This beach home in Corona del Mar California was a labor of love. It had the potential to be a beautiful Coastal home but had dark furniture and paint and lots of dark carpet and area rugs. But, it also had lots of nice white wall paneling and a great location within a few steps of the beach. The goal – keep the traditional bones of the house because they were well done, but freshen it up. I wanted it to feel like a classy beach house but with the approachability that some organic elements would add. With the incredibly awesome client’s love of a turquoise and white color scheme, we put our heads down and the re-model began.
The dining room is the first thing you see when you walk through the front door so I thought it might be a fun place to make a big statement. This Capiz shell chandelier did the trick! New French Oak floors replaced the old orangeish floors. I selected a more primitive or rugged table and chairs to play off of the formal walls to achieve a more comfortable feel. Painted the walls Provence Crème by Benjamin Moore.
Yes, here it is, the outdated orangie (if that’s a word) (and can you tell I don’t like that color of wood?) and brown furniture with those brass chandeliers with funky little shades that never stay straight.
Lots of different textures give the neutral sofa and chairs a lot of interest. Popped it with the turquoise ottoman and toss pillows. Grounded it with more texture - the seagrass rug!
The original orangey, brown living area!
Yep yep! This is a show stopper! I would give you the wall color but you'll have to hire me first! My clients love this room and it is a far cry from where it started!!
First, get rid of that carpet. I had customized this bed for the store, lowering the posts a bit and when my client saw it, she had to have it. Since it has clean straight lines, I added the reclaimed wood nightstands to make it feel more collected. I think the sand color related so well to the whole Coastal theme.
At first my client didn’t want to redo the sunroom but after they lived there awhile the space became one of their favorites for morning reading. So, lucky me got to give it a nice overhaul. I wanted to paint it green since you see so much blue sky because blue and green are so pretty against each other in nature. Went with a small, white slip covered sofa by Lee and a small scaled chair in the accent color. I’m glad these client’s like fun chandeliers because this little Bohemian jewel adds a lot of personality. The little mirrored scatter tables are perfect for them because they can move them around and set their laptop or coffee or wine on them. The swing in the corner is the best! Or maybe the lamb’s fur throw is the best part. I think they are set up for some great conversations in that little gem of a room.