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Four of our favorite home professionals select the
hotels and resorts that exceeded their design expectations.

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    Darren Elms


Canyon Point, Utah

“This organically designed oasis in Southern Utah offers jaw-dropping views of the Grand Staircase. Nestled into a dramatic plateau, the resort has a terrific natural spa, quiet suites that feel one with nature and access to world-class hiking. You will feel worlds away from the South Bay and at one with nature in a matter of a couple of hours.”

Daniel Salzman
South Bay Green







Istanbul, Turkey

“In a city of such rich history at the juncture of two continents, there are a myriad of excellent hotel choices right in the heart of the old town. But just outside of the action, this new hotel is part of an exciting, modern complex that respects the Turkish history but paints a picture of its future. And the killer view of the Bosphorus is icing on the cake.”

Grant Kirkpatrick
Kirkpatrick Architects








Santa Monica, California

“It has the quintessential cool California vibe. 
Kelly Wearstler designed it, after all! I love the bold accent of color. It’s playful and 
sophisticated without being too serious—my favorite type of design.”

Shanna Shryne
Shanna Shryne Design, LLC








Post Ranch Inn, Coast House

Big Sur, California

“Nestled into the forests of Big Sur, the Coast homes at Post Ranch Inn remain my absolute favorites to spend a weekend. The surrounding redwoods inspire the circular design, one that allows you to feel as if you never left the outdoors. The tree houses are also spectacular if you want to really immerse yourself in nature. My California go-to place when I really want to get away from it all.”

Gina Quatrine
Quatrine Furniture, Inc.