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February, 2009 - Issue #52
Having access to Santa Clarita's most impressive homes is both a blessing and a curse. With such a plethora of gorgeous scapes, it's hard to choose a favorite. The task of selecting the "best of the best" is not an enviable job.

Now that the heavy lifting is behind us, though, you stand to benefit. Pick your passion - whether it be Old World, Tropical, or something in between - and discover new ways to update your own space.

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Prahbu
Prahbu
Casual ResortLiving
Home of Holly and John Prabhu


The Aesthetic | The warm, relaxed feel of casual resort living is fully realized in the Prabhu home. Buttery, milk-chocolate-shaded velvets, exposed wood beams, sunny golden tones and lots of open space make this full-time residence seem like a vacation home.

The Stats | The 3,700-square-foot Stevenson Ranch home contains four bedrooms and a playroom.

Recreate the Scene | Holly Prabhu freely admits to "borrowing" ideas from her favorite places. "I took pictures of the rooms in some of my favorite hotels and used those as inspiration for our master suite," she shares. Stop recreating the wheel and find pictures of the elements that thrill you the most, and use those as your guide.

Prahbu
Prahbu
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Blooming Blossoms | Loosely arranged collections of roses and greenery are reminiscent of fine bed and breakfasts; Charmaine's Florist 297-3100

Custom Furniture | The intricately-carved buffet table experienced quite the metamorphosis into a double-sink and coordinating vanity. The deep gold chairs and ottoman were also created for the space; Suburban Chateau 775-2980

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Talbot
Talbot
Romancing the Home
Home of Frances and Cary Talbot

The Aesthetic |
Romantic shades of red, gold, cream and touches of chocolate swirl together to create a rich palate that could just as easily be found in a fairytale. Delicate floral patterns found in the home's interior add a touch of elegance, and serve as a clever foil to the "real thing" found in the backyard.

The Stats | The 3,000-square-foot home holds two bedrooms, three bathrooms, an indoor gym and office.

Recreate the Scene | Decorating, like love, is all about the details. Inspire romance with a canopied bed frosted with sheer fabric. Create balance between feminine and masculine designs effortlessly by pairing deeply-stained wood elements with pale paint and cloud-like carpet.

Talbot
Talbot
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Romantic Accessories |
Enameled trays, glassware and other sparkling elements prove that love is in the details; La Via Bella 222-7006

Effortless Landscape | An inviting, park-like feel that changes based on the season was the goal for the home's exterior; Landscape Pros 510-8867

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Navas
Navas
Old World Meets New
Home of Toni and Patrick Navas

The Aesthetic |
True to the home's architecture, the Old World feel of Tuscany and traditional Mediterranean are prevalent in the decor of the space.

The Stats | The home spans approximately 6,300 square feet, divided between two separate up and downstairs living spaces.

Recreate the Scene | Solid woods and art give a favored nod to the past. Venetian plastered walls; aged ceilings; rich shades of gold, chocolate, purple, moss and copper; ornate tooled metal work; heavily-textured fabrics and even the occasional cherub all lend a sense of romance, history and permanence to the edifice.

Navas
Navas
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Fresh Additions |
Highly-textured collections of twigs, stones, crystals and blooms equate to more than a traditional floral arrangement; Celebrate Florals 259-8611

Picture to Treasure | A large photograph of Priscilla Navas, taken by local photographer Val Jacqleen Joyce, hangs proudly; InSIGHT Studio 222-FILM

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Smith
Smith
Escape to Paradise
Home of Tiffany and Mike Smith

The Aesthetic |
While many elements of the home's interior hint at a medieval style (intricate details, a dark color palate), surprising accents, like a custom saltwater fish tank and authentic imports from India, make the space attractively difficult to categorize. The exterior, however, is tropically similar to a castaway island.

The Stats | The home's 3,700 square feet of living space is set on a 10,000-square-foot lot, allowing for 2,000 square feet of tropical paradise - complete with outdoor bathroom - in the back of the house.

Recreate the Scene | When walls and floors are done in a neutral palate, there's more visual space available - leaving room for eclectic furniture and decor additions.

Smith
Smith
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Aged Accents |
A collection of unique lanterns adds the perception of age to the lagoon; Bella Venezia 254-2246
Color Burst | Distressed wood frames, painted onyx and gold, brighten wallspace without overwhelming; Macc Designs 295-7755

Stylish Seating | Comfort, and contrast, are neatly obtained with the addition of softly-stuffed sofas, chairs and an ottoman; Ambience Furniture 288-2534

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Ferencz
Ferencz
Bahamas Chic
Home of Tina and Drew Ferencz

The Aesthetic |
The architectural design of the home is primarily Mediterranean and naturally lends itself to a Tommy-Bahama-styled decor. The fresh combination of light colors and textures pairs particularly well with the warm Santa Clarita climate.

The Stats | The 6-year-old, 3,800-square-foot Southern Oaks home has six bedrooms.

Recreate the Scene | A calming palate of greens and creams serve as a fine backdrop to more energetic displays. Striped accent furniture, graphically-patterned pillows and the occasional mural don't detract from the overarching sense of tranquility.

Ferencz
Ferencz
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Accents Inspired by Nature |
By incorporating natural elements, like bamboo twine, the line that separates the interior and exterior of the home is blurred; Rooms to Roam 259-7890

Service with Style | Ornately-scrolled Gracious Goods serving pieces are ideal for afternoon tea; La Via Bella 222-7006

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Andrews
Andrews
Luxurious Italian
Home of Kim and Randy Andrews

The Aesthetic |
The Mediterranean structure contains all the elements of Italy; stylized windows, tiling and a unique roof line combine with opulent interior decor that in some cases could rival the cathedrals of the Old World.

The Stats | The Valencia Woodlands home's 7,000 square feet holds five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a home theater, a gym, a wine cellar and a home office.

Recreate the Scene | Add authentic touches like gold-guilded moulding, Murano chandeliers, Tuscan inlayed-wood elements, and marble floors in shades like honey onyx.

Andrews
Andrews
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Custom Paint |
Interior walls were covered in custom metallic blends created for each space; A. Allbright Painting 294-1159

Lush Florals | The home's fresh arrangements are displayed in special pots and glassware; Acton Country Flowers 269-9326
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