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  • Writer's pictureHelen Taylor

California Dream House: Designing with Natural Tones

Updated: Mar 14



Imagine a space where every detail contributes to a sense of warmth and serenity, with fun, artistic elements that add character and life. The walls are painted in soft, white tones that invite light to dance across the surfaces, creating a cozy blank canvas for the elements to stand out on. Designing with natural tones, textures play a crucial role in this space, with soft, plush velvets, leather, and boucle on the furniture inviting you to sink in and relax, while rough, natural textures like wood and stone add depth and a connection to the natural world.



The furniture is carefully chosen for both comfort and style, with clean lines that speak to a modern aesthetic, but with materials and finishes that add warmth and a touch of rustic elegance. Ample cozy seating options allow for a playful desire to Goldie Locks your way to your level of comfort. Each piece seems to tell a story, whether it's a handcrafted wooden coffee table or a plush, inviting sofa that beckons you to unwind.



Art is the soul of this space, with carefully curated pieces that add bursts of color, emotion, history, culture, and personality. These range from large, statement-making paintings that command attention to small, whimsical sculptures that surprise and delight. Each piece of art is thoughtfully placed to complement the room's design, adding layers of meaning and creating a dialogue between the viewer and the space.



Lighting is another key element, with a mix of sources that allow for the mood to be adjusted throughout the day. A first glance adorned with a custom Siemon & Salazar hand blown glass chandelier spanning 4 feet, allows ambient lighting and provides a gentle glow, while focused, task lighting adds clarity for reading or work.



This space is not just a room but an experience, designed to nurture the soul and inspire creativity. It's a place where life's small moments become significant, where the beauty of art meets the comfort of home, creating a sanctuary that's both inviting and inspiring.



Find how the rest of the space unveils in the posts to come!

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