It was a great day at the Studio when the homeowners of Cool and Casual walked through our doors! They brought to us an almost blank slate and said make it look coastal but not "beachy," modern but not too modern, and use some of our already owned traditional pieces if you can. Our answer - "yes, please!"
The house itself, which was built by Shelter Custom Homes and designed by the Clark Design Group, has some pretty modern design details and elements to it. The owner had already decided to do a lot of shiplap as well as some board and batten, but she had also chosen some more eclectic and global tile for her bathrooms. She also wanted to include some photos and elements from their recent South African trip. We chose to steer the client more towards embracing the modern elements of her home while incorporating those global textures and patterns in her decor and artwork. It features coastal inspired artwork, paired with soft materials, ethnic patterns, and washed or bleached wood. The result is a home that feels fresh and light but also embracing and not too cold. The best part....the homeowner's LOVE it! And after all, that is the most important :)