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Architecture, Design, Real Estate

SUITE SPOT

A Bayadere Terrace compound crafts a common language between cool contemporary and the warmth of midcentury design  By Alexandria Abramian   The art of the creating the five-star spec home has evolved greatly in the past five years and continues to do so. On the one hand, home creation takes time. With planning, permitting, and construction taking years, projects cannot respond to fickle design fads, nor can they commit to too specific a style. On […]

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Westward Home

A Dana Point compound blends contemporary lines with cowboy inspiration By Alexandria Abramian  | Photos by Darlene Halaby  As far as home design unions go, the pairing was far from typical. On one side of the aisle was the clients’ penchant for Western design and art; on the other, the property’s enviable oceanfront location at The Strand in Dana Point. Presiding over the project were two of Orange County’s top design talents, architect Geoff Sumich […]

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SAFE AT HOME

Whether it’s installing a new kitchen faucet or building an entire new wing, making our homes more healthful, functional, and beautiful also provides a sense of control and comfort in stressful times. By Annette Reeves The world is full of dichotomies today. We’re forced to stay home but yearning to get out. There are financial obligations to meet, but the ability to work productively is hindered by supply chain issues and a weakened labor force. […]

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BACKGROUND CHECK!

Video calls have you worried about your walls? Designers Zoom in to reveal what works best from behind the scenes. By Alexandria Abramian As home has transformed into a multi-hyphenate live/work/learn/workout space overnight, video calls have suddenly put our abodes under the spotlight. And with it a new design question has emerged: Where will I shine best at home? Here designers delve into the background to frame your ultimate video setting. Erica Bryen Erica Bryen […]