Designer Sara Simon gives California Coastal design the full-color treatment. When it comes to designing spaces in Southern California, Sara Simon skips the rainbow of neutrals and instead relies on fully saturated color and bold patterns to create lively, no-two-are-the-same environments. “I truly believe color can work in all spaces. It’s just a matter of selecting the right color. And that’s all about the vibe you are going for,” says Simon, who was raised in […]
Architect Anders Lasater creates a light-filled Kings Road retreat for a creative couple anticipating life as empty-nesters By Kedric FrancisPhotos by Brett Hillyard When Laguna Beach architect Anders Lasater was hired to design a home on Kings Road in Newport Beach, he knew that amplifying the spectacular harbor, ocean, and city views from the lot that’s perched above PCH would be a primary focus of his creativity. He collaborated closely with his clients, a couple […]
Orange County’s Top Design Talent Creates a Home Worthy of Its Location By Alexandria Abramian Mark Hammond has found everything from an octopus to stingrays and even a sand shark swimming in his Laguna Beach saltwater tide pool, maritime visitors transported by the waves into one of only six such pools along the Laguna Coast. The visitors rarely stay beyond one tidal cycle, offering a coastal experience as dramatic as the geysers that travel from […]
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