Connection with nature was part of the Craftsman movement notes Artemesia's owner Leonard Fenton. "Rather than express your dominion over nature," Craftsman designs "were supposed to bring you close to nature."
For this contemporary California home, a front garden full of succulents makes a stylish statement against the gray and white exterior. The walkway is made up of light-colored pavers, a place for the eye to rest.
Making the most of a large room front and center when you enter through the front door, Steele turned it into a sitting room where some of her extensive art collection is highlighted. Her entire home has been a work in progress. The previous homeowner neglected the space, giving it over to his pets and allowing the home to fall into serious disrepair. Steele has opened the home up, added an upstairs addition, added a sunroom with raised ceiling and infused it with light and a distinctly feminine touch that blends modern elements and her unique point of view.