San Francisco based interior designer Rachel Blindauer may have called this project a neutral retreat but what I see is an almost painterly approach to breathing new life into a mid century home. Daubs of colour flash through washes of greige, catching the eye, drawing you into a space. Calm yet colourful with a relaxed sophistication.
You know I only show you the garden posts because I’m looking for inspiration myself. Good. We’ve got that clear 🙂 I’m all in a hot tizz over this garden in Palos Verdes, California. Completed in 2000 by San Francisco based landscape architectural practice SURFACEDESIGN INC. it is a masterclass in low maintenance, drought resistant planting and dramatic yet simple hard landscaping. Garden goals I do believe.
Photography by Marion Brenner
“A compact two-story hillside mid-century received an extensive and thoughtful remodel; the only original elements to survive are the burnished block central fireplace core and the steel beams and window frames.”
Intricate details such as screens and scones were replicated and architectural materials carefully chosen. Think custom tiles, Western Red Cedar for ceilings, rift-sawn White Oak and all the modern conveniences such as a screening room. Hey it’s L.A. after all! Hill House V by The Archers.
One of my IG friends, the lovely Katie Saro, managed to score a really REALLY cheap Vladimir Kagan sofa. Maybe I hate her now. And then while I was sharing it in my IG stories and blogging last night I spotted this home with a Kagan sofa and figured it was fate and I should share the Kagan sofa love. This is Summitridge by Marmol Radziner. The Summitridge interiors are modern and feminine with strong mid-century modern European influences. We selected a primarily neutral color palette of cream, ivory, blush, and violet tones. Soft curves abound, from the mid-century Vladimir Kagan Serpentine sofa and custom Marmol Radziner round parchment coffee table in the living room to the Pierre Paulin mushroom chairs and ottomans in the family room.