This California House Blends Conventional and Eclectic Kinds

After a small woodworking mission and some mini updates at one consumer’s residence, co-founders Leigh Lincoln and Aly Morford of Pure Salt Interiors bought the long-awaited name: The house owner was prepared to finish a full renovation of their home in-built 1998 in Huntington Seashore, California. “The home was a regular single-family residence that had withstood just a few many years of affection and use,” Morford says. “Like most tract properties just a few many years previous, it was not probably the most purposeful for this younger household (assume compartmentalized rooms and unused house).”

Pure Salt Interiors got down to maximize each sq. foot of the four-bedroom, four-bathroom residence by opening up the ground plan and embracing indoor-outdoor dwelling. The kitchen was given an overhaul that features a large, cozy banquette. The bottom ground was utterly refurnished. Upstairs, the bogs had been gutted, the bedrooms had been styled, and a loft was added as a household hangout spot. Exterior, the design workforce created a pool home from scratch—with assist from builder C. Jones & Firm and architect Trifon Metodiev at Vulkan Architects—as a hub for entertaining.

As a inventive, the house owner’s style is barely eclectic and blended with a standard sensibility, however she “loves the expertise of a luxurious resort” and is aware of “the significance of setting the suitable tone,” Lincoln says. In order that they leaned into wealthy supplies together with navy blue velvet upholstery, black-and-white marble tiles, deep inexperienced paint, pink onyx counter tops, and assertion wallpaper, all of which Lincoln says are “components that stand out and spark dialog with out overwhelming the attention.”


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The house now balances conventional glamour with a pure, clear aesthetic. Lincoln says, “We wished to honor the love they’ve for his or her residence by turning it right into a extra purposeful house for them to develop into for a lot of extra years to come back.”

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Q & A

Home Stunning: What had been the largest hurdles throughout the mission? How did you pivot?

Aly Morford: Building for this mission started on the onset of COVID-19, so all of the hallmarks of a pandemic mission had been entrance and middle—labor shortages, provide chain points, and common uncertainty about learn how to transfer ahead on all sides. However we discovered our means with loads of endurance and labored with our workforce to verify the house was purposeful whereas we discovered learn how to function on this new panorama. From a design perspective, engaged on this residence pushed us creatively, which is an thrilling problem! We love including a twist to our traditional coastal aesthetic with distinctive touches that we wouldn’t naturally gravitate towards however that utterly go well with this house.

HB: The place did nearly all of the finances go?

Leigh Lincoln: A whole lot of the finances went to the downstairs stage. The good room bought a serious improve with a renovated kitchen, the addition of a customized eating banquette, a beautiful bar in-built, and all new furnishings for the dwelling house. It was nicely value it to create a gathering house for this household to come back collectively and luxuriate in one another’s firm and to offer an area the place they’ll host loads of household and pals. And [the client] invested in woodwork for the house total, so a wholesome quantity of the finances additionally went into the small customized touches that set this residence aside.

HB: How did you lower your expenses/DIY/get artful?

AM: We’re not large DIYers ourselves, however we’re at all times seeking to stretch our consumer’s greenback! We saved as a lot of the prevailing wooden floors as potential, which saved us an expense. Once we opened up the good room, the eating room was a spot that wanted flooring to match what was already within the house, so we bought inventive and put down flooring in a herringbone sample, which acted like a everlasting rug and melded seamlessly with the encompassing flooring for a cohesive and cost-effective look!

HB: Another memorable particulars?

LL: The supplies of the home are so according to our Pure Salt philosophy—pure supplies with a clear aesthetic—however we had been in a position to method them with a twist to talk to who [the client] is as an eclectic inventive. We married our two types in a recent cool means by in search of out fascinating supplies that pop, just like the poolhouse countertop that could be a pink onyx, or the first tub flooring (a tumbled soapstone and tumbled marble laid in a checked sample). This juxtaposition of conventional meets enjoyable may be seen all through the house, just like the traditional woodwork within the bed room that’s painted with a pop of shade or the brass accents within the majority of the areas for a little bit of glamor and spice.

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