Today we are excited to share how we created a beautiful and functional space in the light-filled loft of our Family Ties Custom Build. Using comfortable furniture, warm woods, and soft textiles, we created a room perfect for lounging and studying. Read on to get a similar look in your own home!
When creating a space where you kids will want to hang out, we try to find the perfect balance between comfort, function, and beauty. In our Double Eagle Project, we transformed a light-filled loft into a room where everyone can hang out comfortably and upkeep is effortless. Take a peek!
Builder: Cole West Homes
Photography: Mykals Architectural Photography
Today, I have another beautiful space to share of our coastal bohemian Las Palmas project. Adjacent to the fresh white kitchen, is a casual family lounge space of soft neutrals, vintage textiles, weathered woods, and hints of black. Enjoy! If you missed it, check out the rest of this pretty coastal home: kitchen, master bathroom, and living and dining rooms.
In this open-concept project, it was important that the design of this little lounge space blend seamlessly with the crisp clean feel of the adjacent kitchen. We continued the Royal Oak Canewood floors from the kitchen into the space and kept with Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace on the walls. This beautiful white paint is a cool hued white that reads bright and fresh in light-filled spaces.
We defined the space as separate from the kitchen with a beautiful neutral rug. It has a subtle black geometric pattern for a fresh take on Moroccan. We made sure that the rug was wool so that it would wear well in this much used family space. Continuing our neutral foundation, we selected a comfortable linen sectional. When using light upholstery for furniture, we like selecting an indoor/outdoor fabric that repels stains, or choosing a slipcovered sofa that can be washed.
To add depth and modern polish, we accented the space with black. We chose a black and brass midcentury floor lamp (or here for a similar look for less), a unique Z-shaped side table, simple black curtain rods, and an industrial ceiling fan that takes advantage of coastal breezes. These black accents add an interesting edge to the coastal space and keep it feeling fresh.
On top of the all these neutrals, we layered vintage textiles and weathered wood for warmth. Contrasting colors and patterns in vintage throw pillows helps the new space feel lived in and unique. Last week I shared a round up of affordable vintage pillows, or check here, here, here and here for a few more that caught my eye.
This weathered wood coffee table is a favorite of mine for adding a subtle coastal feel to a space (or check out this sea grass wrapped table for another beautiful option). We added other organic hints of the coast in the styling of the coffee table with a pretty natural wood bowl and aqua glass beads. We finished the table with books, coasters, a black candle with a rich scent and a black ceramic planter with a pop of green. If you missed our post on styling with succulents, check it out for ideas and favorite plants to use.
This breezy coastal bohemian family room has a fresh neutral foundation layered with vintage textiles, warm woods, and hints of black. To recreate a similar look in your own space, check out the resources below. Thanks for stopping by today!
Get the Look
Today I have a total transformation to share with you. I had the pleasure of updating the kitchen and family room spaces of a home for a client who wanted light and bright spaces for her children and grandchildren to visit. The whole feeling of these rooms changed from dark and dated to fresh and inviting. Check out the before and after pictures of the Olympic way project below.
The first and most impactful step of this remodel was paint. By painting all the walls, trim and bookshelves white it dramatically brightened the spaces. The color is Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore. It is one of my go to white paints. To see more white paint options you can browse my white paint guide here.
Next, the dark inset carpet was replaced with light gray carpet. Between the paint and the carpet the whole feeling of the room was lifted, creating a fresh foundation for new furnishings.
My client wanted to entertain and have it be a family friendly space so I choose a large sectional in a textured gray linen fabric and upholstered chairs for plenty of comfortable seating. Pink and coral accents with vintage textiles and warmth from natural wood planters give the space color and interest.
One of my favorite updates are the bookshelves. Styled with new accents and some old treasures, they became a bright and beautiful focal point for the room.
The kitchen got a fresh makeover with a new 3×6 Calcutta tile backsplash that extends to the ceiling for a more modern, custom look. The counters are polished Calacatta Gold marble and look beautiful with the refaced white shaker style cabinetry. Matte black hardware and faucets give the space a refined, modern edge.
A large rectangular lantern in the kitchen nook pairs well with the black accents from the kitchen. By removing existing cabinetry the space became bright and open. A clean, modern wall of black framed family pictures was all the space needed to feel complete with a little personality. This is a great example of one of my designing mantras – less is more! I love this fresh, crisp space.
Thank you for sharing in the transformation of the Olympic Way project. For a list of resources and to get the look see below. Have a wonderful day!
- Backsplash – 3×6 Calcutta Marble tile
- Counters – Calacatta Gold
- Black Faucet – More Black Hardware Ideas Here
- Upholstered Furniture and Coffee Table and Barstools – Restoration Hardware
- Large Area Rug
- Wood Side Table – Similar Here
- Black Side Table
- Dining Lantern
- Gallery Wall Frames – 24″ square with an 11×11 picture
- Dining Chairs – Similar Here
- Dining Table Similar – Here
Get The Look
Recently, I had the pleasure of working on a home for a young, Southern California family with a love of clean lines and a white palette. They wanted a home with a modern coastal look that was polished, yet livable. It was a lot of fun realizing their vision, creating fresh, comfortable spaces for them to live in and entertain. I’m excited to share the family room of the Estillo project with you today.
When shopping for white furniture, we looked at Restoration Hardware. My client knew they wanted white seating but wanted to be able to clean it easily and have it wear well. Restoration has a huge selection of modern and transitional furniture pieces to choose from, but more importantly their perennial fabrics were a perfect option for the white furniture in the room.
Since all the walls were painted white (Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee), we picked a charcoal rug for high traffic and to ground the space. It’s nice when white is the main color in a space to create contrast and take some of the cleaning pressure off with a rug that doesn’t show wear.
With such a clean, minimal foundation, we decided to add vintage textiles to the sofas. I love adding the boldness of black against white for a more polished look. The unique patterns and colors of the hand-woven pillows pulled the space together,creating a more comfortable, casual vibe.
The accessories in the room were key. The large wood coffee table created a perfect space to add some style with unique objects and coffee table books. Some of my favorites were the brass vases and a marble tray that could work later for serving. Then, I added an organic element of live greenery. Plants always add so much to a space.
From the sideboard to the european oak flooring, the light wood neutrals in the space blend with the light pallette of the room and add to the modern, coastal style.
Thank you for checking out the Estillo project family room. To see more of this project stay tuned. I will be sharing the kitchen soon. To get a similar look for your own home see below. Have a wonderful day!
- Rug – Similar
- Side Table
- Floor Lamp – Similar
- Table Lamp – Ralph Lauren
- Sideboard – Similar
- Coffee Table Books – Juxtaposition Home
- Brass Vases and Here