Posts by Mary Jo Bowling

Like the couple who owns it, this Woodside garden is a cultural mash-up (he’s a native Californian; she’s from South Africa). In the gloved hands of landscape designer Chris Jacobson, the garden combines plants from both regions in an eclectic way—proving, as Maya Angelou says, that diversity has beauty and strength.


Through sheer chutzpah, the late decorator Frances Elkins won the West and went on to conquer the design world.

Growing up in the San Fernando Valley, Danny Heller thought nothing of the Eichler development he glimpsed from the windows of his parents’ station wagon on the way to Little League practice.

Thomas Hayes crosses over from a naive ebay dealer to a design powerhouse. For the past decade, modern furniture dealer Thomas Hayes has been flying high, selling restored midcentury pieces from his celebrated gallery to clients that include Hollywood glitterati.

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