The designers created a more open and inviting landing to the lower level of the home. A custom railing on the existing stairs allows light from the main floor to drift downstairs. Powder-coated metal pairs with a white oak handrail.
White walls and open spaces showcase the beautiful, blue ocean view that serves as the focal point for this Malibu home. The foyer opens to a contemporary staircase and an open-concept living room and kitchen with a rear wall made entirely of glass.
This two-story foyer features a volcanic stone clad wall which serves as a backdrop to a live edge walnut shelf. Above, the planter is finished with the home's original tongue-and-groove wood that once was on the ceiling.
Deliberate choices were made when choosing the modern art to keep this space minimal and bright while adding a touch of decor. The red and green from the plant life pop against the surrounding white walls. Dark hardwood flooring adds a warm contrast and grounds the light, airy design.
Before renovating this pre-Depression era apartment, the spaces in the home were very dark and traditional. To remedy this, designers added ambient light to brighten up the space. In this hallway, they restored the neoclassical plasterwork to highlight the architectural elegance of the space and added modern art to match the homeowner's personal style. These efforts highlight the history of the building, perfectly blending it with the modern style of the homeowner.
A broad sweep across the entry of this modern California home shows a textured fireplace surround, a dramatic wood plank accent wall and a peek at a dining area with painted Thonet chairs. A mod take on a coffered ceiling adds interest overhead.
To further play up the industrial modern cottage vibe in this small beach house, a concrete slab floor and industrial HVAC vent running through the ceiling were left in place. Shiplap was added to one accent wall to bring in that coastal element. A blue painted sliding door opens into the bathroom and brings a little bit of color to this space.
With an abundance of windows offering ample natural light, the corner of this kid's bedroom is a dedicated work and play space. A world map accent wall adds a fun pop of color and interest to the room.