Author: Blue Door Magazine

Design

SECOND ACT

By Alexandria Abramian  Photos by Darlene Halaby Interior designer Hillary Moers transforms a heavy Tuscan home into a bright, art-filled adventure in modern beach living The home had all the classic hallmarks of an early 21st-century Tuscan in Newport Beach: dark beams, heavily stained walnut floors, dark wood cabinetry, and no shortage of highly ornamental details. And while expansive ocean views lay beyond most of the rooms, wide-framed wood windows and heavy window treatments admitted […]

Lifestyle

HEAL THE BAY

By Kedric Francis Photos by Brett Hillyard Orange County cousins dive deep to clear Emerald Bay of the metal remains from a bygone era. Emerald Bay is the jewel of the California coast, and one of the most picturesque places in the world in which to live. Residents of the immaculately-kept private enclave might be surprised, then, that their neighbors Nick and Colin Johnson have collected some 900 pounds of debris that has littered the […]

Design, Lifestyle

PIRCH’S SECRET SPICE

By Annette Reeves Chef Kimberly Ayayla demonstrates her culinary skills on every social media platform (and appliance) imaginable, giving PIRCH customers a taste of home cooking possibilities. There’s nothing better than the smell of freshly cooked bacon wafting through the room, awakening your gastronomic senses, inviting your stomach to crave an exciting taste, and begging you to find the source of that incredible smell. Or imagine warm baked cookies, pulled straight from the oven, bringing […]

Art, Design, Lifestyle

COLOR CO-OP

By James Reed Photos by Darlene Halaby Costa Mesa-based Ulloo 42 brings a mad mix of high art and wild whimsy to custom furniture and interior design.  Visiting Ulloo 42’s art and design studio and showroom in Costa Mesa is something of a psychedelic experience, especially for those of us who spent 2020 staring at beige walls in rooms designed in a minimalist monochromatic style. What once was elegant, modern, and lovely now just seems […]