Name: Megan Samuels
Location: Manhattan Beach, CA
Size: 1800 sq. ft.
Do you have an idea for a house tour? Let me know!
jonathan (at) apartmenttherapy (dot) com
Years lived in: 5
My/our Style: Classic with a dash of wit
The Inspiration for my home: The great design of a found object, living with dogs and children, the beach
Favorite element: color
Biggest Challenge in designing my home: This house is a box. it had no architectual detailing, the cielings are low and it's been added on to in a bowling alley fashion. I created a 'nantucket' bedroom by applying 1x6s to the dry wall and salvaged windows anddoors
What friends Say about my home: It's amazing what you can do with a little paint
Biggest Embarrassment in my home: The kitchen,or lack thereof
Proudest DIY: The headboard in the guest room
Biggest Indulgence with respect to my home: The ridiculous bathroom the previous owners put in, although a design misstep...I secretly enjoy it!
Best Advice given or received: Go for it.
Dream Source for stuff: Well appointed homes in the carribean--the mix of provenance and beach is what I aspire to. Aspire being the operative word!
LG space saver-pacific appliances.
living room chairs: quatrine.
living room armoire: worldware, sf
coffee table: ikea
antique hand me downs
dresser: 'bill' in northbeach (sf) on grant
master bed: summer house, mill valley.
kitchen table and chairs: ikea.
orchids: trader joes (best secret!).
coral hooks: anthropologie..
lamps are mostly from esate sales.
living room/kitchen martha stewart 'taper green' kmart collection….
floors: sherrwin wllms woodscapes exterior/deck 'shagbark'..
Rugs and Carpets
living room kilim: pottery barn.
bedroom persion carpet, kansas city, mo
fabric: diamond foam and fabric.
summer house, mill valley.
jane wilson, 'big sky' fischbach gallery new york
wolf kahn,morgan gallery, kansas city.
nancy hagen, 'tulips', fischbach
elaine dekooning 'bacchus', colnaghi gallery
mandavere, sketch, colnaghi gallery
floral paintings, ebay
large mirror over sofa, found in basement of sf house…