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Gum Tree - Hermosa Beach

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There's a new home store in Hermosa Beach. Gum Tree. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, located on Pier Avenue, Gum Tree's wares are organic and renewable wherever possible, and a little bit dreamy. They also sell beach friendly Dash and Albert rugs. (Finally someone in the Southbay is sourcing them!) And in case you need some shopping energy they have a cafe with yummy sandwiches, fresh salads, and delicious imported coffee. Good luck Gum Tree.





kitchen envy

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I am totally loving this kitchen from Sacramento interior designer Katie Denham.  Could this possibly be her riff on the Something's Gotta Give kitchen (shown below)?


Jeff Honea

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Growing up in a house with the co-mingling smells of oil paint, turpentine and rubber cement I was forced to learn a thing or two about art. Drawing basic figures, the way light and color affects an image - these were things I gleaned by asking questions and watching my parents paint. Through osmosis I also learned how to spot talent in others. I can remember on more than one occasion my father remarking about another artist's work, "That guy can paint." Every now and then when I discover a new painter I hear myself uttering those same words.

That's how I felt when I saw Jeff Honea's latest work on his website. If you're looking for an up and coming California talent, Jeff has plenty of it. Committed to painting since 1988, he paints primarily with oils on canvas.

Below is some of Jeff's work along with an interview he gave via email to Riviera View.



Afternoon Light, 20"x24"


El Triunfo Crossing, 8"x10"


Riviera View: I'm seei…

Tangerine Man

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Tasty produce labels from Churchill Orchard in Ojai, California.
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Jackie Terrell

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Most artists develop a certain style and stay with it over time. Interior designer Jackie Terrell is one whose style is hard to peg. Her versatility ranges from contemporary, to modern, to bold Mediterranean -- always with a playful edge. You can see from her work that she is comfortable with it all.










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In 2008 Jackie collaborated with Cottage Living on the Los Angeles Idea House. On a lark, my friend Olga and I decided to go see the home. That's where we first learned about the amazing Ms. T.

Below are a few pictures from that gig. (all photos - Roger Davies)
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Here is the entry to the home with unexpected color combinations from the first peek.



The kitchen was airy, fun and functional. Check out the dramatic tile work on the back splash. Tiles from Exquisite Surfaces.



The show stopping dining room.



The fabrics, texture and color choices in the living room were simultaneously bold and subdued. Check out the inlaid side tabl…