Beautifully designed by one of the most talented interior designers in America, Barclay Butera, this shingle California home exudes timeless elegance with a casual feel. Here, the designer share more details about this project:
“The home was originally purchased by a dear friend after her divorce and when we asked her what her dream design aesthetic would be, she said “tranquil.” That one word was the mantra for everything we did throughout the design process. From fabrics to furnishings, our goal was to deliver the idea of floating on a big fluffy cloud over an ocean of sea life and muted, oceans of green. Call it sea foam if you must. Even the paint color we used throughout the home was named Tranquility (by Benjamin Moore).
The home was your typical track home from early 2000, with dark cabinets, dark floors, and consistently dark and drab paint colors. We painted all the existing cabinets and built-ins White by Dunn Edwards to lift the spirit of the home. In the great room, because of the high ceilings, we added V Groove horizontal paneling and finished it in driftwood white to add a beachy, worn-over-time touch which made the room feel cozier. Slipcovered sofas, raffias and rope accents on soft neutral area rugs complete the airy vibe. Kitchen cabinets and the adjoining room built-in were graced with the same white-wash. The spaces came alive and were the perfect backdrop for soft, subtle green and chocolate. The master bedroom was not a large space (the bathroom was bigger) so we kept the entire room very subtle. Even though the duvet and euro shams are in a bold Celerie Kimble print, the colors are understated. The headboard is upholstered in a natural raw silk. Beachy art adds to the feeling of relaxation. Horizontal stripes, cream sheers on burnished bamboo rods let light filter in but allow the homeowner to view the outdoors!”
Read on and take notes on all sources, paint colors and more!
This is the kind of home you don’t want to leave! Every space feels comfortable and comforting…and you truly can’t help but feel happy in here!
The designer added horizontal v-groove paneling to add a casual, coastal look to the living room. It works beautifully with the decor and the height of the ceiling.
The soft green paint color is Benjamin Moore Tranquilly.
Drapes and Chair Cushions – Windsor Smith for Kravet Inc.
Pillows are Barclay Butera for Kravet Inc fabric used – pillows are custom made in house.
The v-groove walls were custom painted and distressed to give it a worn-over-time look.
Sofa is custom Barclay Butera Home (BBH), called the Stradford.
Chairs – Ralph Lauren – Barrymore.
Coffee table – Ralph Lauren – Modern Barn.
End tables – Restoration Hardware.
Leather cubes – Custom Soho cubes from Barclay Butera Home.
Art is original home owners art.
Cabinet is a custom piece by Barclay Butera Home.
The dining room features a subtle color palette but it carries a strong personality. I am loving the dining table and the leather chairs.
The linear chandelier is Restoration Hardware.
Custom Leather chairs are Barclay Butera Home.
The vendor for the table is no longer in business.
Art is original clients art.
This kitchen nook is comfy and very inviting! The kitchen cabinet paint color is White by Dunn Edwards. Walls are Benjamin Moore Tranquilly.
Table is Noir Furniture.
Chairs are custom Barclay Butera Home.
The home office features French doors to front porch.
Desk is Baker Milling Road.
Chairs are Guy Chaddock.
Drapery Celerie Kemble for Schumacher.
Lamps – Jamie Young.
The master bedroom was not a large space so the designer kept the entire room very subtle. Even though the duvet and euro shams are in a bold Celerie Kimble print, the colors are understated. The headboard is upholstered in a natural raw silk.
Drapery – Barclay Butera for Kravet Inc.
Rug – Kravet Inc.
Bed – Hickory Chair.
Bedding – Celerie Kemble for Schumacher.
Pillows – Custom BBH using Kravet fabric.
Lamps – Ralph Lauren.
Shades – Jamie Young.
Art – Wendover Art.
Side Tables – Currey & Co.
The breakfast nook opens to an expansive patio with Bluestone and concrete pavers.
Isn’t this pergola stunning?! I love how it contrasts with shingled siding.
Green never looked so beautiful!
Isn’t this a great place for a cocktail? 🙂
What a peaceful place! I could stay here for a long time listening to the water and feeling the sunshine…
Hi, my friends!
I hope you enjoyed seeing this house tour as much as I did. Barclay knows how to make any space feels just like home… I adore his work.
Have a great day, everyone. Be safe, be healthy and smile as often as you can. 🙂
We’ll talk tomorrow!
Luciane from HomeBunch.com