HBCA Winter/Spring 2016 : Page 101

/ BEST DECOR DESTINATION: SOCO OPTICAL ILLUSION Cement tile in Diamond Twist, from $15.50 per square foot, at clé Since opening seven years ago in Costa Mesa, South Coast Collection has become the go-to spot for everything design in O.C. With showrooms by the industry’s hottest brands including HD Buttercup, Farrow & Ball and Design Within Reach, the 300,000-square-foot decor haven also features an array of culinary options like Taco María, Temakira and an award-winning farmers market (Saturdays only). Look out for SOCO Uncorked (from $75) this March with live music, bites by SOCO tenants and wine pairings by LCA Wine. Cheers! 3303 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 949.760.9150, southcoastcollection.com / / Best Tile: clé / Is it tile or is it art? When it comes to the incredible designs and exquisite craftsmanship from Sausalito-based clé , the unequivocal answer is— both. “We work with remarkable artists, and their collections are available exclusively through us,” says founder and Creative Director Deborah Osburn. “ e work is functional as tile, however, the unique beauty of it results in installations that are more art than tile.” 2015 welcomed a dynamic graphic cement collection; new additions to San Francisco-based sculptor John Whitmarsh’s Reconstruction Studies; and the release of Osburn’s book, Tile Envy ($25, Cicada Books). Look out for luxe Chinoiserie tiles in porcelain and a new Artists Collection of cement tiles in 2016. 415.887.9011, cletile.com THE FINE PRINT Farrow & Ball’s Hornbeam wallpaper ($230 per roll) makes a bold statement. BEST PIECES: THE APARTMENT BY THE LINE Designed to emulate a chic, minimalist living space, Vanessa Traina Snow and Melanie Glass’ pitch-perfect new showroom, The Apartment by The Line , has an enviable mix of classic and contemporary pieces up for grabs. Here, four of the boutique’s best bets. 8483 Melrose Place, Second Floor, L.A., 323.746.5056, theline.com MIRROR IMAGE Milan-based Studiopepe was inspired by midcentury Italian design when creating this sleek, double-sided brass and green marble tabletop mirror for Menu ($549). WHITE OUT Constructed of full-grain white oxhide and satin-brushed stainless steel, the sinuous Poul Kjærholm-designed Hammock chair for Fritz Hansen ($20,703) is masterfully held together by gravity and friction. ACE ACCENT Gabriel Scott’s marble and brass Prong side table ($2,450) was inspired by jewelry settings. 101 INTERIORS WINTER/SPRING 2016 Products & PIECES CURVE APPEAL Located in the boutique’s dressing room, Atelier De Troupe’s Cigale Twisting sconce ($1,450) would also look stunning bedside or in an entryway. FARROW & BALL PHOTO BY JAMES MERRELL

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