Reblogged article from Carla Aston

I am back from Dwell on Design in California, where I did home tours galore that I’m excited to share with all of you!

 

First of all, let me say a big thank you to my clients who have been oh-so-patient with me. While I’m only an email away, I am so distracted when on a golden tour like this with all these good friends and designers on the tour and the Modenus team as lead. I trust my right arm, Jitka, back in the office, to keep up and help me stay up to date.

There is NO TOUR like a MODENUS BLOGTOUR, let me tell you. And this one was certainly a highlight for me in my career. I love California and LA (my daughter lives there) and while I have only visited a handful of times, this tour gave me a much closer look into the LA lifestyle and design scene.

I am so grateful to Dwell on Design for sponsoring this trip. I am sure they know what a stellar team of designers/bloggers/social media design types they had in force. 🙂 I also hope they get the love they deserve, as this grouping of events on a beautiful weekend in April, was such sheer pleasure to attend and be a part of. I feel soooo incredibly lucky. 🙂

Still smiling and on Cloud 9!

I have hit the ground running with projects, so I wanted to simply share a peek at one of the cool houses we toured on Saturday in the Hollywood Hills, during the home tour event of Dwell on Design.

Architect: Assembledge+ 

My heart is always moved by a black house. Most especially, black combined with the warmth of wood.

 Front exterior, curb appeal - Assembledge+ Architects, Dwell on Design, Los Angeles, California #blackhouse

Below is the open dining room / living room off the main entry.

There were such cool windows that create a lovely geometry and Mondrian effect in the space. I love how often California architects incorporate skylights into their designs.

 Live edge dining table in dining room w modern lighting - Assembledge+ Architects, Dwell on Design, Los Angeles, California #diningroom #pendantlighting

 Contemporary window and skylight design - Assembledge+ Architects, Dwell on Design, Los Angeles, California #skylight #window #diningroom

 Living room with concrete look fireplace - Assembledge+ Architects, Dwell on Design, Los Angeles, California #concretefireplace #fireplace #livingroom

The kitchen is right there in the same open space. Love the windows in this house and all the butt-joint glass. The warmth of the rift cut oak gives this house a natural touch.

 Rift cut oak cabinetry with butt joint glass windows in kitchen design | Assembledge+ Architects, Dwell on Design, Los Angeles, California #kitchen #riftcutoak #windows

 Rift cut oak cabinetry | Assembledge+ Architects, Dwell on Design, Los Angeles, California #riftcutoak #customcabinetry #cabinets #oakcabinets

In love with the flush countertop edge detail…. no overhang! That takes precision in construction and cabinetry. 

 Rift cut oak cabinetry with flush mitered edge countertop | Assembledge+ Architects, Dwell on Design, Los Angeles, California #kitchenisland #riftcutoakcabinets #cabinets

 Rift cut oak cabinetry with flush mitered edge countertop | Assembledge+ Architects, Dwell on Design, Los Angeles, California #quartzcountertop #riftcutoakcabinets #cabinetry 

Talk about details. The simpler the detail, the more difficult to achieve. 

This house had no baseboards and no door or window trim for a seamless indoor/outdoor experience.

 No baseboards or window framing in California remodel | Assembledge+ Architects, Dwell on Design, Los Angeles, California #nobaseboard #architecturaldetail 

Beautiful natural materials gave the home warmth and texture while the clean lines incorporated within, kept the space expansive with an open feel.

 Contemporary bathroom style with natural stone counters | Assembledge+ Architects, Dwell on Design, Los Angeles, California #bathroomdesign #bathroomdesignideas

 Contemporary bathroom style with natural stone counter and brushed brass fixtures | Assembledge+ Architects, Dwell on Design, Los Angeles, California #bathroomdesign #bathroomdesignideas

And oh…..that back yard. Only in California, right? 

 Back yard / Pool - Assembledge+ Architects, Dwell on Design, Los Angeles, California  #backyardideas #pool #swimmingpool #swimmingpooldesign #retainingwall 

 Exterior back garden - Assembledge+ Architects, Dwell on Design, Los Angeles, California #backyardideas #garden #retainingwall 

 Back garden exterior view - Assembledge+ Architects, Dwell on Design, Los Angeles, California   #backyardideas #pool #swimmingpool #swimmingpooldesign

Love the details of the rain chain. 🙂

 Rain chain at back of house on home tour - Assembledge+ Architects, Dwell on Design, Los Angeles, California #rainchain #backyardideas #gardenideas

 Succulents in pots in backyard patio - Assembledge+ Architects, Dwell on Design, Los Angeles, California #succulents #succulentcontainer #planters #backyardideas

Succulents in pots in backyard patio – Assembledge+ Architects, Dwell on Design, Los Angeles, California #succulents #succulentcontainer #planters #backyardideas

 Girl's bedroom with built in platform bed and bamboo hanging chair | Assembledge+ Architects, Dwell on Design, Los Angeles, California  #girlbedroom #girlbedroomideas #hangingchair 

 Built in desk at window | Assembledge+ Architects, Dwell on Design, Los Angeles, California #builtindesk #deskatwindow #studynook 

 Stairwell with skylight and pendant lighting in contemporary home | Assembledge+ Architects, Dwell on Design, Los Angeles, California #stairwell #skylight #pendant #contemporaryhouse

This master bath was in the treetops. Only one privacy panel of etched glass, so what does that tell you? No one has a view into this space.

Love the windows.

 Contemporary master bath with Mondrian style window design | Assembledge+ Architects, Dwell on Design, Los Angeles, California #bathroomdesign #bathroomdesignideas

Architects: Assembledge +