Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Fresh Air in Palm Desert


Spending a day or two in Palm Desert, CA, when you live in Los Angeles, is like a breath of fresh air and a resourcing opportunity. The air feels pure and crisp. You feel the protection of the mountains all around, and the open sky dissolves all stressful thoughts.
I let myself be inspired by the beautiful landscapes, nature's colors and textures, and capture as much as I can with a camera. Then I try to reproduce those moments, finding them in fabrics, in furniture pieces, in various shapes and art - and bring them home to inspire again.


The desert landscape seems ancient and it takes you in mysteriously... Even though there is urban activity, you feel a deep sense of calm.

So let us bring together elements of these beautiful landscapes and create restful bedrooms...
A different one for each photograph.

To mirror the outdoor natural colors, I suggest using wallpaper to accent the wall behind the bed.


Italia panel tufted bed (Restauration Hardware)
Heath - ceramic slice blue wallpaper
(Hygge & West)





















Pebble Grey Swanson Bench (Annie Selke)
White Belmonte side table
(Annie Selke)














Pebble Grey fabric

'Male Date Palm' giclee on canvas
(A Gallery - Palm Desert, CA)















In the 1920's, this area of Southern California was named Palm Village because of all the date trees that were planted. Dates are among the oldest cultivated fruits in the world, and the ones that grow in Palm Desert come originally from the Middle East.




The expanse of sky and the presence of the mountains is grounding and relaxing.
The mix of sky and earth, cloud and stone - blues, whites, browns, greys, greens...

Seville bed (CB2)

Cestino night stand
(Ligne Roset)














Cobble Hill Adams armchair (ABC Home)
Lace Web wallpaper
(Anthropologie)
Esplendida photograph (Design Within Reach)

Velvet Applique pillow (West Elm)





Layered Diamonds Crewel pillow
(West Elm)




Majestic tones of the rock against the sky... Natural harmony.




Arabesque ochre (Hygge & West)


Stella brass bed (West Elm)
Sheepskin stool (West Elm)

Circle Inlay nigthstand (Anthropologie)














'Lucas Valley Princess' by Liana Steinmetz
(Serena & Lily)





















Vibrant bougainvillea bushes and succulent sculptures are a delight!




Fountain Teal Damask wallpaper
(Brewster)























Bliston bed (Frontgate)










Short Peking side table
(Jonathan Adler)














Talavera Pottery
(Direct From Mexico)

Talavera Pottery
(Direct From Mexico)
















And of course, gorgeous days end with exquisite sunsets!

Modan mirror (Annie Selke)
Desdemone bed (Ligne Roset)

Cross Grain wallpaper


Rochelle ottoman
(Annie Selke)
Teddy dresser (Pier One)


Sophie Castro offers Interior Design services in Los Angeles, CA and Honolulu, HI.
She can be reached at: sophiecastrointeriors@gmail.com


All nature photographs were taken by author.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

SoCal Beach Walk


When you live in Los Angeles, CA,  it is such a treat to be able to squeeze in a beach walk from time to time.


And so rejuvenating.
I am in LA a few months a year, and definitely go listen to the Pacific Ocean sound as often as I can. I get inspired by the colors, the light, the textures -  then I search for it again in furniture and furnishings while designing interiors.




The sandpipers are fascinating to watch - running so quickly in coordination with the waves while feeding.




Coastal metal sculpture
(Wayfair)
Caffe coffee table
(Ligne Roset)



Contour Mid-Century chair
(West Elm)
Creer high back chair
(Ookkuu)






Lana table lamp (YLighting)

Nook queen bed (Blu Dot)
Morrison night stand
(Design Within Reach)
Memo rug (Design Within Reach)



Shell textures and colors are very intriguing and beautiful...



'Within the tides - crashing waves'
throw pillow (Society 6)
Swan chair
Design Within Reach)
Sheffield strip rug (Company C)


Rosanna Ceravolo dresser (West Elm)


Taking the time to walk silently and bathe in the ocean breeze and sun, this is a formula for relaxation, I promise!
Why is the ocean air so good for you?




Mag table
(Design Within Reach)

AJ floor lamp
(YLighting)






Seagull artprint (Etsy)




















Clock Punctuel
(Ligne Roset)
Denim Dipeye carpet (Moooi)

Moel 2 chair (Ligne Roset)

                        Proof table (Ookkuu)

We're made of up to 80% water - we are connected to the ocean waters at a deep level. Our brain tunes in to the rhythm of the waves... like a meditation.



En Casa Painterly rug (YLiving)
Paterson chair
(Anthropologie)



Sophie Castro offers Interior Design services in Los Angeles, CA and Honolulu, HI.She can be reached at: sophiecastrointeriors@gmail.com


All nature photographs were taken by author.

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SPATIAL DISCOVERIES ~ Sophie Castro Interiors: Fresh Air in Palm Desert

SPATIAL DISCOVERIES ~ Sophie Castro Interiors: Fresh Air in Palm Desert