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Visual Feast
Maile Pingel | January 17, 2014

When a designer turns your hotel into one of the most iconic destinations in the state, it only makes sense to ask him back for the next project. So it was for ETC Hotels, which first enlisted Michael S. Smith for the 2005 redesign of Shutters on...

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Inside Out
Ayesha Khan | January 17, 2014

Nestled in the royal Dusit District in Bangkok along the Chao Phraya River, or “River of Kings,” The Siam is the first hotel venture for 43-year-old indie-rock star and actor Krissada Sukosol Clapp...

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Perfect Harmony
Amanda Friedman | January 16, 2014

Situated high on the hillside on Belvedere Island overlooking the San Francisco Bay, with postcard-perfect vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge in one direction and Sausalito in the other, Gary Friedman—the innovative co-CEO and chairman...

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Suite Luxury
Joanne Furio | October 8, 2013

During his frequent visits to Asia for work, a San Francisco financial investor found himself spending much of his time in the region’s upscale, high-design hotels. The more he stayed in them, the more he became enthralled by their streamlined...

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Color Pops!
Drew Limsky | October 8, 2013

“They clearly weren’t afraid of color,” interior designer Sarah Monaghan says of the owners of this recently completed Orange County project, a bold, three-bedroom home set on a sun-splashed cul-de-sac in picturesque Villa Park. As a...

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The Language of Design
Maile Pingel | October 8, 2013

After an exhaustive search of Los Angeles’ ritziest neighborhoods, an international business executive and his partner finally found their perfect home. Nestled on an exclusive cul-de-sac in Trousdale Estates, the residence...

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Rewarding Pursuits
Maile Pingel | October 8, 2013

The Los Angeles Antiques, Art + Design Show Opening Night Party has long been one of the city’s most desirable tickets, and this year it is doubly so. The October event, a fundraiser for the Decorative Arts and Design Council of the...

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A Night to Remember
Amanda Friedman | October 8, 2013

As the daughter of legendary media mogul Ted Turner, Laura Turner Seydel has been a tireless crusader of environmental causes for nearly her entire life. Her father famously co-created the Captain Planet television series and...

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Heightened Vision
Ann Jarmusch | October 8, 2013

Upon first glance, one would never guess that this elegant, Mediterranean-style Rancho Santa Fe home—filled with coffered ceilings, marble fireplaces, subtle decorative painting and iron chandeliers—was actually built by a...

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Retreat Performance
AnnaMaria Stephens | July 9, 2013

New York architect William T. Georgis calls his vacation home in La Jolla the Akropolis, a playful nod to his Greek heritage and to the property’s location on a steep Mount Soledad hillside perched high above the Pacific. Like...

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Manifesting Destiny
Maile Pingel | July 9, 2013

“If you don’t want to take your shoes off, don’t come over,” jokes photographer John Russo. “I’m a nervous wreck with this white floor!”

Guest-proofed or no, Russo’s house is precisely...

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Beauty and the Beach
Carrie Storke Williams | July 9, 2013

Charlie Chaplin once said—to paraphrase—if a thing of beauty must be explained to be understood, its creator missed the mark. Chaplin would’ve loved this home, which sits just across the lane from his former...

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