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Category: California

Light Filled LA Home

This light and bright home in Manhattan Beach, California has a comfortable, natural and fresh feel. The owners bought a tear down property on a large lot and built their dream home from the ground up. They did an excellent job meshing so many different woods, with interesting tile, vintage…

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…

Stylist Jessica de Ruiter’s Silverlake Midcentury Home

Jessica de Ruiter, the former fashion editor at Vogue and W now a stylist for Drew Barrymore, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Jennifer Lawrence, to name a few collaborated with her husband Jed Lind, an artist at Commune, to create this super cool home in Silverlake, California. Architect Gregory Ain designed this…

Amazing Modern Boho Chic Home in Newport Beach

A young Newport Beach family who loved their neighborhood, but needed more space, decided to take their home down to the studs and start from scratch. They ended up adding a second level and doubled their square footage. They didn’t have the budget to hire a designer, so they…

Our Laguna Beach Bedroom Remodel Unveiled

In 2006, my husband, Eugene & I bought the house next door to where we lived. We were going to do a quick remodel and ‘flip it’. It was a small 1600 sq ft, ‘L’ shaped house that was pink and overgrown with fruit trees and…

Venice Beach Luxurious Private Compound

This 1951 Venice Beach home feels like a sanctuary even though it’s just steps from Abbot Kinney. The two story, corner lot compound features high ceilings, large entertaining areas as well as a seamless integration of indoor and outdoor living spaces, all set amid a lush tropical garden…

Before & Afters of an LA Designer’s Home (w/ an IKEA kitchen)

This is the home of Sarah Sherman Samuel, a Los Angeles based Designer, Art Director, and Content Creator. She is a color & pattern expert and is known for effortlessly combining styles to create distinctive spaces. Look at what a fabulous home she created for her and her family&#8230…

Marcia Maizel-Clarke’s Malibu Jewel

Jewelry designer Marcia Maizel-Clarke, the founder of Dogeared Jewelry, enlisted the help of her designer friend Maggie Pierson to help make her Malibu home more amenable to entertaining. Together they created a  “comfortable sophistication” and focused on the flow of the space, making each common area feel welcoming for…

Costco Co-Founder Moves to Napa and Makes Wine

Sinegal Winery~  When David Sinegal decided to pursue his interest in wine, he moved his family from Seattle to St. Helena, California. He bought a 30-acre estate with about 9.5 acres of vineyards. Together with his wife Shelley and his father James (THE founder of Costco) David acquired…