design crush, i want to go to there

I wish they all could be California Girls

  1. Bryn says:

    Oh I could tell you a million things you wouldn't love about California! I was there for four years, and couldn't leave soon enough. I love being on the East!

  2. Nikki says:

    I'd move in a heartbeat, if I knew I could find a job. Especially with the pouring rain in Seattle today. So depressing.

    Her house is so peaceful.

  3. Barbara says:

    Just so you know, that "little beach cottage" in Manhattan Beach will set you back about $2.5 million.

    Trust me, you don't want to live in California.

  4. Design Esquire says:

    Ooh, I drooled over their home too when I got my Coastal Living. That issue was fabulous.

  5. Jami says:

    Beautiful home. I just recently came across this duo myself, and I love their work. How fun it would be to work with my mom!

    CA is great 🙂 You should move here someday!

  6. bazaarofserendipity says:

    I LOVE living in San Diego!! The weather is amazing, but the problem is its expensive to live here. Give and take ya know!

    If you ever get the urge to visit! let me know 🙂

  7. Cristin says:

    Isn't Jill's place amazing!!! She has such a great sense of chic beachy style. Parts of SoCal are lovely, but NoCal beats it by a country mile. If you move out here… SF might be the place for you.

    And Barbara, is right the housing prices are insane, not to mention the taxes. I call it the sunshine tax. 🙂


  8. Chic Coles says:

    Her home is stunning! I have a friend who lives in Manhattan Beach and I think it would be so much fun to live out there! I am however, on my way back North to NYC after I graduate.

  9. Anna See says:

    Loved this spread in the mag, and love it here! Thanks.

  10. Averill says:

    This is beach-style at its best. I particularly love the breakfast area. Have a great weekend!

  11. Laura@JourneyChic says:

    I love this house! It's so comfortable and cheerful.

  12. Sit. Relax. Gossip. says:

    After I saw this in Coastal Living, I looked through their portfolio and loved practically every image. Now I just have to figure out how to get a beach house!

  13. ashlina says:

    that design is perfection. love it!

  14. Julia @ Hooked on Houses says:

    I'm with you–always thought it would be nice to live on the West Coast! Alas, it's too far away from family and friends.

    I flipped over this house when I saw it in Coastal Living, too. I kept flipping back to those pages to stare at it some more. Lovely!

  15. Dreams of Perfection says:

    I absolutely love how she added yellow to her room. The lamps int here are fabulous too. Right down to the trim on the shades. And you're right, her home has that coastal feel w/o being all cha-deezy!

  16. Susie @ Maddie's Nest says:

    Oh, thanks for sharing. Love this house….the kitchen and the kids rooms…love them!

  17. paula says:

    I loved reading all about this home, such a transformation.

  18. The Rural Socialite says:

    Amazing! I love the slightly retro feel to her rooms.

  19. Scientific Housewife says:

    What a great house!

  20. Jennifer says:

    This is really beautiful. She definitely has a style all her own. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Kelly Green says:

    thanks – am off to look at the portfolio. gorgeous pics! KG

  22. Aevan Arts says:

    ooh i've been to their shop in Manhattan Beach – it's goooooorgeous! love the style.

  23. Hamptontoes says:

    Gorgeous shots…I love the animal print chaise and the armoire…beautiful. Have a great weekend.

  24. Andy Quirks says:

    so so pretty! just like your blog! i love the breeziness of every room!


  25. Stephanie Sabbe says:

    so pretty. love the baby's room. I want to do a bench type thing on my dining table. do you think it would be hard for two people to get in and out? I was thinking it would be?

  26. annie markantonatou says:

    lovely bedroom!

  27. Mrs. Pink says:

    I felt the same way about that house when I got this month's issue in the mail.

  28. Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll says:

    Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Hope you are having a great weekend and I, too, would love to live in Cali some day.

    Happy Weekend.


  29. Emily says:

    This is so so pretty, props to Aunt Maureen for the subscription!! Hope you had a great weekend!

  30. Melissa Blake says:

    I used to drean of living on the east coast…now, actually, i want to live in California! Guess I'm getting tired of all the cold winters here in the Midwest!

  31. Cherish @ My Cup of Tea says:

    Love love love dining table benches!!!!!!!!!

  32. Deliciously Organized says:

    I was obsessed when I read this issue…and especially over this article. Makes me miss home so much. She has such a gorgeous home.

  33. Alexandra Rae says:

    Their portfolio is so Santa Monica/Manhattan Beach. I of course, living here, love it. I've never heard of their store or firm. (I'm north of the city, they're south). I need to get to Manhattan Beach more. I can't wait to visit the shop. But Yes, even in this awful market a (tiny) beach house like that in Manhattan Beach is a couple million, with no yard! You would love California. If you ever visit, let me know!

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