Design Crush: Bonesteel Trout Hall

Flipping through the latest Western Interiors and Design magazine, I came across a house from my old stomping grounds: Corona Del Mar, California. Designed by Heidi Bonesteel and her partner Michele Trout of Bonesteel Trout Hall, it is such a fun space, I had to share. It is a beachy, sunny space, something I am missing right about now while trying to endure the constant rain we have been seeing in Northern California. I hope this brightens your day!

Vintage poster by Belgian artist Albert Detry sets a beach front tone. Vintage lamp from Dana John. Credenza from Mecox Gardens. Love, love, love this combination.

Slipcover in Victorian Hagan linen. Coffee table from Mecox Gardens. Pillow fabrics from Fortuny and Raoul Textiles. The designers used coral to punch it up and make it more youthful" for the young woman who has just graduated from college. (Pretty nice digs for a recent college grad I'd say!!) The blue and white china lamps, the matchstick blinds. Sigh...I want them all.

Sutherland Bamboo Chair with fabric from John Robshaw Textiles. Clate Grunden light fixture in Dining Room. Bielecky Brothers Dining Chairs. Hard to imagine this room is not in the Caribbean somewhere. The light fixture is amazing, and I think we all could use a little John Robshaw in our lives.

Now that I've seen this bathroom, can I live without this Clarence House Fabric? The designers have backed it with paper to cover the powder room walls. Matched with the shell encrusted mirror.....more than charming!

Raoul Textiles fabric covers the headboard. Ankasa palm leaf pillow. Walter's Wicker nightstand. And this is the Guest Room. I think I could manage a long stay in this room.

This is a close up view of the 1920 wallpaper panels from Chapman Radcliff Home that the designers used to flank the Master Bed. Nicely done tablescape with the silver bowl with blue interior, blue stones in the rose vase.

This is a bigger view of the Master Bedroom. The article refers to the bed as "bamboo", but I am pretty certain it is from Oly Studio, as are the zebra benches at the end of the bed. I can never get enough of beautiful, classic white bedding.

This is the sitting area of the Master Bedroom: loving the Moroccan table here.

Heidi Bonesteel and Michele Trout have joined forces to become the new owners of the company formerly known as Hannah Gordon Design. They have offices in Pacific Palisades and Newport Beach for those of you in SoCal. If you haven't yet followed the link on over to the Bonesteel Trout Hall website, you might want to take a looksee. Lots more projects to see.

And I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to Western Interiors & Design magazine for being so GENEROUS with all of the very easy to find sourcing throughout their editorial. Some magazines ( no names, but you know who you are) are not quite so forthcoming. As a designer, I am always on the lookout for great sources. So I, for one, have great appreciation for your efforts to include the info.

All photos Western Interiors magazine February/March 2008, photos by John Ellis