For this Menlo Park home, architect Matthew Mosey, of Dumican Mosey Architects, seemlessly integrated the indoor and outdoor spaces, making it the ideal place to host everything from a birthday bash to a kid-friendly pool party. The homeowner furnished the space with Italian pieces from Dzine, such as Paola Lenti's outdoor seating, which are chic, but surprisingly durable.
San Francisco-based designer Lauren Geremia helped this entertaining-loving couple create a party-ready space by using chic finds by local artists in tough, can-handle-it-all-materials. The Knoll sectional is covered in a durable heavy linen, a vintage factory cart came with a party-proof patina, and a porcupine quill mirror hung on the wall adds a funky vibe.
This homeowner, fashion editor Mary Alice Haney, worked with friends and designers Hillary Thomas and Kristen Hutchins to create a home that has plenty of room for work and play. Lush landscaping with a tropical edge, Latin-influenced design touches and a long bench covered in vibrant weather-resistant fabric creates a private luxury retreat in the backyard.