Learn Where These Designers Love To Retreat To


Luxe tapped five Southern California designers to share their favorite spaces to retreat to and relax in their own homes.

LX_CA47_Scene_Jake-Photo by Mary Graham_

“My oasis is my master bathroom–it’s my escape. The style is a transitional take on the Empire period, as I love classical architecture. The tub is set in the middle of the room on a marble deck and antique French chests are repurposed as sink vanities. A palette of light gold and cream with a hint of bronze ties everything together.”


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“The dining room best represents my style with its mix of modern and antique and large-scale and refined pieces. Vintage items, such as the shutters and the buffet table, complement the large dining table and oversize lights. Color comes from one of my favorite pieces by artist William DeBilzan.”


LX_CA47_Scene_Anita Jacobi (1)

“The kitchen/great room area of our home is where everything starts, from breakfast and coffee to daily recaps while cooking dinner; the island is a perfect staging area. The furnishings are lighter in tone and I put together a neutral color story that introduces warmth to the space; there’s an almost rustic refinement.”


LX_CA47_Scene_Susan Spath

“My dining room is the perfect example of how I like to draw on a mélange of classic elements when I design, with the finished spaces feeling both luxurious and timeless. Antique Versailles French flooring, wood-paneled walls and exposed-wood beams create a feeling of old-world elegance.”


David Daigle Photography

“For me, it’s my backyard. It’s an extension of my interior and it’s my sanctuary with mature oak trees and views of downtown and Dodger Stadium. My home is a 1920s Spanish-style residence in Echo Park, so the exterior reflects that aesthetic. I outfitted it with Richard Schultz’s 1966 furniture collection in all white–it’s smart and timeless.”