Family Home Tour Inspired by Napa
August 21, 2015
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We are no stranger to this gorgeous home. (see the original feature here!) But this tour from MyDomaine is a new take on an already stunning space. Designed by Irene Lovett of Designstiles, it gives cozy pastels and traditional pieces a breath of fresh air. And we promise, one look at the master bath and you will have maje tub envy. See the full tour captured by Sabra Lattos Photography right here.
Interior designer Irene Lovett of Designstiles has a charming and comfortable aesthetic, and her portfolio is full of beautiful spaces that retain a sophisticated feel but are peppered with cozy, rustic details and luxurious accents. So when a young couple needed help transforming their home into a warm abode with California style, they knew just who to call. 
The clients, who both work in real estate and have a keen eye for design, wanted a cohesive home with interiors inspired by their love for Napa and Ojai, California.

To accomplish this, the couple worked with an architect to reconfigure their ’30s ranch-style abode and brought in Lovett to advise on the finish selections, space plans, and of course interior décor. 
In the kitchen, a previously “blah” design was transformed into an open and inviting space for the family to congregate. “The kitchen is the heart of the home, and I love the way it adjoins the family room and breakfast area, making it ideal for family-time hangouts and entertaining,” the designers says.
One of the most successful aspects of this design is how Lovett seamlessly combined pieces with traditional forms and shapes with more contemporary items to give the classic furniture and accessories new life and enable them to feel current. “Traditional pieces should be mixed with contemporary pieces in order for them to feel fresh,” says Lovett when asked for advice on how to pull off this look. “It can also be as simple as swapping out the outdated fabric on a traditional chair with a current pattern to make the piece feel updated. Offsetting items with fun or bold colors helps liven things up as well.”
“My clients wanted the space to feel open and casually relaxed but rich in textiles and mood,” Lovett says. “They wanted to incorporate classic materials like marble and polished nickel finishes but mix them with current brass trends, ethnic rugs, and fresh fabrics.”
“About 70% of the house was down to the studs, so it was pretty much an entire renovation,” Lovett tells us. By combining a soothing pastel color palette with rich metallic details and warm accents, the resulting renovated space is a fresh take on California design.
The biggest change in the home was the reconfiguration of an office, lounge, guestroom, and bathroom into a large master suite encompassing the bedroom, his and her closets, and a spa-like bath.
“The fact that the former narrow guest room turned into a master bathroom and a hallway was built in order to connect this side of the house to the rest of the house still amazes me,” the designer shares. “For a long time, it felt like we were so far from the finish line.”
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