chic in santa monica + an amazing fabric line

I’m an East Coast girl, born and bred, and as obsessed as I am, and always will be, with cedar shakes and sea captain’s cottages, lately I’ve been crushing big time on chic, coastal California spaces and interior designer Jeffrey Alan Marks’ chic abode in Santa Monica Canyon is pretty much my idea of perfection.  It’s equal parts elegant and kick-your-feet-up-with-a-glass-of-wine-and-a-good-book while boasting a great mix of color, pattern and texture.  With planked ceilings, built-in niches galore and even a boat mounted on the ceiling in the master bedroom, this place oozes charm from every little nook and cranny:

The sunroom off the master bedroom is, hands down, my favorite room in the house.  A soothing color palette, a fabulous striped rug and subtle nautical details make this the perfect perch, don’t you think?

Design really is in the details and this cottage is ripe with them, including adorable little built-in bench seating that makes the most of every inch of space with bookshelves and gorgeous textiles:

While all-white kitchens are what I always find myself gravitating to, I’m smitten with these cerused oak cabinets, handpainted de gournay wallpaper and white director-style seating in the kitchen/dining room:

Seriously, though…how amazing is that wall covering?  I love how it’s only on an accent wall in a hallway and not a whole room:

A lovely work space:

Love the greens and blues in the master:

This master bath is one of my all-time favorites – the back-to-back sinks are so unexpected and allow for an amazing statement chandelier, which I love, love, LOVE, but I’m also a tad obsessed with all the furniture, the mirrored built-ins in the corner, the vaulted, planked ceilings and the grasscloth walls.  PERFECTION.

And just when you think it can’t get any more perfect, you turn around and there’s a monogrammed settee – the perfect perch for slipping out of your shoes and climbing into that marble-topped tub:

Marks also (finally!!!) released a fabric line earlier this spring with Kravet and it’s good, guys.  REALLY good.  Watery blues and greens, soft sand and taupes, it’s the perfect color palette and what I love most is that all of the fabrics compliment each other really well, making it so simple to mix and match.  Here are a few I’m loving lately.  Check out the rest of the line here.

Waterpolo lagoon / Cilia sand / Ashbury in Indigo

Neilson shell / Soto bayside / Olvera oyster

Hollister lagoon / Anet sand / Neilson denim

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  1. Teri Russell on July 10, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Kelly I have to say I, too, love the oak kitchen cabinets, the countertops, and the light fixtures. I bet it is easier to keep clean than my all white kitchen. If I were to ever redo our kitchen, this would be at the top of my list. ( excluding the fish wallpaper) ha ha. ❤️

  2. Kelly Stivers on July 10, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Teri – as much as I LOVE all-white kitchens (and probably always will), limed oak cabinets come in at a very close second for me, too! The fish wallpaper isn't for everyone, I totally agree, but it works here! TGIF!

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