. it’s the same with metalwork. a hand-chased fixture possesses detail and personality and breaks up the light in a way that’s incredibly appealing. you just want to touch it. it’s a tactile aspect you get from something created by hand that you just don’t get when it’s made by a machine.
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2 SEA SIDE Inspired by the movement of the ocean—and by Greek Mythology’s daughter of the sea, Narissa—Alex Woo’s 14-karat yellow-gold necklace is a statement-making piece with a lacey tone. Narissa Crescent Necklace, $3,378; alexwoo.com
GONE ARE THE DAYS OF YOUR GRANDMOTHER’S TABLECLOTHS AND THE DOILY COASTERS SHE SET OUT FOR AFTERNOON TEA. THE CHICEST LACE-INSPIRED PIECES WHISPER SOPHISTICATION AND GLAMOUR.
1 DINING HABITS Guests will swoon as traditional dinnerware gets an updated look with Anthropologie’s new tabletop collection. Penumbral Doily Dinner Plate, $18 per plate; anthropologie.com
3 SHEER ELEGANCE Influenced by her love of fashion, Jennifer McGarigle’s sophisticated chair brings a touch of the runway to furnishings with swanky Venetian lace and silk upholstery. Tangerine Lace Chair, $2,400; floralartla.com
4 HOLD EVERYTHING Even the simplest of blooms take on a glamorous vibe when displayed in this opulent vase from Baccarat’s United Crystal Woods Collection, suggesting a baroque style with its crystal body of laceinspired facets. Forest of Dreams One-Vase Holder, $750; baccarat.com
5 TIME SENSITIVE Be both on time and trendy with Valentino’s Timeless 2011 Collection Lace, which interprets this latest fashion trend with a feminine yet high-tech accessory. Lace, price available upon request; valentino.com
7 SMOKE AND MIRRORS It’s a blue-tie affair with Dior’s new Blue Tie Collection, harmonizing smoky silver and navy shadows all in a lacelooking compact. Blue Tie Fall Color Collection, $70; dior.com
9 CUSHION CUT A crochet necklace from Sachin + Babi’s readyto-wear collection was the inspiration behind Ankasa’s svelte linen pillow with crocheted embroidery. ANK1518, $540; sachinandbabi.com
6 MERRY GO ROUND Designer Troy Benoit explores the geometry of overlapping circles— with an undertone of lace appeal—in this deliciously plush rug from Red Spruce for Odegard. Sand Dollar, $8,580; odegardinc.com
10 TOP NOTCH The hand-carved, lace-like accents on Isabelle Abramson’s six-sided vase makes this piece anything but ordinary. Porcelain Vase, $775; isabelleabramson.com
8 VINTAGE REVIVAL Luxury awaits with Kwiat’s lavish and lacy metal and diamond bracelet, shown here in 18-karat white gold. Kwiat Vintage Collection Bracelet, $38,400; kwiat.com
11 TAKE A SEAT The powder-coated bench from Richard Schultz—designed to look like a pruned shrub—is a modern seater with a lacy personality. Topiary Bench, price available upon request; richardschultz.com
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12 MILKY WAY Jab Anstoetz’s polyester fabric features a classic lace design that reflects sophistication and elegance. Hayet, price available to the trade; jab.de
14 13 FULLY LACED Strut your stuff and walk tall in Christian Louboutin’s sassy skyhigh heels made of satin and Chantilly lace, shown in nude and black. 1EN8, $995; christianlouboutin.com
FLOWER POWER Striking and romantic, Tord Boontje’s light fixture is both feminine and whimsical with its continuous floral metal strand-and-lace effect. Garland, price available upon request; artecnica.com
15 ON THE WEB Add a splash of color with designer Chris Kabatsi’s dynamic and transformative table shaped from bent steel. Hive Side Table, $840; arktura.com
16 NOTHING BUT NET Crocheting is a traditional pastime, but Marcel Wanders updates the notion with this contemporary lamp made of crocheted fiber. Crochet Lamp, price available upon request; marcelwanders.com
BORDER PATROL Channel high fashion with Creation Baumann’s custom red curtain fabric. Available with a 500-yard minimum, the haute couture-inspired textile has a border reminiscent of etched lace. Custom Red, price available upon request; creationbaumann.com
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ARTISTIC BENT company Artek retail $3,950
“This armchair is the perfect
Finnish architect Alvar Aalto blended sleek, contemporary lines with tongue-in-cheek ingenuity when concepting his classic Paimio chair. Deftly pushing the limits of tightly bent birch plywood, Aalto formed a sinuous frame and seat with an appealingly structural personality. Inspired by Marcel Breuer’s iconic Wassily Chair, the Paimio is deliberately crafted using native birch, which underscores its organic form.
side note to a tailored sofa and would lend a unique, relaxed look to any space. It’s a fabulous foil to a more traditionally designed piece— a punch of modernity to give a room interest. Also, the white color and neutral frame really makes you appreciate the silhouette.” AmAndA mAlson And Jolene BAllArd
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Designers Michael Partenio and Stacy Kunstel were inspired by an antique candelabra that sent them on a quest to inject old-fashioned romance back into today’s interiors. By modernizing the shape, adjusting the height and adding a lacquer-like finish, their fresh-feeling take allows for a luminous glow to settle over its onlookers. Handmade exclusively in the United States and composed of North American maplewood, the candelabra is available in a variety of hues.
on dining chair seats. You really would not need much else in a room with this incredible accent.”
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violet UNDeRGRoUND company Eduardo Garza retail $2,400
“Stones add a certain sexiness to any space. I especially love the color purple, and the amethyst is one of the sexiest stones there is. The smooth violet alongside the rugged shape makes for the perfect mix of hard and soft. Garza’s creation would look good in any room.”
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For designer Eduardo Garza, there’s more to art than simply fashioning together creative ideas: Only after ethically sourcing and personally selecting all the materials that encompass each one of his pieces does the design process begin. Precious metals, stones and other natural elements of the highest quality are then manipulated into striking objet d’arts, such as this vibrant amethyst accented in white gold leaf and cradled by a gilt base.
“I find this whimsical take on a classical form both intriguing and oddly humorous. It cleverly incorporates fashion into design, and is an ironic statement piece that could be utilized in almost any interior. Accessories provide the finishing touch to a well-designed room, and this figurine is the perfect piece to add personality and interest.” Jeff Andrews
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Porcelain manufacturer Nymphenburg celebrates its 260th anniversary with a limited edition of its famed Commedia dell’Arte figures, available exclusively at Kneen & Co. Originally sculpted by German artist Franz Anton Bustelli in 1759 and ’60, the 16 hand-painted figurines in the Couture Collection have now been dressed in original creations by renowned fashion designers including Christian Lacroix, Elie Saab and Vivienne Westwood. Esteban Cortazar (Emanuel Ungaro) shown here.
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ANGULAR PERFECTION company Robert Abbey retail price available upon request
“Robert Abbey’s Delta Table Lamp resembles a hint of a gemstone, and what girl doesn’t love a great jewel! This piece is perfect for a girl’s bedroom. I’d let the pink pop against a neutral wall color and mix in bold accent fabrics.” Erika PowEll
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Robert Abbey is known for its vibrant and unabashed use of bold color, and for pairing it with unexpected shapely fixtures, each customized to perfection. This distinctly formed ceramic table lamp—a beacon of bright fuchsia and polished nickel topped with a subdued oyster linen drum shade— heralds a modern statement that won’t soon be forgotten.
â€œCut velvet stripes look incredibly chic and tailored on upholstered furniture. This fabric would be especially handsome on chairs in a library. I adore the combination of colors. Leave it to Martyn Lawrence Bullard to deliver the perfect blend of luxury and coziness.â€?
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It comes as no surprise that LA-based designer-to-the-stars Martyn Lawrence Bullard has formed his signature fabric collection solely around luxury. The incredibly detailed line comprises striking prints and embroidered fabrics, complemented by lush cut velvets woven in a scallop-edged stripe. Portrayed in a variety of rich colors, its sensuous texture imparts a delicious tactile experience.
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Timothy Corrigan, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Lori Dennis, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Barry Dixon Inc. Warrenton, VA
Drake Design Associates New York, NY
Oliver M Furth, Design and Decoration Los Angeles, CA
Raymond Goins R.L. Goins, Inc. Atlanta, GA
Philip Gorrivan Design New York, NY
Jiun Ho, Inc. San Francisco, CA Eric Hughes Design New York, NY
Holly Hunt Chicago, IL
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Mary M C Donald Mary McDonald Inc. West Hollywood, CA
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David Phoenix Interior Design, Inc. Los Angeles, CA
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nathan turner Nathan Turner West Hollywood, CA
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Hutton Wilkinson Tony Duquette, Inc. West Hollywood, CA
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The recently opened boutique lighting showroom in Corona del Mar is 2,500 square feet of fabulous, with over 400 different pieces from such names as Arteriors, Fine Art Lamps, Ralph Lauren and Visual Comfort. lindenrosecompany.com
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Introduced this year, Lapchi’s André Arbus Collection—an homage to the iconic French designer—can be viewed this fall at its Los Angeles salon and includes 12 designs in various colorways rendered in handwoven Tibetan wool and fine silk. lapchi.com
The company’s Anaheim shop, which celebrates its newly expanded space with a grand reopening this fall, showcases a diverse selection of sophisticated floor, wall and tile choices—from rich marble and sleek hardwoods to glass mosaics and natural stone— including its innovative and award-winning porcelain hardwood products. Frequently evolving installations, a full range of updated kitchen and bath hardware, and an on-site kitchen designer make every visit a unique experience. porcelanosa-usa.com
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Offering an impressive array of appliances, the latest gourmet-friendly gadgets and gorgeous decorative plumbing for indoors and out, the San Diego location presents kitchen and bath options via eye-catching inspirational vignettes, many concepted by local designers. fixturesliving.com
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Italy’s Aran Cucine (arancucine.us) finally lands on our shores with a flagship showroom that threw open its doors last month at the PDC. Molta bella! Melrose welcomes Martyn Lawrence Bullard (martynlawrencebullard.com), Nathan Turner (nathanturner.com) and Kelly Wearstler (kellywearstler.com). Michael Smith (michaelsmithinc.com) increases his footprint with an expanded space.
If you experience a sense of déjà vu when walking into Kathryn Ireland’s (kathrynireland.com) new spot at Almont Yard, it’s because she’s taken over buddy Nathan Turner’s former address. Two new baubles on Beverly Boulevard are Thrive Décor (thrivedecor.com), Randy Esada’s place in the historic Heinsbergen building, and Restoration Hardware’s (restorationhardware.com) stunning 24,000-square-foot, two-level lifestyle mecca, shown.
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Maria Barry’s Rancho Santa Fe showroom has tripled in size to accommodate her comprehensive, turnkey approach and is filled with furniture and lighting from Barclay Butera, Henredon and Drexel Heritage to name a few; fine outdoor seating and dining options; and elegant Italian tableware and accessories. ledimora.com
The West Hollywood shop has been highlighting its latest designs with stylish, revolving window displays created by local industry faves such as Peter Dunham, David Dalton and Tim Clarke. decorativecarpets.com
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Claremont (claremontfurnishing.com) and Lucas Studio/Harbinger (lucasstudioinc.com) have moved to La Cienega; Santa Barbara’s SFA Design (sfadesign.com) and St. Croix Collection (thestcroixcollection.com) have unpacked boxes in the Quarter as well.
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The San Diego space is a modern design lover’s dream, with over 100 contemporary-minded lines that include Calligaris, Camerich, BDI and Reclaimed Modern, Hold It’s own collection of one-of-a-kind, sustainable furnishings. holdithome.com
10 NEW KID ON THE BLOCK More design lab than showroom, the high-end surface firm spent nearly two years designing its space near Presidio Park in San Diego (they opened earlier this year), where concrete, glass, metal, porcelain and stone tile and other forward-thinking architectural elements are displayed not in vignettes, but in impressive, larger-than-life applications that allow architects, designers and their clients to clearly envision the possibilities. It’s working—BDG’s second expansion in just six months is already underway. bdgdesigngroup.com
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The Costa Mesa shop hung out its shingle in February and features artisanal-like, texture-heavy collections from Petra Antiqua, Sicis, Sonite, Artistic Tile and EcoDomo, whose recycled leather tiles and other earth-friendly creations fall nicely in line with Famosa’s environmentally respectful mindset. famosatilestudio.com
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Equal parts throwback swank, glam, hip and edgy, this LA shop—the brainchild of writer Bryan Fuller and art director and designer Scott Roberts—offers fantastic vintage finds, unusual accessories and art, and pieces of Roberts’ own design, like the equestrian-centric Saratoga Chair, shown. fullerroberts.com 144 LU X E I N T E R I O R S
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portrait: jonathan beckerman. opposite: eirik johnson. top right: teamwork design.
“Simply put, our work is classic with a twist,” says Michael Ostrow, right, who, along with partner Roger Stoker, left, helms Grace Home Furnishings. Opposite: Philip Johnson’s iconic Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. Stoker wouldn’t mind taking up residence.
It’s fitting that Michael Ostrow and Roger Stoker of Grace Home Furnishings met over the sale of a table, some 16 years ago. Michael was manning the shop; Roger was buying. Now, as partners in business and in life, the pair is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their three-fold company: a retail The Layton dining chair from Grace Home Furnishings was inspired by a piece Ostrow and Stoker discovered at an estate sale in Brentwood.
shop, a collection of mostly upholstered items and case goods—“Inspired by the past but adapted to the present,” says Ostrow—and a design firm serving a luminous clientele including Madonna and Heidi Klum and Seal. At their 3,000-square-foot showroom presided over by a frisky chocolate Lab named Gracie (a successor to the late Grace, who reached celebrity status in the design community), expect to see a casual yet refined update on glamorous classics. “We base our designs on historic pieces we’ve found,” says Stoker. “Architecturally speaking, Los Angeles is a young city, but there are treasure troves of architecture and design being discovered and preserved every day.” gracehomefurnishings.com; 310.476.7176
MICHAEL OSTROW & ROGER STOKER How did you become interested in design? RS: Like Lady Gaga says, I was “born this way.” I believe I’ve always had an innate sense of design.
