“Above all, a home has to live well and make you feel good in the private and public moments of your life, and from season to season”
What happens when an interior designer with a keen eye for design and a budget to match revamps a Malibu farmhouse for her large family? Nothing short of magic, that’s what. Vanessa Alexander and her husband, partner at talent agency ICM, underwent an intensive renovation of their Point Dume home, which she described as once “classic Georgian meets unauthentic Tuscan meets Balinese”.
The couple added skylights, reworked the floor plan drastically, added new windows and doors, essentially bringing the house down to bare bones before refinishing it. The main goal was to increase openness and flow, to accommodate for three growing boys and two dogs. The outside of the house, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, was graced with over a dozen fully-grown olive trees.
Some people collect art, others collect great lighting—and Alexander is no stranger to either. While her lighting collection—ranging from Apparatus Studio vanity sconces to Lindsey Adelman chandeliers—might be more significant than her art collection, she never hesitates to pick up a piece of photography that truly moves her. I won’t lie, I’d love to pick up a print of Bill Henson’s Paris Opera for my own place if I could.
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Photography Tessa Neustadt via MyDomaine.