Bringing The Outside In Episode 1

Anne-Marie Barton introduces her Mendocino project, set in a hidden storybook town atop hills of grandeur and sweeping views. Inspired by the area's bohemian spirit, Anne-Marie incorporates the talent of local artisans to help create her clients' cliffside getaway. From the renewed exterior to the interior walls, electrical, flooring and finishes, this home remodel has one ultimate goal – bringing the outside in. Discover Anne-Marie's plan for framing rich views filled with spans of breathtaking beaches, bark and moss as she designs this beautiful respite from her clients' busy lives.

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Kent Barton
Bringing the Outside In Episode 2

Anne-Marie says that her Mendocino client loves the unique; in fact, he defines it. Her answer? Livable, elegant spaces that incorporate a feeling of the unexpected. Starting in the combined great room, kitchen and dining room, Anne-Marie shows how unique lighting mixes with subtle hues, worn linens and woods, relaxed upholstery and gentle lines to create an accessible space that highlights its beautiful ocean views. Soothing and lush, these quiet spaces are accented with patterns of trees, flowers, and leaves and fibers of cotton, wool and linen, inviting the textures of the outdoors in.

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Kent BartonAMB Design
Bringing the Outside In Episode 3

Anne-Marie likes to think that the smallest details have meaning, especially when you’re collaborating with a client, a builder, an architect, and even with the land itself. Take a walk through the main Mendocino house, where Anne-Marie shares the impact and success of the smallest design decisions. How did she meet her clients’ desire for a home that is beachy, but not overly rustic? Warm, but not too colorful? Soft, but not excessively layered? And homey, but not too far out of the box? It’s all in the details.

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Kent BartonAMB Design
Bringing the Outside In Episode 4

This Mendocino home nestled between the ocean and the redwood trees is the perfect getaway, not only for Anne-Marie’s clients, but also for their guests. Take a tour of the guest house, a combination of comfortable and warm, vintage style and the refreshing, simple feel of modern. Monochromatic and light-filled, this inviting space echoes the main house in its breathtaking views of the outdoors and the thoughtful details that speak quietly, while delivering a major impact.

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Kent BartonAMB Design