How to Rock Not One but Two Pink Sofas in Your Home
Tour a California home that takes family friendly to a whole new level of sophistication.
We've fallen in love with many a pink sofa but never ever have we happened upon a home as elegant as they come and boasting two deliciously pink velvet sitters. Yes, TWO! It's enough to warrant full on home crush; especially when you see the rest of the goods designed by Amanda Barnes Interiors with pretty, pretty photographs by Alyssa Rosenheck. See the full tour right here!
Amanda Barnes Interiors had two goals with this remodel. The first goal was to make the project family friendly. The second task was to give this old 1920s Spanish Revival home a contemporary flair with decor and finishes influenced by traditional Spanish design.
When the client purchased this home, the original charm had been removed in a previous remodel and they wanted to keep it feeling contemporary with just a hint of it's old history.
Many old homes have long hallways and small doorways. To bring in more light and connect the entry space to the rest of the house, we knocked out most of the entry wall and put in an oversized doorway. This allows light to pass through the home from morning until evening and makes the space feel bigger.
We finished the entry with a cow hide which keeps the energy flowing in all directions to adjacent rooms. The hide can also withstand high traffic and of course, kids! A hand poured white cement table with brass finishes to toss everyday items onto completes this room.
The entry floors were initially a bleached wood with carpeted stairs. By putting in new dark stained wood floors throughout the house and painting the walls white, this area was immediately infused with its old charm. The simplicity of the arches with the white walls and dark floors makes for a big statement.
One of the biggest challenges of an old home is how to address the oversized formal living spaces. This living room was no exception. My clients love to entertain. He wanted a place to have a drink with his friends and she wanted a space to entertain.
We divided this room into two sections to achieve their wish list. He got a bar and two oversized leather chairs and she got a more formal seating arrangement with two couches. The room is married by an open seating area in the middle. Mission accomplished.
When presented with an oversized dining room that includes high ceilings and a long entertaining space, there was only one way to go. Together with my clients, we selected a piece of marble that would serve as both a piece of art within the room and as an oversized table top. Constructed with custom stained legs and a steel base (almost as pretty as the marble!), this table can now accommodate up to fourteen people.
To compliment the seating area, I designed a custom seven foot long buffet for them to use while entertaining. This dark and sexy dining room is now perfect for entertaining. With the doors facing the back of the house open, the room can be lit up by the outdoor fireplace in the backyard as well as the fireplace in the adjacent living room.
One of the fastest ways to make your kitchen family friendly is to create a space where you can keep your eyes on your kids playing from all areas of the room. In order to achieve this, our clients agreed to knock out the wall between the kitchen and family room while raising the floor to make both rooms one level.
They also turned the direction of the room from facing the window to facing the family room. Now cooking and playing can happen simultaneously and everyone feels like they are sharing the moment and space with each other.
My clients opted for a timeless white kitchen with floor to ceiling storage and white marble with a proprietary sealer that makes it more durable than a synthetic stone. A paneled wine fridge, two sinks and two dishwashers make this kitchen a dream for entertaining!
When the owners bought the house, this little powder bath was reminiscent of a diner, complete with checkerboard floors and a fluorescent mirror. Hand painted arabesque floor tiles paired with a round cow hide mirror instantly bring this small space back to its Spanish roots.
Creating a small oasis for guests to enjoy is a simple way to show them you appreciate their visit. My clients wanted to keep the space simple and serene so we opted to layer a palette of soft, neutral textures to achieve this.
This bathroom got a complete overhaul. A new arched shower was built and tiles lining the bathroom in a traditional Spanish layout were installed using contemporary materials that matched the rest of the home. This family also needed extra storage space as there were no linen closets in the home. Amanda Barnes Interiors designed this built-in to include oversized drawer space that functions as towel and linen storage just as a closet would. Oil rubbed bronze hardware against the white stone and dark wood infuse old Spanish charm in this new and very functional guest bathroom!
A calm and cozy space with a reading nook was all my clients wanted for their master bedroom. Once again, we opted for a soft palette and layered in neutral textures. A combination of faux fur, leather, distressed metal and resin-cast raffia keep this room interesting and peaceful all at once. A few personal pieces were scattered throughout the room to keep it feeling intimate and relaxed.
The ultimate getaway! This bathroom uses all the same materials found throughout the rest of the home but takes it up a notch.
A crystal chandelier, an oversized soaking tub and steamy shower are taken over the top with the finishes. Faux horn, calcutta marble, and reclaimed wood give this glam bath a little edge and a whole lot of character.
Photography: Alyssa Rosenheck Photography | Design : Amanda Barnes Interiors | Entry Gold Bookshelf Case: Arteriors Home | Entry White Paint : Benjamin Moore Simply White | Entry Light Fixture: Circa Lighting | Living Room Paint Color : Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray | Living Room Mirror: One Kings Lane | Living Room Coffee Table: Arteriors Home | Dining Room Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Deep Space | Dining Room Light Fixture: Robert Abbey | Dining Room Table : Amanda Barnes Interiors | Kitchen Light Fixture: Arteriors Home | Toddler Boys Room Rug: One Kings Lane | Toddler Boys Room Paint: Benjamin Moore Van Deusen Blue | Toddler Boy's Room Prints: The Animal Print Shop | Toddler Boy's Room Fox Blanket: Katy Skelton | Nursery Rug: Anthropologie | Nursery Floor Tile : Tabarka Studio | Nursery Crib: Oeuf | Master Reading Chair: Restoration Hardware | Master Tassel Blanket : La Chance | Kitchen Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Simply White |