It’s always fun to stumble upon an unfamiliar designers’s website and swoon over the eye candy. My dear friend Erin will sometimes send me a blog post of something wonderful with the exclamation that says “I could move right in”! So in honor of that sentiment, I’m re-naming my designer spotlight series. Here below is a designer who inspired that thought…

Maybe it’s just a summer fling, but lately I’ve had a thing for Southern California designers. There lies a gold mine of beautiful interiors which feature a sophisticated coastal look that I love. Once designer that I discovered recetly is Kelly Nutt of Kelly Nutt Design in Newport Beach. Her designs feature light and airy color palettes, lots of natural texture and comfortably sophisticated furnishings.

This modern beach home welcomes you in with modern zinc glass doors which are featured throughout the home. The boxwoods are a great pop of green used to soften the harder modern edges. 77uX4QjbPwCY6PFb05IYT6RYXpbaQRm__mnk9JK2QVgIsC6DaPJANKd4IuLuxtzsMTvLSIcU1WGIz--p6ZgORs,Z4WDboj6pTJOXj-g57K9pkWNP7UUewOZGh3qIzN89UI

Who wouldn’t love to throw the doors wide open and hang out in this kitchen and outdoor living area? Notice the pass-through bar to the outside area. k-AhPmmYUsJ6ql6J66S1JJXIWtos9QzbZEmRMrbCUm4,hJr3fmDwZN-Y1hPzbKgniOpjytHNlsCLVft9KVkcwME


This is an absolutely gorgeous concrete trough sink. I love the details such as the the planking on the walls and the herringbone floors. hMMetc12LWsFAJmS8o0ZUA1X5eXYAD7JIH8b6l5JWsU3xtIJKBOOetsD97tNP5noAY51oprYV1V0LoOxzVhjxY,WwryoBOptZyMX2zEdQ7tHEEZVuPxzr7Kj7Ts2fg8bIU

A serene and inviting family room. We have this same coffee table – no wonder I love this room!2oAIUZK646pMJnFrK7CTuBBtUpBif_OUqtfhXo8kMcU

This kitchen, from a different home in her portfolio, stopped me dead in my tracks because not only is is gorgeous, but it features a very similar backsplash to mine. I love the light gray subway tiles. A classic look that will never go out of style. Tvu5JBkm3kPzMmsHLC3TA5VgBZm36NOo6dkiQKUfSec

If I had this view from my master bedroom, I’d never leave. Sigh… cD01fESDbtlUiTXx6dLMFjy_7OyD8e4MqlSGkRxVB3g,hlepHRKt8UZAqprydhflvGo4mM74Va5bSm1B7w40RyQ xfhea2G8GIhzJB2k-d43WB95PdRZ5eeQbFSQAtpzDggTo see more of Kelly’s designs, check out her portfolio here. Summer’s almost over. I hope you’re making the most of it!

xo Kerry