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DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: JOHN DE BASTIANI

With all the color floating around the internet and social media sites on Valentine’s Day, I think I’ve had my fair share of red and pink for the moment. To combat my overdose of color, I thought today would be great for posting a beautiful space featuring a combination of soothing neutrals. I’ve had these images of the beautifully designed Beverly Hills pied-a-terre by interior designer John De Bastiani saved for a while and couldn’t image a better day to share them with you. I’ve said it before…that the lack of color doesn’t need to equate to boring design. Apparently, it’s a sentiment that I share with John as he has been quoted as saying that “Beige is classic. It’s sophisticated, it’s soothing. It isn’t trendy, and neither am I. People might call it the safe choice, but I say, What’s wrong with being safe?” You can read the rest of the interview here.

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Interior Designer John De Bastiani

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Images via House Beautiful.

DREAMING OF A WHITE WINTER

Today marks the first official day of winter and I welcome the season with open arms. There have been dramatic changes in the weather here in Southern California and I am thrilled that I can finally pull out the winter coats from the closet and wrap a scarf around my neck.  It doesn’t snow here at the beach but that doesn’t mean I can’t dream of a white winter…

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You can’t get too much winter in the winter.” —Robert Frost

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