Function and style are maximized in the kitchen. We kept the size but upped the function and infused personality throughout making it a more casual and comfortable - but still very fun - space for our clients. The white cabinetry features a hint of gray in the undertones, extends a little into the breakfast nook and provides just enough room for shelving and display storage up above. We brought in the touches of gold our clients love through gold in lay pieces in the backsplash tile, hardware and the faucet. Café appliances blend everything together while the range is sleek and features a plaster finish.
When our clients decided they had endured their last New York winter, it was time to move back, closer to family, in Southern California. With a little one on the way, our sweet clients tasked us with transforming their never-seen Lake Forest home into a fun and funky family retreat, with elements of that signature California coastal style mixed in. The first focus was the great room - seemingly too big for a living room, but too tight with a dining space added in. We re-worked the furniture plan, eliminated the too-big island from the kitchen, and relocated dining to be adjacent to the kitchen. A new kitchen layout focuses on a beautiful terrazzo range hood and backsplash, while multi-tone cabinets tie into elements throughout the home. For a family that likes to host, we incorporated plenty of seating, with a large custom sectional as the star of the show. The dated fireplace needed an update, which came in the form of handcrafted glazed ceramic tile, and a custom shelving niche for displaying decor. Pops of green are woven throughout, reminiscent of the greens and foliage right outside. The Primary Suite received a full update, and the removal of an oversized tub made room for the shower of our clients’ dreams! With a tiled bench nook and custom his-and-hers vanities, the bathroom has become a true retreat. We leaned into the idea of a retreat in the bedroom, channeling a hotel-esque feel with a dramatic full-wall upholstered headboard and luxe wallpaper on the ceiling. Neutral furnishings complement the monochromatic space. Full of family-friendly spunk, this home speaks to our clients’ big city past, as they create their new life in SoCal.
While on a visit to their favorite aunt's house prompted a conversation about moving, our clients lucked up! When a joke or two came up about keeping the house in the family, our clients wound up closing on the home of their dreams, one that had been a part of their lives all along. We came in to assist with a major addition to create a new kitchen and expand the great room, and to put an emphasis on the young family’s need for space, growth and fun. What was once a quaint family home has become a beautiful and expansive generational home for our clients.
After moving from big city to big city, our clients decided to settle down close to family, but weren’t quite ready to give up the urban style they were used to for a builder-grade house. By enclosing a covered patio, we added 200 square feet of living space - enough to accommodate a proper dining room, expansive kitchen, and decked-out walk-in pantry, complete with coffee machine, beverage fridge, and prep sink. Paneled appliances allow the white oak cabinetry to be the star of the show, while a large-veined quartz countertop and backsplash gives the space movement and life. Off-centering the sink allowed us to accommodate plenty of island prep space for these frequent hosts, and we balanced the asymmetry with a cluster of gorgeous pendant lights. In the dining room, a washable rug grounds the vintage dining table. Custom upholstered chairs surround the table, along with a bench for additional seating. On the back wall, additional storage is included by way of a floating console that doubles as a serving buffet or a desk space. Fun, functional, and full of flavor, this home speaks to where our clients have been, and where they are now.
Following the tragic loss of his mother, our eclectic client set out to make his family home a beautiful reflection of his colorful life. Adorned with vignettes of tribute to his parents, we curated a calm and serene space that highlights his travels, while honoring the past with true vintage pieces and refined keepsakes that help to blend midcentury with the rest of the world.
This beautiful 1960s ranch style home, its timeless green shutters and red brick as true and traditional as this quaint town, underwent a full remodel that modernized the look but maintained the charm. The previous owner’s had taken such great care of this space, raising their family there for decades, adding to it slowly over the years. When it was finally time to sell, our clients, a young and growing family from the Bay Area were the lucky pick of bio writers and picture senders who won the chance to make this their new home and we are as honored to be the ones who re envisioned it for them.
San Juan Hills
In a beautiful mellow neighborhood in the south county hills, our clients reached out to us after some unfortunate water damage prompted a remodel. Originally from New York, our clients found, loved and got comfortable in this home for a few years, considering the best ways to update it until the time came. Fully dressed with ornate carvings and curvaceous wrought iron railings, we were asked to come in and create thoughtful updates that would modernize the space while keeping its tuscan charm.
This 1905 family beach home got an update focused around the best things - family and fun; flip flops encouraged. We kept the original three-story floor plan while opening up interiors to focus all rooms on the uninterrupted ocean views. Extending the living space towards the water allowed us to relocate the kitchen for true indoor-outdoor living. Wall-to-wall bifolding doors in the kitchen open up to let the sea breeze in, while the great room design focuses around the home's original fireplace and original molding. A pivot from the expected coastal blues, a series of grays and turquoises in the kitchen breathes life into this old home. Three levels of family space allows for an expansive primary suite, layered with texture and coastal stripes, while each bathroom received its own burst of personality, all under the umbrella of a contemporary coastal home. Upstairs features a loft fit for movies - the perfect spot to curl up in the oversized nook, or grab some popcorn and a cocktail to enjoy on the balcony, where glass railings allow for beautiful sunset views. A spiral staircase brings visitors up to the rooftop, where you can take full advantage of the 360-degree views.
While we love to develop an aesthetic with our clients, we also love when we meet clients that have a clear vision for their home – a base point for us aesthetically, that is unmoving, non-negotiable, and yet, we can still provide insight on how to enhance those goals and bring them to life. A clear expectation, with the room for us to still exceed them. That is the story of our Turtle Ridge Project. The vision: Black and White. That was it. They wanted everything in their house to be some shade of white, black or gray throughout with metallic accents, but no pops of color and we were prepared to make it happen.
Via Verde Ridge
Our clients had been looking for land in the Covina Hills to purchase so that we could build their forever home, but while touring they found this amazing cliffside property overlooking the best parts of Los Angeles. They put the build-from-scratch dream on hold so that they could start a foundation while they worked to grow their family and this beautiful Spanish style home was the answer! We came in to update each room and make this their authentic home.