Behind the Design

A Globally Inspired California Home, As Seen in House Beautiful

Executive Vice President of Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma Monica Bhargava has a stunning California home that exhibits her impeccable taste, and some of the best of the best of Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn designs. House Beautiful recently featured her beautiful home, and we’ve included some of our favorite parts of the story for you to look at today, on the Pottery Barn blog.


Bhargava’s global, collected design sense reigns in every room. We particularly loved this quote from Bhargava: “Someone once said that a home is like an autobiography, and my California living room is filled with things I love — a Beni Ourain rug, Indian sculpture, a wood mirror found at a local flea market.”
housebeautiful4The kitchen opens to the dining room and a family room. Neutral textiles and white walls give the home a refreshing, comfortable feel.

The kitchen’s open concept makes it a central hub for Bhargava’s family. The large island is where everyone ends up spending their time. “Everything is centered here,” Bhargava said in the interview. “I can put out the best hors d’oeuvres on another table somewhere else, and it doesn’t matter. Everyone goes right back to that island.”


Layered textiles in the family room give it a cozy, lived-in look. Natural materials mix textures and patterns in a way that feels subtle but purposeful.

housebeautiful1The master bedroom is a recent addition to the home. “We wanted a sanctuary,” said Bhargava in the interview.  A clean color palette and cozy textiles give the room a serene look.

Want to hear more about Bhargava’s design aesthetic? See the full story from House Beautiful.

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