Natural Mystic | California Home+Design

Author:Lindsey Shook

Conner + Perry Architects applied their modern organic design aesthetic to this Rustic Canyon marvel.

Custom double pivot doors fabricated from steel and felled eucalyptus.
Photos by Taiyo Watanabe.

“We look at human beings as an integral part of their ecology, not separate from it, and as such, design buildings that reconnect us to our natural surroundings,” says Kristopher Conner, of Conner + Perry Architects about the firms’ global approach to design. “Form and structure grow instinctively outward from a core concept, details and assemblies reflect the essence of their physical materiality, and boundaries between interior and exterior become blurred.”

It is evident that this applied thinking was top of mind when the firm was tasked with finishing a Rustic Canyon home for art collector and MOCA board member Dallas Price’s daughter, Jamie Price, and her husband, Brad Schlei. Both grew up not far from Rustic Canyon—the

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Distinguished Design | California Home+Design

Author:Lindsey Shook

Sandra Fox Interiors customizes a Los Angeles spec home for a well-traveled, growing family.

A custom Thibaut grasscloth console greets guests in the entry. Photo by Tessa Neustadt.

“A lot of our clients are young families that have bought new construction homes that they want to make their own, distinguishing them from all the other spec homes popping up around Los Angeles,” says designer Sandra Fox of Sandra Fox Interiors on her work inside this 3,500 square foot Cape Cod-style, new construction home in Los Angeles.

An Arteriors chandelier makes subtle statement in the dining room.
Photos by Tessa Neustad.

Popping up all over California, spec homes homes can present challenges to designers who thrive off expressing style through finishes, architectural details and more. “While a lot of designers may bristle at working on a spec home, and not having the opportunity to work on the architectural

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