Part of the beauty of this home is its location. It’s high in the hills, overlooking valleys and mountains, and facing due west. Unfortunately, the original floorplan didn’t take advantage of the views or the ample natural light. To bring the outside in and create more natural flow in this home, we will widen the hallways and remove many of the angled walls that are cutting off the transfer of light. We will add and enlarge the windows on the western facing elevation and add a La Cantina glass door system leading out to a brand new deck, perfect for those western facing sunsets!
Although we all love a black and white pallet, these homeowners want a softer, warmer, and more colorful approach to their dream of Modern Farmhouse, which is great because I LOVE color! With that in mind, we are going to focus in on using Navy Blue and soft, light grey tones, with touches of black and gold. These tones will be mixed and matched throughout the home, making each room unique and special, while still maintaining continuity and cohesion.
In the kitchen, we will create a custom shiplap hood use an apron front sink to speak to the Modern Farmhouse design aesthetic. We will use light grey cabinetry for the tall and upper wall cabinets but will use the more saturated Navy for the lower base cabinets and the island. Since our hood is going to be a feature piece, we will use the darker, more dramatic blue, trimmed out in a rich wood tone. The white quartz counters will resemble marble, without the maintenance! Since I love using lighting as a focal piece for the design, I want to bring in mercury and seeded glass to add a touch of vintage. Have you ever noticed how just a pinch of vintage can work well in any space?!
For the flooring, we will suggest a natural-toned oak wood to bring in an organic, light, and bright feel throughout the home. This choice will work well with all of the natural light pouring in from new enlarged windows and glass door systems.
All of the tiles used in the three full bathrooms, powder room, laundry, and family room with be a mix of blues and greys that will flow together and be consistent with the rest of the home design. I absolutely love tile design because it allows clients to choose more than just one of their favorite elements. For example, Stephanie loved the idea of penny rounds, and there were three separate colors that we were gravitating towards. So instead of making her choose one, we designed each bathroom with its own color. She also loved cement tile…two different versions! So, we used one on the fireplace and one on the laundry floor. They all work together but are totally unique, making each space fun and personal. I love the energy that mixing and matching creates!