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The living room is bordered on both sides by glass doors, with the sweeping Pacific on one side and a hillside and courtyard on the other. Since there's no anchor wall, the designer pulled everything to the middle of the room.
An oversize ottoman with tray in the living room serves as a coffee table. The mother-of-pearl inlay matches the chair in the hallway between the living and dining room.
Leather armchairs: Holly Hunt
A cut and mounted piece of petrified wood is positioned in front of a spectacular abstract art piece by Paul Ecke. "It needed something textural that wouldn't take from the vignette," says Davies-Gaetano.
When asked his advice to other art collectors, Joe shares, "Our advice in art collection is never to buy a piece for decorative reasons. Buy what you love, and it will be a part of your life forever."
The master bedroom is flanked by doors and windows on both sides of the bed. Pressed aluminum bedside tables from India and lamps made out of gypsum and acrylic help the space to feel light and airy.
Davies-Gaetano chose sea-foam linen window treatments and a graphic headboard to make an impact in the master bedroom's limited space. The headboard textile — designed in the Uzbekistani suzani style — is manufactured by Donghia.
The secret garden patio downstairs is nestled into hedges with tiny pebbles that crunch underfoot. A visitor can easily imagine themselves in a timeless European garden. "What makes this home special is that you have different experiences as you go through. First, you don't see the ocean view until you enter the house. Then you go downstairs and have this completely new experience," Davies-Gaetano says.