This & That
Palos Verdes designer Carol de Miranda dreams up two visions of an epic entryway.
- Edited byJennie Nunn
“Displaying things from your travels is always a great way to give your home a personality. The mirrored elephant is a treasured piece from my trip to Thailand. I was also drawn to the silver deer heads for modern lines. The Moroccan stool adds warmth and an old-world feel for the perfect conversation starter. Pairing that with the Moroccan, a more contemporary piece makes for a unique blend of classic and modern.”
GET THE LOOK | Sydney desk, $899, Nina mirror, $349, Caprise table lamps, $199 each, Parker nesting tables, $249; all at Z Gallerie at Del Amo Fashion Center, zgallerie.com. Deer bookends, $15; Home Goods at Plaza El Segundo, homegoods.com. Moroccan stool, $500; Arhaus at Del Amo Fashion Center, arhaus.com. Succulent, $35; Palos Verdes Florist, palosverdesflorist.com. Vintage book, $5 each; Palos Verdes Thrift Store.
“I am always inspired by living in the South Bay, and the ocean is a constant source of beauty and innovation. I also enjoy finding vintage pieces throughout my design trips. I love the organic lines and reflective layers of the Sequoia console from Z Gallerie. I wanted to mix in natural elements from the sea with the coral. The abstract sailboat art was a vintage find, and I love the colors and geometric lines.”
GET THE LOOK | Sequoia console, $999, Addison lamp, $250, quartz crystal, $35; all at Z Gallerie at Del Amo Fashion Center, zgallerie.com. Turquoise vase, $35; Home Goods at Plaza El Segundo, homegoods.com.
A close friend of mine recently revealed that she is a committed locavore. As I am a new mom the second time around these days, I wondered if the sleep deprivation had kicked in with a vengeance. Locavore? Was that some kind of mentally ill person of Hispanic descent who consumes both meat and vegetables? (Yes, that’s where my brain goes.)