Romantic California Home Tour

When a design-savvy homeowner set eyes on this perfectly situated Malibu beach house, it was love at first sight.

True Romance
Photo: Erik Kvalsvik

About the House

This love story first began 20 years ago, when interior designer Patti Skouras introduced a longtime client to a stunning beachfront home that she had worked on in Malibu. "My client had a major emotional response to the house," says Skouras. "She never forgot about it."

Having played host to a number of renters over the previous years, the residence was showing serious signs of wear. So after the clients purchased the home Skouras spent a year and a half working with the original architect, Marc Appleton, to get the place back to its former glory—and then some.

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Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.