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Sunset

Sunset September 2018

SUNSET celebrates your love of Western living. Discover new weekend and day trip destinations, inspiring homes and gardens, and fast and fresh recipes that highlight the West's great local ingredients. For annual or monthly subscriptions (on all platforms except iOS), your subscription will automatically renew and be charged to your provided payment method at the end of the term unless you choose to cancel. You may cancel at any time during your subscription in your account settings. If your provided payment method cannot be charged, we may terminate your subscription.

Pays:
United States
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
Sunset Publishing Corporation
Fréquence:
Bimonthly
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before and after

I’M WRITING THIS from a cottage on my secret island, the one I’ve been visiting for decades. The kids and the dog are roaming the shore with feral abandon; my husband is out digging for clams. Time has an otherworldly quality here, a stuttering Super 8mm sensation—all fits and starts, punctuated by the wavelike lull of memory and tinged with a Kodachrome kind of glow. I’m supposed to be wrapping up this editor’s letter, but I keep gazing out the window at the boats in the harbor and the golden light across the bay, the children racing each other down the dock before dinner, the sweet existence that’s just beyond my grasp. Fall makeovers is the theme of the month, and certainly this issue is packed with transformative ideas for home…

1 min.
the big sleep

COLOR THEORY Modern Hawaiiana is the name of the game at Oahu’s most eye-catching new lodging. Your phone may die before you can capture every gorgeous detail. The refreshed Shoreline Hotel Waikiki—the first Aloha State project of Dan Mazzarini’s BHDM Design—deftly straddles tropical exuberance and tongue-in-cheek interiors. Island flora painted by DJ Neff adorn a stair-well leading to the rooftop pool; faux ‘i‘iwi and other native birds descend on rattan-cage light fixtures in the open-air lobby above custom furnishings. “We said, ‘What if our space was kind of an eternal sunset?’” notes Mazzarini, whose hand is evident throughout. He even captioned a 3-D map of Hawaii affixed to a wall in each of the 135 guest rooms. “It’s like my signature on the place—a fun wink,” he says. This design demands…

1 min.
instant curb appeal

High style, low fuss—that was Rachel and Michael Graves’s goal for the exterior of the 1951 ranch house they purchased last summer in Ojai, California. “We needed to bring it back to its roots with clean lines, modernist color, and a general midcentury vibe,” Michael says. The couple—who owns the home-goods store Summer Camp (shopsummercamp.com)—shares their budget-minded formula. PAINT “Choose a color that’s noticeably different than the previous hue for maximum impact,” suggests Michael. The couple opted to treat the trim in the same moody shade for consistency and easy application. Benjamin Moore Aura in Soot 2129-20, $75; benjaminmoore.com. DOOR “Nothing drags down a house like a tired front door,” says Michael. In keeping with their streamlined sensibility, the couple picked a mahogany one with slats of frosted glass and accented it with matte…

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3 quick fixes for indoors

1. TILE The big fall reveal from Sunset fave Fireclay Tile comes in 24 stunning color-ways and mix-and-match matte and polished finishes. The inspiration for this glasstile collection came from John James Audubon’s 1821 painting Great Blue Heron. From $35/sq. ft.; fireclaytile.com. 2. STONE Caesarstone’s versatile new quartz marries casual sophistication with earthy elements. Excava 4046, $25/sq. ft.; caesarstone.com. 3. WALLPAPER The latest pattern from Half Moon Bay designer Kate Miller—a painterly take on the California poppy—is a lovely motif for a contemporary dressing room. Botanica wallpaper in ink, $65/yard; elworthystudio.com.…

2 min.
savory skillet

For Naz Deravian, who fled the Iranian Revolution with her family at age 8, Persian cooking always delivers on its promise to draw friends and family around a table to laugh and share memories. In her first book, Bottom of the Pot: Persian Recipes and Stories (Flatiron Books; $35), Deravian—an actress and writer now living in Los Angeles—adapts Iranian home cooking to American kitchens with clarity, zest, and joy. “What does Persian food taste like?” she writes. “Fragrant, flavorful, fresh, elegant, cozy, unfussy … certainly never shy.” But it’s her particular take, influenced by years in the West, that we admire: “My cooking … simmers with its own multicultural accent.” PERSIAN EGGPLANT and TOMATO FRITTATA (VARAGHEH) SERVES 6 TO 8/50 MINUTES Varagheh means “layers,” which, says Deravian, perfectly describes this stacked eggplant and…

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small for all

Last year, after California passed new legislation cutting down the red tape around building in-law units, cottages, and other so-called “accessory dwellings,” the architects at Santa Monica’s Minarc devised a way to make adding one to a single-family lot more efficient too. Husband-and-wife team Tryggvi Thorsteinsson and Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir tapped into their Nordic roots to create a minimal prefab they dubbed Plús Hús. It eschews the conventional construction route for a method that’s cost-effective, quick, and environmentally sound. Starting at $37,000, the units—which take only a week to assemble—are made of a wood-free prefab panel system manufactured at Minarc’s sustainable fabrication facility in Downtown Los Angeles. The 16-by 20-foot structures are mold- and termite-resistant, available in 23 VOC-free exterior finishes, and come in three models with an optional bathroom…