What’s inspiring you now? MO: Some of the pieces that I’ve designed for the Grace Home Collection are inspired by our vacations away; others by vintage pieces from our own home. At the moment I have a thing for grass-cloth wallpapers.
Greatest influences: RS: Frank Lloyd Wright was a great influence from my childhood. I also think that the works of David Adler and Frances Elkins, brother and sister, were fantastic collaborations of architecture and interior design.
Every designer should: MO: Be aware of trends but apply them sparingly.
I’m reading… RS: Philip Johnson Architecture 1949-1965. The idea of living in a glass house intrigues me. luxe interiors
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“There weren’t many jobs for young female artists after I graduated from college,” recalls artist Pamela Grau. “It took years of personal digging to find my authentic voice.” Opposite: Trove in Laguna Beach. Grau, who is also a published cookbook author, goes for the great home goods.
“My work has an element of surprise, and I sometimes make mistakes that take me in other directions,” says Newport Beach artist Pamela Grau. “I often go about things all wrong, but they turn out right just as often.” Like the
Tangled, Grau’s recent installation at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art.
time she spent five months making 40 handcast porcelain doll-like figures for an installation. When she pit fired them overnight on the beach, some crumbled and broke. Most people would have seen the ruin, but Grau found the ruined beautiful. “I reassembled some and left others in their broken form,” she cheerfully recalls. Grau, a child of the 1950s, decided at age 7 that she would be Picasso. “I wanted to be the artist—not one of his wives or girlfriends,” she says. A traditionally trained painter, she now uses the medium unconventionally, coating her textural pieces—made of plaster, cast resin, insulation foam and even socks, plastic dolls and tennis nets—with layers of paint so they suggest metal. “My life is reflected loudly in my work,” says Grau. “I paint billboards about what I feel.” pamelagrau.com
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Pamela Grau Design icon: After seeing the Alexander McQueen retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, I am inspired by and in awe of his use of color and texture, and his manipulation of materials.
What do you collect? Contemporary art, some of it my colleagues’ and friends’ work. I have pieces by Sueo Serisawa, Danica Ristow, Jeff Koegel, YaYa Chou, Guy White, Connie Sasso, Winifred Johnson Brewer and Bob Crewe.
Favorite decorating sources: Trove in Laguna Beach for its incredible curation of home goods and ABC Carpet & Home in New York for its colorful handwoven carpets.
Recent project: I just finished Tangled, a piece at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. It’s organically textural and quirky.
Dream collaboration: An architectural project that allows me to utilize my work in a large public space. I’d want an open budget, the use of a foundry and a structural engineer on call. luxe interiors
portrait: jonathan beckerman. opposite: falling waters landscape. top right: caitlin atkinson.
“My creative outlet is also my career,” says landscape designer Ryan Prange. “I love that I can get up each day and do something different.” Opposite: A Koi pond and custombuilt bench surround a stucco-covered fire pit in this Encinitas backyard, designed and installed by Prange.
Named for Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Fallingwater home, Falling Waters Landscape—the award-winning brainchild of founding principal and lead designer Ryan Prange—unites space, form and function with simple landscapes rich in alluring angles, textures and architectural movement. Using conventional materials like variegated foliage, boulders, wispy grasses and vertical plants, which Prange famously repeats and echoes throughout each
Prange counts floral designer Flora Grubb, whose work includes unique planters, green wall art and mini terrariums, like this one, among his influences. Hanging Globe With Tillandsias, $37; floragrubb.com
project, the designer creates a harmony that’s unconventional yet approachable. “I’m bent toward a modern and efficient aesthetic,” he admits. “If possible, I’d like everything to serve multiple purposes.” And while respecting the originality of each landscape is paramount, it’s the union of natural resources within a space’s existing architecture that sets the tone of his work. Focusing on continuity and the interplay between masculine and feminine, Prange aims to achieve a cohesiveness that’s both purposeful and unique. “The goal,” he says, “is to draw the eye away from the structure and create a destination all its own.” fallingwaterslandscape.com; 619.955.5595
Ryan PRange Greatest influences: Landscape architects Michael Schneider, Andrea Cochran and Pamela Burton, landscape designer Flora Grubb and architect Ron Radziner.
Exciting trend: Gabion walls. They’ve been used for centuries to mitigate runoffs on slopes, fortify walls and protect military bases. They’re fantastic looking and I’m anxious to find a use for them in one of our projects.
Architecture period you find most engaging: 1920s and 1930s Craftsman. The homes in the South Park neighborhood in San Diego are my favorite because I love how they’re the antithesis of Victorian.
Dream dinner party guests: Adam Carolla, Anthony Bourdain, filmmaker Ken Burns, Julius Shulman, Rafael Nadal and radio host Ira Glass.
My work is… Simple, regional, calming and appropriate. I’ve called it “San Diego Simple” before.
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WHOLE GRAINS It’s sometimes easy to get lost in the sleek, minimalist lines of contemporary design; there’s something inherently soothing and appealing about a blank, uninterrupted surface. The drawback, however, is that there’s a very thin line between clean and sterile, and the team at Ornare had to tread it carefully. So, they paired the super modern cabinetry of their new Satyrium series with reclaimed wood on the walls and table and carefully sourced antique light pendants from Brazil to bring a warm, lived-in feel to this contemporary-meets-organic kitchen. “The idea was to give the space a real human element,” says Claudio Faria, director of Ornare Miami. “All of the natural woods make the straight, sharp shapes of the cabinetry more comfortable and homey.” A custom-made range hood and plenty of wine storage courtesy of GE Monogram coolers work to introduce a bit of stainless steel to the otherwise matte finishes used throughout, while illuminated shelves pop against their wooden backdrop for an unexpected touch.
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4 HOT SPOT Leave it to Michael Aram to make even the most practical items—like this pretty, nickelplated trivet—into whimsical works of art. Botanical Leaf Trivet, $65; michaelaram.com
3 PATTERN PLAY From Duralee’s Woodside collection, this geometric pattern doesn’t take itself too seriously. 2780, price available upon request; duralee.com
6 BRONZE AND BEAUTY Using a centuries-old technique in which molten bronze is poured into a wax mold, Gary Hutton Design crafted its Puddle Table with wood-imitating indentations in a dark patina. Puddle Table, price available upon request; garyhuttondesign.com
Commercial refrigeration giant True makes its way into the residential arena with an impressive line of appliances, like this stainless-steel unit for wine storage. Wine Cabinet, priced from $3,300; true-residential.com
kitchen + bath 7 HAPPY HOUR Design Within Reach’s Duncan collection has you covered, whatever your drink of choice. Duncan Glassware, priced from $15 each; dwr.com
8 CLEAN AIR Leaving the industrial look behind, BEST’s Sorpresa Collection treats range hoods like pieces of jewelry for the kitchen. The Eclisse hood is one of the line’s more traditional options, with an extra long vent column for added interest. Eclisse, $1,500; broan.com
9 STOVE TOPPER Famous for their craftsmanship and durability—each piece is handmade and comes with a limited lifetime warranty—Le Creuset’s dutch ovens are must-haves for cooking enthusiasts. Le Creuset Flame Round French Ovens, priced from $195; surlatable.com
10 FIT TO EAT Made of sturdy, detailed cast iron and wood, this table from Currey & Company brings rustic elegance to dining spaces. Factory Table, $2,490; curreycodealers.com
11 HIgH CHAIR Available in 34 finishes with custom upholstery, this high-back armchair from David Francis Furniture is highly customizable for an easy introduction to any setting. Allegria Arm Chair, $1,400; davidfrancisfurniture.com
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OUTWARD BOUND The baThroom is a sancTuary, a quieT place To relax and pamper; so, why noT Try To geT The mosT ouT of iT by Thinking beyond The borders ThaT define iT (like four walls!) and making way for a whole new communion wiTh The ouTdoors?
CLEAN WASH Nature calls—literally—in this bathroom by Dion McCarthy, Mark Kirkhart and Andrew Alper, of Los Angeles and Santa Barbara-based DesignARC. Pocketing glass doors slide away to create a seamless transition between indoors and out, offering a stunning view of the reservoir in the distance from the cozy contours of the Agape bathtub. “Absolutely every part of the room has a view of and a strong relationship to the outdoors,” says McCarthy. “We let the site dictate the texture and color palette, which brings a nice organic quality to the space.” It’s a quality that is carried through to the knotty wood bench and chair and the interesting metallic-inspired finish of the glazed, porcelain shower tiles by Tau Ceramica from Stone Source. While the bathroom is purposely spare to keep the focus on the unique materials and panoramic vistas, the designer is careful to point out how much the space accomplishes with its less-is-more credo. “It’s not the kind of minimalism you see in a museum,” says McCarthy. “There’s an effortless accessibility to it that speaks unabashedly to and about the human body.”
“I try to include a small piece of nature in all of my designs. It’s crucial to create some kind of refuge, especially in the midst of the din of city living.” Dion McCarthy, DesignARC, Inc. Los Angeles, CA
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1 GLASS ACT The soft, graceful lines of this glass jar make it perfect for displaying natural treasures from the outside worldâ€”like seashells or colored sand. Delfina Large Covered Jar, $63; crateandbarrel.com
2 FULL BLOOM This sculptural lighting fixture by David Wiseman illuminates in bronze with delicate porcelain blossoms. Large Ceiling Mounted Branch Sculpture, price available upon request; r20thcentury.com
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3 ROCK PAPER The unique texture and color of the Obsidian wallpaper collection by Vahallan gives depth and interest to the surfaces it covers. Obsidian in Black Reserve, priced from $5 per square foot; vahallan.com
4 TREE TOPS The unusual grain of acacia wood defines this statementmaking piece from Phillips Collection for a look that manages to be both contemporary and organic. Origins Acacia Table, $2,400; phillipscollection.com
Designed by Ted Boerner for Rocky Mountain Hardware, this chunky handle embodies a playful aesthetic. Brut Knob, $36; rockymountainhardware.com
From the Italy-based Newform, the Egon bath filler is everything Italian design should be: sleek, curvy and seamless. The chrome finish ensures the fixture is a fit for even the most minimalist settings. Egon 3884C, $2,090; newform.it
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7 LOG RHYTHM Thanks to the rich grain and interesting texture of mango wood, each log vase from West Elm boasts variations in form and color. Log Vases, priced from $20; westelm.com
10 WELL ROUNDED Made from real oyster shells, these stunning little decorative spheres from Arteriors bring the marvels of the underwater world above the surface and into the home. Kosta Authentic Oyster Shell Spheres, priced from $210; arteriorshome.com
8 IN THE MIX Nemo Tile mixes honed, polished and sandblasted marble, sandstone, basalt and limestone to create coordinating mosaics that uphold the character of each. Ruscello in Cuneo Adige, price available upon request; nemotile.com
11 LEAF OF FAITH Recognized for her low-VOC, non-PVC wall coverings, designer Carey Lindâ€™s prints pay homage to the environment while also taking great pains to protect it. Leaf Vine Silhouette, price available upon request; yorkwall.com
12 HOME BODY The shape of famed British designer Tom Dixonâ€™s Slab chair is almost anthropomorphic, with curves that hug and support the human body. Slab Chair, $500; tomdixon.net
9 WASHED UP Industrial designer Patrick Messier brings his love of nature to the bath with this matte tub for WetStyle; the freestanding vessel is meant to imitate a fruit shell. Be Tub; priced from $6,000; wetstyle.ca
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builder Nicholas Builders, iNc. With a family background of artisans, and a childhood passion for illustration and carpentry, Nicholas Reich began working at age 15. In just two years, he became the art director of the architectural glass firm for which he worked, but was sidetracked by the heavier construction portions of the projects. “Making large projects appear simple has always appealed to me,” Reich says. His skills on massive framing projects became well known, allowing him to build high-profile projects, from the Department of Motor Vehicles’ building in Alexandria, Virginia, to historical restoration projects in Grand Forks, North Dakota. In 1996, Reich returned to his home state of California. “After working abroad and soaking in multiple regional and technical building styles, I decided to bring the knowledge home to where I could stand the year-round weather.” He established his first woodworking studio in Modjeska Canyon. A year and a half later, Nicholas & Co. Woodworking and Design opened its doors. In response to a high demand for construction and full-scale interior projects, Nicholas Builders, Inc. was formed, allowing the two companies to work side-by-side and make strong connections with a vast network of related trades. Reich still produces traditional pencil sketches for various parts of his designs. “With Autocad and other technologies, you just can’t get the same feel for certain architectural features as you can with illustrated renderings done by the hand of a true artist.”
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FEATURES: The clean, streamlined design of this monochromatic bath allows its unique fixtures including a handcrafted mirror, bold vessel sink and wall mounted faucet to shine. A floating vanity and concealed plumbing reinforce the understated elegance of this look.
FEATURES: Bold pops of warm color and a cascade of sparkling pendant lights add a playful feel in contrast with the sleek furnishings. The floating staircase to the loft is both functional and sculptural, giving artistic impact while keeping sightlines unobstructed.
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FEATURES: Light floods through the wall of windows in this modern great room while a strategic layout of furniture creates a functional space. In the kitchen, the custom, stainless-steel island takes center stage.
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FEATURES: The interplay between natural and man-made products creates visual interest in this desert-inspired exterior. Drought-tolerant plants and succulents soften the hard landscape.
FEATURES: The sleek simplicity of this poolscape belies its multifaceted functionality. The dramatic lounge structure provides additional seating and conceals an outdoor shower. The sheer descending water feature creates a soothing ambience.
precision landing. written by Jorge S. ArAngo
photography by erhArd Pfeiffer
“in love, as in gluttony,” said the writer italo calvino wryly,
“pleasure is a matter of precision.”
