Author: Blue Door Magazine



Peter Blake Gallery presents a solo exhibition of recent works by multidisciplinary artist, Lita Albuquerque.  Lita Albuquerque is an internatonally renowned artist and writer. Born in Santa Monica and raised in Tunisia and Paris, she first gained national attention for her ephermeral pigment installations created for desert sites.  Highlighted in the exhibition at Peter Blake Gallery this summer are Albuquerque’s Auric Field paintings, which investigate space, color, and materiality.  Executed on layers of black and […]



Designers are cranking up the luxe to create a new generation of bling-beckoning, high-sparkle hubs to culinary chic By Alexandria Abramian Combine Contemporary & Classic  “We painted the cabinetry two colors: white (always timeless) and a dark grey/blue. We then added dental crown mouldings to the cabinetry for that classic touch. The brass cabinet hardware and plumbing fixtures have contemporary lines and the reeded glass in the cabinets brings a modern feeling to the room. […]

Real Estate


On the market from VALIA Properties: Luxury living in the secluded coastal haven of Irvine Cove By Jenn Woolson Irvine Cove is a coastal paradise at the northernmost end of Laguna Beach. This exclusive neighborhood features a mere 110 homes in a private cove next to Crystal Cove State Park, offering unparalleled luxury and tranquility. Providing a secluded haven, a private beach is accessible for Irvine Cove residents. The properties in Irvine Cove are remarkable, […]

Architecture, Design


Modern retreat finds the right fit in Three Arch Bay  By Jenn Woolson After two years of careful planning, design approvals, and construction, this new home designed by architect Horst Noppenberger offers a unique blend of contemporary aesthetics and functionality within a picturesque coastal setting. Located in Three Arch Bay at the southern edge of Laguna Beach, the 4,500-square-foot house, constructed by D. Shipp Corporation, perfectly harmonizes modern design within a traditional neighborhood.  Noppenberger says […]