2016 Coast at Home Archive Stories

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  • Memphis Style Redux By: Jenny Peters
    In the early 1980s, a group of designers led by Italian Ettore Sottsass and populated by about 15 others from different backgrounds formed the Memphis Group and took the world by storm. Memphis style, influenced by pop art and art deco with a little ’50s kitsch thrown in, was all about vibrant, acid-toned colors, unexpected combinations, f
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • Sea Summit at Marblehead By: Alexandria Abramian | photography by leonard ortiz
    For some environmentalists, a visit to Sea Summit at Marblehead may leave a sense of longing that more coastal developments in Orange County didn’t follow a similar approach: Instead of replacing acres of flora and fauna with water-guzzling sod and golf courses, developer Taylor Morrison is seeing whether nature and luxury housing can live
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • Keep baby cozy with an array of blankets, wraps and quilts By: Coast Staff
    Stylish SleeperYou’re never too young to start sporting Burberry’s iconic checker print. Inspired by the London atelier’s checker print handbags and trenches, the imported Abigail Check Sleep Sack keeps baby snug with thin straps that snap in the front. The woven sleeper includes a side zipper for quick diaper chan
    Fri Feb 26, 2016
  • Marble designs leave no beautiful stone unturned By: David A. Keeps | Photography by Miro Zagnoli, Joyce Wang Studio, and Kendall Mills
    From its origins in classical architecture and sculpture, marble has evolved as a luxury material with a modern edge. As marble kitchens and bathrooms become a fixture in both traditional and contemporary homes, the elegance of stone enlivens new furniture, lighting and accessories in shapes that reference jewelry, origami, Scandinavian modern,
    Fri Feb 26, 2016
  • Real Estate stays robust with record-breaking sales By Marilyn Kalfus | photography by mark rightmire, toby ponnay, david heath and Todd Tankersley
    1101 Marine Drive , Laguna Beach$45 millionSize: 3-bedroom cottage and guest house on 2.3 acresListed for: Originally $75 million, reduced to $45 millionSold by: Rob Giem of HOM Sotheby’s International Realty It was a one-of-a-kind-price for a one-of-a-kind property when a Laguna B
    Fri Feb 26, 2016
  • Pillow Talk By: Jenny Peters
    Ready to snuggle up with someone you love on a special day in February? Or do you just love the pop of an unexpectedly fabulous pillow as part of your decorating scheme? Either way, we’ve found spectacular choices that will make the new year seem bright and cheery all over your home. Drop a whimsical pillow in the family room, glam up the
    Tue Feb 02, 2016
  • A Dream Home Realized By: Jenny Peters | photography by McIntosh Architectural and Cindy YamanakaDesign
    In 2010, when C.C. and Chris Knowles finally were in a financial position to raze their Corona del Mar house and build their dream home, they thought it would be easy. At least C.C. did. “When we moved in 12 years ago, it was a single-story house that had water damage; it had lots of issues,” she recalls. But at that point, w
    Fri Jan 29, 2016