Had he been alive to witness the erecting of this Los Angeles-area estate, he might have added architecture and design to the list. “At a glance it looks like a simple design,” observes Marc Welch, project architect for the Landry Design Group, which designed the buildings. “But the attention to detail that went into it to make everything line up perfectly is of the highest quality.”
architecture Richard Landry, AIA, Landry Design Group, Inc.
interior design James Magni, Magni Design, Inc. home builder John Finton, Finton Construction
square feet 24,000
style selection Handcrafted in Southern California, this bronze cast seat frame is adorned with hand-chiseled detailing and topped with a lush velvet cushion. Paris Stool, price available upon request; magnihomecollection.com
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The home alternates stucco-clad block forms with pitched roof-topped glass spaces—basically “a rhythm of solid and void relationships,” Welch explains. Another major conceptual element punctuating the structures is “a modern interpretation of remnants of old stone walls,” much like those one passes through in ancient cities, where fragments of ramparts are poignant reminders of the structures that once encircled them. These impart a mysterious, timeless quality to the setting. The clients, says the firm’s principal Richard Landry, are a couple with homes all over the world. “Here, they wanted a very transparent, open floor plan that took advantage of the California weather,” he adds. That’s one reason the home is long and not terribly deep from front to back; rear-facing rooms open completely to the outdoors, providing
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suspended animation Paul Mathieu chairs and an imposing Murano chandelier designed by James Magni and commissioned from Barovier&Toso are sculptural presences in the foyer. Reinforced steel makes the incredibly weighty CaesarStone staircase appear to be floating in midair; glass banisters glide almost invisibly between levels.
bespoke beauty Light Horizon, an oil-on-linen by April Gornick, hangs above a Magni Home Collection Nolita sofa covered in custom-dyed cashmere from Coraggio. Antique bronze footstools upholstered in zebra and Jean de Merry Cambodia chairs complete the conversation area. A pair of 1930s nickel and Macassar ebony armchairs from Anne Hauck sits nearby.
vanilla latte The Poggenpohl kitchen is from Haefele Design; owner Laurie Haefele did the space planning. Magni and Christina Craemer selected finishes, contrasting high-gloss white cabinetry with lustrous CaesarStone mocha surfaces. The breakfast room beyond holds a Dakota Jackson marble-topped table and Eero Saarinen Tulip chairs by Knoll.
fabulist flora The homeowners commissioned Synthesis, a light installation, directly from artist Meeson Pae Yang. It consists of a half dozen laser-cut mirrors that look like lily pads with resin flowers protruding from them. The wall behind it is cloaked in “raked” Indian sandstone.
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natural ventilation. The other? To take advantage of spectacular Santa Monica Mountains and LA Basin views. The exactitude of detail is breathtaking. The home is so pristine that floor levels could not vary more than one-quarter inch throughout. Interior designer James Magni even prevailed upon CaesarStone— manufacturer of the monumental slabs of quartz surfacing that run underfoot—to minimize grout lines, an entirely new installation technique for that company. The Indian sandstone facing used on
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vertical interior and exterior accents was hand-chiseled by more than 100 workmen in China to appear “raked,” says builder John Finton. “It was incredibly complicated and would have been economically impossible in Europe,” he concedes. Ditto with miles of tempered glass banisters, the compound radii of which were so hard to achieve that they kept breaking during the firing process. “The freestanding main staircase, which is clad in CaesarStone with a steel substructure,” adds Finton, “was one of the more difficult staircases we’ve ever built.”
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white light Lolli e Memmoli’s Ariel chandelier from Minotti hangs over a customized Magni Home Collection table and Knoll Brno chairs from Jules Seltzer. The monumental painting on convex canvas by Andy Moses, acquired through Hoojung Lee, is called Rub Al Khali after an Arabian desert.
in the clear A skylight above the secondary staircase brings light down three levels. Glass and steel banisters are more linear to fit the orthogonal space. Landry Design Group designed panels that hang below the homeâ€™s actual ceilings, creating concealed spaces for cove lighting that wash the walls in a soft glow.
united nations A covered loggia open to the backyard is appointed with African-inspired furnishings, including woven Lulu chairs by Kenneth Cobonpue, antique African benches from Charles Jacobsen, a lacquered side table from Robert Kuo and, from Magni Home Collection, a custom chocolate granite coffee table and ipe wood sofa.
style selection Simulating the crescent shape of a French croissant, this armchair consists of hand-woven rope made from abaca fibers and nylon stitching atop a steel frame. Lulu Easy Armchair, price available upon request; kennethcobonpue.com
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Magni and his senior designer, Christina Craemer, also forged an exacting precision of their own to conjure interior spaces meticulously tailored to their clients’ needs and desires. Part of this involved helping these avid collectors connect with local artists to assemble specially commissioned works for the home. “She went to all their studios and met with them for hours,” says Magni of the wife. This resulted in a highly personal collection. To wit: The 15-foot-long painting in the dining room, observes Craemer, is inspired by drifting dunes because the homeowners were raised in a desert climate. Though they love the casual California lifestyle, explains Craemer, the clients are very fashionable and “used to more formally designed spaces. So the interior is more high-style than what people think of as California design.” In contrast to the 1950s case study aesthetic of many LA-area residences, the living room here is a richly textured space,
volume control The rhythm of solid volumes and void spaces is apparent on the rear façade, where every room opens to the outdoors. Beckoning sunbathers on the lawn behind the house are two Jeanne Scandura Float Wave chaises of fiberglass-reinforced resin, found at Twentieth in Los Angeles.
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filled with plush leathers, hides and high-polish woods. “You can’t get any more custom,” says Craemer. “Nothing here is off the shelf.” The all-white dining room has to host intimate lunches as well as large receptions. So the designers adapted Magni’s Jewel table dining surface that pulls apart or together as needed. It’s that kind of immaculate, impeccable precision that defines the house. No gluttony here, though there certainly is love (specifically for rigorous design). And of course, there are plenty of pleasures, too. L
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lap of luxury In the foreground, Java woven seating by Frank Ligthart for Dedon was purchased through Janus et Cie. A double wall creates separation between entertaining areas and also hides a water slide into the pool. Beyond it is a Zen garden and a custom seating area by Magni Design.
beauty and the beach. w r i t t e n b y Liz A rnoLd
p h o t o g r a p h y b y Grey CrAw f o r d
wanted the beauty of the beach and the ease of
living on the coast , but i also wanted the penthouse v i b e y o u ’ d s e e i n s a n f r a n c i s c o o r n e w yo r k c i t y ,” says the owner of this sexy laguna beach residence .
The former CEO of an apparel company, he’d only lived in more traditional homes but was a fan of contemporary—on his terms: “No chrome, no glass, no white.” Calling upon Sheldon Harte, a designer the homeowner had known for a number of years, the two devised a plan based on a palette of gray and taupe. It would not only complement the panoramic views of the water beyond the sliding glass doors that stretch across the ocean-facing side of the house, but it would also provide a muted backdrop to the client’s elegant furniture and colorful collection of contemporary art.
interior design Sheldon Harte, Harte Brownlee &
Associates Interior Design
style selection The golden age of aviation takes flight again with this handmade brushed-aluminum cube inspired by the era and fashioned by antiques dealer and reproductionist Timothy Oulton. Aviator Trunk 3-Drawer Cube, $1,095; restorationhardware.com
square feet 3,000
sensual healing In the living room, a velvet-covered sofa and sculptural low table, both by Studio Workshops by Therien, lend warmth and elegance. Walnutbase chairs from Holly Hunt are covered in Pollack upholstery, the candlesticks are by JF Chen, and the drapery fabric is by Larsen.
passing through The exterior foyer between the drive and the home’s entry is a transitional space that features a work by artist Paulden Evans that’s meant to hang on outside walls. The bold red-and-blue piece dramatically sets the tone of the house before one steps inside.
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But first, the two had to address some of the cut corners still lingering from when the single-level hilltop house was built 15 years ago. While the bones were great and the layout was fine—with a master suite on one end, two guest rooms on the other and open living and dining areas in between—the finishes needed upgrading. “We redid all the door hardware; we reconfigured the kitchen cabinets and the lighting and the backsplash; we reskimmed the walls; and we drew up new fire surrounds,” says Harte, who covered the concrete
state of the art Caba Companyâ€™s handmade Barkskin wallcovering was the basis for the guest roomâ€™s toffee-and-gold palette. The art series behind the bed is by Suhas Bhujbal, purchased at Sue Greenwood Fine Art. So Far Away, by Chris Gwaltney, was purchased at the Peter Blake Gallery.
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floors, cracked over time, with taupe limestone. Literally from floor to ceiling, he says, â€œWe gave the house a more custom finish so it had
light the way Handblown Gulassa glass pendants from Thomas Lavin hang over the kitchenâ€™s granite-topped island, where Axis swivel stools are covered in Clarence House fabric. Dan Luna Woodworking did the Zebrano wood cabinets. Range by Thermador; dishwasher by Miele.
a certain level of sophistication, and it was great to have a client who understood it needed that.â€? Walking through the front door and into the living room now, you get a sense of both California coast (the verdant background, the wraparound deck overlooking the beach) and urban penthouse (dark woods, sensual gray-velvet sofa on a nickel-plate base, full-length draperies with mirrored casements). A custom silk rug in a pattern of stones, designed by Harte, signifies the mixing of the two worlds, bringing a rich texture to an organic motif.
style selection Irregular yet seductive in form, designer Lena Bergström created an inspired collection of vases during the experimental stages of glassblowing. Squeeze Dark Red Vase Large, $350; orrefors.us
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The furniture, what Harte describes as “a harmonious, interesting array of pieces that work on their own as well as together,” avoids the matchymatchy set and instead features pairings like a burl-veneer oval low table supporting antique rock-crystal candlesticks; silk-velvet throw pillows on the sofa near a bronze floor lamp; and, between two walnut-base chairs, a square selenite side table that glows with interior lighting. Opposite the living room, on the inland side of the house, the family room reflects the palette in a more casual continuation: a cozy leather chair, an overstuffed sofa and high-backed armchairs. Sliding glass doors, like those in the living room, open up to a deck with outdoor furnishings; the wraparound area can accommodate about 20 people for drinks and dinner. Throughout the house, and especially in the living areas where rooms flow unto the next, Harte relied on color blocking to delineate space. The dining room, for example, where taupe upholstered chairs encircle a dark lacewood plank-top table, plays off the general color scheme
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almost al fresco A wraparound deck extends the dining area, where Holly Hunt chairs encircle a Gulassa dining table. The satin-nickel chandelier is by Jonathan Browning Studio, purchased at David Sutherland, and the rug, from Hartâ€™s Rugs & Carpets, is custom by interior designer Sheldon Harte.
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while a dash of red—visible in the silk rug and the glass vases—pops for accent. The master bedroom is dressed in dark charcoal, with strong, weighty pieces expressing a masculine edge. The homeowner admits he has a difficult time picking a favorite spot, but says he spends a lot of time in the family room, which boasts a great piece of art and looks through to the kitchen and the front of the house. “Wherever I am,” he says, “those views are my favorite.” And though it was a turnkey project, “literally down to the towels,” he notes, “this house, without exception, for what it conveys—taste, sophistication, art, lighting—it’s more me than anything I’ve ever had. It feels very much like my home.” L
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solid geometry Landscape designer Dustin Gimbel of Second Nature Garden Design created a natural environment with found wood materials, succulents and a mix of indigenous plants and trees. Colorful florals in vintage pots from JF Chen add contrast to the neutral exterior.
clean sweep The house got a sleek new look by shedding its shutters, columns and gutters; swathing the original craggy stone faĂ§ade in stucco; and h i g hlandscaping i m p a c t with updating the once traditional A large-scale work by Charles Arnoldi packs plantings in a checkerboard motif. Lustrous a punch thean family room, where a custom new stainless-steel entry doorsinand antique sofa offers a plush place clock from the Chicago Botanic Gardenâ€™s annual to crash. The Fuse lamp injects a visage. dose of glossy red, while antiques fair complete floor the picture-perfect the four-tier chandelier by David Weeks adds interest overhead.
long-term commitment. written by Irene Lacher
p h o t o g r a p h y b y MIchaeL Mccreary
yo u m i g h t n o t t h i n k t h a t lo s a n g e l e s , s o m e t i m e s called the city of the future, would be a prime house-hunting savagian,
aesthetic of her southern childhood.
it took a good two years for her to find the early 1920s-era home on three-quarters of an acre in the city’s historic Hancock Park, much better suited to raising a family than the Savagians’ former Brentwood house with its tiny, child-unfriendly yard. Jennifer Davis, the designer who worked with Savagian on much of the new home’s interior, credits Amy’s mother, also a client, with influencing her embrace of classic style and “desire for the traditional, formal, elegant bones and structure of the house,” says Davis. “At the same
interior design Jennifer Davis, Jennifer Davis Interior Design home builder Brian Little, BGL Design Construction
square feet 6,000
entertainment center Designer Jennifer Davis tailored the formal living room for family life and entertaining with comfortable seating, including matching loveseats custom-upholstered in DĂŠcor de Parisâ€™ linen velvet. Stylish touches include a 1930s chinoiserie console table from Paul Marra Design and a circle-back chair from Dennis & Leen.
line item Davis’ French antique-inspired settee in the foyer serves as a landing pad for kids coming home from school. The sofa is illuminated by an LDC Home floor lamp that stands beside a Pasadena flea market find—a table with a marble top and gold-leafed legs.
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time, it needed to be relaxed enough for a young and growing family, one that people can live in and walk in and sit on sofas in. We really wanted a mix of antiques as well as reproductions, because they’re built for today’s lifestyle.” In the living room, for example, Davis selected an Italian settee from Dennis & Leen that incorporates the classic lines of a turn-of-thecentury piece with the comfort of a larger-scale reproduction, designed to accommodate modern-day bodies. A Victoria Hagan chair updates a
biting wit The library’s masculine ambience is enhanced by Davis’ custom leather nailhead sofa and chairs, and William Curtis Rolf’s fierce Lion vis-a-vis Tiger photograph from the Voila! Gallery. The end table and lamp are both Charles Fradin. The nesting tables are from Mecox Gardens.
private island Builder Brian Little’s kitchen design includes a honed white Carrara marble island adjacent to a custom built-in maple butcher-block table. The Viking and Wolf stainless-steel appliances are from Snyder Diamond. The custom window treatments are from Ethan Fred Design.
