This wider view from the home’s front door to the great room shows the black and white photography leaning on the shelves and how the entry creates a smooth transition from the front yard to the main living areas of the home.
The bi-fold glass doors also create a smooth transition between the great room and the exterior of the home, for a true indoor/outdoor experience. An oversized wall mirror with a matted gray metal frame and beveled glass sits above a rustic storage cabinet just to the right of the gas fireplace.
To further complement the wooded lot, the landscape architects layered this outdoor space with large boulders and shrubs. Meanwhile, a paved patio wraps around the pool and creates a clear path to the open sitting room.
By removing the uneven lawn that once wrapped around the side of the pool, Torrey Pines Landscape’s architects were able to outfit and upgrade this outdoor space with a travertine patio and Cameron flagstone. Now the transition from the home to the pool is smooth and rich with Tuscan style.
White walls and sleek, contemporary dressers create an attractive setup in the corner of this room. The two dressers pushed together create a long tabletop for displaying decor. A small lamp adds a touch of light.
Sometimes a sense of humor in an otherwise tailored space can create a not-so-serious feeling. While Chris' bedroom walls are covered in a pinstripe wool menswear suit fabric, the juxtaposition of a white resin moose head against the tailored walls creates a light-hearted element of surprise. Since the wall application set Chris back approximately $1300, he saved on furniture by choosing a vintage wood dresser he scored for $125 at a flea market. Since dark-colored accessories could easily get lost in the navy blue tone of the pinstriped wall covering, bulky ultra-white vases were grouped together to create a strong contrast.
To give the living room a clean focal wall behind the fireplace, designers moved the bookshelves to the sides of the room out of the direct line of sight to the space. This helps to create the sleek, streamlined look the homeowners wanted in their updated space without sacrificing any functional storage or display space.
The lovely, smooth finishes in this modern bathroom channel spa and Asian influence. Large, neutral wall tile creates the backdrop for the woodgrain storage drawers with an elevated black countertop. The black brings a beautiful contrast to the warm, neutral color palette. The vessel sink adds a textured look.
A bulbous sink basin and swirling contemporary pendant fixture give a fun and playful vibe to this California bathroom. A wall-mounted faucet is sleek and modern, and the exotic wood veneer of the vanity stands out against the textured gray walls.
Having two islands is a major perk: one can be used for entertaining guests, and the other can be used for prepping dinner. Carrara marble tops both islands and gives the space a light and airy aesthetic.
In the kitchen, several wall cabinets and the refrigerator were moved to the opposite wall in order to create a smoother look. In its place, designers added a pair of doors to allow in plenty of natural light as well as direct access to the patio from the kitchen.
A comfortable family room includes a large leather sectional sofa for binge watching the latest TV shows. French doors open up to the home's swimming pool and patio, bringing the fresh air and sunshine into the space -- or drawing family members away from the television to enjoy the outdoors.