Get ready: Sunset Idea House 2019 will soon be unveiled

Santa Monica Canyon Idea House Vision Board
Courtesy of ETC.etera

In the upcoming January/February issue, Sunset will reveal the 21st iteration of our iconic Idea House. Nestled into the hillside of the Santa Monica Canyon, the house is the quintessence of living where the city meets the sea. To blur the barriers between outdoors and in, homeowner and Santa Monica native Gary Hewson designed the multilevel space to invite in the thriving flora that envelops the property. The resulting home is a right-sized experiment in Southern California living.

Laure Joliet

Sunset tapped leading Los Angeles–based ETC.etera (pictured above) to design the interiors of the home, collaborating with partners Avocado Mattress, Ben Soleimani, LaCantina, Lamps Plus, Method, Moen, Sonos, The Container Store, Thos. Baker, and Viewrail to bring the 2019 Idea House to fruition. Seamlessly weaving bold neutrals and iconic furnishings, ETC.etera has created a light and airy design that melds classic and contemporary Southern California style. 

We have a lively calendar of events planned for the coming months, including our inaugural Emerging Designers of the West dinner. We hope you can join us.