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A shining nod to all that summer heat

Metal silver Z Stool, $415 at 503found in Newport Beach

Check out a new cache of metallic designs for the home, ranging from small hits of ore such as Room & Board’s Pebble pillows to bigger shimmer moments like ModShop’s Sinatra sofa in metallic Lustro linen. Prefer something in between? This metal silver Z Stool hits the perfect sweet spot of just the right amount of shine.

Drought Chic
How’s this for a creative take on low-water landscaping? San Clemente-based Living Gardens Landscape Design’s custom-made wall garden includes a great mix that includes the aeoniums  “Sunburst,” and “Garnet,” string of pearls (Senecio rowleyanus), fish hooks (Senecio radicans), “Elijah Blue” fescue, Westringia “Grey box” and echeveria “Blue curls.” Just how popular is the idea? The landscape design’s vertical installation has been saved to more than 100,000 ideabooks on home-photo sharing site Houzz.

Cat’s Meow
At new housing development Huntley at Greenwood in Tustin, located on a 1,500-acre site at the former Marine Corps air station, homebuyers can get chef kitchens and spa-like master suites, and they have the option of tricking out their new digs with a cat cave. Homeowners can opt to convert a cupboard area in the laundry room into a dedicated litter box spot, providing privacy and odor control with a clever cat cutout. The feline-friendly feature runs $300.
:: greenwoodin tustinlegacy.com

First-Class, SecondHand
There is no shortage of fancy flash sales for the savvy furniture buyer. But now a new player is moving in on the scene, upping the ante for anyone looking to purchase (or sell) high-end seating, lighting, storage and accessories. Here’s how it works: Viyet sells pre-owned pieces from designers, showrooms and even homeowners (Looking to redecorate? This could be the place to cast off the old.) The kicker is that every piece is fully inspected before it makes it online, where most items are sold for 50 to 80 percent below retail. Designers such as Betsy Burnham and Joe Lucas, who have decorated standout homes in Newport Beach, have used the website to sell pieces from their own collections. :: viyet.com

Market Watch: MerMade
One of Orange County’s best sources for beach-inspired home décor has moved into new digs. MerMade features the latest designs and a new and improved trove on what might be Newport Beach’s coolest collection of sea design. Yes, there is no shortage of shells and anchors, fishing nets and sea coral motifs, but the unexpected way they play out is what makes this find stand out. How about an American flag fashioned from rope and starfish, nautically themed dog chews and an amazing selection of beachy chic linens? It’s all here. :: mermadedesigns.com

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