Wednesday, March 10, 2010

California Dreamin

As life has proven to be a bit challenging this week, my brain has been unable to process too many tasks at one time, including thinking and typing.  Lucky you, because that means that my post will be short and sweet. 

I have pulled some of my favorite images from Brown Design (yes, Ryan Brown from Flipping for your viewing pleasure.  I have these saved on my computer and will often go back to them for inspiration.  Time to share the wealth...if you haven't spied them already. 

Side Note:  It occurred to me that my favorite designers are Cali-based.  I know I am a California girl at heart, which endlessly surprises me about myself. 

Without further ado, here are some of my favorite images from Brown Design from a great LA Times article published last August

Sputnik Chandy.  Custom louvered china cabinet.  West Elm candlesticks.  High-low at its best!

Chinoiserie touches a go go...Aside from the chandelier, the cabinets were designed by Brown. Custom fretwork. 

Check out the double moulding.  It's the attention to detail that is unreal!

I had to include...this is my favorite chandelier, and I hope that it will be installed in our dining room in the next year or so?? 

If you are looking for some wonderful Hollywood Regency-with-natural/organic-elements inspiration or simply need a mental buffet filled with eye candy, I highly recommend that you check out Brown Designs' portfolio (link above) as well as the entirety of the LA Times article (link above). 



P.S.  For those of you familiar with the Brown Designs website, since I am a dutiful stalker, I figured you would want to know that there are some new images! 


  1. That house is amazing. I'm running out to buy a lottery ticket TODAY!!

  2. Mmmhh, house in the Hollywood Hills. Of course you love this, Ryan Brown is one of your dopelgangers!

    Stop you Cali dreaming and come play soon!!