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traditional wing chair with cleaner but still understated lines. Davis also freshened the light-filled living room with pale, neutral hues and a sisal rug from Decorative Carpets. “I wanted to be authentic to the house, and to the client’s directive of having a traditional feel, but I also wanted it to feel young and fresh,” she says. Of course, what exactly is authentic to the house is something of a mystery, since it has undergone several remodels over the years. When the Savagians discovered the home, “it looked like a pseudo-Mediterranean tract house,” says builder-designer Brian Little, who helped the family gut the house, replace antiquated electrical and plumbing systems, and rebuild with a new façade, molding, pool and guesthouse, and a tweaked floor plan. One such tweak involved carving a spacious master bedroom luxe interiors
in the pink The cabana is dominated by an Andy Warhol Chanel poster, which picks up the pinkand-white Perennials damask on the teak seating from David Sutherland. An antique dormer mirror hangs above a wood-burning fireplace with a custom façade fabricated by Adriatic Precast Stoneworks. Stucco by Nova Plastering & Stucco.
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closet out of the attic. Savagian, an internal medicine resident married to an investment banker, says the addition was occasioned by a visit to a friend’s remodel. “I had three times as many clothes and she had a larger closet,” she says. “Really, the only place to go was up.” The home’s transformation from a California casa to a villa easily suited to the south of France was inspired by the pitch of the roof. “It seemed French in nature, so a simple French manor was born of that,” Little says. The façade was cloaked in understated gray with a roof crafted from three coordinating shades of slate. The formal front garden is planted with the quintessentially European silhouettes of topiary and cypress and olive trees.
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pooled resources The new lap pool designed by Little and installed by Anthony & Sylvan Pools is equipped with a computer system and electronic cover. A graystriped Sunbrella awning at the entrance of the cabana shields a custom teak daybed. Windows by Valley Sash & Door. Roof by Truskett Roofing.
vanilla mint Artist Gabrielle McKenna painted a greenand-white chinoiserie pattern on the master bathroom walls, picking up the soft hues of the Ann Sacks basket-weave tile floor. Sunrise Specialtiesâ€™ 6-foot polished-chrome clawfoot slipper tub suggests nostalgia and romance.
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Indeed, for the busy young family, which includes three children
soft landing The mahogany four-poster bed in the master suite is dressed in bedding from Anichini and ikat throw pillows found at Plantation. The wall behind it is upholstered in Lee Jofa’s Chinese Bridges.
ranging in age from 2 to 9, the outdoors are as important as the indoors. So Little designed a backyard with rolling lawns and a pool large enough for the kids to swim laps. Inspired by the Beverly Hills Hotel, he also designed a sophisticated poolside cabana/outdoor living room, where one can watch TV shielded from the rays of the sun. All of the elegant spaces are part of the Savagians’ long-term plan; they have no intention of leaving the home anytime soon. “We wanted to create a big central lawn where, eventually, their kids can get married,” says Little. L
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a simple garden, a plain white stucco wall, a wooden door.
At first glance, the house at the end of a quiet
cul de sac in La Jolla doesn’t command much attention; its street view presents a kind of architectural poker face. And while architect Tony Crisafi hails this subtlety as one of the home’s most distinguishing features (“The owners are from Mexico City and prefer the anonymity that comes with living ‘behind the garden wall,’” he explains), he also revels in the way the design unveils every inch of itself, one surprise at a time. “It’s not like a bottle of cheap Champagne that fizzles out as soon as you pop it open,” muses Crisafi. Pivoting open the tzalam wood entry door—a gorgeous custom-designed sculpture in its own right, featuring a lattice of hand-carved inlaid squares—doesn’t reveal a traditional foyer, but rather a courtyard accentuated by a reflecting pool. This serene space, enclosed on two sides by glass and topped with a ceiling of sky, is the architecture’s first indooroutdoor gesture. Throughout the sprawling footprint, disappearing walls—of both the glass and pocket-door variety—aren’t simply generous portals through which Southern California’s warm sunlight and fresh ocean air infuse the home. They’re also the apertures that capture views of the pool, garden, distant beach or even other rooms in the house, well-appointed with the homeowners’ vast collection of modern art.
architecture Tony Crisafi, AIA, Island Architects
interior design Gina Diez Barroso, Diarq Diseño y Arquitectura home builder Dan Arenas, Mitchell D. Burton Construction, Inc.
square feet 15,000
animal kingdom The living roomâ€™s location at the back of the house puts it front row center for pool and ocean views. With neutral upholstery on the generous Bolier & Company sofas and a zebra-hide print on the chrome Kravet chairs, this room feels like an aprĂ¨s-safari retreat.
firewater When lit at night, the massive gold travertine slab that acts as a backdrop for the entry fountain provides the water with a fiery reflection. The open-air courtyard hints at what’s to come, from the home’s indooroutdoor mission to an actual sneak peek inside via glass walls and doors.
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Crisafi incorporated “shifting planes” into the design that provide thrilling elements of surprise—just when the edge of the home is in sight, there’s another level below with more to offer. “In this way, the home unfolds like a good story,” he says. While the living room, for instance, extends its footprint to include an outdoor reflecting pool on the rear terrace, a few steps toward the edge discloses another chapter, another surprise, another tier: a swimming pool. On yet another tier below that lies a garden. And underneath the massive, all-concrete
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podium deck that holds it all, an additional unforeseen wonder reveals itself: a cavernous nine-car garage, with nary a supporting vertical post or I-beam in sight. “The entire house sits on it. It spans from front to back,” explains builder Dan Arenas. “It was easily one of my greatest challenges.” Working with Diarq Diseño y Arquitectura owner Gina Diez Barroso, lead designer Hilda Espino worked her own surprises into the mix. Rather than countering the boxy, minimalist architecture with, say, overtly curvaceous furniture and lots of soft textures, Espino embraced the right angles and sleek surfaces. Linear layouts appear in the living room, where the furniture is centered for coziness rather than banished to the outskirts, and in the dining room, where a generous custom square table can host dinner for a dozen.
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square dance Looming above the parchment-topped dining table is a masterpiece rendered in white onyx: a light fixture that’s rectilinear in shape and texture, much like the architecture of the house. Both pieces are custom. The brick red leather chairs are from Antonello Italia; the carpet underneath is from Aja Rugs.
picture in picture Given the homeâ€™s boxy shapes, many of the pass-throughs inadvertently frame pictureperfect design vignettes that include the homeownersâ€™ collection of modern art by Mexican artists. This particular view of the family room is seen from the glass entry doors.
black tie affair An L-shaped sofa by Italian Homes and classic Barcelona chairs anchor the family room. The stools and end table are from Hold It Contemporary Home; the Natuzzi coffee table was found at Designet in Mexico City. Snaidero cabinetry and hardware elevate the kitchenâ€™s contemporary aesthetic.
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Black leather seating in the family room is decidedly modern, and an abstract painting in primary colors by Loli, a popular, mono-monikered Mexican artist, heightens the vibe, as do the stainless-steel appliances and barstools in the adjacent kitchen. Yet, somehow, in the presence of all these contemporary attributes, warmth prevails. “The family room is large in scale, but cozy,” says Espino. “It’s open to the pool terrace and the kitchen, which helps a lot,” because, after all, nothing enlivens a space more than a flurry of activity. The woodand-leather custom drop ceiling, also designed to echo the home’s orthogonal expression, creates even more intimacy.
touch therapy The gray color palette in the master suite is enlivened by a variety of materials (custom wood dresser and lacquer platform bed, leather chaise by Zuo, and silky quilted bedding and Mongolian lambskin pillows from West Elm) and the surrounding outdoor environment, framed by large pocket-door openings.
winding road The helical staircase is virtually the only piece of architecture in the house that curves. The glass railings seem to aid the hefty sculpture in its effortless spiral, which spans all three floors. The tall glass enclosure looks onto a planted bamboo screen, connecting outdoor and indoor environments.
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At the center of it all stands one significant sculptural piece that Espino and Crisafi describe, respectively, as “the heart of the home” and “the binding of the book”: an elegant staircase that seems to float between all three floors. At once understated and grand, it’s the only geometry in the house that swerves. When placed in the context of architecture that exhibits all the trademarks of cool minimalism, it’s the biggest surprise of all. L
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OUTDOOR FURNITURE Dedon Janus et Cie Los Angeles, CA 310.652.7090
ARCHITECTURE Landry Design Group, Inc. Los Angeles, CA 310.444.1404
ENTRY TABLE Eccola Los Angeles, CA 323.932.9922
COUNTERTOPS CaesarStone Sun Valley, CA 818.394.6000
HOME BUILDER Finton Construction Arcadia, CA 626.445.1044
DINING ROOM DRAPERY Custom by designer Ilona Draperies Los Angeles, CA 818.840.8811
INTERIOR DESIGN Magni Design, Inc. Los Angeles, CA 310.623.1623
ENTRY CHAIRS Paul Mathieu Ralph Pucci Los Angeles, CA 310.360.9707 ENTRY DOOR Fleetwood Windows & Doors Apollo Glazing Contractors, Inc. Simi Valley, CA 805.522.5554
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INTERIOR DOORS Sunland Wood Products North Hollywood, CA 818.982.3110 KITCHEN CABINETRY Poggenpohl Haefele Design Santa Monica, CA 310.429.3525
CHAIRS Anne Hauck Los Angeles, CA 310.659.3606
VASES Micucci Collection Los Angeles, CA 310.360.7323
COFFEE TABLE Magni Home Collection Los Angeles, CA 323.469.9457
ARTWORK April Gornick Danese Gallery New York, NY 212.223.2227
A R C H I T E C T U R E Landry Design Group, Inc. H O M E B U I L D E R Finton Construction I N T E R I O R D E S I G N Magni Design, Inc.
