Monday, December 15, 2014

Holiday Window Display at Christopher Guy


The Christopher Guy showroom on Beverly Boulevard, in the heart of the West Hollywood Design District, is in full festive holiday mode. The front windows are decorated with gifts and an elegant white tree among sophisticated Christopher Guy furniture pieces. I happen to pass by the other evening en route to an event and catpured a few pictures of the glam window display.

A view from the sidewalk of the Christopher Guy showroom on Beverly Boulevard.


Christopher Guy's iconic display of a tree, reminiscent of one I saw at Decorex while on Blog Tour London with Modenus.


One of the most elegant and glamourous holiday window displays on Beverly Blvd.


A glimpse into the showroom.


And on the other side is another window display - a complete living room vignette turned facing the street!


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Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Faring Road Residence, Bel Air


On the market in Bel Air is a 40 million dollar home that I recently had the pleasure of touring on an architectural design tour with Cadillac and Architectural Digest. The home previuosly was occupied by none other than Beyonce and Jay-Z. The contemporary home is comprised of 16,000 sq ft including seven bedroom suites and features high ceilings, glass walls, a two story living room, a home theater, tennis courts, and an infinity pool with ample deck and lounge spaces.

The infinity pool with views of the canyons of Bel Air, a truly private oasis.


The two story high living room with glass walls that open to the pool area.


The outdoor deck.


A modern minimilist kitchen.


The dining room.


Lounge chairs right off the living and dining areas.


The serene infinity pool.


A guest room suite that opens to the pool area too.


On the second level is the master bedroom suite, which includes a large sitting area, office, and walk-in closets.

The master bathroom.


The master bathroom freestanding tub.


It was neat to see Geberit toilets installed in all the bathrooms throughout the house.


Views of the pool from the second level.

Thank you to Cadillac and Architectural Digest for inviting me to attend this amazing tour.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

DIEM Opening Night Party


The annual DIEM event kicked off last week with an opening night party at the Phyllis Morris showroom in West Hollywood. It was great to see design friends in anticipation of the next day's symposium events.


At the opening night party, with (L-R): Christian May of Maison21, me, Sara of Decorative Carpets / Lulu & Georgia, Ryan Farber of the West Hollywood Design District, and his girlfriend Brooke of Brooke Mason Photography.

And having fun with the boys, selfies with Joel of Cote Jardin Antiques and Christian of Maison21.


It was also neat to be featured last week on the West Hollywood Design District blog for my recent Instagram takeover in anticpation for this year's DIEM event, which you can read about here.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sheats Goldstein Residence, A John Lautner House


I recently had the opportunity to tour an iconic home, designed by famed architect John Lautner, and referred to as the Sheats Goldstein Residence. The house was built between 1961-1963 and sits atop Angelo View Drive in Los Angeles. The original home belonged to the Sheats family and was then purchased by James Goldstein in 1972. The house blends with the landscape in it's organic form merging indoor and outdoor living. A unique quality to the home are the "drinking skylights": the coffered ceiling living room is pierced by 750 mini skylights. The home uses cross ventilation for cooling; there is no air conditioning and the floors are radiant heated with copper pipes. Exterior covered pathways lead to the guest bedrooms and the master bedroom, hence the indoor/outdoor living. The home is currently undergoing expansion work (a club and office spaces on part of the property), which is being handled by Nicolson Architects, the chief architect who has been working on the property since 1994.

The front entrance / pathway.


The living room, toward the entry.


A fully glassed faced living room with views to the pool and the city of LA.


A view of the city.


The living room juxtaposes the exterior.


The iconic roofline.


View from the exterior of the roof line and the living room.


The infamous living room.


The dining room and landscaped pathway beyond.


The master bedroom master piece: this is it from an exterior view.


And this it from the interior (i.e. bed facing!) view.


I was fortunate enough to get a shot in it.


Then there's the view from the master bathroom sink. Yes, SINK.


And the indoor/outdoor wraparound shower which leads to an open deck.


One last epic view from the tennis court.

Thank you to Architectural Digest and Cadillac for hosting us on an amazing tour. #DrivenByDesign

Saturday, November 8, 2014

A Visit To Kohler, WI and Blogger Round Up

Last month I had the opportunity to attend the Kohler Bloggers Conference headquarted in Kohler, WI. We enjoyed two nights at the Kohler owned American Club Resort and got a behind the scenes factory tour in addition to visits to the Kohler Design Center and Kohler Communications offices.

The offices of Kohler Communications.


The chic lobby entrance at the Kohler Communications building.


Color, sinks, and faucets are all on display at the Kohler Communications headquarters.

Thought it would be fun to share some of the posts of the other bloggers that were also in attendance:


Paloma highlighted our factory tour.


Jeanne of Cozy Stylish Chic provided great coverage of the Kohler Design Center.


{image via Sketch42}

Love Sketch42's vintage then and now blog post!


"When in Wisconsin" - at Blackwolf Run with Josh of Sharp Communications.


Thank you to Kohler for hosting us!

{All photos by me with the exception of the blogger noted pictures.}