The outdoor room is the cornerstone of California living. Whether an extension of the main house, a poolside space, the secret garden or an open-air beachfront entertaining area, these spaces are carefully planned in the early phases of architectural and landscape design. Planted as a lush private retreat, a sundeck, balcony or rooftop terrace can extend the home as an inviting place to commune with nature. 

Entertaining is the defining feature of the Southern California landscape. Creating the right outdoor dining room involves the careful placement of seating, lighting, planters, and pathways to invite guests to dine al fresco. Considerations for sunlight and shade help create outdoor living spaces specifically tailored to the clients’ needs.


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Our design philosophy is predicated on deep, meaningful connections between the house and the land. Southern California is blessed with a nurturing environment that provides extraordinary opportunities for true indoor-outdoor living. The homes we design fulfill that promise with beauty and joy.

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An Interview With Million Dollar Decorating

Erik Evens was recently interviewed by James Swan on his popular podcast Million Dollar Decorating. Listen to or download the interview transcript here.

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