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A fifth-gen San Diegan delivers understated coastal elegance. The secret? Stop trying so hard.

“Local photographer Roy Kerckhoffs’ work accurately reflects what we all love about living here, but they don’t look like tourism art. The photos are much more compelling from an artist’s standpoint.”

“The Lifeguard Tower Series,” $350-$5,500

“Flowers don’t need to be in a bouquet. They can be presented as singular specimens of beauty like these ranunculus from Carlsbad.”

Custom vintage-inspired posters, $25, by Raleigh & Co. Papers; pocket vases, $21, by Pageant.

“This summer’s paint color is Arsenic by Farrow & Ball. I put it on the ceiling, and I’ve used it on the floor. It’s a bold color that was heavily featured during New York Fashion Week.”

Sample pots of the full line of nontoxic paint are at Scout’s Farrow & Ball showroom.

“David Hicks was a pioneer
of clean geometric design. His fabrics are the perfect pattern for any palette or period of design.”

A fabric line named for the late designer David Hicks launches this month at a new Scout showroom.

San Diego’s home-design doldrums are being cured by a house. But not just any old house. Enter Paul Scott Silvera’s Scout Home, located in a historic Point Loma manse with eight rooms of wall-to-wall inspiration. This spring, the fifth-gen San Diegan is taking his vision one step further with fab garden parties and a showroom launch for David Hicks, a SoCal exclusive. “San Diego has been overlooked as a design market, but its time has come,” says Silvera, a die-hard preppy with a penchant for khaki shorts. Hostess gifts abound for summer with French striped canvas swing chairs and Dean & DeLuca candy tins. Silvera’s pick? “I just adore the gummy lobsters.”