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  • Thousand Oaks Living Room - Full View

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Thousand Oaks Living Room Re-Do

This particular client wanted his empty living room to have a funky and hip vibe that reflected his personality and interests.  He had already painted and put new flooring in, but he was not sure how to put the room together to have the level of comfort and coolness he was looking for.  That’s where I came in.  After getting to know him during our initial consultation, I knew that I wanted to feature his love of the outdoors, his global travels, and his passion for running.  Using a mix of finishes, textures, styles and gem-toned colors against the existing gray neutrals allowed me to do this.  The geometric patterned rug plays off of the large-scale blue zebra pattern on the chair, beautifully.  The transitional lines of the emerald green velvet sofa compliment the more modern lines of the tan leather sofa, and both provide ample seating for guests.  The petrified wood coffee table is both functional and sculptural, as is the walnut bookcase. Metal accent tables in different finishes add to the curated look of this room.  A bar height table and chairs were added to the adjacent room not only to provide an extra eating area, but to also help tie the two parts of this open space together.  Lastly, several of the client’s many race bibs and running medals were displayed art-gallery style all along the narrow hallway.  This once empty living room is now alive with bold color and style that uniquely reflects this client’s personality.

Environmentally friendly materials used in this project include locally made goods, FSC-certified wood for custom side chair, bookcase and sofa frames, environmentally friendly foam in all upholstery, low-voc finishes, natural fiber rug and leather hides.

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  • Environmentally Friendly Kitchen Remodel

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Lynn Ranch Kitchen Remodel

This beautiful kitchen makes the most of the existing space for the family of four.  These clients wanted their small, dated kitchen to meet the needs of a busy family while also being light, inviting and compatible with the California Ranch Style architecture of the house.  The top three main complaints the clients had with their current kitchen were: congestion, not enough storage and inadequate lighting.  The clients enjoy cooking and entertaining, so the first order of business was to remove a wall to allow for better traffic mobility throughout the kitchen.  Next, I designed a layout that would supply ample storage with deep drawers, customized pullouts and a built-in pantry.  We also had soffits removed and the ceiling raised to match the higher ceiling lines in the adjacent hallways.  Adding recessed lighting, pendant lighting, under cabinet and interior cabinet lighting went a long way to brighten the space, as well as adding light colored surfaces, and replacing the existing window and family room slider.  The end result was a welcoming, highly functional and classic kitchen that this family can enjoy for years to come.

Environmentally friendly materials for this project include FSC lumber for custom cabinetry, locally made custom cabinetry, low-VOC paint for walls and cabinetry, zero-VOC hand glazed recycled ceramic tile, USA-made appliances, energy efficient appliances and plumbing fixtures, LED lighting, home automation, Greenguard Certified hardwood flooring and natural fiber rug.

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  • Living Room Update

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Lynn Ranch Living Room Update

The owners of this home were looking to complete their home renovation with new furniture that represented their style and tied in the natural elements found in the rest of the house.  The living room already had a beautiful fireplace and was freshly painted in a soft yellow.  Navy blue and cream furnishings and different wood-tones brought in warmth and coziness to the large space.

Environmentally friendly materials for this project include a coffee table made of reclaimed wood, made in the USA custom, upholstered furniture that is EFEC certified, (Enhancing Furnitures Environmental Culture), locally made window treatment,locally made FSC-certified American Walnut custom sofa table, and reuse of client’s accessories.

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Thousand Oaks Living Room & Family Room Update

This living room and family room got complete makeovers that transformed them from dated to fresh.  Instead of removing the wall mirrors in the living room, they were updated with molding, creating a unique accent wall that complements the furnishings.  The fireplace was decluttered and modernized with glass crystals.  Most of the furniture was replaced, but some accent pieces were kept to help transition the space from dated to classic.  Updating a space does not have to mean that everything needs to be replaced.  Pieces with history add a personal touch that can help achieve a timeless look.

The family room features custom cube storage ottomans made by the clients themselves, as well as their own original nature photographs.  These clients really took an active role in transforming their rooms, applying their talents to several aspects of the project.