KITCHEN CHAIRS Knoll Jules Seltzer Los Angeles, CA 310.274.7243
LOGGIA CHAIRS Kenneth Cobonpue Janus et Cie Los Angeles, CA 310.652.7090
KITCHEN SINK HARDWARE Dornbracht Georgeâ€™s Pasadena, CA 626.792.5547
LOGGIA COFFEE TABLE Custom by designer Magni Home Collection Los Angeles, CA 323.469.9457
LIVING ROOM CHAIRS Jean de Merry Holly Hunt Los Angeles, CA 310.659.3776 LIVING ROOM RUG Minotti Los Angeles, CA 310.278.6851 LIVING ROOM SOFA FABRIC Coraggio Los Angeles, CA 310.659.4295
LOGGIA DRIFTWOOD DAO Home Los Angeles, CA 310.289.8717 LOGGIA ROUND BENCHES Charles Jacobsen Culver City, CA 310.815.9250 LOGGIA SOFA Custom by designer Magni Home Collection Los Angeles, CA 323.469.9457
LOGGIA TV Roberts Home Audio Los Angeles, CA 310.276.3955
ROOF Silverman Roofing Santa Monica, CA 310.399.0888
MILLWORK Custom by designer Artistic Concepts Los Angeles, CA 323.257.8101
STAIR RAILINGS & GLASS Forge Masters Pacoima, CA 818.899.6233
MINK PILLOWS Minotti Los Angeles, CA 310.278.6851
STAIRS C.G. Custom Tile & Marble Pacoima, CA 818.890.5100
RANGE Wolf Haefele Design Santa Monica, CA 310.429.3525 RANGE HOOD Custom by Laurie Haefele Haefele Design Santa Monica, CA 310.429.3525
STONEWORK Arriaga USA North Hollywood, CA 818.764.1777 STUCCO Montelongo Plastering Redondo Beach, CA 310.316.6919
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ARTWORK Charles Arnoldi Scott Richards Contemporary Art San Francisco, CA 415.788.5588
APPLIANCES Miele, Sharp Renwes Sales Lake Forest, CA 949.586.3669 DINING ROOM CHAIRS Holly Hunt Kneedler-Fauchère San Francisco, CA 415.487.6180 DINING ROOM TABLE Gulassa Thomas Lavin Los Angeles, CA 310.278.2456
FAMILY ROOM ACCENT PILLOWS Rosemary Hallgarten Thomas Lavin Los Angeles, CA 310.278.2456 FAMILY ROOM CHAIR Paul Ferrante Los Angeles, CA 323.653.4142 FAMILY ROOM COFFEE TABLE Jean de Merry Los Angeles, CA 310.289.0991 FAMILY ROOM FLOOR LAMP Fuse Thomas Lavin Los Angeles, CA 310.278.2456
DRAPERY FABRICATION & INSTALLATION Design Line Drapery Tustin, CA 714.259.7702
FAMILY ROOM LEATHER CHAIR Rose Tarlow Melrose House Los Angeles, CA 323.651.2202
ACCENT PILLOWS Canfield Custom Tustin, CA 714.953.9903
FLOOR LAMP Holly Hunt Los Angeles, CA 310.659.3776
RUG Hart’s Rugs & Carpets Costa Mesa, CA 714.434.8440
I N T E R I O R D E S I G N Harte Brownlee & Associates Interior Design
DINING ROOM TABLE ACCESSORIES Robert Kuo Los Angeles, CA 310.855.1555
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ARMCHAIR Rose Tarlow Melrose House Los Angeles, CA 323.651.2202
FAMILY ROOM LIGHT FIXTURE David Weeks Ralph Pucci Los Angeles, CA 310.360.9707
INTERIOR DESIGN Harte Brownlee & Associates Interior Design Laguna Beach, CA 949.494.8343
FAMILY ROOM OTTOMAN Custom by designer Harte Brownlee & Associates Interior Design Laguna Beach, CA 949.494.8343
KITCHEN CABINETRY HARDWARE New York Hardware, Co. Costa Mesa, CA 949.631.0631
FAMILY ROOM RUG Stark Carpet Los Angeles, CA 310.657.827 FAMILY ROOM SOFA Custom by designer Harte Brownlee & Associates Interior Design Laguna Beach, CA 949.494.8343 FLOORING & STONEWORK JSL Tile Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 949.459.0463
KITCHEN COUNTER STOOLS Axis Los Angeles, CA 323.936.6273 KITCHEN PENDANT LIGHTS Gulassa Thomas Lavin Los Angeles, CA 310.278.2456 LIVING ROOM END TABLE Studio Workshops by Therien Los Angeles, CA 310.657.4615
LIVING ROOM LIGHTED TABLE Ron Dier Designs Laguna Beach, CA 714.543.1266 LIVING ROOM TABLE LAMP Blackman Cruz Los Angeles, CA 310.657.9228 OUTDOOR FURNITURE Jacques Garcia Baker Knapp & Tubbs Laguna Niguel, CA 949.643.2073 Michael Taylor Los Angeles, CA 310.360.8118 Stone Yard Blake House Laguna Niguel, CA 949.831.8292 Thomas Pheasant Baker Knapp & Tubbs Laguna Niguel, CA 949.643.2073
OUTDOOR FURNITURE CUSHIONS Perennials David Sutherland Los Angeles, CA 310.360.1777 Silkworks Outdoor Janus et Cie Los Angeles, CA 310.652.7090 Stone Yard Blake House Laguna Niguel, CA 949.831.8292
VENETIAN PLASTER WALL TREATMENTS D. Scott Designs Orange County, CA 949.697.2533
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BEDDING Anichini Los Angeles, CA 310.657.4392
DRAPERY Ethan Fred Design Los Angeles, CA 213.840.2822
TUB & TUB HARDWARE Sunrise Specialties Snyder Diamond Santa Monica, CA 310.450.1000
TABLE Dennis & Leen Los Angeles, CA 310.652.0855
FLOOR & SHOWER TILE Ann Sacks Los Angeles, CA 310.273.0700
H O M E B U I L D E R BGL Design Construction I N T E R I O R D E S I G N Jennifer Davis Interior Design
APPLIANCES Viking, Wolf Snyder Diamond Santa Monica, CA 310.450.1000
BEDROOM ACCENT PILLOWS Plantation Los Angeles, CA 323.932.0511
AWNINGS & UMBRELLAS Van Nuys Awning Van Nuys, CA 818.782.8607
BEDROOM LAMPS Mecox Gardens Los Angeles, CA 310.358.9272
BATHROOM BLINDS Hunter Douglas Areo Shade Co. Los Angeles, CA 323.655.2411 BATHROOM CABINET HARDWARE Baldwin Valley Sash & Door Van Nuys, CA 818.785.8628 BATHROOM CHANDELIER Schoenbeck Foundry Lighting West Hollywood, CA 310.271.1123
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BEDROOM WALLCOVERING INSTALLATION Fineman Padded Walls Los Angeles, CA 323.933.3130 CABANA DAYBED Custom by builder Structure Home Los Angeles, CA 323.731.9903 COUNTERTOPS Sami’s Classic Tile and Marble North Hollywood, CA 818.379.9730
CUSTOM CABINETRY Yehuda Vaknin, Inc. North Hollywood, CA 818.503.8872
INTERIOR DOORS Stock Building Supply Hollywood, CA 323.469.1951
LIBRARY RUG Lawrence of La Brea Los Angeles, CA 323.935.1100
ENTRY DOORS Real Door, Inc. Los Angeles, CA 310.836.2687
KITCHEN CABINETRY HARDWARE RKO International Design Hardware Los Angeles, CA 323.930.1330
LIBRARY SCONCES Kneedler-Fauchère Los Angeles, CA 310.855.1313
FLOORING Alsi Wood Floors Los Angeles, CA 310.204.4000 HANDPAINTED CHINOISERIE Gabrielle McKenna Hollywood, CA 310.650.9440 HOME BUILDER BGL Design Construction Los Angeles, CA 323.962.7500 INTERIOR DESIGN Jennifer Davis Interior Design Beverly Hills, CA 310.860.7422
KITCHEN FAUCETS & POT FILLER Chicago Faucetry Snyder Diamond Santa Monica, CA 310.450.1000 LANDSCAPE DESIGN BGL Design Construction Los Angeles, CA 323.962.7500 LANDSCAPE INSTALLATION Pierre Sprinkler & Landscape North Hollywood, CA 818.373.0023
LIVING ROOM ARTWORK Donna McGinnis Glass Garage Fine Art Gallery West Hollywood, CA 310.659.5228 LIVING ROOM COFFEE TABLE Dennis & Leen Los Angeles, CA 310.652.0855 LIVING ROOM LAMP Christopher Spitzmiller Mecox Gardens Los Angeles, CA 310.358.9272
OUTDOOR FURNITURE Brown Jordan Victory Patio Furniture Los Angeles, CA 310.276.4272 SHOWER DOORS Custom Glass Specialists Simi Valley, CA 805.577.8829 VANITY SCONCES Visual Comfort Foundry West Hollywood, CA 310.271.1123 VANITY SINK HARDWARE Newport Brass Snyder Diamond Santa Monica, CA 310.450.1000
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BEDDING West Elm San Diego, CA 619.543.0117
EXTERIOR GLASS RAILINGS Zuni Glass & Mirror, Inc. Chula Vista, CA 619.656.9698
LAMPS Global Views Dallas, TX 214.956.0030
INTERIOR GLASS DOORS & WALLS Justin Mayall Installations, Inc. Carlsbad, CA 858.518.2265
OUTDOOR FURNITURE & UMBRELLAS Royal Botania Designet Mexico City, Mexico 5255.5280.4090
A R C H I T E C T U R E Island Architects H O M E B U I L D E R Mitchell D. Burton Construction, Inc. I N T E R I O R D E S I G N Diarq Diseño y Arquitectura
ARCHITECTURE Island Architects La Jolla, CA 858.459.9291
DINING ROOM RUG Aja Rugs La Jolla, CA 858.459.0333
BEDROOM LAMPS Global Views Dallas, TX 214.956.0030
ENTRY PLANTERS Royal Botania Designet Mexico City, Mexico 5255.5280.4090
COUNTERTOPS & FLOORING Intermark, The Stone Experts – Installation Chula Vista, CA 619.422.7611 Unique Stone Imports – Supplier San Diego, CA 619.275.8300
CUSTOM CABINETRY & MILLWORK Cabinets Galore San Diego, CA 858.586.0555
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ENTRY WATER FEATURE California Pools – Fountain La Mesa, CA 619.639.4555 Intermark, The Stone Experts – Installation Chula Vista, CA 619.422.7611 Unique Stone Imports – Supplier San Diego, CA 619.275.8300
FAMILY ROOM SCULPTURE Danya B National City, CA 619.498.0506
KITCHEN CABINETRY & HARDWARE Snaidero West Hollywood, CA 310.657.5497
HOME AUTOMATION Vantage System SoCal Electric Santa Fe, CA 619.449.9027
KITCHEN JUGS Crate & Barrel San Diego, CA 858.558.4545
HOME BUILDER Mitchell D. Burton Construction, Inc. San Diego, CA 619.501.4183 INTERIOR DESIGN Diarq Diseño y Arquitectura Mexico City, Mexico 5255.5520.4404 INTERIOR DOORS Lancko San Diego, CA 858.279.6256
KITCHEN PENDANT LIGHTS Urban Lighting San Diego, CA 619.232.6064 KITCHEN STOOLS Nuevo Hold It Contemporary Home San Diego, CA 619.295.6660 LANDSCAPE DESIGN Environs Landscape Architecture San Diego, CA 619.232.7007
LANDSCAPE & SPRINKLER INSTALLATION H.A. Casillas Landscape & Construction Bonita, CA 619.267.1343 LIVING ROOM TABLES Bolier & Company Designet Mexico City, Mexico 5255.5280.4090 METALWORK Ehmke Sheet Metal Corp. National City, CA 619.477.6484 POOL & SPA California Pools La Mesa, CA 619.639.4555 POOL TILE International Bath and Tile San Diego, CA 858.268.3723
POOL TILE INSTALLATION Intermark, The Stone Experts Chula Vista, CA 619.422.7611 ROOF Mission Roofing Escondido, CA 760.747.3205 STAIRWELL PENDANT LIGHTS Custom Diarq Diseño y Arquitectura Mexico City, Mexico 5255.5520.4404 STUCCO Walter N. Coffman, Inc. San Diego, CA 619.266.2642 WINDOWS Fleetwood The Pelletier Company San Diego, CA 619.222.1750
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Famed Italian architect Paolo Piva designed Mimosa, a recently built four-bedroom modern stunner set in Endeavor Hills with drop-dead views and a 60-foot infinity pool. White slipcovered furnishings and lots of sleek-yet-comfy outdoor seating summon families to unwind.
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Five acres of barefoot elegance reign over Sheherezade, an exotic villa designed with a Mexican vibe by architect Manolo Mestre. Winding paths on the spectacularly landscaped property lead from the main house to guest quarters, with gaming, dining and relaxing areas scattered throughout.
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One part Caribbean, two parts southern plantation and a touch of Swedish Classicism, the serene Plantation House is proper and chic, with architecture by Arne Hasselquist and interiors by Colefax and Fowler. The two-tiered terrace with 270-degree views is reason enough to stay here.
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Oliver Messel, a British set designer turned architect of many Mustique villas dreamed up Seastar, a classic Colonial-style villa situated on a private beach. Four stone houses and a come-hither pool pavilion make up the delightful compound.
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Gifted to Princess Margaret by English aristocrat Colin Tennant, Les Jolies Eaux is a neo-Georgian five-bedroom estate overlooking the southern tip of the island. The style is British Colonial, with casually chic furnishings and antiques. With French doors throughout, it’s best to keep them flung open to capture royal views.
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Yemanjá is seven sprawling acres of tropical splendor with two boulderfringed pools surrounded by lush foliage. The warm, inviting interiors are inspired by Brazil and Africa. At the heart of the expansive estate is an opulent thatch-roofed palapa, with sweeping views and snug spots for reading or an apt afternoon nap.
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Perched 300 feet above the sea is the Japanese-style Shogun villa. Five pavilion-like guest suites are assembled around a central koi pond and lush tropical gardens abound. Interiors are Asian-hip with dark woods and Balinese styling. A nine-hole golf course on site isn’t bad either.
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The theatrical Toucan Hill is an opulent island fantasy. Moorish architecture with colonnades rendered in indigo blue and white, jewel-toned lanterns, and Saharan gold-colored interior walls add to the glamour. Virtually 360-degree ocean views can be seen from the property's many hilltop perches.
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HigH Style It’s fitting that Zang Toi’s fashion atelier is dubbed “House of Toi.” It is, after all, where the designer crafts his luxury couture collections that, unbeknownst to many, bear striking similarities to his Upper East Side pied-à-terre. “There’s an element of glamour that shows in both my home design and fashion line,” Toi says. Inspired by Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, Toi tested his creative prowess when he set out to revamp an early-20th-century apartment with preciously detailed antiques and opuFashion veteran Valentino created these peep-toe pumps with raised black embroidery atop cream leather to mimic a lace finish. Platform Lace Pump, $695; neimanmarcus.com
lent textures. Much like his runway creations, it’s the well-articulated details—silver leaf, crystal accents, a two-tone palette that was implemented to mimic the appearance of a black and white photograph—that define Toi’s work. When asked what the fashion equivalent is to his home, Toi says, “I see it as a glamorous black and white gown with silver beading, worn by a modern-day Marie Antoinette.” houseoftoi.com
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Muse: My spring 1997 collection was inspired by the Madame de Pompadour room at my favorite museum, the Frick Collection.
Prized Possession: My museumquality bed that was designed by François Linke, an eminent Belle Epoque cabinetmaker.
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Splurge-Worthy: Luxury fabric. Loro Piana cashmere has recently been introduced for the home, as well.
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parisian persuasion Enamored with French styles, fashion designer Zang Toi transformed an early-20th-century New York City apartment into his personal Parisian-inspired retreat. Posh accents in the sitting room, such as a custom silver-fox rug, antique Baccarat chandelier and portraits of Marie Antoinette by artist Natasha Zupan, pop against high-gloss white walls. More of Toiâ€™s home can be seen in the book American Fashion Designers at Home, available through Assouline (assouline.com).
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COLOR THEORY THE CREATIVE FORCE BEHIND REBEL-CHIC FASHION HOUSE LIBERTINE HAS A HIDDEN AFFINITY FOR INTERIORS, MADE EVIDENT IN THE MODERN TRANSFORMATION OF HIS RUSTIC LOS ANGELES BUNGALOW.
REFASHIONED APPROACH Fans of Johnson Hartig’s lauded eco-friendly fashion label Libertine revel in his ability to turn tired vintage clothing into couture ensembles. So, it comes as no surprise that Hartig’s eye for refashioning antiques seems to effortlessly translate to interiors, too. “I love collecting, being resourceful, mixing things up and surprising people,” Hartig says. Such was his method when he set out to design A solid piece of wood forms the band for this unique cuff, complete with a 14-karat gold accent with spinel and white coral charms. 14K YG Spinel & Coral Cuff, $6,950; devillefinejewelry.com
his Los Angeles home, incorporating a mix of vintage and modern pieces, vibrant Damien Hirst paintings and graphic black and white fabrics. Rules rarely apply to the self-taught designer, who often finds inspiration in the unexpected and pays little attention to trends, which explains, Hartig says, why the evolution of his interiors is as constant as his couture collections. “My home, like Libertine, is always a work in progress.” ilovelibertine.com
Design Tip: Go wild, edit and try as many combinations as you need until something jumps out.
Available in a number of coverings from Elite Leather, this soft angular swivel chair features a brushed aluminum base and unique upholstered body. Palos Verdes, price available upon request; eliteleather.com
Sneak Peek: I’m in a ’70s mood for spring 2012. It’s an era that made a big impression on me, even as a kid decorating my bedroom.
Interior Insight: I like to make sure every room has one great antique piece as an anchor, and then I work from there.
