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Happy Wednesday! Today, I’m sharing my latest hotel crush —ย Casa Cook in Rhodes, Greece. A boutique hotel designed by architect Vana Pernari and interior designer Annabell Kutucu. I can’t decide which I’m in love with more — the interior design of Casa Cook or the exterior design. Which is your favorite?

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

xoxo,

Shannon

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The garden was designed by the late Owen Peters in 1990 and surrounds a Thornton Ladd-designed modernist house completed around 1950. The garden was then again updated in 2012 by Amy Korn and Matt Randolph of Korn Randolph, as well as by landscape designer Judy Horton.

unnamed-18The Agaves were my favorite, along with Purple Smoke Bush in the background — so pretty. Other plants in this area of the garden are: Westringia, Olive, White Crepe Myrtles, Rosemary, Waxleaf and deciduous flowering Magnolia.

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A big thank you to The Garden Conversancy’s volunteers, as well as all the hosts who so kindly opened up their homes to allow us into their private world for a day.

This Saturday, itโ€™s the Los Angeles Open Days tour, which covers mostly the westside of Los Angeles. If anyone is interested in going, click here for more information.

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Since Mondays are always a little difficult to stomach, I thought I would do a quick post on some of my favorite Pinterest pins from the weekend, along with my ideas behind them.

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Idea #1: A very clean and beautiful idea for a patio — using different size pavers, gravel to outline the seating area and trees to frame it!

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Idea #2: Paint a focal point wall a strong gorgeous color and then hang a collection.

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Idea #3: Add a picture shelf above the tub for artwork & candles.

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Idea #4: When designing a mother-in-law suite I sometimes have to include a small kitchenette — I like this idea of a small wall to separate main living area and kitchenette.Screen Shot 2016-03-13 at 2.01.07 PM

Idea #5: As many of us are looking for alternatives to grass these days, I love this simple and pretty idea of just rounded Pittosporum, bush germander and lavender. For those that want a bit more color, think about spreading plants out a bit more and adding your color in between.

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Idea #6: Another alternative to grass is adding some gravel, boxwood and a very zen like fountain — pretty.

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Idea #7: An easy way to add color and texture to a kitchen or bathroom is to add a fun and beautiful backsplash like the one in the photo above.

I hope this gave you a little inspiration as we head into another work week. Happy Monday!

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The Satyagraha House was built in 1907 by the German architect, Hermann Kallenbach, a close friend of Mohandas โ€˜Mahatma’ Gandhi, who lived there from 1908 to 1909. The house, which is now part guesthouse part museum, is located in Johannesburg and was originally designed after a traditional African farm, called a Kraal.

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If I could have a home built just like this and dropped right into my Southern California neighborhood I would be oh so happy! The simplicity of the architecture, black and white palette and mix of organic materials is simply beautiful. Click here to read more about this gem.

Photographs via the Satyagraha House unless otherwise noted.

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