The house sits facing the Pacific, with other islands visible on the distant horizon. Newly built in a remote location, it didn’t yet have a personality of its own. There was no clue that a vibrant California family with friends and children would occupy it as a vacation home.
We were greeted with lots of brown wood, a beige palette and none of the color and verve of the family about to move in. The task was coming up with an overall design, planning the spaces, selecting materials, finishes and other specifications including lighting, door and cabinet hardware section and the purchasing of furnishings and window treatments. And it had to be done on a tight budget.