Walking along a beach in Southern California, one wonders what life could be like living in among the lovely houses that line the shore. The L.A. Shore Cities Modern House Tour gives dreamers a glance, so if you are itching to see a fantastic beach-town house from the interior, head to SoCal on…

Was the tendency started by Vincent Van Duysen? Recently we have been seeing elliptical stairs that are graceful in a number of our favourite insides jobs.

Above: Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen’s own house in Antwerp.

Above: Leah Herzig designed the interiors of the house in LA; see at Hollywood Story: A Spec House with Unusual Design.

Above: A house in Melbourne by B.E. Architecture, via Est Magazine, with a stairway by Slattery & Acquroff in Australia with American oak timber treads and risers.

Above: Steven Harris’s layout for 54 Bond Street features a graceful arch stair linking the top floor to the penthouse garden; insides by Kristina O’Neal of AvroKo (with Adam Gordon). See at 54 Bond Street in Nyc.

Above: Delfine Krakoff of Pamplemousse Layouts’ own stairs in NYC. Photo via Oliver Yaphe.

Previously: A curvy stairs in a job by Daipu Architects, via Dezeen.

Previously: A board-formed concrete stairs in the Graanmarkt 13 notion shop by Vincent Van Duysen.

Above: A curvilinear stairs by Adrian Amore in a Melbourne job.

Above: A graceful stairway in Paris; by Charles Zana&nbsp.

Above: The stairs that began it all? Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier.
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Rupert Samuel, LA creative director and designer Sarah Sherman Samuel and her husband, believed of ripping out the cupboards in their LA bungalow using their very own bare hands, nothing. We have been observing them in action via the website Smitten Studio of Samuel. The two are cando types, although not easy they are able to handle constructing the replacements. Nor were they prepared to shell out to get a cabinetmaker. They took the high/low road: They turned to LA and purchased Ikea cupboards -based firm SemiHandmade to put up a front that was good. As Sarah describes: “The master part is that at Ikea you can get the cupboards with no doors and drawer faces, so afterward by getting those at SemiHandmade, you get wonderfully crafted and high quality doors and drawers, but it is still more affordable when compared to a custom kitchen. It is like the best Ikea hack.”
Photography by Sarah Sherman Samuel.

Previously: Sarah sets a cupboard door in position. The cabinetry all came from Ikea; the doors and drawer fronts will be the work of SemiHandmade, which uses Ikea’s plans (or architectural plans as well as legible sketches) to create customized fronts. Sarah picked SemiHandmade’s DIY Shaker design, which consists of maple with MDF inset panels (and is called DIY as the wood is untreated and unstained). 

Preceding: The cupboard doors recently painted in amp & Farrow; nbsp & Sphere’s Pigeon;expect setup. “Initially we were going to paint the doors and drawer fronts ourselves,” Sarah writes in her chronicle of the job. “I studied spray guns and read on distinct DIY techniques, however in the end we hired a professional. From the time that I factored in the purchase price of the sprayer and considered all of the time it’d take me, it turns out hiring the professional ended up being more cost effective.”
She settled on the colour by transferring about the boards through days to find out how they appeared in different lights and painting foam core boards with several chances. She was inclined to go using a color that is dark, but during the testing procedure this nuanced grey-green appeared the winner. 


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Previously: the Ikea ledges are assembled by Rupert. Sarah reports they could check out the Ikea directions without going too crosseyed, which it took the both of them a complete day to set up the SemiHandmade doors and drawer fronts: “The drawer fronts snapped in fast like lightening, but hanging the doors and fixing the hinges took a little time.”

Above: SemiHandmade sends its layouts throughout the united states and is likely setting up showrooms near a number of the biggest Ikea shops (it is now in Burbank, California, two miles from Ikea). Wondering about prices? The organization reports that most customers spend $10,000 on its to $5,000 doors, panels faces, and to finish a room. Hardware and Ikea cupboard cartons normally cost $1,000 to $3,000, and, if you pay for construction and installation, runs usually that $1, 500 $2, jobs usually entire somewhere so 000– between $8,000 and $15, .

Above: Sarah’s high/low strategy expands to the fixtures and finishes: The apron sink is from Ikea–the Domsjo; $185.99–while the counter and backsplash is Calacatta Gold marble. The kitchen is revealed here almost ended– drawer and cupboard pulls are to come.

Above: “I Have always needed a kitchen with marble countertops,” says Sarah. “I understand they’re not the most long-lasting or practical, but come on, the heart wants what the heart desires.” She picked the slabs at an LA marble lawn and anticipated to choose Carrara, but found “Carrara is usually more grey with smaller veins, and Calacatta is whiter with more sensational veins. The slab I discovered was quite white as well as the veins have the prettiest range of colours, including touches of golden and green.”

Preceding: Farther departing from Ikea, Sarah picked a high end faucet in a brushed bronze finish: nbsp & Brizo’s Solna;layout, which includes a concealed pull-down spray wand in the tip of its own spout.

Above: Sarah test drives her own designs on the counter that is newest. The Walnut Serving Board Hexagon ($48) is from her online shop, Sunny Day, which focuses on picnic products (most of these made by Sarah and her dad). N.B.: The store is now on hiatus while Sarah works on her new web site.

Previously: Hereis a glimpse of the kitchen using the brand new handles in place–Sarah got him to install them, and says she waited for months, until her dad was seeing. They are brass Lewis Dolin Bar Pulls from MyKnobs.com.

Above: The kitchen opens to the family room and dining area. Upper cabinets flank the kitchen window but disappear into the background thanks to the fact they are painted white–Wimborne White from Farrow & Sphere–to mix together with the walls. The pub front was provided by SemiHandmade; the stools are from Organic Modernism. Go to Smitten Studio including Before pictures of the kitchen, for additional information . 
More methods to customize Ikea? Take a look at Superfront, manufacturers of cupboard upgrades; Bemz, which specializes in& transformative slipcovers nbsp; and Pretty Pegs, a line of custom furniture legs– all.
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Tonight at 11:59 p.m. Pacific we’ll shut the voting for the 2015 Remodelista + Gardenista Considered Design Awards, and the winners will be declared on Sunday. Do not miss your opportunity to vote for your favourite rooms.

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While attending grade school in Sweden, I took a required hemslojd (arts and crafts) course where we worked on wood and stitching jobs, including building a straightforward beach chair. Considering that I made and that my mom keeps everything my brother, I am convinced it might be found beneath some debris in my parents loft.
Should you not need to take the course that is easy, consider these two alternatives at different ends of the cost spectrum.

Above: The Dania Folding Beach Chair by Skagerak is $275 from Fjoern Scandinavian.

Above: The Caravan Wood Chair is $74.90 from Beach Mall.
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Here is a look at several things this week, we adored.

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