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Beautiful Southern California Home Tour

It’s a new week and I’m thrilled to be sharing a beautiful project by Corona del Mar, California-based interior designer, Ohara Davies-Gaetano. The emerging designer (recently published in Veranda) helped a family remodel and settle into their new Newport Beach home (downsizing from their previous one in Virginia). Ohara created an inviting, comfortable, yet elegant space reflective of her clients’ casual lifestyle. She also wanted a very open feeling where all areas of the house seamlessly flow into the next. Because the home was much smaller than what the owners were used to, each room had to serve its purpose and be functional. European antiques found throughout the home add small but elegant touches, which epitomize Ohara’s passion for mixing a little old with the new. I also love how her design  embraces the gorgeous light, landscape and outdoor living Southern California is known for.

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 *images published with permission via Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors

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Read full story By on September 8, 2014 in antiques, Bathroom, bathrooms, Bedroom, bedrooms, dining rooms, Garden, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, lighting, living rooms, patio furniture, tile

Global Chic + Kid Friendly Home Decor

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Global chic and kid friendly home decor. That’s the result when you have mom of two little ones and Tea Collection‘s co-founder and chief creative officer, Emily Meyer decorate her own home recently featured in Lonny. I was fortunate to meet Emily back in 2002 while pregnant with my first child and Tea was just a few months old. I vividly recall swooning over her gorgeous Asian style pima cotton baby sweaters and her brilliant vision for creating a globally inspired children’s clothing. I know how hard she has worked over the years and am thrilled with her success.

It’s clear to see Emily’s clothing designer roots and deep passion for print, pattern and color in her use of wallpaper, textiles and accessories incorporated throughout her craftsman style home in Palo Alto. She’s not shy to mix period and ethnic styles either. It’s a super approachable, multi-layered and kid-friendly space – love every inch. Here’s a look at my favorite rooms.

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Also, be sure check out Tea Collections New Germany-Inspired Arrivals! You’ll love it all too!

*photography credit & source: Melissa Kaseman / Lonny

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Read full story By on July 29, 2014 in baby and children, Bedroom, bedrooms, beds, Boy, boy's bedroom, chinoiserie, dining rooms, fashion, Girl, girl's bedroom, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, Living Room, living rooms, wallpaper

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014 – Dining Room

Last week I finally had the opportunity to tour this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase. One room that stood out as a personal favorite was the formal dining room by Cecilia Sagrera-Hill and George Brazil of SagreraBrazil. The room’s elegant design was inspired by the existing beautiful wood detailing and gorgeous hand-painted chinoiserie wallpaper installed by interior design icon, Michael Taylor (1927-1986). Mixing up period styles, the design duo added modern elements including the rug, upholstered chairs and geometric shaped dining table covered in a form fitted golden cover. The most eye-catching element however was the modern art hung above the fireplace – a magical infinity mirror with suspended butterflies in colors pulled from the wallpaper. I tried capturing an image of the artwork, but failed (so sorry!). These images don’t do the room justice, but I pulled some of the best ones I took and found:

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*photo credits: 1st and 2nd photo by Janet Paik via Houzz, 3rd & 5th photo by Cristin Priest via of Simplified Bee, 4th photo via Domaine 

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Read full story By on May 28, 2014 in chinoiserie, dining rooms, interior design, Interiors, lighting, original artwork, vintage, wallpaper

Palm Springs Mid-Century Modern by Brian Dittmar

It’s that time of year we start thinking about taking a warm weather holiday. Palm Springs has been one of my favorite sun-drenched destinations. The sunny desert community has a wonderful, laid back feel I love. It’s also home to some of the best mid-century architecture and interiors around.

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To put us in the mood, today we are touring a beautiful desert vacation getaway San Francisco’s Brian Dittmar designed for his Northern California clients. Fondly referred to as the “Atomic Tiki” house by Brian, it was built in 1965 in the Golf Club Estates section of South Palm Springs and has an unusual Polynesian-style roofline with mid-century interior. The result is colorful, playful and looks like a set from Mad Men. Makes me want to book a trip to Palm Springs today.

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My design brief was to make carefully considered, artful and subtle changes that would refresh the interiors while keeping the residence’s original vibe through a mix of mid-century furnishings and pieces with subtle Polynesian references. – Brian Dittmar

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For more images of this home, design details and a fun list Brian’s favorite finds in Palm Springs, visit The Style Saloniste.

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Happy decorating,

Cristin

 

*photo credit: David Duncan Livingston

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Read full story By on February 6, 2014 in Bedroom, chairs, color, dining rooms, furniture, interior design, Interiors, Living Room, living rooms, mid-century modern, wallpaper