Calabasas Remodel: Casita Lounge

We're back in California in a beautiful home you might recognize, the Calabasas Remodel! This project has a lot of before and afters, and today we’re showing you the casita. What is a casita? It's a small space off of a home, a suite that could act as a pool house, office, or guest space.

When you first walk up to the home you'll see the casita with its own private stairway, then walk through a courtyard and into the main house. We wanted to greet all who enter with a calm color palette of white, neutrals, and blues. 

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We started by selecting this cool modern semi-flush mount fixture. 

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The nightstand has this amazing whitewash and a lattice detail on the front that feels cool and coastal. The striped lamps create a contrast that's subtle enough to feel relaxing. 

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We were going for a very coastal feel, but didn’t want it to match too closely, so we mixed woods in the furniture selections. 

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The dresser doubles as an entry console for guests and we styled it with a really cool mirror with a hooked detail that it hangs from, and then a textural white lamp and other neutral accessories.

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The room is extra long, so we put a little settee at the end of a bed. Our client actually already had one, so we just recovered it! It creates great contrast with the light tones in the bed. 

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 In a guest room, adding an extra chair is a great opportunity to create additional seating, display artwork, and it's an easy place to set down your bags. 

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When you walk out these incredible double doors you're in this outdoor space that was just made for lounging!!! Outdoor spaces are a big deal in California because it allows you to take advantage of that great weather all year. 

When designing outdoor spaces we always ground the area with an indoor/outdoor rug because you can hose them off to easily clean, but it still makes it feel like a cozy living room. This Rugby Rug was perfect with the color scheme. 

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They had one extra spot in this space that didn't have room for furniture, so we put a little bar cart which is great for entertaining. We filled it with a darling mister, a Hadley pitcher, and Faux Sage

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You've heard us talk about mixing and matching furniture pieces, but in outdoor spaces we do it a lot less. We did a matching sofa and love seat, but added in the fun eclectic textiles on the sofas. To create contrast we brought in a different coffee table. 

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Stay tuned because we have two more webisodes from this project!!