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TWO years in the making : Palos Verdes Estates remodel + design project revealed

TWO years! The scope of work very quickly changed from a small renovation to a down-to-the-studs complete rebuild. This home is the house my client grew up in and he wanted it to feel new, which was definitely the motivation behind the massive renovation. He and his wife, a super talented hair stylist, are big fans of an edgy look, very little color, and lots of black accents. It feels so good to finally show off this house, having worked on every tiny detail from the style of the baseboards, to the design of the stair railing to the kitchen cabinets.

So - here we go - let's start with the entry. If you're buying a door, always go dutch. That's my rule.

We went with an unexpected chrome console table and a pair of faux shagreen grey lamps. The ottomans and art add just the right amount of interest.

Across from the entry we created a comfy sitting area as a way to formalize this space, but using swivel chairs that create a more relaxed lounge atmosphere.

The photo below shows the layout of the first floor well. All open plan which allows for light to pour in.

Below my addition of a color in the navy velvet dining chairs and a brutalist style chandelier create a bit of drama in the dining area.

On to the kitchen! My clients love to cook so we have a double wall oven, warming tray, and stove top.

Below we designed an EXTRA LARGE drawer under the stove top for pots and pans. There's a drawer within this EXTRA LARGE drawer for lids and cooking utensils. Stone is Panda White.

Into the family room where my clients LOVE to hang. This sectional by American Leather company is extra inviting. We added a custom ottoman to tuck under the coffee table for the option to throw your feet up on a soft surface when watching a film or the game. Pillows are custom made. Drapery by Galaxy Draperies. Flip through the slideshow to see the largest TELEVISION IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. Kidding. Kind of. Our clients love their large television - and sound quality is SUPER important. Therefore we built a custom cabinet to surround the television and speakers. We styled it with pottery by Brad Chambers, friend of my clients. Needed to add that organic touch and pops of white.

Why is the powder room always a FAVORITE? We are obsessed with the Icelandic white marble stone - it's so alive and unexpected.

Heading upstairs we opted for a more tranquil vibe with a touch of edge. Moments of chrome keep the place rock n roll enough for our clients. The master suite slideshow photos show the bedroom, a custom designed master closet including a rolling bar height island with tons of storage as well the master bath which has all the luxuries you want - double sink, a luxurious large steam shower, lots of light via sky lights and customized storage.

Our clients' beautiful baby girl's bedroom and bathroom below.

Thank you for reading - see you next time!

All photography by Tessa Neustadt.

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