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Home & Design

Grilling in the Great Outdoors

Designers and local chefs share their tips for a perfect outdoor setup. By Tanya A. Yacina   Creating the ideal space for grilling and entertaining outside involves thoughtful planning, design considerations and attention to detail. As the summer season kicks off, extending your living space outdoors provides a designated area for cooking,...

Down to Earth

Nature’s bolder shades add dimension and personality to any home space. By Ashley Breeding   "Earth tones,” a term used to describe a design palette mimicking the natural landscape, often refers to muted browns, greens and grays that evoke feelings of calm and a connection to the outdoors. But beyond basic beige...

In the Kitchen

Culinary spaces shine with contemporary design touches. By Tanya A. Yacina   In the ever-evolving realm of interior design, the heart of every home is the kitchen—a space where form and function harmonize, where culinary creativity meets contemporary aesthetic. Kitchen design trends are constantly shifting in response to progressing lifestyles, technologies and...

On Point With Pendry

Newport’s newest hotel exudes a grand yet approachable design. By Sharon Stello   Adding a splash of color above each bed in the Pendry Newport Beach hotel, framed prints of Hermès botanical scarves give a nod to the property’s location at Fashion Island. Drawing on the lushly landscaped grounds, green hues and...

Healthy Living Begins at Home

Mindful interior design elevates mental and physical well-being. By Tanya A. Yacina   Our homes serve as sanctuaries and places to rejuvenate, especially amid today’s fast and demanding pace. When building or remodeling a house, it’s important to recognize the impact our surrounding space has upon both mental and physical health. From...

From Popular to Practical

Newport Beach interior designers share their tips for incorporating current trends in a way that authentically fits your home. By Ashley Breeding   Just as the global “Big Four” fashion weeks declare what will be popular in fashion each season, they also predict what will trend in art, architecture and home design....

Bold Bathrooms

Statement lighting, dramatic sinks and artistic tiles add texture and personality to bathrooms. By Jillian Dara   Bathrooms have become somewhat of a sanctuary over the years, with homeowners making these rooms more like a spa and less like a forgotten room of the house. “The bathroom becomes an escape from others in...

Ahead of the Curve

Rounded furniture and design trends inspire modern interiors. By Tanya A. Yacina   The curved design trend is having a moment: A mix of crescents integrated into a room’s design softens a space and creates interest, making it visually appealing. “Well-designed spaces are always layered; it’s important to balance a room with various...

Alfresco Delights

Experts offer outdoor dining and entertainment design tips to set the stage for unforgettable memories with family and friends. By Tanya A. Yacina   Summer months and the weather that comes with them tend to encompass outdoor dining and entertaining—groups of friends and family gathering around an outdoor grill or well-placed fire...

Eco-Conscious Homes

Natural materials are taking over local dwellings with sustainable style. By Ashley Probst   As consumers continue to call for eco-conscious practices, it makes sense that this sustainable approach would make its way into the place where we spend the most time: our homes. Genevieve Chambliss, owner of Newport Beach-based interior design studio...