Barclay Butera’s California Dream is Alive at The Chelsea

Barclay Butera (far left) and the Fifield team in Santa Monica

One of my greatest sources for design inspiration is travel by the sea.

The color of the water, the shades of the sun and sand, and even the air inspires my senses to create interiors with natural stones, fabrics, and textures that bring the outside into my homes and buildings.

Another way I seek inspiration, is by reading. I love books!

When I moved to California 11 years ago, I was inspired by a California designer named Barclay Butera and one of his many books. He too had fallen in love with homes by the water and used patterns, fabrics, and transitional interiors to define waterside homes.

Over the years, I have even collected his furniture, pillows, and accessories that infuse my home with his personal brand of happiness.

When we decided to build an apartment building over-looking the ocean in Santa Monica, my very first thought was the name Chelsea! The apartments are soon to be unveiled in the early fall at 1320 Second Street in Santa Monica. They have a fabulous ocean backdrop and a shared roof deck for every tenant to enjoy. The building will have a common living room, coffee station, bike storage, outside grilling/dining area , cabanas, and yoga mats -so your sunrise salutation can really be at sunrise!

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 12.42.33 PMA beautiful agate impressions entry wall in the lobby along with hanging basket chairs. A textured concrete that emulates sand on the floor. And upstairs on the third floor, I am proud to announce that Barclay will be showcasing a two-bedroom unit that will be all things Santa Monica and Chelsea. Barclay and his team are are so wonderful, he is as warm in person as his interiors reflect.

I hope you will keep in touch on my blog or Chelsea’s website at to be included in our opening party. Barclay and I would love to meet you!