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In Good Taste
By Rima Suqi | April 23, 2015

I can’t help but feel as if I’m being watched. Perhaps it’s the larger-than-life eyes painted on my headboard or the faces fronting every throw pillow in the room. I have only myself to blame. A few weeks before arriving at...

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Pattern Play
By AnnaMaria Stephens | April 22, 2015

Behind the protected gates of the Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe, the residents tend to get a little restless. It’s not that homeowners have grown weary of the lush scenery surrounding their exclusive enclave, which...

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Coastal Curation
By Wendy Bowman | April 22, 2015

Gary Foster’s 1950s hillside home on north Laguna Beach’s Panorama Drive may be at the ocean—complete with spectacular views of Catalina, Crescent Bay and the Pacific—but it’s no typical Southern California...

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Peaceable Kingdom
By Allison McCarthy | April 22, 2015

For one young couple living in Half Moon Bay, roughly 30 miles south of San Francisco, what began as a straightforward kitchen remodel quickly snowballed into a full-blown home renovation. After sitting down with designer and...

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Coastal Cool
By Wendy Bowman | February 4, 2015

Interior designer Lisa McDennon’s new beachy-modern home and lifestyle boutique, Nuance, has only been open since mid-October (she operated as a pop-up shop in a small local art gallery...

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Treasure Hunt
By Kelsi Maree Borland, Wendy Bowman, Gillian Flynn and Abigail Stone | February 4, 2015

SAN DIEGO
Expert Eye
When San Diegan Dawn T. Maier stumbled upon a rare Karl Springer goatskin desk at an estate sale, she knew she had struck gold....

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Best In Design
By James Munn, Maile Pingel and Kristen W. Terry | February 3, 2015

BEST IN BIZ

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN // Shine by S.H.O.
Among the pleasures of Susan...

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A Castle of One's Own
By Maile Pingel | February 2, 2015

Haute-Garonne, France
$35 million

THE LOWDOWN
Just a 25-minute drive south of Toulouse finds you in the tiny medieval village of Saint-Élix,...

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Ottoman Reverie
By Ayesha Khan | February 2, 2015

From powerful Roman emperors to brilliant 21st century Nobel laureates, great leaders, thinkers and visionaries have called Istanbul home for millennia. Overlooking the ancient yet cosmopolitan metropolis from atop one of the city’s...

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Naturally Inspired
By Maile Pingel | February 2, 2015

“This house is a fun, fresh and modern wine country home,” says interior designer Jennifer Macdonald. “It truly reflects its young, vivacious family!” It also reflects its young and vivacious designer, who...

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Blank Canvas
By Gillian Flynn | February 2, 2015

“It’s really not a home unless you have a piano,” exclaims vivacious art enthusiast and patron Karen Fox. “Not that I can play!”

There’s no need. All Fox has to do is swipe her iPad and—voilà...

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Personal Reflection
By Elina Fuhrman | February 2, 2015

Jennie Garth is ready to discuss her latest project, but this time it’s not a TV show. It’s a sleek five-bedroom home in the hills above Studio City. “This is my first modern house,” she says proudly....

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