In the courtyard gallery garden at the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase, landscape designer Megan Van Linda pays homage to the Venice Biennale, the biennial, internationally acclaimed exhibition of contemporary art in Italy. A custom mural by San Francisco artist The Apexer and a modern lounger add contemporary flair to the Italianate architecture of the home.
Situated against the side of the house and running the entire length of the residence is this sleek pool concept designed by Lake Flato Architects that reflects the intimacy of the water canals of Venice.
Resting inches above the water's surface is a bronze sculpture titled 'Devorah' by Venice Beach artist, Guy Dill. As it curves towards the sky, the piece draws even more attention to the cacti and mountains in the distance.
To preserve the natural gems of this Venice Beach property, including a 40-foot pine tree, a California live oak tree and a magnolia tree, the architect set up rooms in a modular layout. Intimate outdoor spaces are created in the gaps between structures.
Flea markets—like the famous Rose Bowl flea market in Los Angeles—are a big source for one-of-a-kind style finds. "Found these at a flea market in Venice last year," says Shirock. "Love how unique they are, kind of cowboy boots/skates."
Surrounded by more than 465 feet of waterfront sprawling over half of a private isle, this spectacular Mediterranean-style estate creates the ultimate resort-at-home paradise. Located in one of the premier waterfront communities of Fort Lauderdale, Bay Colony is a prestigious guard-gated enclave of estate homes lining tranquil waterways that embody Fort Lauderdale’s acclaim as the "Venice of America."
A step up in book storage, these Japanese-inspired “Tansu Stairs” were designed by Steven Ehrlich, FAIA - Ehrlich Architects and hand crafted by David Albert. They’re set in a sustainable residence just one kilometer from the Pacific Ocean, and are built to reflect the bohemian spirit of Venice, Calif. A staircase bookcase is a great space saver in a home like this one, built on a narrow lot.
This kitchen, designer Amy Finley's own, is all about common sense. The kitchen is the gathering place for her five children and for weekly dinners with extended family. Things stay hot in this minimalist kitchen with custom La Cornue appliances, radiant-heated limestone floors, a stainless steel meat counter and hidden warming drawers. The ceiling centerpiece, commissioned metal artwork by an artist from Venice, Italy, was specifically designed to diffuse the bright San Diego sunlight from the skylight.