There’s just something about the color white. The serenity, the quiet stillness it brings, the purity of something so clean and new. It’s no wonder this client can’t get enough of it.
Picking a favorite room in this house is like picking a favorite child. Impossible. You love them all for their own unique and beautiful ways.
I’m excited to share with you the Phase One of a beautiful project I had the pleasure of working on in the hills of Rancho Santa Margarita, California. A friend came to me with this new home she had purchase and said “I need your help! Let’s gut it all and start fresh.” So what you’re going to see is the base for everything beautiful that will be going into this unique home.
Let’s start in the hall, shall we. Most hallways in home seem to be forgotten about. Just dead space, a way to get from one room to the next. But this client requested we come up with a beautiful floor to ceiling bookcase to house all her beautiful things. In phase one we came up with this simple design and she added these gorgeous Restoration Hardware sconces and stunning Anthropologie knobs. Just the right pop against a gorgeous background. And how about those floors? I could write an entire romance novel about those floors….moving on.
The kitchen was really a labor of love. My client had a complete vision already for the space and I just helped her realize it with simple things like molding details and those gorgeous globe pendants from West Elm. Everything else is owed to my already design-savvy client.
One of these days I’ll post the before picture of this space because “whoa” was it a doozy! We cleaned things up a bit (or a lot) with a fresh coat of paint, a new fireplace surround and that delicious rug from RugsUSA. Again, credit for the lovely drawer and cabinet hardware goes to my client. For anyone interested, they are Lewis Dolin pulls from Myknobs.com. You’re welcome.
Such a sweet nursery. In here my client needed a little help with a rug and ceiling light. We chose these two from Serena & Lily and West Elm and I love the way they bring a little texture and pattern to the space without being too overwhelming.
And we’ll finish things off with the biggest show stopper of them all, this incredible gem from Restoration Hardware. This chandelier was meant for this space. I can’t think of anything more beautiful. Sometimes in a home there are things you can do to save money, and other times there is just no way around it. Spend the money where it will matter most. And when you walk into this home, this is where you want the money!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this small glimpse into Phase One of the Lost Canyon Remodel. I’d love to hear your thoughts and questions in the comments section. And hopefully we can all look forward to the next phase(s) of this beautiful project.