Posts in westside
Scandinavian Modern: Equal Parts Cool and Warm

This new listing in Venice will not catch your eye with external flourishes and ornamentation, but it will most certainly catch your eye all the same it. And it will hold it. After all, Scandinavian design is all about clean lines and simplicity. And this is good design throughout.

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A Cape Cod with Cachet on Carroll Canal in Venice

This home does a remarkable job of combining chic, artsy, euro and beach vibes all into one package. And considering its location, you can’t ask for something more aptly designed. If you happen to get bored with the idyllic serenity of its canal setting (some people have it so rough!), you can flip a coin and walk either the few blocks west to the beach, or the few blocks east to Abbot Kinney. And when your friends come to visit, you should probably be prepared for them to stay longer than initially planned because they won’t want to leave.

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Interview with Architect Daniel Monti of Modal Design

I first learned of Daniel Monti at the Dwell on Design conference this past June where his firm, Modal Design, had a booth on the show floor. I subsequently met with him at his mid-city studio to learn more about the evolution of the Walnut Residence's design and his approach to architecture, in general. Daniel has great energy about him. He’s sharp, engaging, and very passionate about his work - exactly the kind of person that I’d be thrilled to have leading a project for me.

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