The structure was a small split level Californian ranch style built in 1954.
This was a new construction project in Corona del Mar. The luxury 4-Bedroom home is perched on Buck Gully canyon featuring commanding panoramic Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island views.
We designed the space with our signature Organic Contemporary style. Furthermore, we used lots of real wood, Calacatta marble, volcanic stone and many other natural materials. The finished product is indeed a modern home with newest technologies, high-end furniture and above all, luxurious materials sourced from Italy.
Color scheme is very unbalanced [dark reds and browns versus soft pink]. Therefore, the traditional furniture and the colors doesn’t compliment each other. However, the space has a great potential to look fabulous due to functional floor plan and natural light.
Our goal was to transform the traditional space into dreamy yet modern look with balanced color scheme and details subtly reminiscent of Asia.
We went for soft pastel colors, lots of woods and simplicity that are main part of the zen elements. Hence the name ”Chic Zen”!
We maintained some of the original components of the space, like the soft-arched wall entrances and beautified the room by using minimalist murals with a natural theme. Replacing the French windows and doors with single glass ones was one of the major turns for the room, because the space could show its true colors.
Originally the space had outdated design, lots of dark brown and red tones, no statement piece and windows that made the space look very busy. But luckily, the place had big potential thanks to high ceiling and large space.
Designed around a dramatic and one-of-a kind lighting installation the room took a life of its own. We wanted sophisticated-contemporary yet playful look. To balance colors and textures that blends beautifully with the lighting, we went for black & white style and added bold colors here and there for contrast. As always, we stayed true to our philosophy – ”Organic Contemporary”: so you can see a lot of marble, stone, leather and plants. Check out the photos before to see the difference.
The space has Californian 1980’s ranch design with lots of brown shades and awkward dormer roof. The space was large but poorly planned. It also include 2 separate fireplaces which is unnecessary to have in one room.
The goal was to transform the original Californian 1980’s ranch design into happy, lively and functional space with an exotic theme.
Once we were done, we had to call this project Urban Fairytale for its connection between modern world and nature, both fauna and flora.
The exclusive Giraffe sculpture is a one of a kind lighting statement. For FF&E we went for lots of natural materials like rattan, Calacatta marble, linen, glass, and many others. We kept the color scheme light but contrasted with bright colors. The murals and wood treatments on the walls truly beautified the space, gave it a warm yet fresh feel, and even complimented the original dormer roof. Also instead of 2 separate fireplaces, we redesigned in a single modern see through fireplace. Check out the “before” images at the end of the gallery to see the difference!
Newly reconstructed home by CdM Homes Inc.
The client wanted contemporary design with open space for his new upscale ”5-Bedrooms” investment property in Corona del Mar. The original design from the 1960’s featured a small kitchen in the center of the house. Updating the entire floor plan while staying within the existing footprint was a challenge to say the least.
In addition to an expansive open floor plan we went for clean lines, high-end furniture and light color scheme contrasted by lots of woods and brass. We enlarged the kitchen to the back and made it a through and through open space. The bespoke folding windows and doors connect the landscaped exterior to create a flow thats perfect for entertaining.
When we started the project it had very dated traditional look and style from the early 90’s. It had less than optimal floor plan and available build-able square footage.
We redesigned the traditional look from early 90’s into our signature Organic Contemporary style. In this instance our clients prioritized light color scheme and high quality furniture. The space had originally only 2-Bedrooms due to poor usage of space. We optimized the space and used available additional square footage resulting in a spacious 4-Bedroom with ample light in a contemporary open floor plan. Check out the photos before and after!
In collaboration with CdM homes