Behind The Scenes: California Eclectic

February 28, 2020

For our most recent project, we had a lot of fun working with a young professional couple again. They recently moved from Venice, California, to Manhattan Beach to be closer to the water. Since we had the experience of working with them on their previous home, we had a good understanding of their personal aesthetic, which we were able to incorporate into their new home. We designed this home to be bold, colorful, and reflective of a playful beach lifestyle.


The colorful multi-use space shows off the couple’s personality and style. We paired the dining table with a combination of chairs and bench for casual seating with a mid-century inspired light fixture by Circa Lighting.


We utilized the couple’s art collection as inspiration to continue the pops of bold color throughout. The vintage buffet and record player are both unique and special. The record player was passed down from the husband’s grandmother!

In the living space, the couples has vintage lounge chairs and we added a custom designed coffee table-ottoman combo by Shanna Shryne Design made using fabric from Knoll.


The mix of colors, shapes, textures, and angles is what really makes this room so vibrant.



The quartz kitchen island is lit by two blue raindrop Firefrost Pendant lights from Tech Lighting. The spot provides a more casual place to eat, with custom barstools from Shanna Shryne Design. The backsplash is quartz and the cabinets are walnut.



We placed an oversized mirror on the wall of this staircase to compliment the window and reflect back ocean views and light into the home. The mid-century mobile is sculpture and plays off the home’s beach location.



One of the best parts of working with this couple again was the trust they had in our vision for utilizing bold and exciting wall coverings! The vivid Blue Waves by Krane was designed to be placed on the ceiling and brings out the blue in the Christian Lacroix metallic floral paper. The space its grounded by a countertop made from an extra thick slab of matte concrete.


The combination of bright blue with an exotic plant motif makes a statement, and there is no room in the house better to go bold in than a powder room.  The lighting comes from Circa Lighting.



For one of the guest bedrooms, we went a bit more whimsical and chose a tropical wall covering by Osborne & Little, and continued the blue tones with a ceramic lamp.



In this guest bathroom, wavy wall coverings evoke a mix of surf and clouds, and keep the beach vibe going.



We wanted the master bedroom to be calm and serene, so we chose a muted grasscloth paper by Phillip Jefferies. The nightstands by Made Goods carry the grass cloth texture on them.



We tied the master bathroom to the bedroom by utilizing the same wall coverings. The curved shapes in the wall coverings contrasts nicely with the geometric shapes of the sconces and tile floor.


The tile used on the bathroom walls comes from Walker Zanger, and wave print wall coverings from Osborne & Little give it the perfect high-end beach touch.


In the end, we were able to design a home that was bright, expressive, and reflected its oceanside location in a lively and stylish way.

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