I started the design work on this dreamy modern beach house in August 2015 when it wa sin the framing stages. I actually don't have pictures of that. This is the oldest progress photo I could find in my iphone of the plaster going on. It shows you that this house was as new construction as it gets.
It was a ball working with the nicest couple who were literally building their dream home. When someone lets you and your family use their vacation home in Palm Springs for the weekend an dinvites you over for sausage and peppers, its true love. They knew what they wanted yet were also open to mixing it up in regards to materials, color choices, and window placements. The architect was not as happy with me coming in and changing his initial concepts :/
We ended up with one showstopper of a modern kitchen that is the heart of the open floor plan. Yes,that is walnut cabinets in the middle and island sections, and glossy white cabinets on the ends. Back painted back splash, open shelves, and a drywall hood.
Directly across from the kitchen is the walnut wood clad fireplace surround and TV niche. And a concise living/dining room arrangement with tall 10' ceilings and polished concrete slab floors. Check out that rad custom blue velvet sectional by Clad Home.
My favorite part of this home is the stunning entry foyer. Its large, bright, effortlessly relaxed, inviting and minimal. The door was painted orange to match the doors of the Parker Hotel in Palm Springs - where the couple was married. The materials gently mix references to both the local beach with the cable tie railings, white washed oak flooring, and large sisal rug as well as the mod hipness of the Palm Springs desert that the couple adores. There is even a built in floating credenza for additional storage.
I will take you upstairs to view more of this amazing home in tomorrow's post.