As we press into this project, we are looking to emulate a California cool vibe, being both laid back, and effortlessly cool. While there is always something to be said for homes that very obviously look like a million bucks, we want this space to greet you like an open window on a summer’s day, and leave you feeling like a million bucks.
In order to achieve that goal of understated luxury, we are spent a lot of time with the home owners investing in thoughtful details, playing with textures, and focusing on key focal points. There are quite a few custom and handmade aspects going into this home, and I think that’s what we are most excited about! We’ll be using handmade, matte black brick tiles on the floor to ceiling fireplace, custom-made cabinetry and built ins throughout, and all of the lighting is being handmade by makers with small businesses, to name a few. I personally love little bits of imperfect in a project where it’s permissible, the touches of handmade really allow for that bit of humanity to be integrated into this space and let it come to life.
This was where the tricky part came in. The goal was to have a walk in closet and full bathroom in the master, but the current floor plan didn't allow for that. We eliminated some closet space and a weird hallway, and switched a hall bath and hallway into a master and a master into a main bathroom. It took some problem solving, and a creative eye but it was the best use of space.
As this home begins to come together, I watch the progress with eager impatience. I love being able to place plants on the counter tops, turn on the lights, and see the vision become reality. We are so thankful to have such awesome clients with such great style, that really trust in Kevin and I to dream and collaborate with them in their space. Keep your eyes peeled for previews as this one keeps progressing: it just may be one of our favorite projects to date.