California dreaming in Newport Beach, high above the water. Warm summer days and outdoor spaces, high style and easy living. Understated sophistication, laid back yet luxurious. Dolphin Terrace by Kelly Nutt Design.
Nine floors up in the city skyline is a comapny garden providing break out and informal meeting areas for its staff. Yada, yada, yah, yah, so what? A couple of planter boxes and a picnic table would be the most you would expect but that’s not what this garden is at all. Verdant greenery spilling everywhere, gentlemovement, a sense of exploration, an oasis in the city with the most exceptional views (Opera House sails anyone?). Clever ideas to steal for urban courtyard or balcony gardens. Platinum House by Sydney-based landscape designers Secret Gardens.
A heritage apartment and a chic beach side location. Ocean hues lead to light filled spaces. Contemporary furniture and art deco detailing. A sophisticated aesthetic by Sydney-based interior design firm Studio Quarters.
For the moment city living is working for me…. But give me a cabin in the woods, and a modernized 1974 A-frame at that, and I think I could make the switch quite easily. Maybe just for weekends so I could enjoy the best of both worlds? Sounds like the perfect plan 🙂 This stunner is located 1.5 hours outside of San Francisco, designed by Studio PLOW.
Photos: Suzanna Scott