These 40+ Rooms Are The Epitome Of California Cool
California has so much to offer — warm weather, celebrity-spotting, colorful front doors, and breathtaking ocean views. Though many of these homes are just steps from the sea, their gorgeous interiors are enough to make you want to stay indoors. From Malibu to Ojai and L.A., click through to see easy-breezy homes in The Golden State that master that covetable California cool.
Complete with a longboard and nubby, wall-to-wall jute carpeting, this flex space has easy-going appeal.
Aqua-blue metal barstools and a light-up cocktails sign signal this basement is ready for a party, or two.
This banquette, with its storied kantha blanket-esque seat fabric and eclectic mix of throw pillows, masters easy-breezy Californian style.
A vintage red rug brings vibrant energy to this California kitchen with dramatic forest green and black cabinetry.
Shibori-patterned wallpaper makes an artful statement in this Westlake Village powder room.
Tan leather and a mid-toned hardwood floor set the stage for playful pastel accents in stylist Emily Henderson’s Glendale, California, living room.
Leafy greenery and an oversized round brass mirror make for a welcoming first impression in this front hall.
A live-edge table and woven footstools bring earthiness to this bright white space.
Gothic spindle chairs and an exposed wooden beam evoke a sense of history in this small eating nook.
Dramatic veined marble and light woods create an interesting tension in this mid-century dining area.
Layered rugs and a vintage wooden bench topped with an eclectic mix of pillows bring boho flair to this space.
Chartreuse makes a confident statement on this flat-front entry door.
Part grown-up, part kid-friendly, this wallpapered living area appeals to all ages.
Artful matte black lighting frames a colorful abstract painting beautifully.
Quirky pop art and a collection of wooden candlesticks are quirky, cool additions to this West Hollywood home.
Triangular wallpaper (and soap!) make a lighthearted statement in this petite powder room.
Pale green vinyl is a durable choice for this eat-in banquette, while a black and white photo depicts an alien invasion in the Californian desert.
Pale wood and off-white walls let graphic tile and a unique sconce steal the show in this bathroom.
A matte black light fixture ties in perfectly with the iconic Hoffman side chairs in this dining area.
A pair of eye prints are reflected in the mirror of this L.A. bathroom.
The built-in bookcase in this Malibu beach house showcases a collection of colorful books, decorative accessories and even a teddy bear.
Funky tiles and an abstract color-blocked rug bring personality to this black and white bathroom.
Chambray, tan leather and wicker find a home in this eclectic living room.
Faded Shibori-style wallpaper gives the walls of this powder room a soft wash of color.
Dramatic steel-framed windows and a peaked ceiling set the stage for a mix of black and white furnishings.
Navy blue cabinets and light wood barstools take an otherwise white kitchen to cool new heights.
This white oak dining table is accessorized with unique tripod chairs.
A potted fiddle leaf fig and dark wood cabinet bring soul to this white bathroom.
Black accents, on the ceiling fixture and art frames, and walnut furniture add subtle contrast to this peaked white space.
Burled wood barstools and tie dye-esque drapes lend an all-white kitchen personality.
Pale wood and white give this California kitchen a beachy feeling.
A potted olive tree brings the outdoors inside in this Spanish-style living space.
Blue-black cabinets, a hammered brass pendant, a wooden island and black and white tiles make a memorable impression in this kitchen.
An unexpected placement of a mask, painting, elephant and sconce prove these Venice Beach homeowners aren’t afraid to show off their quirky style.
A carved wooden bench and pair of runners draw the eye down in this Ojai hallway.
A trio of pendants and an oil painting break up an expanse of white walls in this dining area.
Layering a jute rug and vintage kilim on top of one another brings a cozy feeling to this free-spirited space.
Green-gold wallpaper brings depth to this layered bedroom.
A dipped ladder and copper bathtub are just two of the unexpected elements in this Ojai principal bathroom.
Woven detailing on the barstools and dining chairs tie this open-concept dining area and kitchen together.
Blond woods, white walls and grey upholstery let the greenery in this mid-century living room really pop.
Wall-to-wall windows showcase the tropical oasis that lies right outside this living room.