Simple California Retreat

Weathered wood, faded colors, and frayed fabrics help create a West coast home that is as fuss-free as it is beautiful.

A Comfortable Escape

Photographer: Lisa Romerein

A Comfortable Escape

California-based designer Sue White shares her rustic, simple home with her husband Richard, in Corona del Mar. She wanted her home to evoke the same warmth, comfort, and elegance as something that has aged gracefully. For the home's media room, Sue implemented board-formed concrete walls, accented by a plush leather sofa from Restoration Hardware. The cozy striped rug is from West Elm.

Italian Inspiration

Photographer: Lisa Romerein

Italian Inspiration

A painting Sue found in Italy inspired her muted color scheme for the living room. The elegant linen sofas are from Verellen.

Vintage Accents

Photographer: Lisa Romerein

Vintage Accents

For some added character, Sue found an antique Swedish apothecary cabinet from Big Daddy Antiques in Los Angeles. It holds a collection of books in her entry-turned-library. The pendant furniture is by Artemide.

Rustic Vibe

Photographer: Lisa Romerein

Rustic Vibe

For the weathered-looking kitchen, Sue chose countertops from EuroStone, because they reminded her of the color of wet sand. The cabinetry is by Bulthaup.

Effortless Style

Photographer: Lisa Romerein

Effortless Style

Salvaged leaded-glass windows divide the chic master bedroom from the bath. "I love unexpected uses for common items. Often, the least fussy detail is the most visually pleasing," said Sue.

Sitting Room

Photographer: Lisa Romerein

Sitting Room

A pair of stylish grain sack-covered armchairs from Big Daddy Antiques provide a relaxing sitting area in the couple's bedroom where they can enjoy each other's company.

Serenely Simple

Photographer: Lisa Romerein

Serenely Simple

The bedroom's attached master bath features a large flat-bottomed tub with a stunning view of the coast.

Seaside View

Photographer: Lisa Romererin

Seaside View

Sue and her husband spend cool evenings around a stone fireplace on their water-view patio. The Adirondack chairs, from Room & Board, are made of recycled plastic milk jugs.

Aging Gracefully

Photographer: Lisa Romerein

Aging Gracefully

Weathered log columns add age and personality to the couple's new house.

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