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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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Star Worthy
Jenn Thornton | July 9, 2013

Who better to judge the current season of HGTV Design Star (now dubbed HGTV Star) than long-standing network luminary Sabrina Soto? Perfectly at home in this orbit, this tastemaking daughter of a decorator does not mince words. “I...

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Worth Keeping
Joanne Furio | July 9, 2013

In such a disposable society, saving something is rarely worth the effort for most. And though many architects and designers may try to avoid it, sometimes it’s easier to tear down and start all over, rather than reinvent the design wheel of an...

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Light Keeper
Rima Suqi | July 9, 2013

With a career spanning more than two decades in three states, lighting designer Robert Lewis didn’t seem to really hit his stride until he moved to California seven years ago. From his L.A.-based workshop, he’s crafted custom light fixtures...

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Artful Living
Jennie Nunn | May 3, 2013

For interior designer Michael Booth, co-founder of San Francisco-based firm BAMO, the backstory on working with real estate developer and art collector Byron Meyer to transform a vacant, two-bedroom, 3,300-square-foot penthouse in SoMa’s...

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The New Girl
Jenn Thornton | April 9, 2013

What’s old is new again for interior-designer-about-town Tyler Dawson, who is planting her flag in SoCal after spending five years in San Francisco. While there, she launched Tyler Dawson Design (...

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In Living Color
Ann Jarmusch | April 9, 2013

For two San Diego contemporary art collectors, living with their accumulated works has become an art unto itself.

A pediatrician and a financial executive, the couple takes special pleasure in supporting their city’s talented artists...

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Making Waves
Andrew Myers | April 9, 2013

Bringing the beach indoors poses much inspiration (the positive ions!) and many aesthetic opportunities (the blues of sea and sky!). Then there are the mixed blessings, drop-ins that in starry Malibu might mean a well-fed seagull perched aggressively...

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Raw Style
Diana Bitting | April 9, 2013

An indulgent new addition to the Vegas scene is giving visitors new reason to sin. Nobu Hotel recently opened inside Caesars Palace (yes, a hotel within a hotel), joined by the 12,000-square-foot Nobu restaurant and lounge, and it just might be the best of...

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