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Northern California Lifestyle
Cliff May was a father of the look. Skylights, natural lines, and lots and lots of light are signatures of his style.
A modern take on the Cliff May style: natural wood, concrete floors and that magical NorCal light.
Open ceilings, natural materials, neutral colors and lots of light: all Northen California dead giveaways.
Inside-outside homes, where the interior and exterior are hard to make out, are a way of life in Northern California.
Much of the design of Northern California reflects the social atmosphere: elegant but casual and completely inviting. Yes, you could show up at a dinner party in flip-flops.
Layered colors, exposed materials, mixed eras and bare windows create a simple opulence. It doesn't look overly decorated, but it does look intentional. Admission: This space is not in Northern California, but it gets its style from there.
Another indoor-outdoor room filled with light and airiness. The furnishings are classic modern pieces, and all the materials are exposed: wood, glass, cement.
In Northern California we know how to sleep through the dawn light. As long as the neighbors can't see in, windows are bare and big. And, when you wake up to a view like this one, the decor just needs to hold back and be comfortable. No art is needed. For that matter, no color is needed either.