Sustainable Beach House Interior Design

After a two days of shopping  in LA…a whirlwind with John last Thursday and Friday, all weekend I felt like I had been run over by a truck.  Now that I have picked my head up from my pillow to sort through all the images and ideas we gathered to complete the interior design of our most recent project, a modern and sustainable beach house in Montecito, CA.,   I see that I’ve  accumulated  enough information to write a month’s worth of posts.

Just a little glimpse into the mad swoop in search of the perfect pieces. In-Out, Snap- Snap, Vroom-Vroom, Check-Check! ..and a lot of feeding the meters.

Our first stop was The Helms District in Culver City, where we were off to a great start when we found a great rambling sectional design for the living room sofa. And then we ran into these:  Slim Aarons, fine art photographs, which convey  the high style, yet relaxed vibe we are going for.

A quick stop off at the bright pink Paul Smith building to pick up a suit Gregg had on hold.  John had to scoop me up from the book section there, where I was flipping through The New Gypsies by Ian McKell.  Looking back, I see some irony here, combined with John’s little snippets  about my gypsy-looking outfit the next day; maybe there is some ancestry?

And on to some of my favorites: Environment, Emmerson Troop , Orange, and Modern One.  We found a great coffee table at Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams and some good bar stool prospects at Design within Reach.

Finally, Day 1 ended at The London Hotel to drop our bags in our suites and head straight to the roof for a couple of  ‘Cucumber Viper’s’ before our dinner overlooking  the city with a sunset backdrop.

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On Day 2, we were joined by Jamie, our friend and new Guest post author.  Another  fun- filled day through the Pacific Design Center, Santa Monica and Venice; see her account of the day here.

My favorite stop on Day 2 was James Perce. I had no idea he had a furniture line, and a very “suiting” style for what this house wants to wear.  Casual Elegance is how I would sum it up.

One Response to “Sustainable Beach House Interior Design”

  1. Claire Turner June 18, 2011 at 9:21 pm #

    You have been VERY busy since I left!

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