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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Two Beds/One Room

If you have a guest room you might want to consider doing two twin beds opposed to the typical queen-sized bed….especially if you have the room for it. A pair of twin beds is more convenient for guests who aren’t couples and the symmetry you can…

Amber Interiors Creates a Beachy Eclectic Home for Elyse Walker

I just returned from dropping my second oldest daughter to College in Chicago (one of my favorite places!) and I felt so inspired by the brick terrace homes with crawling ivy that I was looking forward to getting back to my computer in Laguna Beach and sharing some beautifully rich…

Impressive Ocean & Mountain View Home in Cape Town

In Cape Town, South Africa there is a house called ‘House Sealion’. It was designed by Greg Wright Architects for indoor/outdoor entertainment with large open spaces that lead out to the pool. Very similar to homes where I love in Laguna Beach….the plot of land…

Eclectic Montauk Beach House on the Bluff

The Montauk Beach House, designed by Space Exploration, sits atop a heavily wooded bluff with gorgeous views of Fort Pond and Fort Pond Bay. The flipped floor plan design has an open kitchen and living room on the top floor with the bedrooms below. I love the stark white walls…

An Elegant 400 Year Old Home on the Island of Ibiza

This beautiful home on the island of Ibiza, Spain, is about 400 years old. The estate, which is surrounded by almond trees, cactus and olive trees, is owned by a couple from New York who fell in love with the place the first time they saw it. They updated the…

1927 Topanga Canyon Hunting Lodge

A 1927 hunting lodge in nearly original condition is transformed into an open plan with a new kitchen and enlarged bathroom. Simple open living with plenty of light helps to bring the outside in and vice versa via a large two level deck and ample windows and skylights. The neutral…

On a Beach in El Salvador….

This house is located in Costa Azul near the border of Guatemala. It stands out for opening completely towards the outside while connecting with the surrounding landscape. José Roberto Paredes‘s team (I’m obsessed) at Cincopatasalgato was in charge of designing a true paradise for the jet…

A Stunning Modern Stone Home in Portugal

This beautiful country house is located on the banks of the River Minho and was decorated by the great Marta Espregueira Mendes. I love the colors, the mix of rustic furniture with modern, the textures, the stone walls, the huge glass bi-fold doors that show the rural landscape. In…

Spanish Home with a Tahitian Vibe

This eclectic home in Spain is a perfect combination of stark white, splashes of bold color and teak. I’ve been researching it for days and I have found out VERY little! All I know is that it was photographed by a Russian photographer and that it is in…

Nikolas Piper’s Home in the Countryside of Spain

In Los Corales de Buelna, a municipality in Cantabria, Spain, sits the holiday retreat for the artist Nikolas Piper who is well known for his furniture / sculpture in iron, wood & scrap. The mansion, which was originally a palace built in 1754, was in a state of ruin when they…