Stretching our coastal modern muscles quite a bit lately has been major fun. Especially in this recent project, a fully remodeled home in Marina Del Rey, a highly desirable area of Southern California typified by its proximity to the beach and its enviable moderate climate. Our longtime clients flip a lot of homes all over LA, and their style includes opening up older homes to fully open-concept floor plans. This beauty is no exception. We brought a little Eastside Mid Century modern hip to the table with this one, through simple, clean lines, textural neutrals and a hint of indigo. All photos by Christopher Lee
A pair of Mid Century modern chairs (a Coaster Furniture repro of West Elm's Show Wood chair) stand up to a modern gray sofa and a Room + Board credenza. A large B&W framed sailboat print commands a large wall while a kilim pouf sits on a neutral rug.
We love the posters we find at Paper Source -- and the price (about $4 each!) -- and we have several we've gotten framed. This cheeky fellow presides over a corner in the living room, sharing space with West Elm's caramel leather side chair. When in doubt over what else to fill a corner? We always answer that question with the words "Fiddle leaf fig tree!"
A side table gets our signature stack of books -- with a Japanese iron teapot perched on top. A simple geometric dot pattern rug creates interest on the floor without overwhelming the room with color. Blue pillows echo the art, a vintage print found at a thrift shop.
A weathered wood dining table shares space with a set of six modern chairs with metal bases from Living Spaces. We like to keep decor simple in dining rooms, so a tall vase with foliage, a rustic wooden bowl and some brass urchin objects are all we needed. Tucked under the kitchen island are CB2's industrial metal counter stools.
It's all in the details. In a bedroom, a dresser top is treated to a coastal style vase and simple foliage stop a stack of books -- with some beads thrown in. It all sits in an unfinished wooden tray.