Part of ABC Carpet’s Color Reform collection, this antique, hand-woven rug was over-dyed in Turkey to give it a deep, saturated color. Purple Color Reform Vintage Rug, $2,999; abccarpet.com
Up Next: I was approached before to design a line for the home and wasn’t ready. Now, I think I am.
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room photo: kaori suzuki, courtesy of assouline. fashion photo: libertine.
paint the town The living room of fashion designer Johnson Hartigâ€™s 1920s Los Angeles bungalow boasts a smorgasbord of colors and styles, all set against a white-painted shell and rustic wooden roof. A color-saturated painting by Damien Hirst centers a wall of art, while an oversized Lucite table and graphic chairs add modernity. Hartigâ€™s home was featured in the book American Fashion Designers at Home, available through Assouline (assouline.com).
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STAYING POWER FROM THE EARLY CREATION OF DIANE VON FURSTENBERG’S ICONIC WRAP DRESS TO THE INTRODUCTION OF HER ANTICIPATED LINE OF HOME DÉCOR, IT SEEMS THERE’S NOTHING THE RESPECTED STYLE ARBITER CAN’T TACKLE.
BRANCHING OUT It’s little known that Diane von Furstenberg’s passion for interior design stretches as far back as the 1980s, when, while lovers of the DVF brand were admiring her revival of figure-flattering dresses, she released a series of books on home décor. “I love the balance between color, texture, pattern and proportion that can exist in both fashion and the home,” she says. Often acclaimed Turkish jewelry designer Sevan Biçakçi crafted this ornate ring with 24-karat gold, white, yellow and cognac diamonds and pink tourmaline cabochons. R3028, $9,887; barneys.com
for her liberal use of pattern and color, it seemed a natural transition for von Furstenberg to later debut lines of homeware and textiles. Most recently, von Furstenberg channeled her expert sense of interior design in a series of suites for the venerable Claridge’s hotel in London. “My aim was to respect the legendary glamour of the hotel, while incorporating pieces that beautifully illustrate my passion for pattern, texture and travel.” dvf.com
Muse: I am always inspired by women, nature and the 20th century. For me, these sources are timeless.
An intricate hand-carved wood frame wraps a gilded inset frame on this luxurious statement-making mirror from Christopher Guy. 50-2926, price available upon request; christopherguy.com
Design Tip: Have fun with textures, large prints, florals and stripes in ways that make you feel beautiful, but comfortable.
Philosophy: I design clothes that I love and that I think women will feel beautiful wearing. The same applies to my home products.
The striking jewel tone, classic damask print and modern silhouette make this armchair the perfect accessory to build a room around. Sutton Armchair, $299; angelohome.com
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Interior Insight: Use boldly patterned wallpaper, bedding and rugs with calculated purpose. These should be focal points in a room.
Diane von Furstenberg’s fall collection—American Legends—fuses patterns, colors and styles reminiscent of different cultures, landscapes and eras. Here, a graphic print re-imagines the wrap dress.
room photo: claridge’s hotel. fashion photo: diane von furstenberg.
in print Unveiled this past June, the Diane von Furstenberg-designed Piano suite at London’s Claridge’s hotel features bespoke fabrics and furnishings in iconic prints and bold colors. Architectural details honor the hotel’s storied past, while signature DVF prints bring the room up to modern day. claridges.co.uk
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Oriental Treasure Box
For more than two decades, Kazuo Kuwabara, of Oriental Treasure Box, has been acquiring and selling fine Japanese antiques and works of art by some of the best modern Japanese artisans. Kuwabara travels to Japan regularly to find treasures to add to his collection of antiques, art, traditional furniture and accessories.
James A Grove
Creating the finest custom cabinetry and woodworking to meet your own unique style.
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Naddourâ€™s Ornamental Iron
Using the finest-quality wrought iron to create a personalized look.
Naddourâ€™s Ornamental Iron is the leading wrought iron manufacturer in Orange County and services the custom home and historic renovation community all over California. We specialize in designing custom pieces for each project and cover the full spectrum of iron products for residential homes. We take great pride in setting new standards. 1221 East Warner Avenue, Santa Ana, CA; 866.724.9593; naddouriron.com
James A Grove blends the finest-quality materials with superb craftsmanship to create timeless cabinetry. We use socially responsible forest products to create artful, custom millwork designed to fit the needs of the individual. Let us show you that our attention to detail and customer satisfaction are second to none. 949.945.4163; jamesagrove.com
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Where art and craftsmanship develop into a masterpiece design. Free in-home consultation with this ad.
ES Creative Glass, with over 41 years of experience, offers original designs, custom designs, and restoration of heirlooms, for main entrances, windows, skylights, doors and cabinet door panels. Our craftsmen have the skill and expertise to build to your exact taste and specifications. 1665 Precision Park Lane, Suite K, San Diego, CA; 619.428.6919; esglass.com
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Custom doors are available in wood, fiberglass and wrought iron, together with exquisite door hardware.
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Grand Entrances is transforming how Southern Californians view their entryways. Over 250 unique doors on display in their showroom enable you to create exactly the right first impression.
New City Door is pleased to offer its unique and attractive entry doors. The doors are truly unlike most other entry doors. Three major distinct qualities are custom sizing, flexible design and a highly secure locking system. In particular, doors can be produced up to 4 feet wide and 16 feet tall, surfaced in wood, aluminum or glass.
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Lessler’s Drapery & Design, Inc.
Unleash your CREATIVE side with infinite possibilities! LANCKO manufactures a versatile line of doors in unique designs, materials, finishes and textures. 7964 Arjons Drive, Suite F, San Diego, CA; P 858.279.6256; F 858.225.0277; lancko.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our showroom or call us today to schedule your complimentary in-home design consultation!
Lessler’s Drapery & Design, Inc., is San Diego’s finest showroom, offering in-home design consultations, technical advice, project management, installation of soft and hard window treatments, solar screens, shutters, exterior shades and more. Lessler’s will provide you with the complete solution to your window treatment challenges. 5725 Kearny Villa Road, Suite 5, San Diego, CA; 858.277.5936; lesslers.com
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California Flooring & Design
California Flooring & Design carries premium hardwood flooring from contemporary, rustic and traditional designs to exotic looks that create a lasting impression. We provide solid and engineered woods, with a vast variety of species, colors and grains. Our showroom displays the latest styles, trends and eco-friendly products including cork and bamboo.
The Vintage Wood Floor Company
Antique original face oak planks painstakingly recovered from an 1890 Ohio barn.
The Vintage Wood Floor Company specializes in antique reclaimed wood floors and beams that have the character, beauty and history that can only be created over time. 3323 Hyland Avenue, Suite B, Costa Mesa, CA; 714.557.9655; vintagewoodfloors.com
8266 Miramar Road, Suite A, San Diego, CA; 800.357.1257; cafloordesign.com
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Artificial Bloom & Home Décor
MJ Flooring carries the finest in flooring quality while delivering the best prices through direct import. We offer a wide product range including Carpets, Hardwood, Laminate, Ceramic Tile and Stone in only the best in name brand flooring such as Shaw, Stainmaster, Mohawk, Masland, Fabrica and more. Solana Beach, 139 Lomas Santa Fe Drive; 858.793.8889 San Marcos, 1122 Los Vallecitos Boulevard, Suite C; 760.510.8477
Artificial Bloom & Home Décor is San Diego’s premier artificial flower, plant and tree specialist. We offer quality and affordable silk greenery including artificial trees, floral arrangements and plants. Our in-house designers can custom design any floral arrangements or trees for your home or business. 8150 Miramar Road, San Diego, CA; 858.549.1800
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We don’t believe in “trendy” furnishings, but rather great design with a fresh perspective while remaining timeless. Our furnishings are a collection of items that come from around the world. Creating a truly pleasant, unique environment in which you live every day is important because we want you to feel you are at home.
ZEE CHAIR - Walnut upholstered lounge chair with shaped arms and tapered legs, available in a variety of finishes.
Jonathan Franc, makers of fine furnishings and home décor, offers a unique collection of modern and transitional handcrafted designs. jonathanfranc.com
2310 Kettner Boulevard, Suite B, San Diego, CA; 619.744.9974; at-hom.com
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Nelson™ swag leg table and chairs by Herman Miller®. Flat Collection outdoor sofa by Gandia Blasco.
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Available exclusively at Hold It Contemporary Home: a collection of reclaimed and sustainable products with a modern design aesthetic, made with repurposed and sustainable materials such as teak and FSC-certified woods. Reclaimed Modern’s collection is ever changing with each piece being unique. 1570 Camino de la Reina, San Diego, CA; 888.902.6660; reclaimedmod.com
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The Palms II Chair is available with wood legs or a swivel base.
VIOSKI is a premier brand of original, modern furniture by architect and designer Jeff Vioski. Each piece delivers sophisticated style and comfort by combining clean lines, balanced proportions and rich textures. Visit our Los Angeles showroom or go to www.vioski.com to find a dealer in your area. 132 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA; 323.937.7741; email@example.com; vioski.com
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Title: Serene Waters Size: 60” x 60” on 2” deep panel Media: Layers of polished marble dust plasters and mixed media Contact: Stephanie Paige to see where her work is showing in Southern California
Nationally renowned abstract artist, Stephanie Paige creates large-scale textured paintings. Inspired by nature, the composition of her work evokes memories of stunning ocean views and landscapes. The stark horizon lines, rich fields of color, textural details and smooth transitions between hues illustrate her exceptional skill. 858.361.1828; stephaniepaigestudio.com
Kevin Barry Fine Art Associates
James Verbicky “Citta Samtana Diptych” 60” x 80” Mixed Media On Panel/Resin 2011
Kevin Barry Fine Art Associates is a full-service art consulting company that deals extensively with the art collecting, design and architectural communities throughout the United States. We carry original art, limited editions, photography and sculpture with a full-framing complement. 8210 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA; 323.951.1860 6001 South Decatur Boulevard C, Las Vegas, NV; 866.751.6115; kevinbarryfineart.com
Susan Street Fine Art
Sheldon Greenberg, “The Good Witch has a Vision,” 2011, Oil on Canvas, 72” x 60”
Susan Street Fine Art is the premier source for refined and innovative contemporary art with a long-standing reputation for personalized service. Guiding and advising with expertise, new and seasoned collectors are assisted in navigating the art market. Please visit our new location! 200 North Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach, CA; 858.793.4442; susanstreetfineart.com
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Stylus Luxury Music Systems
Scott Fence and Iron custom fabricates threedimensional works of art from a wide variety of metals with stained glass accents. Fence and gates made from net and bamboo are available for a nautical theme. 1255 Distribution Way, Vista, CA; 760.598.0070; scottfence.com
Stylus Luxury Home Music Systems specializes in outstanding music systems customized for music lovers to enjoy relaxing, entertaining and exhilarating sound anytime. Beautiful aesthetics, super ease-of-use and amazing soundâ€”even with your video! Let us design the perfect system for you. Receive a complimentary consultation to get the most from the music you love. 760.944.0444; stylusexperience.com
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Control your lighting, audio, video, climate and more from your iPad. Simplicity1 can provide the option that is right for you.
Lee Kartis Online Design
Simplicity1 represents the latest in custom home audio/video, smart lighting and automation. Our experts are on the leading edge of technology and can help you find the right home solution at the right price. Give us a call or stop by our showroom to view our product lines. 2915 Red Hill Avenue, Suite A103, Costa Mesa, CA; 714.428.0500; simplicity1.com
Before you hire an architect, save money by using Lee Kartis Online Design. Video tours, photorealistic renderings, dimensional plans and AutoCAD files to supply to your architect for preparation of construction documents. Design packages start at $2.50 per square foot. For more information, visit leekartis.com. 310.621.6634; leekartis.com
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b+g=home precious stone lamps are one of a kind accessories. Made with quartz, petrified wood, amethyst and agates, they act like jewelry for the home. A shine is produced not only from the bulb, but from the lamp itself. A beautiful and perfect finishing touch for any room. 2001 Tyler Street, Suite 3, Hollywood, FL; 954.929.6949; bandgdesign.com
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Kittrell & Associates Interior Design is known for professional business practices, strong project management and teamwork with clients, builders and architects. Principal Chris Kittrell promotes a “Clients for Life” approach and has created award-winning designs throughout Southern California, reflecting each client’s lifestyle. 949.737.5511; chriskittrell.com
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Jennifer Bevan Interiors specializes in high-end residential projects. Jennifer Bevan has worked with private homeowners, contractors, architects and many others to provide personalized service that results in an elegant, refined and timeless product. Her work has been nationally recognized in numerous publications and throughout the media.
Rejoy Interiors, Inc. is a full service interior design firm specializing in residential design. We offer consulting and remodeling packages, as well as turnkey interior design solutions. We work as your design partner to create spaces that echo the essence of who you are. Call for your in-home consultation today.
729 Mission Street, Suite 400, South Pasadena, CA; 626.799.9924; jenniferbevan.com
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It’s not about us; it’s all about you! Transcending Design is motivated by a passion for lifestyle-driven design. Our goal is to translate your definition of luxury to your lifestyle at home, on the high seas or jetting to your next destination. 2525 Shelter Island Drive, Suite B, San Diego, CA; 619.222.2400; LUXE.TranscendingDesign.com 51358_TD_vertical logo.indd 1
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Judy’s Custom Workroom
“Bringing vision to life since 1979.”
With over 26 years of experience in designing and creating interiors for the residential interiors industry, Judy’s Custom Workroom strives to create beautiful interiors that reflect the individual style and visions of their owners. Providing a wide range of products and services, Judy’s Custom Workroom looks forward to working to bring your vision to life! 31 Brookline, Aliso Viejo, CA; 949.360.0780; judyscustomworkroom.com
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Kitchen Expo is a complete design firm offering custom exotic cabinetry for the entire home.
As an award-winning design firm since 1984, Kitchen Expo delivers distinct design and unique materials to satisfy every client’s style. Its 3,500-square-foot showroom offers a breathtaking showcase of one-of-a-kind cabinetry. 7458 La Jolla Boulevard, La Jolla, CA; 858.456.0050; kitchenexpo.com
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Laguna’s Fancy Faucets
Good service and a friendly attitude are our goals.
