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The Blog: Design & Interiors

Which So-Cal Beach Town is Your So-Cal Beach Town? 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Which So-Cal Beach Town is Your So-Cal Beach Town?

If you’re dreaming of the ocean but not sure where in the South Bay to build, this post is for you. When we hear “Los Angeles County,” most of us…

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Turn Your Basement Into A High-Tech Gym 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Turn Your Basement Into A High-Tech Gym

Billiards and ping-pong tables are nice, but your basement can be more exciting. Think home bouldering walls, indoor lap pools, interactive exercise mirrors...If you’re interested in transforming your basement into…

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Beach House Maintenance 101 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Beach House Maintenance 101

All houses need maintenance, but beach houses require extra TLC. Here’s how to do it in Southern California. Photo by Paul Jonason Between the sun, the salty air, and the…

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Open Or Traditional Floor Plan: Which Is Best For Your Beach House? 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Open Or Traditional Floor Plan: Which Is Best For Your Beach House?

Open interiors have become extremely popular, but don’t underestimate the advantages to distinct rooms, with real walls. My husband and I just purchased a home, which we’re now remodeling. We…

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Great Design Makes Great Use of Natural Light 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Great Design Makes Great Use of Natural Light

Natural light plays a powerful role in good design. Ignoring natural light is a tragic—and rookie—mistake for Southern California beach homes. We live in Southern California. Obviously we love the…

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Designing A Workspace That Actually Works 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Designing A Workspace That Actually Works

The way that we work has changed in recent weeks, but this change has been coming long before most offices closed. According to the Federal Reserve, the remote-worker labor force…

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Spending More Time At Home? We All Need Better-Designed Residential Spaces 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Spending More Time At Home? We All Need Better-Designed Residential Spaces

We’re at home a lot these days, and we’re asking a lot of our spaces. We need our domestic environments to be safe, comforting, and functional—places we can live, work,…

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What’s Most Important When Building Your Luxury Beach Home—Design, Time or Budget? 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

What’s Most Important When Building Your Luxury Beach Home—Design, Time or Budget?

We all want our custom home to be built fast and on-budget, with the finest finishes and furnishings. But custom-building is a year-long journey, and almost everyone will have to…

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Want to Live in a Boho Paradise? Custom Build in Hermosa Beach 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Want to Live in a Boho Paradise? Custom Build in Hermosa Beach

Hermosa Beach is like Manhattan Beach’s spunky younger sister—just as stunning, but a little more boho, more into nightlife, a tad more funky. Although in reality, Hermosa Beach was founded…

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Your Guide To Beach-Friendly Home Styles 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Your Guide To Beach-Friendly Home Styles

You know you want to build in the South Bay. You know what zoning regulations your Manhattan Beach lot falls under. You know you want to build a home that’s…

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Wood, Aluminum Or Steel? A Guide To Choosing The Right Doors & Windows For Your New Home 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

Wood, Aluminum Or Steel? A Guide To Choosing The Right Doors & Windows For Your New Home

When you’re custom-building your home, you need to make a lot of decisions. You may find yourself thinking about things, such as materials and building products, that you’ve never considered…

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How to Design a Kid & Pet-Friendly Luxury Home 1333 1999 White Sands Coastal

How to Design a Kid & Pet-Friendly Luxury Home

Many people think if you want a kid or pet-friendly home, you have to sacrifice style. But practicality isn’t about overriding beauty. Often in the design world, the most beautiful…

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