We’re back with our Orange County Ranch Remodel! Last time we shared the exterior, the entry, the sitting and dining rooms. And now we're moving on to the living and kitchen!
When you first walk into the home, you step into the entry and you immediately see the living room. Our client does a lot of hosting, so it needed to be an inviting place to hang out in.
Get caught up with the rest of this project by touring the entry, sitting, and dining room in part one's photo tour and webisode, and the guest suite in part three's webisode and blog post. Oh, and don't miss the feature in Domino!!!
We started with comfortable, custom upholstery! That was important to our client. Everything is soft and cozy, but durable. Our client loves to host her grandkids, so we needed to prepare for that. Typically, you don't think of doing lighter fabrics in spaces like this, but we were able to find fabric that was durable and could be easily cleaned.
Our client wanted a coastal look, but we didn't want to stick to a strict blue and white color palette. We incorporated some soft greens and a mauve tone in the artwork. These little hints of color help break up the palette in a way that keeps things interesting, and a little bit more eclectic. But it still feels coastal!
We use one of our very favorite lamps in this project! This forged iron tripod base grounds the corner of the space. You know we have to have a hint of black in every project, and this light does just that! It conveniently ties in with the hardware, and carries through into almost every space in the home.
To keep things continuous there’s vertical paneling on the walls in the living room that we carried throughout the home. In the kitchen we made a statement by doing paneling on the front of the fridge.
Typically, you change up one thing in the kitchen to avoid a matchy-matchy look. So maybe you'll change the island color or the countertops. We felt like this kitchen needed both, making it very unique!!
The island changed quite a bit. It now has more of a work table style, where there's an open end on one side to display dishes. We used a black with inky blue in this space, proving you can totally mix black and blue!! The paint color is Deepest Sea by Dunn Edwards.
The deep indigo and cream are a nod to the coastal theme, while a stripe always feels nautical, making the Denim Ticking Runner ideal for this space.
There was a lot of back and forth with the light selection, but we finally settled on these really great glass and brass pendants. We love that the lights mix things up a bit, because the other finishes in this space are a satin nickel. We needed a hint of brass without going overboard.