Laguna’s Fancy Faucets has been providing decorative plumbing and hardware to construction projects for over 20 years, educating and providing alternatives to meet clients’ wide range of design requests. 14 Goodyear, Suite 120, Irvine, CA; 949.768.6038; lagunasfancyfaucets.com
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Yorkshire Kitchens, Inc. is a Pasadena-based design firm offering full design and build services. From concept to completion, we will work with you on all aspects of your project. We specialize in kitchens, baths and outdoor kitchens/living spaces, historic restorations, and traditional or contemporary design. Jan Ledgard CKD CBD 626.345.1750; yorkshirekitchens.net
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Located in Little Italy in San Diego, Modul Studio is a European kitchen concept that offers custom designs for every style; from modern and minimalist to warm and traditional. Let us take care of your vision and offer you a unique kitchen design you’ll love. 2136 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA; 619.231.1550, 619.231.1170; modul-studio-sandiego.com
The Reunion Sectional All of our pieces are handcrafted with aluminum frames and high-quality resin wicker. We ship worldwide.
Voyena specializes in modern, eco-friendly outdoor furnishings. We encourage you to get creative with our rattan and fabric options to customize your furniture selections. We combine commercial grade strength with expert style and comfort to create the ultimate outdoor experience. 6625 Top Gun Street, Suite 102, San Diego, CA; 858.657.0203; voyena.com
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Urth Glass is the newest product introduced by Bergammo this year at KBIS. It is comprised of beautiful recycled glass available in 11 colors.
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Rancho Santa Fe 4,000-bottle wine cellar.
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BRINgINg ThE OuTDOORs IN torrey pines landscaping
Through a dedication to customer service and integrity of workmanship, Torrey Pines Landscape Company has grown to become one of the top custom landscape design-build-maintenance companies during the last 28 years. It creates and maintains San Diego’s finest residential outdoor living spaces and gardens. The business was built on a reputation that every job is a “reference” no matter how big or small. tplandscape.com; 858.454.1433
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formance racing enthusiasts who want to bring the excitement of extreme sports to their home. southcone.com; 619.299.2038
a Fresh approach susan street fine art
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let the shoW begin! murray home theater
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natures touch in your home artificial bloom & home décor
Creating the most realistic artificial arrangement and trees is what separates Artificial Bloom & Home Décor from the rest, using only the best products the industry offers. Its talented designers are professional and provide one of the friendliest customer services around. Artificial Bloom & Home décor creates the look and feel of having real foliages inside the home without the maintenances required to keep them green. artificialbloom.com; 858.549.1800
Furniture With a past liFe sacred space imports
Sacred Space Imports is a unique showroom featuring exquisite rustic furniture. Discover pieces made of solid 150-year-old reclaimed teak from India’s oldest railroads, antique oxcarts converted to artistic benches, cabinets made with beautiful antique doors and frames from ancient buildings in India. sacredspaceimports.com; San Marcos 760.471.7230; Solana Beach 858.350.9210
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es GlAss 1665 Precision Park Land, Suite K San Diego, CA ..... 619-428-6919 www.esglass.com GrAnd entrAnces 8228 Miramar Road San Diego, CA .....888-600-7133 www.sdgrandentrances.com
cArter hArdwAre 153 North Robertson Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA ....... 310-657-1940
lAncko 7964 Arjons Drive, Suite F San Diego, CA ..... 858-279-6256 www.lancko.com
sAn dieGo hArdwAre 5710 Kearney Villa Road San Diego, CA ........... 858-576-1892 www.sandiegohardware.com
new citY door 866-930-6717 www.newcitydoor.com
sun vAlleY Bronze 866-788-3631 www.sunvalleybronze.com
custom window compAnY 800-255-1820 www.customwindow.com
coverGlAss usA 800-317-2984 www.coverglassusa.com
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nAddour’s ornAmentAl iron 1221 East Warner Avenue Santa Ana, CA ........... 866-724-9593 www.naddouriron.com www.balticirondoors.com
nomi fABrics www.nomiinc.com
future imAGe interiors 2881 East La Palma Avenue Anaheim, CA ..............949-283-1581
ArtificiAl Bloom & home dÉcor 8150 Miramar Road San Diego, CA ......858-549-1800 www.artificialbloom.com
pAcific ArchitecturAl millwork 1435 Pioneer Street Brea, CA .................... 562-905-3200 www.pacmillwork.com
north countY Blind compAnY, inc. 264 North El Camino Real, Suite G Encinitas, CA............. 760-944-9056 www.northcounty.hdwfg.com
GAetAno hArdwood floors 7071 Kearny Drive Huntington Beach, CA 949-376-9246 www.gaetanoinc.com
At-hom 2310 Kettner Boulevard, Suite B San Diego, CA ......619-744-9974 www.at-hom.com
phillip Jeffries ltd. 973-575-5414 www.phillipjeffries.com
JimmY’s ruG 522 North La Cinega Boulevard Los Angeles, CA........ 310-854-0999 www.jimmysrugs.com
Grounded 897 South Coast Highway 101 Suite 105 Encinitas, CA........760-230-1563 www.shopgrounded.com
the shAde store 8999 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA........ 310-893-1899 www.theshadestore.com
kArAstAn ruGs www.karastan.com
hold it contemporArY home 1570 Camino De La Reina San Diego, CA ......619-295-6660 www.holdithome.com
we-r-fABrics / we-r-home 963 Lomas Santa Fe Solana Beach, CA ..... 858-755-1175 www.werhome.com
kYle BuntinG, inc. 512-264-1148 www.kylebunting.com
JonAthAn frAnc www.jonathanfranc.com
mehrABAn ruGs 545 North La Cienega Boulevard Los Angeles, CA........ 310-657-4400 www.mehraban.com
vioski 132 South La Brea Avenue Los Angeles, CA...323-937-7741 www.vioski.com
lAGunA desiGn center presents desiGner runwAY 949-643-1549 www.asidocc.org
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lessler’s drAperies And desiGn 5725 Kearny Villa Road, Suite 5 San Diego, CA ..... 858-277-5936 www.lesslers.com
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cAliforniA floorinG & desiGn 8266 Miramar Road, Suite A San Diego, CA ...... 800-357-1257 www.caﬂoordesign.com
new moon ruGs 800-863-0442 www.newmoonrugs.com
AmericAn leAther 800-456-9599 www.americanleather.com
chellA textiles 805-560-8400 www.chellatextiles.com
mJ floorinG 139 Lomas Santa Fe Drive Solona Beach, CA ...858-793-8889 www.mjﬂooring.com
richArd mArshAll 800-689-5981 www.richardmarshall.com
ArtifActs internAtionAl 619-621-2455 www.artifactsinternational.com
donGhiA 256 Washington Street Mount Vernon, NY ......914-662-2377 www.donghia.com
the vintAGe wood floor compAnY 3323 Hyland Avenue, Suite B Costa Mesa, CA....714-557-9655 www.vintagewoodﬂoors.com
sAmAd 888-726-2393 www.samad.com
BAltus showroom Los Angeles, CA........ 310-388-6750 www.baltuscollection.com
durAlee 800-275-3872 www.duralee.com
BoArd Brokers 888-270-8797 www.boardbrokers.com
the ruG compAnY 8202 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA........ 323-653-0303 www.therugcompany.info
Bellini’s AntiQues 118 South Cedros Solana Beach, CA ..... 858-509-9399 www.belliniimports.com
fABricut 800-763-0524 www.stroheim.com
Br-111 800-525-2711 www.br111.com
tufenkiAn 800-470-6318 www.tufenkian.com
BermAn rosetti 310-476-6242 www.bermanrosetti.com
lee JofA 800-453-3563 www.leejofa.com
cArlisle wide plAnk floorinG 800-595-9663 www.wideplankﬂooring.com
vintAGe timBerworks 47100 Rainbow Canyon Road Temecula, CA ............ 951-695-1003 www.vintagetimber.com
BernhArdt interiors 1839 Morganton Boulevard Lenoir, NC............. 888-801-1889 www.bernhardt.com
mokum textiles hollY hunt showroom 8687 Melrose Avenue, Suite B377 Los Angeles, CA.........310-228-1870 www.mokumtextiles
decorAtive cArpets 8900 Melrose Avenue West Hollywood, CA.....310-859-6333 www.decorativecarpets.com
moore & Giles 800-737-0169 www.mooreandgilesinc.com
duchAteAu floors 1501 Front Street, Suite 115 San Deigo, CA........888-DUCHATEAU www.duchateauﬂoors.com
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emptY vAse 9033 Santa Monica Boulevard West Hollywood, CA ....310-278-1988 www.emptyvase.com
cAntoni 877-881-9191 www.cantoni.com
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christopher GuY 9699 Wilshire Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA ....... 310-385-7876 www.christopherguy.com
hollY hunt 800-320-3145 www.hollyhunt.com
mckee & compAnY 984 Avocado Avenue Newport Beach, CA...... 949-706-8600 www.mckeecp.com
seAside home 1055 Wall Street La Jolla, CA ............... 858-454-0866 www.seaside-home.com
creAto finito 601 North LA Brea Los Angeles, CA........ 323-951-1200 www.creatofinito.com
home BY BAJA 7932 Miramar Road San Diego, CA ........... 858-836-9330 www.homebybaja.com
mimi london 8687 Melrose Avenue, Suite G-168 Los Angeles, CA........ 310-855-2567 www.mimilondon.com
soluzioni 8790 Beverly Boulevard West Hollywood, CA ....310-652-2520 www.lasoluzioni.com
desiGner GAllerY 4140 Morena Boulevard San Diego, CA ............858-270-8601 www.dgincsd.com
hudson furniture, inc. 419 West 14th Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY............. 212-645-7800 www.hudsonfurniture.com
mitchell Gold + BoB williAms 800-789-5401 www.mgbwhome.com
the modern fAn compAnY 888-588-3267 www.modernfan.com
eden lA 11600 San Vicente Boulevard Brentwood, CA .......... 310-820-8109 www.edenla.com
in-ex 8800 Wilshire Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA ....... 310-358-0500 www.inexsite.com
mixture 2210 Kettner Boulevard San Diego, CA ...........800-903-1913 www.mixturehome.com
tAdAh home dÉcor & Gifts 143 South Cedros Avenue, Suite D Solana Beach, CA.......858-259-1991 www.tadahathome.com
environment 8126 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA........ 323-935-1330 www.environmentfurniture.com
moGul 8262 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA........323-658-5130 www.mogullife.com
usonA 113 South 16th Street Philadelphia, PA ....... 215-496-0440 www.usonahome.com
everett stunz 7616 Girard Avenue La Jolla, CA ............... 800-883-3305 www.everettstunz.com
J. roBert scott 500 North Oak Street Inglewood, CA ........... 310-680-4380 www.jrobertscott.com
niche pAolA lenti showcAse 8312 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA........ 323-782-1963 www.nichebeverly.com
vi-sprinG 866-611-1199 www.vispring.com
fendi cAsA 308 North Robertson Boulevard Los Angeles, CA........ 310-854-1008 www.fendi.com
Jiun ho www.jiunho.com
peArson 1420 Progress Avenue High Point, NC ..........336-882-8135 www.pearsoncompany.com
GArdenoloGY 1701 Westcliff Drive Newport Beach, CA.... 959-650-9900 www.gardenology.com
John sAint denis home 455 North Sycamore Avenue Los Angeles, CA........213-864-4857 www.johnsaint-denis.com
plush home 8323 Melrose Avenue, B273 West Hollywood, CA ....323-852-1912 www.plushhome.com
kevin BArrY fine Art 8210 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA.....323-951-1860 www.kevinbarryfineart.com
GArdenoloGY 587 South Coast Highway 101 Encinitas, CA............. 760-753-5500 www.gardenology.com
Jules seltzer 8833 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA........ 310-274-7243 www.julesseltzer.com
restorAtion hArdwAre 15 Koch Road, Suite J Corte Madera, CA ..... 415-945-4776 www.restorationhardware.com
stephAnie pAiGe studio 858-361-1828 www.stephaniepaigestudio.com
GrAnGe 457 North Robertson Boulevard West Hollywood, CA ....310-659-7898 www.grangeny.com
lAwrAnce San Diego, CA ........... 619-291-1911 Encinitas, CA............. 760-942-2244 www.lawrance.com
roche BoBois 7611 Girard Avenue La Jolla, CA ...............858-459-0297 www.roche-bobois.com
susAn street fine Art GAllerY 200 North Cedros Avenue Solana Beach, CA ....858-793-4442 www.susanstreetfineart.com
GrAYe 316 South Robertson Boulevard Los Angeles, CA........ 310-385-7872 www.graye-la.com
lee industries 800-892-7150 www.furniturebylee.com
roche BoBois 3060 Bristol Street Costa Mesa, CA......... 714-557-1422 www.roche-bobois.com
GeBert GAllerY 1345 Abbot Kinney Boulevard Venice Beach, CA ......310-450-9897 www.gebertgallery.com
hAncock And moore www.hancockandmoore.com
lexinGton home BrAnds www.lexington.com
roche BoBois 8850 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA........ 310-274-6520 www.roche-bobois.com
