When asked to describe California’s decorating style, the word cool comes to mind. It’s true the Golden State has perfected the art of creating effortless and easygoing interiors, but there’s so much more to it. The land of new beginnings bursts with creativity from esteemed craftsmen constantly reinventing the wheel and challenging how we view design.
Even more admirable, California decorators, creators, and tastemakers understand the historic importance of place, paying homage to the landscape around them and the makers who came before them. Only in California can you enter a room that feels so grounded yet still brimming with innovation. In a love letter to the Golden State, we’re looking back at 18 extraordinary homes and gardens from the VERANDA archives that truly celebrate California’s legendary style.
This Mary McDonald–Designed Pebble Beach Château Redefines Modern Livability
The tour-de-force decorator embarks on a wholesale brightening of a grand manse, infusing it with gracious patina.
A Grand Southern California Abode Returns for Its Colorful Second Act
Designer Peter Dunham draws upon the verdant gardens of a Newport Beach, California, home to inspire its bright redesign.