A PEACEFUL PARADISE IN CARMEL VALLEY

carmel modern_Reviving Charm blog

If you are an architectural enthusiast then the exterior of this modern glass house in Carmel Valley may remind me you of Philip Johnson’s Glass House house in Connecticut, which was actually inspired by the Farnsworth House in Illinois designed by architect Mies van der Rohe. However, this particular glass home in Carmel Valley was designed by […]

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Rebuilding.

On the way home from the airport after landing in Los Angeles, our driver said to us at the end of a particular conversation, “Don’t worry, the reality and stress will soon set in”. Although said jokingly, he wasn’t far off base. It’s hard coming home to see news coverage about the devastating wildfires occurring […]

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Micheal Smith at Home in Madrid

When I was in line at Los Angeles International Airport buying a bottle of water I happened to look down at the heap of magazines on the shelf below. What caught my eye was the current issue of Galerie Magazine with its beautiful cover and headline reading “Michael Smith at Home in Madrid”. I’ve been […]

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The Malibu Home designed by Scott Mitchell Studio and Denise Kuriger

I was thrilled to read on Interior Designer Denise Kuriger’s Instagram that EST Magazine recently published pictures of the home she designed along with architects Scott Mitchell Studio in Malibu, California. This Malibu, Calfornia property is one of my favorites and if it looks familiar it may be because: (1) I previously visited the home and […]

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Happy Friday!

Woohoo…Happy Friday! I am so happy that the weekend is almost here even though I have a ton of errands to do over the next couple of days. A few things on the list include getting my hair done, as well as doing some shopping to update my summer wardrobe for work. What are your […]

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Carolyne Roehme’s Weatherstone

I’m not sure why, but for some strange reason I find it very amusing when foreign magazines highlight properties in the United States. I guess just as much as American’s are fascinated with great European design, European’s are intrigued by us as well! I can only assume. But great design is worthy of worldwide acclaim […]

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Checking into the U.S Grant

On the morning of July 4th, we left the laid back life of La Jolla and headed into the City for a bit of urban action. We checked into the historic U.S. Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego for a single night before heading back to our seaside ranch house. It had been many, many years […]

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Fourth of July: America’s Holiday

Happy Fourth of July!  What do you have planned this long holiday weekend? I have been on vacation mode. Mr. B and have been taking a few days off for an easy getaway to La Jolla and San Diego, which is about a two-hour drive from our home. This Fourth of July, aka America’s Holiday, […]

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Marvelous Merrywood

In McLean, Virginia, about 8 miles from Downtown Washington, DC, there lies a beautiful Georgian style estate known as Merrywood on the banks of the Potomac River. Built in 1919, the 23,000 (!) square foot home is situated on 7 private acres and is currently for sale by AOL co-founder Steve Chase but it was […]

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