Welcome to the sun-kissed coastal vibes of Costa Mesa, California, where our recent remodeling project has turned a house into a haven of modern comfort, sprinkled with a touch of rustic charm. Our client’s vision was clear – a Modern Shaker style infused with cool tones and the preservation of the existing structure. Join us on an immersive journey through the design process that not only met but exceeded our client’s expectations.
Preserving the Foundation: One of the distinct challenges of this project was the client’s directive to keep the existing wooden floor intact and avoid structural modifications. This sparked a creative exploration of seamlessly integrating modern design while respecting the house’s inherent character. The original wooden floor, weathered and full of character, served as the metaphorical and literal foundation for our transformation.
Modern Shaker Magic: Inspired by the timeless simplicity of Shaker design principles, our approach embraced clean lines, functional furniture, and a palette that brought openness and warmth to the space. Modern Shaker is about balancing minimalism with functionality, and it proved to be the perfect aesthetic choice for our Costa Mesa abode.
Cool Tones: To infuse the space with a sense of calm and serenity, we carefully curated a palette of cool tones. Soft blues, muted grays, and crisp whites adorned the walls, creating a backdrop that allowed the existing wooden floor to shine. These cool hues not only modernized the space but also provided a canvas for the design elements that would follow.
Embellishing Support Beams: The existing support beams, once overlooked, became a canvas for our design embellishments. Rather than concealing them, we chose to celebrate their rustic charm. A gentle sanding brought out their natural beauty, and strategically placed rough-aged metal accents enhanced their character. These support beams became more than just structural necessities; they became an integral part of the design, adding authenticity to the Modern Shaker concept.
Rough Aged Metals: Infusing an industrial touch and complementing the Shaker simplicity, rough aged metals became a common thread throughout the space. From pendant lights in the kitchen to the hardware on cabinets, the juxtaposition of weathered metal against the clean lines of the Shaker style created a visually appealing contrast. It was about seamlessly marrying the old with the new, the refined with the raw.
Kitchen Elegance: The heart of any home is the kitchen, and our client desired a space that was both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Sleek Shaker-style cabinets in a cool gray hue adorned with aged brass pulls added a touch of warmth to the kitchen merging modern and rustic elements.
By preserving the original wooden floor, embellishing support beams, and adhering to the client’s vision, we achieved a space that not only met expectations but exceeded them. This remodel is a testament to the power of marrying tradition with modernity, creating a home that is both timeless and uniquely tailored to its inhabitants.