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Filtering by Tag: california

home feature: dana point

Emily Oster

Designed by architect Bob White of Forest Studio, Dana Point sits on a cliffside in Laguna Hills, California. Named for the nearby surfing beach, Dana Point is all about capturing the spectacular views. A "California cool beach house" with Mediterranean inspiration, the roof design is of particular note as it references traditional flat-roofed houses the client's had seen during a trip to Ibiza. The minimal impact of the roof also was key in that it provided a solution to a neighborhood dispute that held up the home's construction for three years! 

The interior is designed by the mother-daughter design firm - M.Elle Design. The duo was hired for the project after the client saw a previous project that White and M.Elle had collaborated on - also featured prominently in Elle Decor

The material and color palette is calm and soothing using lots of reclaimed wood and limestone. The clients who have 4 grown children and 13 grandchildren wanted a home that would be welcoming, casual and easy for entertaining their large family. 

Below is the multi page spread from Elle Decor

And some personal favorites more zoomed in...


Emily Oster

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We leave for vacation today and we are beyond excited. Its been a very busy couple of months and we can't wait to just unwind. Destination - Northern California! First stop - San Francisco to visit my sister and her boyfriend. Second stop - Lake Tahoe where we have rented a house in Carnelian Bay (ever since this realty round up I haven't been able to get Lake Tahoe out of my mind). Final stop - Santa Rosa to visit our good friends who just recently moved to the area.

We have a rough itinerary for each location but mostly just plan on relaxing, enjoying time with family, friends and each other and of course eating. Any readers have recommendations for us? I have been searching two of my favorite blogs - Apartment 34 and Hither & Thither - for local tips and have found lots of things that I hope to be able to check out. In particular, Scout Living in Sacramento (it will be on our way to Lake Tahoe) with maybe lunch at Magpie both found on Hither & Thither

I will be back on Tuesday, August 12th! Have a great week everyone!