With moveable louvers that permit the facade to shift and change to suit the needs (or whims) of its occupants, 8 Octavia Boulevard is the first of four radically new buildings on the east side of this reclaimed corridor.

Remodelista just announced the winners of their second annual Considered Design Awards, celebrating the vision and domestic spaces of creative-minded Remodelista and Gardenista readers. Everyone from design professionals to novices entered the contest, and four California-based entrants took home awards for their respective spaces.

Collaborating with an impressive list of international designers, San Francisco-based Ligne Roset offers an exclusive line of furniture, lighting and decor with boldly modern style.

What design and art events are upcoming in the Golden State?

This late-'40s, 5-bed, 5.5-bath house designed by architect Gerard Colcord was recently restored by Tom Boland, an LA designer who specializes in bringing classic homes back to life.

With a heritage of laissez-faire living, woodsy housing and hot tubs, Mill Valley has long been a haven for creative people. This striking house by Thompson Studio Architecture brings crisp design to that heritage, and it’s open on Sunday, August 17 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

For a total escape, Calistoga has it all.

You know that house with the beautiful garden you always walk past and admire (or, in my case, covet)? In Mill Valley, it belongs to architect Barbara Chambers.

When designing interiors, we love mixing small with big to create an interesting look. One shop we've come to love when thinking about scale is Deco Home.

Hugging the side of a canyon and with views out to the ocean, this 1923 Spanish/Arts & Crafts house takes a romantic look back at the Los Angeles of our dreams. Open on Sunday August 10 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.


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