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Outdoor Lighting & Cooling

Staked Copper Torch with Spillproof Bowl

Add a distinctive ambiance to outdoor get-togethers with our brilliant collection of Solar lighting and garden torches.

Pool Floats

Worlds Finest Pool Float in Metallic Bronze

Relax in our thick and comfortable Pool Floats, which come in vibrant solids and prints to offer incredible full-body support in the water.

Outdoor Furniture

Cassara Teak Outdoor Dining Furniture

Outfit your all-weather areas with the finest Outdoor Furniture crafted in durable materials like teak, wicker, aluminum, wrought-iron, and mosaic.

Designer Throw Pillows

Cassara Designer Outdoor Throw Pillows

Our collection of Designer Throw Pillows, in a wide array of colors and patterns, will add the perfect finishing touch to any outdoor furniture collection.


Claudia worked with interior designer Michelle McGrail to incorporate the East Coast feeling of the architecture throughout the home's décor. For example, the library's dark mahogany paneling sets off the powder blue and chocolate brown custom shades made for the windows. Whitewashed wainscoting in Claudia's office lends a decidedly Atlantic feeling to the space. "It feels formal, a style and an environment I love," Claudia says.

While Steve's favorite interior feature is the 50" flatscreen TV, perfect for spending Sundays watching football, Claudia enjoys the upstairs hallway filled with family photos. "Photography is a hobby of mine. I love going up and sinking my feet into the cashmere rug, enjoying a glass of wine, looking at the pictures. It's like a personal gallery," she says.

Master Bath

The luxurious master bath features a walk-in shower and a generously sized tub surrounded by windows. Browse our Bathroom Accessories to create the perfect setting for a relaxing, invigorating soak.

From Blank Slate to Breathtaking

When Steve and Claudia moved in, the landscape that surrounded the home was nothing like the lush getaway it is today. "The backyard was all grass when we moved in, so we started from scratch," Steve says. Since then, the Reichs have added a tiered patio of brick, stone, and carved concrete; an open-ceiling cedar overhang; a built-in outdoor grilling center with rotisserie and refrigerator; two outdoor fireplaces; a full-service bar that comfortably seats eight; and a six-hole putting green for Steve, who golfs socially and competitively. The most challenging part of the transformation? Digging the swimming pool in the rainy season. "The unusually wet winter set progress back," Steve says, "but the waiting was worth it." The results are indeed magnificent. The three–tiered, 9-foot-deep swimming oasis features granite boulder waterfalls, fountains, and a bubbling Jacuzzi.

Backyard Landscape

The couple consulted landscape architects Gregg Toland and Doug Castle, and landscape contractor/designer George Kerr, who brought the land to life with flowering bursts of color and plenty of uplit birch, sycamore, and spiraled juniper trees. To create equally striking outdoor areas, shop our Decorative Accents.

To highlight the new hardscaping, the couple consulted landscape architects Gregg Toland and Doug Castle, and landscape contractor/designer George Kerr, who brought the land to life with flowering bursts of color and plenty of uplit birch, sycamore, and spiraled juniper trees. "I was never a gardener before I moved here. I'd never planted a flower. But I am learning," Claudia says. She has chosen the ideal location to study—their home is situated in the Oxnard Plain, which has some of the most fertile soil in the world, average temperatures in the low 70s, and 300 days of sunshine annually. "It's been trial and error, start and redesign. It's been a lot of work, but it's a dream," Claudia says. Steve says it's a work in progress: they hope to add an arbor to the property this year.

The stunning backyard designed for entertaining was put to the test last September when Steve and Claudia's 28-year-old daughter Ashley was married. They hosted a reception for 200 guests, complete with a 14-piece band performing on stage. Guests mingled around 25 round tables and a generously sized white tent brought in for the occasion. "It was beautiful and never felt crowded," Claudia says.

The Reichs have since held parties for the neighborhood and holiday gatherings for family, which consists of the couple's two grown daughters, Dionne and Ashley. Dionne has four children, two girls and twin boys. The home proves the perfect locale for gathering with the entire extended family—Claudia and Steve have seven brothers and sisters and 25 nieces and nephews in all. They fly in from Montana, Jerusalem, New York, Georgia, Oregon, and Arizona for – for annual Easter egg hunts, Thanksgiving dinners, and Christmas parties. "Christmas around here lasts two weeks. It's great," Steve says. Claudia says last year she decorated to the hilt with Frontgate ornaments, trees, garland, and stockings. "It was beautiful." In addition to Frontgate's holiday offerings, Claudia outfits her outdoor spaces with rugs, lighting, pillows, and accessories from Frontgate. "I love the quality, the color. They're things we use every day here in California," she says.

When the Reichs aren't entertaining at home, they enjoy ski excursions. "Mammoth and Park City are our favorite places to ski locally, but nothing beats the Matterhorn in Switzerland," Claudia says. And though getting away is enjoyable, their home in Camarillo is a dream—for them and their guests. "There is always someone visiting, and we love that. We never want to move," Steve says. With the best of both coasts in their own backyard, why would they?

 







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