Author: Blue Door Magazine

Design, Lifestyle

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

By Annette Reeves Anne Michaelsen Design, PIRCH, and the Urban Bonfire design team create a functional and beautiful outdoor space at Michaelsen’s Newport Beach home. Sitting in my living room today with the doors wide open, my dog to the left gnawing on her bone, and birds flittering about outside, I am struck by how grateful I am for the great outdoors, the warm sunshine, and the blessings we have around us.  As 2020 shaped […]

Art, Lifestyle

PROTECTING PARADISE

Orange County homes were saved from the fire this time. Images of Paradise lost circa 2018 give us cause to imagine what could have been—and inspire a pause to give thanks.  Photos by Brett Hillyard California has four seasons, the old saying goes: earthquakes, mudslides, fires, and riots. As of now, it looks like the 2020 fire season is behind us. And not a second too soon. Five of the top 20 most destructive fires […]

Real Estate

C’EST MAGNIFIQUE!

Cliffhaven is home to a newly-constructed French modern masterpiece designed with stunning sophistication and finished in extraordinary style. By Kedric Francis With its meandering streets, mature trees, large lot sizes, and mix of historic properties and recent construction, the Cliffhaven enclave of Newport Beach is a neighborhood coveted by connoisseurs of the coastal lifestyle. For anyone seeking a master class in how to design, build, and furnish in Cliffhaven, look no further than 306 Signal […]

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 […]