FEATURED PROPERTIES

LIGHT

AND

AIRY

Did you know the lighting of a room can subconsciously influence your mood? This glossy light kitchen and living area evoke emotions of calm euphoria, showcasing its clean spaciousness through carefully designed nuance. See more of this Mid-Century Modern jewel by renowned architect, Ed Fickett.

This contemporary architectural beauty embraces color in all its hues and intensities. The palette, both bold and whimsical, doesn’t stop on the inside...it meanders up tree trunks and down staircases, along walls and corridors, creating a virtual art exhibition at every turn. 

LIVING

COLOR

HOME

where life takes place
 

HOME

TRENDS

the numbers, the news

QUICK LOOK BACK

 2020 RECAP
price per s.f. on the peninsula

What an unexpected wave the market has ridden in the last year! Late summer of 2019 showed an average price per foot of $565 for the Palos Verdes Peninsula (not including Rolling Hills). From Feb. 2020 - Feb. 2021, the average price per foot jumped to $655. Over the past two years price per square foot has shown a 15.8% increase.

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ON THE HORIZON

Last year the housing market’s normal cycle was completely disrupted by the timing of the pandemic which hit just before sellers’ “High Season” the optimal time to list a home for sale. Inventory remained low as buyers returned to the market in earnest. The imbalance of inventory vs demand pushed the number of sales to record highs while days on market dropped to new lows.

 

The 2021 housing market should to settle into a more normal pattern compared to the wild swings of 2020. As more vaccines for the coronavirus are administered, and economic growth resumes, we should see normal patterns of consumer spending. Most likely this will take the form of a sustained healthy housing market. But if we’ve learned anything over the last year, it’s to “Expect the Unexpected”.

Image by Jamie Street

HOME

IMPROV

ideas + inspiration

 

SMALL CHANGES MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE

ON OR OFF THE WALL

Have you ever walked into the paint store and wanted to walk right back out? Finding the right paint color can be overwhelming and scary! But don’t let that stop you from going bold. Nothing says “WOW” like a vivid wall--pink in this case. Make a vertical statement and pair it with eclectic furnishings to create a chic environment. 

Pink Wall
FURNITURE AS FOCAL POINT

Colorful upholstery says “Courage” and “Confidence”. And it draws the eyes like a magnet. Explore the world of fabrics and see how they can take on a life of their own with texture, pattern, and in this case--COLOR. Texture and imagery can tell a story. What will your room say?

Pink Sofa
A BIT SHADY

Accents pieces and unpredictability add a sense of creativity to your space. Who says furniture has to be a single color? Embrace different shades and variations. Experiment with paint and stain to bring out unique expression in an environment. Let color and materials coexist and see their individual character intertwine.

Pink Cabinet
 

REMODEL, REIMAGINE, REAWAKEN YOUR HOME

BATHROOM
BLISS

Your bathroom is truly a space for relaxation and rejuvenation. Love every minute you spend in this essential space. Planning your perfect bathroom means capturing the feelings you want to experience--harmony, serenity, luxury perhaps? Consider these feelings when choosing your floorpan, materials, and finishes. Whichever architectural style you choose, form and function should be balanced to meet your needs and make you feel...blissful. 

White Bathtub
Bathroom
Faucet
Image by NSH
Sink Faucet
THE CURATED KITCHEN

A kitchen embodies expressions of creativity, conversations, and nourishment. Your kitchen often tells the story of your family, as it is the heartbeat of your home. Your kitchen is a place where imagination can be fostered through aromas and tastes, textures and composition. These elements blend together to create a unique aesthetic and functional experience in your most-used space. Think about designing your kitchen with a complete experience in mind. Let it guide your choices, big and small: floorpan, flow, appliances, finishes, lighting, paint, and artwork. Then step back and thoroughly enjoy the signature essence that is your kitchen.

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Minimal Interior Design
Tin Kettle
Image by Roam In Color
Image by Kam Idris
Minimal Interior Design
 
Image by Nick Fewings

EPHEMERA

imaginative conversation starters

EPHEMERA

imaginative conversation starters

ENJOY THE SHOW

THE WALLS HAVE EYES
THE WALLS HAVE EYES
ANGLES & ASYMMETRY
ANGLES & ASYMMETRY
WE NEED RAIN
WE NEED RAIN
ABOVE OR BELOW?
ABOVE OR BELOW?
EMBRACE COLOR
EMBRACE COLOR
IT TAKES ALL STYLES
IT TAKES ALL STYLES
PLATES PLURAL
PLATES PLURAL
MOSAIC MADNESS
MOSAIC MADNESS
LET IT POUR
LET IT POUR
 

BEYOND

THESE 4 WALLS

doing good in our community

BEYOND

THESE 4 WALLS

doing good in our community

FROM HOMELESSNESS TO SUCCESS

COMMUNITY’S
CHILD

Community's Child is a non-denominational Christian program helping homeless women with infants combat abuse, poverty, addictions, and hopelessness.


In a safe, compassionate and structured living environment, women acquire the education, skills training, employment opportunities and support services necessary to break the patterns associated with homelessness.

Executive Director, Tara Nierenhausen, with unfailing grace and determination, puts these women on a clear path to success, boasting a 99% success rate.

Community’s Child has made a profound difference in the lives of women with bleak futures. They’ve gone from living in a garage or on the streets, to committing themselves to Tara’s direction, to emerging with confidence, independence and a career that will provide for themselves and their children. 

Because I believe so strongly in this program, I have assumed two roles: chair person for fund raisers and real estate consultant for future property acquisitions. These acquisitions will be used to build permanent housing for women moving out of the 2-year program. I’m very excited to create greater awareness of Community’s Child and share the good news of their success.

For more information, please visit www.communityschild.org.

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