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Tuesday
Dec072010

To beach or not to beach

Our long-time blogger/interior designer friend Mark Cutler emailed us with some photos of a project he recently completed that we HAD to share. The home is in Santa Monica, CA, and was a huge remodel (it was actually raised to add a new basement - the architect was William Hefner). "We tried to create a home that has a modern interpretation of a traditional home. Our goal was to try and create a home that felt at home at the beach but wasn't trying to be a typical 'beachy' house. The use of natural stone on both the interior and exterior gives the house a real warmth and great personality. I intentionally kept the furniture selections a little eclectic. I wanted it to feel like a collection that came together over years, not like a soulless decorators fantasy." AH MAH GAWD. This home takes my breath away. The stonework is spectacular, and I really like Mark's unexpected touches throughout - particularly the unique light fixtures. (Frankly, I could live in that closet). Thanks Mark!!

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Tuesday
Nov232010

Antonia Hutt

Antonia Hutt is an Los Angeles based interior architect whose "understanding of the exceptional and her love for refinement" have attributed to her sophisticated and strong design aesthetic. her work is well known through publications in House Beautiful, In Style, Metropolitan Home and Elle decor to name a few. Here is a little peek into Antonia's world...(and there's another peek here from a post Jo did a few years ago).

  

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Friday
Nov192010

A stunning kitchen by Errez Design

I absolutely freaking LOVE this kitchen transformation that Ruben of Errez Design sent us (which Jo eluded to in a post she did of some of his projects back in September). In Ruben's words: "I wanted to share with you some images of a kitchen renovation we just completed in a 1925 Coral Gables cottage. This project is a blast of color and pattern used in a fresh modern way. We used a patchwork of vintage hand made Cuban cement tiles in a variety of patterns and colors. There is also a wall of floor to ceiling chalk board cabinets. Our goal was to both accentuate the charm of the old house and to reflect the young owners' personality." There is nothing I don't love about this transformation. The chalkboard cabinets are a great contrast to the rest of the all-white kitchen, the lack of upper cabinets is brilliant, and the seating area is SO FUN, bright and cheerful. I am so happy Ruben sent along some before photos as well. AMAZING!

Friday
Nov192010

Nickey Kehoe inspiration

Almost moved in. Who am I kidding? I have another day of moving on Saturday. This time all my artwork and the shed ... the dreaded shed! I've been collecting inspiration photos for my new old home for months (years) and I wanted to share some work by Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe of Nickey-Kehoe. I've peeped into their portfolio before (here) but I'm really getting into the "vintage meets modern wrapped up in comfort and easy care" vibe of this Hollywood Hills home. I want a home that looks good but also feels good. One that lets me live my life without worrying about the "precious" furnishings. I want to flop into a chair or snuggle up in a bedroom and feel at home. I think I could here. After the jump I've also included a few shots of a Long Island home they also created. Tell me what you think of the sofa in the powder room ;)

P.S. I still have so much to do here in the new old house and tomorrow is a huge day. Please forgive if I don't post tomorrow. I'll be up to my eyeballs in boxes and sweat. Hopefully I'll have the first few video walk throughs of the house. Very very "before" for sure! You'll find them on my page as soon as I finish uploading them. I'll say bye for now. I can't put off unpacking for any longer.

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Friday
Nov122010

MH Studio

Jo is off taking care of the move to her new home (YAY!!) and I'm here taking care of business. To end off the work week, I wanted to share the work of New York interior design shop MH Studio. The M is for Shari Markbreiter, who "brings a fresh energy to traditional luxury. Her inspired blending of color, form and texture produce consistently sophisticated and comfortable interiors". The H is for Benjamin Huntington, who has over 20 years of training in the art of Feng Shui. Together they create wonderful spaces, and I love how they utilize every inch of space (which in New York is necessary).

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