Monday, January 28, 2008

Design Crush: Bonesteel Trout Hall

Flipping through the latest Western Interiors and Design magazine, I came across a house from my old stomping grounds: Corona Del Mar, California. Designed by Heidi Bonesteel and her partner Michele Trout of Bonesteel Trout Hall, it is such a fun space, I had to share. It is a beachy, sunny space, something I am missing right about now while trying to endure the constant rain we have been seeing in Northern California. I hope this brightens your day!

Vintage poster by Belgian artist Albert Detry sets a beach front tone. Vintage lamp from Dana John. Credenza from Mecox Gardens. Love, love, love this combination.


Slipcover in Victorian Hagan linen. Coffee table from Mecox Gardens. Pillow fabrics from Fortuny and Raoul Textiles. The designers used coral to punch it up and make it more youthful" for the young woman who has just graduated from college. (Pretty nice digs for a recent college grad I'd say!!) The blue and white china lamps, the matchstick blinds. Sigh...I want them all.

Sutherland Bamboo Chair with fabric from John Robshaw Textiles. Clate Grunden light fixture in Dining Room. Bielecky Brothers Dining Chairs. Hard to imagine this room is not in the Caribbean somewhere. The light fixture is amazing, and I think we all could use a little John Robshaw in our lives.

Now that I've seen this bathroom, can I live without this Clarence House Fabric? The designers have backed it with paper to cover the powder room walls. Matched with the shell encrusted mirror.....more than charming!


Raoul Textiles fabric covers the headboard. Ankasa palm leaf pillow. Walter's Wicker nightstand. And this is the Guest Room. I think I could manage a long stay in this room.

This is a close up view of the 1920 wallpaper panels from Chapman Radcliff Home that the designers used to flank the Master Bed. Nicely done tablescape with the silver bowl with blue interior, blue stones in the rose vase.

This is a bigger view of the Master Bedroom. The article refers to the bed as "bamboo", but I am pretty certain it is from Oly Studio, as are the zebra benches at the end of the bed. I can never get enough of beautiful, classic white bedding.

This is the sitting area of the Master Bedroom: loving the Moroccan table here.

Heidi Bonesteel and Michele Trout have joined forces to become the new owners of the company formerly known as Hannah Gordon Design. They have offices in Pacific Palisades and Newport Beach for those of you in SoCal. If you haven't yet followed the link on over to the Bonesteel Trout Hall website, you might want to take a looksee. Lots more projects to see.

And I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to Western Interiors & Design magazine for being so GENEROUS with all of the very easy to find sourcing throughout their editorial. Some magazines ( no names, but you know who you are) are not quite so forthcoming. As a designer, I am always on the lookout for great sources. So I, for one, have great appreciation for your efforts to include the info.

All photos Western Interiors magazine February/March 2008, photos by John Ellis

21 comments:

Me, Myself, & I said...

So you use to be near my neck of the wood, huh???

I love the vintage poster and touchs of orange. So very festive.

katiedid said...

Hey Me! Where are you? I grew up in Pasadena and we had a house in Newport Beach where we would go for the summer. You? I miss it down there sometimes....sigh.

erika said...

lovely! so unexpected and festive! i also love Western Interiors, it's fabulous!

Cote de Texas said...

Katie did beat me to this! Best article in an increasingly beautiful magazine. Each issue tops the last one. And yes, they do have a wonderful web site for sourcing, fabulous. Great magazine and great designers - I loved this feature.

Joni

Suzy said...

Hmm..it has a nice beachy vibe about it. I must check that magazin out again...I haven't bought it for a while.

katiedid said...

Hi Erika! And thank you for the visit! It was my favorite in this issue, but there are someother good editorials also! :)

katiedid said...

Hello Joni!
It is just getting better, I agree! Maybe I will see you in this magazine soon?! Your house would be a great feature. Thanks for the visit!

katiedid said...

Hi Suzy!
I am a sucker for the "professional discount". I get way too many magazines...I guess not the most horrible vices in the world!

dianamuse said...

Gorgeous images. I want to learn more about those stunning wallpaper panels. And the bathroom fabric? No, you can't live without it.

girl meets glamour said...

I just saw this issue, and loved this feature! Great post Katie!!

~Kate

Pink Wallpaper said...

give me a break...that is for a girl just out of college!! soooooo unfair. i need to get that magazine! thanks for sharing, especially for us south eastern gals!

Brilliant Asylum said...

I absolutely love the MBR. The panels, the bed, the zebra footstools. Thanks for the inspiration!

{this is glamorous} said...

Love it--so pretty, sunny and cheerful.

justimagine said...

Hello, I just found your blog...how fantastic are these images...I lurve the flashes of orange here.....particularly with that zebra print. wonderful - thanks!!

katiedid said...

Hi Dianamuse!
I know! I am loving the panels and wall fabic too. I am rethinking my powder room as I write.

katiedid said...

Hey GMG! Thanks for the visit! The best article in this issue by far. :)

katiedid said...

Hi Pink! You read my thoughts on the college grad sitch. I was a starving student myself. Sigh.

katiedid said...

Hi Brilliant. Lovin' that MBR too! Thanks for the visit.:)

katiedid said...

Hi TIG and Justimagine! Glad you liked the post. And JI I am so glad you found my blog! I am off to check yours out.:)

Alkemie said...

Katie, I'm also a TOTAl sucker for magazines. I have so many subscriptions I can't keep track of them and need more space. I have this issue and fell in love with the same designer. Great Post!

Anonymous said...

Have you seen Bonesteel Trout Hall's new website? www.bonesteeltrouthall.com It has just been redesigned. It is SO cool! I think it makes their work really stand out.