It doesn't take long after hearing a Beach Boys song or flipping through the pages of Sunset to start dreaming of living in a quaint California bungalow. There's something about the way Californians live with the craftsmanstyle homes nestled into the rolling Hollywood hills or lush beachside cul-de-sacs that makes West Coast style seem superior. It's an eclectic mix of classic and retro midcentury furnishings, with plenty of outdoor influence. Look to designers like Peter Dunham and Nathan Turner for a master class, and soon you'll be California dreamin' wherever you may reside.
Rebecca Atwood Mixed Stripe Blue-Slate Pillow ($139)
Pottery Barn Fallon Persian-Style Printed Rug ($399 and up)