Design

Art, Design, Lifestyle

DESERT SHOWSTOPPER

An Indian Wells midcentury moves into the spotlight with a brand-new take on the showcase concept By Alexandria Abramian Desert Oasis doesn’t play by the typical showcase home rule book. For starters, the home designed by architect John Walling is not a spec project. Instead, the homeowner of the 4,350-square-foot Coachella Valley midcentury with soaring roof lines and natural rock-covered walls brought a distinctive vision for the project—one that involved design inspiration that included a […]

Architecture, Art, Design, Real Estate

ESTATE OF GRACE

A sprawling Laguna Niguel property commands attention from its eight-figure, bluff-top position By Alexandria Abramian PHOTOS BY THE LUXURY LEVEL // ATEAM  With more than 13 planted acres, the property is one of the largest estates in all of Orange County. And the home fittingly comes with its share of boast-able stats: A 500-foot driveway with circular motor court; 95 solar panels; 20 skylights; an 8-car garage. Then there’s the not-inconsiderable 14,500 square feet of […]

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DYNAMIC DUO OF DESIGN

Two all-time icons of OC’s stylish social set join forces, upping the aesthetic ante in the interior design and real estate industries.  By Kedric Francis | Photos by Brett Hillyard After 20 years of friendship, Robin Weller and Lisa Heil have debuted an interior design firm and retail space. What do the OC design and real estate industries get when two of the most stylish, talented, fashionable, and photographed women of the past decade or […]

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GRAND GESTURE

Warmth, elegance, and opulence: Interior designer Sue Capelli recruits an all-star design cast to create a next-level estate in Crystal Cove By Alexandria Abramian | Photography by Chad Mellon It isn’t every day that a designer works on a canvas as commanding at this 26,000-square-foot estate perched high in the hills of Crystal Cove. But Sue Capelli, founder of Passione Interior Design, has built a reputation for realizing homes of this magnitude. For this Northern […]