the (great) white sofa debate continues…

The Ranch is a new(ish) fitness and wellness retreat in Malibu.  I designed their Brand Identity and website and art directed the photography for the site and all of their collateral and media. My husband shot the photography.  The owner chose to use off white sofas and the look is fresh and casual and comfortable.  What do you think…???  You can see more images of The Ranch at:

remodelista.com/posts/hotels-lodging-restaurants-the-ranch-at-live-oak-malibu

Off white sofas at The Ranch Malibu. Photography by Mark Adams Pictures

the great (white) sofa debate…

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Ok.  I may be completely crazy, but I love a pure white sofa.  I mean…I LOVE a pure white sofa.  Anytime I see an interior with a white sofa, I practically drool.  But is it practical?  Is it even remotely practical?  I have been shopping for a new sofa for months now.  I think it has taken me so long because I desperately want a pure white sofa, but know I shouldn’t.  It was easier for me to buy my car.  I walked in, took a test drive and bought my car within a few hours.  This sofa thing has literally been going on for months!  So, am I crazy? I’m sure the minute I buy one I will regret it…But I’m mostly worried I will regret not buying one even more…

Simpliciter Sofa by B&B Italia

Crono Sofa by B&B Italia

Ghost sofa by Gervasoni

Shelter Arm Sofa by Restoration Hardware

The other thing I love about all these sofas is that they all have bench seat base cushions which adds to the beautiful clean white lines!

daily dose of white…

It could be said that I am a white junkie….I love white.  I love the way light plays in a white space. I love a nice white wall.  I love the clean, fresh spirit of a white room or a white piece of furniture.  I have files full of white spaces.  You will notice that I will post many spaces that are primarily white.  Its a bit of a fetish, but really, what are you gonna to do…

Courtesy of House Beautiful ipad app

perfect mix…

A few years ago I had an idea about creating a TV show that was about the perfect mix of breeds in dogs. We have always had rescue dogs and they have all been mutts: a mix of various breeds in dogs. There are some beautiful results when you get a great mix together….

a little rottweiler, a little catahoula

That is sort of my idea of great design too. The perfect mix of various styles and materials creates a wonderful balance, which is what I tend to be drawn to, and how I have been designing my own home and for others. A Modern, clean space with natural and/or organic elements, some industrial materials and a classic touch here and there thrown in for good measure.

the headlands…

I am from Southern California originally, born and raised, and though I moved ‘up North’ over 6 years ago, I never get tired of how incredibly beautiful the coast is up here.  Thought I do miss the classic ‘beach’ beach of So Cal,  it is Mother Nature at her best when you look out over the coast of the Marin Headlands…

All images via my Blackberry w/ sepia setting on.