Hello and Happy New year! My Builder Grade to Tailor Made project, featured in the Winter issue of CA Home and Design, will be on newsstands through the beginning of 2023, so let’s continue the deep dive into this amazing home!

Here is where we ended our last post.

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Now let’s whip our head back and forth to the flip side of the kitchen, where my daring clients went for a blue and orange color scheme (still pulling from that dining room wallpaper).

The orange rug from Beni is the softest rug I have ever felt underfoot, and the Zak + Fox striped sofa from Clad Home might be my favorite yet (don’t tell anyone).

The mix of textures on this side of the room is divine (ceramic, wood, leather, metal), and makes the home feel “collected”, which is important in a new-build.

In the other corner, we have a matching sconce from Allied Maker, more leather and wood for a grounding, masculine touch, and a custom built in with adjustable shelves for my literary powerhouse of a client!

We notched the wood in the unit so that the shelves could be moved and adjusted, for his amazing collection of books (and awards!).

Heading to the second level, we applied natural textures to the stairs and pendant for a soft flow, and picked a vintage runner to spice up the hallway.

As mentioned in my previous post… the clients have great taste in art, which made accessorizing a breeze.

For our princess bedroom, we sourced vintage items (rug, dresser and that drool-worthy chandelier) to go with the bed already provided.

We only had the TINIEST little space for nightstands, so we custom built them in oak to match.

We also custom made this cozy reading nook for rainy-day lounging (I love the reeded detail on the drawers for added texture).

Finally, we reach the primary bedroom, where the requirement was “layered calm”.

We optimized a more muted color palette, while keeping things interesting with additional custom work (bed), vintage pieces (night stands) and cocoon like curtains.

How cool and funky is that floor lamp? Give me a client who embraces the “weird” and they are my collaborative soul mate!

Again with the funk… I want to do the tango with this curvy girl (snagged fromĀ 45 Three Modern Vintage Home)!

Thanks again to Zeke Ruelas and CJ for photos and styling, to Seaworthy Woodwork for the custom carpentry, and most of all to my colorful, cool, risk taking clients. You made this job a joy!