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Trending on Remodelista: 5 Design Ideas to Steal from the California Coast

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Trending on Remodelista: 5 Design Ideas to Steal from the California Coast

September 14, 2018

The California coast beckoned, and the Remodelista editors found themselves basking in sun and surf this week. Here are five favorite design ideas they found to steal.

Perfect Potted Plants

Looking for tough plants to stand up to seaside winds? The lowest-maintenance garden we&#8
Above: Looking for tough plants to stand up to seaside winds? The lowest-maintenance garden we’ve seen, shown here and in the photo at the top, is on a deck at the Surfrider Hotel in Malibu, California, where a collection of potted perennial grasses and spiky tropicals adds just enough greenery to the view. Photography via The Surfrider.

See more ideas in 10 Easy Pieces: Perennials for the Seaside Garden and for more of this garden (and a look at interiors with what Annie describes as “classic California beach style”), see The Surfrider: A Cult Classic California Motel, Updated for 2018.

Made-in-LA Furniture

The sturdy Jenni Kayne Oak Side Table ($loading=
Above: The sturdy Jenni Kayne Oak Side Table ($1,295) has “an intentionally unfinished appearance” and measures 21.5 inches tall.

“We’re avid followers of LA-based fashion designer and California style-setter Jenni Kayne,” writes Julie. “New among her West-Coast-cool offerings? An edited first furniture collection in oak, ‘with clean lines and attention to proportion and dimension.'” See our favorite pieces in Made in LA: A New, Pared-Back Furniture Collection from Jenni Kayne.

Elegant Gray Laundry Room

With help (including paint) from sponsor Home Depot, Meredith transforms her Bay Area laundry room into an inviting space—with clever hidden storage.
Above: With help (including paint) from sponsor Home Depot, Meredith transforms her Bay Area laundry room into an inviting space—with clever hidden storage.

For a serenely elegant space, Meredith chose paint colors that included Behr’s Coliseum Marble, Granite Boulder, and Limousine Leather. Read more in our sponsored post, Friendly Overhaul for the Laundry Closet.

The Sectional Sofa & Chaise

The Cisco Brothers Louis Two-Piece Sectional Sofa comes in a right or left chaise configuration and is available in the full range of Cisco Brothers upholstery options. Contact Cisco Brothers for price and retailer information.
Above: The Cisco Brothers Louis Two-Piece Sectional Sofa comes in a right or left chaise configuration and is available in the full range of Cisco Brothers upholstery options. Contact Cisco Brothers for price and retailer information.

“Two parts sofa, one part bed” is how Alexa describes the benefit of sectional seating that comes with a chaise. She rounds up her favorites in this week’s 10 Easy Pieces post.

Disappearing Windows

In West Hollywood, a house by Standard Architecture for designer-builder Leigh Herzig has a -foot-high tongue-and-groove ceiling with exposed beams and glass window walls; framed with bronze-anodized aluminum, the glass slides into wall pockets and disappears from view. Photograph by Benny Chan.
Above: In West Hollywood, a house by Standard Architecture for designer-builder Leigh Herzig has a 10-foot-high tongue-and-groove ceiling with exposed beams and glass window walls; framed with bronze-anodized aluminum, the glass slides into wall pockets and disappears from view. Photograph by Benny Chan.

See more of this southern California project at Midcentury Modernized: A Superior Spec House in West Hollywood.

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