CALIFORNIA ELEGANCE DEFINED

John yunis, who has become a friend, always takes us on tours of the most spectacular homes around the world via his instagram/ follow here. it’s the one instagram i truly follow daily. it’s always inspiring and i feel like a learn something from john and the beautiful homes he features religiously. i guess i’ve always loved being student. 

john recently took us on a tour of john and dodie rosekrans spectacular and iconic home in san francisco. the home was purchased by them in 1979 and decorated by one of my favorite designers, michael taylor. the home looks just as elegant and beautiful 40 years later. this is what you call timeless design.

the home is filled fabulous antiques and incredible art. what i find so interesting about the house and the design is how calm and comfortable it feels. not easy to do with so many treasures and details.

i think this ease that is felt has to do with the neutral palette. i also think it’s because of the indoor, outdoor feeling you get with all the rooms opening to the outdoors and the interior courtyard and balconies. there’s nothing like a breeze blowing fringe bullion’s, crystals and fringes, and the sunshine cascading on a coramandel screen, antique gilt chairs and a few picasso’s. 

i always say the best thing about living in california is the indoor outdoor experience. here you have it, and what you also have is california elegance defined. 

thank you john over and over again, then a million more times. i love your instagram. your passion and dedication to all of these homes is so appreciated and enjoyed. 

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