perrell fine Art 145 North La Brea Avenue, Unit E Los Angeles, CA........ 323-933-8630 www.perrellfineart.com
mAitlAnd-smith 1925 Eastchester Drive High Point, NC .......... 336-812-2400 www.maitland-smith.com
sAcred spAce imports 980 Los Vallecitos Boulevard San Marcos, CA......... 760-471-7230 www.sacredspaceimports.com
mArGe cArson, inc. 920 North La Cienega Boulevard Los Angeles, CA........ 310-289-9900 www.margecarson.com
sAcred spAce imports 101 South Highway 101 Solana Beach, CA ..... 858-350-9210 www.sacredspaceimports.com
hd Buttercup 3225 Helms Avenue Los Angeles, CA........ 310-945-5060 www.hdbuttercup.com
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simplicitY1 2915 Red Hill Avenue, Suite A103 Costa Mesa, CA....714-428-0500 www.simplicity1.com stYlus luxurY home Audio 2630 Pirineous Way, Suite 24 Carlsbad, CA ........760-944-0444 www.stylysexperience.com
tAconic Builders, inc 10215 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA........ 800-660-6466 www.taconicbuilders.com
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le dimorA, rsf desiGn Group, inc. 16089 San Dieguito Road, Suite H103 Rancho Santa Fe, CA ... 858-759-2709 www.ledimora.com
B+G desiGn, inc. 2001 Tyler Street, Suite 301 Hollywood, FL .....954-929-6949 www.bandgdesign.com
lindA chAse desiGn AssociAtes Summerland, CA .......860-391-3736 www.lindachaseassociates.com www.nuvignette.com
Auton motorized sYstems 661-257-9282 www.auton.com
BeYond tech 7603 Girard Avenue La Jolla, CA ............... 858-456-7669 www.beyondtechlg.com
kitrell & AssociAtes 10 Baristo Irvine, CA .............949-737-5511 www.chriskittrell.com
lori Gentile interior desiGn 760-635-1105 www.lorigentile.com
sAitech 543 Trailridge Drive Bonita, CA ................. 619-656-4794 www.saitechonline.net
murrAY home theAter, inc. 3001 Red Hill Avenue, Building 1-102 Costa Mesa, CA......... 877-687-7294 www.murrayhometheater.com
reJoY interiors 9 Altimira Coto de Caza, CA ....949-709-7199 www.rejoyinteriors.com
melindA GruBBs interior desiGn 250 Newport Center Drive Suite 100 Newport Beach, CA ....... 949-939-3344 www.melindagrubbsinteriordesign.com
wilshire home entertAinment 1412 North Moorpark Road Thousand Oaks, CA .... 805-497-1179 www.wilshirehe.com
trAnscendinG desiGn 2525 Shelter Island Drive, Suite B San Diego, CA .....619-222-2400 www.transcendingdesign.com
plush home 8323 Melrose Avenue West Hollywood, CA ....323-852-1912 www.plushhome.com
Ami sAmuel interiors, inc 6540 Lusk Boulevard, Suite 132 San Diego, CA ............858-453-9789 www.amisamuelinteriors.com
roBeson desiGn 10504 Rock Creek Drive San Diego, CA............. 858-693-6333 www.robesondesign.com solomon ferGuson Architecture + desiGn 143 South Cedros Avenue, Suite C-101 Solana Beach, CA ..... 858-509-2123 www.solomonferguson.com
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lee kArtis 310-621-6634 www.leekartis.com
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duGAllY oBerfeld, llc 2980 Beverly Glen Circle, Suite 203 Bel Air, CA................. 310-441-5001 www.dugally-oberfeld.com
JudY’s custom workroom 31 Brookline Aliso Viejo, CA .....949-360-0780 www.judyscustomworkroom.com
BellA cAstillA 2690 Via de la Valle, Suite 260 Del Mar, CA ............... 858-794-9003 www.bellacastilla.com
finton construction 626-445-1044 www.finton.com
liv’n it desiGn showplAce 7525 Convoy Court San Diego, CA .....858-633-2006 www.livnitds.com
chArles Glover interiors 9170 East Bahia Drive, Suite 101 Scottsdale, AZ ...........480-478-6652 www.charlesgloverinteriors.com
imAGes desiGn construction Newport Beach, CA ....949-515-4305 www.imagesdesigns.net
entirelY desiGn 619-669-8871 www.entirelydesign.com
dAwson desiGn Group 5151 Shoreham Place, Suite 280 San Diego, CA ........... 858-458-6812 www.dawsondesigngroup.com
JAnks construction inc 7887 Dunbrook Road, Suite H San Diego, CA ........... 858-697-9700 www.janksconstruction.com
kern & co. 143 South Cedros Avenue, Suite D&E Solana Beach, CA ..... 858-792-7722 www.kerncodesigns.com
erinn vAlencich 250 1/2 North Peer Drive Beverly Hills, CA ....... 818-421-8639 www.erinnv.com
mArrokAl desiGn & remodelinG San Diego, CA ........... 619-441-9300 www.marrokal.com
le dimorA 16089 San Dieguito Road, Suite H103 Rancho Santa Fe, CA .....858-759-2709 www.ledimora.com
christopher GuY 9699 Wilshire Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA ........... 310-385-7876 www.christopherguy.com
ArclineA sAn dieGo 619-564-7440 www.arclineasandiego.com
nelson dAniels construction 520 South Sepulveda Boulevard, Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA........ 310-476-8520 www.nelsondaniels.com
lAGunA desiGn center 23811 Aliso Creek Road, Suite 105 Laguna Niguel, CA.... 949-643-2929 www.lagunadesigncenter.com
deJAGer desiGn, inc. 505 30th Street Newport Beach, CA....949-673-7700 www.dejagerdesignsinc.com
kitchen expo 7458 La Jolla Boulevard La Jolla, CA .......... 858-456-0050 www.kitchenexpo.com
nicholAs Builders, inc. 532 North Cypress Street Orange County, CA ....714-628-3933 www.nicholasbuildersinc.com
stonemill desiGn center 2915 Red Hill Avenue, F-200 Costa Mesa, CA......... 714-435-3544
ferm desiGn concepts 909-981-1304 www.fermdesignconcepts.com
lAGunA’s fAncY fAucets 14 Goodyear, Suite 120 Irvine, CA ..............949-768-6038 www.lagunasfancyfaucets.com
sYnerGY Builders, inc. www.synergybuildersinc.com
universAl interior desiGn showroom 8775 Research Drive Irvine, CA ...................949-341-0929
Jennifer BevAn interiors 729 Mission Street, Suite 400 South Pasadena, CA 626-799-9924 www.jenniferbevan.com
modul studio sAn dieGo 2136 Kettner Boulevard San Diego, CA ......619-231-1550 www.modul-studio-sandiego.com
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loGhmAn Jewelers 1555 Camino Del Mar, Suite 324 Del Mar, CA ................858-523-0000 www.loghman.com
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Yorkshire kitchens 626-345-1750 www.yorkshirekitchens.net
ferGuson Los Angeles, CA........310-657-1750 www.ferguson.com
siemAtic 215-604-1350 email@example.com www.siematic.us
ArAn cucine 8687 Melrose Avenue, Suite B110 West Hollywood, CA .... 310-652-0539 www.arancucine.com
fixtures livinG South Coast Edition 3303 Hyland Avenue Costa Mesa, CA www.fixturesliving.com
snAidero usA 877-762-4337 www.snaidero-usa.com
B&c custom hArdwAre select 32 Tesla Irvine, CA ................... 949-859-6073 www.customhardware.net
fixtures livinG 9340 Dowdy Drive, Suite 102 San Diego, CA ...........858-966-3600 www.fixturesliving.com
thG 954-425-8225 www.thgstyle.com
BlAck whAle liGhtinG 260 North El Camino Real, Suite D Encinitas, CA .......760-634-3113 www.blackwhalelighting.com
Bentwood luxurY kitchens www.bentwoodkitchens.com
fun time cABinet fActorY 8381 Canoga Avenue Canoga Park, CA....... 818-882-2281 www.funtimecabinetfactory.com
toto 800-350-8686 www.totousa.com
Artemide 9006 Beverly Boulevard West Hollywood, CA ....310-888-4099 www.artemide.net
BulthAup 153 South Robertson Boulevard Los Angeles, CA........ 310-288-3875 www.bulthaup.com
inAx usA, inc. www.inax-usa.com
Bontempi cucine BY GGm 8783 Beverly Boulevard West Hollywood, CA ...310-271-9011 www.ggmitaly.com
inplAce studio 7739 Fay Avenue La Jolla, CA ............... 858-454-7397 www.inplacestudio.com
Bsh lAndscApe And hArdscApe desiGn 269 South Beverly Drive, Suite 629 Beverly Hills, CA ....... 310-275-9059 www.bshlandscape.com
del mAr liGhtinG 2852 Walnut Avenue, Building F Tustin, CA .................. 714-734-9385 www.delmarlightingco.com
Brizo 55 East 111th Street, P.O. Box 40980 Indianapolis, IN...877-356-BRIZO (2749) www.brizo.com
krAftmAid 800-861-1986 www.KraftMaid.com
BotAnicAl 8281 Melrose Avenue West Hollywood, CA ....310-275-3372 www.botanicalgroup.com
eGGersmAnn usA 800-276-1239 firstname.lastname@example.org www.eggersmannusa.com
newport BrAss 949-417-5207 www.newportbrass.com
ciro’s lAndscApinG, inc 2181 Meyers Avenue, Suite A Escondido, CA ...........760-743-0648 www.ciroslandscape.cpm
lAntern mAsters 31328 Via Colinas, Suite 103 Westlake Village, CA ...818-706-1990 www.lanternmasters.com
expressions showroom 1000 East Carson Street Carson, CA ................ 562-961-8785 www.expressionsshowroom.com
novA studio 8360 Melrose Avenue Suite 104-105 Los Angeles, CA ............323-951-0771 www.novastudio.us
schnetz lAndscApe, inc. 427 Venture Street Escondido, CA ........... 760-591-3453 www.schnetzlandscape.com
linden rose & co 3536 East Coast Highway Corona Del Mar, CA ....949-673-1866 www.lindenrosecompany.com
expressions showroom 13761 Saticoy Street Van Nuys, CA............. 818-849-3760 www.expressionsshowroom.com
poGGenpohl 800-987-0553 email@example.com www.poggenpohl.com
torreY pines lAndscApe co., inc. 858-454-1433 www.tplandscape.com
expressions showroom 1916 Placentia Avenue Costa Mesa, CA......... 949-574-8188 www.expressionsshowroom.com
rohl 800-777-9762 www.rohlhome.com
vorce construction 619-482-2272 www.vorceconstruction.com
fAucets n’ fixtures decorAtive plumBinG And hArdwAre 343 South Tustin Street Orange, CA ................ 714-639-9234 www.faucetsnfixtures.com
siemAtic euro kitchens 465 Forest Avenue Laguna Beach, CA .... 949-494-3341 www.eurokitchens.com
ferGuson Vista, CA .....................720-643-4240 Woodland Hills, CA ....818-593-7220 www.ferguson.com
siemAtic inplAce studio 7739 Fay Avenue La Jolla, CA ............... 858-454-7397 www.inplacestudio.com
GrAce desiGn AssociAtes 3010 Pasco Tranquillo Santa Barbara, CA .... 805-687-3569 www.gracedesignassociates.com
BArclAY ButerA BY eAstern Accents 4201 West Belmont Avenue Chicago, IL ................ 800-282-1671 www.barclaybuterabedding.com
ferGuson Irvine, CA .................... 949-753-0039 San Diego, CA ............ 858-974-5100 www.ferguson.com
siemAtic pAsAdenA europeAn kitchens 70 East Montecito Sierra Madre, CA ...... 626-355-7500 www.siematic-losangeles.com
schnetz lAndscApe, inc. 427 Venture Street Escondido, CA ...........760-591-3453 www.schnetzlandscape.com
scAndiA home 332 North Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA ....... 310-860-1486 www.scandiahome.com
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sJA, inc. 31726 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite 201 San Juan Capistrano, CA 949-276-6500 www.sjainc.net
Bevolo 504-522-9485 www.bevolo.com
e. BrAun & co 350 North Camden Drive Beverly Hills, CA ....... 310-273-4320 www.ebraunbeverlyhills.com
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voYenA 6625 Top Gun Street, Suite 102 San Diego, CA ....... 858-657-0203 www.voyena.com
luxurY portfolio fine propertY collection www.luxuryportfolio.com
AnAheim pAtio And fireside 715 East Birch Street Brea, CA ....................714-671-9445 www.anaheimpatio.com
rAnde turner, willis Allen 1565 Coast Boulevard Del Mar, CA ............... 858-945-8896 www.randeturner.com
AnAheim pAtio And fireside In The Marketplace 13722 Jamboree Road Irvine, CA ................... 714-669-9271
sotheBY’s internAtionAl reAltY mArk sierAk 9665 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 100 Beverly Hills, CA .......310-724-7000 www.sothebyshomes.com
BerGAmmo 7280 Bellaire Avenue North Hollywood, CA 818-982-5611 www.bergammo.com
tristone & tile, inc. 7630 Gloria Avenue Van Nuys, CA............. 818-997-9200 www.tristoneandtile.com
hAuser’s pAtio & rAttAn 1180 Morena Boulevard San Diego, CA ........... 619-275-4770 www.hauserspatio.com
sotheBY’s internAtionAl reAltY-suzAnne perkins 1106 Coast Village Road
Antolini luiGi www.antoliniusa.com
tutto mArmo 9855 Distribution Avenue San Diego, CA............. 858-689-9604 www.tuttomarmoinc.com
sAddleBAck of sAn dieGo 7371 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard San Diego, CA ........... 858-292-7385
willis Allen reAl estAte 1131 Wall Street La Jolla, CA ............... 858-459-4033 www.willisallen.com
Artistic tile 877-237-4097 www.artistictile.com
venetiAn stone GAllerY 17275 Daimler Street Irvine, CA ................... 949-261-0146 www.venetianstonegallery.com
BdG desiGn Group 2827 Presidio Drive San Diego, CA .............619-291-3234 www.bdgdesigngroup.com
venetiAn ArchitecturAl stone 5482 Complex Street, Suite 113 San Diego, CA ........... 858-560-5715 www.venetianstone.com
venetiAn ArchitecturAl stone showroom 14906 Villa De La Valle Delmar, CA ................858-560-5715 www.venetianstone.com
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LUXE Interiors + Design Magazine is a quarterly journal that showcases luxury residential architecture, design, interiors and products, with...
Published on Oct 13, 2011
LUXE Interiors + Design Magazine is a quarterly journal that showcases luxury residential architecture, design, interiors and products, with...