Vanessa De Vargas
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Mar Vista 1 by Vanessa De Vargas contemporary-living-room

Mar Vista 1 by Vanessa De Vargas

Photography by Jeri Koegel

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January 9, 2015
vicandshirley wrote:
Where can I find these glass blocks? I love the pattern.
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Innovate Building Solutions
I think these are Essex pattern blocks - check out this link and see what you think. We do carry Essex if you need them -
    Bookmark   January 10, 2015 at 2:35PM
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May 29, 2014
korriaiken wrote:
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This is the link in the tag, though it is not exactly the same -
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August 16, 2011
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Becky Harris
It's from Surfing Cowboys in California:
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August 15, 2011
rachelru wrote:
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Thanks so much Becky, for your quick and helpful response, and for your always cool, clever, funny and beautiful ideabooks. I found another photo that's also wonderful (see below), and will keep up my search for a similarly gorgeous black and white that's horizontal.
    Bookmark   August 15, 2011 at 10:34AM
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Becky Harris
Oh thanks so much, and that photo is way cool. I never thought about using diving photos before I saw this one in this project! There certainly are some spectacular photos of dives out there!
    Bookmark   August 15, 2011 at 11:01AM
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The photograph belonged to the owner and De Vargas decided to mount it on the glass block. "It is framed in light plexiglass, so we were able to attach it to the window with a bunch of sticky stuff," De Vargas explains. The classic mid-century modern Nelson Pendant Lamp is counterbalanced by a vintage pie crust table found on eBay. A black lacquer tray and crisp chevron patterned pillows in black and white keep some of the lines clean, in balance with all of the new softer lines De Vargas added.
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Break up the glass block. A large expanse of glass block can be an institutional-looking snooze. Why not break it up with a spectacular photograph?
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5. A contemporary box in Venice Beach. In this contemporary home, interior designer Vanessa De Vargas carries substantial black and white pieces throughout the home, often in chevron patterns. This gave her the freedom to mix in shots of bold color in every room while keeping a cohesive look throughout the entire first floor.

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