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  • Contemporary Floating Shelves - Living Room

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Newbury Park Contemporary Living

The owners of this hillside home wanted to update their entry way, living room and dining room to reflect their personalities and increase the function of their spaces for their family of five.  Copper mosaic tile was applied to the fireplace, custom designed cabinetry and wall shelving created an entryway and media center, and textured ceramic tile was applied to an accent wall in the dining room to create texture and depth.  The success of this detailed project was made possible by a close collaboration between designer, clients and sub-contractors.  All custom cabinetry and shelving crafted locally by Jason Plew of Vintage Woodwork.

Other updates included replacing a plate glass sidelight with custom leaded glass designed and fabricated by a local artist, made-to-order wall sconce, locally made custom seating, roller shades for two sliders and dining room furniture.

Environmentally friendly materials for this project included products made in USA or Canada, recycled copper and ceramic for both the fireplace and dining room tile, sustainably forested American wood, local fabrication of furniture, GreenGuard roller shades, natural fiber rugs, and the reuse of some existing furniture.  The clients generously donated their unwanted furniture to a local charity.

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Simi Valley Kitchen Renovation

An outdated kitchen was given an update by refinishing the existing cabinetry, adding new granite counters, redesigning the peninsula counter for more functionality, adding a full face porcelain, travertine and copper backsplash, and replacing the flooring with porcelain “wood-look” planks.  Now this warm, stylish kitchen goes well with the Old World style and charm found in the rest of the house.

Other updates around the house included enclosing a liquor cabinet in the dining room and adding a pony wall that doubles as a bar and buffet.  Window treatments were added in the guest room, master bedroom and master bathroom.

Environmentally friendly materials for this project included using recycled materials, refinishing existing cabinetry, and updating light fixtures with more efficient fixtures.

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Lake Sherwood House Makeover

This beautiful house sits on a hill right above a picturesque lake in Southern California.  The owner was very unhappy with her house and wanted a change that would reflect who she and her husband are.  I suggested incorporating the beauty of their outdoor surroundings within their home to create a classic and serene home; a home where they could both be comfortable in and proud of.

Environmentally friendly materials used in this project include:  furniture made with responsibly forested wood and natural materials, locally made furniture, reupholstering existing furniture, natural fiber rugs and low voc-paint.

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Easy Living Room Update

This living room furniture saw new life with custom-made slipcovers.

Environmentally friendly materials included in this project: reusing existing furniture, natural linen fabric and local manufacturing.

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Teen Bedroom Makeover

This is a makeover of a previous project entitled Tween Girl’s Bedroom. The cottage furniture was kept, but the color pallet was updated to reflect this vibrant teen’s current style. The addition of string lights and Chinese paper lanterns adds a hip touch while still keeping the design simple and grown up.

Environmentally friendly materials used included in this project:  reusing existing furniture and Sherwin-Williams Harmony Zero-VOC paint.

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  • A custom window seat cushion unifies the space by coordinating with the grey velvet dining chairs.

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Living Areas Refresh

Not all projects need to be large, costly remodels.  Sometimes all that’s needed is a little update to freshen up a space.  This young family’s home already had good basics, it just needed a little style refresh to tie it all together.  Small changes can add big style and impact.  Using much of the client’s existing items kept this project  environmentally friendly.  

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  • Space Plan

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Game Room

 This game room provides teens with a cool place to hang out and play video games, board games, or music.

Environmentally friendly materials used included in this project:  Benjamin Moore low VOC-paint, unfinished wood furniture and reused furniture.

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  • Blue walls provide nice contrast to bold colors.

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Tween Girl’s Bedroom

This bedroom makeover shows the pre-teen’s love of bright colors and matches her exuberant personality.

Environmentally friendly materials used included in this project:  low VOC-paint, USA-made Ethan Allen furniture and locally-made custom window treatments.

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Contemporary Farmhouse Kitchen

Country elements and stainless-steel appliances combine to create a beautiful, functional kitchen.

Environmentally friendly materials used included in this project:  Dunn-Edwards low VOC paint, Cerdomus “green tile” flooring, Environmental Stewardship Program cabinetry by Wellborn, USA made Viking appliances, USA made Kohler sink.

 

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