VITAE II: A Costa Mesa Residence

Facing the creative challenge to stage two separate residences for our developer client, Planet Home Living, we decided to give each one its own distinct personality. VITAE I is all coastal blues, whites and indigo Shibori. VITAE II has an earthier palette with Navajo influences and a color palette that embraces both a warm rose and hits of black. All photos by Christopher Lee

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A dark gray sectional sofa from Wayfair contrasts with layered rugs -- one seagrass with fringe and the other a Navajo-inspired kilim. Urban Outfitters sconces warm up a corner

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White molded plastic Eames chairs around a World Market farmhouse table in this open-concept dining room. Cement pendants hang over a large kitchen island.

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A geometric wallpaper defines a built-in desk for a central homework spot or a chance to catch up on a little work from home.

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Room + Board's matte black coffee table is a grounding element against the rug's earthy colors.

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The master bedroom, with soft rose and crisp black against white linen. The Target mirror is just the dramatic energy we needed on an adjacent wall.

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We love using rustic ladders to hold extra textiles. The rug picks up on warm pink and taupe tones. Simple black sconces and nightstands add a touch of gravity.

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Linens are from H&M Home and various etsy sellers. We source from all over and reach for what catches our eye.

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Not ones to leave out the details, we love adding organic and earthy touches to bathrooms when staging.

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A peek into a guest bedroom shows one of our fave color combos: Millennial pink with tropical green -- and a fave motif, the palm leaf. A white shag rug underfoot feels cozy. Urban Outfitters makes the chair.

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The roofline next door creates "art" above the bed. Urban Outfitters makes the adorable gumball sconces and those nightstands are a Target Threshold item.

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That awesome round pink mirror? Oh yes, that's from Umbra.

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We collaborated with clothing designer Amuse Society to dress the studio/office space. Urban Outfitters work stools surround a John Boos bar-height work table.

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A World Market chair sports a cute 'lil' kilim pillow and a pink tie-dye throw from Urban Outfitters.

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