When I think about Newport Beach I think about one thing. Laidback elegance. The kind of beachy style that doesn’t feel forced or overly edited. And when we spotted Erin Graber’s Newport Beach, we knew we had hit the nail on the head. Just make sure to spend some time in the galleries – with photos by the lovely Esther Sun – as there are so many more cool spaces and vignettes!
We really refer to our living room as the Family Room. It’s where we spend most of our time, playing, watching TV, spending quality time together. It’s warm and cozy and reflects the whole family.
A lot of people these days don’t feel a need for a formal dining room, but we love it. We constantly eat meals here together as a family. In the summer it’s even better when we fling the front porch doors open as we dine.
The kitchen is my absolute favorite room in our home. My goal was to create a space filled with a ton of natural light. We added windows behind the hood which really helped my vision come to life.
When we built our home, my husband wanted a long hallway downstairs you could see from the front door so that’s just what he got. The Star pendants I knew we had to use after I noticed them in a home Courtney and Bob Novogratz designed in their book.
The master bedroom has kind of become the centre of our home. The whole family ends up here early in the morning. We love putting on the fireplace and snugling when it’s cold. And, more importantly, we decided not to have a TV in our room – it’s a place of quiet. A place of serenity.
I’ve been blessed with two girls. During both of our pregnancies, my husband and I opted not to find out the sex of our babies. That said, both of the girls’ rooms started out gender neutral. It’s been really fun adding some more girly elements as their personalities emerge!
The backyard happens to be my husband’s territory! Per is request, I picked the furniture, and the front gate which I’m kind of obsessed with, but the rest is all him!
Photography: Esther Sun
Builder: KRS Development | Architect: Keith Ray | Designer: Erin G. Interiors | Furniture and Accessories: Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel, Land of Nod, Here Today, Gone Tomorrow, Gardenology | Pillows and Artwork: Blue Springs Home