HBCA Summer/Fall 2016 : Page 44

NOW IN CALIFORNIA | NEW & NOTABLE SAN DIEGO SECOND COMING Le Dimora is known for setting the standard for luxury interior design in San Diego. So it was only natural that designer Maria Barry and her team open up a brand-new full-service showroom at the state-of-the-art Village at Pacifi c Highland Ranch in Carmel Valley. A favorite among the affl uent Rancho Santa Fe set, the 12,000-square-foot outpost skews more modern then the original store and stocks high-end lines like Marge Carson, Rene Cazares (RC), Century, Lillian August and Bernhardt. “We still have our more traditional customers, but we’re also looking to attract a younger, contemporary audience,” says Barry, whose A-list clientele includes business elites and pro athletes. “We want to be a little of everything for everyone.” Over the years, Barry has become a leading local expert at creating beautifully bespoke interiors for San Diego’s many Tuscan-infl ected luxury homes. “We were kind of in a box,” she says. “It’s hard to make Southern California adjust to the new, modern style when there are so many Old World homes.” Even at her previous showroom, just fi ve minutes away, Barry had been pushing an impeccably chic transitional style. “Many clients feel they need to do on the inside what the house looks like on the outside,” she explains. “We are convincing them to lighten and brighten and modernize. They’ve been very perceptive.” And with a fresh new space to showcase Le Dimora’s wide-appeal aesthetic, clients won’t need any cajoling at all. 13470 Highlands Place, San Diego, 858.261.0600, sandiegofurniturehomedecor.com –AnnaMaria Stephens ALL CALIFORNIA Glamorous Getaways Overnight stays just got even more enticing with the unveiling of three chicly designed properties. By Elizabeth Jenkins Whether you’re craving a staycation or a quick getaway, there are now three excellent options statewide with a strong emphasis on design. Up north, the Viceroy Hotel Group recently opened Hotel Zeppelin San Francisco (from $249 per night, 545 Post St., San Francisco, 415.563.0303, hotelzeppelin.com) just off Union Square. Th e 196 guest rooms include 20 suites, all of which were inspired by counter-culture visionaries such as Jack Kerouac, the Grateful Dead and Steve Jobs. Dawson Design Associates chose surprising art and accents, such as funky retro lamps from the Fillmore District, eye-catching wallpaper and crushed velvet pillows, to make each room feel like an artist’s or writer’s residence. Down in Orange County, designer-to-the-stars Martyn Lawrence Bullard reimagined a storied coastal property in Laguna Beach built in the early 1900s. Casa Laguna Hotel & Spa (from $249 per night, 2510 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 949.494.2996, casalaguna.com) consists of a labyrinth-like series of Spanish Colonial hideaways. Th ere are 23 guest rooms, including fi ve suites, outfi tted with Bullard’s signature Moroccan touches, such as Moorish tile and ceramics, his own fabrics on the beds, ceiling decorations and exotic lighting. On June 1, Th e St. Regis Monarch Beach bowed under a new name, Monarch Beach Resort (from $495 per night, 1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, 949.234.3900, monarchbeachresort.com), following a $40 million renovation. Highlights include the Miraval Life in Balance Spa, which features 24 treatment rooms, Drybar, a Deborah Lippmann Nail Salon and more; fi ve new dining concepts; an expansive pool complex, including private cabanas and a poolside cantina; and a reimagined lobby with an unobstructed view of the Pacifi c. Time to pack our bags! 44 INTERIORS SUMMER/FALL 2016 CASA LAGUNA PHOTO BY TIM STREET-PORTER

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